Brendan Burns’ First Boar – Who needs 200″ Sheep or 400″ Elk?

Brendan Burns from Bozeman Montana, manager of the KUIU Guide and Outfitter Program, was visiting our world headquarters here in Dixon last week, and we decided to use the opportunity to head to Hillside Ranch here in California for a quick bowhunt for pigs.

Brendan has shot huge sheep and elk but never a wild boar and I wanted him to realize what he was missing!

Hillside Ranch is 4,000 acres, located about 2 hours north of San Francisco, 18 miles from the Pacific Ocean. It may have this highest density of free range hogs in the state!

With the fantastic help of our guide, Bob Larson, Brendan was able to shoot a great boar on the 1st evening of the hunt. We captured his hunt on a short 12 minute video I thought you would enjoy watching.

Happy Easter,


Introducing the Industry’s Most Advanced Tent Line

Join me for the third KUIU Live presentation as we release our new Mountain Star Tent Line. The live product launch will begin at 10:00 AM PDT on Wednesday, April 23. I will be giving a complete demonstration of our Mountain Star Tent and showing how our new line features a combination of advanced fabric, hardware, and pole technology creating a high performance tent that is light, durable, and storm worthy.  The Mountain Star Tent is designed specifically for the mountain hunter passionate about reducing weight without giving up functionality.
Registration is required for those who wish to participate and ask questions during the live product launch, please sign up here. Signups begin today, Wednesday, April 16, and will continue through the live stream. During the live demonstration we will take questions from the audience about the tents. The Mountain Star Tent line will be available to preorder during the live event and as an incentive to preorder, shipping charges will be waived.

Two lucky viewers who watch the complete event will be chosen at random to win a FREE Mountain Star Tent.


Event: Wednesday, April 23rd at 10:00am PDT

Guide Gloves 30% Off- Now through Sunday, April 6!


Now through Sunday April 6, save 30% on our Guide Glove

Vias Camo

Verde Camo

Designed to be worn in all hunting conditions, this weather resistant glove utilizes Pittards Oiltac® leather on the palm, fingers, and fingertips to ensure durability, dexterity, and protection.  Learn more about why the Guide Glove is perfect for your next hunt by watching my Guide Glove overview and shop now.

ULTRA -vs- Cliff Toss – Test #2

I took the new 3 Pound 9 Ounce ULTRA 6000, loaded it up with 60 pounds, and threw it off a cliff.

Watch below to see what is left after the pack travels almost 400 feet down a mountain. 

This is Test #2 of ULTRA vs The World!

All of our ULTRA Tests can be viewed directly on our YouTube channel by clicking here.



ULTRA -vs- Tundra – Test #1

Hi Everyone,

I really appreciate all the interest in our new Carbon Fiber Frame and ULTRA Pack System. It has been quite overwhelming. Thank you.

We have extensively tested the new frame via computer simulated stress tests, laboratory tests, strength tests, and stress tests under heavy loads.

To help give everyone a better visual understanding of the durability of the new frame, we will be conducting and videoing several new unorthodox tests and posting the videos up for you to review.

We have never done these test and do not know the outcome but we will post them regardless. It will be interesting to capture what a 10.75 ounce Carbon Fiber frame can endure.

Today we ran over the ULTRA with a TUNDRA, click on the video below to view.

More tests to come soon.


Spring Clearance

We have added a new Clearance Category. This may be your last chance to purchase some of your KUIU favorites. With these unbeatable prices, I suggest you get them while they last.

KUIU Merino Shirts:

  KUIU Merino T-Shirt                                                  KUIU Merino LS Shirt

Balance of lightweight, durability, and temperature control to perform in a wide range of conditions. Ideal for everyday activities or training for your next hunt.

KUIU Merino Blend Jackets:

KUIU Merino Blend Jacket                                    KUIU Merino Blend Pullover

Made with a Plated Merino Wool/ Polyester blend that regulates body temperatures and maximizes comfort. Conveniently designed with a zippered chest pocket and a thumb hole in each cuff to prevent sleeves from riding up, keeping your hands warm during cool temperatures.

KUIU Hoodies:

Signature Zip Hoodie                   Signature Hoodie                        Logo Zip Hoodie

Made with a premium soft heavyweight fabric with a generous fit for the utmost comfort. These soft hoodies always sell out quick.

KUIU Polartec Jackets:

Solution Polartec Jacket       Apex Polartec Jacket      Power Stretch Zip-T      Dynamic Polartec Jacket

Featuring Polartec® Power Stretch® fabrics that are 4-way stretch and very breathable. Using the most versatile outdoor and fitness clothing fabrics available today, our Polartec® Jackets provide a tailored fit for everyday wear or technical use.


The ULTRA Pack System

Thank you to everyone who participated in our second live presentation. For those of you who missed it, KUIU’s live broadcast that aired this morning can be viewed here:

Congratulations again to the three lucky winners of an ULTRA pack:

1. Dustin Perry
2. Shannon Heaps
3. Brad Van Koughnett

The entire ULTRA line is now available to preorder . The ULTRA 6000 will begin shipping in April and the rest of the packs will be arriving in June.

11-Ounce Carbon Fiber Frame

The ULTRA pack system introduces a new 11-ounce California made Carbon Fiber frame design that is stronger, lighter, stiffer, and narrower ensuring the highest quality and performance. This frame is packed with more carbon to ensure the highest quality and performance.

The new frame is available in two sizes, the Regular fitting torso lengths 15″ to 17.5″ and the Tall 17.5″ to 22″.

Fully Adjustable Suspension

At a mere 25 ounces, the redesigned suspension in the ULTRA utilizes a new patent pending T-Lock track system design that securely holds the shoulder straps to the frame and allows for easy adjustment and customizable comfort. The next-to-body material and cleaner design of the suspension make it extremely comfortable. The unique hip belt design moves the frame and pack closer to your back, offering the support necessary to carry demanding loads more efficiently. The new adjustable lumbar pad and pivoting hip-belt creates unrestricted mobility and maximum comfort.

The suspension also now comes in two sizes: the S/M fits waist sizes 28″ to 33″ and the L/XL sizes 33″ to 44″.


ULTRA 1800, ULTRA 3000, and ULTRA 6000 Bags

The ULTRA bag design began with seam construction that maximizes strength and reduces seam weight. The bags weigh, 9, 12, and 21 ounces respectively. The ULTRA 6000 comes with a fully functional 500ci lid with one zipper pocket, top loading with an expandable shroud, and a 21-inch vertical single side entry zipper for quick access to your main pack. The ULTRA 1800 and 3000 have very convenient horseshoe zipper entry. All bags have 2 exterior pockets and one oversized stuff-it pocket, making it easy to organize your gear. The bags are made with 160 Denier Textured Cordura® Rip Stop Fabric that is 4 times PU coated on the inside giving the fabric even more durability and abrasion resistance. The line comes with an expandable load sling for added carrying capacity, making the versatility incomparable to anything else in the industry.

The ULTRA line is designed to accept the new KUIU rifle, bow and hydration carrying systems. The KUIU rifle holder and bow holder are also now available for preorder.

The simple design of the ULTRA packs makes changing bags in this modular system extremely fast and easy.

Here is the weight and price break down of the ULTRA line.

ULTRA 1800 ULTRA 3000 ULTRA 6000
ULTRA Bag Size 1800 ci 3000 ci 6000 ci
Bag Weight 9 oz 12 oz 21 oz
Frame Weight (regular) 11 oz 11 oz 11 oz
Suspension (M/L) 25 oz 25 oz 25 oz
Total Weight 2 lbs 13 oz 3 lbs 3 lbs 9oz
Price (full kit) $299.98 $319.98 $349.98

By focusing on reducing weight, we were able to reduce the price to manufacture these packs, and I am passing these savings along to our customers.



Introducing the Lightest Pack System in the Industry

Join me for the second KUIU Live presentation as we release our new ULTRA Pack System. The live product launch will begin at 10:00 AM PST on Tuesday, March 11th. I will be giving a complete demonstration of our ULTRA Pack System and showing how our new modular pack concept focuses on minimizing weight, while maintaining performance and durability.  At a mere 3lbs 9oz, the largest pack in the system, the ULTRA 6000, allows hunters to save tremendous weight without sacrificing functionality. During the live demonstration we will also be taking questions from the audience has about the system.

Registration is required for those who wish to participate and ask questions during the live product launch, please sign up here. Signups begin today, Wednesday, March 5, and will continue through the live stream. The ULTRA Pack System will be available to preorder during the live event and as an incentive to preorder, shipping charges will be waived.

Three lucky viewers who watch the complete event will be chosen at random to win a FREE ULTRA Pack.


Event: Tuesday, March 11th at 10:00am

2014 Trade Show Winners

We would like to thank everyone who made time out of their busy schedules to come visit us at the trade shows this year. It was really great to see such a large turnout and positive response. The support for KUIU has grown tremendously over the past three years, and as a result, our booth remained consistently busy during all four shows. We couldn’t be happier with the success of this year’s trade show season.

This year we gave away a Super Down Jacket at each of the four trade shows. These lucky winners selected a Super Down Jacket of their choice (Hooded, Collared, Zip-T). We also partnered up with Exclusive Adventures New Zealand to giveaway a grand prize Tahr and Chamois Mountain Hunt to one lucky trade show attendee. The winner, selected at the end of the season from all entries consolidated from all the shows, has been awarded a 7 day backpack mountain hunting trip valued at $9,500.

The four lucky random winners who were selected from each of the Trade Shows to win their choice of a Super Down Jacket are:

1.  August Peters (Dallas Safari Cub Generation Convention)
2.  Fiore Olivieri (The Sheep Show)
3.  Matthew Gibson (Safari Club International)
4.  Nate Schultz (Western Hunting & Conservation Expo)

The winner of the Tahr and Chamois Mountain Hunting Trip to New Zealand is: Diane Mothersell!

The trip will include:

  • 1 on 1 professional guide service
  • Bull Tahr trophy fee
  • Buck Chamois trophy fee
  • Trophy field preparation
  • Group camping gear and meals
  • Oxbow Lodge accommodation and meals
  • Transfers from Queenstown Airport to Oxbow Lodge
  • Land transport costs during your stay


Congratulations to all of the winners and thank you to everyone who came out!


Inventory Levels

I wanted to bring to everyone’s attention that our Inventory Levels are at an all time high.

KUIU’s biggest complaint has been lack of inventory. We have grown so fast and it has been a challenge to keep inventory in stock for long. However, we are beginning to catch up with demand. 

Below is a list of the items currently in stock below:

If you know of someone who has tried in the past to purchase gear without success, please let them know this is a good time to order and not to wait until hunting season.