Top-of-the-line weather protection for serious anglers.

Sure Montana winters are bitter, but the fish still bite, which is why Simms designed the guide-tough Men's Slick Jacket. The top-of-the-line Gore-Tex Pro Shell fabric supplies guaranteed waterproof and breathable protection while a generous amount of fabric stretch allows you to cast and move with utmost freedom. Even better, the massive chest pockets will stow a 6-pack of fly boxes.

  • Three-layer Gore-Tex Pro Shell fabric technology provides guaranteed waterproof and breathable protection
  • Regular cut with generous fabric stretch allows you to cast and move comfortably
  • Full-length water-resistant front zipper keeps wet weather out
  • Storm hood features three-point adjustment for a snug fit
  • Adjustable cuffs seal around wrists to keep weather out
  • Dual drawcord hem adjusts for a snug fit
  • Two large chest pockets allow you to stow a "6-pack" of fly boxes
  • Two large front pockets warm up cold hands and have interior pass-through zips that allow you to access the inside of the jacket
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Surprised... By How Much I Needed This

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: Medium

Sometimes you never know what you've got... until you use it! I've been looking at fishing rain jackets for the past month as the Utah fly fishing season gets underway as far as I'™m concerned... (I haven't fished in the snow yet). I saw the price drop on this one, so with the Simms name and Gore-Tex Pro fabric... it had my attention. I found it for even less than the discount offered on another website, so they price-matched and I was feeling fantastic... without even using the jacket yet.

I picked it up at the SLC retail store/warehouse and tried it on. The medium fits a little big and baggy, but as a through-and-through size MEDIUM wearer, I was considering swapping it for a SMALL. However, the only small was in the Virginia warehouse and I did not have the patience to wait. I felt that the Medium bagginess was acceptable and maybe even more practical since I would definitely have full range-of-motion for casting. I also had no clue how my waders and other base/mid layers I would be wearing would fill the jacket out.

I am thrilled. Two days ago I wore the Slick jacket up to a favorite local lake to find some Bonneville Cutthroat Trout. It was overcast, 40ish degrees, and raining on and off. For 4 hours I stayed dry and as comfortable as I could possibly be. With a light base layer and long sleeve Simms Stone Cold shirt underneath, it was perfect. I would have been comfortable in both slightly higher and lower temps. I had no condensation or humidity build-up inside the jacket... If temps had been in the 20's or lower I would have thrown on a Patagonia R1 fleece layer.

The best feature is the toughness of the Simms Gore-Tex fabric used. I admit that I let a little too much line out while hucking streamers in the strong winds and I consequently smacked myself in both my back... and the back of my head a couple of times with my hood up. There was no damage or hook snags on the jacket, which was reassuring... it allowed me to look past my carelessness and focus on controllable, consistent casting. Big ole' Bonneville Cutthroats followed. If I had snagged myself in my back or head through the jacket with weighted streamers... My day would have surely ended early and fishless. Alas, it did not.

I was considering returning the jacket after one use... if I found it unnecessary... but I now feel it is a critical piece of my gear.

It's temperature regulating shield against both the elements and your own flies. From someone who is trying to learn/fish more... I appreciate this piece of gear and didn't know what I'd found until I used it!

Surprised... By How Much I Needed This

Best yet

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

Third Simms raincoat over the years, this is by far the best one yet. No cuff straps, great hood, good pockets, fits right.

Gore-Tx Pro - This is it!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: L

The main reason I looked at this jacket was that it had the Gore-Tex Pro material - 3 layers - Yes there are other materials out there and they are good. I have had a few of each, and they are generally decent. I had just never sprung for the pro material till now. The fit and style of this jacket will serve me on multiple front's! It is made and tailored for me to Fly fish! It looks good enough to grab and go to dinner with the beautiful wife! I can roll up the hood and stash it in the collar. I can wear it as the best wind shear out there when standing in a field watching the kids lacrosse games in sub temperature here in Chicago. Last wear was during an entire weekend of upper teens and 20+mph winds with snow,sleet and rain. This was worn with my kinetic jacket underneath. Perfect to keep warm and dry all weekend!
Recommend this to anyone that has the spare change to snag it! I think it is just a little large running. I ordered the XL expecting to need it for layering. It is a generous size, so I returned it for a L and all is good, even when layering.

Simms Slick Jacket - Men's

Best outer layer!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

This jacket is one of the best pieces of outerwear that I own. The jacket has many features that it set it apart from other jackets that I used to fish with.

The primary reason I purchased this coat was for the GORE TEX material. I am very impressed by the GORE TEX material as it is very breathable but also blocks wind, rain, and snow. I fish primarily in Wyoming and Colorado where the weather changes rapidly and this GORE Tex fabric is great in all of the conditions I fish. Another plus to having this weather proof outerlayer is I can reduce my underneath layering allowing me to be less bulky when fishing which is a huge plus for hiking, casting, and my overall fishing experience.

As for the features of the coat that I am impressed with I am really happy with the pockets. The two huge front pockets take the place of a vest or a waist pack now. I can fist most any fly box I would want into the pockets and still have room for spare spools, leaders, tippets, and my camera. Having your gear inside the jacket compared to outside the jacket on a vest has been a huge plus as I do not have anything to get hung up on when rowing a drift boat or when casting. Another feature I have liked are the cuffs in the sleeves. I have never given these much thought but the sleeve design prevents water from flowing down your arm when your hands are wet. This has been great after releasing fish on a cold day.

I have am really pleased with the performance of this jacket and look forward to many upcoming seasons with it. I review fishing gear for GORE and can tell you this jacket is worth the cost.