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Fight back against harsh weather.
A quick glance out the window tells you that today's weather conditions won't be pleasant, but at least you're prepared with the Simms Men's Challenger Jacket. Its Toray fabric repels rain and keeps icy gusts at bay, while still offering breathability so you don't get soaked with sweat when you're hiking to your secret spot. Duck inside the three-point adjustable storm hood when the rain is pelting down, or stow it in the collar when skies are clear. Either way, stormy weather won't be so challenging when you're in the Challenger.
- Serious protection for fishing in wet weather
- Two-layer waterproof and breathable Toray shell
- Three-point adjustable storm hood stows in collar
- Adjustable hem and cuffs seal out elements
- Dual kill-switch anchor points add safety
- Fleece-lined pockets revive cold fingers
- Simms is proudly based in Bozeman, Montana
- Q & A
Perfect for a wet cold day on the river
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: XL
The Challenger jacket is the perfect fishing jacket that won't break the bank. Great price point on this jacket makes it more affordable to the masses than its Pro Dry Simm's counterparts. The biggest difference being that the higher end gear is make with GoreTex and the Challenger uses Simm's proprietary waterproof/breathable membrane (Toray 2 layer).
I really like the fabric of this jacket, it is soft and supple against your skin and quiet so those spooky fish can't hear you coming. The oversize fleece lined collar is great for keeping out the elements as is the highly adjustable hood. Will fit over pretty much anything you would have on your dome while out on the river.
The Challenger is a slightly longer cut than standard . I usually wear an XL and that is what I got here and it fits great. A little on the large side but I think that is to be expected as these are probably going over top of your waders.
Something to note as that this is really more of a rain jacket than a wading jacket as there are no fly box compatible pockets like on the higher end models from Simms.