Puffy Jackets

matty_p51

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Hey guys in your experience what is a warmer jacket the first lite uncompahgre puffy or the Sitka Kelvin Lite hoody? Thanks

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mtfallon

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I love the Kelvin Lite but don't have any experience with the Firstlite. I will say that the Kelvin Lite is great for late Sept/Oct for evenings and glassing but wouldn't be my choice for real late season unless you had decent layers. It's a great balance of being lightweight/warmth but I might want something warmer if I was glassing in late Nov/Dec etc.
 

Marshmstr

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I have a first lite and kuiu synthetic puffy and I find the kuiu is warmer....no experience with Sitka


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dotman

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Kifaru is warmer then the FL, I didn't find the FL to wow me, not sure on the Sitka.
 

JLH208

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I own both, with just the jacket and nothing else the FL seems a bit warmer. However, it does not layer as well for me as the Sitka. In December I was wearing a Sitka merino base, the Sitka kelvin, Sitka Jetstream vest and 90% soft shell over top and stayed warm and was still able to shoot my bow. I run one size smaller in FL than I do Sitka


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discopotato

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Since the puffy goes under the shell why not look at a patagonia, sierra designs, eddie bauer, etc... I can pretty much guarantee you that you will get a better jacket for your money with an outdoors brand.
 

Brightwhite

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I have both and would say they are about equal to me. I grab my kelvin light hoody more than the FL most of the time.
 
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matty_p51

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Thanks guys keep the input coming

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geriggs

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i have both but my sitka lite is the non hooded version. i think they are pretty close in warmth but I believe the FL is a little more wind resistant. I love the FL by itself but its easier to layer with the Kelvin lite.
 
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