For all you cashed up hunters out there, the new Kuiu Burner Parka has just been released and I thought I would show you guys why it’s proving to be one of the most controversial items from Kuiu.
The parka has all the hallmarks of a high-end extreme weather jacket with 10 ounces of 850 down fill, it’s waterproof, windproof and packable. The parka is also durable being built from 30D rip stop nylon.
The Kuiu Burner Parka features a hood, zippered hand pockets, internal waist adjust-ability, underarm venting for improved body heat regulation and interior pocketing for storage.
Kuiu state that the jacket is as warm as three Super Down Ultra Jackets or two Super Down Pro jackets. Owning a Super Down Pro I can see how having double the down would keep you warm in the most extreme cold weather.
The price of the Kuiu Burner parka is listed at 799 USD. This is where people started to get a bit blown away as it’s the most expensive piece of clothing on offer from Kuiu and the first piece with such a high price tag.
Comparing the parka to several different jackets on the market with similar durability and down fill amounts, such as the Arcteryx Alpha Jacket, Canada Goose parkas or Sitka 750 jacket you can begin to see where Kuiu got their price bracket from.
The biggest criticism so far about this parka has been that Kuiu is a direct-to-consumer brand, meaning they don’t offer a wide range or retail stores, which cuts out the middle man and reduces the price of their gear. The appearance of this parka has made some people question if the direct-to-consumer discount is still being passed on to the customer.
Looking at the bigger picture, yes there are people that will want this jacket for hunting in some extreme cold conditions and from my experience with one Super Down Pro, I can’t even imagine the kind of warmth this jacket would offer.
Anyone that hunts in extreme cold weather will appreciate this parka due to the level of warmth, wind protection, being waterproof and pack-able.
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