Keep out the cold or driving rain when you escape to the river in unpredictable weather. Simms' Freestone Jacket locks the elements out with breathable three-layer Toray fabric, so you stay comfortable while patiently waiting to hook a monster. Fully taped waterproof seams and a stow-away hood offer reinforcement against the storm, and an anti-catch internal cuff keeps you from snagging as you navigate the low-hanging trees. Two storage pockets provide plenty of safe keeping for your essential gear.
Waterproof nylon jacket with fully taped seams paired with PrimaLoft® Insulation to maintain fishing mobility while offering significant warmth
3-point adjustable fully insulated storm hood, with ice pick secure loops on back neck and reflective logos for safety
Center-front zipper with waterproof storm flap
Zippered chest pocket with removable sunglass chamois and interior zippered pocket for essentials
Zippered handwarmer pockets with adjustable waist cinch located inside
Articulated sleeves with abrasion resistant elbow panels and adjustable cuff
Cinchable waistline and kill switch D-loop for use when running to the honey hole
Fabric Tech: Shell: 100% nylon 2-layer Toray® w/ DWR; Lining: 74 gsm 50D 100% polyester w/ DWR; Insulation: Primaloft® Rise 120g in body / 100g in sleeves
I bought the Challenger Insulated Jacket and Bibs on the recommendation from a coworker. Sure glad I did. Keeps you warm on those cold mornings on the water. Worth every penny. Definitely would recommend this product.
Bought for my son as a birthday present. Here is his comment: I would give them the maximum stars. The only thing I would recommend is to incorporate some kind of pocket at the base of the Jacket to conceal the ends of the elastic tightening cord. The ends currently dangle when I tighten the base of the jacket.
I have the M rain suit (jacket and bibs) and they fit perfect. The insulated gear run large and feel bulky which surprised me. I'll have to return and try the S hoping it fits. Bought for spring and fall fishing on cold windy days in Northern MN.
The jacket is amazing. I have been wearing it for daily use over my more expensive Patagonia jacket. It's way warmer and keeps the wind off you on these sub zero days. Handles weekends out ice fishing perfectly. It does run a bit big but it's been well worth the purchase.
I could not be more pleased with this jacket. I had been considering a new jacket for ice fishing for several years. I'm sorry I waited so long. I've finally gotten out on the ice here in lower Michigan recently. The jacket is surprisingly light weight for how warm it is. I've been out in sleet at snow and have remained dry. I am 6'3" 265lbs an XXL fit perfectly. I was concerned it was slightly big out of the box. When adding bibs and a sweatshirt underneath I realized I picked the right size. The draw strings are nice to snug it up if needed. If you're on the fence like I was, don't wait. You will not be disappointed.
Light, warm and nice materials. It does run large. Had to return an XL which is my size in all the other ice fishing jackets. I’m 6’2” 210lbs and a large is plenty, plenty long still. Room for a lighter jacket underneath no problem still. Lacking some features of other jackets at this price such as magnetic zipper cover. I haven’t tested in wet conditions yet but materials seem very nice. I’m an XL in the Simms midcurrent jacket which I run under this one when ice fishing. I got it on a special sale, not sure I’d pay the retail $300 for it but it is very nice.
So far wore the jacket twice fishing up North in Minnesota.. The weather drizzled rain for about two hours one morning and kept me completely dry. Jacket also kept you warm traveling across open water for a good 16 miles in a tiller boat. (Leech Lake, Mn). Looking forward to October fishing in Minnesota. Plenty of room to dress in layers underneath jacket..
This is a great jacket. Waterproof material and insulated with Primaloft.. What I like about this jacket is that it is spacious and light. The extended collar proves great protection from the cold. Riding in an open boat as the passenger is no problem with respect to cold air and wind.This is a jacket I will wear while snowblowing my driveway. When you put this jacket on it feels wonderful.