Uncompahgre Puffy Pant
37.5 Active Technology Insulation
Uncompahgre Puffy Pant Details
- Fit: True to size meaning buy the same size as you would in boxers, pants, etc.
- Actual Weight: 18oz (Size Medium)
- 100g 37.5 insulation
- Elastic waist with Velcro adjustability
- Side zip for boots-on layering--Take them on or off in under 30 seconds
- Lightweight, warm and extremely compressible
- DWR exterior repels snow/rain and blocks wind
- Stays warm whether dry or wet
- All zippers, pockets, closures and adjustments quietly managed on-the-move and do not interfere with targeting
- Covered by First Lite's Warranty
Available in men's sizes: SM, MD, LG, XL, XXL
Machine Wash Cold and Hang Dry
How It's Built
- Material: 37.5 Synthetic Insulation
- Cut: Cut to Wear Over Your Kit
- Primary Uses:
- Spot & Stalk
- Tree Stand
- Weight: 17.5oz.
Where to Use
- Pacific Northwest
- Temperature Ranges:
- Below 20F
- 20F - 45F
These things are money. Keep my legs nice and warm and i love the full zip. I ordered medium (which I am in other pants as well) They fit great over a base layer and a soft shell pant but are a bit tight for those really cold days where I layer a bit heavier. I like them so much im probably gonna order the next size up too so i have them for any temperature!
These pants are awesome for late season hunts. Keep you warm while sitting and glassing for hours, and I also started wearing them at night on when temps were -10 C or lower while tenting in the backcountry for some added warmth with my sleeping bag. Highly recommend them. Only thing is they fit big, I had to exchange the large size as they were way too big in the waist.
I bought these pants before an elk hint thinking I would use them for glassing...nope. So I convinced myself I could use them in the treestand on the one cold day of the year in southeast GA...didnt happen. It wasn’t until this hunting season did I realize I had forked out a good sum of money on puffy pants I thought would only be worn while rolling down a bunny hill with a snowboard attached to one foot. WEST TEXAS!!! I brought these mugs on a west TX management hunt which meant I was riding dirty on a SBS all day praying a cull buck would jump in my lap. Well, the temps were in the 20’s most mornings and cool in the evening, these pants saved my husky behind!! I would say these pants were the best part of my kit and made that hunt one for the books. You can't place a price on being comfortable in harsh conditions and these pants paid off ten-fold. If you SBS hunt, i’d highly recommend giving them a try. As for FL, The material did great in the hill country but I did suffer a few small rips from cactus, so maybe having a built-in cordura shin for heavy folks like myself who aren’t so nimble...just a thought
In today’s world of “mobile hunting” this jacket works perfect. Allows you to stay sleek and lightweight when walking miles back on public ground with this jacket in your pack but it packs a perfect warm punch when setup in the stand.
These puffy pants are the ticket. Its been almost 2 years in the making and I finally dug up a jar and spent the money. I've spent 6 yrs in the marines in the infantry and these pants and this gear are some of the best I've seen and used. Super light weight and packs tight.
For me, this is one of those pieces of gear where I couldn't grasp how much I needed them until I had them. They've been on my wish list for years, and my wife did the trigger-pulling for me this Christmas. One of those, "Sure it would be nice, but I really don't need them", pieces. I have to say; I dont know what the &@%$ I was doing by not getting these earlier. I pick up late season deer tags in Colorado every year, and more often than not they are windy and bitter-cold hunts. I took the Uncompahgre's for their maiden voyage yesterday on a dark-to-dark day hunt in the single digits, and I'll be dammed if I ever thought about my legs being cold. Sweated it out on a grueling hike in, threw 'em on in 10 seconds when I got to my glassing perch, and forgot about the cold (6 deg F when I left the truck) for the rest of the day. Love that you can put them on and take them off so easily with the side zips. Fit over my corrugates (same size) with crap in my pockets no prob. A+ piece of kit
to big size large thought I'd try im a Sitka guy will not stray from rez again cheap cheap !!!!!!
I admit to being reluctant to make this purchase. I really wasn't sure how much use they would get. Upon receipt, I thought they could be pretty useful. Now several hunts into the hunting season, they are much more than that. I use them while glassing. I use them when we arrive back at camp after dark and there are all the normal chores still to do. On cold nights, I sleep in them, which allows me to carry a lighter sleeping bag or quilt. I use them in the pre-dawn chill while making coffee and eating breakfast. In between all those times, they now live near the top of my pack unless it is a very warm day. On sizing, I am right at the breaking point between L and XL. I ordered both sizes to try on at home (thanks for letting me return one!) and the XL was the keeper. The L could have worked, but it was stretched a bit and might not have lasted as long. Awesome product! Thanks First Lite for making the backcountry a more comfortable place.
I love them for their warmth and light weight. Nothing else comes close. They are durable enough for a stationary layer but don’t hike off trail in them. I tore them crossing deadfall in CO chasing a fast moving elk. I don’t blame the pants though because anything more durable would have been heavy and left behind. Use them as they were designed and they are great. Long enough for my 36” inseam. Consider adding hand pockets? I understand why you didn’t as this is a stationary layer, but two basic hand pockets would be nice.