Gear Review Video: The NEW Patagonia Tough Puff Jackets

by Andy Dunn

When I was a kid my folks always told me to dress for success. In Fly Fishing success is not measured by how we look on the water, but sometimes how long we can stay on the water.

With winter on it’s way here in Colorado, I wanted to take a few minutes to show you a new jacket from Patagonia for Fall 2017. The new fishing inspired, Tough Puff Hoody, has had me ready for success since they asked me demo it about a year ago.

Patagonia had the Angler in mind when they where designing this jacket. The 100% polyester outer shell and moisture-shedding DWR finish has allowed me to stay well beyond the, "one more cast" scenario that we all play in our heads; from light rain through driving snow on the North Platte River in April, and subzero temperatures last January on the South Platte near Deckers. When I was literally scraping ice of my leader and my flies even though the sun was out.

Being in the shop, I hear a lot of people looking for a jacket that’s not going to snag their line especially around their wrists. With the Elastic cuffs I haven’t had a single issue, the line falls right off.

The Tough Puff has four pockets. There are two on the chest, perfect for fly boxes. And there are two lower pockets to keep your hands warm. When it really cold, I like put a set of hot hands in there as a little reward for being the only moron on the water.  “Safety 3rd.”

One other thing I would like to point out - and this may not be a problem for everyone - but it can be a challenge to find a beanie that will stay on my head. So having a hood that is easy to pull over a ball cap and doesn’t pull my hair makes a huge difference.

After a year of use and more than one hook into the 60-grain 100% polyester stretch insulation, the Tough Puff looks and performs like the day I received it.

Weather you're out for the day on your local stream, or on the next great adventure, the new Patagonia Tough Puff has quickly become my new favorite.

The tough puff comes in a Men’s Hoody, a Women’s Hoody and a Men’s snap shirt. Check them out online and remember that we offer free shipping, and same-day shipping on orders placed by 2pm Mountain Time. Give us a call with any questions at 303-794-1104. Or stop by the shop and see the jacket for yourself!

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