Re: Considering a Wading Jacket
The Simms jackets are great, as is the Orvis Pro Guide jacket. The primary advantage of the Orvis jacket is the seal on the cuffs, which is very tight, even for very skinny people. I have held my arms underwater and been kept dry, as long as my under-layers weren't creeping under the cuffs. I dislike the lack of availability of zinger attachment points, but it's intended to be clean on the outside to prevent snags (like the new Simms Slick jacket). The Pro Guide has held up on some seriously rainy days.
Working out a way to convince my university to allow me to hold my TA office hours on the nearby creek...