Techy Thursday - Simms Midlayer Clothing

By Chris Dore 04/04/2019
 

Frosty river flats fly fishing

Following a big autumn storm the temperatures usually plummet and we are now finding ourselves reaching for our warmer attire. The problem with choosing late season layers is that the mornings usually begin cold, often frosty before opening out into a pleasant, bluebird day. The issue with just ‘toughing out’ the first few hours is that if the temperatures don’t rise or an unexpected southerly breezes in, you could be teeth chattering all day. Dress too warm and you’re cooking by smoko and who has the pack space to discard bulky midlayers, right?

Now I’m a huge fan of technology and the latest and greatest as long as it brings something new and worthwhile to the table, and benefits my personal comfort, fishing pleasure and that of my clients. This autumn the new Simms Midlayer Fleece Pants and Top are just that. Using a grid fleece design, the Midlayer Fleece offers surprising warmth without the associated bulk, and so can be easily removed and stashed in the pack once the sun sits high.

The smooth finish allows waders and additional upper layers to slide on without bunching or twisting, and the anti-odor and abrasion resistant fabric keeps you wearing these in comfort for longer.

Here’s what Simms says:

Simms Fleece Midlayer Bottom

Fleece Midlayer Bottom

Short days and icy waters are part of the winter wading experience, but dedicated winter anglers are rewarded with dramatic light and solitude on the water. Our men's Fleece Midlayer Bottom sets you up for reliable warmth inside your waders on the coldest days. A grid-fleece interior traps heat next to your body without adding bulk or limiting your range of motion. A front zip offers easy access when nature calls. Tapered lower legs integrate easily with boots and waders.

Features

•             Abrasion and odor-resistant fabric

•             Grid-fleece interior

•             Tapered lower leg for wader integration

•             Button- and zip-fly with integrated belt make them easy to wear on their own

•             Hand-warmer pockets

•             FABRIC TECH: Body: 95% polyester / 5% spandex

 

Simms Fleece Midlayer Top

Fleece Midlayer Top

Little compares to the solitude of a winter day on the water, especially if you are prepared for the cold. Our men's Fleece Midlayer Top adds warmth on its own or can be layered under your favourite jacket. The grid-fleece interior traps heat next to your body without adding bulk or limiting your range of motion, and a smooth exterior makes for easy layering.

Features

•             Abrasion and odor-resistant fabric

•             Grid-fleece interior

•             Zippered chest pocket

•             Patterning promotes ease of movement

•             FABRIC TECH: Body: 95% polyester / 5% spandex