Kuiu Youth Gear Live Review

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I’m glad you brought this up because it’s very important to me. This is in no way directed at anyone in particular, more so just my observations in the field here in Alaska.

Kids hunting in the same clothes they wore to school during the week is a recipe for disaster. We all preach cotton kills, yet there’s kid after kid hunting in cotton every year. How can a kid be expected to love hunting when they’re cold and miserable? I push my girls very hard and I want to equip them with every advantage I can.

The last set of Aubrey’s gear came from the Rokslide Classifieds. After several seasons of hard use it still looks brand new and has been promised to a buddy of mine who has a young boy.

Retail on the pants, two jackets, base layer shirt, beanie is barely over $400 combined. We can get multiple seasons and give multiple kids a positive outdoors experience for that amount. I see it as an investment into my kids and the future of hunting for that matter.


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Well said and I couldn’t agree more!


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Does anyone have or know of a free shipping code for KUIU. I ordered the jacket and pants for my son. We decided to add the LS shirt. Trying to avoid $8 in shipping if possible. I might call them in the morning to see if they can add the shirt to the order but it might be too late.

I do if you still need! Let me know and I can PM you.


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Another weekend in the woods. First real test of the Rubicon Jacket, my only critique on that jacket so far would be to add a drawstring at the waist. I was a little worried that this jacket would be redundant to her versa puffy however they’re very different. The Rubicon is not as warm but it’s more wind resistant and a much tougher material.

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Aubrey is loving her little Tenkara rod for a light packable setup.

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I don’t want to derail the thread but what are you guys using for a quality youth base layer? Any merino out there?


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Another weekend in the woods. First real test of the Rubicon Jacket, my only critique on that jacket so far would be to add a drawstring at the waist. I was a little worried that this jacket would be redundant to her versa puffy however they’re very different. The Rubicon is not as warm but it’s more wind resistant and a much tougher material.

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Aubrey is loving her little Tenkara rod for a light packable setup.

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Between the base layer, puffy, and the outer layer, she should be warm down into cooler temps.
My son is very happy with the gear, visually and fit, but yet to try it out. We are in Idaho and it's too warm already.
 
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Little sister is up to bat for a bear this spring. Had bears on the cam but none we’re looking for just yet. Feels like it’s her year though!

The Rubicon Jacket is certified mosquito proof! The longer tail really helps keep them out of your waistline when seated.


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No bears last night but the fishing was great. The little Tenkara was tearing it up.

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Happy Fourth of July everyone! We spent the weekend scouting and trying to be as ready as we can be for grandma’s sheep hunt this fall. Found a monster dead head, wouldn’t mind finding his twin!
40”x14-1/4”

The gear continues to impress. This trip had a ton of water crossings and the dry time is on point with the adult lines.

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Took the youngest out to get her ready for caribou this fall. Had her shoot out to 250 yards which should easily do the trick. The wind was ripping and the Youth Versa Jacket came in clutch. I’m so impressed with this gear!

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Excellent info, I own a couple pieces of the Kuiu line but had no idea they made a line for kids. I know what my son and daughter will be getting for Christmas. Much appreciated.
 

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awesome review. I think I'm sold now.. I almost threw some of this into my cart the other day but i'm always on the fence about buying stuff for kids because of the "out grow it" factor.. I never really thought to resell in here on Rokslide
 
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The stuff is easily good for 2-3 kids before it’s used up.
 
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