Tincup Down Jacket - Women’s

Trim fit | Size & Fit Guide

Red Rock

Lots of high elevation passes on this next trip? Cooler temps in the forecast? Maybe you’re looking to spend the day at camp, or just can’t seem to stay warm out there. Sounds like a warmer UL puffy is beckoning.

The Katabatic Tincup is designed, shaped, and filled to amp up the warmth while maintaining the thoughtful details of our Tarn. With fill-to-weight ratios averaging over 48%, the Tincup will make the list for all your chillier adventures. Check out all the features and details in the tabs below.

Trim fit: Designed for use over a light baselayer or midlayer. If you are near the cusp on sizes and would like to be able to use it over a warmer/bulkier layer, or prefer a roomier fit, you’ll want to size up.

    • Women’s specific fit
    • Zippered hand warmer pockets
    • Adjustable, drop tail hem; extra length in back to ensure coverage
    • Single-pull, two-way adjustable hood
    • Elasticized cuffs
    • Zipper chin guard
    • Ultralight, flexible, and durable #5VS YKK front zipper
    • Pertex Quantum fabrics; shell made from recycled yarns
    • DWR (Durable Water Repellent) finish repels moisture
    • RDS Certified 850+ fill power HyperDry goose down
    • Trim fit; size-up if between sizes
    • Internal box wall construction on top of hood and shoulders, with no external stitch lines: increases water resistance, heat retention, and durability.
    • Sustainability: Thoughtfully designed and built to be ultralight, yet durable so it will stay out of the landfill longer. Bluesign® approved fabrics and down. Recycled shell fabric.
    • Imported
  • Small Medium Large X-Large
    Total Weight 9.7 oz 10.4 oz 11.2 oz 12.3 oz
    Fill Weight 4.6 oz 5.0 oz 5.5 oz 6.1 oz
  • Responsibly Sourced Down

    Like many of our customers, we at Katabatic Gear are concerned with the environmental and animal welfare impact of our products. We are dedicated to a responsibly sourced, and very high quality product, just like our down supplier, Allied Feather and Down. They are certified through both the bluesign® and Responsible Down Standard® programs.

    850+ Fill Power HyperDRY™ Down

    We use the highest quality 850+ fill power HyperDRY™ hydrophobic down. Why choose down over synthetic insulation? Down is significantly more compressible, while still offering more generous loft and superior warmth to weight ratio. Additionally, synthetic insulation breaks down faster over the life of the product, losing loft and warmth more quickly than down. As a result, a down-filled product will stay in your kit longer, and out of the landfill, making down a better value and better choice for the environment.
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    Pertex Quantum Eco Ripstop (10 Denier, .85 oz/yd)

    The best fabric you’ll find for the shell of an ultralight down jacket.
    1. Keeps your insulation drier: Best DWR we’ve tested
    2. Keeps your insulation loftier: Lightweight, soft, breathable, and downproof
    3. Reduces demand for raw materials: Eco version of Pertex Quantum is made from recycled yarns and maintains the fabric’s advanced performance qualities

    Pertex Quantum Taffeta (20 Denier, 1.0 oz/yd)

    This Pertex Quantum plain weave makes for a silky soft liner fabric on the inside of our down jackets. We get tons of customer feedback stating that it’s the most comfortable performance fabric to ever brush up against them – not as clammy or crinkly as other fabrics.
  • Wildflowers and Mountains


    Why yes, we do think it matters. It matters a lot!

    From the fine details to big picture goals, we know our decisions about materials, partnerships, and daily operations can have far reaching effects outside this building. Climate change affects us all. It is personal. We have more progress to make, but here are a few ways we currently prioritize sustainability.
    1. Reduce demand for raw materials
      1. We build our jackets with fabrics made from recycled yarns (Pertex Quantum ECO).
    2. Reduce the use of harmful chemicals
      1. Our fabric and down suppliers are bluesign® approved, so we know their processes and technologies are monitored and certified to minimize impact on people and the environment. All of our down is also RDS® (Responsible Down Standard) approved and certified to be ethically sourced.
    3. Reduce our carbon footprint and waste in landfills
      1. We’ve elected to have 100% of our Colorado shop’s electricity sourced from Xcel Energy’s Windsource program.
      2. We intentionally design gear with longevity in mind. Ultralight gear does not have to fall apart sooner than other gear.
      3. We donate gear to organizations and individuals in need, instead of sending it to the landfill.
      4. We recycle and/or reuse packaging, office waste, and personal waste in the shop.
      5. When available, our UPS shipments use the Carbon Neutral Offset program. This is currently not huge for us, but we’re working on having it applied to all of our UPS shipments. Once accomplished, we’ll use UPS for the majority of our shipping, in and out.

    While Katabatic Gear is committed to making UL gear that exceeds your expectations, it is equally important that we minimize our negative impact on the planet and its occupants. Whether it’s a special place in the backcountry, or the city you live in, we want to do our part to maintain healthy land, air, and water to keep this a comfy home for all. Though ours is not a perfect plan, we will continue to search for ways to improve our sustainability efforts, and minimize the impact of our operations on the planet.


Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Cindi Evone
Warmer and lighter weight!

This is a much warmer and lighter option than my previous UL puffy. I also forgot my beanie last trip and the hood proved to not need an extra layer of warmth!

My New Favorite Jacket

This is the jacket I have been searching for. It is much warmer than my Ghost Whisperer and the perfect complement to my 3 season adventures. I am toasty warm while sitting around camp and while trekking in cold morning weather. My only suggestion is to have a stuff sack or the ability to store the jacket in its own pocket. Looking forward to many comfortable nights and days with this latest addition to my backpacking and travel wardrobe.

cute, light and warm

This has become my go-to puffy for winter mountaineering. As light as my Patagonia down but warmer, lighter than my parka but almost just as warm. Wish the hood was a bit bigger but otherwise love this puffy.

Katie Gerber
The UL puffy of my dreams!

I love this jacket. As with all Katabatic Gear products, it's high quality and well-made. I've found myself putting this jacket on nearly every time I leave the house this winter. It's a very effective insulating layer and if I wear it while exercising vigorously, it's not uncommon for me to overheat, even when temps are in the single digits.

In terms of the fit, I bought a size larger than what I normally wear so that I had plenty of room to layer underneath. It's a tiny bit bigger than I'd prefer but not excessively so.

Worth noting is the excellent warmth-to-weight ratio of this jacket. It's also very reasonably priced compared to similar products. This is the lightweight insulated jacket I've been waiting for and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it!

Michelle Zhang
The warmest puffy I’ve ever owned!

This is the toastiest warmest puffy I’ve ever worn. It keeps me comfortably warm in sub zero temps. Wore it in -16 degree weather the other day and felt cozy!

For reference I am 5’6 and 135 lbs and got a medium. It was roomy enough to layer underneath. I could have sized smaller and it would have probably been form fitting but preferred a looser fit

The jacket is super lightweight, I can never tell if I actually packed it 🤣 For how light it is, it’s very durable. I’ve stuffed it in my backcountry ski pack alongside my avi gear, my dog has burrowed into it, and it’s already gone thru the wash a few times. Still performing amazing!


Trim fit: Designed for use over a light baselayer or midlayer. If you are near the cusp on sizes and would like to be able to use it over a warmer/bulkier layer, or prefer a roomier fit, you’ll want to size up.