September 15, 2022
By NAW Staff
For just over a decade, Kuiu has been synonymous with non-whitetail focused gear. Guided by the vision to push the limits of what could be performance hunting gear, they’ve created ultralightweight products for customers. Developing an apparel line driven by consumer demand, they’ve continued to produce a clothing brand that has helped take hunters farther, stay longer and stay comfortable during extended stays in the most remote and rugged places on the planet.
The company has now developed a new whitetail line that is high-quality and focused on keeping you warm and comfortable while hunting America’s deer. The Proximity series is built to help you score on mature bucks and stay warm during those all-day whitetail hunts.
Using Kuiu’s proprietary technology, the Proximity Series is ultraquiet due to its low-sheen fabric while being highly wind resistant with their SynthaCell foam membrane. This membrane helps to increase wind protection and warmth retention. Also, each piece is infused with Silvadur advanced microbial anti-odor treatment that helps to prevent and contain your scent, which is key when chasing whitetails.
Kuiu developed this product line with purpose-driven features that will perform for tree stand hunters looking to maximize the time they spend chasing whitetails. Offering both a jacket and pants in their first iteration, the Proximity series is truly built to serve the die-hard whitetail hunter.
One look at the new jacket will show you how much thought was put into this system. The Proximity Insulated Hooded Jacket is designed to be an outer layer, ensuring unrestricted movement over base layers, mid-layers and even a safety harness. Weighing less than two pounds, the jacket stays true to Kuiu’s lightweight model, giving the user warmth without the bulk. Its features include a removable hood, pit zips, streamlined forearms and a safety harness port. Additionally, two zippered chest pockets with interior accessory loops, two interior drop pockets and two zippered hand pockets keep your grunt tube, phone and tree stand snacks at your fingertips. The Proximity line has strategically positioned its heavier insulation in those more vulnerable areas of the body—the torso—while keeping lighter insulation in the sleeves. This will allow you to draw your bow, reach for your gun or make adjustments flawlessly in the moment of truth.
The Proximity Insulated Pants have 3DEFX+ insulation built into them, and they still weigh less than 2.5 pounds. These pants are built with full-length leg zippers for easy on and off and dual-entry cargo pockets on the sides for quick access to any accessories you’ll carry to the stand. They are designed to fit over or under knee-high rubber boots, ensuring maximum scent control. The pants also feature a set of fully adjustable suspenders—that are removable—a structured, raised back, silent-snap closures and articulated knees. All features that will increase your stealth while entering and exiting the stand.
“The versatile Proximity jacket and pants combined with one of our camouflage patterns excels in prairie grasses, on mountain hillsides and elevated stands,” says Kuiu’s VP of Brand Marketing Kevin Wilkerson.
Wilkerson went on to explain that the Proximity series was engineered with features for a variety of conditions. These features lend themselves to the more stationary hunter while keeping core customer in mind. The years of development that went into these products and how they have performed in the field prove they are assets to serious whitetail hunters.
The new Kuiu Proximity series will be available in both Verde and Valo camo patterns, ensuring they’ll blend into any deer habitat at any time of the year.