Gear Spotlight: KUIU Attack Pant

If I’m wearing anything other than shorts or a skirt in the summer, it’s likely to be a technical fabric for hiking or field work. And while summer can seem short in the Colorado high country and I absolutely love having the freedom of exposed legs, sometimes, the job or activity requires pants.
Cue the KUIU Attack Pant. 

While KUIU has been geared toward the hunting scene and men’s/unisex sizing, their current lineup, including the Attack Pant, has been fantastic for any of my outdoor pursuits. 

Why we love it

Comfort

Let’s go with the obvious first: the fit is incredible! For reference, I’m 5’3”-5’4”, around 130 pounds and the size 30 in a “Regular” inseam fits perfectly. And, to be honest, I really think the fabric is to thank for the fantastic fit and overall comfort. The 4-way stretch of the Toray Primeflex fabric quickly rose to the top of my favorites list. It’s an incredible combination of stretch and durability I need in a technical piece. And, the articulated knees meant the material moved with me, not against me. The cargo pockets also provided the capacity I needed for small essentials.

Durability 

I have been putting the Attack Pant to the test over the course of the past few months and they have held up to everything from our snowy, late spring trail days to weeks of abuse on a hot/dry desert trip. And, thanks to the the water resistant K-DWR treatment, the Attack Pant has handled intermittent monsoon season rains really well, drying quickly on days filled with fly fishing and creek hopping.

Breathability  

I tend to run hot. So much so that just standing in place at the trailhead with a pack on, I’ll start to burn up. Ya, it’s a curse in the summer but a true blessing the rest of the year! But, these pants have kept my temperature regulated really well thanks to the zipper-equipped hip vents on the outer leg. The fabric is also light enough to not feel bogged down in hot climates.

Where to find it

The KUIU Attack Pant is available in several colors (solid and camouflage) at www.kuiu.com.

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