Hi Everyone, I need your help with KUIU\'s colo...

Hi Everyone,

I need your help with KUIU’s color pallet. I am ordering more solids which have sold incredibly well.  Some of you have made suggestions of preferred colors and tones for certain products in the line.  I have enclosed a fabric category color breakdown. I would really appreciate your input. Please let know your suggestions, preferences and ideas for additional colors and/or changes to the current color choices.

Merino 185 & 250
Brindle
Silver Sage

Attack Pant
Charcoal

Spindrift
Coffee Bean

Guide Series
Major Brown
Frost Grey

Chugach Series
Frost Grey

Icon Packs
Major Brown

 

I look forward to hearing from you and thank you in advance for all of your support and help.

 

Jason

 

This article has 197 comment(s)

  1. Mike P

    I would love to see Major Brown in the pants and Frost Grey in the Pack…Spindrift in Frost Grey would be good too.

    Mike P

    • Jason Hairston

      Dont you guys ever sleep?? Well noted Mike thanks for the quick reply.

      J

  2. David Telfer

    How about a brindle or some type of tan color for the icon packs.

    • Jason Hairston

      Well noted David! Thank you.

      Jason

  3. Ryan Bales

    The Spindrift as a solid in the Coffee Bean will be my next purchase, however, I will wait if you put a hood on it in the future;) It’s really hard to justify which garments I would want in solid or in Vias! For me, the Icon Pack and the Spindrift are really the only ones that just stick out as obvious choices for the solid color pallet.

    • Jason Hairston

      Thanks Ryan for the input here.

      J

    • Jason Hairston

      Yes, they would be well suited for the panhandle for sure. I have a good green color in mind.

      Jason

      • Jake Abbott

        I really like the VIAS pattern Jason. Could you come up with a VIAS pattern in greenish hues? That would be sweet for around here!

    • Jason Hairston

      I am working on a few green ideas and concepts, I will keep you posted.

      J

  4. Kyle

    Ranger Green would be great. It is a smoky green color that blends in a variety of environs and looks damn good, too.

    • Jason Hairston

      Well noted Kyle. Thank you!

      Jason

  5. Mike Rogers

    I’d like to see Attack pants in some lighter color than charcoal… khaki and grey work well for me and I also like a light olive color. I’ll buy solids almost any time I can because I just don’t care for camo generally.

    I don’t really care for the darker brown…call it a grizzly bear/ moose thing.

    • Jason Hairston

      Well noted Mike.

      Jason

  6. Clint Vetsch

    Frost Grey in the Icon Packs would be great

    • Jason Hairston

      Well noted Clint! Thank you for the input.

      J

  7. Joshua

    The Charcoal is one of my favorite colors. More items could be made in that color.

    • Jason Hairston

      I really like the charcoal as well. Thank you.

      J

  8. Mark

    I’d love to see some solids that are more orientated towards forest colors i.e. olive or dark green which a few others have commented on. I think this would also fill a bit of a niche whilst some of us wait for a green/grey version of the VIAS camouflage pattern.

    • Clayton Lamb

      Will there be a Vias with more grey/green? I didnt go for it, b/c it was too tan and light for the type of high country hunting I do in BC

      • Jason Hairston

        Working on it Clayton.

        J

    • Jason Hairston

      Noted on the green Mark.

      Jason

    • Jason Hairston

      Thanks Mark, well noted on all of your comments.

      J

  9. Sam

    I purchased the Guide Jacket, Attack Pants, and the Chugach Rainwear in Vias because I plan on using those pieces strictly for hunting. If the Attack Pants are as good as I think they will be, I will be purchasing an additional pair in Charcoal, which looks darn sharp, for hiking/snow sports. I personally couldn’t ask for more with those pieces..

    As far as the Icon Pack and Base Layers, I would like those colors to be neutral/earth tones so that I could multi-sport them. I love the brown of the Icon, but I am hesitant to use that pack without an orange cover/panel for safety reasons.

    So to finally chime in with my preference with the reasoning above, I’m partial to darker greys or darker greens/blues for the Icon and greens/blues for the Base Layers.

    • Jason Hairston

      Thanks Sam, great input and thank you for the help.

      Jason

  10. Doug P

    Put me me in the olive drab camp. All the clothing.

    I like the look of the Major Brown, but it is a bit dark.

    • Justin Starck

      Jason, something close to the Arcteryx Coffee Bean would be a nice olive drab type color. Check out my Facebook profile picture.

    • Jason Hairston

      Noted on the Olive Camp Doug.

      Jason

    • Jason Hairston

      Thanks Doug!

      J

  11. Justin Starck

    IMO
    Merino – Charcol and Brindle, the Silver Sage and brindle are too close too the same, so I think you could drop the S.S.
    Attack – Keep the Charcol, add Brindle and maybe the Major Brown
    Spindrift – Just the Coffee Bean is fine.
    Guide Series – Keep the Major Brown and Frost Grey, add Brindle
    Chugach – Keep the Frost Grey and add Charcol or Major Brown or Brindle
    Icon Pack – Just Major Brown is fine

    • Jason Hairston

      Thanks Justin for the complete breakdown this is very helpful.

      Jason

  12. Tony Mudd

    Jason,

    Personally I would NOT change anything. When I first saw the solid colors I wanted one of each, seriously! My only suggestion would be to possibly add another color option to the attack pant, maybe something a little lighter than coffee bean.

    Tony

    • Jason Hairston

      Thanks Tony, I am glad to hear you like the colors in the line.

      Jason

  13. John Garren

    I agree with Jake and Kyle on either olive drab or ranger green. Love to see something like this on Chugach jacket.

    • Jason Hairston

      Well noted John.

      J

  14. Tom Ryle

    I’m a big fan of a dull medium hue olive drab/sage or tan, similar to the Brindle. I typically wear acrylic fleece in I notice that in low light conditions these “soft” hues tend to receed and blend into the shadows vs. “glow” as many patterns and others colors will. Major Brown would be too dark in this scenario, but I love that color sort of by accident. I purchased a Cabela’s parka in a very similar “UPS truck” brown color and found that I love it for dark rainy days in the big timber. I’m a fan of all your other colors as they stand.

    • Tom Ryle

      Sorry – correction: I typically wear acrylic fleece in olive drab and I notice that in low light conditions these “soft” hues tend to receed and blend into the shadows vs. “glow” as many patterns and others colors will.

      • Jason Hairston

        Got it! Thanks.

        J

    • Jason Hairston

      Great input as usual Tom! Very well noted on these colors. Thank you.

      Jason

  15. Brian McElrea

    I love the frost grey or charcoal for the spindrift. Frost for base layers too. Thanks for adding more to spend money on. My wife curses KUIU… but she butchers the pronunciation. Lol

    • Jason Hairston

      Thanks Brian. Only those who know how to say it really know KUIU. I say the same thing about GUCCI with my wife and I curse them as well:)).

      J

  16. Steve Ameral

    I like the green idea in all the outer wear.

    • Jason Hairston

      Thanks Steve. That would work well on the coast for you.

      J

  17. Isaac Rowland

    I have the need to look “professional” while spending long weeks in the Alaska bush, so solid colors are much appreciated.

    My personal vote would be for the addition of a low key green to most of the outerwear. The Frost Grey looks good initially but would end up looking like dirt fairly quickly in my line of work. Would prefer a slightly darker color of grey. Actually the Charcoal on the Attack pants would fit the bill. I would really like to see all the outerwear with that option.

    The “Major Brown” looks good, but I would be afraid to wear it during moose season, which kind of defeats the purpose.

    • Jason Hairston

      Well noted Isaac. Lots of requests for a good quality green in the line.

      Jason

  18. Jerron

    Charcoal suits me well. I can’t wait to get the attack pants in this color.

    • Jason Hairston

      Noted Jerron. Thank you.

      J

  19. Jake Abbott

    It seems as though the greens are a top pick!

    • Jason Hairston

      Yep, lots of requests for green.

      J

  20. Rob B

    Damn you guys are quick on the draw. Only thing I can think of (if it hasn’t been mentioned) is the packs in a light brown and the chugach jacket/pant in a darker grey or olive. Cheers guys, really stoked for the kit to get here!
    Rob

    • Jason Hairston

      Great input, thanks Rob!

      J

  21. Matt

    I like the Charcoal gray of my Attack Pants.
    It would be interesting to see the Brindle in a shade darker and a green like what Patagonia called Alpha green.

    • Jason Hairston

      Good call Matt on the Alpha Green.

      J

  22. JohnC

    I haven’t received my charcoal trousers or frost jacket yet but…assuming the pants are as great as everyone says, I like the brindle, would be nice in any/all outer layer. I like the Major Brown, too. As for the base layers, not as important, to me.

    And I’m really glad to hear that the solids are popular. With the quality and functional styling, it’s not hard to imagine you selling this line to people who want to wear this stuff for a lot more than hunting. And also to hunters that don’t feel the need to wear all camo. I am in!

    • Jason Hairston

      Trousers…I love this. Noted on the color recommendations.

      Jason

  23. Jeffrey

    I noticed in your picture on one of the hunts that it was snowing, may I suggest light colors to match the early season of winter. Whites, grey and light browns. I am suggesting the first snow time of the year, patches of snow on the ground or even late spring while hunting spring bear. I’m not talking about a full white out time of winter but the inbetween seasons.
    I would be more than will to test it here in the Yukon. wink wink 🙂

    • Jason Hairston

      Thanks Jeff, great suggestions here. Thanks for the offer to test:)

      Jason

  24. Drake Atwood

    I am a big fan of charcoal. It would be nice to have all the clothing available in a darker charcoal. You can’t beat hunting in Vias, but I would want to have the dark charcoal for scouting, training and every day use.

    • Jason Hairston

      Thank Drake! Well noted.

      Jason

  25. GeorgeE

    I got my Attack Trousers in the Charcoal…Would like to see a tan in there or another neutral color to match the Vias Camo….G-

    • Jason Hairston

      Thanks George, I hope you like your Attack Trousers.

      J

  26. Dan Geiger

    Solid color for the pack(Grey or Brown) and major brown for the Attack pants.Solid for the gloves as well.

    • Jason Hairston

      Thanks Dan! Well noted.

      J

  27. Tim Donovan

    For those of us who sweat when we concentrate, let alone run ridges…..trucker hat, vias. Thanks for taking the input.

    • Jason Hairston

      I am working on this Tim!

      J

  28. Jack Guard

    Olive Drab, Ranger Green and Desert Tan. You can imagine where i would use everything.

    • Larry Schwartz

      Jack…HOAHH!

    • Jason Hairston

      Well noted Jack! Thank you for your service.

      J

  29. Walt

    I would also have to say Olive Drab or something similar.

    • Jason Hairston

      Noted Walt, thank you for taking the time to comment.

      Jason

  30. Carlton Carter

    I would suggest a loden green in the pants & jackets. Also a dark/med khaki in the attack pants. Dark enough not to show dirt but light enough for wearing with a dark shirt.

    • Jason Hairston

      Thanks Carlton, I like these color suggestions.

      Jason

  31. David Ambuhl

    I would love to see the vest in some solid color existing or new. Also the attack pant in possible a brindle or tanish is something I would purchase. You went ahead and made this great clothin that now I want to wear afield and on the street. I know it is geared for the hunt but many people are going to enjoy wearing this day to day as well.

    Well done!

    David

    • Jason Hairston

      I am with you on the day to day wear. The Attack pants are the most comfortable pants I have ever put on. I think Kirstyn is tired of them on me:) Especially because we only made them in Charcoal. More colors to come.

      Jason

  32. Bruce M

    I think the olive drab on all products would help fill the current void of forest colors. I’m not a real fan of the current frost grey as it would show dirt real fast. I know the grey is a neutral color, but its just real boring. The green tones are warmer tones in the color wheel while you can still accomplish the “neutral tone” objective.

    • Jason Hairston

      Well stated Bruce.

      J

  33. Bob Kilgore

    this is my first post to the blog and i can’t wait to get the gear i have ordered. i must say it is unique and refreshing to find a company that truly seems to care about the consumers wants and needs. as far as colors go a green/gray color would be good for the attack pants and the spindrift. i love the vias camo for the mountains and out west but at some point i hope you will develop another pattern for the hardwoods.

    once again kudos to your company for a great business model. if my gear is as good as the launch i will be very impressed.

    bob k

    • Jason Hairston

      Thanks Bob for joining us. I hope this is the first of many posts to come from you. I sincerely appreciate all the help. Everyone who is part of this blog have so many good ideas and suggestion. This information is so helpful to building the best gear in the world. Your color comments are very well note. Please let me know if you come up with any other ideas.

      Jason

  34. Spence

    Another for a ranger green or light drab attack pant

    • Jason Hairston

      Noted Spence!

      J

  35. Will Sims

    I’d like to see an olive or light olive even. I prefer solids but think most are too dark.

    • Jason Hairston

      Thanks Will, well noted on the colors.

      Jason

  36. Brian

    Would like to see Attack pants in Major Brown, khaki, and/or olive drab. I wear these to work so I need a little variety. Thanks for a great product.

    • Jason Hairston

      Very well noted on these colors. I wear them to work as well and like this selections.

      Jason

  37. Larry Schwartz

    Jason,
    I will cast my vote for a med tan/khaki/coyote type of color, first on the Icon packs and also as a consideration for the apparel. Khaki is still a great color for blending in with the environment. It would also help address the military market whose members I am sure would like the base layers and beanies to help augment their gear.

    Larry

    • Jason Hairston

      Thank Larry! You are always looking outside the box for me! I appreciate this very much. Those color are very well noted.

      Jason

  38. Doug

    I would love to see some more solid colors. I like the idea of a green color but would much rather see a brown. Something darker than khaki, though. I really like the flat dark earth color.

    Once again Jason, you’ve outdone yourself. Thanks for listening.

    • Jason Hairston

      Thanks Doug, well noted. I love to hear from you all, much better ideas than I can come up with on my own. I appreciate the help.

      J

  39. Mike

    I would like to see the Attack Pant in a Khaki color and Flat Dark Earth so I can wear them to work in business casual setting… I also think flat dark earth would be great for the packs as well.

    Thanks,
    Mike

    • Jason Hairston

      Thanks Mike. How does Flat Dark Earth differ than Major Brown?

      Jason

  40. Ken Allen

    Hi Jason,
    I would like to see the pants in a brindle or silver sage color. I noticed that someone else mentioned loden green and I like that color really well too.
    Thanks,
    Ken

    • Jason Hairston

      Thanks Ken, well noted.

      J

  41. Bill Davis

    I would like to see an olive green or Tan in the Icon an maybe a tan or khaki added to the Attack pants….

    • Jason Hairston

      Well noted Bill.

      J

  42. Roger

    Some additional colors I would like to see for the guide vest, guide jacket, and spindrift jacket include a dark rust-orange and a dark stoneground-mustard yellow. Black would be good for the base layers.

    • Jason Hairston

      I like those colors as well.

      J

    • Matthew B.

      Second the vest in solid colors. Especially a blaze orange would be awesome.
      I would like to see the my old standby fishing/summer backpacking and hunting color of navy/dark blue. I find that to be the best all around color if you are wanting to wear them all the time.

  43. Huntem

    For the base layers, I prefer black. I’m far from a Mr. Fashion but like the flexibility to wear base layers while working, skiing or enjoying the cold Mother Nature offers.

    Looking to place my order soon.

    • Jason Hairston

      Thanks Huntem, well noted on the black.

      Jason

  44. Lee

    I am going to agree with everyone above that olive green and a tan would be great in all the clothing. I am not a big fan of wearing camo outside of hunting situations and having more earth tone solid color options would be great for the rest of the year when I am in the hills.

    • Jason Hairston

      Thank you Lee. Green certainly seems to be a popular recommendation.

      J

  45. Cody Canale

    I think the Attack Pant and the Chugach Series offered in a tone/shade of brown would be an excellent option.. The brown is a good looking color..

    • Jason Hairston

      Well noted Cody. Thank you.

      J

  46. Jerry V

    Would like to see a olive drab or foliage green in the Guide jacket, vest, Attack pants and all the Merino items. Keep the Major brown and Charcoal, a dark green would compliment them well, especially in a forest enviroment.

    JV

    • Jason Hairston

      Thank you Jerry! I really appreciate it.

      Jason

  47. Chris Jewell

    Mornin Jason,
    If the Merino zip t’s were in say a charchoal or sage green a guy might be able to where them aroun for casual dress- the range, shopping maybe even church. Another thought as simple as it may seem- it would be great to have KUIU T shirts to wear around for everyday use.
    Thanks for the great work.

    • Jason Hairston

      Hi Chris, well noted. Tee’s will be up on the site later this week.

      J

  48. Matt

    I like all the colors. Too many choices fog my mind. Vias perfect for the hunting I do in Colorado and one day Alaska. Solids have a nice selection to choose from for gear that would not be used with the bow. I’m happy with current colors.

    • Jason Hairston

      Thank you Matt!

  49. Randy

    As others have already mentioned, loden and khaki/tan would be worthwhile options for the Attack pants, vest and jackets. Lots to consider, but thanks for allowing us the ability to share our personal opinions. Love that feature of this forum!

    • Jason Hairston

      Thank you Randy! Loden is well noted.

      Jason

  50. lloyd

    Jason the Charcoal in the attack pant is a great color. I would like to see that color in your rain gear. It can be used for hunting or back packing.

    • Jason Hairston

      Thank you Lloyd Charcoal is well noted.

      Jason

  51. Doc

    I would like to see Major Brown in all of the jackets if not everything. That is a sweet color.

    • Jason Hairston

      Thank you Doc, I really like the Major Brown as well.

      Jason

  52. JR

    I love the frost grey. I would like to see the tops in frost grey both the merino and guide vest and the ball cap in frost grey or black.

    Also the merino bottoms in vias. I don’t like the top and bottom being different colors and I may just sneak around in my vias underwear sometimes.

    • Jason Hairston

      Thank you JR!

      J

  53. Rob P

    I want to see some solid Olive/loden green in the outer garments either as well as incorporated into the Vias camo, also solid black merino base layers.

    • Jason Hairston

      Olive and Loden are noted. Thank you Rob.

      J

  54. Brandon Olivier

    The camo is perfect for southwestern montana as all colors seem to turn dark over distance…food for thought, possibly the icon in a burnt orange so as to not stand out, cover multiple uses, as well as make locating it a bit easier for those of use who shed the pack and “put the sneek on” that always seems to end up two drainages from our pack.

    • Jason Hairston

      Good idea, I have lost my pack more than once.

      Jason

  55. Ryan Trenka

    I’d love to see some more neutral colors designed for hunting. I have a few pair of cloudveil’s inertia peak pants in tarmac which is a lighter brown color than the coffee bean. The color seems to work really well in the west plus I put 30 weeks in Africa on them and now plan to take all the Kuiu solids back this year for a couple months. The attack pant, guide jacket will be instrumental in solids for me. Olive, Loden, Lighter browns, green a bit darker than sage. etc…

    • Jason Hairston

      Thank you Ryan for the input.

      J

  56. Jason

    I really like the charcoal grey of my attack pants, would love to see the Merino base layers and the vest in that color.

    Would like to see some olive/sage greens as well, Im not a fan of the tans/browns as my outerlayers.

    Black base layers would be a great addition. Black beanie would also be nice.

  57. JR

    185 Crew neck tee in Vias and a solid like Frost Grey or Charcoal please!

  58. Chris

    I would love to see the merino shirts in a black or navy colour as I love to wear my merino everywhere. Also would be interested in a vest that is solid in colour.

  59. Edwin Gordon

    Jason,

    Olive, blue and carbon black would be great. The frost grey is awesome.
    Looking forward to seeing Kuiu’s success. Taking mine to NM for elk in September.

    PS. You should add to the label the item. Took me awhile to figure out whether I received a 185 or 250 zip tee.

    Best,
    Ed

  60. Nick

    I’ve always been partial to Olive green, the Sitka stormfront green is a favorite.

  61. Tony Turra

    Based on the originality of the Icon pack (being the first carbon fiber frame heavy use pack) to marked, I think Kuiu has a huge potential to market this product outside of the hunting community. I for one being an avid back-country outdoorsmen, if I am not hunting I like to have some of my outer layer clothing and equipment in more of a standout “safety” color such as solid red or orange. I would love to see that icon pack offered in red.

  62. Cody C

    I would like to also see the Vias with some more light green/gray. I use alot of the Cabelas Outfitter camo pattern as it has the same large pattern concept. I recieved my Guide Jacket and Attack pants the other night in Vias and I think it will blend in great here in the Nevada, the web pictures dont do it justice. More gray colors in the merino and packs other than that love the product.

    • Cody C

      Almost forgot would like to see the Attack pant in a gray also.

  63. Ryan

    Just an idea, but what bout guide beanie in blaze orange for late season gun hunters…

  64. Jeff M. Valunas

    Jason-
    Thanks for asking:) I skimmed through the numerous posts, and didn’t see, what first came to my mind… How about flourescent Orange on the Guide Vest??? I think that could be a huge asset to the rifle hunter’s in some states, and since it is a layering piece. Could be fine for the colder weather bow hunters, with the Guide Jacket over, or the Chugach Jacket over! Keeping ‘Ultralight Hunting’ in mind… A piece for more than one use, is always a winner! Maybe even a Trucker Hat, in the flourescent Orange as well. So when we are in a state that requires it, we can still show our love for KUIU!!!
    Have fun at the GRAND OPENING, wish I could have made the trip up… But- Working hard in the summer, to have time to play in the fall/winter:)
    Be Well-
    Jeff M. Valunas

    • Matt

      Good point on the Orange for a vest or hat. Maybe a VIAS Orange pattern reversible vest with standard VIAS (or a solid) on one side and the VIAS Orange on the other. When I have to hunt in the L48 and use orange I like to use an Orange camo as much as possible to break up the stark orange glow. More for my sake than probably anything else…. Perhaps in some states a “camo orange” pattern would not be legal??

      • Jeff M. Valunas

        Thanks Matt-
        I was hoping I was not the only one to think that would be nice. Although, I can almost hear- Those that may have an issue!!! I was thinking ‘aloud’, on a blog… KUIU, is about Mountain Hunting, and although most people will never be lucky enough (to draw, or purchase), that ‘Once-in-a-Lifetime’ tag… I thought it was a GREAT suggestion, for the lower48 hunters!!! BTW, the ‘Silver Sage’… Perhaps, the best color ever… For anything!!!

        • Jason Hairston

          Thanks Jeff!!

          J

  65. Brent Hahn

    khaki pants, black merino undershirts, long and short sleeve black kuiu logo T-shirts, charcoal or Major brown vest. Black guide jacket,

    the blacks I use around house, town, golf, and ground blind. I’m sure there are others that do the same.
    hope this helps, i love the pant
    Brent

  66. Matthew Westbrook

    i would like to see the 185 and 250’s in the coffee bean colors or darker colors.

  67. Matt

    Perhaps a “pallet” of 4-5 colors is all we really need. ??

    Here’s my top 3 shades:
    Alpha Green / Olive
    Light Brown / Brindle / Coyote Brown
    Gray / Charcoal / Frost

    I like the Charcoal Gray Attack Pants / Trousers
    The Brindle is a just a shade lighter than I hoped, but it works.
    Would like to see the packs, the Chugach series, the Merino lines, and the Attack line in the Alpha / Olive Green.

  68. Bryon

    Holy Cow this is already over a 100. Anyway, attack pants, guide series, and wool all in a nice light green.

    • Jason Hairston

      Powerful stuff for sure! Great input by everyone. I will be adding some green tones to the pallet.

      Jason

  69. Tom Vanasche

    Just a general thought. Most early bow seasons it can get very hot. I don’t know if the darker colors actually gather more heat but it feels like it. Lighter colors may reflect more heat and therefore not get as warm. The outer layers such as pants, packs and coats in solids could benefit from a lighter color. The vias accomplishes this but some like solids for general activity. I’m afraid the Major Brown will melt all my candy bars!! Tom

    • Jason Hairston

      Very well noted Tom. I look forward to hearing about your upcoming adventure! Have a great trip and safe travels. Good luck.

      Jason

  70. Allan

    Jason,

    As you know, I have been asking for a dull, medium green color since I first saw the fabrics. I know you have had a green color in mind for some time now, and I am sure it will be a really good one. All the clothing would be nice in that color, especially the Chugach jacket and pants that don’t have a darker solid and really need something other than the Frost, which is nice but not what I generally need for combined daily use, travel and hunting. I know you are also planning a green camo variant of the Vias, and it might be nice to have a green color in that camo pattern match the green you are thinking of in the solid. (Think Gucci again and give us some coordinating pieces! 🙂 ) I love the Major Brown and would like to have it in other clothing, especially the Attack pants. The Attack pants in charcoal look great too, but would also be nice in a variety of colors such as the dark tan and green shades others have mentioned. I could see myself with 5 pairs of those pants in my closet — seriously. I have already ordered the Vias and charcoal, and brown, green and dark tan would round out my Attack “trouser” wardrobe very nicely. And please make some Guide pants that will go with the colors you ultimately choose for the Guide jacket and vest — Vias, Major Brown, your pick of green, Frost Grey, dark tan? Also think about a nice, durable, smooth faced, quiet, collared, dual pocket shirt (or something along that line) in some of the solid colors people have mentioned and the Vias (most of all the Vias) that can be worn in warm conditions but provide good coverage and have roll-up long sleeves with button tabs to keep them in place. I always try to take clothing that I can use for both hunting and travel, and that means nice shirts that look good in a restaurant and also perform well in the field. The Vias shirt would just be for hunting, of course.

    By making these suggestions, I don’t mean to indicate that the color choices you have already made are not good ones. I think the whole line of colors is great — I just want some additional choices so I can pick something that works better for me in some instances or gives me the ability to buy more items in a variety of colors. First though, I need to get my first two orders of every item of Kuiu product except the belt so I can start using them! I look every few hours to see if they have been shipped, but so far they haven’t. You’re killing me Jason!!!!

    Allan

    • Jason Hairston

      Hi Allan,

      We are getting close to your order going out. The Spindrift & Chugach Jackets arrive tomorrow and will allow us to fill the rest of the orders that are incomplete. I apologize for the inconvenience and delay. Customs can take longer than expected for no reason.

      Your comments are very well noted. I see many different colors in all the items in the line. Right now it is a matter of inventory dollars and being able to stock enough of each color in all the sizes to make it worth running a color. A green color as you mention is coming later this year for as many styles as I can add it to due to the overwhelming response and request for it. Thank you for your nice reply and comment and thoughtfulness. I always appreciate it Alan. I cannot wait to hear about your hunt in OZ.

      Jason

  71. Cameron Meier

    I am agreeing with green. Although I love all the colors!! Is there a chance of doing the camo pattern with sone green? Or a little darker colors for us who live in Oregon and hunt in dense forest?

    • Jason Hairston

      Hi Cameron, I am working on a new concept for you. Too early to share at this point.

      J

  72. Gale Smith

    I too, would like to see some green in the pallett, but it seems like that decision has already been made. My question is, how would this “New Guide Pant” be any different than the current Attack Pant? Heavier? More insulated? Vented with leg zips? To me, the Attack Pant already matches the Guide Jacket.

  73. Chris

    I like to have hunting clothes with dual purpose so that I can wear them in the field and day to day. I’d love to have a spindrift or guide vest in charcoal or even the frost grey. Although, I haven’t seen the frost grey in person yet, so I’m not sure just how light it is. A natural green would be desired as well. Attack/Chugach pants in Major Brown or natural green would be nice too.

    This is off topic, but I’m curious if you’re going to offer a ball cap in a material other than cotton? Personally, I don’t prefer to wear a cotton ball cap while hunting. They’re sweaty, they stink, and are heavy. Also, cotton doesn’t really seem conducive to the philosophy and direction of all the other KUIU gear. My all time favorite ball cap is one from your former company. It’s a blend material (90% poly, 10% spandex) and I think it is great for hunting and working. Seems to breathe well, stretches, and is lightweight. I wear a ball cap about everyday and would love to advertise KUIU in a blend material type ball cap. Is there a disadvantage to using that type of material for a ball cap?

  74. Phil Arnold

    Jason,
    Like the idea of more stuff in sage/ ranger green/ alpha green/etc. Want to second Allan’s idea of a synthetic/collared/ two pocket shirt. These have become VERY popular in the mt. guide community and are worn almost exclusivly vs. the days of just the “long john” top. They just seem to be more versatile. Tend to be cooler in hot weather vs long johns, but when paired w/ long johns they are suprisingly warm. (Tend to cut the wind a bit better than LJs) They are a better defense against biting bugs. It’s also nice having the pockets. The appearance is personal preference, but nice to be wearing something other than LJs when being town.They dry just as fast as LJs. The only issue may be with bow hunters and the extra loose fabric on the bow arm, but I think it could be minimized by making the sleeve a bit tighter. Just my $.02. Keep up the great work! Thanks for the forum, much appreciated!

  75. Dan in Wyoming

    Chris, ditto on the ball cap…cotton is not a good option and in an earlier post, somebody asked about the button on top. It ain’t neccessary except on “farmer” and “trucker” ball caps. Under Armour and Nike both make very nice, feather-lite, and breathable ball camps that fit well and do not have that obnoxious button on the top (might as well be a propellor).

    What I would like to see, are ball caps of the Toray fabric in solid colors…Larry the Cable Guy might like it in Vais, but for everyday use, solids are much better. And, the orange Vais discussed earlier would be nice for us Wyoming hunters (the only people in Wyoming that wear orange are Federal Prisoners and Big Game Hunters, but that’s another issue).

  76. Brent Hahn

    I second or third the 2button flap chest pocket 7 button collared shirt out of toray in charcoal, and vias, i would buy a couple of each. I use this type of shirt on almost all of my hunts, used to love the tight low nap microfleece, then manufs. switched to warp knit poly, not near as good. but I still use them. The toray material in the pants would make an awsome shirt. As a side note if you do consider this type of shirt, the 1st thing I do when I get a new one is take a razorblade and cut off the collar( the part that folds over) right above the seam. A collar would probably be OK but I would prefer a small one with small round flaps in front instead of big pointy worthless pieces of wasted material. (and yes I’m telling you how I really feel) That would be an awsome hunting shirt that could double as nice around town/travel(airports) garment. Eg.Very useful when you get stuck in Kodiak for a couple of days!
    Long Sleeve black Kuiu logo Tshirts… its easy, small embroidered ram logo front left chest, large “KUIU”, over small ” ultralight hunting” across the back.

    Also didn’t see the vest in the list at the beginning, a charcoal or any solid for the vest would be good, I did see the comment about the major brown, grizzly, moose thing and kind of agree. though it is a sweet color for the clothes, I’d rather wear the camo or grays in the mtns, brown in town,

    Wish I could be there Sat. have fun and congrats!
    Brent

  77. Brent Hahn

    Jason, I also second the ball cap in a lightweight quick dry synthetic, with a plastic bill inside, the 1st cheapy gray ones from your previous endeavor i have worn for a couple of years, I liked the material and bill the only downfall was the crown was a little small, couldn’t pull it down far enough on your head in high winds, looks like you’ve gotten the crown figured out on the new ones though. I ordered the cotton one and would buy a lightweight synthetic one too.

  78. Brent Hahn

    Sorry forgot one last item, Icon packs in charcoal get my vote,
    B

  79. Dustin

    The blaze orange vias camo hat suggested above is a great idea. I always wear an orange hat when rifle hunting, but it is almost impossible to find a decent one. Who wants to wear top quality clothing like KUIU and then top it off with a $5 blaze orange hat from Walmart. Something else that would make a good blog post is what you currently have planned for future items. I would be interested in what else we can expect to see from you before next season. Thanks and great job.

  80. ARMOSINO

    Jason, my original order arrived today. Got my hands on the Chugach line, the Guide line and the Spindrift, unfreakingbelievable. Very well made, stiching is perfect, fit is great, attention to detail! Never paid this much attention to my gear but this blog has caused me to do so. Thank you for producing KUIU, you should be very proud. Have a great grand opening.

  81. JohnC

    3rd on the Blaze Orange Vias headgear – either the wool beanie or guide hat or both. I too feel better with some orange on my head during rifle season and as Dustin pointed out, there is nothing good available. You can find solid blaze ball caps or cotton stocking hats…not good. And I like having a break-up, not just a solid color on my head where I think it movement is accentuated, so, yeah put me down for an orange-vias beanie!

    Also got my shipping email yesterday! Thanks, team. Very excited. (but the charge has not shown up on my CC statement?)

  82. Sam

    I don’t think I articulated this well in my last post, but I don’t wear anything that may be mistaken for an animal when out during season. Solids in browns are a major no-no for my hunting gear, but so are a LOT of other colors. Situations that I think of when purchasing outdoor clothing:

    Situation 1: I often strip down to base layers while moving or in spike camp.
    Situation 2: All animals go through multiple shades depending on the season, i.e. early season elk (rut) have pretty darn burnt orangish fannies.
    Situation 3: Bears like to color themselves in all shades of brown, black, and white.
    Situation 4: I like to multi-task my base layers and packs. I’m not the overly sensitive type, but I prefer to avoid the snail lovers altogether. Nor do I want to be confused for one of those punk hippie kids.
    Situation 5: I like material/colors that will hide dirt, blood, sap, and charcoal stains as much as possible. After a week back in the high country, I’m usually in need of a couple bars of Dial, a strip of sandpaper, and a hundred gallons of water.

    IMO, if you need blaze orange (which is obviously a requirement in most states), eat one less Happy Meal at the Golden Arches and buy a 3 ounce blaze vest at Wally World. Finally, being an Infantryman, I dislike any color pallet(s) that remind me of gear I wear for a living. (Olive Drab, Ranger Green, etc) But they are obviously effective colors and should be considered, perhaps in a slightly different pallet.

    On a side note, my order should be in my hands tomorrow. Kudos, Jason and team, on the quick turnaround for the Chugach pieces which I know you guys just got in.

    • Jeff M. Valunas

      Hey there, Sam-
      Thanks for being an ‘Infantryman’. I assume that is in the military, and whether it is for the USA, or another Country… Thank you for the Service! I agree, that going to where-ever, and purchasing a 3 oz. vest, is probably the easiest ‘out’… However, I was making an attempt, to suggest that, possibly an Orange Vest would be beneficial to those that are ‘required to’, depending on the state. (Matt, on April 13, 4:20pm), made a great… IMO… Option, of having the vest in solid orange, and Vias/Orange. I agree that would be a better way to go, and although I was speaking my mind at the time. Clearly, I was ‘almost’ the only one that thought that would be a nice thing. Perhaps, I was selfishly thinking of the fact that some of the numerous States that I apply, require that. On another note- Could you explain, what this means:
      ‘Situation 4: I like to multi-task my base layers and packs. I’m not the overly sensitive type, but I prefer to avoid the snail lovers altogether. Nor do I want to be confused for one of those punk hippie kids.’ Just Wondering what this means??? Thanks again, for your Service!
      Jeff

      • Sam

        Jeff – I’m trying to think of the good of the masses, but.. Honestly, what I was getting at was that because of the “boutique-ness” of Kuiu, I’m assuming that there won’t be a ton of colors available in each piece, understandably. So, my post was my attempt at swaying you all who wanted blaze/burnt orange and solid browns in any of the Kuiu gear to reconsider so as to not take up any of those precious color slots! Selfish, I know. I religiously wear blaze orange when in the field during firearms season even if it is not required or if I’m not actually hunting. But during the offseason, I drop every bit of blaze. Would you wear that blaze Vias vest during scouting or shed hunting? I for one would just pay the $3 for cheap, light, and replaceable WalMart variety. But this is obviously “In My Opinion!”

        As far as my Situation 4 goes, what I was referring to was the looks and comments that I’ve gotten in the past from the anti-hunting crowd when I participated in non-hunting activities such as skiing while wearing camo patterned hunting/military clothing. By merely wearing camo, some of these folks think I’m after their firstborn. (Try greater Seattle area…) I love a good verbal “re-educational” confrontation, but I’m getting too old for it. I just happened to think of the precious snails they love so much in southern Idaho so I gave them that moniker.

        And my pleasure, Jeff. Thanks.

    • Jason Hairston

      Great Comment Sam! Thank you for taking the time to lay it out with such detail, it really helps. So glad to hear you like the Chugach Gear!

      J

      • Sam

        Jason –

        Stuff is amazing, 99% so. As far as the 1% goes…

        I have fairly small wrists, but yet the Guide Jacket seems very snug around them, which seems to trap in heat on my lower arms. Also, it is too tight a fit to put liner gloves over the wrists and under the jacket, and interferes with my ridiculously large Suunto watch. The rest of the jacket fits amazingly, however. My solution is to have my tailor cut down the arm to the first circumferential stitch, add some of the hemmed material from the Attack pants to enlarge the wrist area (or add it underneath the cut, stitched to one side) and add a hook and pile strap similar to the wrist band on the Chugach jacket.

        And being the hobbit that I am, the Chugach pants are around 2-3 inches too long (in Medium), and with the added reinforcement at the bottoms, it makes for a loud slapping noise when I walk. My solution for this has been to wear gaitors to corral the loose material. I have never been able to get rain wear bottoms that fit my 5’7″ frame, but I would pay double on these pants to get a pair custom hemmed to my specs from your sew house! Perhaps a special order type deal…how much dough would it take to entice you to run a custom length Chugach pants program from the factory? 🙂

        Thanks again!

      • Jeff M. Valunas

        Sam-
        Thanks for clarifying and the educational response. After some time, and your input/re-input, plus the lack of similar requests. I agree, that the vest, (unless it could have orange/Vias Camo) as a reversible, would probably be using up to much of non-issue color/dollar’s. Thank you for making me wiser, and more fluent in ‘hunter slang’. I still believe, a ball cap version in Flourescent Orange would appease the masses. Good Luck, on future adventure’s, and AGAIN- Thank YOU for your Service.
        JMV

  83. Tim Donovan

    So glad to get my box on tax day. Took some of the sting away!! Love all of it, especially the attack pants and the guide jacket. A little off topic but I was surprised how similar the 185 and 225 weight base layers felt. Maybe a color code on the neck tag? Being a nitpick I know. Just picturing digging through my pack at 5 am trying to find the right weight layers.

    • Jason Hairston

      After you use the two the difference will become more noticeable, I know it has for me. If not please let me know for the future and I will create a permeant label.

      J

  84. Kevin

    I too echo the sentiments of a green Vias pattern, I would like to also see bibs added to the line which I am sure is already in the works with a great product line like KUIU.

    • Jason Hairston

      Well noted and thank you for the comment Kevin!

      J

  85. JohnC

    Sam – re: your comments on blaze orange KUIU gear, you convinced me! I would not wear blaze when out hiking around not in hunting season and this kind of gear should be worn as much as possible. I also see your point on taking up inventory with a blaze color (I kind of feel the same way about so many’s obsession with needing some variety of “army” green in everything, I love the greys, tans and browns that are available now.)

    BUT, I am still going to advocate for an orange/Vias wool beanie. I just feel safer with some orange on my head and I’ve not found a good hat with an orange/camo on it.

    • Sam

      JC, I’d be right after you and JMV in line to purchase a top shelf blaze cap/

  86. Jeff

    How about the Guide Vest in a solid Olive Drab, Brindle, or the Coffee Bean. Something that could double as a casual garment as well as a hunting garment.

  87. JohnC

    As soon as I checked the tracking this morning from work it said “Delivered”…and it was only 9 am, that made for a long day.

    I like this Guide Jacket a lot, I’ve been wearing all evening. Nice close fit, long arms, no frills! The Frost is a great color, too. Love the micro fleece lining and as everyone has said, the hood design is simply awesome. Now to test it in some wind, rain and snow – which we’ve had some of each today!

    I’m not sure what I expected with the Attack Pants, maybe a little heavier material, I was sort of surprised – but not disappointed. This will be a great all-season mountain pant. And they do actually fit and feel like a nice trouser! Really a nice fit and the stretch is so comfortable. I’m a 5’7″ and got the 32” waist – I was a little worried about where the articulated knee would fall but it’s just in the zone, but just barely. The only thing I would suggest is to add a “short” in the next line of pants, if possible. My wife said they looked like “Star Wars or something”…I took that as a compliment!! Give me my light saber and get me out there – I’m ready!

    There is one confusing thing, though: The care labels say to machine wash cold and line dry in the shade but the info card you enclosed in the packaging (which all has a really classy touch!) says to wash warm and dry in warm dryer to reactivate the DWR and help with the breathability. You may want to clarify either the garment tag or in you literature that you enclose. Last question: what is your favorite non-uv brightener detergent to use?

    Thanks again – awesome stuff, I am very pleased and can’t wait to put it to the test.

    John

    • Jason Hairston

      Hi John,

      It appears the factory has mixed up the merino wool tags. Please follow the enclosed instructions on the card enclosed. I apologize for any confusion this may have caused.

      Jason

      • JohnC

        No problem, I just wanted to point out the discrepancy for your info.

        I am really loving the Guide Jacket, I can’t wait to put a Spindrift under it this fall!

        • Jason Hairston

          Great to hear. The Spindrift is the most underutilized piece of gear many do not own. I do not hunt without mine and I know you will love yours.

          J

  88. Carl Hicks

    I know you have asked for solids but with regards to combinations, I would love to see a charcoal and white combo on the current camo pattern for use in the NW late season.. There seems to be very few effective snow patterns available…

    • Jason Hairston

      Well noted Carl. Several other people have asked about a snow camo.

      J

  89. Patrick

    Hey Jason… I had an Idea.
    Would it be possible for you guys to make some tee-shirts from the 185 weight base layer material? Maybe the lighter colors to start? I’d make them a “loose fit”. That would be REALLY nice to have down south in the summer where I have basically stopped wearing cotton (even tee shirts). You could embroider a little KUIU logo on the sleeve and the ram near the front neck portion. I’d LOVE to have some nice, lightweight merino tees!

    -Patrick

    • Matthew B.

      Second that! 🙂 It gets hot here in nor cal during summer and during bow season. A good lightweight merino T-shirt especially in the lighter color.

      Matt B.

    • Jason Hairston

      Hi Patrick,

      Thanks for the input, several others have also requested a Merino-T. I have put it on the development list and will be adding this in the future. Let me know if there is anything else that comes up.

      Jason

  90. Greg Maund

    I love that you guys are asking for feedback on stuff like this. I hope you can handle all of it. I always feel a bit awkward telling a manufacturer what i would like to see in clothing, I figure you must know what your doing. That being said however. Id like to see something of a bow hunters jacket…something like the primos bowhunter vest and your guide jacket in one piece. maybe magnetic close pockets or seam sealed zipper pockets, something quieter. A collar that wont inhibit the anchor point. Perhaps some kinda sleeve cinch to tighten up the material on the bow arm…just my 2 cents worth.

    Greg

    • Jason Hairston

      Hi Greg,

      Your ideas and input vital to the continued development of innovative products. Thank you for taking the time to share them. Well noted.

      Jason

  91. Brent Hahn

    Greg, I know you probably don’t care to get a response from another Kuiu customer but I just got the jacket Saturday, I shoot a longbow and have no problem with the guide jacket at all, if you don’t have the jacket zipped all the way up the corners may impede the string, with previous jackets I have folded the collars under or zipped them all the way up for an impending shot. as far as the sleeves and shoulder area go they are cut for the bowhunter IMO, not even close to hitting the string. the only string interference I have gotten is with the spindrift jacket in the forearm area, but marginal from the string reverberations after arrow is gone. A lightweight armguard or rubberbands would take care of that. In my opinion and why I have spent so much $$ on kuiu is because it is made from the best materials and craftsmanship available with the hardcore bowhunter in mind.
    That being said I did just throw the pants guide jacket and vest in the wash to see if it will soften up a little, as it wasn’t as quiet as I thought it would be out of the box. But I am confident it will “break in” after a couple of uses.

    Had to respond the Gregs post but the real reason I got on here was about washing the garments, I have the Dead downwind e1 laundry detergent and it says it is safe for wool, can it be used or will it degrade the properties of the merino? do we have to always use the woolwash to maintain the merino properties? if the DDWe1 is used what will happen to the merino?
    How often do we apply Nikwax softshell proof on the Toray? after 5 or 10 washes? couple times a year? I know, a bunch of questions but I want to take care of this stuff and want it to perform its best. Maybe you could have a detailed page on the website with care and feeding instructions, and what the consequences are if not followed, eg. wife accidentally washed with detergent.
    Brent
    Brent

    • Greg Maund

      Brent:
      On the contrary, thanks for the response, always enjoy useful input like yours.
      I too would like to know about the wash instructions.
      As soon as the T shirts are up for sale im going to put in an order for a few things.

    • Jason Hairston

      Thanks Brent, well noted. I will post up or email more complete washing instructions to help with care.

      Jason

  92. Brent Hahn

    Just checked the guide jacket and vest after no usage and 1st wash/dry cycle and seems to have “softened” some. Jason, Tom Vanasche told me about the hood and I have to agree, the hood is unfreaking believeable! it is the best hood I’ve ever seen, not a fan of hoods in the past, on trips to kodiak never even took the hoods on my rivers west jackets, this hood with no hat on completely seals around my face… with the short brim to keep the drips off the eyes, periferal vision is not impaired and completely out of the way of the bowstring! A++ on the hood, I know…, I get excited about the little things (details) but that is what I’m continually impressed with and want you to know I notice. kind of like the front pocket configuration and double zip fly on the hard core attack “trousers”. (Best, most comfortable pants I’ve ever worn for anything, period)
    Brent

    • Jason Hairston

      Thanks Brent! I really appreciate all of your input. I know how detail oriented you are with your gear.

      J

  93. Brent Hahn

    On a different note are you considering subbing out a custom shop for garment modifications, such as hemming pants, or shortening sleeves, I could hem the pants but noticed on the guide jacket the cuffs are sealed, no stitching exposed. was thinking something like Lathrop and sons.
    Brent

  94. Justin M

    I was really hoping to get some solid colors on the guide vest. Maybe a black/gray/brown/olive green. I want to pull the trigger on the vest but will hold off if solid colors are goin to be made on the vest. Thanks again for making the best hunting gear out there.

  95. seth moore

    Love the VIAS Camo. Just ordered an Attack Pant & Guide Jacket. I’d like to see the Merino hat & clava in a hunter orange/black/kuiu brown version of Vias. Having the Cabinet and Purcell Range backcountry to myself is never a guarantee and knowing that I’ve got some orange on during gun season is reassuring.

  96. Jaime Meléndez

    It would be great if you produce some of the Outer Wear in olive green, as here in Europe is not only quite traditional, it does also work well in the northern mountains where green color is largely predominant.

    I have the Attack pant in vias camo and it is a great pant indeed, and a great pattern for our more rocky mountains, but to a lesses extent for our green ones. Same thing applies to the Guide Jacket, the greates jacket I have had.

    Alternatively, dark brown would also work for these two gear pieces.

    Regards,

    Jaime

  97. Shane Close

    I think the idea of a reversible guide vest with a vias camo pattern on one side and a standard vias pattern on the other would be perfect. I live in Montana and get out during bow season, but once rifle season hits 400 sq in of blaze orange is required. It would be nice to have one item that I could use during both seasons.

  98. Graham McFarlane

    Like Shane, I like the idea of blaze orange incorporated into the vias pattern, even if only on the new merino ball cap you were talking about. But the reversable vest sounds like a great idea as well.

  99. Markus Groß

    Another vote for the attack pants coming in major brown.
    Matching the guide jacket would be very cool.

    Thanks

    Markus
    Germany

  100. Floyd Naegle

    Here’s the thing, most of my high end clothing is camo. I would love to see earthtones in more of your clothing. Specifically the Attack PANT. I have the charcoal and find myself wearing it around town, they are a darn good product. I enjoy a variety of weapons when hunting and to be honest (bow hunt excluded) browns, greens, grays, are just as effective on longer range weapon hunts. I would think your sales would explode as you have all area’s covered. Headed to Alaska in a month Moose/Bear and would love to order the attack in more sollid colors.

    Thanks for the forum,
    Floyd

    • Jason Hairston

      Hi Floyd,

      Thank you for your comment and suggestions. They are very well noted. We will have more solid colors available in November and December. The Attack pants will be offered in Major Brown, Charcoal and Burnt Olive. Good luck this season. Let us know how you do and how the gear works out.

      Jason

  101. Jason Hassler

    I own almost every piece of Kuiu clothing and absolutely love it. I bought solid colors in every item that it was offer, except the Attack pant. I couldn’t put my finger on it, but for some reason I just didn’t like the color. I loved the Guide jacket so much I bought 1 each in both solid colors available. After that I wanted the Guide Vest and Gloves, even though they are not offered in solid colors. The benefit to me of solid colors is that I can get twice the wear out of the items because I can wear them casually or hunting. So in essesnce it make the Kuiu products half price of the alrady reasonable price for such great materials and quiality.
    So I’d love to see all the product lines offered in solid colors. I personally prefer the brown spectrum of items because for hunting in Kansas browns work well as camo.
    Jason, thanks for the unbelievable products, ridiculously low prices for such quality, performance, fit, and fabrics. And if you come out this way next year for some turkey hunting, drop me a line.

    Thanks
    Jason Hassler