Versatile Mid Season System for elk and whitetail

jfone

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I’m going on a 1st season rifle hunt in Colorado zone 62 in mid October. Temps will likely run 30-70 most of time as we’ll be up around 9000’. I’m looking for a versatile jacket/pant combination which also would translate to whitetail archery woods in Midwest mid season. Needs to be quiet, somewhat weather resistant, and versatile to layer.

I initially settled on the Kuiu Guide DCS and Attack pants, but I’m going to return. The jacket is ok, just not ideal for whitetail archery(short, wide arms, a bit loud). Love the pants but they are ball splitters.

I have a first responder discount for some brands (FL, Kuiu, skre). I Like the FL Foundry Obsidian/Catalyst but worry about durability. I really like Sitka Stratus but the price is crazy. Any suggestions ?? Quiet material and decent level of wind/weather resistant are what I’m seeking.


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jd1006

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Corrugate Foundry would be a great option. I don’t find it to be noisy.
Jet Stream Jacket from Sitka is a little noisy, but good. The thunderhead Jacket from Sitka might be the ticket for quiet and weatherproof.

You should look at the Peloton 240 hoody from kuiu.
 

Tauntohawk

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I'm finding more and more uses for the Kuiu kutana hybrid

Not as durable and weather resistant as a soft shell but better breathing

Not as warm as a puffy but quieter and more durable

Not as light or cheap as a straight fleece but just as warm and more durable with some weather protection

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Jbxl20

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I initially settled on the Kuiu Guide DCS and Attack pants, but I’m going to return. The jacket is ok, just not ideal for whitetail archery(short, wide arms, a bit loud). Love the pants but they are ball splitters.


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I agree with fit in the crotch area. I didn’t like them at first. Try them on a few hikes with some exofficio or other more secure fitting briefs. I just wore the attack pants 10 days straight in CO and the crotch fit didn’t bother me at all. They were perfect with the side zips. I used the 240 over a merino t shirt. In the mornings or evenings I would put my 240 over my puffy. It was a perfect layering system for me.
 

quistat

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I also bought Kuiu Guide DCS and Attack pants in my normal size. Both were way too small, and I returned them. I got a Forloh AllClima jacket, it fits great and seems to be built to last. And! It is Made in America!
 
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jfone

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Thanks for the replies, good stuff

Is the SKRE Hardscrabble material quiet or a little noisy? Would you suggest sizing up in pants or jacket on the Hardscabble?


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MK280AI

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Thanks for the replies, good stuff

Is the SKRE Hardscrabble material quiet or a little noisy? Would you suggest sizing up in pants or jacket on the Hardscabble?


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I ware mine for 6 weeks a year during archery season Dec. 15 to Jan. 31 st. with zero issues. We have used it from 75 degrees to below zero and I see no reason to change anything. I have the 300 gram wool hoodie, kodiak /hardscable pants, jacket, vest and their puffy , hardscrable gloves, glassing mitts in both camo patterns (I gave all my MTN stealth top my son).
 

maxpetros

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How does the hardscrabble perform in wind? Don't see any mention of a wind blocking membrane in the description

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muchach0

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Rab electron for a solid puffy 7.1 oz of fill


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