As hunters, one of the most important requirements...

As hunters, one of the most important requirements of the gear we use is the ability for it to keep us dry.  Nothing can create more discomfort or potentially be more dangerous than gear that gets wet and stays wet.

By partnering with Toray, KUIU has created the lightest, most breathable, and most comfortable rain gear available in the industry.  Our ULTRA NX, Chugach NX, and Yukon kits all exclusively feature Toray’s Dermizax NX Waterproof Breathable Laminate. Dermizax is both completely windproof and waterproof (20,000mm), and features 200% four-way stretch.  At four-times more breathable (40,000g/m2/24hr) than other waterproof fabrics, Dermizax keeps you dry while still being incredibly lightweight.

In addition to Dermizax, all of KUIU’s rain shells are treated with Toray’s Kudos XR DWR.  Kudos XR DWR performs better and lasts significantly longer than convention DWR.  Critical for any waterproof breathable face fabric, Kudos DWR XR prevents condensation from building up inside of our rain gear, ensuring that you stay dry.

We offer three different rain gear kits:

ULTRA NX  The KUIU ULTRA NX Rain Gear redefines the capabilities of ultralight raingear.  It’s the lightest and most packable 3-layer rain gear system available on the market today.  Designed with minimal features to reduce weight, and a tough and quiet nylon face fabric, the ULTRA NX is light and compact enough to bring with you on every hunt, including where you may only see small amounts of rain.  The ULTRA NX gives you peace of mind without costing you precious weight: it is light enough to pack with you on any hunt, and will offer total protection from even the nastiest wet weather you could encounter. Featuring Toray Stunner Stretch Fabric, ULTRA NX stretches as you move, making it not only light weight but incredibly comfortable for active hunts.

KUIU ULTRA NX Rain Jacket: 8.9 oz
KUIU ULTRA NX Rain Pant: 7.5 oz

“Whether I’m using it to cut the wind during a long glassing session on an alpine ridge or riding out the worst thunderstorms the West can throw at you, the ULTRA NX rain gear has been my go- to for western hunting since we started testing it back in 2013. The durability and breathability are amazing for a fabric this light. Weight and size matter, especially when you’re hunting high and steep, at just over a pound and packing down to the size of a water bottle, there’s no reason to ever leave it at home.” — Shaun Ayers, KUIU Director of Product Development



Chugach NX  The KUIU Chugach NX system is designed as a total backpack rain gear.  Light and compact enough to carry when every ounce counts, yet durable enough to be worn as your primary outer shell no matter the weather on an extended and unsupported hunt.  This is the go-to rain gear designed for the hunter who is carrying everything on their back.  The Chugach NX utilizes Toray’s Primeflex stretch fabric.  Constructed with Toray’s patented spiral yar technology, Primeflex stretches and recovers without having to use heavy and water-absorbing elastics.  Fully seamed taped, the Chugach NX Rain Jacket features a storm hood with 2-direction adjustment, articulated elbows, drop back hem and pit zips.  The Chugach NX Rain Pant is designed with reinforced ankle cuffs, a built-in belt with duraflex metal snap and elastic waist, articulated knees, gusseted crotch, and 2-way full leg zippers.

KUIU Chugach NX Rain Jacket: 18.9 oz
KUIU Chugach NX Rain Pant: 15.5 oz

“The Chugach Rain Gear has been my rain gear of choice for the last 6 years. It has kept me dry and protected in the worst weather that Alaska, British Columbia, The Yukon, NWT, and Montana could muster. It is incredibly durable, light weight, packable, and well designed with everything you need for any backpack hunt. ”– Brendan Burns, KUIU Guide and Outfitter Program Director

Yukon The KUIU Yukon Rain Gear is designed for the hunter who lives in their rain gear for months on end, and is built with extreme durability and loaded with extra features.  Like the Chugach NX, the Yukon is constructed using Toray’s Primelex Stretch Fabric. The Yukon Rain jacket has a great mix of seam sealed pockets, water tight wrist gaskets, pit zips, articulated, reinforced bonded elbows and no-lift gusseted underarms.  The Yukon Rain Pants have articulated knees, gusseted crotch, full-length leg zippers, reinforced knees, seat, and ankle cuff, and a built-in belt and elastic waist.  Both the Yukon Rain Jacket and Rain Pant are fully seam taped.  The KUIU Yukon Rain Gear is heavy duty, and is relied on by northern guides.

Yukon Rain Jacket: 29.2 oz
Yukon Rain Pant: 25.8 oz

“I have hunted in Northern BC for over 30 years in the most demanding of weather conditions and KUIU is the first to deliver on keeping me dry and comfortable both in hiking and riding.  Highly recommend the extremely durable KUIU Yukon Rain Gear.”– Arthur Thompson, Gundahoo River Outfitters, British Columbia

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This article has 10 comment(s)

  1. Casey Nearing

    Good Day
    Im new to hunting but always been into mountaineering. I spend a lot of time in outdoor environments, work requires it of me. If its raining or snowing I’m in the middle of it. Just like when your 10 miles in on a hunt and the rain starts your stuck with it. Your rain gear is great but I feel like it could use a pair of water proof gloves. Something in the Peloton 130 or 200 range that are extremely nimble breathable and add grip when your hands are cold and num from becoming soaked thew. Maybe this is already in the works just a thought.


    • KUIU Ultralight Hunting

      Thank you for the feedback, Casey.

  2. John

    I like my Chugach Jacket. Perfect weight durability balance.

    But for new Zealand conditions a longer Jacket would be great as we mostly wear a jacket without over trousers , sometimes with shorts,

    • KUIU Ultralight Hunting

      Thank you, John.

  3. аcа

    Do you plan to make ULTRA NX Rain Jacket in more color options?Like Graphite

    • KUIU Ultralight Hunting

      At this time, we do not have any plans to make the ULTRA NX in solid colors. However, with more requests like this, we may consider it in the future.

  4. Michael Lindley

    I have two out of three sets you mentioned here and, when chosen for the task at hand, are awesome. I want to echo what others have said here and elsewhere, please continue to offer solid colors in your outerwear. Some of us like to keep a low profile, especially when scouting in competitive areas. Plus I often wear your products for non-hunting activities as well because the performance can’t be beat. Thanks for listening!

    • KUIU Ultralight Hunting

      Thank you for the suggestions, Michael. I appreciate your support for KUIU!

  5. Jacob Hayden

    I would really like to see the solid colors in this years rain gear. I would pull the trigger right now on the Chugach if it was in major brown.

    • KUIU Ultralight Hunting

      Thank you for the feedback, Jacob.