Men's Catalyst Soft Shell Pant – First Lite Performance Hunting
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Men's Catalyst Soft Shell Pant
Men's Catalyst Soft Shell Pant
Men's Catalyst Soft Shell Pant
Men's Catalyst Soft Shell Pant
Men's Catalyst Soft Shell Pant
Men's Catalyst Soft Shell Pant
Men's Catalyst Soft Shell Pant
Men's Catalyst Soft Shell Pant
Men's Catalyst Soft Shell Pant
Men's Catalyst Soft Shell Pant
Men's Catalyst Soft Shell Pant
Men's Catalyst Soft Shell Pant
Men's Catalyst Soft Shell Pant
Men's Catalyst Soft Shell Pant

Men's Catalyst Soft Shell Pant

2 Layer Silent Softshell

$240.00 USD

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From the treestand to the tundra, the Men's Catalyst Soft Shell Pant changes the paradigm of technical hunting softshell pants. Silent, breathable, insulating, and engineered to stretch and move with you, the revolutionary, 2-layer construction creates a pant that is warm and breathable while also being lightweight and completely silent.

Interior 37.5 fleece lining works to optimize your body temperature while the brushed, durable exterior is ultra-silent while fending off moisture through our advanced DWR.

The result is an ultra-versatile pant 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 will help you get it done.

The Catalyst is also available in a Men's Jacket.

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Men's Catalyst Soft Shell Pant Details

Layering Position

  • Insulated Outerwear


  • True to size: Purchase your normal size to wear over or under other layers
  • Revolutionary, 2-layer soft shell design
  • Ultra quiet construction
  • Exclusive 37.5 Active Particle Technology exhausts moisture and helps maintain optimal core body temperature
  • Articulated fit and built-in stretch for incredible range-of-motion
  • DWR exterior repels snow/rain and blocks wind
  • 3D double cargo pockets
  • Belt and suspender loops (suspenders included)

How It's Built

  • Material: 2-Layer SoftShell
  • Cut: Athletic
  • Primary Uses:
    • Spot & Stalk
    • Tree Stand
    • Waterfowl
    • Upland
    • Fishing
  • Weight: 20oz.

Where to Use

  • Regions:
    • Intermountain/Rockies
    • Midwest
    • Northeast
    • BC/Alaska
    • Southeast
  • Temperature Ranges:
    • 20F - 45F
    • 45F - 60F
    • Below 20F (Active)

Customer Reviews

Based on 101 reviews
Product Size: L
Height: 6’
Weight: 190
Location: Midwest whitetail tree stand
Primary Use: Outer layer
Quality, comfort, versatile

Great pant! Very comfortable and plenty warm. Wouldn’t hesitate wearing later in to the season with the proper base layer. Quality and fit are perfect.

Product Size: M
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 155
Fit Comments: Great fit with room for insulation
Location: Virginia mountains
Primary Use: Whitetail, Turkey, Black Bear
Key part of my Whitetail hunting gear

The Catalyst jacket and pants are absolutely first rate. I think these are my favorite products of the First Lite system. When paying top dollar for high speed technical hunting gear, durability and function are crucial. In this case, First Lite nailed it.

Quality/durability: The jacket is very durable; I frequently find myself traversing through thick brambles and thorns, rubbing against hard bark on trees, getting poked by antlers--The jacket and pants have held up perfectly.

Noise: This is where this Catalyst really shines. Some may recall that the precursor to the Catalyst jacket was the North Branch. While this was a good jacket; it did not have a hood and it was a bit noisy. The Catalyst system is completely quiet. I was in up in a tree in my saddle on opening day with deer walking all right by. I managed to rotate to the other side of the tree, get into position, aim and fire all without any of them even knowing I was there. I can walk silently through the woods in this setup no problem.

Fit: Perfect fit. Athletic fit that FL is known for while giving enough room in the arms and the torso for layering. Hood is very functional.

Material: Soft and quiet yet durable. This will not keep you dry in a rainstorm but could work with a brief shower.

Product Size: M
Primary Use: Deer- WI

Nice fit although these are a lot louder then I hoped. I had the North Branch bibs for years , they were great but really loud and 'swished' when you walked. These are a little quieter but they still have a very noticeable 'swish' when you walk when your legs rub together. I was hoping these would be completely silent- i do a fair amount of still hunting/spot and stalk- maybe the animals would never hear it but its bothersome. The hip pockets are to far to the side so when you sit down the pockets are under your legs half way- if you have items in there you are sitting on them. Not the greatest design there. Great quality and they are very comfortable but I think given how loud they are I will return or exchange.

Product Size: 32 x 32
Height: 5’8”
Weight: 175
Location: Western North Dakota and Montana
Primary Use: Mule deer rifle season
Great product

These pants were perfect in all conditions rain/snow warm with base layer never. Very comfortable and light weight highly recommended. Also customer service was top notch!

Product Size: XXL
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 260
Location: West Virginia
Primary Use: Whitetail Deer

The XL was a bit too tight on my wait. I normally wear a 38 or 40 inch waist. The XXL fits perfect. Use the suspenders or the belt to keep them in place. The pants shed light rain and didn't snag on briars or thorns. These kept me warm in with temps in the low 40's. Very lightweight.