Tincup Down Jacket - Men’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.

    • 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 10.7 oz 11.4 oz 12.5 oz 13.5 oz
    Fill Weight 5.1 oz 5.5 oz 6.0 oz 6.6 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.

    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.
  • Sustainability

    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 5 reviews
my favorite jacket

i picked up the tincup in medium. i'm 5'9 150lb and the medium fits great. weight comes in at 11.71oz, so about 0.31oz (or 9g) over the claimed 11.4oz. overall, this is a very well thought out jacket and a complete bargain.

what i love
* it's designed very elegant with just two pockets. no inner pockets or chest pockets that i never use on other jackets, especially when i'm wearing a backpack.
* material and sewing are both top notch.
* box baffles on shoulders and hood are very functional. the top baffle on the hood is about 1.5" thick!
* cinch system on the skirt and hood are very smartly implemented in how they do not at all reduce loft around those areas when cinched.
* wrists are constructed in such a way that allows for full loft.

(very minor) complaints
* i wish there was a quarter to half inch or so more length in the body and arms. i think this might be due to the baffles lofting so much and i may not have had this complaint if i picked up a tarn. overall length is fine, though.
* the pockets could be a little deeper. the pocket bottom is about a half inch below the zipper stop and i worry about things (like a phone) accidentally falling out.
* would have loved for one of the pockets to have a reversible zipper to be able to use it as a stuff sack.
* elastic around the wrist could be stretchier/tighter.

Phil J
Quality of warmth

I had been impressed by the warmth and quality of Katabatic quilts - Palisade and Sawatch. I was not certain of buying a jacket without trying it on. I enquired from Katabatic to get more measurements., they sent them immediately - v useful. Tin cup red jacket was despatched quickly and all communication was prompt and helpful. I live in Korea where temps have been 10F in Jan and we have Feb to come. I enjoy the quality of warmth I feel while wearing the jacket. I look forward to wearing the jacket - not to show off, but the certainty that I will be cosy and warm. The fit is good for me - large 5’11”, covers my chin nicely and over my rear. Arm length and hood and waist cord etc all fit perfectly. To get this weight in any brand of jacket, the material needs to be light, so care is needed - don’t bushwhack thru’ brambles or gorse bushes unless you have a durable outer shell.

Good diversification from sleeping bags. Recommend this product and company.

Jacon Mayer
Top quality - as expected

This jacket is basically the perfect lightweight down jacket. It's stuffed the right amount, the down/total weight ratio is as good as it gets, and the cut is superb. I particularly like the hood. If I were forced to have a complaint, it would be that I would trade one more ounce for another inch of length, but I'm quite tall. Overall A++

Well Rounded

Jacket is high quality -very warm--lightweight---great fit--OUTSTANDING VALUE.

Would purchase again

Highly recommend


Please list the denier of the shell fabric for this jacket. I have a Katabatic quilt and love it!


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.