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Duk Dog

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Kuiu Gear
« on: May 10, 2011, 06:29:30 AM »
I'm curious who has ordered what, and what are your initial thoughts on the gear if you have already received yours?
« Last Edit: May 10, 2011, 06:36:20 AM by Duk Dog »

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Re: Kuiu Gear
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2011, 06:41:30 AM »
Was really looking forward to ordering the pack. I backed out last minute due to one pic they posted of the frame and suspension system. It showed the back support section and how the straps and everything sat. I just couldnt get it through my head how it was gunna be comfortable with extreme loads. So I opted to wait and have a personal look at one and try it just to make sure it was what I wanted.
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Re: Kuiu Gear
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2011, 11:03:47 AM »
Jason sent me some gear out and so far its very nice :) very light and great qaulity in the fabric and stitching.

Pants are a little short for me (6' 3") but i will have the Hem taken out and they should be just right.  So far i have just used the pants, 150 Merino and havn't had a chance to try the rest of it out yet...hoping to get out next weekend for that. The jacket will be here next week due to a shipping issue but i suspect i will like it, he put alot of thought and ideas from guys like us to put this stuff together.

I'm with Sheepguide on the pack...I think it will be the bees knees but am waiting to see one before i drop $600 on it.

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Re: Kuiu Gear
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2011, 07:00:30 PM »
I have not ordered any of the gear as I have more now than I can probably use in my remaining life, but, am very impressed by Jason's approach to developing, marketing and building this line of gear and will buy some merino and plain coloured Chugach rain gear, in due course.

I dunno, the pack(s) LOOK very interesting, however, I have some reservations on the carbon fiber used as these frames have had issues in the past and one particular pack maker will not use the stuff at all. He is the finest custom pack maker I know of and I have a lot of faith in his opinions.

I am also a total Dana-Bozeman and Mystery Ranch slut and own several of these superb packs, so, I am not likely to buy a Kuiu. That said, choice and variety are beneficial in most aspects of life and I hope Kuiu does really well with this new gear...and kinda suspect that they will.

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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2011, 07:55:27 PM »
I ordered the Chugach jacket the other day so I am anxious to get it and check it out. The majority of the feedback seems positive so far.

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Re: Kuiu Gear
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2011, 10:51:42 PM »
i read on one other forum that a guy bought a jacket and it leaked on him
got soaked the first use
hope teh rest of there shit is better

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« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2011, 11:32:27 PM »
I'm keen to see the pack too.
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Re: Kuiu Gear
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2011, 12:36:10 PM »
The Attack Pants look good and are really the only thing I 'need'. Probably order a pair of them and try some of their merino. I do really like that most of it is made in Canada. 8)

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« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2011, 08:22:42 PM »
I do really like that most of it is made in Canada. 8)

I dare say that I have never seem such talent exhibited from a sewing machine. They are a thing of beauty and a pride of Canada! Nobody will be disappointed with the workmanship for sure.

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« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2011, 08:34:36 AM »
Got the attack pants, guide jacket and beanie. I would have liked to see cuff snaps on the sleeves and a removable hood on the jacket plus the beanie made a bit bigger. The pants are my favorite, seems like like a lighter version of the 3sp mountain pants but with a better fit. Will see how they hold up this spring.

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Re: Kuiu Gear
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2011, 09:33:00 AM »
Got to test out the gear this weekend and i was very happy with it.

Guide Jacket performed great.  It rained ALOT and i did not get wet even though its not a rain jacket!  Its also the queitest soft shell i have worn!

Attack Pants- very comfy, keep me pretty dry considering the conditions, dried out quick in between downpours.

Guide Benie- Same as the Jacket...kept my noodle dry even during heavy rain and wind

Merino Base layer- very comfy...and it actually stays tucked into my pants :)  i hate short shirts and this one has the extra lengtha and was great.

All in all it performed very good...only change is that i had a seamstress let out the hem on the pants to make them longer for me but for most guys that wont be an issue.
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Re: Kuiu Gear
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2011, 11:19:31 AM »
Tested many items this weekend in less that favourable conditions and so far a very solid system.






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Re: Kuiu Gear
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2011, 04:53:00 PM »
Still some what patiently waiting on my Chugach jacket that shipped on the 9th....

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« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2011, 05:05:03 PM »
I do really like that most of it is made in Canada. 8)

I dare say that I have never seem such talent exhibited from a sewing machine. They are a thing of beauty and a pride of Canada! Nobody will be disappointed with the workmanship for sure.

Skinny - which gear specifically did you get?

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« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2011, 05:57:51 PM »
I do really like that most of it is made in Canada. 8)

I dare say that I have never seem such talent exhibited from a sewing machine. They are a thing of beauty and a pride of Canada! Nobody will be disappointed with the workmanship for sure.

Skinny - which gear specifically did you get?

I ordered the Guide Jacket, Spin Drift, Attack pant, top and bottom Merino 185, Merino neck gaitor, Merino 185 beanie, Guide beanie, couple t-shirts and hats. I am still waiting for the belt and will order some gloves at that time.
The pack......well.......it's still in limbo, waiting for a decision to push me over the edge. There are very few places to cut 5# all the time than a pack. I'm really looking forward to some reviews and the release of some type of rifle scabbard system, that will probably put me over the edge!

I'm sure that you're going to really appreciate that Chugach when it arrives. The Guide is already so water repellant that I haven't been packing my Integral Designs shell.
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« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2011, 06:13:25 PM »
I do really like that most of it is made in Canada. 8)

I dare say that I have never seem such talent exhibited from a sewing machine. They are a thing of beauty and a pride of Canada! Nobody will be disappointed with the workmanship for sure.

Skinny - which gear specifically did you get?

I ordered the Guide Jacket, Spin Drift, Attack pant, top and bottom Merino 185, Merino neck gaitor, Merino 185 beanie, Guide beanie, couple t-shirts and hats. I am still waiting for the belt and will order some gloves at that time.
The pack......well.......it's still in limbo, waiting for a decision to push me over the edge. There are very few places to cut 5# all the time than a pack. I'm really looking forward to some reviews and the release of some type of rifle scabbard system, that will probably put me over the edge!

I'm sure that you're going to really appreciate that Chugach when it arrives. The Guide is already so water repellant that I haven't been packing my Integral Designs shell.

Ya I was really torn over the Guide vs Chugach jacket. Truth be told I seldom wear a jacket - except for another layer if needed when taking a breather or glassing, or if it rains. I'd heard rave reviews of the repellency of the Guide jacket but in the end opted for the Chugach "rain" jacket. We shall see. There was a notice on the door tonight so I suspect that is my order.

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Re: Kuiu Gear
« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2011, 10:08:49 PM »
Well I went and checked and yes indeed my Chugach jacket was sitting at the post office. :) Glad I ordered both the M and L as I am always somewhere between the two sizes. In order to allow for enough potential layering I guess I will go with the L and return the M jacket. This jacket is so much more compact and lighter than my Cabelas MT050 jacket it isn't even funny. I sure hope it is as bomb proof as they say it is.


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« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2011, 06:52:19 AM »
I sure hope it is as bomb proof as they say it is.

Seeing the overall strength, waterproofness and quietness of the fabric makes it easy to see how well it will probably perform on the Icon packs as well.

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« Reply #18 on: June 01, 2011, 10:25:39 PM »
Well I bit the bullet... they called and said they could ship the pack on June 6th so ordered it and the attack pants!  I'll post up a review on pack once received and tested! 
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Re: Kuiu Gear
« Reply #19 on: June 11, 2011, 08:23:22 AM »
When I got my 6000 and 3000 pack yesterday in the mail.  I think it will work for my needs,  I'll have to try it out with a deboned ram this fall.

I hope this Kuiu thread dosen't get deleted ;)