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Old 05-31-2020, 03:59 PM   #1
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So I'm going through my hunting clothes, and believe that I have too much.

What is a good all around amount of clothes? I understand I need to cover all variations of weather, but how many? Is there a great layering system? Just trying to simplify.

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Old 05-31-2020, 04:08 PM   #2
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I latyer a lite long sleeve shirt, with t- shirt, with 1/4 zip pull over, with my heavy duty carhart jacket on very cold days.

Jeans with insulated pants over them.

Wool socks and insulated/ waterproof boots.

Warm weather......... usually jeans, t- shirt, and regular boots. Hope this helps.
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Old 05-31-2020, 04:15 PM   #3
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Base layer of light weight merino wool
Insulation layer - puffy jacket
Outer layer - wind blocking
Rain gear in the backpack.


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Old 05-31-2020, 07:34 PM   #4
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Kuiu, Sitka or First Lite?
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Old 05-31-2020, 07:49 PM   #5
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I personally use First Lite. I don’t have a ton of it, but I don’t need a ton of it.

Warm weather/Early season:
Obsidian Merino Pants and Wick LS Crew

Cool weather:
Catalyst Soft Shell Pants and Jacket

Cold weather:
Solitude Bibs and Jacket

Layering options to mix and match:
Sawtooth Hybrid Vest
Kiln Quarter Zip
Furnace Quarter Zip and Bottoms


All of that will cover temps that range from teens to 100 degrees
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Old 05-31-2020, 09:40 PM   #6
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First Lite for me!!! Although I did buy a Sitka Fanatic Light jacket this year, and it is the best hunting jacket I have ever owned!!!!!

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Old 05-31-2020, 10:32 PM   #7
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You’re looking at it all wrong. You don’t need fewer clothes, you just need a bigger closet.
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Old 06-01-2020, 12:09 AM   #8
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I like the way you think...
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Old 06-01-2020, 02:33 AM   #9
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Depends on where and how you are hunting.
I keep a quiver for situations from glassing in Idaho to October hunt in Texas.
I have never had enough clothes to hunt from a tree in Iowa.
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Old 06-01-2020, 01:51 PM   #10
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If youre looking for brand specific I have a ton of each from First Lite, Kuiu and Sitka

For base layers, First Lite is the best merino, followed closely by Sitka and then Kuiu is pretty far behind. The Kuiu merino stuff is itchy and rough. Top of the list would be First Lite Wick Quarter Zip

For an insulation piece, Kuiu Kenai puffy is awesome. Lightweight and warm.

For an out layer wind blocking jacket for stationary hunting the Sitka Stratus is great. If you are moving around a lot and weight is a concern the Kuiu Katana is great.

Best pants I own by a long shot are the Kuiu Attacks.

Id say if you mostly stationary hunt to go in the Sitka whitetail line on their website and youll be off to a great start.


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Thanks everyone!
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Old 06-01-2020, 03:20 PM   #12
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Better be 6'2 and above for Kuiu pants. I'm 5'7, 32 waist and the knees were at my ankles.
They only make one inseam size and they can't be tailored. Sent them back and went First Lite- great choice!

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One can never have too many hunting clothes. Or guns. Or bows. Or fishing rods.
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Better be 6'2 and above for Kuiu pants. I'm 5'7, 32 waist and the knees were at my ankles.
They only make one inseam size and they can't be tailored. Sent them back and went First Lite- great choice!

Im 511 and the length is just fine.


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Better be 6'2 and above for Kuiu pants. I'm 5'7, 32 waist and the knees were at my ankles.
They only make one inseam size and they can't be tailored. Sent them back and went First Lite- great choice!

Wow! Good to know!
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Old 06-01-2020, 04:50 PM   #16
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Im 511 and the length is just fine.


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After trying them on and literally having the knee pads at my feet, their customer service said that was the only length and you couldn't alter them. I was surprised but they were very nice and I just sent them back and they refunded quickly. Solid customer service.

Just something to be aware of if you are stumpy like myself!
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After trying them on and literally having the knee pads at my feet, their customer service said that was the only length and you couldn't alter them. I was surprised but they were very nice and I just sent them back and they refunded quickly. Solid customer service.

Just something to be aware of if you are stumpy like myself!

Buy the attack pants. No knee pads. You can hem them. And the best part is they have zip vents


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