KUIU Kudos: Huntin’ Fool’s Garth Jenson Reviews Teton Collection
Ever since July’s big reveal of KUIU’s Teton layering system, we’ve been anxiously awaiting feedback from backcountry hunters who have had the time to give the Teton line an honest test under actual field conditions.
Huntin’ Fool Professional Hunt Advisor, Garth Jenson, was one of the first to get ahold of the eight-piece Teton collection. He used the gear on a number of late-summer scouting runs and published his impressions last month (along with a couple suggestions for improvements) in the Huntin Fool magazine and on the HF website. Check the bottom of this post for the link. But first…….
Jenson had three pretty great hunts since posting his review. So last week, we called to check in and see how he fared. Here’s what he said:
“I took my Teton gear on all my hunts so far: an Arizona archery elk hunt; a three week Utah archery elk hunt; and Wyoming rifle hunt for mule deer. During that time we hunted elevations ranging from 7,500 to 10,500 feet. We saw rain on every hunt along with temperatures ranging from 35- to 40-degrees at night then rising anywhere from 70- to 80-degrees during the day.
“My Teton gear was in the rotation of clothes I wore. Everything performed great, but I found myself reaching for my ‘puffy coat’ Teton Insulated Jacket and Teton Zip-T the most. I also never left camp without my Teton rain jacket and pants. I actually have a set of KUIU’s Chugach NX rain gear, but based on the terrain I was hunting and the weather conditions, the Teton was more than adequate.”
Click the link below to check out Jenson’s September Huntin’ Fool review of the Teton collection.