SKRE GEAR
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Contributors to this thread:
milnrick 13-Mar-24
Blood 13-Mar-24
milnrick 13-Mar-24
Pop-r 13-Mar-24
WV Mountaineer 13-Mar-24
Pop-r 13-Mar-24
Scar Finga 13-Mar-24
WV Mountaineer 13-Mar-24
fdp 13-Mar-24
Geno 13-Mar-24
fdp 15-Mar-24
Scoot 16-Mar-24
Will 16-Mar-24
Cheesehead Mike 16-Mar-24
Stoneman 17-Mar-24
be still 17-Mar-24
carcus 17-Mar-24
WV Mountaineer 17-Mar-24
nmwapiti 17-Mar-24
Lost Arra 17-Mar-24
Blood 17-Mar-24
Breakfast Boy 18-Mar-24
BullBuster 18-Mar-24
fdp 20-Mar-24
Cheesehead Mike 26-Mar-24
From: milnrick
13-Mar-24
Has anyone purchased SKRE outdoor gear? I'd be curious to know what your experience has been with their pants, jackets and shirts (sizing and comfort).

Thank you

From: Blood
13-Mar-24
Yup. I have lots of it. I love it. The hardcrabble jacket and pants are as good as they come. Sizing is very good too. Lifetime warranty and if it’s doesn’t fit, they’ll replace it at no cost. The stuff just lasts a long time too.

I also have the merino light and heavy tops and bottoms. Very nice. Doesn’t stink like a lot of other merino I’ve had when it gets wet.

From: milnrick
13-Mar-24
Thank you. I really appreciate it.

Just ordered a pair of hardscrapple and V2 pants. May grab a shirt or 2 later .

Thanks again.

From: Pop-r
13-Mar-24
I don't personally have any but I've researched it quite a bit and from what I've found my opinion is it's going to be the best there is at functionality. Kuiu and Sitka make very high quality gear but it's play man pretty boy stuff compared to the actual keeping you warm, comfortable and alive for that matter. The SKRE Guardian jacket has MORE than twice the down that the Kuiu Pro has. That's a huge difference!

They should send me one because I know this post will sell several of them but it's just the facts of the matter that I don't believe alot of people realize.

13-Mar-24
I wear Kuiu and Sitka. There isn’t much pretty about me though.

From: Pop-r
13-Mar-24
I do too sir. I'm just saying it has a different base as a rule. It's not fake gear but it's damn sure not the best as most of the people wearing it believe.

From: Scar Finga
13-Mar-24
It's pretty good stuff! There are also some great options on Amazon for other off brand stuff that I really like but mostly merino wool items.

Just check the weights of the item and percentage of MW.

13-Mar-24
For my purposes, they’ve improved my ability to stay warm, dressed in thinner and/or, less constricting gear. And, they are whisper quiet.

But, I usually hunt in single digits only 5-6 times a year. And, certainly not nearly as cold as a lot of hunters do. And, these clothes make it enjoyable. That good enough for me.

FWIW, you aren’t the first person I’ve heard say that. Lots man sold his Sitka cold weather stuff. And claims the skre cold weather coat is far superior.

From: fdp
13-Mar-24
Pretty interesting looking stuff.

From: Geno
13-Mar-24
I have it and like it a lot. Has served it's purpose quite well for me from eastern whitetail hunting to elk hunting in the west.

From: fdp
15-Mar-24
They have some good deals in their outlet section.

From: Scoot
16-Mar-24
The owner posted a bit on another website and I really liked what he had to say. I bought a few of their products and I've been happy with them so far.

From: Will
16-Mar-24
WV - do you find the Sitka/Kuiu to be, but also feel, a lot lighter? As I've shifted to mostly Kuiu, that was an unexpected benefit. I'd made the shift for warmth/cooling and vapor transfer so I stay drier hiking in/out and dragging.... Especially the cold weather (Proximity) stuff. It literally feels significantly lighter to wear than cold weather items I'd historically used. I didn't buy it for that and wasn't thinking about it, but it is appreciated.

Have you found that to be the case?

16-Mar-24
I appreciate the heads up and the review. I just ordered a pair of Hardscrabble pants and merino gloves from their outlet. Seems like pretty good pricing if the quality is good.

From: Stoneman
17-Mar-24
I have a set of their original light weight packable rain gear, very durable and have held up going on 10 years. Well made.

From: be still
17-Mar-24
Just googled it and these clothes are expensive. Milnrick this here Realtree looks pretty good. I think it was 20 something dollars at Walmart. I thought it was pretty reasonable and nearly bought it but right now I’m getting by with what I got.

There was a guy on here the other day that was asking about a reasonable priced pullover he could buy. I was going to suggest this to him but never did. Maybe he will look at this thread. I don’t hunt in Canada where it’s 40 or 50 below but I do hunt sometimes in the single digits and these clothes like Realtree here do just fine.

Well dang it…it wouldn’t post the pic.

From: carcus
17-Mar-24
I have a couple pairs of the Hardscrabble pant, I just got them last september, I used them moose hunting, very nice pant. I ordered one pair and I got 2 in the mail, I wasn't going to complain! Especially with the price in CAD

17-Mar-24
Will, yes it’s lighter gear for sure.

From: nmwapiti
17-Mar-24
They are based in my little town of Hurricane, UT. I've visited their operation and talked to the owner and employees a few times. Seem like good folks. The owner told me some of his items are made right beside Kuiu stuff in China. Seems like he's trying to stay in the same performance market at a slightly lower price. I'm not sure the market would support another high end hunting clothing maker, but time will tell.

From: Lost Arra
17-Mar-24
Are the Skre pants a skinny jeans fit or relaxed fit?

From: Blood
17-Mar-24
The hardscrabble I have worn are loose fit. So if you have big thighs or butt, they fit nice. They also have side ventilation zippers to make them even bigger if needed. I have worn them for deer, elk and javelina. Haven’t been able to destroy them yet.

Their gaiters are pretty darn tough too. And great pricing.

18-Mar-24

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I've been using their Hardscrabble jacket and pants, as well as some of their lightweight base layers, for a couple of years now. Pretty happy the jacket and pants, and the sizing is much better for those of us that can't get a comfortable fit with the higher end brands. I found the base layers to be good too, just a bit tighter fit but that's to be expected.

From: BullBuster
18-Mar-24
I have Kuiu, Sitka and Skre gear. Very happy with heavy Skre bibs for treestand hunting.

From: fdp
20-Mar-24

26-Mar-24
I just received my Hardscrabble pants and merino gloves. I normally wear 33-34" waist pants but the website said to size up because they run small. I got the 36" waist and they fit very nice. They have roomier thighs compared to my several pairs of Sitka pants that are sometimes a little tight in the thighs. The quality and workmanship seems very good. I'm looking forward to testing them out.

Thanks again for the heads-up.

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