What clothing do you take?

HCH88

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What do you take with you to the high-country? from socks to outer wear, lets see your lists!

right now im in college and money is tight so im slowly piecing together my gear, but i bring 2 pairs of merino socks, 2 pairs of compression shorts, a pair of assents. (i don't wear lower base layer) an under armor base for the top a light camo long sleeve shirt, a fleece zip up and a lightish weight rain jacket.

I just got a good deal for a mountain hardware down jacket at 11 oz. for nights and as an insulation layer for when it gets cold. im looking to get more merino for my base layers and a soft shell outer jacket and UL rain-gear.
 

evan williams

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Right now here is what I am running for the CO high country:

KUIU

185 Merino Top
250 Merino Top
Guide Vest
Guide Jacket
Spindrift (primaloft) -- great for a pillow too
Attack Pants
185 Merino Beanie
Guide gloves
2 pairs of Hiker Smartwool socks
2 pairs of underwear

It sounds like a lot now that I am writing it all down. Early season Mule Deer hunting I am not running any bases on my lower half. Moving around and warmer temps I don't usually have any issues and I can handle a little chill early in the morning because it won't last long once I see that first buck!!!
 
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HCH88

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how does the Kuiu work in very green environments? I've been looking into getting some but im worried ill be "glowing" in the evergreens. I noticed on there website the vast majority of the pictures are either in the rocks, sage, or in the snow...
 

bowhnter7

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If your looking to get more merino wool I would look hard at the First Lite line. Great stuff and a great fit.

Sitka make a great windproof soft shell called the Jetstream.

I see your from WA.....it rains up there right? Most of the UL stuff isn't that durable. Sitka has a new UL called the Dewpoint that is as light as Cabelas Space set and is more durable but your going to pay highly for it.
 
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HCH88

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ya ill check first lite out! I mainly only pack in for elk in sept. so rain usually isn't a real issue where i hunt but that Dewpoint would come in handy later in the year!
 

Ross

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Kuiu 185 and 250 base layers
U/A Boxers
Smartwool 2 pair of socks light and heavy
Sitka Kelvin Jacket
Attack Pants or Sitka Pant
Kuiu Guide Jacket or Sitka Downpour depending on forecast

As to KUIU. I live in Spokane and hunt the jungles of North Idaho and Nwest Mt. where it is very lush. The KUIU actuallly blends/breaks up your outline much better than i anticipated with the color pattern chosen. Additionally the KUIU attack pant is the most comfortable pant i have ever worn!
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Backpack Hunter

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Lots of different combos for the different environments I hunt in, but a general list would look like

1. Merino wool as base layer
2. Merino wool or down as a mid layer
3. Synthetic insulation as an outer layer

Among other companies I use gear by First Lite, KUIU, Westcomb, Marmot, Patagonia, Go-Lite, and Mountain Hardware.
 

Campo

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Depends on the current weather and future forecast.

That said, I generally am sporting Patagonia cap 3 or cap 4 baselayers, topped off with a Predator Poly outerlayer (green deception or brown deception depending on environment), and a Predator fleece vest to keep the core toasty.

In reserve I have some quality Cabelas rain gear (no, I am serious, the stuff is pretty nice. Not too light though :() and a down jacket (depending on forecast) in case things get really cold.

All in all, I can't complain!
 

actionshooter

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I run a mix of clothes, my base is smartwool, merino. I like the older sitka pants, Exefficio boxers,various fleece jackets. I'll pack a down jacket for the high country without the constant wet weather. For rain gear I use the older Sitka stuff. For my feet is liners, smartwool socks and Meindl boots.

I would like to try some of the KUIU but haven't got there yet.
 
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