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Old 09-23-2017, 05:25 PM   #1
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love both have used asat before but its time to either buy more or change... what are yalls thoughts for a complete system...ASAT OR SITKA??
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Old 09-23-2017, 05:33 PM   #2
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I want to be like everyone else and recommend a third choice. KUIU
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Old 09-23-2017, 05:44 PM   #3
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Once you get up to those higher price points I think you're best served by going with what fits you the best, the quality of the workmanship will be good with First Lite/Sitka/Kuiu and they're all made with high quality materials. Sitka ended up being the best choice for my build/body structure, and I don't buy it unless it's on sale. Being able to piece together a setup over the course of a year and some change vs buying all at once allowed me to save 50% over retail with no tax/shipping costs. If I needed to buy it all in one shot the decision would probably have been more difficult to make, but I've been more than pleased with the performance of the gear and will keep adding to the collection as opportunities become available.

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Old 09-23-2017, 05:55 PM   #4
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thanks agtex42 i just gotta make up my mind i guess love the leafy3d suit but tends to get snagged and rips when stalking just looking for all possibilities how does the actual material hold up? noisy?
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Old 09-23-2017, 06:03 PM   #5
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Old 09-23-2017, 06:05 PM   #6
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I have one piece of both, like them both and not sure where ASAT is made but SITKA is OVERPRICED for being made in CHINA. Have no problem paying for good camo made in the US, but not from CHINA then marked up 200% profit... smh
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Old 09-23-2017, 06:09 PM   #7
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that seems to be my hangup is the price... is it really worth the dollar amount
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Old 09-23-2017, 06:20 PM   #8
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that seems to be my hangup is the price... is it really worth the dollar amount
No, your buying the camo pattern and the name just like a YETI... I have some GameGuard I like.
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Old 09-23-2017, 06:20 PM   #9
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Tagged. Just bought my first piece of Sitka, the traverse sub alpine hoody. Excited to try it out but ultimately going to do like agtex and slowly buy when there are discounts. My goal is to no longer wear 5 layers and be looking like the Michelin man.

ASAT is a pattern by First Lite btw.
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Old 09-23-2017, 06:22 PM   #10
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asat is a better, more versatile pattern imo
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Old 09-23-2017, 08:14 PM   #11
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First lite or asat
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Old 09-23-2017, 08:45 PM   #12
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Sitka is hideous
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Old 09-23-2017, 09:58 PM   #13
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I'm a big fan of ASAT. I try to get first lite stuff for most of it. My cold weather pants are ASAT brand. The First Lite bibs are too hot. Sanctuary and Woodbury jackets are awesome though.
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Old 09-23-2017, 10:06 PM   #14
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I have one piece of both, like them both and not sure where ASAT is made but SITKA is OVERPRICED for being made in CHINA. Have no problem paying for good camo made in the US, but not from CHINA then marked up 200% profit... smh


Exactly.
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Old 09-23-2017, 10:14 PM   #15
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i like sitka for desert hunter (southern Arizona)
I use the light weight stuff and it's very breathable and antimicrobial.
only buy it when it's 50% off
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Old 09-23-2017, 10:16 PM   #16
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Look up sixsitegear.com. It is owned by a veteran navy seal and made in the USA.
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Old 09-23-2017, 10:42 PM   #17
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Look up sixsitegear.com. It is owned by a veteran navy seal and made in the USA.
I have a sixsite vest I will sale for pretty cheap if anyone wants it. Great vest just a little big for me!
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Old 09-23-2017, 10:44 PM   #18
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I have a sixsite vest I will sale for pretty cheap if anyone wants it. Great vest just a little big for me!
Pm me size and price.
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Old 09-23-2017, 10:53 PM   #19
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Sitka is great gear. I did like the others and shopped mine all on sale also. It's not junk because of where it's made and it's not just paying for the camo or name. It's high quality materials and built for a purpose.
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Old 09-23-2017, 11:23 PM   #20
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Sitka is great gear. I did like the others and shopped mine all on sale also. It's not junk because of where it's made and it's not just paying for the camo or name. It's high quality materials and built for a purpose.
Never said it was junk, its just crazy they have it made in CHINA for cheap labor then bring it to the states and jack up the price by no telling how much. What im saying is I would rather pay a high dollar price on something that's made in the US.
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Old 09-23-2017, 11:38 PM   #21
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well sitka is a company and ASAT is a camouflage...if thats even how you spell camo..

needless to say I have owned extensive amounts of everything just because I try to wear what suits me best..

anyways, kuiu doesn't really make "whitetail" hunting clothing aka "sit and wait" type of clothing. they make stuff that is more for the walking/hiking hunter that is concerned more about weight of garments and cutting every ounce of weight.. most of us Texas hunters really don't have to worry about that. it really depends on what type of hunting you do..

either way I recommend having a system where you can layer your clothing to be comfortable and compatible with what type of hunting you do... good luck, its not an easy decision..
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Old 09-24-2017, 07:28 AM   #22
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If you want Sitka or Kuiu get on the face book buy and trade groups. Screaming deals for some never used or used once items.

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Old 09-24-2017, 07:41 AM   #23
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Never said it was junk, its just crazy they have it made in CHINA for cheap labor then bring it to the states and jack up the price by no telling how much. What im saying is I would rather pay a high dollar price on something that's made in the US.
You do realize China makes expensive quality stuff too right. It's American companies that request low quality products to be made. It's a sad fact but 3/4 or more of your home is made in China. Starting with the the plywood lumber down to all your electronics and even your tooth brush.
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Old 09-24-2017, 08:24 AM   #24
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Just got an email Kuiu has some items on clearance today.
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Old 09-24-2017, 09:06 AM   #25
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I don't look at country of origin to determine quality
I look at the company producing the product and there QC.
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Old 09-24-2017, 11:59 AM   #26
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Never said it was junk, its just crazy they have it made in CHINA for cheap labor then bring it to the states and jack up the price by no telling how much. What im saying is I would rather pay a high dollar price on something that's made in the US.
Good luck with that
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