Uncompahgre Puffy Insulated Jacket
37.5 Active Technology Insulation
Uncompahgre Puffy Insulated Jacket Details
- Fit: Your normal size will be on the roomy side of things--size down if you want a tighter fit
- Actual Weight: 17oz (Size Medium)
- Lightweight, warm and extremely compressible
- Packs into it's own pocket when not in use
- Also features an insulated hood with draw cords
- Warmer than anything else in its weight class
- DWR exterior repels snow/rain and blocks wind
- Stays warm whether dry or wet
- Exclusive 37.5 by Cocona fabric uses Active Particle
- Built-in stretch for complete range of motion
- Constructed with biomechanically correct Shooter's Cut sleeves, shoulders and hood
- All zippers, pockets, closures and adjustments quietly managed on-the-move and do not interfere with targeting
- 3D Turret™ hood construction for maximized Field-of-View and Range of Motion
- Covered by First Lite's Warranty
How It's Built
- Material: 37.5 Synthetic Insulation
- Cut: Athletic
- Primary Uses:
- Spot & Stalk
- Weight: 17oz.
Where to Use
- Temperature Range:
- Below 20F
- 20F - 45F
- 45F - 60F
This jacket fits perfect and I'm surprised by how light it is. Looking forward to testing it out in cold weather to see how it performs.
Very warm for a thinner athletic fitting down jacket. It fits me well and I have relatively long arms. Packs down to a fairly small size
So, I hate to compare stuff across companies, because I am a fan of both First Lite, Sitka, Skre, and other product lines. But as soon as I tried out this jacket matching overalls, I put my Sitka Fanatic gear on Ebay. I love the fanatic line--always have...but this stuff surpasses it. Its just as warm, but lighter. It is just as quiet, but doesn't grab burrs like the fanatic. And did I mention it was lighter? It has as many bells and whistles, and even though I love the front pocket on the Fanatic, the Uncompaghre pockets are well designed, particularly for wearing a safety harness. I haven't used it bowhunting yet, but I can tell that it won't bind and cause issues for late season hunts. It kept me fantastically warm, in fact in the teens I would have to unzip a bit if I had too many base layers on. I would NOT want to run around in this piece--its for stand hunting. And I carried it in with me to the stand, as I did with the fanatic. But once you get there, it is pure bliss.
Have not gotten the chance to use this in the field but have worn it several times now for other uses outdoors. I did buy the XL with the intentions of layering it but I probably could have been fine with the large 6'1 235. So far I've been happy with this jacket, it is warm and fits my needs. I will be using it this season here in Alaska on an Adak Caribou hunt and a Kodiak blacktail hunt.
After a chat with a FL employee, he recommended a medium for my size (6', 175). I ordered it in conifer so I had the option of wearing it hunting as well as during the winter to work, etc. I had a hard time believing how universally beloved this jacket was until I got my own. It really is that good. Worked well as an insulating layer on an unseasonable cold 1st rifle hunt in NW CO this year and I wear it pretty much every day to work. Love the light weight, the warmth, and the fit. I'll be buying one in black next time I catch a discount on one as black would work a little better as casual jacket color. The only issue I have had was the zipper snagging the material once when unzipping and in an effort to free it, I put a small hole in the outer fabric. Honestly, I knew it was a more delicate fabric and had expected to put a hole in it hunting by now, so I patched it with a piece of tenacious tape.I've had lots of positive comments on it when friends have tried it on and felt the weight of it. Had one friend who doesn't even hunt buy one in black to ski with.