Although KUIU previously offered a few lifestyle pieces for women, the April launch of its Women Collection marked the company's legitimate leap into hunting gear designed specifically for women. "Our goal was to create hunting gear that ensures all women can comfortably and confidently hunt in the most challenging and demanding environments and conditions," said Kevin Wilkerson, VP of Brand Marketing for KUIU, in a release.
The KUIU Women's Collection launch included nine pieces, and more items are slated to hit their website later this summer. Available in sizes XS through XL and pant sizes 2 through 14, the women's hunting apparel comes in KUIU's Valo, Verde, and Vias camo patterns. The quality-made gear sports the same performance features as the men's line but in cuts tailored to the female frame. Five outerwear pieces offer women options for protection from rain, wind, and extreme temperatures.
This insulated hunting jacket is built for warmth when hunting in cold, wet conditions. With its streamlined shape, the Kenai can easily layer under a heavier coat or serve as standalone outwear. Body-mapped DWR 3DeFX+ active insulation keeps the core warm while providing breathable temperature regulation on the sides. The quilt-free construction eliminates stitch holes for maximized durability as well as wind and water resistance. The visor hood sports a swept-back design so it won't block peripheral vision, and the quiet fabric helps hunters maintain stealth. The jacket features a variety of pockets for carrying gear, including two inside drop pockets which allow for self-stowing. Weighing in at 13.8 ounces, the Women's Kenai Hooded Jacket is available at $259.
Women's Chugach TR Rain Jacket & Pant
Super packable and featherlight, the Chugach TR Jacket and Pant are designed for ultralight hunting in cold, rainy conditions. KUIU's Torain TR Technology makes this kit completely waterproof and windproof, while Primeflex Nylon fabric provides four-way stretch for traversing tricky terrain. The pieces eliminate unnecessary seams to boost durability and water resistance. The breathable rain gear is streamlined to pack away without added bulk. At just 12.5 ounces, the jacket boasts pit-zip ventilation, adjustable cuffs, a two-way adjustable hood, and several zippered pockets. The pant tips the scales at 10 ounces with an adjustable waistband with a built-in belt, full-length side zippers, articulated knees, a gusseted crotch, and Bemis overlay film scuff guards. The Women's Chugach TR Rain Jacket rings in at $319, and the Women's Chugach TR Rain Pant at $259.
Designed for comfort performance in mild conditions, the Women's Attack Pant is constructed of Primeflex fabric that's soft and stretchy. Its tight weave and K-DWR treatment repel water, while zip-open hip vents offer convenient temperature control. The versatile pant features a variety of low-profile and mesh pockets for toting gear into the backcountry as well as a brushed back to reduce chafing, Makspec to kill odors, a gusseted crotch for flexibility, and articulated knees for maximum range of motion. The Women's Attack Pant is available for $149 and weigh just under a pound.
A warm-weather option for women hunting in the heat, the Women's Tiburon Pant is made of Dot Air fabric for lightweight, breathable performance and features zip-open hip vents for cooling down. Makspec odor control keeps stink at bay, while UPF 50+ protection blocks the sun's harmful rays. Featuring two open hand pockets, two open seat pockets, and two zippered cargo pockets, the water-repellant pant is lightweight at just 10 ounces and available for $149.
The new line also features a few merino wool base layers and accessories. Built with KUIU's Nuyarn technology, these pieces are naturally odor-resistant, moisture-wicking, breathable, and low-sheen. The high-quality merino wool is durable, soft, stretchy, and perfect for any conditions.
This crew makes a great base layer in chilly temps or a protective top when worn alone with its built-in UPF 50+ sun protection. Layered thumb holes allow for easily sliding arms into a jacket, while flat lock seams prevent uncomfortable chafing. The Women's Ultra Merino 145 LS Crew sports an anatomical shape for an ideal fit. It weighs less than 4 ounces for $79.
Probably the most unique and intriguing piece of the collection is the Women's Ultra Merino 145 Zip-Off Bottom. The thermo-regulating base layer features full-zip sides for easy on and off while wearing boots, as well as a hook and loop tab waist adjustment on the low-profile elastic waist. With an above-the-boot inseam, this bottom weighs 5.5 ounces and rings in at $109.
Great for keeping cool in desert-like conditions or adding a layer of core warmth in the cold, the Women's Ultra Merino 145 Racerback Tank sports a scoop neck design with a racerback profile. It weighs just 2.6 ounces and is available for $69.
This one-size-fits-all headband keeps hair and sweat off the face when the weather is windy and hot. The lightweight design tips the scales at just half an ounce for $25.
The KUIU Women's Collection is available exclusively on KUIU.com.
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