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Apparel Review

Going Rogue, Simms Hoody Style

Date: 1/13/13
Tackle type: Apparel
Manufacturer: Simms
Reviewer: Zander

Total Score: 8.16 - GREAT

Introduction: Is there a class of fishing garment that Simms doesn’t make these days? From foul weather gear to solar shirts it seems like the company has taken the fishing world by storm. One garment that seems to be a staple among bass anglers is the good old fashioned “hoody,” and while Simms does have traditional cotton based pullover hoodies, it is no surprise that they have introduced a premium technical version as well. Meet the Rogue Hoody, a new take on an old favorite.


Simms Rogue Hoody Specifications

Material Polyester Soft-shell fabric
Sizes Medium through 2Xtra Large
Colors Black, Simms Camo, Cinder Catch Print, Coal
Features Fleece lined, full center front zipper, hand warmer pockets, fly box compatible zippered chest pocket with cordport, rib cuffs and waits, ergonomic drawcord hood
Origin Imported from China
MSRP $89.99 - $99.99


Keiko sports the Simms Rogue Hoody in Camo Pattern

Impressions: Most people associate Simms with fishing garments but the company’s apparel is often stylish enough that even those who do not have the “bug” would be willing to sport one of these pieces just to walk around town. While there are a lot of Simms garments that are designed with a specific fishing application in mind there are also many choices in the company’s sportswear collection that possess broader appeal. These garments range from pants and surf shorts to graphic tees and hoodies. When it comes to hoodies Simms has a few choices including standard silkscreened pullovers to more technical garments like the Rogue Fleece Hoody.

This hoody features a full zip down the center

 The Rogue is the only hoody that Simms offers which features a full center front zipper design and is constructed out of a 100% Polyester soft-shell fabric. Because Simms employs this outer polyester shell it also can get very creative with the patterns that it is able to offer. More traditional patterns include coal and black, and anglers looking for something with a little more personality can select the modern looking Camo pattern. The Camo pattern is one of my favorite and is a Simms take on camouflage, featuring a break up pattern that weaves in some of the company’s own logos into a very practical garment. If you are a backcountry angler and desire stealth then this is the pattern for you.

There is a zippered chest pocket which can accommodate a fly box or an iPod

In terms of comfort this hoody is among the fastest to put on with the center zip design, and the fleece liner provides a soft and comfortable surface against layered clothing or the skin on your arms. Keiko absolutely loved this particular garment, so much so that we almost didn’t get it back to complete our field tests.

The Camo and Coal patterns side by side


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