Thursday, January 12, 2012

Made in Montana

A few months ago I had an opportunity to take a tour of the Simms production facility here in Bozeman, Montana. It was interesting to see just how the waders that I wear are made - from start to finish - and to meet some of the folks who are a part of that process. The purpose of the tour was to familiarize myself with the company in order to write this article for Montana Sporting Journal. It seems like a great place to work and the company's employees definitely have an appreciation for the fact that they're creating some of the world's best waders. As one employee said to me, "It beats producing widgets." Yes, yes it does... keep up the good work!

A fresh batch of G4Z waders... it doesn't get any better than these!
Clay meticulously cutting Gore-Tex material. His margin of error? Miniscule. 
It's all done in Bozeman... cutting, sewing, taping, attachments, you name it.
The fishing report board... it's legit. Simms waders are made for anglers, by anglers.


  1. They make the best, for sure when I need a new pair of waders Simms is all I even consider. Any repairs that I ever need made are taken care of quickly. It would be a sweet place to work.

  2. thats pretty impressive! You can see why they carry the top end price tag with all the detail which goes into there production

  3. Tony - When it comes to spending hard earned money on full retail gear, it definitely pays off to buy the best.

    FTCo - The attention to detail and quality control is very impressive. As is the fact that they're made entirely in the USA!

  4. I know they build nice products, but, man, I just can't see dropping $500 on a pair of waders.

  5. Patrick - Yeah, I can understand your mentality... the G Series waders are an investment. You have to fish a lot to justify spending that kind of money. They're the best though and their durability will probably save you money in the long run. They offer a model named the Headwaters that is 3-layer Gore-Tex, and Bozeman made, for $300... one of the best bang for the buck deals around.