The KUIU Attack pant is made with a 225 g/m2 Doub...

The KUIU Attack pant is made with a 225 g/m2 Double Weave Toray Primeflex fabric that allows this pant to weigh a mere 18.75 ounces, 40% less than comparable pants using a same weight non-Toray fabric.  Primeflex fabrics utilize a patented spiral yarn technology allowing the fabric to stretch and recover without elastic.  Most stretch fabrics use elastic which is heavy, hydrophilic (attracts and holds moisture) and wears out over time. Besides weighing less, the Attack Pant fabric is quiet, very durable and abrasion resistant, 4-way stretch, does not collect burrs, breaths and has a soft, lightly brushed back for next to skin comfort.  This fabric comes with Toray’s industry leading DWR with an 80/20 minimum spray rating.  I have researched hundreds and hundreds of stretch woven fabrics over the years and this is by far the best fabric in thickness, weight and performance I have ever tested for a mountain hunting pant.

The development team and I spent a lot of time on fit. This pant is designed with articulated knees, boot cut lower leg, a rise that allows you to climb without binding and a full gusset in the crotch for additional range of motion, comfort and durability.  We added two well located pleated and zippered cargo pockets, two zippered rear pockets and oversized hand pockets.  The hand pocket bags are made with a brushed tricot, mesh fabric that is light weight, durable and comfortable.

Lots of small details in this pant including the web and bar-tacked button, and the care, country of origin and sizing label easily tears out leaving just the KUIU hanger label. No big bulky uncomfortable tags to cut out.  To insure the quality and craftsmanship, all KUIU apparel is developed and made in one of the finest technical cut and sew houses in the world located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

I believe in clean functional design and not adding features for the sake of design which only add weight and potential failure points.

The Attack Pant is available in KUIU’s Vias Camouflage and Charcoal Grey at the wholesale price of only $139.99 at kuiu.com.  This pant would retail for $249.99.  The Attack Pant is available in 32, 34, 36, 38 & 40″ waist sizes with a 35″ inseam and a 1″ cuff you may let out if you need to extend the pant to a 35 3/4″” inseam.

KUIU’s Vias Camouflage Preview

I am very excited to enclose the above photos of KUIU’s Vias camouflage in the correct color pallet. I know many of you have been waiting a long time to see this pattern in the correct colors, thank you for your patience. Vias is a macro camouflage pattern designed to break up the human profile at longer distances for mountain hunting. We will be shooting in the field soon to give you very clear understanding of how well this pattern works in different mountain environments.  I will also cover the design and development of the pattern in this up coming post

Please let me know if you have any questions or comments regarding the new Attack Pant.  I look forward to hearing your feed back.

Jason

This article has 202 comment(s)

  1. beau purvis

    Everything about the pant sounds and looks perfect!! What a pleasure!

    • Jason Hairston

      Thanks Beau!

      Jason

  2. Walt

    WOW!

    Those look amazing.
    As far as sizing goes, do they run a little larger than normal or smaller or is the sizing spot on? I wear a 34 so would it be safe to order a 34 or a 36?
    Cannot wait for these pants!

    • Jason Hairston

      Hi Walt,

      Thank you for the nice comments on the pant. You will not need to size up in the Attack Pant, they are very true to size and are designed to have layers underneath. You will love these pants.

      Jason

  3. Curt Cabrera

    After wearing the proto-type Attack pant on a few hunts this winter, I can say without hesitation that they are the finest hunting pant I’ve ever worn.
    Until you wear them, you can’t fully appreciate the fabric, fit, and functionality…awesome!
    The color adjusted KUIU camo looks great Jason!

    • Jason Hairston

      Thank you Curt! My only warning is you are going to have a hard time taking these pants off once you have them on.

      Jason

  4. Cory Benge

    Jason and KUIU Staff,
    This blog is a PRIME example of why many distinguished bowhunters will be wearing a new camo clothing line this year. The only downfall in my opinion is that A LOT of hunters will be disappointed simply because there won’t be enough to go around, which is a good thing for KUIU.
    This post on the KUIU Attack Pant plainly shows the reason why KUIU should be considered the best of the best. The fabric, innovation, design and performance are second to none. A small amount of research will show how far advanced Toray Primeflex is over its ‘competitors’ ..if one would want to call them that. The Attack pant is designed for high speed, light weight hunting in mind as one can see by the location of the seams in precise locations. I could go on and on but the bottom line is now we have photos to support the claims…Good Job to the entire KUIU team. I can hardly wait to get a little blood, sweat and tears on some KUIU gear! (Tears of joy of course)!

    • Jason Hairston

      Hey Cory,

      Thanks I really appreciate the sincere words. I look forward to getting you into this gear line up and have you put it to the test.

      Jason

  5. Cory Benge

    Jason,
    One question regarding the waist closure on the pant and one regarding ‘hemming’.
    Button: Is the “button” rubber? If it is rubber and/or somewhat soft do you foresee any issues with this type of button slipping back through the latch opening?
    Hemming: I am a shorter guy with larger type quadriceps, so in turn I usually get my pant legs hemmed to a shorter length. Will this be an easy fix on the attack pant?

    • Jason Hairston

      Hi Cory,

      The button will not come back through the opening, we tested this. No problem on hemming at all. Sorry for only offering one length at 35″, I know it is long. You can always remove fabric, but it is hard to add.

      Jason

    • Tom Ryle

      I’m with Cory here…I’m 5′ 8″ and have quad pistons for legs. I wear 32×32 or 32×30 in jeans depending on the mfr.

      These pants look GREAT – the cut and partitioning of the fabric looks very comfortable.

      -Tom

  6. Doug

    Jason,
    Looks awesome. Waiting to get my hands on Kuiu gear is like being a kid again at Christmas time.
    A couple of questions regarding fit. When your sizing and fit chart comes out, will you be including thigh circumference? And also, in the crotch is the rise on these pants a mid rise? By all appearances it looks like a mid rise crotch with a slightly fuller fit in the thighs, which should be perfect for the majority of your customers. I have what I would say is an athletic build, but I am by no means a lean mean fighting machine like most serious mountain hunters. For comparison I currently wear 38” Levi jeans that are called ”loose fit” but they have only a mid rise. I never liked low rise pants as they are too baggy and restricted movement when climbing ladders. I look forward to getting these pants trying the fit, I just hope I don’t lose too much weight between purchase and my elk hunt causing me to have pants that are too big : ) seriously though my goal is only to lose 20lbs. and 2” at the waist, so I don’t think it will be an issue. I would rather have pants that are a little big than too tight.
    Again the pants look awesome and I love the camo pattern. Can’t wait to see the field pics at elk and mule deer elevation and habitat(western Wyoming).

    Keep up the great work.
    Doug Rauls.

    • Jason Hairston

      Hi Doug,

      Great questions. This pant has a mid-rise with a gusseted crotch and has room through the legs and butt so we there is no restriction of movement when climbing. These pant should fit you very well, you will not need to size up if you normally wear a 38″ waist. I will encourage you to order a 36″ pant to help encourage you to loose that 2″ & 20 pounds. It will make the biggest difference for you on your hunt. Good luck and please let me know how your hunt turned out. I will be elk hunting this fall in Western Wyoming as well.

      Jason

  7. Tom Levar

    Thanks for the update. Are any other garments of this performance fabric coming (i.e. anorak shell, over shirt, vest, etc.)? Can we buy this fabric? Where? Thanks again.

    • Jason Hairston

      Hi Tom,

      Thank you for the questions. All of KUIU’s outerwear is made using Toray’s Primeflex fabrics. More to come in up coming posts on the blog and the web-site in March. I do not sell this fabric by the meter. You may contact Toray, however the minimums are very large. Please let me know what you are looking for? I will try and help.

      Jason

  8. Layton Perry

    Finally good pants with an inseam for a man not a midget. Can’t wait to try them out.

    • Jason Hairston

      LOL! Hard to add fabric, easy to take it away. Thanks for the comment!

      Jason

  9. kendall sorensen

    Jason, for years now, my standard for hunting/mountaineering pants have been the Mammut Champs for colder conditions and their Courmeyer pant for warmer conditions.. Not having handled this new Toray fabric I’d like you to do a comparison between the three if you can. I expect the Attack pant will be comparable to the Courmeyer weight wise. Please discuss the weight/M2, fabric content, nylon, poly, elastane, etc. and construction methods.
    Thanks, Kendall

    • Jason Hairston

      Hi Kendall,

      Great questions! The Champ pant weighs 22oz and the Courmeyer weighs 16oz from. They both use Schoeller a swiss made fabric that is known for very high quality, durable stretch woven fabrics. Both of these fabrics are 100% nylon with 10% elastane. I could not get specific information weather these are double weaves or single weave fabrics. I have studied Schoeller fabrics and they are impressive, the only down side I have found is they are noisy for up close stalking IMO.

      For hunting and reducing weight the Toray Primflex fabric we are using is going to be hard to beat. It weighs less, is quiet, tough, 4-way stretch, comfortable and breaths well enough to hunt in warm weather. Let me know if this does not answer your questions.

      Jason

  10. Larry Schwartz

    Hi Jason,

    Glad this got posted. I’ve been needing my fix of new KUIU content for a while now.

    The pant looks great, as expected. Does it have a zipper from hem to just below the pocket, or is it a solid tube of fabric for the leg? I hope you have an exclusive of some sort with Toray so that others can’t also get their hands on the results of your hard work and research effort.

    As expected, the camo pattern looks great. I wouldn’t shortchange yourself though on its effectiveness at other than long range. The Vias pattern is similar to other patterns from the past that were very effective at long and close range, like the Winona camo pattern, http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k267/bowjack/IMG_5976.jpg
    and Predator Fall Brown or Fall Gray. They are effective because they are simple and use the basics of pattern confusion, employing light/moderate/dark colors in a simple pallet to break up the image and create the illusion of depth (foreground/middle ground/background).

    • Jason Hairston

      Hi Larry,

      No lower leg zippers or grommets on the Attack Pant. I agree with you on the pattern effectiveness up close, the focus of this design was for longer distances. If another company wants to afford this Toray fabric I hope they do not plan on taking it to retail:) I think the risk is worth the reward in telling KUIU customers about this amazing product. Thank you for your concerns and great comments as usual! I really appreciate it.

      Jason

  11. Bryan aka TradRag

    Those are awesome! I love the attention to detail on these pants. Like the button closure at the waist and the extra length from extending the cuff. I’m a Large Tall and this ‘smart’ little feature is just great!

    Very nicely done Jason!

    • Jason Hairston

      Thanks Bryan for the comment. Glad to hear you like the looks of this pant.

      Jason

  12. kendall sorensen

    Hey Jason, I went back and read your blog entry on the Toray line, which gave me a good understanding of their weave, technology and fabric content; so maybe just do a weight comparison for me between the two Mammut pants and the Attack. Maybe a stretch comparison too.

    • Jason Hairston

      Noted, please let me know if I did not answer all your questions in my previous response.

      Jason

  13. Richard Wooster

    Thanks for the update. All of my questions were answered by previous posts.
    Can’t wait to try KUIU gear. When will the KUIU bumber stickers be mailed, I still have not received mine.
    Thanks

    • Jason Hairston

      Hi Rich,

      I sent you an email regarding your sticker. My apologies for the delay, I will check into this for you.

      Jason

  14. Eric Johnson

    Looks like you have a winner, Glad my wife is a seamstress to hem those pants!
    Can’t wait to try them out in my home state Western Wyoming!

    • Jason Hairston

      Thanks Eric, please let me know how you like them.

      Jason

  15. Dewey Riesterer

    Very, very nice and the ability to hem to my stubby legs is a real plus as so many pants have those heavy and unwanted leg zippers. I would love to see some 42″, 44″ and even 46″ waist sizes as not all mountain hunters are lean or even young and I hate tight clothing with a passion.

    I would buy a camo pair and, especially a charcoal grey pair for general backpacking in BC’s “shoulder seasons” when it is still cool enough that my MH light nylon pants are not quite warm enough. Just a couple of suggestions and I truely hope that your endeavours are rewarded with “mega” success!

    • Jason Hairston

      Hi Dewey,

      The larger waist sizes may come down the road as we get more requests. You will love this pant for back packing in the summer or to wear to work. They are hard to take off!

      Jason

  16. Joe

    This pant looks very nice. I like that you made them longer. Being tall makes buying pants a pain. Did you also make the tops with longer arms or the option? I also really like that camo pattern you came up with. When I look at it I can feel the illusion of depth. Good stuff and I cannot wait to order.

    Oh yeah, my girlfriend says you should make a womens line.

    • Jason Hairston

      Hi Joe,

      I am tall and yes the sleeves are not short. You can always take fabric away, but it is tough to add. Thanks for the nice comment regarding the camo.

      Jason

  17. Chris Jewell

    Love the look of the pant. It’s nice too see clothes designed for funtion rather than price point. I can’t wait to give them a try- spring bear ID. I’m sure all your hard work and dedication will be greatly appreciated by all.
    Thanks Jason!

    • Jason Hairston

      Thanks Chris!

      Jason

  18. chris

    Jason,
    Been following your “Blog” since late last summer (I think this is when I first ran across it), while doing some research for my 2010 Alaska hunting trip. Looks like great stuff, really like the camo pattern. Thanks for the update/post on the Attack Pants. I am quite interested in these. One question though, How does the Attack pant compare to Sitka’s Mountain Pant. I just recieved a pair of the Mtn. Pant, and they are VERY comfortable, probably one of the most comfortable pants I have worn. However, I just do not like the digital camo (never have). I am sure it performs well in the field, however, I just think it’s ugly. Any insights on how the two pants compare, would be much apperciated.
    Thanks

    chris <

    • Jason Hairston

      Hi Chris,

      The biggest difference is the quality and performance of the Toray fabric and the weight difference between the two pants. Even though I sourced the fabric and assisted in the design for the new Mountain Pant, I am not comfortable to comment. I am sure Sitka Customer Service will answer any questions you may have regarding this pant and fabric. I hope you can understand. Please let us know what they have to tell you.

      Jason

  19. Tipi Wind Outdoors

    Jason,
    The attack pants look to have set a new standard for us mountain hunters. I like the no added flare to the pants, just the necessities. The Vias camo looks great. I’m looking forward to see how it looks out the the field. I like the shot that showcases the Kuiu belt. Keep up the great work. March can’t get here soon enough.
    Tyler Preszler

    • Jason Hairston

      Thanks Tyler!!

  20. JMH

    Looks Great!

    • Jason Hairston

      Thank you JMH!

  21. John

    Jason,
    I have been waiting to see this outfit and it looks great. Great job! Can’t wait to place my order. I need a complete set for 2011. John

    • Jason Hairston

      Thanks John! I look forward to showing you the rest!

      Jason

  22. Matt

    I was starting to get the shakes from not reading a new thread for days!!!!!! These pants look awesome. Thank you for the detailed explanation of the pants and the teaser for the action shots down the line. Just made room this weekend for KUIU in the basement. Nice empty spot void of gear waiting for the new arrivals.

    • Jason Hairston

      Thanks Matt!

  23. Brian McElrea

    Jason –

    Love the final camo pattern and the design of the pants…especailly the boot cut lower leg. Some of the other high-end pants felt like I was wearing my wife’s skinny jeans around the ankle.

    Brian

    • Jason Hairston

      I know Skinny Jeans are the rage, just could not do it for the Attack pant:) Thanks for the nice comment Brian.

      Jason

  24. Adam Casagrande

    Jason,

    As you know I am somewhat vertically challenged. I have no problem hemming the pants to fit my 30″ inseem and I agree it is easier to remove fabric than to add. But them problem I have run into is that when a pant does have a long inseem and I hem it down I end up with articulated shins not knees and cargo pocket knees. Do you think I will have this problem on these? Also I guess I missed you Sat at the show. Was talking to Lance and he said you left.

    • JohnC

      Same problem here, Adam. I’m 5’7″ 165…inseam – when tailored – is actually about 28″, but I get away with 30″!

      • Jason Hairston

        John,

        What is your waist size and the length of the waist to your the middle of your knee cap?

        Jason

    • Jason Hairston

      Hi Adam,

      What is your waist size?

      J

      • Adam Casagrande

        Jason I am a 33 or 34 inch waist and 5′ 8″ 165.

        • Jason Hairston

          Thanks Adam, will you measure from the top of your waist of your pants to the center of your knee cap for me when you have a moment?

          Thanks,

          Jason

      • Adam Casagrande

        About 18″

      • JohnC

        Yes, I am 32″ waist. Top of the waist to the middle of my knee, on the Levi’s I am wearing right now, is about 18″.

        Is there a secret formula to body dimensions? I wouldn’t be surprised.

        • Jason Hairston

          Hi John,

          No secret, you just want your knee cap to fall into the articulation if possible. We grade our pants according to waist, so you will be more that fine with our 32″ pant hemmed. If your waist was a 40″ it would be a little too long.

          Jason

  25. Justin Starck

    This is the piece I have been most excited about. The clean design of the pockets and the pants in general is great. The material sounds superb as well judging from the responses of people who have experienced it. I can’t wait to get a pair (or two) in my hands.

    I’m also the fan of the sizing as I wear a 32W X 36-38L jean. I like the idea of making them long and hemming if you feel the need. Although, I would personally prefer a little extra material so the cuffs wouldn’t come up to mid-calf every time I sit or kneel.

    • Jason Hairston

      Thanks Justin. I think this pant is going to be very close to working for you if you let the cuff out as much as possible.

      Jason

      • Justin Starck

        I think they will be just fine. I have been getting away with 34′. I am a fan of gaiters anyway. BTW, any plans for some KUIU gaiters? Similar design to Kenetrek or OR, KUIU fabric selection and possibly a waterproof zippered ventalation on the back would be my suggestion.

  26. JohnC

    Sweet. The anticipation has been rewarded. Now I am really excited to see the Guide jacket. Though I’m not really into camo, I think that pattern looks awesome. It is nice and open and you can easily see who well it works just shot against a white background by causing a lot of visual distraction and vibration – the eyes doesn’t stop and focus anywhere. Well done!

    On a semi-related side note (and you don’t have to spend time answering if you will address this in the camo development post): First I’ll say I really like the limited color palette. It is obvious that nearly all the commercial (fashion) camo patterns are designed to appeal to our eye. For example all the greens and leaves and sticks, etc. We know that ungulates do not see the greens etc, at least not well enough for it to matter. This pattern works on values, which is key. But I wonder why not make a pattern like this in all gray tones by which the same value scale would be easily achieved? I think it would be really interesting to see and would create a stir in the camo crowd. Would it be any cheaper to produce since the dying process would be only one color?

    Like I said, you don’t have to spend time on this now. Just something I’ve been thinking about.

    Thanks!

    • Jason Hairston

      Hi John,

      Great question. I have printed versions of the pattern in all grey tones and it is interesting and effective in a grey kind of way. Certainly all we would technically need to do for ungulates. Shelf appeal is still something we need to over come, even a little bit.

      Jason

    • Justin Starck

      I would keep the brown in there for my eyes. It would be to much like “urban” camo if it was all grey, something I wouldn’t like very well.

      • Jason Hairston

        Thanks Justin for the input here and opinion on the all grey camo. It is a different look for sure, but I get what John is saying as well.

        Jason

  27. Matt

    Nice looking pants. Curous though on the bottom of pants. My Sitka pants have grommets and a mid calf zipper. No way to hem those. Perhaps some additional photos of the lower leg for those of us considering the need to hem? Just not sure what I would “ruining” by cutting off / turning up an inch or two?? Thanks!

    • Curt Cabrera

      Matt, No un-needed leg zippers. Just a nice clean boot-cut bottom that is easily hemmed.

      • Jason Hairston

        Thanks Curt for jumping in! I really appreciate the support!

        Jason

    • Jason Hairston

      Hey Matt,

      No zipper or grommets on the Attack Pant, just amazing fabric.

      Jason

  28. Drake Atwood

    Looks awesome! I’m glad to see the merino tops too. They look nice!

    • Jason Hairston

      Thanks Drake!

      Jason

  29. Kit Baughman

    Hi Jason,

    The pants and camo look great! Thanks for the pocket zippers, instead of buttons – I’ve had to backtrack more than a couple times to find stuff that had fallen out of my pockets after sitting down, or after the post-lunch field nap… The Vias camo really breaks up the human outline – it’s definitely a winner! The light/dark contrast is great and the size of the pattern is almost non-repetitive, on a human scale; I think it’s my favorite camo pattern of all time! Great job! – to you and the team.

    Thanks,

    Kit

    • Jason Hairston

      Thanks Kit for the nice words. It is so nice to hear you like the pattern & colors.

      Jason

  30. Dave

    Excited! Fit looks good and I’m excited to see the camo pattern in action! But will this camo be less-than-ideal in a non-mountain setting? In northern Alberta our cover varies but Realtree AP seems to do the job a lot of the time. Will I be able to rely on this new pattern for our varying conditions?

    Looks great! Thanks for the reply and THANKS FOR THE STICKER!!

    Dave

    • Curt Cabrera

      Dave, I wore the proto-type gear on hunts both here in NY, and in Texas. On the ground or in a tree it is outstanding at shattering the human outline. I killed two deer while wearing it(one in NY, and one in TX), and both deer looked up at me because of the lack backround cover available in the late season.
      Both seemed to look right through me, and never identified me as a threat.
      I have the meat in the freezer, and a rack to mount as a result!

      • Dustin

        Hey Curt, I’m a fellow New Yorker and was wondering how these handled the cold for your late season hunts in NY? I see from earlier posts that they are not designed for treestand hunting, but I’m curious what you think. I currently wear the Sitka 90% pants, and with a layer or two under them I haven’t had any issues being cold. Are these comparable? They look great.

    • Jason Hairston

      Hi Dave,

      I believe this pattern will work in almost any environment but will be most effective in the mountains. I will shoot a lot of photos in the field for you to get a good idea of how effective it will be for you.

      Jason

  31. Jay Woods

    Jason,
    Being a tall guy Im hesitant to order things online. Realistically I wear a 37″ inseam but many times can make do with a 36. Ive gotten to the point where Im willing to pay more money for hunting clothing that actually fits me. Do you see any possibility down the road of being able to offer a more custom size? If I was to get these pants to try them out would there be any issue of returning them if they did not fit?
    Other than that Ive been excited watching this blog evolve. I have never owned any sitka mainly because it never fit me but Im looking forward to an affordable, high qaulity product such as KUIU. Just got my fingers crossed that it will fit me.

    Thanks, Jay

    • Jason Hairston

      Hi Jay,

      If anything does not fit we will pay for you to return it. We are looking at offering an unhemed pant down the road. Not sure when yet, but will keep you posted here on the blog.

      Jason

  32. Joe

    hit another post out of the park Jason! whew…I was seriously ‘jonesing’ for some KUIU blog updates, you caught me right before the serious shakes started!

    • Jason Hairston

      LOL! Glad I could help.

      Jason

  33. Andrew

    Awesome looking pants, so good to see this stuff being made in Canada as well. Nice work

    • Jason Hairston

      Thanks Andrew!

      Jason

  34. Jerry Gowins

    They look and sound awesome, Jason! Can’t wait to try a pair on! I’m looking forward to all the hero pics this fall with guys wearing KUIU. Hope I’m one of them. 🙂

    Jerry

    • Jason Hairston

      I look forward to seeing you in KUIU with a big 6×6!

      Jason

  35. Trevor Probandt

    Is that an “Attack Pant Captain Morgan” pose in one of your pictures??? ha ha ha

    They look great. Quality work as usual.

    • Jason Hairston

      Ha Ha! Good take on the Captain pose. Thanks for the comment.

      Jason

  36. Jason Noel

    HEY jason is thoes the merriro wool tops in the last couple of pictures, or better yet what are they( a base layer, a mid layer)?

    • Jason Hairston

      Those are a size L Merino 185 Zip-T. I wear an XL to give you sizing perspective.

      Jason

  37. chris stone

    jason, pants looks awesome and well thought out. cant wait! can you send me amail with contact info (email and phone) id like to talk about opening and other business stuff. thanks, and the camo pattern is awesome and “will” be effective IMO.

    • Jason Hairston

      Hey Chris,

      You may reach me @ jasonh@kuiu.com. I look forward to talking with you.

      Jason

  38. Mike P

    They look similar to my MEC Shooeler climbing pants that i have only the Attack will actually be long enough for me!

    Two questions:
    -can you slip knee pads into the double layer on the knee?
    – and will they make my butt look big…lol

    Cheers,

    Mike P

    • Jason Hairston

      Hi Mike,

      The seams you are seeing around the knee are the articulation. This Toray fabric is durable enough not to need a double reenforced knee or seat. No your butt will look good, guaranteed.

      Jason

      • Larry Schwartz

        Actually, you won’t be able to see his butt. The Vias camo breaks up the outline too well! : )

      • Mike P

        So I imagine that not needing the reinforceed knees shaved a few oz of the pants, good stuff.

        So now that my butt will look good all i will have to worry about is the KUIU groupy’s trying to tear my Attack pants off 🙂 …I’m in for at least one pair!!!

        Thanks,

        Mike

  39. Joaquin d’A

    Hi Jason!

    Those pants look awesome, they seem to fit so comfortable.

    Do you plan to produce them ir any other solid colour apart from that grey?

    Regards,

    J.

    • Jason Hairston

      Hi Joaquin,

      I will make this pant in several other colors in the future. Any suggestions?

      Jason

      • Joaquin d’A

        Well, I was thinking on a light brown, something around khahi or even more greenish would be great.

        I ‘m pretty sure your Vias pattern will be effective on the field, but as someone said before, it somehow reminds me the desert storm camo…

        Regards,

        J.

        • Jason Hairston

          Joaquin,

          The photo is blown out, meaning it was shot against a white back drop and a normal flash in a well lit room. I am not a professional photographer even though I am playing like one:). It is not not nearly as bright as it shows up in the photos. I will shoot it in the field next week for you to get a better feeling of how it looks. It is well noted on your solid color request, I agree that would be a very nice color to add to the line. I have one in mind that would be perfect!

          Jason

      • Mike P

        A light brown or dark Kaki type color would be good to go along with the grey that you already have.

        Mike P

  40. Paul Chrena

    Jason,

    Thanks for introducing me to Brendan, he’s a great fella. You guys are top notch. From the looks of it the pants are too. I am looking forward to placing an order.

    Paul

    • Jason Hairston

      Thanks Paul. If we can just get Brendan to quit shooting raghorns!:)

      Jaosn

  41. riley

    I’ve commented on the camo before but I guess I’m the only one that doesn’t like it. I love the pattern but I just can’t get over the color. Looks like desert storm camo. I can’t see using it for what I do most, hunting in green forests.

    • Jason Hairston

      Hi Riley,

      I agree with you. If you are hunting in dark green rain forests it may not be the best choice. What camo works best for you in your environment?

      Jason

      • Riley

        I know a lot of people don’t care about colors but the contrast of bright colors, regardless of pattern, against a dark background can really highlight your appearance. My go to patterns are predator green and mountain mimicry. Your pattern does the same predator and ASAT but the sandy colors just seem to really limit the versatility in it. The mountain mimicry pattern did very well in covering a wide aray of terrains. You could lay on a shale hillside and blend perfectly or hunt through big timber or dead brush late in the year. It seemed to do it all. I am apprehensive because I think I would stand out in the forest or even gray shale hillsides while stalking sheep. For that, I think I’ll stick with my mountain mimicry pattern. Unless I can be convinced otherwise in some field photos different field photos.

        • Jason Hairston

          Hi Riley,

          I understand your concerns, especially with what you have had to look at thus far, shot at 1 yard against a white backdrop and with a flash. I will be taking this pattern into the mountains next week to shoot it for you in a variety of terrain. I have spent a lot of time with versions of this color pallet and pattern in the field and really like it. Hang in there with me a bit longer. Thank you for your patience.

          Jason

  42. Craig Germond

    Your pants look really sweet! They are on my too buy list. What temperatures are they good for?

    • Jason Hairston

      Hi Craig,

      Great question. I have tested them in July hunting blacktails here in CA in 100 degree temperatures, down to 5 degrees on a December mule deer hunt in Utah. They worked beyond my expectations on both hunts. This fabric breaths so well they are very versatile even at 225g/m2.

      Jason

  43. Matthew Westbrook

    love the pants! and im glad they come in the 35 in inseam. do the shirts run long in the sleeves and tail as well? or can you get tall sizes yet?

    • Jason Hairston

      Yes the shirts have generous sleeve lengths and body lengths.

      Jason

  44. Jeff

    Much like others on the blog I was in need of a KUIU fix, THANKS! As we all know the mountain animals like both sides of the hill. I can see this in an aspen thicket as well as a high alpine meadow but what about the dark timber side of the mountain? How do they look and perform there? Can you include some pictures of the camo in this setting? Again, kudos on the new performance gear and the great looking new pattern your research and commitment to the hunting industry are showing.

    • Jason Hairston

      Hi Jeff,

      Yes I will shoot this pattern in the timber for you to evaluate. I personally really like this light and dark contrasting in the timber, animals end up looking right through you.

      Jason

  45. Brent Hahn

    Jason, I hunt on the coast of NW Oregon alot and found the treestand apparition and predator deception to be excellent patterns here, it started a few years ago by accident when I used to use the woodland patterns, realtree, mossyoak, etc. and only had the lighter bigger patterns clean for a hunt, not only me but my hunting partners were suprised at how good the apparition and deception blended in, now it is all I use here, I guess this is for the guys that are concerned that the pattern is too light, from my personal experience I have total confidence in the new Vias pattern, and think it is one that will influence the “big guys” new patterns in the near future. As far as boosting the hunters personal confidence, if they want to darken their overall profile the charcoal pants would do that, I hunt in gray and dark gray pants from NW Oregon to E. Montana. Can’t wait for the stuff to get here!
    Brent

    • Jason Hairston

      Thanks Brent for your insight and experience, it is helpful.

      Jason

    • Larry Schwartz

      Brent,

      Your comment about the “big guys” brings up a point that many people don’t understand about camouflage. There are two basic strategies in camouflage; you either try to mimic, or look like, what you are standing next to/in front of, or you try to break up your outline and image. Vias, Predator, and ASAT are all examples of breaking up your image so it is hard to determine what you are. The “big guys” are all about mimicry; they are designed for people sitting in one place waiting in ambush. Vias and designs like it that are about confusion can be used both in a stationary mode and while moving or in the open.

  46. Brent Hahn

    Jason, If we do choose to hem the pants what stitch would you recommend for durability and to maintain the benefits and integrity of the material?
    Brent

  47. John C

    Jason,
    For we of shorter stature, can give a little insight into how the uniform length of 35″ fits someone with a 30″ inseam? Seems like cutting 5 inches off the bottom will through the entire fit off, i.e. the boot cut leg taper, the position of the articulated knee, cargo pockets, etc. I’m about a 32″ waist these days (hope to get back to a 31″) with a 30″ inseam.

    I love the description and look of the pants, maybe down the road on your next run you can do a Long and Short type sizing and still avoid having to make every combination of waist and length (I know that would be a huge inventory nightmare and don’t hold it against you on your initial run).
    Thanks,
    John

  48. John Neill

    Jason, this past fall, I had the great pleasure of having Tony Mudd join me on my NV bull elk hunt for a few days. Tony donned KUIU’s prototype camo. I was thoroughly impressed with the quality of the clothing and the camo pattern blended in very well in timber and open country. Can’t wait to purchase some for myself.

    • Jason Hairston

      Thanks John! I appreciate the feed back and nice words. I look forward to setting you up in KUIU.

      Jason

  49. Mike

    Once again I can already see the $$$ rolling out of my bank account and loving every penny I spend at Kuiu. Please, please, please not so long for the next update as may others have said, I almost had to break into a pharmacy for anti-anxiety meds ;o)

    • Jason Hairston

      LOL, Sorry Mike for the delay, I was up in Reno at WSF. Glad you like the pants.’

      J

  50. wolfmen

    i need one. no .. i need 2-3. really cannot wait.

    thank you for this great products

    • wolfmen

      Sorry, forgot to ask the size.
      I don’t want exactly size i have to order. In Hong Kong, i pick 38inches for my pant but sometimes i order from USA. I only need 36 inches.

      Any suggestion?

      thx

      • Jason Hairston

        I will have a sizing chart and you may measure your waist to confirm. I would suggest a 36″ waist as this pant does have 4 way stretch.

        Jason

    • Jason Hairston

      Wolfmen you are more than welcome.

      Jason

  51. Bryan Englehart

    Boy I don’t know if there is anything left to say but wow! They look great and can’t wait for March so we can actually get our hands on them! I’m hoping I can get a full set and have them for my spring bear hunt in Alaska! I’m keeping my fingers crossed…

    • Jason Hairston

      Hi Bryan,

      When do you leave for your hunt? I do not think it will be a problem.

      Jason

      • Bryan Englehart

        fly out the 20th of May I’m thinking.. lol This will be a great comparison cause I will let my little brother wear my sitka gear and I can wear the new stuff!!

        • Jason Hairston

          Hide your gear, your brother is going to try and take it from you:). May 20th will not be a problem if you are subscribed to the blog or news letter or both. We will begin shipping at the end of March.

          Jason

      • Bryan Englehart

        I think(hope) I am subscribed to the blog…lol. He’ll be way happy to have sitka gear to wear @ 18 years old…I think I was wearing surplus army camo at the age. But I am afraid if he happens to beat me out of bed one morning he’ll be wearing my KUIU and laughing all day about it.

  52. Tim Rushing

    The pants look great as does the camo pattern and color. I think these pants are going to become my “go to” mountain pants with a pair of solid color ones for spring training and summer hiking. How do these fit with a pair of long johns underneath? Sometimes on the later sheep hunts we have in late Sept., the mornings are a bit cold after you stop hiking and start glassing – would be nice to have a little room for long underwear and not feel restricted or tight with these pants. Hurry up already, I want some pants!

    • Jason Hairston

      Hi Tim,

      These pants are set up to layer underneath. I have hunted from 110 degree heat here in California’s July blacktail hunt to late season Utah hunts at 5 degrees layered up underneath. They worked very well in both in conditions.

      Jason

  53. Mark Toso

    Colors are not an issue with deer and elk. Look at it in B&W, I’m glad the grey and brown are not the same shade, so there is quite a bit of contrast and range. This is very similar to predator brown which is the most effective pattern I’ve used in open country and tree stands.

    I will be interested in how the sizing runs too. I’m shorter and weigh less than average, and it seems that everything at the big stores is made for big boys, which is probably why very few sell a size small anymore. I have a 32″ waist but some of the leg openings I swear are 30″ which is way too baggy. It’s seriously disproportional.

    Also I have something that is similar to a warp knit fabric. I like it, it’s a little heavy but my main concern is it’s hot as it doesn’t breath very well. How does this fabric compare?

    • Jason Hairston

      Hi Mark,

      The pant opening is 9.5″ and 9″ at 6 inches up from the cuff. I have found if you go smaller than 9″ you do not have the right fall over your boot.

      The Toray fabric hard to compare to a Warp Knit fabric, it is lighter, 4 way stretch, breaths, is more comfortable, more durable and 10 times more expensive. You get what you pay for in fabrics. Try it an you will will see a huge difference.

      Jason

  54. Dan Geiger

    Great looking pant.I was hoping for a brown pair to match the Brown Jacket.Or is the Guide jacket going to be Charcoal?Really glad to see this being made in my home town.

    • Jason Hairston

      Hi Dan,

      The Guide Jacket is coming in a light grey and Brown. Both look great with the Charcoal pant. I will add a brown to the pant color pallet for the future.

      Jason

  55. David Beronio

    Jason,
    Great to finally meet you in person at the Sheep Show in Reno.

    The pants look awesome and I can see in these picts how the pattern really breaks up the outline, the body looks very segmented. Cant wait to put these to use in the field

    Thanks for all the hard work and keeping your customers fully informed.
    Dave Beronio

    • Jason Hairston

      Thanks Dave!

      J

  56. Allan

    Jason,

    I really like the design of the pants. Thanks for going with zippers instead of Velcro for all those reasons most of us probably understand — you obviously do! You asked what we wanted for another solid color? I really like that solid greenish fabric you showed me at SCI Reno that I think you will have available for the guide jacket and vest. For me, that color is almost perfect for most uses where I would wear a solid. The darker gray is great too, and I would want both colors as well as the camo. I do have a big wish for some guide pants with the same fabric as the guide jacket and vest. For cooler to colder conditions, I like the somewhat heavier fabric, which is why I have been a fan of the 90% pant and jacket. The guide weight Toray fabric is going to blow away the 90% fabric by giving us clothing that feels about half the weight and bulk, quieter and more comfortable, while still having the strength and an even wider temperature range than the 90% does. I love the Attack pant and will buy a couple, but I ALSO want the guide pant. Think about making all the clothing in that greenish color. It is the most versatile color out there in a solid. That’s why everyone from militaries to professional hunters around the world have adopted it, or something close, as a standard color to generally blend into the surroundings. Besides that, it goes with most of my other clothing, so I can wear it around town when I am not hunting. I know you like that color too since you picked it to use in your line!

    I agree with Riley that your camo pattern will have a similar effect as ASAT and Predator camo patterns. That is great since ASAT and Predator are two of the absolute best overall patterns on the market today. Most people don’t realize how broken the backgrounds in nature really are. What many people think of as a relatively solid background actually has many different shades within it and considerable contrast, which is why most “tight” patterns tend to blob and show the wearer’s outline against the background. ASAT and Predator have the larger patterns and high contrast that breaks up the hunter’s outline. In most environments, including woods, there are lots of brown, tan and black colors. Besides, most of the game animals don’t have good color vison, as we all know. That is because their eyes are adapted to seeing well at night, so their receptors are those that respond well to dim light (like the rods in human eyes) but cannot detect a wide range of color. Humans do not see color well at night either because of the rod type photoreceptors in our eyes that are activated by dim light. Most birds do see colors well, which is why matching the color of our clothing to the color of our background is very important for turkey hunting. I have been easily spotted by turkeys while sitting absolutely still in an almost solid area of spring green growth at 70 yards when wearing leafy ASAT, because the brown and tan of the ASAT was such a different color from the green vegetation. But when deer walked by me while I was sitting in the same ASAT suit in the same vegetation, they did not have a clue I was there. I have tons of camo in just about every pattern, including a lot of the Mountain Mimicry. The MM is excellent in many conditions, especially up close in a rocky environment, in a tree in late season, or in other conditions where a somewhat largeer, slightly broken, tighter pattern blends well, but MM does not break up a hunter’s outline as well at longer distances or where there is more variation in the background. The MM is good at making me look like a big rock, or a tree trunk, or a trail, and it hides well behind vegetation or rocks that break up my outline from the front. The Kuiu pattern, like ASAT and Predator, will break up the hunter’s outline when he is more exposed as well as when behind some cover. I think your camo pattern will be as good as any in most conditions, although not for spring turkey hunting. On the other hand, something like the Optifade Forest pattern is good for the spring turkey hunting but not so good as an overall pattern. Frankly, I would just as soon wear solid green and will never buy any clothing with the Forest print. Talk about a pattern that will blob! I am really looking forward to pictures of the Kuiu pattern in a variety of terrains so we can all see how it really works in live situations. I am betting it will look great. Please do take some pictures in front of dark green vegetation or something like that so we can also understand the limitations of the camo pattern. Maybe compare that with pictures of one of your solid colors in the same setting.

    The construction of your clothing seems to be living up to my high expectations. The looser fit of the Attack pants with longer legs that can be hemmed will be a blessing to many of us who hate short, tight pants. The crotch gussets are something that I always loved about martial arts pants and some of the original Patagonia pants for providing freedom of movement. Most companies don’t offer that because of the increased cost of material and production, but you obviously are committed to providing the best without sacrificing quality to cost savings.

    The Merino base layers look nice. Will a large be baggy if my normal size is large? You may remember that I am 6’1″ and about 190 pounds. I know how much bigger you are than I am, especially through the arms and chest, and the large size doesn’t look small or tight on you. I probably will go with a solid color in the Merino base layers, especially the pants, because I normally don’t hunt in just my underwear (LOL), and I do wear long underwear in situations other than just hunting. I’m glad you are offering the camo pattern in the base layers for those who want matching sets, even if most of us don’t really need anything other than a solid.

    Thanks,

    Allan

    • Jason Hairston

      Hi Allan,

      Thank you so much for the detailed comment and taking the time to share your insights with everyone on the blog. It is really good information.

      The large should fit you perfectly. Not too baggy, I would not recommend you sizing down if you normally wear a large.

      The Merino bottoms are only offered in Brindle a medium brown color as you mention and I hope not too many guys will hunt in just their bottoms:)

      Jason

      • Jason Hairston

        Also well noted on the solid color. I will add this for future colors.

        Jason

  57. Gale Smith

    Will there be a heavier “Guide Pant” in the future?

    • Jason Hairston

      Hi Gale,

      It sounds like many of you would like a softshell Attack pant. I will develop and build one for you. I will keep you up dated on the blog of this development.

      Jason

  58. kendall sorensen

    Hey Dewey, I’ll get Jason to sell me some stock Attack pant fabric, and have my seamstress sew you up a pair to your size specifications. In return, you bequeath me one of those Oberndorfs of yours, deal?

  59. Clayton Lamb

    Those pants look awesome!

    Are they 100% waterproof? or just water resistant?

    Going on my first stone sheep hunt, might have to pick up a pair of the grey ones!

    • Jason Hairston

      Hey Clayton,

      They are very water resistant. You will want our Chugach Rain Shell Pant for you hunt as well. We have these coming in grey as well.

      Jason

      • Clayton Lamb

        What sort of a breathability rating do they have?

        Would they be a quick dry pant? or are they semi thick?

        • Jason Hairston

          Hi Clayton,

          Thank you for your interest in KUIU. The Attack pant is a stretch woven pant, so there is not a breathability rating like a waterproof breathable fabric. This fabric is 225g/m2, which is a reasonably thick stretch woven, 100% polyester and treated with Toray’s DWR which is applied at the yarn level allowing this pant to dry very quickly if wet. It is not a thin fabric like many quick dries. Please let me know if you have any other questions.

          Jason

  60. Ben Krakow

    Jason,

    I came across KUIU while researching the new Sitka lines. Since I have been reading up on your offerings, I am amazed at your accomplishments. I am always in search of the top of the line equipment that can give me an edge on a hunt. I believe that I have found that here, with what you created, KUIU!

    I absolutely love the Attack pants, I plan on ordering 2 pairs immediately. One Camo, One Solid. I now wish I didn’t purchase the Sitka pants in Digi Camo last month. I HATE that pattern! My favorite pattern in Predator. Vias closely resembles Predator, so that works for me. But as stated earlier, this will not be an option for turkey hunting. About the only reason I will keep my ugly green digi camo sitka pants!

    I look forward to more of your reviews. As it stands now, I will have a hard time not ordering one of everything!

    Oh, how well does the Toray fabric block wind? That makes a huge difference in being comfortable.

    Thanks,
    Ben

    • Jason Hairston

      Hi Ben,

      Thank you so much for your interest in KUIU I appreciate the nice words and am excited to have you part the KUIU. You will really like this line up of gear. Toray’s soft shells are very wind resistant, you will really be impressed with their fabric performance. There has been quite a few requests for a green based pattern and something I will begin to work on. Let me know if you have any other questions. Make sure you get subscribed to the blog for the subscriber pre-shop.

      Jason

  61. Tom Vanasche

    I may have missed it but are there any special washing instruction with the Toray fabric ? Also with the Merino shirts or is it “smart wool” and won’t shrink? The grey pants are going to the Yukon this fall for sure!

    • Jason Hairston

      Hi Tom,

      No special washing instructions. We do not recommend fabric softeners and that is about it. The heat of the dryer will recharge your DWR so do not be afraid to put it in the dryer. The Merino Company supplies Smart Wool and KUIU. You can wash and dry your Merino. I do recommend hang drying it to extend your Merino’s life. Do not forget about storing it away from Moths.

      Jason

  62. jim thomas

    A question on the inseam. Since they are coming in at 35″ and I am a 30-31″ inseam, by taking off length will the articulated knee portion be hanging down around my shins since they are probably proportioned for the longer inseam? In any event look forward to the base layers, jacket and rain gear. Looks like you have a real winner in this product line. Keep this up and you will be at the top of the heap!

    • Jason Hairston

      Hi Jim,

      What is your waist size?

      Jason

      • jim thomas

        Jason – I am a 34 waist and 30-31 inseam. Hope this is not too out of whack for the pants to work. Thanks again.

    • Jason Hairston

      Hi Jim,

      The articulation on a 36″ pant begins at 20″ and you can be an inch above this at the top of the knee and it will fit well. I hope this works for you. If you order the pant and try it on and you do not like the fit I will pay for the return shipping.

      Jason

  63. cameron mcconnell

    Jason
    The pants look awesome. Can’t wait for the review of some of the jackets. When do orders need to be placed again?

    • Jason Hairston

      Hi Cameron,

      Subscriber will be able to place pre orders around mid-March. We officially launch March 31st. More details to come on the blog.

      Jason

  64. MIKE

    Jason I am STOKED!!! Can’t wait!

    • Jason Hairston

      Me too Mike! Glad to hear you like the pant.

      Jason

  65. Rick

    Pants and shirt look awesome, can’t wait until they are available for purchase. Definitely appreciate the lower price point than what we all have become accustomed to with high end gear.

    • Jason Hairston

      Thank you Rick for the nice words! I really appreciate the feedback.

      Jason

  66. GeorgeE

    Nice, really nice…Can we get ’em hemmed at the shop when it opens? 😉

    • Jason Hairston

      Hi George,

      We are not set up for hemming at the shop. Something we are discussing for the future though if this is a service you all would like KUIU to offer??

      Jason

      • GeorgeE

        I do think it would help some, especially a on-line store/order set-up…

        • Jason Hairston

          Hi George,

          The website in development and will not officially launch until March 31st. We are offering a presale to all blog and newsletter subscribers,

          Jason

  67. JohnC

    Just an observation – replying to posts here at 5:11 am I assume you’re coffee pot is already full, that puts you getting up in sometime in the 4 am hour. The last post the day before was 10:30 pm…dude, get some sleep! We need you healthy (so we can get our gear!).

    • Jason Hairston

      Thanks John, I appreciate your concerns. Yea running pretty darn hard right now. Thank goodness I love what I do! I am taking my vitamins for this push to launch.

      J

  68. Dan Carrico

    WOW those look great Jason! You outdid yourself. LOL. You really did your homework it appears.
    I am ready to order. How do I go about it? I need to get the merino under wear and pants and tops.
    I am going to play heck waiting for archery season to come around. Look out elk!!!

    • Jason Hairston

      Hi Dan,

      We do not officially launch KUIU until March, 31st. We will be offering a pre-sale to subscribers of the blog and newsletter by subscription date. If you have not subscribed please do so here on the blog, at kuiu.com or even better, both. Let me know if you have any questions.

      Jason

  69. Brant McGee

    Jason
    I love the camo design for mountain terrain, but I also hunt in SE Alaska where there is open muskeg and rain forest that is mainly green. Should I choose the gray color for both jacket and pants?
    Also, much of the hiking is through wet underbrush. Will that 80/20 fabric keep me dry even though constantly soaked?
    Brant

    • Jason Hairston

      Hi Brant,

      I believe you need a green based pattern for SE Alaska, the charcoal grey would work well. I am working on a green based pattern that will be available down the road. Not sure exactly how long quite yet, but I will keep you posted. I would hate for you to buy this current line and have to replace it if all you hunt is SE Alaska. I would love to have your business.

      Jason

  70. Richard Wooster

    Jason

    Is the green pattern you are working on going to be camo or solid like the grey.

    Richard

    • Jason Hairston

      I am working on a camouflage pattern with green in it and a bit darker for forest and dark green mountain environments.

      J

  71. Allan

    Jason,

    I like the idea of the green camo for some environments. It may not be a typical “mountain” color, but it will make a lot of hunters in lush green country very happy.

    In response to your question about whether people would like to have the ability to have their pants hemmed at your facility, I would say “Yes” when speaking for myself.

    I appreciate the fact that you are always thinking about the next idea to improve or expand your product line for the benefit of your customers. But you really do need to get more sleep! 🙂

    Allan

    • Jason Hairston

      Thanks Allan. Frankly I am too excited about this product line to sleep. You guys are going to love this stuff!

      J

  72. Spence

    Jason,
    I didnt see a response to Jim above, I may have missed it. I also have a short inseam (35×30) and am wondering about any issues with a 5″ hem job. particularly the articulated knees and location of pockets.
    Spence

    • Jason Hairston

      Hi Spense,

      You will not have any problems with the pockets, the articulated knees on a 36″ pant begins at 20″ and you can have the top of you knee begin 1″ above that and fit into the articulation. I hope this helps. Please let me know if you still have any questions or are unclear.

      Jason

  73. Stephen Hand

    Hi Jason,
    The Attack Pants look great. However, I think some green in the camo would help for some conditions . I am wondering about the pant proportions for me. I am 6 feet tall but long waisted. I usually wear tall 2XL tops and regular 2XL bottoms. Normally my jean size would be 38×30. Having been off my feet with a sciatic nerve problem for 4 months, a few weeks ago, 40X30 is now a better fit. At my age, the weight won’t come off very soon. So, if I ordered a 40 inch and shortened them to 30 inches, would the knees and other proportions work out right?
    How many layers did you need when hunting and camping with snow on the ground? And would there be room for more than one layer under the pants?
    Could you comment on your rain gear? Maybe I missed something.
    I am anxious to see your full line of clothing and equipment.
    Thanks, Jason.

    • Jason Hairston

      Hi Stephen,

      I am sorry to hear about your back. This is a tough injury to overcome I wish you well soon. There will be no issue with the pockets in regards to length, just where exactly the articulated knee will hit you. On a 40″ pant the knee is going to being at 20″. Probably the best thing to do is order a pair and try it, if you do not feel the knee is going to work for you I will pay for the return shipping. You will be able to layer up several layers underneath this pant without a problem.

      Jason

  74. Benji Hill

    Pants look great! Assuming they are quiet as well…? Some synthetics rub upon themselves and make unnatural noises, but I’m sure you guys are on it. Can’t wait to test drive.
    Benji

    • Jason Hairston

      Hi Benji,

      Great question and I know what you are concerned about with technical synthetics. Yes these pants are quiet. Thanks for the comment and interest in KUIU.

      Jason

  75. Matt

    I tried reading through all the comments / questions to ensure this is the 1st time this came up. Aplogize if I missed a post, there is a lot!

    Any thoughts on making a shirt out of the same material as the pants? Sort of like the old Sitka Gear Mt Shirt? I think this shirt would be much better due to the fabric you have chosen.. Perhaps 2012? : )

    Thanks!

    • Jason Hairston

      Hi Matt,

      I currently do not have this in my development line list for 2012, however if we get enough requests it certainly will be an easy one to add. Thank you for your comments.

      Jason

      • Drake Atwood

        I would love to see something similar to the old Mountain Shirt. That was one of my favorite pieces that you made early on.

        • Jason Hairston

          Well noted Drake. I have something in the works made out of Merino that I think you will love.

          J

  76. Richard Wooster

    Jason

    A followup to Matt’s question. I have been following the blog and if I am being redundant apologize. In the absence of a shirt to go with the attack pant, what are you recommending to wear for a complete outfit after the base layers? I am interested in your suggestions for layering for both a warm weather and cold weather outfit.
    Thanks
    Richard

    • Larry Schwartz

      I was wondering the same thing. Is the Guide Jacket supposed to be the everyday top that goes with the Attack Pant bottom?

    • Justin Starck

      After I get moving in the morning, all I normally need is my lightweight merino and midweight merino (not KUIU yet). So, with the KUIU system I would wear the Guide jacket until I warmed up and then strip down to the merino. I don’t really see a need for another shirt. For that reason, I really like the articles of clothing Jason focused on for this first release. However, I woul have liked to see what he came up with for gaiters. Guess I will have to wait.

  77. Rodney

    Jason,
    The Attack Pants look and sound well thought out and as always, functional. What a pleasure to have such high quality gear to use on our hunts! One of the new areas of focus that pleases me further is the incorporation of gusseted crotch. I have used Duluth Trading Company pants, shirts, and coats for work for years over Carhartts because of this factor. They are more comfortable, allow easier movement, and won’t tear out as easily. Way to go again Jason, great incorporation! Hopefully, the gussets will be in the shirt and coats as well. Also, thanks for including the weighs on all items; this too is very useful in planning ones’ hunts. Shuteye Packgoats, Rodney

  78. Allan

    The only problem I would have with wearing the Merino as an outer layer shirt is that knits tend to snag on things. So, a smoother faced shirt would be nice at some point. I certainly have plenty of other shirts to wear, so this is not high on my list of priorities for Kuiu clothing. Someday.

    Allan

  79. JR Quarnberg

    Do the attack pants have knee pads? Will any of the other pants have knee pads?

    I would do almost anything for this gear to be offered in max one camo! Any chance of that?

  80. ryan hiatt

    I am going on a spring bear hunt on kodiak island, an i would like to try out the attack pants! I will b leaving abt the middle of april how can i get my hands on a pair an will i have them in time for the hunt? I live in NC
    PS- Or is there another type of pant that you would recommend that would suit better??

  81. katie cleaver

    Nice Job today at your office opening party. I visited briefly with John & Tana Ward. thanks for the hat and i wish you great success!
    Katie & Sean Cleaver, Woodland, CA

    • Jason Hairston

      Hi Katie,

      Thank you for the nice words, it was a VERY fun day. I really appreciate all the support. Thank you for coming.

      Jason

  82. Juan

    I too would like to know if kuiu products will be available in other patterns? I am a max-1 fan as well like JR, and beings his post never got answered I figured I would post up. I like the vias pattern cuz it is simple and would have no problem wearing the vias pattern, but I also read you intended it for use as a long range pattern, and well I am an archer. But it seems like it would work good at even close ranges, what are your thoughts? But then again, having been a max-1 fan for the last 3 or so years, I would like to see that as an option as well. I was a a little late to the whole kuiu craze sadly and was just curious, is there any way I could get my hands on some gear by July? And I would also like to thank you for all your hard work and effort you babe put into kuiu! Ever since stumbling upon kuiu I have began the debate of Sitka or Kuiu?? Well after reading the blog and such you have made my decision for me, Kuiu is the gear I am going with. And it is due to your honesty and in depth look at what all goes into Kuiu. And that I appreciate very much and the cold hard facts of the materials didn’t hurt either lol. So I look forward to wearing Kuiu this coming fall ( keeping fingers crossed that I can have my gear by then)! So once again thank you, and I wish you the best of luck with Kuiu!
    Juan Puente, Twin Falls, ID

    • Paul Chrena

      Order now and have your gear in a few days. Most items are in stock. When you get it if you don’t love it send it back…. I bet you don’t! Have someone take a few black and white pics of you wearing KUIU at 15 yards and you just might not care for your beloved max-1 anymore. I am happy I spent my money on KUIU and not the other stuff!!!

  83. jim thomas

    Jason – Got my two layer tops and vest. Great quality and material. Just wanted to put my two cents in on making a 32″ inseam Attack pant for us short-legged folks. At 32″ I would be able to hem to 30-31″ if necessary and still utilize the functionality of the articulated knee. Look forward to picking up more KUIU gear soon. You have done a fantastic job on marketing and from what I can tell you have been able to deliever on the goods. Keep up the great work.

    • Jason Hairston

      Hi Jim,

      Did you buy the Attack Pant? I have had several others buy this pant and hem it with shorter inseams and said the articulated knee was fine. Let me know, this information is helpful.

      Jason

      • jim thomas

        Jason – I didn’t order the Attack Pant because when I measured my length from waist to knee I was at about 17″. Since I am in the range of 34-36″ waist I figured they may be too short. I guess I could order them and try them but didn’t want to waste everyone’s time sending/resending. Sure was excited about the inofrmation on the Schoeller fabric rain gear. Can’t wait to see how they work out.

  84. Rob

    Just received my attack pants and guide coat. Very nice. It is sad that the product is made in Canada where I live, goes down to the states, I order it and pay the crazy exchange rates (which I was prepared for) and then get hammered just short of $200 in duty fees. Holy crap was my wife pissed at me!

    • KUIU Ultralight Hunting

      Rob,
      Unfortunately the duty fees are out of our control, however we are working on a solution that we are hoping to roll out next year.

  85. Glenn Aderholdt

    Good morning. I’m looking at getting a pair of attack pants and guide DCS jacket for a family ski trip with the hope of using them later on a western hunting trip in the not too distant future. What do you think?

    • Jason Hairston

      They would certainly work depending on how cold it is and how many layers you have on underneath. This is a 250g/m2 stretch woven fabric, which may be a bit thin for skiing. You may be better served using the Guide Pants, which are soft shell and stop the wind and offer more warmth.