Done with Simms

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  1. PT

    PT Physhicist

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    Sorry, my post may have been taken wrong. Everything I've heard about Orvis has been positive and when I've been to their store have always received excellent service. I was only responding to the Simms bashing but this isn't a thread about that company.

    Good luck!
     
  2. Rich Morrison

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    Keep your eye on Cabelas...they have good deals coming and going all the time. I grabbed a pair of the Simms Rivershed waders on there on sale for $199 a few months back...and not in some crazy ass big or small size either. I thought that was a pretty good deal. And so far no leaks - just a good solid set of waders.
     
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    Dan, that's just not true. That may have been the case when you were active in the business, but not last year.
     
  4. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    I had a pair of StreamLine neos. I think I kept AquaSeal in business during that time.
    I still own a pair of vintage Simms neoprenes.
     
  5. bobframe

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    Done with Simms? I can't even get them on.

    What a pant load.

    I disagree with every single thing you said here.

    Problem is some newbie is going to read this rant and believe it. Simms makes fine products and they do a standup job servicing things. Yes, they get premium prices, but they produce a premium product. They are an excellent value.

    No one makes a wader that can't leak...and Simms is no exception. But they are fixable if you tear them and pin holes can be easily detected and fixed with the alcohol test. They come is a wide variety of sizes...their website show 24 different sizes! I've had several pairs and they are durable, comfortable, easy to layer under...great to spend day after day in. My next waders (if I can ever wear these G3's out) will be Simms.
     
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    Where do I call????
     
  7. veilside180sx

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    Leland runs the Orvis Store in Bellevue, WA
     
  8. Jerry Daschofsky

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    OMG guys. All this over a friggin sale? UGH.

    I'm not going to comment much. I'll say first off, no wader is leakproof. Shit happens. Waders can be lemons. Same thing goes with ANYTHING that's manufactured.

    Saying this, I've owned alot of different waders over the years. Including rubber packs (in fact, I STILL have an old pair of old rubber hipboots that still don't leak ;), they're about 25 years old and still get alot of use ROFL). I will say I have a pair of Simms Freestones that I just recently got. I've put about 25 days on them so far, and I'm guessing I only have 5 river days til they start leaking? ;) Seriously, I used them pretty damned hard the last 5 days, including busting brush through some sticker bushes (unfortunately). They're holding up fine. Will they leak? of course. But I RARELY EVER buy top of the line waders. Mostly because I know I'm rough on them and figure I'm gonna have to get another pair soon, and I don't run off to the company to give me a new pair if I'M abusing them.

    So, let's just play nice, and let it go. If you want a deal on a pair of Simms, go see Leland. :) Opinions are like assholes, everyone has one. LOL. And I'm one of the biggest assholes you'll meet. :)
     
  9. veilside180sx

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    My sentiments exactly
     
  10. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

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    Wait a tic? You trying to call me an asshole? ;)
     
  11. veilside180sx

    veilside180sx Active Member

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    Well I think that went w/o saying...lol ;)

    I agree on the other points as well...way to focus on the negative Jerry... :rofl:
     
  12. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

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    Just going with the flow of the thread. LOL
     
  13. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    YUP!
     
  14. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

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    LOL Ed, don't make me park you. I haven't had my turn yet doing it. :)
     
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    Crap, don't do it...I could not handle it...I'm not going on a multi day trip to keep me busy.
     
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