I finally decided to invest in some good hunting pants. After talking to hunters and outfitters, especially in New Zealand, I decided to purchase the KUIU Attack Pants and put them to the test. For the past three months I have worn the pants through gorse and matagouri, up and down mountains, and in pursuit of red stag, tahr and chamois. In review, I am impressed with many points of these pants.
-First, as a hunter in New Zealand, I appreciate the line of color options KUIU offers. Camo is not a fad in New Zealand as it is in the US and people do not wear much camo, definitely not in public. It is great to have color options that can be worn straight from the field into a café or restaurant.
-Comfortable, flexible material makes it easy stretch and reach for complicated shooting positions or climbing and rock scaling while stalking.
-Even though made for a man, the pants fit very well and keep their shape reasonably well, even after days of hunting.
-The lightweight material not only aids in ease of movement, but also helps keep you cool on warmer days. If the temperature, or the stalking, heat up there are zip sides for extra breathing.
-Most impressive, the durability of the pants. After sliding down a mountain side in the dark of night without a light and with a meat filled pack, the pants had no holes and showed little dirt.
Of course, as with everything, there are draw backs to the KUIU Attack Pants. First and foremost, they are designed for men, this means the smallest size is a 30 inch waist. I am not the smallest of females and this is the size I wear, so size is a limiting factor with females wearing these pants. Secondly, also, being designed for men, they are a bit long in length. This can be easily remedied with a few hem stitches, or you can fold them up under your gaiters like I do. Finally, in dense, prickly brush, the material picks quite badly. One time through thick gorse and they aren’t suitable for church anymore, but hey, they are hunting pants.
Overall, I highly recommend KUIU Attack Pants to both male and female hunters in multiple environments and weather conditions. For more information, visit www.kuiu.com.