Well Known Rokslider
- Dec 3, 2020
Has anybody gotten their hands on this jacket ? Looking at it for Maryland whitetail hunting but don’t see any reviews yet
I would give their proximity a try. It sounds like it's exactly what you're looking for and you will be blown away at how warm, windproof and lightweight it is! Super well thought out too!I'm curious as well. I have yet to find a warm, quiet, windproof enough layer. I really like my sitka equinox but it has zero wind protection. I'd love to have something just like it with wind protection that is still silent. I have a stratus jacket that is a good shell but it has really no insulation value. I had high hopes for this wind pro fleece jacket. I believe they claim it is 8/10 wind protection. I assume 10/10 would be wind proof. In for hearing some real world experience.
Would you say the guide jacket (which isn’t really wind resistant much) is as wind resistant at least as the wind pro?Wind Pro is completely worthless. I own dang near every piece of Kuiu clothing. This is an utter failure compared to their other stuff. It’s not windproof at all. It’s super soft, comfortable and quiet. However there is NO wind-blocking properties to it. Heck, the Pelton 87 or merino 145 block wind just as well if not better than the windpro.
This and the expedition gloves are the two biggest failures from them I have come across.
This is TruthI own the proximity set and I have to say Kuiu knocked it out of the park with that system. It quickly became 100% my favorite hunting gear. I've owned and currently own all different brands. First Lite, sitka, kuiu, kryptek, and some others.
So due to this great experience with the proximity I ordered the wind pro fleece and I was majorly let down, no where near wind resistant AT ALL. They dropped the ball on this one. Very soft, silent, comfy but wind resistant is not a quality of that peice. Mine is going back.
I have found that the Guide jacket is not very windproof at all. It seemed like the Axis Hybrid was much more windproof. Are you sure the guide jacket is more windproof than the wind pro?The guide jacket is everything the Windpro should be. The Guide jacket has very good wind blocking properties to it. The windpro has absolutely none. The entire Windpro line is completely mislabeled . Relabel it “SoftPro” or “QuietPro”. It has nothing to do with wind besides letting it right through the material.…..nothing.
100% sure. Go to Walmart and buy the cheapest polar fleece you can find. That’s how NON wind resistant the Wind Pro is. It’s terrible. The Guide jacket has a thicker, less penetrable layering system that makes it significantly more wind resistant than the WindPro. I personally only use it for stand hunting whitetail as it’s a bulkier jacket than I care to wear during active hunting. I wear the Peloton 240 to block wind almost 100% of the time. The Axis Hybrid is extremely wind resistant. I wind even say more WindProof, more so than the Guide jacket, but it’s even a bulkier thicker material and you’ll sweat your butt off in it as it has a micro-fleece lining. It’s not an active layer for sure. No way I would hike in the Axis hybrid. I would sit in a tree stand or glass with it on through.I have found that the Guide jacket is not very windproof at all. It seemed like the Axis Hybrid was much more windproof. Are you sure the guide jacket is more windproof than the wind pro?
I have an old Cabelas quarter zip (probably 15 years old) with their windblocker membrane and it still cuts the wind better than a lot of the "windproof" stuff being sold. You sure don't want to hike in it, zero breathability, but it works great in a whitetail tree stand.So your saying stick with the old Cabela's wind sheer wooltimate for the blustery days
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I have an old Cabelas quarter zip (probably 15 years old) with their windblocker membrane and it still cuts the wind better than a lot of the "windproof" stuff being sold. You sure don't want to hike in it, zero breathability, but it works great in a whitetail tree stand.
Unless you want something new, yes.So your saying stick with the old Cabela's wind sheer wooltimate for the blustery days
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They didn't market it as Wind Pro, Polartec did. It's called Wind Pro because it's made of Polartec Wind Pro fleece.Unfortunately, I ordered the “wind pro” beanie and gaiter as well. Save your coin… I have absolutely no idea why they chose to market this as “wind pro” as it has precisely zero wind resistance.
I do, however, own the Proximity set and I’m extremely pleased with it. Not completely wind proof, but pretty close to it. I’ve worn it in sustained 30mph+ winds in KS without issues.