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Thread: Kuiu Attack Pants vs Stika Ascent Pants???

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    Kuiu Attack Pants vs Stika Ascent Pants???

    I am looking for a really nice pair of pants for early season CO backcountry hunting...lots of walking and climbing, up to nearly 13,000' with temps between 20 and 60 degrees. Anybody have a recommendation between the Kuiu Attack pants and the Sitka Ascent pants...or possibly the Sitka Timberline or Mountain pants as well?

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    Don't even hesitate get the KUIU attack pants.

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    Having both, the KUIU to 'me' are more in line with the SITKA Mountain Pants with the Ascent being a bite lighter...Both are well built and would do well with what you're talking about!
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    how is the sizing on the attack pants?

    I am 6'1 225 and wear a 36x34 jeans.

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    You need to get the 38 so you can layer underneath. The KUIU attack pant is the best fitting pant I've owned counting ALL my clothes, not just camo. I have no experience with the SITKA, but I would think you KUIU attack pant has a better price point.

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    Email or call KUIU with your measurements. I wouldn't order a larger size than what would fit you just right.

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    The Kuiu attacks offer a larger range of motion than the Sitka Ascent. I got rid of my Ascent as soon as the Kuiu's got delivered. They're one of the best pair of athletic pants I've ever owned.

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    I have no experience with the Kuiu Attack pants but I would almost find it hard to believe there is a better pair of pants then the Sitka Ascent for early season hiking.

    You can also find used or discounted Sitka for a great value. I have $130 wrapped up in Sitka Ascent pants and 90% jacket for early season mountain hikes and hunts
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    not to get off track but you should take a look at the First Lite kanab Pants!
    I like the fact that they are wool which breaths well and is durable.

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    6'3 225 and i wear a Sitka large/tall (38) which needs a belt. Jeans are 38/34 and fall off without a belt but 36 are too small.
    I would get Large on the KUIU and plan on a belt or bungee.

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    A 36-Tall in the Sitka Mountain Pants would be the ticket...built in belt, removable knee pads, and Sitka quality...they're tough to beat. They shed water like crazy and breathe incredibly well, plus they have a very articulated cut for no binding when climbing, etc. They're definitely my go-to pants for Elk Season!

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    If your planning on using them this year you might have to get the sitka the kuiu attack pants are sold out till later this year but they are super nice pants and fit awesome but honestly you can't go wrong with either.

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    I have a couple pair of the ascent pants and on pair of kuiu pants. To me the kuiu are much better comfort wise. Time will tell as far as durability goes but as of now my opinion favors the Kuiu.

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    Just FYI...the Attack Pants are more comparable to the Mountain Pants than the Ascent Pants. The Ascent Pants are a lighter, early season pant, where the Mountain Pants are a more rugged, hardcore hunting pant. Having options for so many situations is definitely a plus...

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    No hyjacking intended but camofire had some gear on their site for a great price called Core4Element. The Element jacket and pant could both be bought for $250.00, and you got a free $20.00 value beanie and $20.00 value belt with them. The pants should go up for sale by themselves here shortly Kendall said. The pants have the removeable knee pads, much better pocket setup than Sitka 90% pants and suspenders as well.
    Kendall also said keep and eye out for the Core4 mountain pant as well for sale on camofire.

    Go to their site Core4Element.com for info.

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    I found out that Kuiu is back ordered till October, so I ordered the Sitka Mountain Pants. Just one hour after I paid for them, I got a call from Kuiu that they had a pair for me. Nice customer service to call me like that! I could not afford another pair, so I am going with the Mountain pants. I think I will like them...but will try Kuiu in the future!
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    I have them both (ascent and attack) and you really can't go wrong. I haven't really put either to the test. The KUIU seem just a little bit more substantial. Freedom of movement in both is very good. If for some reason I needed another pair I would probably get the KUIU.

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    anyone else have reviews? how are they durning sept. a little hot here in new mexico durning the elk hunt
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    Quote Originally Posted by screen_abq View Post
    anyone else have reviews? how are they durning sept. a little hot here in new mexico durning the elk hunt
    They are a little hot mid-day for the NM archery elk season. Last year I wore them for the first archery elk hunt beginning Sept. 1 up near TA at around 9-10,000 ft. in thick timber. They were perfect for mornings and evenings, though I did sweat quite a bit when covering a lot of land with a heavy pack, but I probably would have anyway.

    I got a second, and now third pair (for more than just hunting) so if that says anything, I do like them better than anything else I've tried. They layered nicely w/long underwear in January for the archery mule deer season down by Carlsbad, so they will work throughout the season here in NM (or somewhere with similar climate).

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    Ttt
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