2014 is the year for me to upgrade my clothing. It seems Kuiu and Kryptek are the two front-runners in my price range. Sitka is just too expensive and Russell is hard to find.
I'm mainly thinking of the intermediate and rain layers since Kuiu's Superdown Spindrift jacket seems far and away the best insulating layer and I have my baser layer already.
According to Guy's "6 Layers" article, it looks like the Kuiu Guide jacket is a little warmer and wicks better than the Kryptek Cadog Shell jacket. The weight is similar. I am thinking of going with the Guide jacket, pants and vest.
On the rain layer, Brandon Mason loved Kryptek's new Poseidon jacket and pants and they are way lighter than the Kuiu Chugach set. So, I would use Kryptek for my protective layer.
I just wish Kuiu was better about order fulfillment, plus I can buy Kryptek on sale at Cabela's.