KUIU Interview: Photographer Paul Bride

KUIU Interview: Photographer Paul Bride

If you have followed KUIU for any length of time, you will be familiar with the amazing work of photographer Paul Bride.  He has been the driving force behind the authentic imagery we use to convey the performance and inspiration linked with our brand.  Based out of Squamish, British Columbia,…
KUIU Interview: Geoff Rowley

KUIU Interview: Geoff Rowley

"Legendary Professional Skateboarder" and "Passionate Hunter" probably aren't two titles you'd associate with one person--but times are changing, and Geoff Rowley is part of that change. Having carved out a hugely successful career in the Action Sports Industry, and now focusing on his newly-founded Civilware brand, it’s safe to say…
Testing KUIU In the Cold North

Testing KUIU In the Cold North

Last month, Brendan Burns, KUIU's Director of Industry Relations, called me to say that he had managed to pull a coveted permit for a self-guided musk ox hunt in Alaska.  The timing could not have been better--we've been working on a new KUIU kit geared specifically for the conditions Brendan…
KUIU Tips: Being Prepared for the Unexpected on a Backpack Hunt

KUIU Tips: Being Prepared for the Unexpected on a Backpack Hunt

Several years ago, the day after returning from guiding a backpack sheep hunt in Mexico, I developed a massive pain in my lower back. Within an hour it became unbearable and shortly after that I was in the local emergency room under heavy narcotics for kidney stones. Anyone who has…
KUIU Interview: Willie Hettinger

KUIU Interview: Willie Hettinger

Willie Hettinger is without a doubt one of the most successful sheep guides in the industry today. He also happens to be one of the nicest, toughest, and most knowledgeable sheep hunters you could ever spend time with in the mountains around. While Willie has successfully guided big rams all…

KUIU Gloves: What to Wear on Your Hunt

Having the proper hand protection is essential on any hunt.  Below is a breakdown of KUIU’s gloves, helping you choose which glove is best for your next hunt.   GUIDE GLOVE PELOTON 130 GLOVE PELOTON 200 GLOVE UM 210 GLOVE     SUPER DOWN GLASSING MITT YUKON PRO GLOVE NORTHSTAR…

KUIU Pants: What to Choose for Your Hunt

With spring fast approaching, it is never too early to start dialing in your hunting system for the upcoming seasons. Below is a quick breakdown of the pants KUIU makes and the best application for use.   TIBURON PANT ATTACK PANT ALPINE PANT GUIDE PANT SUPER DOWN PANT KENAI PANT…
KUIU Interview: Randy Johnson

KUIU Interview: Randy Johnson

Randy Johnson is one of the true gentleman sheep hunters in the West today. He is a rare combination of successful sheep guide and accomplished sheep hunter. Randy has personally taken the Grand Slam of Wild Sheep and is well on his way to a second--not an easy task considering…

Conservation, KUIU and The New York Times

The success of KUIU has given me the unique opportunity bring hunting in a positive light to the main stream media. Hunting has given so much to me and my family and I am honored to give back to our heritage by using KUIU as a vehicle to tell the…
KUIU Carbon Fiber Frame

KUIU Carbon Fiber Frame

When I first started developing the frame for KUIU packs, I was focused on finding a frame structure and materials that stayed true to KUIU’s mission of being ultralight.  Throughout my research, I found that traditional pack frames were either strong but prohibitively heavy, or light but too weak to…