Sitka, Kuiu, or Firstlite

Prairiekid

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Oct 11, 2019
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The proximity line looks quite good. I have all first lite but will be trying Kuiu in the future.
 

BradD20

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May 27, 2021
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My favorite setup has been first lite base layers with Sitka outer layers


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collinjet

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Nov 3, 2022
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I've looked at Stika and Kuiu in stores but found myself ordering First Lite. I've been happy with the garments I've ordered over the years. Hope to keep ordering more as time goes on lol!
 

Dirtbag

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Jul 24, 2014
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334
Location
Colorado
Kuiu for me. Sitka's sizing was off for me and First Lite only lasted two seasons before it all fell apart.
 

Mumbles0105

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Oct 27, 2022
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I ended up going all in on Sitka. I think for me a lot of it came down to what fit the best. They each make good gear so it really comes down to what fits you and whether they have a line that suits your hunting style
 

jmenz2424

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Joined
Sep 30, 2017
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11
Location
WI
First lite does not have durability issues. Very well made and the specter camo is amazing.
 

Hudsy

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Aug 18, 2022
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I really like my first lite gear. I’d like to give the Kuiu stuff a shot but not sure how it would hold up in the midwestern thickets. Pnuma’s nylon pants are strong as well.


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jroot327

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Nov 8, 2018
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39
Location
IL
If you hunt where it gets cold and there is wind, you cannot go wrong with Sitka. The Windstopper membrane is a lifesaver in the cold windy rut hunts of the midwest. Even if you have to buy a little bigger to layer underneath, it's the best stuff out there for treestand hunting the rut in the northern half of the country.
 

Pilarczyk85

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Sep 8, 2021
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I've tried skre as well. The rain gear is pretty good. I just got the hardscrabble pants and while I don't mind em. For bowhunting they're terrible. They're loud as hell. The fit is good somewhat. Little too baggy for what i like but they seem durable. Will save them for squirrel hunting or something.
 

Wolfshead

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Aug 10, 2022
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I have no experience with FL or Sitka.
I have a lot of Kuiu.
I hunt Whitetails in CNY. So it can be 75 degrees to below zero degrees in any given season.
Kuiu is not made for whitetail hunting in my mind.
They have however come out recently with their proximity line (a little late in my opinion) but I haven’t heard much about it yet from people who have used it, so the jury is still out there.
I have their wool under layers and some is ten years old and looks like new.
Some of their mid layers as well are good too .
I have the guide DCS jacket in XXL (I’m 5’7” and 180 lbs.) with layering anything smaller was too tight. It’s a good soft shell for early to mid season but not late season temps!
I also have several pairs of their attack pants and recommend them. I usually wear a size 34 jeans but have to wear a 36 in attack pants.
Kuiu runs SMALL!
I’m really interested in how the proximity lines pans out and can’t wait to hear some reviews on that.
 

Oregonboy

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Sep 19, 2019
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503
I'm liking First Lite base layers, Sitka Jet Stream jacket, and Kuiu Attack or Prana Zion's are easily my favorite pants.
 

Timplant

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Dec 5, 2016
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97
Mix of random stuff for mobile hunting and base layers/rain gear/wind proof and puffy stuff. But for long days sitting I’m using solitude bibs and a sanctuary jacket and now that it’s 20 degrees with a foot of snow i switch my bibs to the sanctuary bibs and same jacket. Hike in super light and put on heavy bibs and jacket. Works for me! Best fit for whitetail
Stuff I’ve found. HOWEVER, the new proximity stuff looks insane.
 

mcfd45

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Joined
Sep 8, 2019
Messages
91
Location
Detroit
I’m in Michigan and we only do stand hunting. Spot and stalk doesn’t really work as well here.

For outerwear I have the cabelas/redhead tundra pants. They are great at blocking the wind and cold.

For a coat I have an old gander mountain 4-1 parka deal. It is bulky as heck. I want a new jacket, but it isn’t really needed.

Base layer is the heavy or mid weight stuff I get from cabelas.

Mid layers? I don’t use mid layers on bottom. I don’t like how sweaty I get. On top I use a kuiu merino 200 hoodie. I also throw on a generic vest over top of that.

Gloves.
I love to have warm hands. This next year I am going to change it up to a hand muff with chemical warmers and light gloves.
Currently I use the cabelas stand hunter mittens on really cold days.
I switch to a generic glove when I am drying them out.

Hats. Can’t speak highly enough of the Kenai hat from kuiu. Love that thing.
I really am looking forward to the hand muff idea next year.
 

Lowg08

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Aug 31, 2019
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Hey I want to throw another option in. I handled the scentlok fortress and divergent for cold stand hunting
 
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