Winter mornings spent steelheading are one of life's rare pleasures, if you're dressed well. As the folks at Simms know, that's a pretty big if. With the Patagonia Bulkley River Pants, you get to skip the ball-numbing changing session on the tailgate when you go from street-clothes to long underwear and then waders. A simple answer for every winter fishing trip, the Patagonia Bulkley River Pants features a cut that fits as well with hiking boots as it does inside a stockingfoot.
Steelhead, salmon, trout ... they aren’t called “coldwater” fish for nothing. But our Bulkley River Pants, the ultimate under-wader warm fuzzies, keep you fishing through the chill in comfort. Made of polyester double-sided fleece for warmth in extreme cold, they fit like your favorite pair of sweatpants, layer easily and provide an almost guilt-inducing level of coziness between waders and baselayer. An elasticized waist with tipped drawcord and tricot-lined pockets – two in front with security snaps and one on the right hip with a horizontal zipper – complete the package for maximum comfort and convenience.
Leland on the Patagonia Bulkley River Pants
100% Nylon shell fabric with COR 3™ technology and Durapel Plus finish; 100% Polyester fleece lining
Hand warmer pockets
Left leg cargo pocket
Textured fleece lining
Hook & loop adjustable cuff
Zippered back pocket
Partial elastic waist with zip fly & button closure
Knee articulation for ease of movement
COLDWEATHER PANTS RULE!!
3/2/2013 2:59 pm
st review cons... "not enough room to pull pants over boots". Who puts their boots on first then their pants? Really!?, not enough room to put your wading boots through the legs as you pull them up? These pants are awesome with an adjustable cuff. Nice fit and perfect length. Very warm and comfortable. Own more than one pair. If you are a serious fly fisherman you need these pants when the water temps are low. Nice pants to wear after a day on the water. perfect for the lodge.
3/2/2013 2:58 pm
I used these pants everyday while fishing for steelhead on the Salmon River, NY. The weather was a bit nasty (wet & cold) the first three days. I can tell you that these pants not only kept me warm and dry but they are as comfortable as my favorite sweat pants. I like the cargo pocket on the left side. The exterior does a nice job of repelling water and cuts the wind. Inside the pants have a ribbed fleece lining which kept me warm while wading in 40 degree water in my breathable Simms waders which I also would not hesitate to recommend. I have a 36" waist and found the XL to large in the waist, but, the length of the legs are dead on. Also, Simms provided velcro on the cuff to cinch up the pant leg so the pants don't ride up when putting your waders (great idea Simms). These pants are very durable and will last many years with proper care. My 3 fishing buddies who were with me last week wore sweats and dungarees under their waders, but, are buying these pants before their next trip for steelhead. OH yeah, I'm getting another pair too. Thanks Simms for another excellent, quality product!
3/2/2013 2:57 pm
These are the pants! They are warm, comfortable and true to size in the waist. The legs seem a little short but they will be perfect for wearing under waders. I think that I'll even order another pair to wear around in the other color. Great job Simms.