I bought these for my dad a year ago. I also purchases the matching jacket that goes with it.
Let me just say this, these are by far the best products I've ever purchased. My dad always enjoys watching Bassmasters and the Elite Series fishing, they're always wearing Simms products so i wanted to get him something he would like. He is in LOVE with them. Wherever we go, hunting/fishing he always has them with him. They are waterproof, warm, durable, and light weight. I was very hesitant on buying these due to the price, but they are 100% worth it. The only thing I would change about them is adding more pockets. But that is just me. 10/10 will purchase from Simms again.
I use them on my 21 ft CC fishing offshore in San Diego & Mexico. If you have ever fished 30 miles offshore in the CC boat you know you're going to get wet and cold on the ride back to the barn. These do a great job of keeping me warm and dry. I have used them on 5 trips so far and already have a rip in them. I hope they don't fall part but only time will tell.
These bibs are the s@*t. I was finally able to put them to good use day before yesterday. Got caught in a torrential downpour for an hour and some change. Plus rain off and on for the rest of the day and stayed bone dry all day. In my opinion these are the best bang for your buck. The only thing I would do different is make the hand pockets on the chest deeper to allow a phone or remote to fit in without falling out or add a pocket on the inside for your phone or whatever else you’d want to put there. But overall, I love them. If your thinking about buying them, do it. You won’t be disappointed .
I run a small center console boat off the coast of Rhode Island fishing. These bibs and the matching jacket are proving to be excellent at keeping me dry and cool even on hot days where I'm catching spray but don't want to get wet. One review I read stated that they ran small. So I ordered XXL. They turned out to be way too big. XL for both my jacket and bibs fit perfectly! This gear is well made like all Simms products I own and I expect are going to serve me well for many years.
5'10 210 lbs large is perfect. Had an XL and it was to big in front. You forget about the rain and let's you focus on the fishing. COuld care less if it rains now or not. I actually like it becuase less people out. Superior product/ WIll not need rain gear for a long long time.
The challenger bibs and jacket were my indoctrine into the Simms family. So far, extremely impressed with the fit and function of both. I do wish the velcro on the legs were a little longer around the bottom. For us short stout guys, having to get the correct size with a 33" inseam is a bit cumbersome. The longer velcro would allow to cinch up the bottom so the legs wouldn't extend past my feet when wearing flip flops or barefoot as i like to fish.