Simms recently released their latest wading jacket, the G3 Guide Tactical, as their newest edition to their highly popular G3 Guide series.
We were fortunate to receive an early release of the G3 Guide Tactical this past summer and after ample time to put it through the ringer, we’re happy to report that we think its a huge upgrade from the previous model, so today we thought we’d tell you why.
The G3 Guide series has been a staple for Simms’ high end wading gear for years, and with each new update to the G3 Guide wading jacket, we’ve noticed huge improvements in design. The G3 Guide Tactical is no exception.
When we first got our paws on the G3 Guide Tactical, we were relieved to see that Simms didn’t change some of the things we appreciated about past G3 models. The G3 Guide Tactical still incorporates the same bomb-proof hood design we’ve come to expect from Simms, and is still tailored with the same high-waist design to ride just above the wading belt while wearing waders. Also, like its predecessor, the G3 Guide Tactical doesn’t include ‘pit-zips’ under the arms – something we find to be more of a hindrance than help.
However, after spending some time with it, we were pleasantly surprised to see that some of the design updates included several of our favorite features found in other Simms models of the past such as their Slick Jacket and standard Guide Jacket, the most notable of which are as follows.