The New Catalyst Vest
Building on the success of our popular men’s jacket, the Catalyst Vest delivers durable breathability in an even lighter package. Silent, breathable, insulating, and engineered to stretch and move with you, it changes what is possible in a softshell garment. The revolutionary, 2-layer construction creates a piece that is warm and breathable while also being lightweight and completely silent.
The result is an ultra-versatile vest that performs as well in the stand as it does in the backcountry. Whether you are looking for silent warmth sitting for whitetails during the rut or hoofing it through knee-deep snow on the trail of late season elk, the Catalyst softshell system vest will help you get it done.Shop Now
These bib's are awesome, and extremely warm. I have had no problem sitting an entire day through the late rifle season in the Appalachians. Movement is not restricted at all, and the weight is easily manageable. I run a little hot already, and find myself unzipping to get some airflow when the temp spikes in the upper 20s/low 30s during long all day sits.
These pants take an absolute beating, and keep you trucking. I have walked through briar fields in VA, cotton fields in NC, sage brush in WY, mesquite in TX, and cactus in NM, and ever since I got these pants I haven't had a second thought of whether I need to go around or not. They're light enough that you don't even think your wearing brush pants, but don't have any issues fighting off the worst brush nature throws at you.
I'm going to start this off by saying I love these pants. They are extremely comfortable, to the point I end up wearing these around the house sometimes. They are cool enough, and wick moister, to wear in the dog days of summer (I live in the swamps of VA where it gets to 100 with 100% humidity. So trust me when i say they can keep up with wicking moister where it counts). But, they can keep you warm enough to use when the weather starts to get slightly brisk in the early fall with a little layering. The only downside, but not enough to drop a star rating for me, is their durability against heavy brush/briars. If I know that I am going to be wading through briar fields of VA or sage brush of the west, I am sure to reach for either my First Lite Sawbuck pants, or other heavier pants. Other than that, most of the time I am in the field I have these on.
The Catalyst Vest doesn't disappoint. Was able to use the vest on my Idaho Spring Bear hunt and not only did the vest keep me warm but dry as well. This was the perfect layer as early in the morning during the rain and snow storms, and even later into the afternoon as temps warmed up. The performance of the catalyst vest is superior to others on the market with fit and feel. I especially like the higher collar and flexibility of the vest. Perfect for any back country hunt. Highly recommend!
This is a perfect option for a base layer when hunting. It fits comfortably to the body but is loose enough to wear when you are hanging out around the house. Really slick looking shirt that I will definitely be buying more colors in. There are thumb holes at the end of the sleeves as well.
Great summer hat with the mesh back. Not too high of a rise. Gonna get a lot of wear this summer/fall.
Wore this shirt in several applications over the last month. Turkey Hunting 29° - 35° mornings, Turkey Hunting 65°-74° evenings, Fly Fishing in the rain 60° (dried overnight on my steering wheel at camp), Fly Fishing sunny 75°, Trail Bike Riding 60°. It worked well in the cold as a base layer. It worked well as a stand-alone shirt on warmer hunts/activities (especially in temp ranges where the sunlight or lack of sun plays a major role in how comfortable you feel). It dried very well after being soaked during a fishing/camping trip and was worn the next day. The fit is great. Looking to buy another in a different color or maybe use this shirt to being an updated layering system with other pieces from the site.
Comfortable, lightweight, breathable. Please make this in solid colors, i'll buy them!
Purchased these socks for daily field work and spring turkey hunting. They have held up excellently, and are very versatile. You can wear them on their own, or use them as liners for cold weather. My feet get fairly sweaty, yet these socks have minimal smell after a couple days of use.
I love this jacket. It is light weight, warm, breathes and completely silent. The quality is awesome, and very well thought out. I bought it late during last bow season so I only got to test it out a couple times with the bow before gun season was open. I used it for a the entire season and for a few late season hunts with the bow and muzzle loader in early-mid December. I was able to layer merino base layer and other mid weight layers for the colder days and was completely comfortable. I also paired it with a down liner on the frigid cold days and was also completely comfortable. This jacket is cut perfectly for moving around. It also is silent, and burdocks and briars do not stick to it, which is a huge plus when walking miles everyday through all kinds of brush. Anything that manages to stick to it can be brushed off with a simple swipe from your hand. The hood is awesome for the colder or rainy days. It manages to cover your entire head and stays out of the way of your face so you do not lose your peripheral vision. I plan to get the sanctuary jacket for the frigid days in the treestand, but I was comfortable with this jacket in temps in the single digits all the way into the 50's when it was layered properly. I highly recommend this jacket. It is worth the investment and I am sure it will be a favorite of mine for a very long time.
Great as a stand alone and going to be great for layering! Great light weight layer for chilly mornings and cool evenings. Great fit and awesome am length.
These gloves are my go to for year round work/hunting. They have just enough warmth so you won't loose your fingers in the dead of winter, if you put your hands in a jacket pocket. And, they are cool enough to wear while using them in the dog days of summer. The palms are durable enough to stand up to everything I have thrown at them from the briars of VA swamps, mesquite of TX, and sagebrush of WY. I wouldn't go trying to box with the knuckle pads, but they are just enough to keep your hands comfortable knocking them against a tree/rock.
I love this puffy. My #1 go to jacket. Incredibly warm and comfortable also packable. I also find this jacket very versatile in different weather situations when Montana likes to throw curve balls. Thanks First Lite for supporting us troops. Will continue to buy your gear.
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