If your rain gear for hunting isn’t great, it’s a problem. Hunting has enough demands, especially in harsh weather. If your gear comes up short on a hunt in rain or snow, it might have a big impact on the day. If it’s a multi-day trip, you’ll wish you had better gear. Let’s face it, KUIU gear is expensive. But being cold and wet on a hunt can be costly. Sometimes it’s worth the extra dollars.
This year we tested the KUIU Yukon Rain Jacket. After some tough weather hunts in California and Montana, we wanted the best of the best for wet weather, and the Yukon Rain Jacket might just be the best jacket we’ve come across.
Designed for cold weather conditions, this jacket is good with layers for snow but isn’t too heavy in an early fall rain. This jacket is lightweight, but it is lightweight as a solid 3-piece jacket designed for cold (rather than a flimsy rain jacket). The material is a 4-way stretch hard shell, so it is made to be worn in the field. Less restrictive range of motion is huge.
Nothing was left out of the design of this jacket. Seams are taped, there is a pad on the elbows, you can tighten the wrists, and the bottom of the jacket can be tightened. They really thought of everything. But most impressively, this jacket is waterproof and windproof yet manages to remain breathable.
As far as other features, the zippered pockets are well-places with a total of four on the front and another on the arm. The Aquaguard zippers are a bonus level of protection. Also, pit zippers allow air to get in when you need it.
The KUIU Yukon Rain Jacket is a solid piece all around and is highly recommended for rain and most snow conditions we face on this end. This jacket comes in sizes M through 3XL and in Verde, Valo, Vias, Bourbon, and Loden.
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