Uncompahgre Insulated Vest
37.5 Active Technology Insulation
Uncompahgre Insulated Vest Details
- Insulated Outerwear
- Lightweight, warm and extremely compressible
- Can be packed into its own pocket for storage or transport
- Synthetic fill with 37.5 Active Particle Technology moves moisture through the insulation to the outside
- DWR exterior repels snow/rain and blocks wind
- Stays warm whether dry or wet
- Exclusive 37.5 exterior fabric uses Active Particle Technology
- Built-in stretch for complete range of motion
- All zippers, pockets, closures and adjustments quietly managed on-the-move and do not interfere with targeting
How It's Built
- Material: 37.5 Synthetic Insulation
- Cut: Cut to Wear Over Your Kit
- Primary Uses:
- Spot & Stalk
- Weight: 13oz.
Where to Use
- Pacific Northwest
- Temperature Ranges:
- Below 20F
- 20F - 45F
- 45F - 60F
- 60F - 80F
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.
This vest is really warm, it looks great, and the fit is acceptable. I'm 6ft, 225lbs, athletic build, and the XL has a little extra room, but I think the large would be tight. The problem? I caught this mildly on a corner of my stand ladder and before I knew it there was a huge rip (8"-10") in the fabric! Come on FirstLite! I understand that you are trying to make this lightweight, but use rip-stop! You charge exorbitant prices and this item is absolutely fragile. NO hunter needs that. Not in the east, Not in the west. Not anywhere. For wearing around town, 5 stars. For hunting, I'd give it zero if I could.
I didn't know how comfortable and warm it was going to be when I ordered it. But I was amazed once I put it to use out in the feilds. I highly recommend anything firstlite
This looks really good, and fits well. I really wanted to like it!
However, it just doesn't seem to DO anything. It doesn't seem to provide any meaningful insulation at all. I also agree with a previous reviewer's comment about the draw string - it isn't really fit for purpose.
However, once packed up, it is absolutely perfect as a rear bag for my long range rifle, which is what I now use it for. A bit expensive for this, though.
Overall, I think the product needs a rethink.
I think vests are underrated pieces of equipment. This is the first one I've tried and find myself reaching for it nearly every time I go in the woods. The sizing is a bit roomier, so if you want a more snug fit I recommend going a size down. I'm 5'10" and around 165lbs - the small was perfect.