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Hunting Shirt Comparison Guide

KUIU's experts have put together a helpful guide so that you can choose the best hunting shirt for the specific weather conditions you'll face out on the trail.

Hot Weather Hunting Shirts

Worn as a standalone top in hot conditions. Made from breathable, moisture wicking, and quick-drying fabrics with UPF sun protection. Shirts are ranked from heaviest to lightest. Tops are sized with a loose fit.

Gila PRO LS Hoodie

10.5 oz / 298 g

Full-featured sun hoodie with built-in face mask. Made from highly breathable, UPF 50+, quick-drying material with an extended loose fit.

Material: Cool-Touch Fabric- 140 g/m²
Hunt Type: Hot Weather
Key Benefits: Full coverage hood, built-in face mask, chest pocket, UPF 40+, breathable, cooling
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Gila

SS: 5.5 oz / 156 g | LS: 6.9 oz / 196 g | Hoodie: 7.6 oz / 215 g

Sun shirt made from highly breathable, UPF 50+, quick-drying material with an extended loose fit.

Material: Cool-Touch Fabric, 135 g/m2
Hunt Type: Hot Weather
Key Benefits: Extended loose fit, UPF 50+, highly breathable, quick drying, cooling
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Mesa Vented Snap Shirt

SS: 7.3 oz / 207 g | LS: 9.5 oz / 269 g

A highly breathable button front shirt with folded collar and vents optimized for pack use.

Material: 100% Polyester 105 g/m²
Hunt Type: Hot Weather
Key Benefits: Ventilation, highly breathable, quick drying, cooling
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Tiburon Hybrid

Hoodie: 5.7 oz / 162 g | Snap Shirt: 6.9 oz / 196 g 

Combines AirMatrix across the upper and chest, with a comfortable yet durable knit across the back and underarm.

Material: AirMatrix® 100% Polyester - 86 g/m2 / knit 100% Polyester - 90 g/m2
Hunt Type: Hot Weather
Key Benefits: Ventilation, highly breathable, quick drying, cooling 
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Base Layers

These base layer tops are worn next to skin and are available in synthetic or merino wool material options. Shirts are ranked heaviest to lightest. All base layers are sized to fit next to skin and trim enough to layer under mid and outer layers in the same size.

ULTRA Merino 145

Zip-T: 8 oz / 227 g | Hoodie: 8.5 oz / 241 g

A mid-weight Nuyarn® Merino wool 1/4 zip that makes a perfect base layer or mid-layer top. It excels in mild to frigid conditions.

Material: Nuyarn Merino Wool- Body: 90% Merino / 10% Nylon | Side: 83% Merino / 17% Nylon
Hunt Type: All Purpose
Key Benefits: Thermoregulating, naturally odor resistant, low-sheen
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ULTRA Merino 120 LT

SS: 4.5 oz / 128 g | LS: 5.8 oz / 164 g | Hoodie: 6.3 oz / 179 g

Made from the lightest and toughest merino wool in the industry, the 120 LT excels in warm to cold conditions.

Material: Nuyarn Merino- 70% Merino / 30% Nylon
Hunt Type: All Purpose
Key Benefits: Thermoregulating, naturally odor resistant, low sheen, durable
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Peloton 118

SS: 4.9 oz / 139 g | LS: 6.4 oz / 181 g | Zip-T: 6.9 oz / 196 g

Made from a premium spandex-free 4-way stretch Primeflex® Polyester. Built for extended wear on unsupported backcountry hunts.

Material: Primeflex® 100% Polyester - 118 g/m²
Hunt Type: All Purpose
Key Benefits: Lightweight, highly durable, quick-drying, odor resistant, UPF 50+
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Mid-Layer Shirts and Hoodies

These mid-layer tops are worn over a base layer and are available in synthetic fleece or merino wool material options. Tops are ranked heaviest to lightest. All mid-layer tops are sized slightly larger than a base layer and trim enough to fit under outer layers, all in the same size.

StrongFleece 290 WF Full-Zip

20 oz / 567 g

Purpose built for waterfowl hunting, its heavy-weight, high-loft fleece traps warm air while wicking moisture.

Material: Hardfaced Karuishi® Fleece - 290 g/m²
Hunt Type: Waterfowl
Key Benefits: Durable, high-loft inner fleece, extreme warmth
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Encounter 290 Fleece Zip-T

16.7 oz / 473 g

Purpose built for whitetail or stationary hunts, its heavy-weight high-loft fleece traps warm air while wicking moisture.

Material: Heavy-Weight Brushed Fleece, 100% Polyester – 290 g/m²
Hunt Type: Whitetail
Key Benefits: Durable, quiet, high-loft inner fleece, extreme warmth
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StrongFleece 275 Full-Zip Hoodie

20 oz / 567 g

A feature rich and versatile full-zip hoodie, crafted with heavy-weight fleece throughout with lighter fleece across the underarm and side panels.

Material: Hardfaced Karuishi® Fleece - Body: 290 g/m², underarm: 190 g/m²
Hunt Type: All Purpose, Mountain
Key Benefits: Durable, quiet, high-loft inner fleece, extreme warmth
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Peloton 240

Full-Zip: 15.9 oz / 451 g | Full-Zip Hoodie: 17.1 oz / 485 g

Made from a highly wind-resistant bonded fleece, it's a versatile mid-layer that wears like a fleece but protects like a heavier soft shell jacket.

Material: Wind Resistant Bonded Fleece- 240 g/m²
Hunt Type: All Purpose, Mountain
Key Benefits: Highly wind resistant, durable, low sheen
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StrongFleece 235 Zip-T Hoodie

16 oz / 454 g

A mid-weight Zip-T hoodie with high-loft fleece where you need warmth and lighter fleece across the back where your pack rests.

Material: Hardfaced Karuishi® Fleece - Body: 290 g/m², Back & underarm: 190 g/m²
Hunt Type: All Purpose, Mountain
Key Benefits: Durable, Quiet, body mapped
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Encounter 200 Fleece Zip-T

Zip-T: 10.4 oz / 295 g

A mid-weight fleece top for whitetail hunting. It's ideal for layering on stationary hunts in mild to cold conditions.

Material: 100% Polyester jacquard fleece - 200 g/m²
Hunt Type: Whitetail
Key Benefits: Quiet, warm, low sheen, high stretch
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PRO Merino 200

Zip-T: 10.7 oz / 303 g |Henley: 11 oz / 312 g | Hoodie: 11.2 oz / 318 g

Built with a Nuyarn interior for rapid absorption and comfort, with an eyelet polyester outer for quick drying and durability.

Material: Nuyarn Merino interior bonded to Polyester outer- 53% Merino, 38% Polyester, 9% Nylon - 200 g/m²
Hunt Type: All Purpose, Mountain
Key Benefits: Quick drying, naturally odor resistant, thermoregulating, durable
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Peloton 200

Zip-T: 10.2 oz / 289 g | Hoodie: 5.9 oz / 167 g

An ultralight mid-weight fleece that's versatile across a broad condition range.

Material: Karuishi® Fleece - 200 g/m²
Hunt Type: All Purpose, Mountain
Key Benefits: Ultralight, quick drying, packable
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StrongFleece 190 Zip-T

11.6 oz / 329 g

Made from a tightly woven, highly durable fleece that breathes well for the active hunter.

Material: Hardfaced Karuishi® Fleece - 190 g/m²
Hunt Type: All Purpose, Mountain
Key Benefits: Durable, quiet, ultralight
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Peloton 97

Zip-T: 5.4 oz / 153 g | Zip-T Hoodie: 5.9 oz / 167 g

The lightest and quickest drying mid-layer fleece on the market. Made from fleece that only weighs 97 g/m2, but it insulates like a 150 g/m2.

Material: Karuishi® Fleece - 97 g/m²
Hunt Type: All Purpose, Mountain
Key Benefits: Ultralight, unmatched warmth to weight ratio, quick drying, highly packable
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