Kuiu Attack Pants
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Contributors to this thread:
Shaft2Long 08-Apr-19
ohiohunter 08-Apr-19
Brotsky 08-Apr-19
ohiohunter 08-Apr-19
Adventurewriter 08-Apr-19
yooper89 08-Apr-19
Bou'bound 08-Apr-19
HUNT MAN 08-Apr-19
rjlefty3 08-Apr-19
iceman 08-Apr-19
nvgoat 08-Apr-19
Brotsky 08-Apr-19
M.Pauls 08-Apr-19
Brotsky 08-Apr-19
Buffalo1 08-Apr-19
Kurt 08-Apr-19
Matt 08-Apr-19
TD 08-Apr-19
Shaft2Long 08-Apr-19
midwest 08-Apr-19
Oryx35 08-Apr-19
wyobullshooter 08-Apr-19
Wishedhead 08-Apr-19
IdyllwildArcher 08-Apr-19
Surfbow 08-Apr-19
midwest 09-Apr-19
Brotsky 09-Apr-19
otcWill 09-Apr-19
SBH 09-Apr-19
Buffalo1 09-Apr-19
Sivart 09-Apr-19
Mike Ukrainetz 09-Apr-19
Tdvorak 10-Apr-19
midwest 10-Apr-19
Brotsky 10-Apr-19
Bake 10-Apr-19
Barrera 10-Apr-19
Buffalo1 10-Apr-19
APauls 10-Apr-19
Tdvorak 10-Apr-19
ohiohunter 10-Apr-19
Brotsky 10-Apr-19
ohiohunter 10-Apr-19
Bake 10-Apr-19
Bake 10-Apr-19
ohiohunter 10-Apr-19
Brotsky 11-Apr-19
TD 11-Apr-19
APauls 11-Apr-19
TD 12-Apr-19
Deertick 12-Apr-19
Heat 12-Apr-19
APauls 12-Apr-19
Scoot 12-Apr-19
Bake 12-Apr-19
yooper89 12-Apr-19
Franklin 12-Apr-19
ohiohunter 12-Apr-19
yooper89 12-Apr-19
SoDakSooner 16-Apr-19
ohiohunter 16-Apr-19
Panther Bone 16-Apr-19
SBH 16-Apr-19
Panther Bone 16-Apr-19
Shaft2Long 16-Apr-19
ohiohunter 16-Apr-19
SoDakSooner 17-Apr-19
Z Barebow 17-Apr-19
Brotsky 17-Apr-19
JSW 17-Apr-19
Treeline 17-Apr-19
JSW 17-Apr-19
mgmicky 18-Apr-19
ohiohunter 18-Apr-19
Treeline 18-Apr-19
otcWill 18-Apr-19
Treeline 18-Apr-19
APauls 18-Apr-19
LC Archer 30-Apr-19
Nick Muche 30-Apr-19
From: Shaft2Long
08-Apr-19
Mowed the yard in mine this weekend. Moisture wick/thermo regulation I’m sure was off the charts although I couldn’t really tell.

Stretch/ full articulation really helped with those knee bends while walking/pushing. Couldn’t do a full test as I mulch and didn’t have to squat to unlock and remove the bag. But, if I had, no doubt these pants would have done something to help me do it better.

One things for sure, I looked way more boss and pro staff than I normally do during such mundane activities.

Have yet to compare them to Sitka in this department.

From: ohiohunter
08-Apr-19
Been shed hunting in mine, they are hot! Every time I pulled my phone out the screen was drenched w/ sweat. Mine are also getting pretty snaggy, not as bad as my tiburons. All in all they're a decent pant, but certainly not nearly as fantastic as everyone made them out to be. Maybe its psychosomatic due to the price tag.... seen that symptom too many times in the industry.

From: Brotsky
08-Apr-19
Yoga pants for men.

From: ohiohunter
08-Apr-19
x2 brotsky.. they would be WAY better if they'd relax their fit to let the boys breathe a little. The made in china tag always stings a little too! (or whatever foreign country it is)

08-Apr-19
Depends on what you use them and these type of performance clothes for...if you are slugging to sit in a treestand likely not a great pant but if you are faced with the athleticism the west requires this stuff is great...

From: yooper89
08-Apr-19
Attack pants are top notch. The Tiburons are also great. More breathability but less stretch. Wear them both in the office weekly and plan to hunt in them this fall.

From: Bou'bound
08-Apr-19
Simply the best

From: HUNT MAN
08-Apr-19
I have attack pants on most days . Best pants for work that I have found. Man work that is ! Hunt

From: rjlefty3
08-Apr-19
Love mine. I haven't really tried a lot of different brands, but these are way above anything else I've tried and going to tough to beat. I'm planning on buying another pair when the time comes.

From: iceman
08-Apr-19
I love them. I have 4 pairs of them. Very comfortable.

From: nvgoat
08-Apr-19
Best pant I have used. Love the zipper vents and the fit. BTW, the fit is perfect for us skinny guys. Low rise in the waist and long legs.

From: Brotsky
08-Apr-19
+1 Hunt...I pretty much have attack pants on every single day before and after work. I unfortunately do women's work during the day though so I have to dress accordingly! Ha! I really need to get a black pair.

From: M.Pauls
08-Apr-19
Shaft2long, big question is how’s the fit in the crotchall region?

From: Brotsky
08-Apr-19
M.Pauls, let's just say "it's kind of a big deal", and "don't act like you're not impressed". :-)

From: Buffalo1
08-Apr-19
I have 2 pair and never intended on using them for yard pants, but I love them for cooler weather hunting.

Guess "Extravagance" is a relative word !! I never knew what the rich folks wore when they did yard work. Now I know.

From: Kurt
08-Apr-19
I must like them....8 pairs counting one donated to the nephew. Still have 3 pair of solid colors that are pre-side vent. They wear very well for me....but I learned early on to stay out of the black berries and cat claw with them.

From: Matt
08-Apr-19
Best hunting pant I've found, but are a bit warm for warm weather hunts.

From: TD
08-Apr-19
Too hot? Your thermostats are still screwed up. I wear Attacks in 90 degrees and high humidity.... no problem. Best pants I own.....

They aren't engineered like most of the midwestern realmossy stuff..... the ones with the crotch down by your knees..... a more athletic fit..... like a jockstrap..... =D

From: Shaft2Long
08-Apr-19
M. Paul’s, the fit is good. I like pants kind of loose and these fit the way I like. Kuiu can’t make a 3xl shirt to save the seals but the pants have been perfect for me.

While I did actually wear the pants mowing the yard, the post was sarcastic. Seems that might have been lost in translation.

From: midwest
08-Apr-19
I have one pair of Attack pants and one pair of Sitka Ascents. I prefer the Sitka's due to the cargo pocket arrangement/size and quiet snaps rather than zippers. The snaps allow easier one handed operation. The fit is similar. The material of the Sitkas feels a little stretchier and thinner but seems to be holding up well. The material of the KUIU is a little heavier but starting to pill.

From: Oryx35
08-Apr-19
Sitka Ascent is my go to early season pant. I agree the pocket arrangement is a little better than in the Attack pants, but the Attack is still a solid option. For colder weather hunts I do switch over to the Attack.

08-Apr-19
midwest & Oryx x 2. Love my Sitka Ascents. My son prefers the Attacks, but they’re a little too warm for my liking.

From: Wishedhead
08-Apr-19
Had both the attack and the ascent and tried the first lite this fall. Thier unreal!!!! Best pair I’ve worn in the mountains. Just added merino wool long under wear and performed great to 10 above and 18” of snow

08-Apr-19
2 pairs of Ascents and you can have them.

Attacks are the best hunting pant for Aug-Sept when the temp goes from 20-30 degrees 2 hrs before dawn to 60-70 during the day.

Scouting AZ last week, in 50 degree AM temps to 75 PM temps, I used my ultralight Columbia pants that air and thorns go right through. But you won’t see me hunting in them.

Kuiu in Medium fits me fantastically because I have neither husky ass, nor waist. If Kuiu doesn’t fit you, they won’t change their pant for you, but you can change your ass and waist if they don’t fit.

Lastly, the side vents are what make these pants the perfect elk/sheep hunting pant because you won’t be cold at 20, and won’t be hot at 60 with the slip of a zipper.

From: Surfbow
08-Apr-19
Attacks are excellent pants, I think I've worn mine through 4 seasons and going strong

From: midwest
09-Apr-19
I'd make you an offer on the Ascents, Ike, but don't think I could squeeze into a 28" waist. ;-)

From: Brotsky
09-Apr-19
The alpine pant was the best pant Kuiu made for September. Especially for you guys that find the attacks too warm. I wear attacks a lot in the winter but once September rolls around I wear my alpine pants!

From: otcWill
09-Apr-19
I have one pair of attacks. They've hunted and been in on about as many kills as a pack of wolves in the 8 years I've had them. I've worn them for at least 80 days of hunting and scoutn per year since I've had them in weather ranging from 100°+ to below 0°. They're still going strong. I think I got my $'s worth.

From: SBH
09-Apr-19
What Will said! I have a pair from the first year they came out. No clue when that was. Wear em all the time. Still going strong.

From: Buffalo1
09-Apr-19
KUIU has a large booth at P&Y Convention. They were busy stocking their booth. The guy there stopped working and asked me if these was anything in particular I was looking for? My response I was looking for some pants to wear when mowing my lawn. He quickly pulled a pair of Tubiron pants and said the people who had mowed in these pants all gave 5-Star review. He suggested the Verde pattern. If really hot, he suggested the Tubiron shorts in same pattern. Will probably place order before convention comes to a close.

From: Sivart
09-Apr-19
The Attack pants are the perfect Sept Elk hunting pant, IMO. The hip vents are what really separate them from the other brands.

09-Apr-19
Kuiu Attack, Tiburon or Guide pant, they are the best! Absolutely love them all and I pay for them. I wear them from 100F to 0F. They are the best pants for the half ass athletic guy putting on the miles under a variety of conditions. The lighter the pant the more they wear out but you can't have a durable, heavy pant that is also perfect for hot weather.

From: Tdvorak
10-Apr-19
I did a 6 mile hike in my Sitka Cloudburst w Gortex while coyote hunting. By the end, my balls were sloshing around in a pool of their own sweat. My buddy gives a full endorsement of the attack pants but I haven’t tried them myself yet. I’ve got a pair coming this week.

From: midwest
10-Apr-19
The Attack pants aren't rain gear so not sure I understand the comparison with the Sitka Coudburst?

From: Brotsky
10-Apr-19
I'm not a fan of the guide pant personally. The fit is weird for me compared to their other pants and I've had issues with durability compared to my other Kuiu pants. Looking forward to checking out their booth in Omaha!

From: Bake
10-Apr-19
My only complaint with the Attack pants is that I have to have them hemmed. As I don't fit Kuiu's image of what a hunter should look like (I'm a 36x30). I'm built more like a baseball player than a marathon runner. Even if I lost the 20 lbs I need to lose, I'd still need a 34x30

I have one pair in brown that I wear a ton. The zipper vents put them way ahead of any other pant. I need a couple more pairs in brown to tell the truth

From: Barrera
10-Apr-19
Not sure if I'll continue to purchase kuiu products. Bought quite a bit last yr. They're comfortable but they get snagged and threads coming out.

From: Buffalo1
10-Apr-19
I think KUIU is offering a 15% discount at the P&Y Convention.

From: APauls
10-Apr-19
I know the post was sarcastic but either way they’re my favourite pant I’ve ever owned in any category. Straight up best pant out there.

I will say both 32’s and 34’s fit me well except the 32 make you pick which pant leg you’re gonna squish the stuff into.

From: Tdvorak
10-Apr-19
Midwest, I’m sorry. I should have explained why I wrote my post a bit better. My bad. Here is the explanation so that you might be able to understand why I wrote it: Cloudbursts are high grade pants that are lined w gortex to be semi rain resistant although not rain proof. They are a bit different that way from the Attack pants. I thought it might be helpful for somebody who didn’t know for sure which way to turn on pants because they don’t have your experience with them. And I thought it made it more interesting if I would put in the post the cute part about me wearing them (and experiencing a bit less breathability than ideal because I selected the wrong pair for the day) causing me to sweat a lot which caused “my balls to slosh around in a pool of their own sweat”. That was not meant literally but what I call a joke. I apologize for posting while not taking into account that their could be folks reading it whose experience fell outside your experience window. I hope this clears it up for you. Haha. You’re awesome. Thanks for keeping me grounded.

From: ohiohunter
10-Apr-19
I gotta ask, the guys here complimenting the kuiu "designer" fit, how many of you wear "designer" jeans? vs run of the mill levi and wranglers from Jcpenney or tractor supply?

From: Brotsky
10-Apr-19
Ohio, I think you're asking the wrong crowd. We all wear attack pants! :-)

From: ohiohunter
10-Apr-19
Morning, noon, and night.. all attack all the time!

I have alpines, tiburon, and attacks. Purchased in that order, I think for my climate I like the alpines and tiburons more. Is the alpine available without the knee pads?

From: Bake
10-Apr-19
Ohiohunter. . . . I don't think Kuiu have a "designer" fit, not nearly as much as the new Sitka stuff.

I do wear expensive jeans, but in the style of early 2000s. Loose leg. Boot cut.

I think I would spontaneously commit suicide if I put on a pair of tight leg, low hip, butt hugger jeans that are the style right now

From: Bake
10-Apr-19
I told my wife I got off the fashion train in the early 2000s when I got married. Loose jeans. Polo shirts. Boots or tennis shoes

I'm staying in the early 2000s, late '90s fashion wise :)

From: ohiohunter
10-Apr-19
Haha, designer def doesn't mean skinny jeans... I doubt I could get skinny jeans past my knees. Kuiu def has a fit to them compared lesser pants, they're a little narrow in the hip and slight taper straight leg compared to relaxed in the seat and a tapered. Same applies to jeans, kuiu literally brought a designer fit to the typically anti-designer crowd. If it weren't for the elasticity in the attacks I don't think I could wear them, they'd be too tight on my calves.... Now that I think about it my attacks are borderline skinny jeans! lol. If you like attacks, which 99% do, next time you're at the mall stop by Buckle and try on a pair of Tyler straight leg or boot.

From: Brotsky
11-Apr-19

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Just got done walking the dog in a blizzard in my attack pants. Now drinking coffee in my attack pants. Now I think I’ll wait for the power to go out again in my attack pants! Ha!

From: TD
11-Apr-19
They've great travel pants as well. The stretch is awesome and pockets are in the right places and easy to use sitting in a plane. About 5x more comfortable than jeans for sure.

From: APauls
11-Apr-19
Who spends money on jeans? All my pants money went to Kuiu, or as a drunk guy in Hawaii yelled from a Jeep when he saw my t-shirt - Kaiyoueyeyou!!!! Wooooo!!

From: TD
12-Apr-19
Must have been another flippin haole cruisin' around in a rent-a-jeep.....a Hawaiian would read it easy.... but pronounce it ku-E-u.... each vowel a syllable kind of thang... I know.... been dare...."eh bra, what's da kine, ku-E-u???" (to my knowledge there is no such Hawaiian word.... but that's how it would be pronounced if there were...)

Cultural minute, lesson of the day. =D

From: Deertick
12-Apr-19
Gotta say ... I know they're not cheap, but my attack pants are the most comfortable pair of pants I've got. I'll be picking up a new pair this year, since I'm a new (smaller) size this year. I might just get two ... you know ... "just stimulating the economy".

From: Heat
12-Apr-19
Thanks for the lesson TD, too funny! As far as Attack pants and fit goes, they are at the top for me among the other varieties of synthetic pants I have (REI, Eddie Bauer, Wrangler). I have some of the ones pre side vents that are solid olive green. Great pants.

From: APauls
12-Apr-19
Hey TD, it was definitely not a hawaiian. I was careful to write "drunk guy in Hawaii" not drunk hawaiian lol. I t was so funny I had no idea what he was talking about until my wife made some comment about my t-shirt. Guy was literally just reading the letters lol. It was really funny at the time.

From: Scoot
12-Apr-19
APauls, I predict that story is not the only "drunk guy does something funny" story on bowsite in the next few days... :)

From: Bake
12-Apr-19
I like em so much I just picked up a pair, and a pair of tiburon at the convention for 15% off. My wife can’t resist a sale

From: yooper89
12-Apr-19
God bless your wife, Bake.

From: Franklin
12-Apr-19
Yesterday I clicked on this thread....today I am receiving ads for these pants in pop-ups on other websites. Don`t own any Kuiu clothing and never looked them up on any search engine. Weird???

From: ohiohunter
12-Apr-19
Must’ve had a drone scouting your place

From: yooper89
12-Apr-19
Targeted ads. Big Brother keeps a close watch on you, Franklin.

From: SoDakSooner
16-Apr-19
Two attacks, one Tiburon. Wish I had them all in solids so I could wear them all the time. That said I wore Prana Zions the entire season last year. The Pit zips are awesome. I could care less about the pockets. I wear zions to work 2 to 3 times per week if not more.

From: ohiohunter
16-Apr-19
I tried like hell to like the Zions but they were too tight, I'm more of a Bronson guy. Prana makes a heck of a nice pant!

16-Apr-19
I wear Prana Brion pants almost everyday. They’re super quick drying, pretty tough against tears/snags, and just enough stretch to them.

From: SBH
16-Apr-19
Another Fan of the Prana too for everyday wear. Have a couple pair and they are about $40-$45 less. Similar to attack pants in my mind but haven't had them long enough or in bad conditions multiple times to see how they hold up.

16-Apr-19
You can get the Prana pants off Amazon for about half what they cost in the mountaineering/camping stores, btw.

From: Shaft2Long
16-Apr-19
I tried the Prana Zion, did not find them comfortable at all.

From: ohiohunter
16-Apr-19
If your shaft is 2Long... the Zion should be called exhibition. In Prana different names are different cuts, the Bronson is a relaxed fit.

From: SoDakSooner
17-Apr-19
Good to know ohiohunter. My Zions fit well, but I do like more of a relaxed fit.

As far as durability, we bushwhacked a lot last year and they held up suprisingly well.

From: Z Barebow
17-Apr-19
A big Prana Zion fan. I think I have 4 pairs plus another lined pair. I wear them instead of jeans as everyday wear.

From: Brotsky
17-Apr-19
Felt cute, shot a turkey in my attack pants yesterday. IDK.

From: JSW
17-Apr-19
The Kuiu attack pants are hands down my favorite year round hunting pant. I wish I had more of them.

From: Treeline
17-Apr-19
Dang! With all these rave reviews, gonna have to get a pair of those attack pants.

Have a pair of the insulated ones and the ones with knee pads already. The solid colors look pretty good for dual purpose.

Is the material similar in those Prana pants? They look like something I could wear to work as well as out in the hills.

From: JSW
17-Apr-19
I don't know what the prana pants are. I know several guys who where the solid color attack pants daily. They are that comfortable. I'm too tight to do that. No matter where I'm hunting, the attack pants are my first choice. If it's really cold, I might wear the guide pants first or I might wear these with an extra layer. I've used them in pretty warm weather and not had a problem.

From: mgmicky
18-Apr-19
Tree line, to answer your question, yes the Zions materials are very similar to the Attacks, just lighter weight. The tag I’m looking at says 97% Nylon/3% Elastane. I have 6-7 pairs of Zions and wear them nearly every day. Great fit if you are tall and skinny. They breathe really well in our hot humid conditions in the SE. I wear the Attacks when I hunt out West or in colder conditions just because they are a little thicker material...

From: ohiohunter
18-Apr-19
I've yet to see a good online description of Prana's "fit" per model, so its really best to find a place and try them on. I think Backcountry is running a sale on Prana now.

From: Treeline
18-Apr-19
Will take a look at the Prana stuff next time I’m in Denver. Seems like they would be good in the office or for beating around the hills.

Will probably bite the bullet and get add a pair of Attack pants to my KUIU collection as well...

From: otcWill
18-Apr-19
I'm sure I'm in the minority but not a Zion fan. I returned them immediately. They have a weird cut in the crotch. Sort of, "Hey, check out my joint!" look.

From: Treeline
18-Apr-19
Well, pulled the trigger on a pair of solid Attack pants and a shirt...

From: APauls
18-Apr-19
Ah, the 'ol check out my moose knuckle pants. Sometimes you just can't fight it Will. A man is man.

From: LC Archer
30-Apr-19
Treeline you won't regret it. Have multiple Kuiu attack pants and even items from when they were still made in Canada. Best hunting pants out there imo Dave

From: Nick Muche
30-Apr-19
Too tight for me, I’ve got thighs and an ass so there’s no way they’ll fit me anymore. The sheep and goats never cared what I was wearing though :)

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