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Contributors to this thread:
crankn101 06-Dec-18
tobinsghost 06-Dec-18
0hndycp 06-Dec-18
ChrisH. 06-Dec-18
crankn101 06-Dec-18
Treeline 06-Dec-18
TEmbry 06-Dec-18
Treeline 06-Dec-18
WapitiBob 06-Dec-18
altitude sick 06-Dec-18
M.Pauls 06-Dec-18
Brotsky 06-Dec-18
kota-man 06-Dec-18
LINK 06-Dec-18
Buffalo1 06-Dec-18
APauls 06-Dec-18
Single bevel 08-Dec-18
mgmicky 08-Dec-18
Wapitidung 08-Dec-18
Dagwood_55 08-Dec-18
kota-man 08-Dec-18
greg simon 08-Dec-18
APauls 09-Dec-18
From: crankn101
06-Dec-18

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Do you guys know if the Kuiu Guide DCS series jacket is windproof?

On their site it says its wind resistant but a guy on another forum said it wasnt. Im really hoping someone can clear this up for me so I can place an order or look for another brand.

From: tobinsghost
06-Dec-18
Works for me on many levels!

From: 0hndycp
06-Dec-18
I’d say yes, I where mine in tree stand frequently in winds 20-30 mph frequently and stay more than comfortable

From: ChrisH.
06-Dec-18
Yes it is.

From: crankn101
06-Dec-18
Thanks fellas

From: Treeline
06-Dec-18
Maybe not wind proof. What is?

This jacket does do pretty well in wind up on the ridges. With a puffy under it, I’m good down to around 20 degrees sitting on a ridge in the wind glassing for deer.

I do use the hood a lot glassing in the wind and that helps a lot. I like the hood design.

Pretty much my go-to for the majority of my mountain hunting in September-October in CO and Coues in AZ in December-January. It stays in the truck year round.

Not much of a tree sitter so can’t tell you about how it would work for that. When tree sitting I am usually in KOM blowdown camo! I know, I know, I am an old fart!

Love the zipper pits to air out and lose heat when hiking. It’s not rain proof but will keep you warm and dry in the majority of the storms you will get into in the summer/fall in Colorado or other SW states.

Overall a very good piece of gear to have with you!

From: TEmbry
06-Dec-18
Windproof? No. Useable in nearly all winds we would bow hunt in anyway? yes. I use my guide jacket in most scenarios that don't involve steady rains.

Windproof typically also can be used synonymously with waterproof in reality. You want zero wind? Wear your raincoat.

From: Treeline
06-Dec-18
Good points Trevor.

From: WapitiBob
06-Dec-18
Or buy a product with Windstopper in it.

06-Dec-18
I love mine. It’s a good compromise in materials. Relatively quiet material that is pretty wind and drizzle resistant. I grab it a lot over other pieces. Next level would be a noisy hard shell.

From: M.Pauls
06-Dec-18
Not windproof. Works well for active hunting, but windy cold weather and I’d prefer my Sitka Stratus (windproof) and in that scenario I can tell the difference

From: Brotsky
06-Dec-18
Breathable does not equal wind proof unfortunately. It does a pretty good job but if it’s windy you’ll feel it.

From: kota-man
06-Dec-18
Brotsky nails it here. You want windproof, go with something wind-stopper like the Sitka Jetstream. The Guide jacket is breathable, however it is NOT wind proof.

From: LINK
06-Dec-18
I love my Jetstream and the wind stopper. If you get the Jetstream purchase it in the mud color. You’ll want to wear it everywhere and the mud blends in better with the general public. ;)

From: Buffalo1
06-Dec-18
It is not “windproof” but it is wind resistant/ breaking meaning it greatly reduces wind.

Properly layered it works well in the wind. I’m also a big fan of the Guide vest.

From: APauls
06-Dec-18
I'm with the other guys. Cut almost all wind but not windproof. Phenomenal soft shell though.

From: Single bevel
08-Dec-18
"You want windproof, go with something wind-stopper like the Sitka Jetstream. The Guide jacket is breathable, however it is NOT wind proof."

Windstopper is nothing more than a Goretex membrane. The reason they don't market Windstopper as rain gear is because the seams are not taped. The only thing that's totally wind PROOF would be something that is not breathable. and if it isn't breathable, then sweat will accumulate in your base layers and you'll get cold. Any garment that allows moisture vapor out will also allow wind in to an extent. I like the Windstopper clothes that I own. Wind PROOF? No Wind resistant and warm? Yes.

From: mgmicky
08-Dec-18
I wear the Guide vest on just about every hunt this time of year. I agree with the other comments that it’s about as wind proof as you can get and still be breathable...

From: Wapitidung
08-Dec-18
Wore mine for a week on Kodiak at the end of November. It was so fricking cold it really didn't matter.

Wap

From: Dagwood_55
08-Dec-18
How does this jacket compare to the Sitka Fanatic?? In warmth while on a stand??

From: kota-man
08-Dec-18
It doesn’t Dagwood. It’s not a “stand jacket.

From: greg simon
08-Dec-18
For warmth on stand Kuiu Guide Jacket is not what you want. It is for mobile hunting. Sitka Fanatic is a coat designed for treestand hunting. You would not want to wear it if you were walking much. Both are great coats just made for different specific uses.

From: APauls
09-Dec-18
Dagwood they’re like comparing a hoodie and a parka

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