Anyone who’s ever pulled up to the Flamingo boat ramp before the sun came up, fished the Tamiami Trail around dusk, or got too close to certain keys and islands knows that swarms of mosquitoes and no-see-ums can drop morale in seconds. The fly line eating ingredients and nauseating odor of bug spray may have been a necessary evil, until now. Simms’s obsession with protecting anglers from whatever nature throws at them has lead to the unveiling of the new Simms BugStopper line of apparel in the new Simms Spring 2016 Collection.
Each Simms BugStopper piece of gear is treated with swarm-stymieing InsectShield Technology which thwarts insects on contact. InsectShield Technology involves binding an odorless proprietary insect-repelling permethrin formula to the fabric fibers. InsectShield Technology lasts the expected lifetime of the garment and has been proven to repel mosquitoes, ticks, ants, flies, chiggers, and no-see-ums. In addition to bug protection, the BugStopper line also wields superior sun protection from UPF20 to UPF50 depending on the garment.
Simms BugStopper Sungaiter
Powered by Simms Insect Shield UPF50 SolarFlex stretch fabric, the Simms BugStopper Sungaiter makes sure the only things biting are the fish. Lightweight & quick-drying, the laser-cut breathing holes on the front help with ventilation to keep you cool and prevent sunglass fogging. The BugStopper Sungaiter keeps your neck protected with a longer cape and a taller fit that slides securely over the back of your fishing hat. [Shop Now]
Simms BugStopper LS Shirt
The UPF30 Simms BugStopper LS Shirt uses InsectShield Technology to make sure the only things biting are the fish. Quick-drying and moisture-wicking, the made-for-fishing BugStopper LS Shirt also features two fly box compatible zip-secure chest pockets, articulated elbow for enhanced casting mobility, and a sunglass cleaning chamois inside the bottom hem. [Shop Now]
Simms BugStopper LS Tech Tee
The UPF20 Simms BugStopper LS Tech Tee is constructed from a moisture-wicking, antimicrobial DriRelease fabric blend and treated with swarm-stymieing Bu InsectShield technology to make sure the only things biting are the fish. The BugStopper LS Tech Tee is cut with mobility enhancing articulation, and comfortable off-shoulder seaming for comfort and freedom of movement on the water. [Shop Now]
Simms BugStopper SunGlove
Made from UPF50 SolarFlex fabric with InsectShield Technology the Simms BugStopper SunGlove makes sure the only thing biting is the fish. Extended index and middle finger construction offer protection from fly line strip burn. Added length at the wrist offers more coverage and pairing snaps are a convenient solution to glove loss. [Shop Now]
Simms BugStopper Pant
The UPF50 Simms BugStopper Pant uses Simms’ InsectShield Technology to make sure the only things biting are the fish. Moisture wicking and anti-order, the BugStopper Pants are ideal for all backcountry adventures. The articulated knees and an adjustable waist offer superior freedom of movement on the water. Welted, zip-secure thigh, cell, and slash hand pockets deliver storage solutions with peace-of-mind.
For revolutionary abrasion-resistance, the BugStopper Pant wields self-fabric overlays at hand pockets. [Shop Now]
Along with the new BugStopper gear, the Simms Spring 2016 Collection includes new saltwater wading boots, super fishy t-shirts, technical fishing shorts and new colors/styles of the performance sportswear we’ve all come to love.