For most mild weather hunts, breathability and durability are vital. In the mountains, temperatures can fluctuate by a lot during the course of a day, and you never know when you might get hit with some weather. A hunt in the Rockies or the Sierras that have a high in the mid-70s might mean the day starts in the 30s, and when you are hiking throughout the day, you need technical apparel that offers protection from the elements without becoming burdensome. With these considerations in mind, we spent some time in the mountains with the KUIU Rubicon Jacket, and we were very happy with the results.
The Rubicon is a soft shell jacket that is comfortable yet durable. From the cut and the fit of the jacket to the articulated elbows to the stretch that this jacket supports, the Rubicon is made for athletic pursuits. The material can handle tough terrain, and as a wind resistant and water resistant piece, the Rubicon is a go-to for most days in September and October, assuming there is no hard rain in the forecast.
In the field, the breathability of this jacket means you won’t be drenched in your baselayers because you’re overheating in your jacket, and the Rubicon is a great piece to have in an overall system for regulating body temperatures.
Off of the mountain, this is a great jacket for day-to-day life. The solid colors look great, and this jacket has had plenty of use around town.
The KUIU Rubicon Jacket comes in sizes S through 3XL and in Verde, Valo, and Vias patterns and six solid colors.
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