Now Available – New KUIU Branded Shirts

Now Available! Our new styles and colors of our Men’s Branded T-shirts and our new Women’s Deep V-Necks. All the shirts are printed on a high quality 60/40 combed cotton & jersey polyester blend for a comfortably fitted shirt. Click on the image above to explore all the various styles and colors available.

Also don’t miss Jason Hairston, KUIU’s founder, on the next episode of The Western Hunter TV show airing on Sunday, July 27, 2014. Episodes air every Sunday and Monday at 11:30 AM PST on the Sportsman’s Channel.

KUIU partnered with The Western Hunter TV show as the official apparel and equipment sponsor. The Western Hunter shares the same “do-it yourself” mountain hunting standards as KUIU, making it a perfect relationship. We both have great passion for wild, lonely places, the thrill of adrenaline-filled adventure and achievement, and raising the bar for what can be made and accomplished.

Limited Quantities: Zamberlan KUIU Pamir Boot

I want to take a moment to thank you for the great response we have received to our Zamberlan KUIU Pamir boot.  Since our release last November, sales have been steady and the feedback has been great.  As we go into this year’s hunting season, we have limited quantities of the Zamberlan KUIU Pamir, so if you are in need of a great mountaineering style hunting boot, you may want to purchase now.

The Zamberlan KUIU Pamir boot is ideal for the harshest hunting and climbing conditions you will experience.  They perform exceptionally well in extremely technical terrain, steep rocky mountains, high glacier trails and perfect for ice climbing and places where crampons are necessary.

When I decided to develop a boot, I wanted to create one that featured all the advancements and performance found only in Premium Alpine Mountaineering boots.  The list of ingredients we have included are the best and unmatched by any other hunting boot in the industry and only found in the finest mountaineering boots made in the world.  After another year of hunting in the Zamberlan KUIU Pamir, I can confidently say, with the help of Zamberlan, we have accomplished my goal.

Introducing the ICON PRO

My vision when I founded KUIU was to constantly strive to make our products the best and most versatile on the market for every caliber of hunter. Our most recent innovation, the ICON PRO is the next step in the continued evolution of our packs. We designed the ICON PRO Series for mountain hunting guides and expedition hunters that demand high durability and carry massive weight loads. The ICON PRO pack gets its strength from a new carbon fiber frame that is stiffer and stronger, and works in concert with our newly designed suspension system to create the most comfortable user experience possible, especially when carrying heavy weight.

The ICON PRO is a full-feature pack with extensive internal and external pocketing so you can organize your gear safely, quietly and conveniently. The ICON PRO gives you a full horseshoe-zip opening that allows complete access to your main storage compartment, several interior pockets and your hydration system. It has large exterior front and side pockets perfect for carrying optics and gear that needs to be accessed quickly. We’ve also incorporated a new system of internal lashing points and removable straps to allow better interior organization and make it easier to carry heavy internal loads high and close to your back.

The ICON PRO weighs incredibly little for a pack designed for guide-caliber durability and load-carrying requirements. The ICON PRO packs are made with the finest materials available, including Toray Carbon Fiber, 500 Denier CORDURA® Brand Rip-Stop, YKK Zippers, and Duraflex® Hardware. The ICON PRO features a new, larger hip belt structure for improved comfort when carrying heavy loads. A new removable side-of-hip-belt webbing system allows you to run your hip belt clean of any side straps, or attach accessories such as a gun, bear spray, or a rangefinder.

The ICON PRO pack system is designed to fit all body types and sizes. The frame and hip belt are available in two sizes and the easily adjustable track system allows for a quick, perfect fit. Hip belt pouches are available separately and attach securely to the hip belt, allowing for easy access to the smaller items you need on the trail.



The KUIU & The Western Hunter Giveaway

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I have known the guys at for many years, so when they got together to make a website for western hunters, I was excited to see what they came up with. It’s only been a few weeks since they launched and it’s clear they are headed the right direction.

The site has everything you would want to see and read about as a hunter: hunting news and feature stories on topics we care about, like the drought, plus insider tips on scouting, bow repair and trailing game. I have written a few articles for them, mainly about technology and apparel, so look for those in the next month or so.

Outside of creating great content, they are doing something new in our industry — online landowner tags. You can now buy landowner tags just like you buy a t-shirt from Amazon. They allow you to filter by state, species, weapon and/or price. Once you find a tag, click “buy now” and you are done. They also have the largest directory of licensed outfitters in the west. It’s really easy to search and compare outfitters to make sure you are picking the right one.

I am glad there is finally a dedicated place online for the western hunting community. Go check out and let them know what you think.

Also, I am excited to share we partnered with them for their upcoming promotion, “Can You Score?” which starts later this week. Best part is, the winners receive free Kuiu gear. Click on the image below for more info.


Happy Independence Day From All of Us At KUIU

Happy Independence Day! We would like to welcome you to take part in our Fourth of July Sale, now through July 6th.

From all of us at KUIU, we would like to wish you a safe and happy Fourth of July. Shop Now

KUIU TV Partnership with Western Hunter

I am excited to announce the apparel and equipment sponsorship of The Western Hunter TV show. The Western Hunter shares the same “do-it yourself” mountain hunting standards as KUIU, making it a perfect relationship. While the partnership is an obvious and inspired fit for both companies, it reinforces a relationship that has been built over many years. We both have great passion for wild, lonely places, the thrill of adrenaline-filled adventure and achievement, and raising the bar for what can be made and accomplished.

The Western Hunter recently received the prestigious “Best New Series” award at the Sportsman’s Choice Awards at SHOT Show in Las Vegas. The industry recognized series has a mantra of self-sufficient, tough, and adventurous mountain hunting making it a natural fit for us. It has also been an honor and privilege working with Chris Denham, Nate Simmons, and Ryan Hatfield.

Below is the trailer for Season 2 of The Western Hunter. The show will air Sundays at 5:30 PM PDT (2:30 EDT) and again on Mondays at the same time. The first episode of Season 2 is set to air on July 6th, only on The Sportsman Channel.


Chinook Jacket In Stock and Available in Small

The NEW Chinook Jacket is now in stock and ready to ship.  For a limited time only, this jacket is  available in size small (while quantities last).  I suggest you get yours as soon as possible, as we may not carry this size again in the future.

The 18.7 ounce, technically advanced jacket, is our lightest and most breathable 2-layer softshell jacket. Perfect for early season hunts, the Chinook Jacket, allows you to push the limits of light and fast when temperatures are cool, and maintain the protection from the elements when required. It can be worn alone in mild temperatures or layered with ULTRA Merino in cooler conditions.

TORAY bonded the 30 Denier Stunner Stretch 100% micro ripstop nylon fabric to a brushed polyester micro check fleece backer. This extremely technical, light-weight fabric is designed for mountain hunting. The fabric combination and product features of the Chinook Jacket offer superior temperature regulating performance for a wide range of hunting conditions.

Sophisticated design features maximize overall fit and comfort. Chinook chest pockets are sewn to the outside of the jacket, increasing the surface area of the micro check backer fabric on the interior of the jacket. The micro check fleece backer reduces weight and increases performance – the “check pattern” of the backer fabric increases the airflow, durability, and overall performance. This advanced jacket has a hoodless design to further reduce weight.

Verde Camo


Vias Camo



Recommended Products sold by KUIU

We recently began carrying a line of “recommended products” not manufactured by KUIU. These products are essential to the back country hunter and complement our line of apparel and equipment. We have extensively used and tested these products in the field and have found them to be extremely reliable. These products contribute to the weight savings in our pack and we are extremely confident in recommending them to all of our customers.

Check back regularly as we intend to increase our line of recommended products.  If there is something out there that we do not carry that you would be interested in KUIU carrying, please let me know.




This always sharp sub-3 oz. replaceable blade knife is great for field dressing, skinning, and caping any animal that needs to make its way into your pack.

MSR REACTOR 1.0L STOVE   $189.95

The fastest and most fuel efficient stove ever made delivers a proven level of quality and durability you can count on to perform in the most extreme weather.

MSR TITAN SPOON         $16.95

At a mere .79 oz, this titanium spoon is lightweight, durable, and corrosion resistant.


The Hoser hydration system is a light, versatile hydration system that has a simple, durable design that is practical for any backpack hunt scenario. Choose between the 2L or 3L model.


This mattress offers more warmth and comfort per ounce than any other three-season air mattress. Superior design delivers performance with less bulk than a 1.0 L water bottle.

 PETZL e-LITE      $29.95

Ultralight (27 g) and very compact, the e+LITE emergency headlamp is ready to use and can be stored with batteries for 10 years.



Reactive lighting technology now upgrades the TIKKA, the standard in compact headlamps. Light output and beam pattern instantly adjust to the environment. Light output is optimized to ensure the chosen burn time.


The rechargeable NAO headlamp adapts its two highpower LEDs instantly and automatically to the lighting needs for greater comfort, fewer manual interventions and longer battery life. 


Both durable and extremely powerful at 760 lumens, the ULTRA RUSH BELT rechargeable headlamp is the lighting solution designed for intense, demanding activities.


Happy Father’s Day

I want to personally wish all of the dads a Happy Father’s Day. My dad, a traditional bow hunter, passed down the tradition of hunting to me as a child and I started shooting at the age of two. After dinner every night, we would practice shooting in the backyard. My best memories were hunts with my dad. Years later, I am excited to share these experiences with my children and pass down the hunting tradition in our family to another generation.

As a gesture of my appreciation, I want to offer a one day Father’s Day Treat Yourself 15% Off Sale on everything in stock*.

Today only, use coupon code FATHER15 during checkout.

Enjoy the rest of your Father’s Day weekend.


*Terms & Conditions: Sale ends at 11:59 PM PDT June 15, 2014. Mountain Star Tents, ULTRA Merino products, Havalon Piranta-Edge, MSR Reactor Stove, Petzl lamps, Platypus products, Thermarest NeoAir Xlite, Zamberlan Laces and Care Kit are excluded from promotional discount. Sale prices may not be used in conjunction with any other promotions or discounts and may not be applied to previous purchases, backorders, or preorders. Sale does not apply to tax, is not redeemable for cash, and is void where prohibited by law. Members of special programs cannot use the promotion code in conjuction with their group discount. All clearance items included.