KUIU makes some great pieces of gear but IMO the Guide Jacket ain't one of em.Thinking of replacing my C4E outer jacket. Is there much of a difference between SKRE Hardscrabbble and Kuiu Guide DCS as far as water/wind resistance, and warmth? Or is it more of Ford vs Chevy debate?
I've already ripped a hole in my Kuiu Guide pants. I've worn them maybe 5 times. They aren't as durible as you'd think. They're nice though. Not as wind resistant as you would think a soft shell should be. I own a lot of Kuiu and like it but sometimes they sacrifice duribility and warmth for light and breathable. It depends what you're after. If you hunt on a dead run all the time Kuiu should work for you
Utah and Oregon.Where do you hunt? I found my experience with the Kuiu articles mentioned to be almost opposite?
Also what are Skre clothes made of? I've yet been able to find any technical info on their items,the Hardscrabble pants I have seem to be coated nylon?
I'd echo what others have said about the Guide Jacket. It is NOT warm. It is a "fleece" type of warmth. It doesn't block the wind that great, but it's not terrible either. It is great at shedding water though.