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    Default New Sleeping Bag on the market

    Well, if you're like me, you've been waiting for this news for some time....

    I'm pretty stoked to see that they have 3 different models available.

    http://store.kuiu.com/category-s/1844.htm

    Seems like not much lighter than other bags....I was hoping for a little lighter than this.

    Richard

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    I'm really encouraged to see them take this step. Those prices hurt a bit, but we'll see... I'm testing their super down jacket and pants, and if those seem to be as good as I hope, I'm sure I'll take the plunge on the sleeping bags as well.

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    They sure are proud of em!!! If I'm going to spend that money it will go to an American made product.

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    I like their stuff, but much cheaper waterproof down bags on the market that are much lighter. IMHO,,
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    Quote Originally Posted by stid2677 View Post
    I like their stuff, but much cheaper waterproof down bags on the market that are much lighter. IMHO,,
    But are those cheaper bags filled with waterproof Quix down, contained in a waterproof shell that is 4 way stretch. As painful as it is, high tech is high dollar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pa 5-0 View Post
    But are those cheaper bags filled with waterproof Quix down, contained in a waterproof shell that is 4 way stretch. As painful as it is, high tech is high dollar.

    I think you pay a lot for that sheep head logo on the hood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stid2677 View Post
    I think you pay a lot for that sheep head logo on the hood.
    My wife would definitely agree with you Sir, though I do love every one of those logos in my closet. Gonna have to wait for you to field test the new bags. Just a touch out of my price range. I hope you hate it so maybe I can buy it used!!

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    Don't get me wrong, I think Kuiu makes some great clothes and I have a bunch of it. I just think they are getting into stuff that is not ready to be released. Their packs have a horrible track record, on the 3rd or so frame and still is failing. The boots aren't getting very good reviews and 750 bucks for a zero degree bag is well,,, ridiculous. You can get a lot of bag for that kind of coin,, they do look sexy I will give them that. But come on,, 300 bucks more for some extra down??? I just don't see it, my 2 cents, worth what you paid for it.
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    Brings to mind the old saying "a fool and his money".

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    Quote Originally Posted by oakman View Post
    Well, if you're like me, you've been waiting for this news for some time....

    I'm pretty stoked to see that they have 3 different models available.

    http://store.kuiu.com/category-s/1844.htm

    Seems like not much lighter than other bags....I was hoping for a little lighter than this.

    Richard
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    pour the box of cheerios in the hole and add a 50lb bag of sugar. Water daily. If after a month they fail to sprout, dig them up and re-bury them in another hole. LOL

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    hmmm, thinking I will keep my Marmot Helium!
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    Too far out of my price range. Guess I'll stick with the MH Ultralamina for a few more years.
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    WOW! Yeah, I think my 20 year old cats meow will continue to work just fine! I think I have passed that point in sheep hunting where spending as much $$ as you can doesn't produce sheep.

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    Just bought a similar bag through Camofire.com. It is the Backside Down Under 0 degree. It has what is call X-Fiber. The look and feel is great, and I look forward to trying it out this year on a Brooks Range caribou hunt. The normal retail is $325 - $350, for this bag, but on CamoFire, I got it for $149 plus shipping. If you're not aware of CamoFire, look it up. I've bought several items the last 5 or 6 years through them, and it is all quality gear, and very big discounts. Knute

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    What are these guys smokin. $450 for a 30 degree bag????

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    Their pricing isn't extremely far off from other elite brands/bags on the market. Either way it's too rich for my blood but I can see where they are getting their price points from.

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    Just selling a name. Kind of like ****-ka gear. Over priced gear that makes people feel like they are invisible, but doesn't perform any better than walmart camo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by northway View Post
    Just selling a name. Kind of like ****-ka gear. Over priced gear that makes people feel like they are invisible, but doesn't perform any better than walmart camo.
    Boy isnt that the truth, $500 for a rain jacket, there is not always a correlation between expensive gear and quality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by duckslayer56 View Post
    Too far out of my price range. Guess I'll stick with the MH Ultralamina for a few more years.
    lol you really need that in Maryland?
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