All KUIU subscribers are invited to KUIU\'s sh...

All KUIU subscribers are invited to KUIU’s showroom Grand Opening on Saturday, April 16th. We are expecting quite a turn out. We will be raffling off gear, offering Grand Opening Specials, giving away gift bags to the first 100 people through the door, food catered by Buds Pub & Grill, music and refreshments. I hope to meet those of you that can make it, please let us know you are a subscriber; we have a special gift for subscribers who make the event.


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  1. Eric Johnson

    Darn, we will be driving right by Dixon on April 15 on our way back to Wyoming. Will stop by if our plans get delayed by a day. Sure to be a fun bash! Congratulations on getting KUIU to market!

  2. Luis Jayme

    Cool Jason! I´m so sorry a very long trip from Barcelona, but Have a Very Good Time! Great Job Friend!

  3. Ryan

    Can’t be there in person, but I’ll be there in spirit! Congrats on the launch!

  4. Brad

    Good luck w/ your open house, I hope it is fun.
    Looking forward to breaking in your gear.

  5. Kendall

    Ah man, free grub, raffle, tunes and a Kuiu gearapalooza? Wish I could make it. Gonna be running across Zion that day. While you’ll be living it up I’ll be suffering in the desert.

  6. Doug Rauls

    I’ll be there in spirit.
    I’ll play around a bit and see if I can photo-shop an image of me wearing some KUIU gear.

  7. G. Todd Brooks

    Thanks for the invite JASON ! it should be a real Barn Burner.

  8. Jerry V

    Only a 12hr drive……just wish gas prices were lower

  9. Matt

    Wish l could be there. Maybe in late June when I visit family in Reno. Sure would be fun to meet everyone and put some faces to all the posts. Good luck!

  10. Doug

    Didn’t realize you were right next door. Any chance of picking-up ordered gear at the Grand Opener?

  11. joe

    wish i could be there, all the way in alaska here, hope it all goes good

  12. Tom Ryle

    Unfortunately, I’ll be stacking up turkeys with my daughter that day but I wish I could make it down. Maybe another day for some pig hunting!
    Best of luck with the event!


    • Jason Hairston

      Anytime Tom. Let me know and I will take care of the details.


  13. Mark B

    Thanks for the invite…very much looking forward to the grand opening! Congrats again on making all of this happen!

    • Jason Hairston

      Thank you Mark.


  14. John Burnett

    What’s the nearest airport? 😉

    • Jason Hairston


  15. Larry Schwartz


    Dang, I will be cheering on my son at a wrestling meet that day.

    If I mail a life-sized cardboard cutout of myself to the store will that count? I’ll include a pre-paid FedEx shipping box so you can send me my stuff.

    Please make sure to take lots of pix and videos, then post them here so your virtual family can enjoy the virtual party!

    • Jason Hairston

      We wish him luck and I will shoot a lot of photos to share with everyone.


  16. George Hicks

    Can’t wait to see the new digs! See you on the 16th.

    • Jason Hairston

      Thanks George,

      Sorry I missed you last month on the hog hunt. See you on the 16th.


  17. Stephen Hand


    I plan to be there. I would not miss it for anything else!

    Can not wait to help you celebrate your Grand Opening.

    • Jason Hairston

      Thanks Stephen, I look forward to meeting you and showing you the gear and showroom. We will have the Icons on display.


  18. Dave

    I’ll be there.

    • Jason Hairston

      Great Dave, I was hoping you would make it down for the opening. I look forward to meeting you.


      • Dave

        Didn’t get a chance to talk to you as it was pretty busy and you were showing off the packs. Picked up the items I wanted to try on before buying. Shaun helped me out(mutual friend). Maybe we can hook up some other time soon.

  19. Robert Prasad

    Awesome. Not too far away from Sac. I plan to be there. Hopefully be one of the first 100

    • Jason Hairston

      See you there Robert, glad you can make it.


  20. Derek

    Where’s the Seattle Satellite store grand opening going to be??? Darn-it!

    • Jason Hairston

      Some day Derek. We have to dream big for KUIU.


  21. Cory Benge

    Nearest Airport? And is there a shower at the KUIU headquarters? LOL If so I’ll bring my sleeping bag! LOL

    • Jason Hairston

      Cory, we would love to have you hear. The weather is nice this time of year. 85 degrees today.


  22. Paul Chrena

    Thanks Jason, but Cali is a bit to far from Indiana. Congrats!! I hope all goes well for KUIU. I can’t wait to order the gloves and belt so I have a complete system.

    It would be great if KUIU had its own page/site/forum, what ever you would call it, for all of us to post photos and tell stories of our success while in KUIU camo/clothing. No need for everyone to stop chatting just because the product is on the market. It could be like the Widow wall… Just food for thought

    • Jason Hairston

      I like your Forum Idea. Let me talk to Eric about how to create a KUIU forum. I will keep you tuned on this. Thank you.


  23. Jarrett Babincsak

    Jason, I love the concept behind the brand. Your feel for good product design and brand marketing are impeccable. The whole business model – from choosing and developing a differentiated product concept to brand build/momentum creation, thru to final execution/launch – would make a great MBA case study on how to start a small business.

    I turned dozens of people on to Sitka in its early days and was elated when it hit the market (and from a fellow traditional bowhunter no less). I respect the risk you’ve taken and the time you’ve invested; if the KUIU gear performs as I expect it will, I’ll be a big advocate.

    Thanks for pushing the envelope and best of luck.

    • Jason Hairston

      Thanks Jarrett, I appreciate the nice comments. A case study, that would be interesting on how all of this came together. Great people in the best market have so much to do with KUIU’s success.


  24. Chris Kitts

    Congrats on the launch and grand opening! Wish I lived closer, I would definately be there.


    • Jason Hairston

      Thanks Chris!

  25. GeorgeE

    Looking forward to it Jason…

    • Jason Hairston

      Thanks George.


  26. Joaquin d’A

    So many miles of ocean and land in between. Otherwise I’d love to share some time with the KUIU family. Thanks anyway and have fun that day!


    • Jason Hairston

      Thanks Joaquin.


  27. Chris Foster

    Sorry I can’t make it. If it’s any consolation, the grand opening hunt for your gear will be a Spring 2011 Baranof/Kuiu Brown and Black bear spring hunt. So get that FedEx box to me in the next three weeks please.
    Congrats on a fablulous product launch. I know there are still a few gear heads on the fence. Keep the momentum going and solid objective gear reviews commming.

  28. Matt

    Jason, congrats again. Appreciate all you have done in luanching this project. I’m sure the grand opening will be blast, bit of drive from AK or I would be there!

    • Jason Hairston

      Thanks Matt.


    • Mike P


      If you can pick me up in Alberta on the way from AK we can split the gas money 🙂

      Congrats on the launch and grande opening Jason, take lots of pics.

      Mike P

      • Matt

        I be too tempted to stay in Alberta… Hunted there once when I was a kid.. Always dreamed of going back. Beautiful country you got there..

  29. Danny P

    Thanks Jason, I will most likely be able to attend depending on my work schedule.Looking forward to the grand opening!

  30. Dan Carden

    Looking forward to meeting some interesting people and Jason too. I live close by so i will be there…..

  31. KirkE

    Sorry for you guys that live far away. Jason, a few of us from Sac will be headin’ over.

  32. Scott Rossingnol

    Congrats on all the early success! Can’t wait to see the stuff in person at the Grand Opening.

  33. Adam Casagrande


    I am going to be in CO that weekend any chance I can get up there before or after?

  34. Shane

    Any ideas or thoughts about having some T-Shirts made with the Kuiu emblem or name… possibly in the accessories section of your site? I think it would be pretty cool to display the Kuiu name and emblem some how on just a cotton T-Shirt for just day-to-day wear! I would wear it!! Just curious! Congrats on the Big Grand Opening! Can’t wait to get my gear in! Thanks again!

    • Jason Hairston

      Hi Shane,

      Yes, they will be introduced at the Grand Opening. I will have them up on the site shortly after. 6 different designs, 3 different colors dark brown, bone & white. I appreciate the input and comments.


  35. Jon Gunderson

    What are you normal hours of operation. I will be in the Sacramento area the next week 21-24. Woul like to stop in and say hello if you will be around?

  36. Phil stone

    Parked the tractor…to wet anyway…and am en route!!!

    • Jason Hairston

      Thank you Phil for getting off the tractor and making the opening. It was very nice to meet everyone and I cannot tell you how much I appreciate you taking the time to make the trip! I really appreciate all the support.


  37. GeorgeE

    Very nice place, Jason…Nice time, good food and the Packs are cool! That and the T-shirts are a hit as well…Great job again!


    • Jason Hairston

      Thank you George!!! I really appreciate the support and taking the time to come out to the opening. It was very nice to meet you.


  38. Mark Brunello

    Thank you for hosting an awesome grand opening event today! Great food, drink, music and company! It was great to finally put the face to the name. I’m stoked on all of the new gear that I picked up today and look forward to using it this fall. Thanks again.

    • Jason Hairston

      Hi Mark,

      You are more than welcome! What a great day. It was so nice to finally meet so many great people from the blog. Thank you for taking the time to make the trip and all the wonderful support.


  39. Rob P

    It was a pleasure meeting you on Saturday and talking with you about some of the hunting photos on your wall. My friend Chris and I arrived a little early and you took the time to come up to us and introduce yourself. I had been looking to getting a set of Merino base layers for a while and I’m glad I waited to buy them from you. I look forward to getting some more of your gear in the future. Your show room came out really nice. Thanks for the hat and for putting on a great event. Good to see a local company be a major player in the hunting market.