INTRODUCING THE SUPER DOWN JACKET Available for Preorder in Vias Camo & Verde Camo
KUIU’s Super Down line now includes a full-zip collared jacket with 2 ounces of 850+ of Premium Polish Toray Quixdown™ water-resistant down and Stunner®Stretch light weight fabric. Super Down insulation pieces allow down to maintain its unmatched warmth-to-weight ratio, even when [...]
Why non-laminated Soft Shell?
Soft Shell fabrics were created by climbers in a effort to build a single garment with the comfort and insulating properties of fleece with the wind weather and abrasion resistance of a hard shell. Non-laminated Soft Shells are significantly more breathable, flexible, quieter and comfortable than Hard Shells or Windstopping Garments.
The Problem [...]
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Hong Kong Bay
I am in Hong Kong this week to source & review new developments and technologies for 2012 & 2013 products. This past year I have challenged KUIU’s supply partners to develop new products using innovation and technology to reduce weight without giving up performance.
I met with [...]
The 11.1 ounce Guide Vest is made with the same 274 g/m2 Toray Primeflex Softshell, a 100% polyester stretch woven face fabric, bonded to a high performance micro-fleece backer fabric as the Guide Jacket. DWR treated at the yarn level with Toray’s patented & industry leading Kudos DWR. The guide vest gives you [...]
The Merino-250 series of products is the second layer in the KUIU system. The Interlock 250 gram, 20.5 micron, is the perfect balance of fiber size for durability and weight for warmth. This fabric is designed to be worn over your Merino-185 series, is anti-microbial and moisture wicking.
The Merino 250 Zip-T [...]
The Merino-185 series of products is the next-to-skin layer in the KUIU system. The Interlock 185 gram, 17.5 micron, 100% merino wool is the finest merino on the planet. I have created a partnership with The Merino Company from New Zealand to supply KUIU with all of our Merino Wool products. This fabric [...]
To build the best gear you have to use the finest fabrics. I met with the worlds leading technical fabric suppliers, including Schoeller, Polartec, and Toray before developing the KUIU line.
Founded in 1926, Toray is a leading chemical manufacture based in Osaka Japan. Toray fuses nanotechnology into its operations, using organic synthetic chemistry, [...]
How do you remove four pounds from a layering system and increase performance?
I was hoping for two. Honestly, four pounds surprised me; KUIU is definitely not light and fragile gear.
Ounces matter for climbing mountains, ask any professional bike racer how much they spend to save an ounce. Every ounce eats up kilowatts, [...]
After reading all the comments it is clear KUIU will have to have down, synthetic, hood and no hood designs for the insulated style to meet everyone’s preference.
My goal this first season is to develop the most versatile skin to shell system possible with out an overlap in styles. I am working with my [...]
A light weight packable down or Primaloft jacket is a mainstay in my backpack hunting system. This layer is for those cold mornings and evenings and nights when the temperature really drops. I have designed an ultralight packable insulation layer for the KUIU system and would like know your preference of synthetic or down.