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Thread: Sitka, Kuiu or First Lite?

  1. #1
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    Sitka, Kuiu or First Lite?

    Hey everyone,

    Shopping for clothing right now. Im torn between the three top brands and can't decide. Looking for any Pros and Cons from any of you with experience on these.

    Looking for Light weight and Waterproof. Insulation is not my deciding factor since I have a decent layering system already.

    Any suggestions much appreciated!

    Cheers,

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    Re: Sitka, Kuiu or First Lite?

    Between Sitka and first lite I prefer my first lite gear. I own a good bit of each. Can’t comment on kuiu as I haven’t used anything from them.

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    Re: Sitka, Kuiu or First Lite?

    So you are looking for outer wear? I have a FL seak rain jacket that I really like. Haven’t tried the others.
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    Re: Sitka, Kuiu or First Lite?

    I don’t think a guy can go wrong with any of the ones you’ve listed. Iv had good luck with Sitka’s stuff, haven’t used any other. The dew point jacket and the cloudburst pants are a good combo I find. Durability on the bottoms and light weight up top.

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    Re: Sitka, Kuiu or First Lite?

    I’d say buy what fits you best. Might mean trying all 3 brands.

    Ive had FL and Kuiu and now just 95% Sitka cause I just like the fit, comfortable, great warranty BUT sometimes tougher to find in Canada in stock. And they seem to be getting away from solid colours

    FIrst lite right now I think you’ll be paying USD and duty on top etc. Steven Rinella now owns them

    Kuiu usually always has good stock, ships quick, and online Canada site price includes the tax and duty. A lot of products available in solid colours

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    Re: Sitka, Kuiu or First Lite?

    I prefer First Lite over Kuiu (never owned any Sitka).

    That said, I won't be spending that much money on their base layers (wool baselayers from Mark's or somewhere are way cheaper).
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    Re: Sitka, Kuiu or First Lite?

    Own the SEAK jacket and pants. Wouldn’t say lightweight but waterproof, BOMBPROOF and breathable. Actually breathable. I’ve owned cars that cost less than the entire kit but I’m happy with the purchase.

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    Re: Sitka, Kuiu or First Lite?

    I have lots of FS. I like the outer rainshell and the mid layers are ok. Like the other poster said, it isn't necessary to get a base layer that is anything. Not even camo, really.

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    Re: Sitka, Kuiu or First Lite?

    Dont be afraid to mix and match. Love my Sitka timberline pants, looking at getting FL puffy jacket.
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    Re: Sitka, Kuiu or First Lite?

    Was looking at kuiu the other day...until I seen the tag.made in CHINA....no thanks.

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