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
I throw these on after reaching a glassing location in cold weather. They are very warm, easy to pack, and weight almost nothing.
Very awesome conception, put em on or take em off really fast, super light too.
Only bad point is that they are restrictive in the crotch area, feels like a women pant a little, not a deal breaker but just ain't your usual roomy pair.
Eastern Canadian Hunters (Stand hunters) that won't do it passed Bow season, warm but not extra warm. Good for athletic type hunts.
I opted to get the Puffy Pants instead of the Sanctuary or Solitude bibs. I simply did not want the bulk and permanence, as I easily overheat and like to be able to ditch my stand at any moment and quickly shed some layers and stuff them in my pack for ground hunting. They are not as quiet as FL's whitetail-specific bibs, but I don't have to worry about that when I'm in the stand, and these were much more bang for my Canadian buck. Best of all, they are so lofty that they keep me totally warm in the stand over a pair of wool long johns and Obsidian pants down to -10 Celcius, even -15C without wind. They are also surprisingly water resistant and can handle a drizzle.
While these are not the most durable insulated pants for stalking or still hunting, I have found that combining them with my Brambler Gaiters makes these very versatile for my hunting style (and protects them from snags and pokes, as described my review of the Brambler Gaiters).
This year a couple of friends and I decided to try our hands at a backcountry whitetail hunt (something that is not done where we live). We experienced daily highs of around -20*C (-5*F) and these pants did not let me down! Extremely warm when sitting, bumming around camp, and just breathable enough to keep sweat down. If you need serious insulation get these, you will not regret it.
I have also used these as insulation under my ice fishing suit. super versatile!
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