First Lite UNCOMPAHGRE Puffy Jacket Review

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First Lite UNCOMPAHGRE Puffy Jacket Review


Basic Description of Item:
The problem solver for cold weather or low activity pursuit. The Uncompahgre Puffy Jacket is the insulating component of the First Lite Layering Kit. Built around Cocona’s Active Particle Technology, the Uncompahgre’s liner and insulation actively transport moisture from the inside and pushes it to the outside. Combine that with a body mapped insulation pattern providing warmth where it is needed and you have the ultimate insulation layer whether you’re sitting at 10,000 or 20 feet.

Just the Facts:
Lightweight, warm and extremely compressible
DWR exterior repels snow/rain and blocks wind
Stays warm whether dry or wet
Exclusive Cocona fabric uses Active Particle Technology
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


Story:
I have been a big fan of First Lite for several years now. I love merino wool and try to have at least one full layer of it from my feet to my head. It’s amazing fabric and they are the best in the business with it. So, I was not surprised by how refined this jacket was.

It has been a bitter cold winter here in Western Colorado, but I never let it stop me from getting out. Thanks to this jacket It has been a pleasure to walk out the back door and shoot arrows at day light or hike hours making numerous sets for coyotes. The bitter cold has not been a factor even with my crappy circulation.

The Umcomphagre Puffy has these awesome cuffs around both wrist and in the neck that stops any wind from creeping in. The hoodie zips up high with a zipper pocket on the outside that makes it very comfortable fully closed. This makes a great face cover and won’t let a trace of wind in. The bottom skirt has a elastic pull for making a airtight seal around the entire jacket.

I also really like the high side pockets. They designed them so you have full access even while wearing a backpack. The pockets are huge and you can stuff a ton of essentials in them for quick access. All the zippers are water tight and easy to open/close. The shell is DWR and shed snow very nicely while sitting on numerous sets. The jacket is fairly quite while walking around but becomes noisy while crawling through brush. I threw a thin cotton snow camo poncho over the top of this and the noise was never an issue again.

The Uncomphagre Puffy is another quality product from First Lite. They are producing some the the very best gear in the hunting community. They often think of all the little details you and I wish for. This jacket is a great choice for your insulation layer and thanks to it’s shell can be worn on the outside with no worries.


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