Techy Thursday - Packing the puff

Winter's here and your old trusty puffer just ain't what it used to be? Check out these new offerings from Simms:

Fall Run Jacket

Perfect for those cooler mornings that you know will warm up quick, or as the sun drops late in the day. Light, toastie warm and totally packable for when the day warms up. As a guide, I keep a Fall Run jacket inside a ziplock bag in my pack as emergency clothing in the case of my client getting wet / hypothermic etc. The water resistant, Primaloft gold synthetic insulation stays warm while wet and has people dry and toastie in no time. Also a stylish crossover / about town light weight puff for anytime wear.

  • PrimaLoft® Gold insulation maintains 96% of its warmth when wet & provides the highest warmth-to-weight ratio available
  • Low-profile/high-performance insulation optimized to fit under waders or rain shell
  • Packable
  • Tricot-lined hand-warmer pockets; zippered vertical chest pocket
  • Dual draw-cord adjustable bottom hem

FABRIC TECH: 100% nylon, DWR treated, micro rip-stop face, 20d; PrimaLoft® Gold insulation, 60g/body, 40g/sleeves

APPROX. WEIGHT: 11.5 oz./325g


COLLECTION: Insulation

Downstream Jacket

Now this is the big boy of insulation. DWR treated 750 fill goosedown provides the heat to your core while 20% primaloft gold adds added protection in the wet. 100% quick-dry synthetic primaloft used in the areas proned to get wet (lower sleeves, shoulders and hood) and Pertex Endurance 30D shell fabric to help shed water and keep things breathable. Not only is this a great winter jacket on the river but a pretty stylish cut, making the perfect crossover for an around town puff when you're not on the water.

  • DWR treated down blended with Primaloft Gold synthetic insulation offers the ultimate high loft insulation engineered for wet weather performance.
  • Body mapped 100% high loft synthetic insulation strategically placed in lower sleeves and hood.
  • 3-point adjustable storm hood

FABRIC TECH: Face fabric: Pertex Endurance 30D - 100% nylon with waterproof / windproof coating, 20D rip stop lining - 100% polyester. Body: Primaloft Gold down blend - DWR treated - 750 fill power equivalent; Cuffs / Hood: Primaloft Gold 170 g/m2

APPROX. WEIGHT: 24.4oz / 748g


No need to be cold on the river, on the hill or at the local kids rugby game this winter. Available now from your Simms Retailer.