As kids we dreamed of Disneyland, “the happiest place on earth.” But since discovering the Bulkley, we’ve found a new source for supernatural smiles. Simms’ Bulkley jacket combines a GORE-TEX® 2-layer shell, with the innovative all-weather insulation of PrimaLoft® One technology. River-inspired features include corrosion-fighting Nylon YKK® zippers and sliders, super-sized chest and fleece lined hand-warmer pockets, and the water-resistant convenience of easy-cinch cuffs.
Simms Bulkley Jacket
GORE-TEX® 2-layer shell with PrimaLoft® One insulation - 100g in body/60g in sleeves & hood for warmth without bulk
PrimaLoft® One insulation offers the best warmth-to-weight ratio available while compressible and soft
Nylon YKK® zippers & zipper sliders minimize corrosion from saltwater use
Generous chest pockets and fleece-lined hand warmer pockets
Comfortable, water-resistant, easy cinch cuffs
Longer length with adjustable shock cord hem offers flexibility for all wading & boat situations
Really a beautifully fitting jacket here. So much room in the shoulders. Great wind resistance, and very light but warm... I waited way to long to get a good jacket for fishing.
Bulkley: Warm, not bulky
Okay, you folks in Alaska, Montana, Idaho and all those other godforsaken cold places may look down your frostbitten noses at those of us in the mountains of Western North Carolina, but we are fluent in cold, too. The Bulkley works. When you first try it on, you may tell yourself "Geez, I paid a lot of money for this featherweight." No, you made a wise investment. Over my ProGuide G4s, with this jacket I'm comfortable in wind, rain and cold. No complaints at all.
Very warm and comfortable love the velcro on the sleeves.Its dec. now and I am still using my Bulkley in northern New Brunswick.
Guide Jacket or Winter Coat?
This jacket is amazing! It's replaced my winter coat and will be in my pack all season in Alaska when I'm not wearing it just in case the temps drop! Primaloft is really great stuff! Noticed a few reviews complained about no hand warming pockets but they are there under your front chest pockets. This jacket is pretty well true to size. I'm about 6 ft 190 and Large fits perfect. I have worn this jacket extensively now in temps down to 15 degrees with just a light baselayer (Like a fleece) and the cold didn't bother me at all. I also appreciate that it really doesn't scream wading jacket and can be worn just as a cold weather jacket. Love the black as well.
This jacket really is absolutely amazing! Got to the river and the temp read 17° I had a thin base layer and my guide shirt. I put on the bulkley jacket and suited up. After getting ready I realized I was actually too hot. I started to take of my jacket and the client asked me what I was doing. I explained I just got this really cool new jacket from simms and I was actually sweating. I wore the bulkley with a thin base layer all day with temps only reaching 40° and wind coming in at 30 at least. The Primaloft is incredible technology and during the cold times this will be my go to jacket.
Just got delivery of my Bulkley Jacket. Very nice! My only concern is the lack of hand warmer pockets on the front. Very lightweight, but will keep you very warm. Good product despite the lack of front pockets.
Bulkley Jacket Review
I have worn this jacket only a few weeks but love it already. In Eastern Oregon it gets cold and this thing is made for the high desert! It's comfortable and warm. Great addition to my gear. Thanks Simms!