Kuiu guide jacket knock-off

FishfinderAK

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Hi there
I’m looking for a water and wind resident lightweight soft shell jacket. Something similar to the Kuiu DCS Guide jacket.
But a bit less expensive. Anyone know of something?
 

jerodmartinez

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I bought a green hooded Colombia from amazon for like $50. My friend has the kuiu axis and I honestly didn't notice that much difference. Especially for $200 dollars more.
 

MulticamMan14

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It is very hard to spend a lot of money on clothes but you really won’t know the difference until you get it and use it for the intended purpose. Save up and instead of settling buy the kuiu.
 

cburgin72

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Maybe consider Kryptek cadog or njord. Cadog if your hunting style is more active. They have a pretty big line of jackets and there may be one more comparable to the guide jacket than what I recommended.
 

BeaverHunter

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Guide jacket isn’t a very good jacket in my opinion. It’s not waterproof, not windproof and very heavy(especially when wet). I would search for another option. Not bagging on kuiu as I have a decent amount of their gear, just the Guide jacket isn’t a good piece in my opinion. If you really want one, wait for a good price on a used one as they get listed here in the classifieds quite often. Just my 2 cents.
 

Jn78

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If you want to go really inexpensive, Costco stuff is a good way to go. they sell a Kirkland softshell that comes in earth tones and would do fine. I think it is around 20 bucks.
 

madcalfe

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Guide jacket sucks. it gets wet, wind blows right through it.....soft shell jackets are pointless.
i run a yukon rain jacket and arteryx puffy year round. from spring bear, august sheep hunt to November whitetail.
 

BluMtn

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I’m not wearing brown as an outer layer in WA.....Even with a orange vest....😳😳


Whats the matter. You don't trust your fellow Washingtonians to not shoot you. That is why I wear camo. Not for the animals but my fellow hunters.
 

Dhbwa

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Whats the matter. You don't trust your fellow Washingtonians to not shoot you. That is why I wear camo. Not for the animals but my fellow hunters.
Correct. I do not trust them......I try to stay away from all hunters but that isn’t always possible......
 

MillCreekMike

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Take a look at Cabellas Lookout fleece soft shell. It Doesn't have pit zips and other fancy features, but it blocks the wind better & will stay dry a little longer. Kuiu's Guide jacket is not very good. The Axis & Sitkas jet stream are much better, but more expensive.
 
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FishfinderAK

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Thank you all for the ideas.
I ended up buying jacket on sale on Camofire, the “Predator Ultra lightweight jacket”. Only $37. ...we’ll see,
 
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