Simms G4 Wading
I have a terrible back. I’m
not sure if it’s the years of wrestling
or just me getting old. And it is absolutely
killing me today because we unpacked a
huge shipment of Simms gear yesterday.
We spent at least 3 hours hunched over,
emptying boxes, tearing plastic wrapping,
and scanning in new items. BUT, we got
a whole bunch of new stuff that I’ve
been excited to see. One of those new
items is the Simms G4 Guide Boot.
I have to be honest here
and say that I’m not a big boots
and waders guy. I care way more about
rods, reels, lines, and all that jazz.
But it is definitely cool to be seeing
the new technologies that Simms has been
employing in their rubber-soled boots.
First and foremost, the
G4 Boot is a tank. It is solid, well-built,
and sturdy. You sacrifice some weight
in this regard but the end result is a
boot that is built to last. The G4 offers
a molded toe and heel which combats a
collapse in the toe area of the boot.
It not only gives you a longer-lasting
boot but also a better-fitting boot. The
lacing system incorporates roller guide
that eliminate friction. No more torn
laces! Laces were always the first thing
to go for me as I would really crank down
on them to tighten my boots.
Simms really hit the mark
by reducing the amount of exposed stitching
on this boot. While most boot companies
are focusing on eliminating the problem
of carrying things like didymo by simply
switching from felt soles to rubber soles,
Simms has taken it a step further by drastically
reducing the amount of exposed stitching
that pests like didymo can latch on to.
This is one of those things that I would
normally take for granted but with the
current trends of river protection being
what they are, this is huge in my book.
I know what the big argument
will be over these boots. People are going
to remark on their weight. Yes, they are
heavy. But in return for that weight you’re
getting technology that not only benefits
you and your comfort level while fishing,
but also protects your homewaters at the
same time. That’s a tough thing
to beat, regardless of how light your
current boot may be. Attach a few of Simms’
studs to this boot and you’re set
to go…..for a long time.
here to view the Simms G4 Wading Boot