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Spawn Sack

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Re: Simms Rant
« Reply #30 on: December 26, 2017, 07:09:45 PM »

Yup. Same. My G3 is still a sweet jacket, but it does not put a smile on my face when I put it on like it used to - that's for sure!

I have been meaning to post pics but I am having issues with photobucket. Is that was people still use to post pics on this site? Perhaps I'll try and open it with google chrome, not internet explorer (?) :o

I have yet to receive a reply email from Simms. To be fair they are likely closed over the holidays, and have not had a chance to respond.

I decided to fix one of the two issues myself. The patches x2 with magnets that fell off (again). I took a shot that my idea would work, and it seems to have turned out pretty good. First to ensure each magnet stayed in middle of each patch, I placed a tiny spec of aquaseal on each magnet, and glued it to the middle of each patch. Let dry overnight. Then I placed a pea sized dab of aquaseal where each patch goes on the jacket, and carefully pressed down on each patch, being careful to not ooze aquaseal out the sides. Let dry overnight. This would probably have held just fine, but I wanted to be SURE. So I stitched each one on with heavy duty black thread, a few mm in from the edge of the patch. Can't even see the thread.  To be sure the job is 100% waterproof, I applied aquaseal over the thread on the inside of the jacket. Now THAT is how it should have come off the assembly line for a $600 jacket! Obviously they would tape the inside and not use glue, but you know what I mean. The little "press on" sticky patches they use are doomed to fall off. They lasted 2-3 washed when the jacket was new, and just one wash after the jacket was repaired by Simms. Not cool >:(

Simms' terrible Velcro repair job is also going to fall apart I can already tell. The rough side is fine, but the soft side is already shredding again. Not an immediate emergency. When I have enough motivation I'll buy some Velcro from Home Depot or Fabric Land, seam rip off the garbage stuff, and hand stitch some new stuff on.

What also cheeses me off is if you look at the Velcro on the cuffs you can tell it is a totally different grade than the pockets. The cuff stuff is GOOD. No signs of wear. Still grips/sticks awesome. But nope, they couldn't use the same stuff on the pockets, and when the cheap stuff fails they couldn't be bothered to replace it with the good stuff. I guess that would be good customer service and too much to ask.
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Re: Simms Rant
« Reply #31 on: December 26, 2017, 09:18:59 PM »

I've been using imgbb.com to host photos since the old one went down. It was the first result on Google. It works as advertised, I'd recommend it :D
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Re: Simms Rant
« Reply #32 on: December 27, 2017, 09:11:18 PM »

If you bought it locally i would take it back to the shop and ask what they can do to help you out, i had great service at Freds, they replaced my damaged wading jacket on the spot
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Re: Simms Rant
« Reply #33 on: January 03, 2018, 02:13:44 PM »

Any updates on the Simms response? 
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« Reply #34 on: January 03, 2018, 02:40:02 PM »

Nope, no response yet. To be fair they may have been closed over the holidays and are just getting to their emails now. If I don't hear form then by Friday I will try again.

Apologies for not posting any pictures. I will post as soon as I can. My home computer was having issues and is at the computer store getting a tune up. As soon as I have it back I'll get some pics up.
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Re: Simms Rant
« Reply #35 on: January 03, 2018, 02:43:18 PM »

Nope, no response yet. To be fair they may have been closed over the holidays and are just getting to their emails now. If I don't hear form then by Friday I will try again.

Apologies for not posting any pictures. I will post as soon as I can. My home computer was having issues and is at the computer store getting a tune up. As soon as I have it back I'll get some pics up.

Computer having "issues"  ;) the porno sites will do that... So I hear   :P
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Re: Simms Rant
« Reply #36 on: January 03, 2018, 02:47:07 PM »

Computer having "issues"  ;) the porno sites will do that... So I hear   :P

http://fishporn.ca/
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Re: Simms Rant
« Reply #37 on: January 03, 2018, 03:09:20 PM »

lol! It's that Google Earth eating up my RAM - I swear it! ::)
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Re: Simms Rant
« Reply #38 on: January 03, 2018, 03:36:52 PM »

Haven't read all the replys to the original post. Having said that, I would not even think of washing my Simms jacket. Washing seems to destroy garments in my humble opinion.
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Re: Simms Rant
« Reply #39 on: January 03, 2018, 05:05:10 PM »

Sorry man, but your opinion contradicts the care instructions right from Simms, and contradicts the general care instructions for all gortex garments.

If you read a page or so back, Shinny gave a good explanation on why Gortex needs to be kept clean to perform optimally.

I suppose if you don't sweat in your fishing jacket, and don't get it dirty, there is no reason to wash it. However for those of us, like me, that do sweat in their jacket, and do get their jacket dirty from fish, bait, slipping and falling in the mud, and so on then the only way to keep the jacket performing well (beading water and breathing) is to WASH the damn thing. A front load washer with a gortex purposed detergent (I use Nikwax Techwash) should not harm the garment one bit. On the contrary, it is "good for it."

My "around town" MEC gortex jacket is over 10 years old, has probably been washed and dried 20-25 times, and looks and performs like new. Can't say the same for my G3 jacket.

 
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Re: Simms Rant
« Reply #40 on: January 03, 2018, 06:33:02 PM »


My "around town" MEC gortex jacket is over 10 years old, has probably been washed and dried 20-25 times, and looks and performs like new. Can't say the same for my G3 jacket.

 
So why donít you wear your MEC jacket fishing then? Or buy another one for fishing if it is so good?
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Re: Simms Rant
« Reply #41 on: January 04, 2018, 09:52:16 AM »

So why donít you wear your MEC jacket fishing then? Or buy another one for fishing if it is so good?
Regular rain jackets are too long. They drag in the water, get caught on stuff, etc.
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Re: Simms Rant
« Reply #42 on: January 04, 2018, 08:07:24 PM »

So why donít you wear your MEC jacket fishing then? Or buy another one for fishing if it is so good?

Why not? The short answer - pockets. Fishing/wading jackets have pockets designed for fishing gear. The G3 jacket has enormous front cargo pockets, and an enormous pocket built into the back of the jacket. The jacket also has other thoughtful accessories designed for fishing, such as the built in retractors for your nippers and scissors.

Although the MEC jacket is built better, the pockets are not designed to hold fishing gear. I had to carry a small backpack when wearing the MEC jacket, I simply could not fit all my crap in the small pockets.

Yes I realize I could wear a fishing vest over a minimalist gortex jacket. Unfortunately I don't like wearing a vest. I find them quite uncomfortable. I have one and wore it for a year or so, not for me. I prefer to carry stuff I access frequently (bait, etc) in my jacket, and the rest of my tackle in a small hip pack. Works for me.   

I have still not received an email reply from Simms. It's been two weeks. Not impressed.
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Re: Simms Rant
« Reply #43 on: January 04, 2018, 08:55:59 PM »

I wouldn't never consider washing my Simms G4 waders or Simms jacket. IMO the washer ruins garments. My Simms coat is new, but my waders are 4 or 5 yrs old and in great condition. They get washed when I'm standing in the flow balls deep!
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Re: Simms Rant
« Reply #44 on: January 04, 2018, 09:00:30 PM »

I wouldn't never consider washing my Simms G4 waders or Simms jacket. IMO the washer ruins garments. My Simms coat is new, but my waders are 4 or 5 yrs old and in great condition. They get washed when I'm standing in the flow balls deep!

Ya, No point  following the washing and care instructions put forth by Simms right.  ::) old school...

I hand wash my waders as instructed by hand. Never an issue.
https://repair.simmsfishing.com/za/SIM?PAGE=ABOUT_REPAIRS

https://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=%23&ved=0ahUKEwiBu5y6hcDYAhVJzmMKHQ8OAuIQwqsBCEowBA&usg=AOvVaw0VTJzWxrN8ZFOD4xbU2nov

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