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KUIU 230 Zip and Guide Beanie
« on: December 29, 2012, 07:06:23 PM »
Just got my 230 Merino Zip Base layer from KUIU and the Guide Beanie.

I haven't taken them into the field yet (Tuesday I will) but here is my initial thoughts...

The top has a phenomenal fit and feel to it.  When I put it on, I immediately thought how good it felt.  Meaning the cut was tight and loose where it is suppose to be.  It also feels like a quality product.  It's a heavier material then I thought, which is a good thing.  You could easily wear this on a decent day as your only layer.  The sleeves are longer then normal (not by much) which I really like for the following reason.

My BIGGEST pet peeve with all "base layer" clothing is when the sleeves ride up.

Drives.

Me.

Crazy.

This doesn't appear that it is going to be an issue.

While it tapers towards the waste, it isn't constricting like Under Armour, and it's long enough where it shouldn't pull out of your pants when you bend down.

The stitching looks nice and uniform.  From what I've read, KUIU got a little heat from some customers because they were back ordered for months.  They were forced to move production to China, and there were some concerns about quality.  Doesn't appear to be an issue with what I received.

The Guide Beanie fits my head perfectly.  It appears as though the bottom has a little elastic, which is kind of neat because it forms to your head.

All in all, this was my test run of KUIU products to see if I liked their material and quality.  It has met my expectation and I will be ordering the Guide Jacket and Pants in January.

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Re: KUIU 230 Zip and Guide Beanie
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2012, 07:13:11 PM »
It looks like nice stuff. I might have to try some.  :tup:
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Re: KUIU 230 Zip and Guide Beanie
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2012, 08:04:54 PM »
I haven't taken them into the field yet (Tuesday I will) but here is my initial thoughts...

All in all, this was my test run of KUIU products to see if I liked their material and quality.  It has met my expectation and I will be ordering the Guide Jacket and Pants in January.

You're funny!  :tongue:
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Re: KUIU 230 Zip and Guide Beanie
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2012, 08:07:04 PM »
I haven't taken them into the field yet (Tuesday I will) but here is my initial thoughts...

All in all, this was my test run of KUIU products to see if I liked their material and quality.  It has met my expectation and I will be ordering the Guide Jacket and Pants in January.

You're funny!  :tongue:

Ha, it's not hard to tell if something is quality.  Plus Tuesday isn't going to be what I would call a real "field test."  More, a how does it feel while riding in the truck.  Though it might get some blood on it if we have a little better luck then last time.

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Re: KUIU 230 Zip and Guide Beanie
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2012, 08:47:02 AM »
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  More, a how does it feel while riding in the truck.  .

 :shocked: So this is a new line of Road Hunting Gear? ........................................... :laugh:
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Re: KUIU 230 Zip and Guide Beanie
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2012, 08:58:42 AM »
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  More, a how does it feel while riding in the truck.  .

 :shocked: So this is a new line of Road Hunting Gear? ........................................... :laugh:

My buddy has a rifle Toutle Cow Tag.  :)

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Re: KUIU 230 Zip and Guide Beanie
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2012, 12:29:12 PM »
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  More, a how does it feel while riding in the truck.  .

 :shocked: So this is a new line of Road Hunting Gear? ........................................... :laugh:

 :yeahthat: HAHA! You're on to him now Michael!
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Re: KUIU 230 Zip and Guide Beanie
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2012, 12:32:43 PM »
 :laugh:
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Re: KUIU 230 Zip and Guide Beanie
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2012, 07:42:26 PM »
mmm.... would like to see some reviews on this stuff....i have not been very impressed with under armour at all.

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Re: KUIU 230 Zip and Guide Beanie
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2012, 10:12:20 AM »
I own quite a bit of their merino, including the beanie and neck gaitor, and will vouge that it is top of the line in comfort and performance.  I recently received their super down hooded jacket as a packable insulation layer, and am very impressed with all aspects of this jacket.  Completely destroys Sitka's Kelvin jacket, which is their comparable model.   :twocents:

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Re: KUIU 230 Zip and Guide Beanie
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2012, 09:49:34 PM »
I've had a 230 top for a couple weeks and I love it. The jersey style of the outside is going to give it good durability. I have been wearing it almost every day for a couple weeks and no signs of wear.
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Re: KUIU 230 Zip and Guide Beanie
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2013, 07:11:44 PM »
Ordered my GUIDE JACKET TODAY!

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Re: KUIU 230 Zip and Guide Beanie
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2013, 01:17:15 PM »
gosh ive been eyeing that merino 230 ever since it came out. Would you rather have the 230 or the 250?

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Re: KUIU 230 Zip and Guide Beanie
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2013, 02:23:19 PM »
I like the verde camo, so it's 230 for me.

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Re: KUIU 230 Zip and Guide Beanie
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2013, 01:21:33 PM »
I just got a 230 last week, love it. great thickness and comfortable.

 


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