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Hunters must endure conditions that would send others home. At KUIU, we aim to keep you going no matter what. Proven on the mountain, our performance hunting gear is waterproof, lightweight, breathable, and durable. We design all our pieces as part of a comprehensive layering system. The goal: We enable you to thrive in any condition you encounter in the field.
Let’s break down our layering system and take the guesswork out of building your kit.
There are numerous ways to layer, this temperature recommendation chart is a guideline to help determine the layers needed for the conditions you face.
BASE LAYERS: SHORT SLEEVE & LONG SLEEVE T-SHIRTS | BRIEFS | ZIP-OFF BOTTOMS
Worn next to skin, under all layers.
The next-to-skin base layer is the foundation to your layering system. With two core material options to choose from, you can’t go wrong either way. Synthetic base layers are quick drying, ultralight, durable, and perform well in humid climates. Merino wool base layers are naturally odor-resistant, thermo regulating, provide insulation while wet, and are ideal in arid climates.
MID LAYERS: INSULATED SHIRTS | HOODIES | UNINSULATED JACKETS | VESTS
Worn on top of base layers, and if needed under extra insulation or rain gear.
Mid layers afford you the flexibility to scale your comfort based on the hunt conditions and your activity level. We offer an array of mid layers to suit your every need. We craft our mid-layer shirts, hoodies, and jackets from the most technical and comfortable synthetic fleece, Merino, and synthetic/Merino hybrid materials on the market.
OUTER LAYER INSULATION: INSULATED JACKETS | INSULATED PANTS
Worn over the base or mid-layer, and under rain gear in adverse conditions.
Active synthetic insulation is ideal for stop-and-go situations when breathability is a must. Natural down insulation is windproof and locks in body heat while you’re stationary.
OUTER LAYER PROTECTION: SOFT SHELL JACKETS | PANTS
They’re ideally worn over base layers in warmer conditions or over/under insulated layers in colder temperatures.
When waterproof protection isn’t necessary, our durable fleece-lined soft-shell jackets and pants are the first line of protection from the elements. They’re breathable, wind and water resistant, and feature elastic-free high stretch fabrics for comfort. They’re ideally worn over base layers in warmer conditions or over base and insulated layers in colder temperatures.
RAIN GEAR: WATERPROOF JACKETS | WATERPROOF PANTS
Worn as the outermost layer while hunting in adverse weather condition.
While our waterproof rain gear blocks wind, rain, and snow, they also help trap and retain body heat. All our rain gear pieces feature a waterproof breathable membrane, which allows perspiration vapor to pass through, keeping you feeling dry and comfortable.