Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)

$179.95 $169.95

Our premier insulation jacket and answer to late season hunts, the Tailwind keeps you warmer and more comfortable in the field. The Tailwind Puffy utilizes a 42g Toray rip-stop shell for high durability and a lofty 133g Primaloft synthetic insulation for high warmth and packability. Whether you are a midwest stand hunter or a western ground-pounder, the Tailwind is an essential piece of outdoor gear.

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Product Description

Tailwind Puffy Jacket
The Tailwind combines a 42g polyester ripstop outer with a lofty 133g Primaloft Gold insulation to create a lightweight, warm and packable shell. The sleeves of the Tailwind have Primaloft Gold 100g Insulation to reduce bulk. The Tailwind can be worn alone or paired with the Phantom for additional warmth. We consider the Tailwind to be a technical outerwear garment that can be used in a multitude of environments. The Tailwind is a great addition to any hunters arsenal and can be easily tossed into a pack due to its high compressibility. Stay warmer, hunt longer.

Primaloft Gold is regarded as a top tier synthetic insulation. Before you buy a garment, it is important to understand that not all insulations are created equal. Take a look at our blog post.
Primaloft Gold Post

42g Polyester Rip Stop Shell
Primaloft Gold 133g Insulation (Body)
Primaloft Gold 100g Insulation (Sleeves)
Very high warmth to weight ratio
YKK Coil Conceal Zippers

100% Hand stitched in the USA

Additional information


Medium, Large, X-Large




  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Andrew Shughart

    Love this jacket. It is the perfect warmth to weight ratio. It packs down small (into its own hood) so you can throw it in your pack for the walk and them put it on once you stop. I love the camo pattern and the body mapped insulation and cut of the fabric is a nice touch. I highly recommend this jacket. I wore it all through the end of our archery and rifle seasons in PA and it is now a piece I won’t be without.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jacob Clark (verified owner)

    Quiet for a puffy, super light, really like the zipper and hood. Also like the length, comes down below the belt line. Got it on sale probably one of my best hunting clothes purchases! Stands up to 8mph wind, 15 gets to be a bit much without something else on over it. Wish they made this same thing as a pant!!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    nicholas (verified owner)

    The design of this jacket is what I love most. As a bow hunter hunting late season in Minnesota; as the temperature drops, the layers increase along with the risk of string slap. I found that in this jacket I didn’t have to alter my mechanics in order to hunt cold weather. I am able to pack this jacket into a small compression pocket that fits into a fanny pack or back pack. The zippers are super quiet and smooth which makes it easy when putting it on in the stand. The added feature of the extended lower back is a nice feature as it keeps wind from shooting up your back when sitting in a stand.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Patrick (verified owner)

    I was looking for a good insulator that I could pack in and then put on after the hike and climbing up in the stand. This puffy jacket rolls up tight, packs up into its own hood and fits perfectly in one of the smaller pockets in my pack. It provides really good warmth especially for being so lightweight.
    Depending on the temperature I usually wear a merino base layer and a shell with a wind-stopper and stay very comfortable. Even in warmer months I have pulled it out for the crisp mornings.
    I can’t wait for the Thlete shell to come out, this camo pattern does a great job breaking up the human outline.

    No more catching my string on my old thick parka jacket, or getting all sweated up on the walk in!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5


    I wore this sitting on a ridge top with 10-15 mph winds in 25 degree weather and this kept me nice and toasty. With temperatures dipping into the single digits next week I won’t be leaving home without this jacket.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dan (verified owner)

    I bow hunt in MN and when late season comes around I usually can’t last that long in my stand. I never really had a good insulation layer besides a heavy fleece vest, which works only so well. I did a lot research and decided on the tailwind puffy. I received it super fast after ordering and was impressed after un-boxing…so was my wife! I ordered the large, which fit me well at around 6ft tall and the 200 lbs range. The puffy is very light, super soft and is not overly bulky. Range of motion is great and non-restrictive when drawing a bow as well. In the field I have currently been wearing this paired with the Basecamp merino crew and then my outer shell. With this setup I have minimal bulk and I stay warm even in the wind and when the temps are in the single digits. Now if I could just keep my fingers and toes warm. I am so impressed with this piece and the warmth that I really like wearing it around town and into the office as an outer layer too.

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