Designed as a wader that “won’t break the bank,” the Simms Freestone Wader offers many of the same quality design features found in other Simms waders. Simms has realized that the ultimate, “bomb-proof” wader such as the G4Z may be a little over-kill for the fisherman who only fishes a handful of times each year. As a result, the Freestone Wader series was born. With the design concept conceived right here in Bozeman, MT, and the addition of the 4-Layer Toray QuadraLam fabric, the Freestone Wader provides the angler with the durability and breathability they are looking for, but at a price much easier to swallow compared to it’s GORE-TEX Made-in-USA relatives.
- The Freestone waders utilize a waterproof, breathable 4-Layer material called Toray QuadraLam. This is a material that, unlike the Simms GORE-TEX, is produced overseas. Toray, as its commonly called, is a material that is found in many other waders in the fly-fishing industry. The use of this material allows Simms to achieve many of the same characteristics of a durable, waterproof, yet breathable, GORE-TEX wader, but at a reduced price. While the material used in the Freestone wader may be the same as some of the other companies, the design, production, and careful inspection of each wader that comes through the door is what sets Simms apart from the others.
- The Freestone waders start by using the Simms exclusive Anatomically Engineered 4mm Neoprene Feet using the finest compressed neoprene available. These are the same Neoprene Feet that are found through out the entire lineup of Simms waders.
- The Freestone waders feature the Center Front Seam Technology. This is another great feature that is found across the board in all of Simms' Waders. This technology reduces the stress on the inner leg section of the wader that is brought on by walking, and allows for more leg articulation. This seam improves the comfort of the wader while drastically improving durability.
- The Freestone waders also feature items to help out the unorganized angler in all of us. These include the flip out “Tippet Tender” pocket and front chest area boasting both a drop-in, Velcro-sealed pocket, and fleece-lined, reach-through hand warmer pockets.
-The Freestone waders feature the male/female strap configuration, found on all Simms waders, allowing for easy conversion from a chest to waist high wader. Simply unclip the suspenders, roll down the waders to waist level, and clip the left and the right suspender together, effectively creating a belt to hold up the waders.
For reference, please refer to the Simms Freestone Wader Size Chart for proper fitting.