An outdoor jacket needs to be as light and breathable as possible, even campfire-proof ones. We worked with fabric manufacturers to develop a lightweight laminated Nomex® fabric that is fire resistant and waterproof. Nomex® is a naturally fire resistant fiber that is used on everything from the Mars Rover to Flight Suits, from firefighting gear to industrial apparel that is now making its way to the outdoor industry. Finally a jacket that won't melt around the campfire!
Fire-Resistant - Enjoy a bonfire with friends and be the only one not freaking out about those little stray sparks or fire embers ruining your nice puffy jacket.
Tear-Proof - No longer will briars, your dogs claws or random sharp edges tear your nice puffy. This jacket is practically indestructible.
Windproof - With our panel design instead of a baffle design your Campfire Puffy will both retain more heat to keep you warm and prevent the cold air from getting inside.
Waterproof - No one likes getting caught in the rain but when you can't prevent it the rain will simply bead up on the exterior keeping you as dry as your dad's humor.
What Customers Are Saying
"It cuts the wind, it stops the rain, I can play in the fire and I'm not worried about it"Chattanooga, TN
"It's incognito. Basically, you could be wearing any brand and nobody knows what brand it is!"Chattanooga, TN
I have to say I’m super impressed. The jacket is comfy and flexible while still being warm, water proof and won’t melt by the fire. This is my new every day jacket. Only thing is make sure to pay attention to the size charts. They run a little smaller than the normal sizes so you might need to get the next size up from your usual.
Got this (a black one) off Kickstarter so expected a degree of “first version” refinement would be required and I would be using this as just a scrubbing about with the kids coat.
I’ve been very pleasantly surprised as it is very lightweight, smart (it looks like a matte fine weave cordura), warm and comfortable.
Lots of handy pockets (just discovered another) with handy and non-scratchy zips.
The only refinements I would suggest for the v2 would be a main zip with slightly larger teeth, so it is easier to put on with gloves in the dark (as discovered at village scouts bonfire night) and for the two front napoleon pockets to have slightly different tabs on the zip pulls. More than once I’ve opened one of these zips when trying unzip the main front zip.
AND YOU'D BE RIGHT. This jacket is nothing short of excellent. I guess I've never experienced real waterproofing before because this jacket is really changing my life. I'm a photographer and have purchased so many jackets claiming to be water and wind proof that just don't live up to my standards. Rain and wind can't stop this photographer now!!
WOW! Thanks for that amazing review! Sounds like you've found your new go-to jacket!
Glad we could support your photography!
I think the Campfire Puffy is as close to a perfect jacket as I’ve ever found. I am a helicopter pilot and always wear Nomex when I can for fire protection, but cold weather fire resistant clothes are a bit of a challenge. This jacket nails what I’m looking for - it’s definitely windproof, it’s very warm, and it’s waterproof. I’ve worn it working in a northwest fall/winter and it’s perfect as a stand-alone layer down to freezing. The outer layer has survived some pretty hard environments for me already so I’d say it’s durable too. Some caveats (none are dealbreakers to me):
1. The fit. It runs skinny in the waist, so I ended up having to get a larger size than I wanted to be able to layer. I wish it would have run looser in the fit knowing that in really cold environments you will have a fleece or thick wool layer underneath.
2. It is waterproof, but not like true rain gear. The water resistant coating washed off after a spin in the laundry (no surprise, easy to just reapply some) but I’m very glad that it truly has a waterproof layer somewhere in there that means even with the repellent gone, the jacket will not let moisture through it. I’ve had it drenched, weighing 30lbs due to water absorbed in the outer layer, and I’m still dry underneath. It definitely dries quick too.
3. The hood is puffy, which is awesome for warmth, but bad if you leave it off when it’s raining (it doesn’t fit over a helmet). It will absorb water and start getting the inside of the jacket wet. I wish it was storable in the collar or removable.
This is a great looking jacket and I’m really glad someone went after a Nomex jacket other than the aviation/military clothing companies. The Campfire Puffy knocks the pants off my other Nomex jackets, some of which were $750+, and none of which are waterproof *and* warm. Great job by Teren, I hope they keep going down the Nomex road.
I bought three jackets. First off, they are very comfortable to wear. The inside liner feels great on the skin, for those of you wanting to leave home with no tshirt and just a jacket, hahaha.
If it's windy outside, no problem, you can't feel the wind through the jacket.
If it's raining outside, it's got you covered, water just beads off of it.
I can't wait to try it next summer at the campground, with the embers.
It is a very good looking jacket, I take more walks now thanks to not feeling the fall cold and wind.
I highly recommend!!!