Women's Aurora Puffy
37.5 Active Technology Insulation
Women's Aurora Puffy Details
- Insulated Outerwear
- Lightweight (16oz.) and compressible
- Body and sleeves - 100g 37.5 insulation
- Hood and under arms - 60g 37.5 insulation
- Exclusive 37.5 Active Carbon Technology for maintaining optimal core body temperature
- DWR exterior repels snow/rain and blocks wind
- Stays warm whether dry or wet
- 3D Turret™ hood construction for maximized FOV
- Built-in stretch for complete range-of-motion
- Biomechanically accurate shooter’s sleeves, shoulders and hood
- All zippers, pockets and closures adjust quietly on-the-move and do not interfere with targeting
How It's Built
- Material: 37.5 Synthetic Insulation
- Primary Uses:
- Spot & Stalk
- Weight: 16oz.
Where to Use
- Pacific Northwest
- Temperature Ranges:
- Below 20F
- 20F - 45F
- 45F - 60F
So I’ll start by saying I’m really hard on stuff! Like little kid, destroy my clothes, nothing lasts for a year without getting a hole or tear. . I wore this jacket all year in alberta mountain. I took it on sheep hunts, scouting for antlers, slept in it, hiked the north coast trail and multiple other back country trips and upland bird hunting.. Plus I even wrapped my dog in it on cold nights in the tent. And it lasted 3 years. What finished it was walking the dog at the dog park. I tore out the pocket and wore the material thin at the bottom of the same pocket from putting my gps unit in it and tore a small spot.
So although I 100% love the weight and don’t want that changed, I might suggest a strip of material around the pockets, or inside ( even just one) to keep the wear from happening.. But that might not do anything given the lightness of the material and that it’s a perfect mid layer puffy as is. Just a suggestion. But I’m looking to get a new one for this year hunting season since I can’t be wearing a duck taped coat around in public lol. ( well maybe still at the dog park)
Great fit, very quiet smooth fabric. Nice soft fabric inside the hood where it contacts your face. The jacket is just slightly breathable which is a good thing when you’re active. Excellent camp pattern. I also ordered the layers of wool and expect to stay very toasty next fall.
I got this coat after my husband falling head over heels for the brand. With his encouragement I ordered in the confier color. This jacket is amazing and I’m so glad he talked me into it. The color is beautiful, the jacket is warm and the quality is incredible. I love that it is longer in the back. The main reason I bought was for outdoor adventures but I’m excited to also wear this jacket for every day use. Already planning what I will buy next!
This jacket fits well with room to layer, so order your usual size. Some notes for sizing: I always wear a Medium in major brands (arteryx, north face, patagonia, etc) and I ordered a medium in this jacket. IMO First Light women's gear fits better than Sitka Women's. There is plenty of room to layer and honesty if you are big chested, this jacket is made for you (there are darts!) I am not, but it still works (: I have been wearing the Sawtooth Hybrid jacket under it and they work great together in 0-30 degree weather. This easily compresses when I got too hot and could store in the pack.
I’m a small-ish, dense ~150lbs, and find the medium very roomy, even over 2 base layers, which are super not necessary because this puffy is extremely warm. The first time I wore it I had on a light capilene and midweight wool in 15 degrees F and I was sweating. I lost the wool and cranked up a ridge and stayed dry and warm hiking hard through big winds and random sleet. The thing was soaked in sweat when I got up there but I stayed warm sitting on my butt in snow at 8300’ and it dried out super fast in the sun back at camp. Only thing is it’s missing a zipper pull on the left pocket- the zipper itself is actually different than the main zipper and the zipper on the right pocket, not sure what’s up with that. Makes it hard to grab with big gloves on so I made one. I kinda wish I’d tried on the small but I was too excited when it came in the mail, and I wonder if I’d have too limited shoulder mobility to shoot comfortably in a smaller size.
This jacket is just what I've been looking for! I actually bought it to wear everyday - but am considering purchasing another for hunting. I ordered a medium and it fits great with or without a sweatshirt underneath. I love to layer my sweatshirts and am so thankful I can continue with this jacket. Highly recommend - super comfortable!
I used this jacket on my elk hunt and it was perfect. I strapped it to the outside of my pack for the hike in so I could have easy access to it once we got to a place to sit and call. I really enjoyed the lightweight factor and was honestly surprised at how warm it keep me, even though it felt like I had nothing on. It allowed me to skip my base layer on top, which was nice when the sun came out and it got warm. I also purchased the puffy pants (would be great if those came in women's sizes as well) and the two made for a perfect pair at 4 am after getting out of my warm sleeping bag to drink my coffee. Thank you First Lite for understanding that women need the same type of gear as men, just crafted different to fit our bodies better. It hard to understand why more companies don't catch on to that. My next purchase is some pants, now that I'm finding women's hunting clothes to fit so great my men's pants just won't cut it next year. Thanks again, you have a lifetime customer right here.
Absolutely phenomenal jacket. Perfect fit, crazy lightweight, amazing insulation. Excellent waterproof quality and dries quickly. First day of turkey hunting and it rained the entire time... Dried off in about 20 minutes (maybe a little longer) after I got out of the rain. Hood is so warm! I like the amount of storage, one inner pocket and the two side pockets. My only tiny complaint is that I'm missing a pull on a zipper on one side when I got my delivery last week. But otherwise, great jacket.
My go-to outer layer in the field! Warm, quiet, true to size. I have worn this jacket in multiple weather conditions over the last year(rain, snow, chilly sunny mornings) and it has never kept me less than comfortable! Very pleased with this jacket!
This is by far the warmest, comfiest jacket I have EVER had. I have worn it in downpours, blizzards and 45 degree sunny weather and have never once been too cold or too hot. I want one in every color!