kuiu chugach enough for ak moose?

slim23

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I am going to Alaska for a diy moose hunt this fall and still deciding on rain gear. Last fall on my backpack elk hunt I took my rivers west lightweight gear for insulation and rain gear. I am glad because it rained for 5 days straight and I was miserable. I am really looking hard at the kuiu chugach for my rain gear but wondering if it is enough for Alaska for 15 days? I know alot of guys say helly hanson impertech but being 6'5" it is way to short for me. Bought it and sent it back. I can get sitka cheap through a friend so the cost is the same for it and kuiu. What are your thoughts and experiences?
 

hodgeman

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I'm using Kuiu rain gear and it works pretty well. I'd be awful tempted to take Impertech on a moose hunt though since you're not likely backpacking and packability and weight aren't critical.

Impertech at it's price point is just tough to beat. Try the long "Guide Coat" and some Neos River Trekkers instead of the rain pants, you'll need waders or hip boots anyway for moose and that combo works great in swamp country.
 

luke moffat

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+1 on what hodgeman said. The guide coat from hh would likely work for ya. Though if willing to throw down the extra coin for kuiu chugach you won't be disappointed going that route either. Oh and Neo rivers Trekkers rock for moose hunting btw.
 
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your legs will likely be in hip boots so the bottom is often not nessary if you have the long coat
 

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I'm using Kuiu rain gear and it works pretty well. I'd be awful tempted to take Impertech on a moose hunt though since you're not likely backpacking and packability and weight aren't critical.

Impertech at it's price point is just tough to beat. Try the long "Guide Coat" and some Neos River Trekkers instead of the rain pants, you'll need waders or hip boots anyway for moose and that combo works great in swamp country.
This is what I have for such a trip. It is IDEAL on a wheeler. But, heck since weight is not critical and we have a NICE trailer the Chugach jacket comes along with! :)
Just be sure to try the NEOS River Trekkers on over your boots. I wear a size 9.5 boot and NEOS are a size XL.
 
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