New: The Uncompahgre 2.0
Taking the torch from the bestselling original Uncompahgre Puffy Jacket, the Uncompahgre 2.0 improves upon the classic. Built using 37.5 by Cocona's Active Particle Technology, the Uncompahgre's liner, interior insulation, and face fabric, actively transport moisture from the inside and push it to the exterior where it evaporates before creating any stink. Additionally, our updated fit features biomechanically accurate shooter’s cut sleeves and built-in stretch, which means your motion is never restricted when that critical moment arrives. This highly packable piece stows tightly in its own pocket while a DWR-treated exterior repels moisture. All these features combine to make the new Uncompahgre the most versatile synthetic puffy jacket available to the committed backcountry hunter.Shop Now
As someone who hunts primarily in Texas, this jacket is the perfect hunting jacket. It's rare that I need to layer entensively, and this jacket worked for me from 60 degrees down to 40 by itself. Super comfortable, super quiet, it works well from duck hunting to bowhunting. I would highly recommend this and would buy it again.
These pants are fantastic. If you're like me and don't like wearing a belt during your hunt these are the perfect pants. The suspenders are fantastic and you barely realize they are there. I order the cipher camo and I love the look of it. The pants are super breathable but still warm enough to withstand cold temperatures. They are a little on the baggy side, which for me I like as it gives me more room, but I could see some people wanting them a little bit tighter.
Just got my shirt in the mail the other day. This is without a doubt one of the most comfortable shirts I've ever owned. My body temperature tends to run on the warmer size so I am always looking for clothes with a sort of cooling effect, and this is the best I've found so far. Which they were a little less expensive so I could buy a few more.
Just added this to my First Lite gear. Never thought I would send in a review for a belt but I wear this belt every day. Does not bind or pinch. Would highly recommend to anyone.
Despite the fact I need to lose 20lbs, jacket still fits great in a size L. As an outer layer, it fits over my insulated jacket without issue. I was skeptical on sizing (I need XL in other brands), but the sizing chart was accurate. I have long arms and the sleeves make it to my wrists. Pattern & leaf looks good, I'm excited to use for Spring turkey.
This jacket is amazing. Dead quiet but still a durable outer layer. Early season through frigid late season hunts. Just add a few layers when temps drop and your good. I’m 6 ft and 215 lbs, XL fits great and I can easily add a puffy underneath for late season. Perfect for treestand and western hunts.
I purchased a small as that’s what my catalyst is, but the kyln fits a little more snug. Return and exchange was super easy and quick. Once my medium showed up, I haven’t stopped wearing it. It’s not to light, and not to heavy. The merino wool really keeps you warm and comfortable. Definitely will be my go to during our early season hunting. For now I’m stuck wearing it around the house during this quarantine time.
Now I purchased the pants for early season bow hunting in North Carolina, but after walking around in them for a couple of hours, I might get another pair to use as just another pair of pants for everyday use. The fit was spot on.
The fit is as close to perfect as you can get. Now this is my first purchase with first lite and while the shirt is just a bit itchy as expected with wool, it was actually very comfortable in 87 degree weather. I honestly thought the shirt was going to be completely soaked after a couple hours walking around, but it was almost completely dry. I can't wait until the season gets here. The quality appears to be the high quality one would expect to get from a company with reputation that first lite has.
Great activity layer shirt. I wore it with no other top layers through 99% of a recent shed hunt. I didn’t find any sheds, but I did glass up some elk herds and mule deer and found a hotspot for about four different coveys of Chukar. The shirt didn’t tear on the sage brush and thorns upcountry and seems very resilient. It is rugged country, I hiked hard and drenched this shirt multiple times between glassing sessions. It dried very quickly at even short stops. One of the best things I like about button up shirts for hiking is when the wind gets up even a little it, it flows through the gaps in shirt at the bottom and between the buttons and cools me down right quick. It was comfortable the whole time. I like the loose fit and the stretch is great.
I love this piece for layering with my FL short sleeve. However, the hood goes over my left eye unless I’m wearing a hat. The right side rises up a bit. I’ve tried to stretch it and thought would resolve itself. Unfortunately, I have to constantly adjust it to no be a pirate eye patch. Wish I would have exchanged it from the get go. Seems to be a stitching issue and not what you’d expect when paying this much. I still stand behind FL and put it on myself for not returning immediately.
I wore this piece around 2 weeks in the field during hunting season, and I wear it a few times a week during the colder months of North Idaho for various outdoor recreation events including: ATV riding, mountain biking, hiking, snow shoeing, and walking the dog in temperatures down into the teens. Fit is excellent, warmth is perfect (for most applications), scent protection great, and comfort is amazing. I think most folks will be very happy with their purchase. Strongly recommend!!
I wore this piece around 2 weeks in the field during hunting season, and I wear it a few times a week during the colder months of North Idaho for various outdoor recreation events including: ATV riding, mountain biking, hiking, snow shoeing, and walking the dog in temperatures down into the teens. Fit is excellent, warmth is perfect (for most applications), scent protection great, the zipper is excellent for ventilation, and comfort is amazing. I've been washing it once or twice a month and not showing much signs of wear. I think most folks will be very happy with their purchase. Strongly recommend!!
While I have not done anything more than taken my shorts out of the box and strutted around the house in them. I can say, these shorts are going to be awesome. Imagine a combination between your favorite pair of swim trunks and corrugated guide material. Together you get the Guide Light Shorts (same 37.5 nylon as the pants) They seem durable and are extremely light. My FAVORITE parts about these shorts, 1) The waist band. It is not skimpy, it seems almost canvas lined around the button and is silicon printed to keep them up around your waist. Honestly, if you're in need of a good pair of summer shorts that are light, you can hike around in or take to work. These are going to be it.
Sizing: I wear all Mens Smalls for my bottoms and generally wear a 28 or 29 waist pant. The 30's fit perfect. I don't feel I would HAVE to have a belt if I didn't need to, but will still sway that towards one. Perfect-Slightly Small would be the fit I would give them.
I loved the Uncompahgre Jacket so much I had to have this vest. I got it in a med for close snug fit. I wear it over my first and or second layers before I put my Coragate jacket on, to have more flexibility getting to the stand. My core stays so warm I don't need anything else most of the time. And guys, again. PLEASE read the reviews and description on what these garments are made for. I cover my vest walking in the woods with another jacket, or pack my Uncompahgre stuff to the tree. Heck it's to hot walking in with it on. Take care of this stuff and it will take care of you.
Guys, I love these pants. Have two pair and ordered another last week. I'm 6' 195-200 and got L in the first ones. They were a bit big in the waist. Had no problems sending them back, "KEEP the Plastic they come in", I have them in M now and love the fit. They have done me great all season, pretty tuff too. I'm taking care of my investment and not rushing through anything. But they have held up very well. The flex these things give you is amazing. Walking the hills in these are like wearing PJ's. I wear them hunting, fishing, kayaking, and bout anywhere else. The shorts are cool too. And jacket.
Got these gloves for mid to cold weather in North Alabama. They work great, found they are a bit small even in a XL. Also if your hands get damp they are hard to deal with. Getting them back on after wet is not fun. More a dry weather glove. Dry conditions..... I love em. Can still feel the trigger bow hunting.
I bow hunt most all season, this glove has been great. doesn't get in the way of my release and can feel the trigger just fine. I got them more for camo on my hands, found myself wearing them anytime in the tree. Hands stayed warm down to the lower 30's, Not to hot in warmer days either.
The absolute best merino I've owned. I own many other top brands and this product is by far is the most comfortable. I'm a big guys so moisture control and weight play a big role for me. Highly recommend this product.
As with trying anything, you kinda wonder about price, and if it's going to work. This jacket blew me away how well it works. So I got one more, different camo. The pants are just as amazing. You put this set one and you feel like you've walked into a warm cabin and jumped under a cozy blanket. The wind is no more, been out in 25deg weather and 15mph+ winds and it shuts that down. I bow hunt in north Alabama and the range of movement is crazy. I pack it in inside a dry bag and can't tell it's back there. This jacket and everything I've gotten, and I've bought a lot this past year or so, has far past my expectations. VERY VERY happy with First Lite. 25 degs, windy as crap, the furnace paired with coragate guide, and the Uncompahgre did me great. Stay warm friends and mobile. You go First Lite, keep up the great work. Side note: PLEASE READ the reviews and disc. of what these garments are made for, Some work great busting brush, others are PACK IN insulation.
I've been trying First Lite stuff for a couple years now. I ordered a pair of the Zero Cold socks and WOW. All season I've been very happy. So I ordered two more pair. I'm wearing one pair with the Soloman hiking boots and my feet have not gotten cold at all. I'm in north Alabama, wasn't every cold this year but it did get into the low 20's. GET THESE SOCKS, you'll be pleased.
I bought this shirt for early season for the days where it is hot in SE Pennsylvania. We can have days that are humid and in the 90s in the early season. This layer is great at regulating the higher temps. On the flip side this is my go to base layer on the colder days with the appropriate layering. When its very cold I will layer up to 4 layers and this shirt is great because its short sleeve so your arms arent bulky but it still acts as a insulating layer.
First time with the uncompahgre, after hearing all the reviews. 1.0 ran big, I think the 2.0 is still a half size too big, even for layering.
I own 2 of these and find myself in one of them on a weekly basis. I have worn this over my Wick short sleeve for some training runs, and this combo has kept me warm down into the 30s. It's a great base layer too - super soft and no chaffing. It's so warm I'm not sure I would wear it for any activity if it was over 60, even as a base layer. I have worn the wick short sleeve, this, and the soft shell for some whitetail hunting last year and was perfectly comfortable in pre-dawn, below freezing temps. Thumb holes are an added bonus that I didn't think I would like.
I purchased mine last year and hunted in it - obviously it performed great. I have also done some short hikes and have used this as a training shirt for an upcoming marathon. This thing is perfect for crisp morning where I know I'm gonna get my heart rate up and keep it there for a couple hours. I've run about 100 miles in it and had zero chaffing. I will be buying more of these
The jacket is a home run. The redesigned fit is finally spot on! This jacket should, without question, be in everybody's arsenal. BOOM SHAKA LAKA!
I was nervous that the XL would be too big on me after seeing that some of you monsters are wearing medium and large; however, the XL fit me like a dream. Admittedly, I don't like my clothing to fit tight. I tried on the jacket with some layering and over just a t-shirt, both options were perfect for this size. Hood and sleeve lengths are on point, I can stretch all the way out with no restriction from the jacket. This thing is crazy light, comfortable as can be, and regulates body temp like a dream. Here in South Dakota our weather can be unpredictable, so this jacket will by my daily go-to. I would make this purchase again, no doubt.
I freaking love these gloves. I pretty much wear them all the time unless there's a good reason not to, lol. I bought them for a spring turkey hunt, but now I rarely take them off. I haven't had the chance to see how much they help in terms of warmth, but I have high hopes. I can wear small or medium gloves. I went with small and they fit nice and snug. Should be able to layer these under a pair of Medium Shales or some other warmer glove. Great buy.
I wear the Kiln for hunting, skiing, hiking and daily use. It breathes and regulates my body temperature incredibly well, whether I'm active or for casual daily wear. It is also great/warm alone on cool days or as a layer under a shell for rain or cold wind. Highly recommend.
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