Uncompahgre Puffy Insulated Jacket
37.5 Active Technology Insulation

The problem-solver for cold weather, low activity and "hurry up and wait" style pursuit. The First Lite Uncompahgre Puffy Jacket is the insulating component of the First Lite Layering Kit. Built around 37.5 by Cocona's Active Particle Technology, the Uncompahgre's liner and insulation actively transport moisture from the inside and pushes it to the outside where it evaporates before it stinks. Combine that with a body mapped insulation pattern providing warmth where it is needed and you have the ultimate insulation layer whether you're glassing at 10,000ft or chugging a Coors at sea level.

$200.00
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Product Details

Features

  • - 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
  • Cut Athletic
    System Position Insulated Outerwear
    Material 37.5 by Cocona
    Actual Product Weight Size MD 17 oz.
    Primary Usage Spot & Stalk, Tree Stand, Waterfowl, Fishing, Upland,

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Reviews

4.9
of 5
134 Reviews
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Surprisingly warm for such a light weight jacket
5
This puffy is crazy warm! When I first received it I was a little concerned as it was so lightweight and compressible, but my fears were put to rest during late archery season. Throwing this on as my insulation layer is perfect. Highly recommend. PS if planning on wearing this under a soft shell or a wind-stop layer, consider going a size smaller than usual.
- Philip on 3/27/2018
Warm, light and comfortable.
5
Have had this jacket a few weeks now, have worn it around the farm to get a feel for what it’s capable of. It is incredibly comfortable, shooters cut sleeves are awesome while shooting and the turret hood can’t be beat. Have worn it below freezing by several degrees with only the Chama underneath and it was plenty warm. I stuck with a medium, it fits great in length and shoulders, slightly roomy in chest as sizing mentions but after some layers and a bino harness it’ll be just right. Probably could have gone with a small but I’m just as well in a medium. I am a solid medium in all my FL gear tops, medium tall in pants and I have an athletic build at 5’11”, 165# for reference. Looking forward to this coming season.
- Brant on 3/22/2018
Surprising
5
It's surprising how warm this jacket is for how light it is. It's a must have in my pack. Fits great.
- Chris on 3/17/2018
Like putting a warm blanket
5
This jacket is unbelievable. Weight vs warmth ratio is incredible. This piece will never leave my pack. I’m 6’ 225lbs athletic build and large fits perfect. Very athletic fit with shooters cut.
- Rod on 3/10/2018
warm and light - runs kinda big
5
I'm 5'9" 175-180 and I got the medium. It is roomy on me at that size. If I wanted it snug to my body, I feel like I could have worn the small. If I ordered the vest (which I'm considering based on a few days wearing the jacket), I'd definitely go with the small. Love the hood. Love the shooters cut. 100% range of motion. It's practically weightless and very warm. Can't speak to its water shedding abilities yet since I've only worn it around town.

In terms of durability, the outer material is light. I would NOT wear it hog hunting or rabbit hunting in the swamp (not that a puffy of any kind is really suited for that terrain) since I think the briar patch would be rough on the outer material.
- Hyde on 3/5/2018
This is one of my favorite jackets.
5
Love this jacket. Have worn it tons hunting and hiking in BC. Keeps me warm, is lightweight and packs away easily. I have one in the first lite fusion pattern and am planning on getting another one in the dry earth color this year. I have found the sizing charts in first lite to work really well. Fits perfectly under my SEAK Jacket for especially wet and cold days in BC. Won't go hunting or hiking without out this jacket.
- Reid on 2/28/2018
warm for its smaller size & very packable
5
Update on the jacket after two years of use. This jacket does not stand up next to lets say a eddie bauer 650 down jacket.. BUT if your a layer guy, it is priceless. Ive used this through two Wyoming winters where I was in knee deep snow and wind so strong it felt like it was actually blowing up out of the ground at me. In my normal down jacket I would of been up a creek without a paddle and wind gets in around the neck and up the bottom of the coat, but in this jacket I was able to cinch it down and keep the cold from cutting in. I say this over and over but the guys at FL have the hood and pocket thing down to a science. No one comes close to having better pockets and hoods than FL. I go in with a 170 weight shirt, a healstead fleece, uncompahgre vest and this jacket. I hunt in western Wyoming in some nasty nasty high county where snow/rain and wind come and go every day without warning. With this layering set up I have been able to handle some epic cold storms. I will say that these run big. I wear a large everything and I run a medium in this, even with the layers under it.
- Mitch on 2/22/2018
Warm and comfy
5
Love this puffy. Kept me warm in the tree stand on cold windy days. It's not bulky either which is nice when drawing back the bow.
- Scott on 2/16/2018
Lightweight and warm!
5
This jacket is awesome, warm, and lightweight. It’s perfect for the glassing and sitting in the blind. It packs down small and fits in my pack. I love It!
- @cascadeshunting on 2/10/2018
I own 2 of them
5
This jacket is not cheap, and I own 2 of them. Does that say anything? I have an FDE one for every day that I even wear to work, and a Cipher one with the matching pants for hunting. Warm, highly rain resistant, super lightweight, comfortable, and quiet. I can't say enough good about this jacket. Also packs down super small into it's own pocket!
- Tres on 2/7/2018
Warm and very light weight!!
5
I’m 6’1 185 and the Medium fits perfect. I live in Arkansas and do more tree hunting than spot and stalk. I stayed warm wearing this jacket with a polyurethane long sleeve underneath it when the temperature was 30 degrees. Wind did not get through to create the chill. Even with the jacket being a “puffy” jacket, it was actually still quiet.

The only negative I have about the jacket is that I think the material will allow the jacket to fall apart with time. Also, you must be careful where you walk to not snag it on a briar patch!

Overall I’d recommend this jacket to any of my closest friends, even the ones that don’t hunt! First lite is a great company! I recently had an encounter with an employee over a back ordered item and he was very polite, helpful, and respectful! I will continue to be a First lite supporter!
- Tyler on 2/2/2018
Will not go out in the field without this
5
By far my favorite piece of clothing, whenever I go out and it could get cold when sitting awhile glassing a field or just taking a break, this piece of clothing will keep you warm and the dwr finish will repel rain very nicely and dry great.
- Brady on 2/2/2018
Warm???
5
When I got this jacket, my wife tried it on...had to order one for her!!! Light weight and packable as well!
- Terry on 2/1/2018
Excellent value and performance!
5
I have worn both the coat and the puffy pants it a variety of conditions and I am pleasantly surprised with the weight, durability, warmth, comfort and overall performance. In my opinion incredible value. They stay dry, are light and handle extreme cold well. I have been snowmobiling in -25C with nothing but a tee shirt and sweat pants under these and been comfortably warm. Great product!
- Chadmadmax on 1/29/2018
Great Warmth and weight!
5
I was amazed at how something so light and thin could provide so much warmth and wind stopping power. I wore this for the first time two weeks ago just walking the dog in weather around 15 degrees with a light wind, and was more then warm with minimal on underneath. Flat surface by the way too. Packs up really tight as well. I'm just over 5 foot 9 with bigger arms and upper body, a large first pretty good. A hair long, but with the cinching cord around the waist, you barely notice it. Will fit perfect with layers underneath.
- Amack on 1/26/2018
A must have piece of gear!
5
I have used this jacket on multiple hunts now. It is perfect for those cold mornings or evenings when you're stationary on the glassing hill. I was always toasty! It packs down to a compact size in a dry bag, which helps when you're doing a backpack hunt. I found its super quite when moving through brush as well. The hood is a must to keep that cold wind off the back of your neck. Great piece of gear!
- Chris on 1/16/2018
Tough to beat, Just not tough.
5
I loved the first one so much I bought two. I have it in L and XL. Everything you could ask of a puffy. And like puffys they are not designed to be climbing over barbed wire or to open wire fences. If you do that a lot you will get holes. Besides the obvious I really love these jackets and recommend them to everyone. I wear them everywhere.
- Wes on 1/10/2018
Warm and Lightweight
5
I bought this jacket for a Colorado elk hunt coming up in September. I decided to wear it deer hunting a few times to test out the warmth of the jacket. I have been extremely impressed by how warm and comfortable it has been. Even down to 18 degrees with a little wind I have remained warm. Can't say enough good things about this jacket.
- Caleb on 1/5/2018
Get two of these jackets
5
A fantastic jacket. I’m buying another one just to wear around town.
- Paddy on 1/4/2018
Very warm and quiet
5
This jacket is very warm and doesn’t make a whole lot of swishing noises when you move in it.
- Daniel on 1/4/2018
Solid Gear, what's up with sizing?
5
I think this jacket is a must-have when it comes to having a solid synthetic piece in your layering system. I think the DWR coating is a great feature because a lot of other synthetics in the outdoor industry have the DWR coating and it's "standard" when it comes to the industry and it definitely is a nice feature that doesn't take away breathability and jacket performance, IMO.
I think from a QC (quality control) standpoint, this jacket was constructed with more care than my other FL gear. I own 10+ pieces of FL gear (all either jackets/base layers/pants) and I think the QC team did a better job of trimming excess fabric off of the interior stitching and monitoring the quality of this jacket than I have experienced thus far with my FL gear. I almost abandoned FL about a year ago because of how a couple of the pieces had failed on me in the field (very poor stitching and zipper "gaps" just to name a couple).
My issue with this jacket is the sizing. IMO, FL should size this piece like they size their other pieces - to true size, and not try to guess what your consumers want. I don't get why there's a need to "size up" their garments - especially when I've heard that FL is going D2C (direct to consumer) in the very near future. Are we going to have to eat shipping costs because one line of garments isn't consistent with the rest? I ordered a Medium (6', 165, athletic build) and man they were right- this thing is roomy. I could strap both of my kids to my chest, have room for a base layer and heavyweight merino sweater, and still have room to zip this thing up. I just don't get the sizing...otherwise a great jacket.
- JBW on 12/26/2017
Best Warmth to Weight Ratio
5
As a professional photographer I am often on shoots where weight is restricted. There are 3 First Lite items I will not leave home without. The Uncompahgre Jacket is one of them. The weight to warmth ratio is unrivaled and it also packs down so small. Side bonus it doubles as a pillow on back country hunts and the hood system is the most comfortable I have ever tested. This jacket is your must have insulation solution!
- Gaines on 12/22/2017
Great wind killer
5
This jacket is by far one of the most versatile jackets I've used whitetail hunting. Warm, weighs nothing, and packs down easy into day packs to not overheat on my way into a stand. My only nock on it is the noise, but quiet and windproof is tough to engineer.
- Stephen on 12/15/2017
Awesome jacket!
5
First time buying quality camo and I was impressed! First day out temps here in oklahoma was 20 and the wind was blowing 15 mph, sleeting, and 30 ft in the treestand. It kept me warm using a base layer and chama hoodie! The fact it folds into its own pocket amazed me. Can't wait to get in the stand again in cold weather to try it again. It's worth the money if your looking for something to change your whole hunting experience!! I'm 6'2" and athletic built, i chose XL just cause i can never find anything to fit my arm length. It fit with plenty of room without the sleeves rolling up even drawing my bow.
- james on 12/13/2017
solid outer
5
This can replace 2 layers if you aren't hiking, its that warm
- marty on 12/6/2017
Excellent
5
Out in 25 degree wet weather this morning. Warm as hell. And silent like a ninja in the night. Wonderful gear, I will only buy First Lite for as long as they stay around.
- Nick Gann on 12/6/2017
The Best!
5
Great jacket, keeps you warm, lightweight, cuts the wind, and is quiet. I love this jacket, bring it with me on every hunt, from whitetails to honkers. In fact, I like this jacket so much I have one in ASAT and one in Black. You will be very happy with this jacket.
- Timothy on 12/6/2017
Comfortable but not durable
5
A very comfortable and light jacket. First hunt was a 20 degree day and was toasty with just a base layer on underneath. My issue is with the fabric durability. I know it's a puffy jacket but i expected better durability. Jacket snagged on a branch and tore about a 1 inch hole in the sleeve. Great glassing jacket but be careful walking around in it.
- Kel on 11/30/2017
warm and versatile
5
I bought this last winter and love it. I have never gotten cold wearing this. I wear it in the stand on cold days and it packs light and easily into it's pocket which makes it nice to take on hunts that are a far walk. would recommend to anyone who spends time outside in the cold.
- noah on 11/28/2017
Excellent, Lightweight, Breathable Warmth.
5
I spent the weekend wearing this as a middle layer underneath my old trusty blaze orange coat and over my aerowool long sleeve shirt during the Wisconsin rifle deer season. It provided a perfect layer of warmth while sitting in the deer stand and was excellent as an outer layer when I was up and about.

Although I thoroughly enjoy everything about this jacket, I would have to say that my favorite design aspect of this is the hood and collar region. Whoever designed this hood at First Lite should give themselves a pat on the back and have an extra beer in celebration this evening. When I have the hood up, the top of the zipper on the collar gives my chin enough room to move around without rubbing on rough fabric. What fabric is there is soft and pliable enough to provide no discomfort at all. Being a tall guy myself (6'5", 230lbs) I especially like that there is enough fabric at the base of the hood in order to reach over the top of my head and not be pulling my forehead back and giving my neck a crink. This is true even after tightening the well designed elastic straps that fit the top of your head like a well made baseball cap.

As a side note, this jacket packs into it's own pocket into a perfect pillow size, so I'll no longer have to worry about forgetting my camp pillow and having to ball up my clothes to try to sleep comfortably.

The only downside that I have been able to find, which is most likely due to my mental inadequacies, is that there aren't any drawstring catches (I literally have no idea what those things are called) that hold the elastic strings tight after you tighten the hood around your face during chilly days. This would be a nice addition in order to not have to continually tighten the strings when they loosen up. I'll most likely stumble upon a design solution that I have not thought of yet and this isn't even close to enough of a gripe for me to remove a star from this review. All in all, I would highly recommend this jacket to anyone who needs a versatile insulation layer.
- Ben on 11/27/2017
Warm and comfortble
5
Uncompahgre does not dissappoint! This jacket keep me warm and comfy on the negative and single degree days Alaska has to offer. Paired with chama and llano short sleeve, you can go all day.
- Richard on 11/23/2017
Warm and Cozy
5
Sitting in my blind it was 28 degree this past weekend on the western slopes of the cascade mountains here in Oregon. I put on the Uncompahgre Puffy Jacket and stayed nice and toasty. The fit it amazing, I can still shoot my bow without the cuffs or sleeves getting in the way. So glad I made this purchase and would highly recommend it to anyone going out into the cold.
- Jason on 11/22/2017
Very good build quality
5
Haven’t tried the jacket in the field yet as I just got it in the mail, but I’m very impressed with the quality of how it was put together and all the little details they included. The manufacturing is second to none and you can just see and feel how good the quality of the jacket is even before you wear it.
- NickB on 11/15/2017
Warm!
5
I get cold pretty easy and I despise being cold. This jacket is my go to for when the temps drop and I know I got a lot of time behind glass or in the stand. I've had mine for a year and it's holding up really well despite all the abuse I've put on it. Solid product at a very good price for the performance and durability!
- Sean on 11/9/2017
A must have
5
I was concerned when I took this jacket out of the box because of how light it is (which turns out to be a plus when packing this in your bag). This jacket is deceivingly warm, and very functional! I took it out this weekend with the temperature in the mid 20's, All I wore under it was the Wilkins half zip and I was very comfortable even when standing still for long periods of time. The jacket is as quiet as it needs to be. I am very happy to have added this item to my arsenal.
- Brandon on 10/24/2017
So damn cozy
5
I ordered this in black for fall/winter fishing. I can't believe how warm it is! It packs down to nearly nothing and doesn't take up any room in your pack when your not using it. One of the most comfortable garments I've ever worn.
- Nick on 10/23/2017
Great Jacket, Great Service
5
This is the most versatile puffy layer I have tried. Great warmth, good protection in light rain, fits well under my rain jacket for the perfect cold/wet layering. On top of that, the solid colors make a great casual jacket around town in my opinion. All that and the best customer service in the industry. I never hesitate to spend my hard earned money with First Lite because I know I will be taken care of if anything was to happen with my gear. Sizing reference, I'm 5'10" 195 lb., athletic build and Medium is perfect for getting a good layer under or wearing on its own.
- Jarrett on 10/18/2017
excellent
5
very warm for the weight. 200lbs and 6 foot and large fits perfect.
- 76chevy on 10/17/2017
Much needed piece
5
I wore this paired with a chama hoodie and a Wilkins for Idaho rifle season and it worked amazing! I was up in the trinities where at night it was in the teens and at 30 tops during the day, we also ran into a big snowstorm while out and I had zero problems with this jacket. Probably my most valued piece of clothing to date!
- TJ on 10/16/2017
Keeps you warm and dry...easy to pack
5
This jacket performed better than expected in the backcountry of Wyoming. It easily packs into its own pocket and can be tucked away in a backpack or saddle bags and also doubles as a pretty decent pillow. We were battered by severe weather (rain and eventually heavy snow) and this jacket kept me warm and dry. I highly recommened adding this jacket to your arsenal.
- HuntingWyoming on 10/13/2017
Toasty, lightweight, and pretty quiet.
5
Purchased this and headed into the eastern Sierra Nevada of California for a backpacking mule deer hunt. Was very pleased with how light it was as small increments of weight add up in a pack when going in 8-10 miles. I didn't test it against any severe temps, but it kept me warm in the upper 30's at camp at night. Was far too toasty for me to have on hiking in the mid 40s. I saw another reviewer commented that it was quiet, I would agree, I was rifle hunting this time but would feel comfortable wearing this on a bow hunt as well.
- Chip on 10/12/2017
Really Big
5
I wanted to really like this jacket, even before I bought it, as it has so many good reviews. I was looking for a jacket to throw on when glassing or not being active, for the length of the hunting season. Unfortunately, it's just too big for me. Can't size down smaller than a small or I might try that. I understand the jacket could work good over other layers, but even then it's just too long and too voluminous around the mid section. It's more of a parka length, which isn't what I'm looking for. Sleeves and shoulders fit fine, but it's just a large volume jacket otherwise. After purchasing a number of first lite products, I'm really struggling with the sizing and cut of their products. Everything seems to be cut for non athletic people. Then there's the occasional item that is really slim. Confused.
- JM on 10/7/2017
amazing
5
Awesome jacket. Jacket is warm yet breathable and is great for any condition. Jacket is very quite. Its all in the details jacket is great for an all day hike as it packs down extremely small and can fit anywhere in ur pack when it gets warm during the day. One of the pockets is extra large so that the jacket can be folded into it making a perfect pillow.
- Clark on 10/5/2017
My favorite
5
This jacket is my favorite piece of First Lite clothing that I own. The warmth that this jacket can provide whether chasing bulls in September or whitetails in late January is unmatched by any other article of clothing that I own.
- Daykota on 10/5/2017
Great Jacket
5
I love the feel and weight of this jacket. I use it a lot under a lighter weight jacket and it really keeps me warm. I do feel it is best under another layer, because I have noticed some noise during stand hunts. I also like to keep it in my pack on days where I expect the temps to drop later in the day. I would purchase this product again.
- Eric on 10/2/2017
Never had a puffy, now I wonder how I did it for so long without
5
As a tall skinny guy (6'), the medium fits properly without excess bagginess getting the way of heavier outer layers. It moves well with you and I have yet to notice any binding. It is surprising quiet, warm, and packable. Really I am just repeating most everything the general consensus is around this jacket. If you need a puffy I could not recommend this one more.
- Ruckus on 10/2/2017
Great puffy jacket
5
This is my second uncompahgre jacket. Follow the sizing chart. It is right on the money. I ordered a size to large the first time. I still wore it for a year. What a fantastic product. And i love the new cypher camo patern. This jacket performs WAY out of its weight class and is cut for shooters and outdoor activitys. I would recomend this jacket to anyone.
- Victor on 10/2/2017
Warm lightweight and quiet.
5
I used this jacket primarily in a tree stand this year. I was very impressed with how warm it kept me (I was cold but comfortable enough at 28*f. With only a synthetic base layer and minaret aerowool crew top underneath) an unexpected bonus was how quiet the material is. I was able to make minor movements and even draw my bow without worry of spooking elk due to noise.
- PNW Joe on 9/29/2017
Great Product!
5
This jacket is just what you would expect from a great company like First Lite. I have bought 2 of these jackets I like them so much. They keep you warm, block from the wind, and repel water when your cought in those wet morning drizzled. I'm 6' and I wear the medium and it's a perfect fit. The cuffs are snug and out of the way when shooting, the adjustable waist is perfect and easy to use and the pockets are in perfect positions. 10 out of 10!
- Travis on 9/29/2017
Best warmth to weight ratio
5
I've been using firstlite gear almost exclusively for the past three years. Every single piece has lived up to my expectations if not exceeded it. I just recently purchased the puffy jacket and I knew that I would not use it a whole lot during the archery season as it's mostly mild weather. But we had some really cold weather in Colorado this year so I had reverted to my older jacket and I was still a little cold so I thought I'll try out the first lite jacket and I will tell you it is now my number one favorite piece of gear. It is not my favorite because I will use it the most, it is my favorite because in my thirty years of archery hunting this piece outperformed my expectations by tenfold what I thought it could. I wore it every morning and evening on my ride to and from the hunting area. It blocked the wind, the cold, it performed flawlessly. The puffy pants have not been on my radar since they came out last year but they will be my next purchase. Thank you firstlite, and continue making excellent gear.
- Toby on 9/29/2017
Warm and breathable
5
Worn three times hunting in mountains, now I won’t leave home without it. Steady drizzle one night for over 2hours and somehow I stayed very warm and mostly dry, though this is not a rain jacket. Can’t wait to layer it for whitetail hunting in northern MN in a month. Sizing is as advertised. I am 5’8”, 165#, athletic build with broad shoulders and the medium is a perfect fit.
- Daniel on 9/22/2017
Five stars
5
By far the best purchase I have made in a long time. I have never owned a puffy jacket before, but after owning this I see what I was missing. The price was a little steep as I usually enjoy cheap hunting gear and the misery that goes along with it. I would highly recommend splurging on this jacket tho, I wore it today in 70 degree temp just to see how it shed heat and it was surprisingly very comfortable, not to mention how well it does in the winter temps which drop below zero. I have yet to find a draw back to this jacket, I use it every season.
- Nick on 9/15/2017
Realy like this coat!
5
Comfy, warm and packs great, nice camp pillow when you stuff into its own pocket. I stuff it into my day pack for the hike into antelope blind and whitetail stand, when I get there I usually put it on and am comfortable on chilly Montana mornings. Wish I had it years ago!
- Nick on 9/14/2017
Never Leave Camp Without It
5
Got caught in a nice little shower Saturday evening in the elk woods. Temp dropped to around 40F and it was windy. Had to loan my rain coat to my buddy. My Uncompahgre kept my Llano and Chama layers dry and warm. Love it when my gear works as advertised.
- Chisum on 9/13/2017
Wear it Everywhere and Doubles as Pillow
5
I bought this is Dry Earth and use this thing for just about everything, wear it around the town and in the field. Stops the wind, and gets you dry in a hurry with the wool base layers. Makes a great pillow in it's own stuff sack at night on the mountains as well. I. LOVE. THIS. JACKET.
- Trevor on 9/13/2017
Well thought out
5
I bought the puffy not ever seeing one or tying one on. I was excited when I got it and put it on. First thing I noticed was how big and high the pockets were. The high pockets meant I could still use them when I had my pack on. I used it this weekend and it kept me warm but not sweaty. It was exactly what I was looking for without the bulk. And makes an awsome backcountry pillow.
Why only 4 stars?
I wish the interior of the hood was a quieter material.
- Michael on 9/12/2017
Great item to have in your pack
5
Very warm, comfortable and light weight. Also a good feature is it folds up into it's own pocket making it compact and allows it to be used as a great pillow when on backcountry hunts.
- Jake on 8/23/2017
Uncompahgre to be your best compadre!
5
Living in the land of extremes, Alaska has some of the most challenging environments known to man. When purchasing this jacket, I was a bit leery. Thinking the minimalist approach with lighter gear would ruin my outings. As stated before in other reviews this is my go-to jacket.

PROS: Through the broad range of temperatures in any given day, this jacket has simply amazed me. The Cocona moisture transport system works! The cuffs are snug which helps to retain air, essential to keeping loft in the fill. The body mapped insulation is well thought out and works well.

CONS: The zippers- albeit they have yet to produce any negative findings, they seem "flimsy" and appear to be prone to blow-out. A heavier grade zipper would be better suited. Pit-Zips- granted this jacket transports moisture extremely well, the addition of pit-zips helps to evacuate warm moist air quickly during periods of exertion.

Final comments: I've worn the competitors products. Some are too athletic fit and not comfortable. Some are not true to size. Some have false claims. Last year I switched over to First Lite, and purchased a whole set from base layers to the outer shell. Long-term durability has yet to be tested, but IMO, they are more comfortable (if not more) than the other two competitors (KUIU & Sitka). That's what's is all about right? Being comfortable while outdoors, staying warm & dry means you'll stay out longer.
- Rick in AK on 8/15/2017
Light/warm and amazing features
5
This jacket is clearly set up by hunters, for hunters. It's one of those items where when you reach for a zipper/pocket/hood, you instantly think, man that is perfect!!! The warmth is great and the water resistance is impressive. I would like to see the jacket made with 25% more insulation for the late WY winters but it works great as a stand alone or layer. It does run big.
- Mk7mmSTW on 7/31/2017
Great jacket - confirm sizing
5
I've got two of these in large, one in ASAT that I wore for elk season last year and loved, and a new one in dry earth. I'm an athletic 6' 200 lbs and I feel like the large is adequately sized as long as you have several layers underneath. If you want to wear it over modest First Lite underwear, the jacket in large may be too bulky for you
- Lorca on 6/27/2017
Comfy Comfy Comfy
5
This light jacket is just plain comfy…
6' and 195lbs the large fits nice maybe an inch too long but no worries because this is just an great lil jacket….
- Joey on 6/27/2017
Best all around jacket!
5
Surprisingly light and very durable. Packs easy into a small dry bag (or its own pocket). I originally bought one for hunting purposes only but now I can see that this jacket is perfect for every day use when the temperature starts to drop.
- Riley D on 6/23/2017
Foundational Piece of your gear!
5
Pretty simple....this piece is a must have! Very warm and the cut is perfect for the bow hunter. Packs down nicely for that piece you need when the weather gets cold. I wish it was just a bit quieter, but the latest version (2017) seems to be quieter than the previous versions. Great product! Just about everything you could ask for in a jacket!
- Gabe on 6/13/2017
best jacket for hunting
5
this thing is amazing. i dont overtemp with it on and it packs down to nothing. one of the coolest features is the fact that it is an amazing pillow. i take it everywhere (planes, car trips, family camping, work, etc) makes for a comfy nap. its not loud and fits great.
- Dane on 5/3/2017
Packable and warm!
5
Great piece for throwing on after a pack in and glassing. Light and easy to stuff in a pack without sacrificing space. Very warm and surprisingly durable for how light the material is. Hands down the best insulation layer back country hunts.
- Tyler on 4/27/2017
She's a 10! 10!
5
6'4", 195. Size Large. It fits perfect. This is an essential piece of gear if you glass or sit in a stand. I wore this for spring turkey. After chasing a few toms through some canyons and a few ridges later, I set up shop (decoys), and sat down. As soon as I sit, this comes out of the bag and on. This is a great warm layer.
- HuntORE on 4/27/2017
I want to sleep in this thing!
5
I ordered the puffy after my friend highly recommended it for the late season hunts. When it arrived my first thoughts were, WOW! The new Cipher camo pattern is awesome. I put the puffy on and didnt want to take it off. It is the softest, most comfortable jacket I have ever owned. Its like wrapping your upper body in a $800 sleeping bag! I am 6'2" and 215lbs and the XL fits great. Its a litrle long but that is how i prefer it considering it is outerwear. I will be using this jacket for late season archery and am begging the wife to allow me to buy a non camo puffy for daily use. My favorite piece of First Lite gear so far!
- Casen on 4/17/2017
Awsome jacket
5
I don't go hunting with out. I used this jacket for archery elk when it gets down in the 30s, waterfowl hunting even colder and turkey hunting in the spring when the day starts in the 30s.

This puffy will be in my pack next week when I start chasing turkey in the Blue Mounts. I even use this puffy during waterfowl season as a stand alone jacket or under a waterproof windproof layer when its really cold. If I could only get one First lite piece this would be it. I recommend to everyone who will listen.
- J Hindman on 4/12/2017
Makes happy hunting partners!
5
I have had this jacket for 2 seasons now and it is the best piece of gear I have ever worn. I hunt primarily whitetail and turkey in NJ, NY, and PA but have used it mostly in Montana during a brutal archery hunt with 8" snow and temps as low as 20's in September. My brother in law and I hunt together and he's the type of guy that cheaps out on gear and then bitches that he's cold and wet. He wears frog toggs as rain gear.... it's a paper jacket. Buy the best you can afford and buy once when you can. For this past years elk rifle hunt I pointed the puffy out to him instead of carrying a cabelas thick-ass insulated and very heavy jacket. He used it quite a bit. Got caught in a steady rain one day... left his frog togg in camp. Never bitched, never moaned. He was dry and warm and happy. He works in NYC and wears his brown puffy every day to work. Won't be long before all the hipsters start wearing it.

It's quiet enough for most hunting. Surprisingly durable and if I had one flaw to report it would be that the zipper gets stuck on some of the baffle material now and again when I zip up to fast. Getting one in black next year.
- Mark on 3/18/2017
Favorite Puffy Jacket
5
I love this jacket so much I own it in three different colors. Great warmth to weight and very packable. Great fit. My wife is even ok with me wearing my solid puffy's around town. Can't go wrong with this jacket.
- Jeff on 3/1/2017
Warm Puffy
5
This jacket is fantastic, light weight and much warmer than I expected. Kept me extremely warm in cold high winds. It kept the wind from cutting right through me. Kept me warm, and focused on spotting elk.
- Spencer on 1/16/2017
I don't know how you could get cold in this thing
5
This thing is warm! The insulation moves moisture very well, and sheds wind perfectly. The exterior wears like iron, even after taking it through quite a lot of brush. The hood adjustments are great and super customizable. Only thing I would change is getting rid of the loop in the left pocket. Wonderfully warm puffy!
- Justin on 1/2/2017
Best Coat/Jacket ever
5
If you've looked at this coat mulitiple times and just can't justify the price, I'm here to tell you. You're costing yourself by NOT getting it. I have had this coat in my pack on every hunt I've been on sense 2014 and it is by far the best investment I have made on my hunting apparel, here's why:
One hunt I had an unexpected sleet storm that hit in mid September (you know the one that catches us all of guard in the western mountains) it saved my bacon. Another time I was caught with out my rain coat, and a rain storm hit. By the time I got off the hill I was soaked, however the UNCOMPAHGRE PUFFY really did perform to an unexpected level of keeping me warm while it was soaking wet! Not recommended to get wet, however Firstlite Advertises that it keeps warm when wet, it really does keep it's warmth!
Again spend the money and put this in your pack, it just might be the piece you need when you expect it the least!

P.S. Every person I let try it on falls in love with in seconds.
- Robert on 1/2/2017
Very best puffy ever
5
I purchased this jacket for backpack hunting. It's THE most amazing insulation layer I own. Warm for its weight, nice packable size, and just right for the duck blind or around town. Ide give it six stars if I could.
- Moosehead outdoors on 12/26/2016
Love this jacket!!
5
Amazing Jacket! It's warmer than my other NameBrand synthetic puffy by A LOT. Packs small, pockets are nice and big, relatively water resistant. Not the quietest material, but quieter than any other nylon jacket I've ever worn. 6'1" 185lbs 42 chest. Medium fit great, even a little baggy in the chest which is great for covering optics/bibs. Tight shooter cuff is perfect for drawing a bow, as well as tucking into gloves. I might have to buy a black one so I can wear it out and about without my wife giving me a funny look for being "too camo-ed out".
- BenS on 12/17/2016
The beast
5
Excellent Jacket! warm, and breathable. Not a waterproof outer, BUT held up extremely well during a recent down pour while waterfowl hunting. A must have in your gear list.
- BrPryor on 12/12/2016
Better than I imagined for tree stand hunting
5
I bought this jacket because it is packable which benefits me because I pack in deer on public land for whitetail deer. When the product arrived I was concerned that it may be a little loud for tree stand bowhunting. After using this for the majority of the season I've had no issues with it being too loud. It is really warm and packable. A winner for sure!
- Jason on 12/4/2016
Every outdoors person needs a puffy
5
This puffy is the best I've had and goes with me on every trip. Warning: You will want the vest next!
- Thomas on 12/1/2016
Toasty, comfortable, bombproof
5
This jacket is an all around comfy, warm outer layer. Works great for waterfowl hunting during cold wind and rain storms under rain shell. Also works perfectly in dry high desert snow storms. The most versatile puffy I have worn, can handle wet and dry climates.
- Jason on 11/28/2016
Versatile jacket
5
I just wrapped a hunt in N. Michigan. I was stand hunting when a blizzard rolled in and was able to stay in my stand from sunrise to sunset resulting in the harvest of a nice buck. I used this jacket as an additional base layer under the Sanctuary jacket and it worked out great. The pockets are very nice in this jacket; I especially found myself using the chest pocket way more than I thought I would. It was nice to be able to wear this by itself on those days when it was moderate to mild cold weather. My setup from First Lite included the allegheny top/bottom, merino liner gloves, beanie w/ brim, uncompahagre jacket and Sanctuary jacket on; awesome combo.
- James on 11/26/2016
Versatile and lightweight
5
I just completed another hunting season out West. The season took me from chasing elk in Wyoming to my most recent hunt in Kansas hunting whitetails. I used the Uncompahgre Puffy glassing for elk in the early mornings all the way to sitting in a tree stand on chilly Kansas mornings. I was very pleased at the jackets ability to resist the wind and cold temps of my hunts. I also used the jacket in active situations where I expected to perspire. This jacket, along with the First Lite layering system allowed my body to breathe. This jacket definitely made my hunting year more enjoyable and comfortable. Thanks First Lite team. I am excited to hear about the 2017 lineup.
- Daniel on 11/26/2016
Can't Go Without It
5
This isn't your average puffy. Perhaps the most surprising feature of this jacket is its incredible versatility. From a southwest New Mexico archery hunt, to timberline in Colorado, to the windswept antelope country of Wyoming, to the northern edge of B.C., this one of only a few items that I wore almost every single day this season. I used it for early morning glassing, layered under rain gear, as outerwear on chilly days, and around the campfire in the evening. It is lightweight, packable, weather and wind resistant and warm. I can't go anywhere without it!
- RyanM on 11/15/2016
Great jacket
5
This jacket has a great warmth to weight ratio. I generally have this jacket stuffed away in my pack. It is light enough and compresses down small enough that I hardly know that it is in my pack. I generally pull it out when I am sitting down behind the glass trying to find some high country bucks. It is very good at cutting the wind and keeping me warm on those high country wind swept slopes.

I generally wear an XL but I ordered me a size Large. I am 5` 10`` and weight 185. This jacket fits me very well. The shooters cut works great at keeping the sleeve out of the way of the bowstring. The hood is cut in a way that it completely covers my head but does not impede my line of sight when I turn my head. The pockets are positioned in the correct position for functionality. They are deep and roomy which allows me to place items in them and not worry about them falling out.

I am always trying to find ways to lighten my pack load and this jacket has helped me do that. I always try and use items that have more then one use in the backcountry. I use this jacket for a jacket as well as a pillow. When it is in its compression sleeve it is comfortable for midday naps or part of my bivy camp set up.

The one downside I have is the material it is made of can be a little noisy. I have wore this jacket all day while in the elk woods with no problems but I think it is to noisy for a spot and stalk mule deer hunt. With that being said I was able to stalk within shooting range of a couple bedded bucks this past fall. The conditions where right to allow me to do that but I don't think 90% of the time I would have been able to pull it off.

This is a great jacket and well worth your money. I would highly recommend this jacket to anyone.
- Tyler on 11/5/2016
Tough and warm
5
My first initial impression of this coat was that the outer fabric was too thin and wouldn't be durable. I've always work coats that were nylon weaves or Carhartt type material. I couldn't have been more wrong. I've taken it through all kinds of thick Ohio brush, including sticker bushes cedar patches and it's still snag free.

The fit is great too. Not too baggy so it doesn't hang on branches as you walk by.
- Ryan on 10/16/2016
#1 Go to jacket
5
I live in the mountains of western Montana - I fish and hunt year round and this is my #1 go to jacket for all seasons and adventures. It is light and can be stuffed small (perfect for backcountry fish and hunts) but packs a punch when warmth and protection from even the harshest elements is needed.
- JohnS on 9/27/2016
Amazing
5
This product is the coolest thing since sliced bread. Used it during my most recent Colorado DIY archery hunt. Made a great pillow while stored in its pocket and was great to throw on after ascending 2500 feet, being drenched in sweat, and freezing cold from wind. Put it on and within minutes I was comfy cozy and dry. GREAT product!!!
- Smoke on 9/5/2016
Oh so good
5
Ok, so there is one tiny "negative", if you want to call it that. I wear a size Large in 95% of jackets/tops and in this jacket I wear a Medium. (I am 6'3" 185lbs) Now for the superlatives. Perfect design that creates a tailored feeling fit throughout the arms and body. The materials and small features like the soft fabric on the chin area make this thing super cozy. The pockets are in just the right place and are ample size and allow you to stuff the jacket into one of them with the reverse zipper. I wore this for 3 hours in a downpour in thick wet timber in Montana this summer and it kept me warm even once it (eventually) got wet. And the drying started from the inside out very impressively. I will be buying a second oneto use as a ski jacket as soon my current ski coat wears out.
- Josh K on 8/14/2016
A jacket for all
5
I purchased this jacket last year and have been able to use it on many hiking trips and scouting trips since. This jacket comes with me no matter what the weather says its going to do. It is super light, compressible, and easy to pack around there is no reason not to bring it. On warm days it stays in my pack but when the night turns chilly it is my go to layer to add some warmth. If it is too warm to wear the jacket I love to stuff my camp pillow inside the jacket and use it to add a layer of comfort to my pillow. I get excited everytime I use this jacket. I recommend it to anyone who likes comfort when you are in the field!
- Zack on 8/10/2016
best puffy made..
5
I now have two of these. One in Pine and one in Dry Earth. Also have the vest in Fusion. One of these lives in my pack at all times. If it's sunny and warm it goes along anyways. Replaced a Kuiu superdown hoody with this and never looked back. Sized big. Go down one size on this jacket and Vest. Almost bought the Kifaru but I'm just to in love with this jacket to ever think of taking anything else along.
- jp on 8/6/2016
Great layer.
5
I love this puffy coat. It is great all around. I wore it while shed hunting, scouting and hunting for rabbits in the middle of January when it gets down to -20 here in minnesota. I usually wear a chama anf the puffy and an out layer. That is more than enough for me. Love this coat, love first lite products
- Adam h on 8/5/2016
Great top Layer
5
I wore this jacket climbing Mt. whitney in early June and it performed amazing! It kept me very warm and blocked the wind perfectly. It also packs away very easily into its own pouch and is extremely light weight. I wouldn't go outdoors without it!
- Ara on 8/2/2016
Every day coat
5
I use this as my go to coat when it's cold outside. I've got it in black and love it.
- James on 7/29/2016
A must have jacket for any trip
5
This jackets quality is absolutely amazing. I dont go anywhere without it. The jacket provides excellent protection from all different types of weather. I would highly recommend this jacket to anyone looking for a puffy jacket
- Braden on 7/26/2016
Light, Compact, and Warm
5
The Uncompahgre Puffy is now one of my favorite pieces of gear to the test on a scouting trip in the high country with high winds and chill mornings. It super light and compacts into my small front pocket of my pack with ease. I will definitely be packing this jacket all year, summer scouting and winter hunts. It is a little noisy from the material, but I won't be using it for hiking or stalking. It is perfect for those cold sits sitting behind the glass. It blocks the wind really well and I really the way it fits. You are free to move in all directions without feeling your going to rip the armpits like other puffy jackets I've had.
- Keaton on 7/23/2016
Outstanding Product!
5
I started off with this product in Fusion and enjoyed it so much hunting, I ordered one in Pine for personal use. It is a packable, warm outer layer to cut down on wind and light rains. It compliments the First Lite Layering system very well and provides additional concealment with the hood. It's my go to jacket when the temps drop.
- Drew on 7/21/2016
My favorite jacket
5
This is an excellent piece of kit. Insulating properties are on par with all the other high end puffy jackets. The difference is found in the cut of the garment. With the longer tail of the coat and the cut in the arms, you don't have to worry about the jacket riding up when you raise your arms. As a bowhunter, this is important. I have worn this jacket over a 100 days and have used it as an insulating layer in the mountains of Wyoming on elk hunts where it excels while glassing but easily packs away when moving. It is also superb under Stormtight during full downpour duck hunts and while sitting the stand whitetail hunting.
- Scott on 7/20/2016
GO TO JACKET
5
This is my go to jacket. Ultra light, packable, and extremely warm. So light and comfortable you almost forget u have it on. Great product!
- Seth on 7/15/2016
Warm, Light and Breathable
5
Adaptable. The jacket is lightweight yet warm and insulating yet breathable. My puffy goes with me everywhere; treestand, duckblind, mountains...literally anywhere. It's my go to jacket for mid/late-season activities. I hunted with one for several months and promptly bought a solid to wear as an everyday jacket.
- Matthew on 7/6/2016
great product
5
warm and light. always in the boat or pack in case of cold weather. originally had the first version and it developed a weird cut below the shoulder stitching. customer service had me send pics. they immediately mailed another out no problems. this product is a must.
- mlucas on 6/24/2016
Light and Warm!
5
As you scroll down all you can see is 5 star reviews....that is because his jacket is spectacular. Really light jacket for packing in your pack, and warm for when you sit for lunch or glass in the field. The most innovative thing about the jacket is the drawstring system. While at first it took me a second to figure it out, you pull one side of the string and it draws it tight right around your hat, Its brilliant!
- Rusty on 5/14/2016
Awesome Jacket
5
I one two of these jackets, one in Pine for hunting and Black one for everyday wear. This jacket is super light and packable. I wore it in temperatures below freezing while whitetail hunting last season layered with the Chama hoody and I was perfectly warm. My black version is my everyday jacket during the winter.
- Eric on 5/11/2016
Warm, Silent ,Comfort
5
Again, a great product. Went to the field shortly after purchase calling predators on a cold winter day. I lay up under a fencerow on the frozen ground and was just as warm when I stood up after 30 minutes on my first set. Thanks again Firstlite. Oh, the Firstlite base layers probably helped, but this will be my mid to late season jacket.
- Ryan on 5/10/2016
Versatile
5
This is one of my favorite jackets. It packs down small and provides a lot of warmth. I pulled this out of my pack at the end of each day back at camp to stay warm once the sun dropped behind the ridge. It also packs into a nice pillow at night.
I am seriously thinking about getting a Dry Earth one for my everyday/running around winter jacket.
- Jerud on 5/10/2016
Feather light
I love this jacket. I can wear it in the morning or pack it if I have a long walk. The jacket packs up into it's own pocket. The jacket is warm and repels water. This jacket also breathes very well. The shooters cut never interferes with my shooting which is a giant plus. The jacket does make some noise but it hasn't bother the deer I have taken at 10 yards.
- Adam on 5/4/2016
Versatility
5
If I had to describe this product in one word, it would be versatility. It is warm, lightweight, an excellent wind breaker, has a fantastic DWR coating, AND stuffs down into its own pocket, which can be used as a pillow for those backcountry adventures! For sure one of my favorite pieces in the line.
- DialedInHunter on 5/3/2016
The Most Epic Peice in My Arsenal
5
I dont even know where to begin with this puffy but I guess I will start with how lightweight/packable it is.When all folded up it fits into its own pocket and is small enough to fit into some of the cargo pockets on my pants and its so light I barley even know it is there. I realize most wont carry a jacket in their pocket but I explain it like that because when it comes to packing into the back country weight and space are crucial elements. Given that description you might think this would be a jacket solely used for a cool evening (which it cab be) but I have spent countless hours posted up glassing on mountain tops in Arizona. In January the temps and the windchill there easily get in the single digits in the am and with only my chama and llano underneath this thing keeps the wind and cold out so well you would think it was some kind of body heated suit. Like I said before I also use the puffy on a daily basis just to take the dog on a walk when its cool out and I am never too hot. It is like this thing is in tune with your body to keep it at the right temp. This jacket is just an all around great product and I will be buying another in black pretty soon just wear out around town.
- Charles on 4/17/2016
Must Have Garment
5
No matter what I'm going to be doing, if I'm headed outside, I grab this jacket. I wear it for everything from chasing elk in September to treestand hunting whitetails in December to gusty spring days fly fishing and everything in between. It keeps you warm while sitting still but breathes well enough that you won't be peeling off everytime you start moving. Combine that with exceptional fit and comfort as well as resistance to wind and water and you've got the most versatile piece of clothing you could ask for. Highly recommended!
- Eric on 4/10/2016
Great jacket, just didn't wear good
5
I started out thinking that this was the best jacket I ever bought. Light weight, warn even under extreme cold conditions. But as time went on, anywhere that was scratched by branches started to come apart. Wish the material held up better.
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- Montana on 4/9/2016
Some like it HOT
5
I love this jacket... It is insanely warm, especially given how light and compact-able it is. It is much warmer than I initially gave it credit for. I gave it 4 stars because the outer fabric is a little noisy and it is delicate. When I say noisy, I don't mean hard shell goretex noisy. About the only place I wouldn't wear this jacket would be a treestand on whitetail. I bet if you layered something soft on top of this in a treestand like a fleece or the Labrador, it would be silent. The outer shell is delicate by my standards. I have caught it on a few small branches and it made some very small tears in the fabric - not big mind you - but enough that I am conscious of protecting the jacket, and I don't like to worry about protecting my gear. This jacket wouldn't survive a belly crawl or low crawl on a stalk.
- John on 4/9/2016
LEIGHTWEIGHT
5
I've had this jacket since it was released. It is noisy but, it really wasn't designed for being quiet. With that said I have been successful with this jacket tree stand hunting whitetails (20 yards and closer). You just need to be aware of the noise level and move accordingly. I do a lot if pubic land hunting for whitetails in the mid-west, and I appreciate how lightweight and packable it is, and that's with only hiking 2-3 miles on average. So, for a western hunter this would be a MUST have insulation piece. I had some issues with my zipper, and First Lite was great to deal with. Customer Service is second to none.
- N. Hedrick on 4/9/2016
don't leave home without it
5
I bought this to wear for coyote sets on the windy plains. I seem to wear it everywhere. Weekends in Keystone. Elk hunting in the Rockies. I pack it up and use it as a pillow during warm weather camping months.
- Sean on 4/8/2016
Just plain amazing
5
I've tried a lot of different brands, materials, and patterns of outerwear for both work (military) and hunting. Without a doubt the Uncompahgre Puffy is the best jacket I have ever worn! Its light weight, packs down small, keeps you warm, and is quiet and comfortable. I used it for a Wyoming hunt in the Wind River range and it never once let me down. I love it so much Im considering getting one in solid color for everyday wear! Thanks First Lite for the amazing clothing!
- Dan on 4/8/2016
Light, versatile layer that everyone should have in their pack
5
The Uncompahghre Puffy is my favorite piece of First Lite gear. Like all First Lite products, this jacket is versatile, well-designed and it works well in the field. Its my go to piece and stays in the pack all season long. I hunt big woods deer in the remote Adirondack Mountains in the Northeast. The puffy isn't just for elk or mule deer hunting in the Rockies. Put it on after a long hike into the back country, and you'll stay warm. Layer over a Boundary Storm Tight jacket on top of it, and a llano/hooded chama underneath, and its a reliable, light, warm system. Hands down the best hunting gear I've found to date.
- Todd Waldron - NY Adirondacks on 4/7/2016
If you are looking for a light, warm, quiet, water resistant puffy, this is it.
5
Uncompahgre Peak is the sixth highest summit of the Rocky Mountains of North America and the U.S. state of Colorado.

This was the last week of November in Salmon Id. I looked out the window at the snow and the temp on the thermometer showed -12°F. I had my moisture wicking synthetic t shirt on, my First Lite Chama merino wool base layer top, my 800 fill down vest, my wool stocking hat and my Uncompahgre puffy over the top of everything.

I traded my big puffy for this smaller less bulky one. Compared to my other puffy this one is pretty light, 19oz for a large, small is around 14oz. I had my worries if it would keep me warm though. I walked outside, hopped in my pickup, and started it up. I was still warm. I still had my big down puffy jacket if I needed it, but I was plenty warm. The temp crawled up to -5°F that day, and I found myself shedding my vest and wearing just my base layers and the unpronounceable puffy from First Lite.

First Lite uses the European design in making layered clothing. Layers should fit over other layers. If you wear a medium, order everything in medium. If you normally wear large order everything in large etc. Starting from the base layer, each layer is cut a little larger than the next, so you just order one size. Their products seem to be a little generous in their cut. Drawstrings at the bottom hem, allow you to adjust the fit.

I have worn this jacket over 50 days so far and I took it to Guam with me for two weeks in February. I have not used this puffy in a downpour. That being said I was dry Nov-Dec while wearing it during wet and dry snow falls and did not get soaked through.

I would like to see zippered arm pit vents added to help decrease moisture build up, because If you are not careful you can sweat fairly easily in this puffy. As light and thin as it is, I was worried about durability. After 40 plus days of archery and black powder hunting, there is no wear or tear visible on this puffy.

This jacket is comfortable, soft, quiet, durable and usable. Designers placed the deep zippered pocket openings higher than usual, making them easier to reach into while wearing a backpack. As is with most lightweight jackets these days, the puffy fits into one of the pockets and becomes a flat pillow. On my 23 hours of travel to Guam, I used this as a lumbar support and pillow.

One other thing I like about this jacket is it has a hood that lies flat when not using while wearing the jacket. Large hoods can be annoying but the cut of this hood, allows for it to flatten out well alleviating that issue.

This jacket could replace more than just a "puffy" jacket layer. I think it can share different roles when it comes to the insulation/outwear layer.

First Lite’s staff are friendly and helpful, and the company helped me purchase three of these jackets for our Wounded Warrior archery elk hunt which was put on for us through Idaho N Heroes Outdoors.
- Patch on 4/1/2016
My go to jacket
5
Love this thing! Super comfy for long glassing sessions. The hood closes up tight if it gets windy out. Stuff the whole thing into its own pocket and you got a perfect pillow for backcountry camping. Buy it.
- Fred Bohm on 3/23/2016
Favorite Jacket
5
I love this jacket, i wear it every where. My wife made me buy one in black because my dry earth is so dirty from hunting she was embarrassed to go out with me. My only complaint about the new one is the hem drawstrings are in the pockets, which leaves the front loose and a bundle of string in your pocket. I prefer the old design much better.
- Nick on 1/25/2016
Unbelievably Light & Warm
5
I wore this jacket hunting for the first time this weekend and couldn't be more impressed. It's so light weight and has great range of motion. I layered it with llano QZ and Chama hoodie and it was perfect in 35 degrees with a constant 15 mph wind. It did an awesome job blocking the wind. I was a little worried about how it would hold up in the brush but went through a few sticker patches and came out clean. I will be buying another in dry earth for my everyday coat.
- Mike McKinney on 1/25/2016
Great product
5
I couldn't believe how light this jacket was. I have used it on a sit overlooking a clear cut for whitetail in 26 degree weather. Was very warm with nothing but long sleeve tee shirt and the uncompahgre puffy on. Just can't say enough how warm it is.
- The Gritty man on 1/23/2016
Shootability
5
I got this jacket, as well as a puffy jacket from Kifaru. I intended to use these for Elk hunting. Both of these jackets are great quality. The Kifaru is noticeably warmer, but more bulky. I like the removable hood feature in the Kifaru, but I always seem to grab my Uncompahgre. You will get sweaty if you are very active unless it is below zero, but you stay pretty warm. For me, the best feature is the cut of the jacket and sleeves. It stays out of the way of my bowstring. I even practice shooting outside wearing this. All of these jackets are pretty noisy for treestand hunting at close range on a quiet day, but this is better than most. I would only wear it on a windy day, even as an underlayer. But then again, that is when you are more likely to need it. Inplam on using it for spot and stalk javelina hunting this winter. Great product.
- pdk25 on 1/15/2016
Awesome!!!
5
I was hesitant about the price, but went ahead and pulled the trigger anyway. Glad I did. This jacket does it all without the bulk and without the need of a ton of layers underneath like I'm used to doing. Definitely a First Lite believer!! Have several pieces now and plan on getting more. If you are concerned about cost like I was, don't be it's worth every penny.
- Blake on 1/11/2016
Warmth to weight ratio
5
This thing is amazing, it's great to throw on during a glassing session in the early season. I've been wearing it as my all around jacket, not just good for the field. It is so light and so warm i couldn't see going to the field with out it. It just stuff into its own pocket so you don't have to worry about losing its stuff sack, weighs practically nothing. It'll even double as a nice little pillow in the tent. great product, I might get a black one for work.
- Anthony on 10/28/2015
Hunt, Ski, whatever you want
5
Absolutely love this jacket. From Late Season Bow Hunting Mississippi, Elk hunting Colorado, and especially skiing Switzerland and Austria, this jacket can do it all. Go ahead and pull the trigger, you won't regret it.
- AlpsHunter on 9/8/2015
my favorite piece of first lite gear
5
This is my favorite piece of First Lite gear! I own way too much of this stuff, and love it all, but this is the one piece that I grab the most. This jacket is just the right amount of warm and comfortable - especially when you pair it with the base layers. It is not heavy and during windy November mornings deer hunting it cuts the breeze and keeps you warm. I've worn this thing deer hunting in November, mule deer hunting in late November in Montana, and just taking out the trash in January - it's a must have.
- ky hunter on 9/3/2015
Clutch!
5
Really like my puffy jacket. Very versatile, packs into its own pocket easily, doubles as a camp pillow when I'm in my mummy bag.
Layered with my Llano and boundary stormtight I was windproof waterproof and warm.
Great for those ealy morning quad busting hikes up the ridgeline, great while glassing for spring bears, or tossing some #20 Adams to monster browns on the Big Hole.
Going to buy one for my wife if I can find a size to fit her!
- Jake C on 8/20/2015
Really Impressed!
5
Bought this Puffy in Dry Earth before last season and was really impressed. It is so comfortable that I wear it literally everywhere, hunting ot not. I wish I could afford to buy one of each pattern. The only con is the durability of the outer fabric. Thorn bush tore open my sleeve on a stalk (guess it was my fault for not taking it off prior). Other than that I would recommend this product for anyone, anywhere. A little noisy for a treestand but too comfortable and versitile not to buy. I pack it on every hunt regardless! First Lite, I would love to see a new puffy in Pine!!!
- Kevin on 2/2/2015
Unbelievable
5
Great jacket! Just got it, wore it to the shooting range today. It was 32 degrees with a 20-25 mph wind. Had only a t-shirt on underneath, never did I feel a bit of cold or breeze through this jacket! Unreal! Can't wait to use it this week coyote hunting. With the first lite base layers, I feel it would keep me warm down to 0 degrees easily!! Great fit, light, warm. Hands down, best jacket I've ever paid for!
- Kev on 1/23/2015
The hardest First Lite piece to pronounce and spell.
5
If you are not a native of CO, then good luck consistently spelling or saying this thing correctly. Diction aside, this coat is amazing. I wore mine on my recent elk hunt in the flat tops and it worked great at 11,000 feet down to 7,000 feet. I've worn it on every hunt here in TX and in NC since. I just bought my wife one. She hates spending money, so you know something is good if she'll agree to buy it.

My only 'complaint' is that I have to be careful zipping the jacket because the material likes to get caught in the zipper. The jacket's warm the weight ratio is extremely impressive and the thing breaks the wind like a brick wall.
- Chad on 1/19/2015
The perfect puffy
5
I was a bit hesitant to order this because it didn't have pit zips, and I get really hot and sweaty, even in cold weather... but I must say that it doesn't seem to matter. I wore this in Montana during the last two October archery elk hunts, and I have nothing but good to say about it. It breaths enough that I don't get too hot, but keeps me really warm and comfortable when sitting. It makes a great camp pillow at night too. I may have to order another in the solid color just to wear everyday. Keep up the good work.
- Paul L on 1/6/2015
Great Layer
5
Wore this in 18 degrees morning in PA for 2 hours sitting on stump. No bulk, so light. First Lite has won my business I have the whole system now it can't be beat!!!
- Joshua on 1/5/2015
The best
5
This jacket is my go to outerwear piece. Wish I knew about this piece years ago. You will not get cold in this coat. I can't believe how well it works. Put away many heavy outfitter clothes from the past. Superb
- Moose on 12/27/2014
Buy it!
5
It's not everyday that I sit and rave about clothes of all things but the first time I wore this was on a predator control hunt on our quads in 28 degree and windy weather. I couldn't believe how warm I stayed. I brought more clothes because because I knew it was going to be cold riding all day but they never left my pack. I layered a Chama and Labrador under it and figured I would be under dressed for the conditions but . Wind just sheds off of this coat like I can't believe and I was really comfortable all day.

What I also love is how compressible and light this jacket is. It will definitely be part of my pack during late season Elk as well as Coyote and Cat hunts.

This thing is so light and so comfortable I still can't believe how warm I stayed and lets just finish by saying it looks good too. I would recommend this jacket to anybody, I really love this thing.
- MF on 12/22/2014
far exceeded my expectations
5
Wore this on an 8 day Ibex hunt in Kyrgyzstan late Oct very cold, high altitude hunt, this was the one layer I always had on, lightweight, wild was no problem, layered with a storm light when it got really cold. Took a competitor's "super down", that stayed in camp. The Uncompahgre Puffy was much better in every way.
- Johnw on 11/29/2014
GLASSING JACKET/PILLOW
5
THIS JACKET IS ONE OF MY GO TO PIECES OUT OF MY MULTI-BRAND ARSENAL OF "HUNTING CLOTHES". I WEAR IT MOST OFTEN AFTER GETTING TO MY GLASSING SPOTS AFTER WORKING UP A SWEAT UP THE MOUNTAIN. IT BREATHES AND KEEP ME WARM AS MY BODY TEMP DROPS FROM THE HIKE UP. ALSO LOVE THE TAPERED SLEEVES FOR BOWHUNTING THAT ANY OTHER HIGH DOLLAR PUFFY WILL NOT FEATURE. WHILE HUNTING IN MONTANA I KEEP IT STRAPPED TO MY PACK FROM BOW SEASON TO LATE SEASON.
- COLTER on 11/26/2014
Incredible
5
I used the Uncompahgre Puffy on my late archery hunt this November and was extremely happy with its performance. It did well from cold early morning glassing to late afternoon sleet with 15 mph to 20 mph winds. The DWR coating did the trick and I remained dry and warm no matter the situation. The Puffy was so warm that I had a hard time hiking with it on, so I left it off during more extensive activity. The Puffy is light and had condense down into its own pocket when needed. I would highly recommend the Puffy as a solid piece of outer wear on your next hunting trip.
- Hunter/Biologist on 11/17/2014
Light and Toasty warm!
5
This jacket is the best thing I've ever worn! Super lightweight and packable! It's perfect for glassing when it's brisk out, and with proper layering underneath it can be extremely warm! I use this while guiding day in and day out when it's chilly. Very comfortable and the fit is perfect!
- Keenan Magoon on 10/28/2014
Great Jacket for early season
Really light weight and I could stuff it in my day pack and it wouldn't take up much space at all which is great. I just thought it would be warmer from the description. I run pretty warm in general... hike in with only a llano top in 24 degree mornings this past week and would be fine, as soon as I'd stop I layered up with a Chama and then the puffy. Had light winds come through and would feel it, I ended up praying for the sun to rise as soon as possible during my mid October Colorado hunt. Thought this puffy would top off the two wool layers well but in the end Im a bit disappointed in that I don't feel like it broke the wind or would keep in my body heat when I wasn't moving.

If I hiked at all in it though I'd be toasty as all heck. So in the end Im still trying to figure out a good layering combo with First Lite gear.
- Jarrod on 10/22/2014
not to dry clean it
not to dry clean it and it can be washed on the cold, genlte cycle with no bleach and dry it on lowit'll vary depending on what its made of (mine is nylon outside and polyester inside) so checking the tag would be your best bet, hopefully you still have it!good luck =)
- Open on 9/16/2014
Great for the hike.
I took this hunting last fall/winter.... GREAT for walking around when temps are cold.... but when i had to do a little stand hunting in the tree and temps got in the 30's I started to get a bit cold even with the layers I had on.... But when temps were in the mid 40's it was perfect in the stand.... I think its best for stalking and high terrain hikes while looking for those elk /or/ for those real cool (not freezing cold) mornings in the stand so long as you know temps are going to stay in the 40's and 50's.... glad Firstlite came up with a better stand jacket.... can't wait to try it!!!
Also note: it was snowing with some light drizzle and the jacket did great!!! Never seemed to get wet.
- chris on 8/24/2014
Best Jacket Ive ever used.
I dont write reviews. Ever. This is the one product I am compelled to write about. I dont care if its for hunting or just casual wear, this is by far the best jacket ive ever used. Very comfortable and warm for its size. The fact that it compresses down and can be stored in a small space makes it a no brainer to carry this in your pack no matter what. Love it.
- Silk on 8/5/2014
Great warmth and comfort
Great for late season waterfowl hunts and also for those cold windy days while scouting for spring black tail. This is an essential product that I take every time I go on a hunt.
- Clayton on 7/30/2014
By far my go to Jacket
This jacket is simply put, awesome! I guide in the fall in the Central Idaho Mountains. Have tried a lot of the high end jackets, but this one is my favorite. This is the first one that cuts the wind when I'm glassing on the ridges. It's LITE and doesn't weigh you down when you're hiking. Takes the chill off too. I especially like the fact that it stuffs into it's own pocket and you can throw in the pack with no noticeable weight gain. A lot of the clients ask me what I'm wearing. Not much of a camo guy, but ASAT with First Lite is the first camo I wear.

They are also just right for a jacket for a night on the town. Always getting people asking what I'm wearing. Great product, thumbs up First Lite!

- Du on 7/14/2014
Best jacket around
I used my jacket for a a spring bear hunt near Carey, ID. It worked awesome especially when it snowed about 6 inches on us. Keep me dry and warm, perfect jacket!
- Tyler on 7/11/2014
Best all around jacket money can buy!!
This jacket fits very nice with the shooter sleeves. Works great for all hunting seasons! Thanks First Lite for bringing such great products designed by hunters for hunters!
- JT5280FF on 6/20/2014
Great jacket but...
I love the size, feel and packability of this jacket except the one thing I found was that it didn't cut the wind like I had hoped it would. On those cold windy mornings with this on sitting on the ridge tops I could feel just enough wind through mine to give me a chill with my merino llano and llano qz underneath. Maybe it is just me or my jacket but I am still very happy with it!
- Kenny Black on 6/19/2014
WIND PROOF
I own two of these jackets. One for civilian wear and one for hunting. The civilian one I wore all winter in Phoenix, and i work at night and performed beyond belief, with just a t-shirt underneath. My hunting one was tested a bunch during this past turkey season, with 30 degree temps and 50 mph winds. We had a late snow storm and this jacket will do it !!!
- HARDCORE on 6/19/2014
Amazing jacket
I am a bit on the skinny challenged side of life. My constant problem while hunting is hiking and sweating like crazy and trying to sty warm. While hiking with cheaper, lesser jackets I would sweat like crazy then get to where I wanted to be and then was freezing while sitting. Last Oct was my first cold weather hunt with this jacket. We woke up to -5 wind chill while elk hunting. I had on the llano QZ and Llano short sleaze under this jacket and that was it. It wicked away the sweat better than anything I've come across. This was huge for me. I was able to hike all day and then sit on ridge tops and glass and not get the usual frozen feeling while my sweat was freezing to me. IMO you can't go wrong with the merino base system and the cocona outerwear.
- Joey C on 6/18/2014
Great puffy that just flat rocks!
I've worn this jacket on a few late season elk hunts and a bighorn sheep hunt. While wearing this jacket I've been snowed and rained on in below freezing weather. Jacket has kept me warm and dry. I liked it so much bought a second one for my son.
- JasonWI on 6/18/2014
BADICAL
Not only is this jacket cool as hell to wear to the club but its awesome hunting too! :) Its super duper lightweight and compresses into its own self-containment pouch to the size of a sandwich! I carry it everywhere because its awesome for camp, glassing and when temps drop.

Not highly waterproof so be sure to layer it with the Stormtight shell when things get hairy.
- ZAC GRIFFITH on 6/18/2014
So warm and packable.
Great product. Very lightweight and warm. Packs down super small so won't fill up your pack on the home in. I have used it in the sierras hunting Muleys as well as Midwest whitetails.
Keeps me super warm even below freezing in a treestand. Not super quite but not that loud. Just a warning for the treestand guys . Another great throughout product by firstlite.
- TZ on 6/18/2014
Great Puffy
This is an awesome piece of gear and fills a great niche in my hunting gear. The jacket is remarkably water-resistant and packs to a nice size. My only beef is that for the size, I feel it could be a tad warmer. It's not a "cold" jacket by any means but for the size and weight, I would like it a few degrees warmer but I would buy again in a heartbeat.
- Lewis on 6/18/2014
Does it all
I bought the puffy in dry earth to make sure I was going to like it for hunting, thinking if I didn't it would still be a nice jacket for everyday use.......now I will be buying one in ASAT! I love this thing , light weight, comfy and can be used in any situation. I have fish in a float tube in 30 degree weather, hiked in the rain, shopped in the city...... Anything you can think of this will do it and do it well
- Jb79 on 6/18/2014
Very warm jacket
Last season I really enjoyed using this jacket. I wore it for some late season bow hunts and found the shooters cut to do a great job at not restricting my ability to draw the bow and also had no interference with the sting at the time of the shot. Packing in the jacket was a piece of cake with is folded into it's own pocket. It took up minimal room leaving plenty of space for other gear.
- Kentucky Whitetail Farms on 6/18/2014
Amazing Value!!!!!
This may not be the light weight of the puffy world, but you will not find a more proper fit, durable, water resistant and packable puffy out there! I recommend this puffy to everyone.
- Dotman on 6/18/2014
Best puffy
Bought this last winter and I love it for a solid top layer when it's cold windy and dry. Only problem is I have 2 girls that love it too. The only thing hard to get used to is the cords to cinch the hood down but after i figured them out they work really slick and don't get hung up on stuff.
- John on 6/18/2014
My new favorite jacket
Light, warm, sheds water surprisingly well and a great cut make this the perfect jacket for the mountains, stand or around town.
- Browtine on 6/18/2014
Cherry On Top
The Uncompahgre Puffy Jacket is the key essential or "the cherry on top" to the First Lite layering system. The jacket is light,warm and very compact when not in use. I have used the puffy on hunts from the desert country of The Gila National Forest in New Mexico to the high alpine peaks of Utah and have failed to find a hunt where this jacket hasn't been a go to piece.....
- Caseylavere on 6/18/2014
The Cherry On Top
The Uncompahgre Puffy Jacket is the key essential "cherry on top" of the First Lite layering system. The jacket is light,warm and super compact while not in use. I have used the Uncompahgre on hunts from the Gila National forest in New Mexico to the high alpine peaks in Idaho and have failed to find a hunt where it wasn't one of my go to pieces!!
- caseylavere on 6/18/2014
Go to Jacket!
From it's packability to it's warmth when you need it most, this jacket does it all. Not too heavy, incredibly durable for most any conditon and unlike down, it's Cocona technology allows some serious leeway when the weather turns.
- Nick Muche on 6/17/2014
Surprisingly Warm
I was skeptical about this jacket....it is just so light.
My testimony was a blizzard day last Feb on a Pheasant hunt in Green River WY.
We should have turned around in UT it was snowing and blowing so hard.
The sun was out in Green River but the wind was still ripp`n. Temp 12
I wore my Chama Hoody , my Springer vest and the Puffy for a jacket...... I had other clothes in the truck....but decided to try this set up for the light weight.
I couldnt believe how warm i stayed !!!!!!!!!!
The Puffy was incredible.... combined with the Chama and the Springer..... the Puffy was the only Jacket I needed all day......
Awesome jacket .....
- All In on 5/28/2014
awesome layering garment
The uncompahgre is a great layering item. It's incredibly warm for how light weight it is. Very comfortable with great warmth without the bulk.
- bigbuckhunter33 on 5/27/2014
Ultimate hunting-backpacking jacket
This jacket is simply perfect! It packs into its own pocket, making the perfect size camp pillow, then lofts nicely to keep you warm and dry when needed! It is a staple in my backpack, ultra light and I cannot rate it highly enough! Warm, dry, excellent warmth to weight ratio and my camp pillow all in one. A home run in the mountains!
- Mtbowhunter on 5/27/2014
Warm and light
I carry the puffy in my pack during the rifle seasons in Idaho. I like that its light, compact and warm. Great for wearing while glassing in the cold or when sitting down for a bite.

On a side note. Its so light and easy to carry I bring it in the boat.
- SVOutfitters on 5/27/2014
Best Puffy
Great warmth to weight ratio. Very nice cut. Layers very good under the boundary stormtight.
- Gander on 5/27/2014