11 08, 2019

Kuiu Peleton 240 Hoodie

By |2019-10-17T20:15:08+13:00August 11th, 2019|Gear tests|

In the spring of 2016(October) I was gifted a 240 Peleton hoodie by James Dorret. At the time I didnt think much of it, but it has become one the most used pieces of gear I own. Kuiu launched the Peleton line in 2015, using Primaflex fabric from Toray. Primaflex is a polyester knit fabric, which is meant to have better wicking and stretch properties than traditional polyester fabrics. This fabric lends it self to base and some mid layers, where fast moisture transfer and comfort are of number one priority. The Peleton 240 hoodie is the heaviest weight of [...]

27 06, 2019

Kifaru Slik Bag Review

By |2019-10-17T20:15:08+13:00June 27th, 2019|Gear tests|

Two Slik bags showing the roomy mummy style with center zip Kifaru Slik Bag I picked up a 'Slik' bag from Kifaru’s shop in Denver in September 2015, and over the last couple of years have tested it across various environments and temperatures.   Kifaru mainly seem to specialize in their packs and Tipi tents but have been making these bags for quite some time, they also make an insulated jacket using the same fabric and insulation(Lost Park Parka-https://hardyardshunting.co.nz/2019/05/12/kifaru-lost-park-parka/). Design The Slik bag is what I would call a ‘roomy’ mummy style.  It is a shaped mummy style bag but is [...]

12 05, 2019

Kifaru Lost Park Parka

By |2019-10-17T20:15:09+13:00May 12th, 2019|Gear tests|

Tim and I in some wintry conditions, I'm pretty sure I look warmer than him..... Kifaru is best known for their packs and tipi tents, but they also make a growing range of synthetic insulation products based around Climashields APEX insulation.Kifaru have made their ‘Lost Park Parka’ (LPP) for some time now and they recently added a full zip option in addition to their classic pull over parka style. The team at Kifaru kindly sent me a full zip version mid-2018, and it got its fair share of use during my 2018 season.  The 'Lost Park Parka' full zip is [...]

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