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

Men's Catalyst Soft Shell Jacket

2 Layer Silent Softshell

$240.00 USD

Color/PatternFirst Lite Cipher

From the treestand to the tundra, the Men's Catalyst Soft Shell Jacket changes the paradigm of technical hunting softshell jackets. Silent, breathable, insulating, and engineered to stretch and move with you, the Catalyst changes what is possible in a softshell jacket. The revolutionary, 2-layer construction creates a jacket 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 jacket 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 Pant.

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Men's Catalyst Soft Shell Jacket Details

Layering Position

  • Insulated Outerwear

Features

  • Revolutionary, 2-layer soft shell design
  • Ultra quiet construction
  • Exclusive 37.5 Active Particle Technology exhausts moisture and helps maintain optimal core body temperature
  • Built-in stretch for full range-of-motion
  • DWR exterior repels snow/rain and blocks wind
  • 3D Turret Hood

How It's Built

  • Material: 2-Layer SoftShell
  • Cut: Athletic
  • Primary Uses:
    • Spot & Stalk
    • Tree Stand
    • Waterfowl
    • Upland
    • Fishing
  • Weight: 19oz.

Where to Use

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

Customer Reviews

Based on 180 reviews
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M
M.
Fit:
Product Size: L
Height: 5’9
Weight: 205
Location: Tree stand
Primary Use: Whitetail
Catalyst system

I recently purchased the catalyst system. Obviously it’s not season yet but honestly this is the best fitting hunting camo I have ever owned.
I’ve aleays had trouble finding clothes and gear that work for me being a very built person. But this stuff is incredible. Can’t wait to try it for turkeys in the spring, bears, and white tail in the fall.

W
W.J.
Fit:
Product Size: XL
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 210
Fit Comments: Fits Well
Location: Arkansas
Primary Use: Spot and Stalk, Stand Hunting, Hiking
This WAS my favorite jacket

This jacket sucks. I've had it for three seasons now and it's falling apart. It also just doesn't make any sense. For the price it should be lighter, more durable, warmer, or more resistant to the elements. It doesn't make sense to have such an expensive jacket that isn't really a soft shell (neither wind nor water resistant), is so heavy, and has such crappy seams and zippers. The fleece is extremely thin so it isn't really a shell layer. Except it isn't really a shell either because it won't protect you from the elements. A light rain will soak straight through. For $240, this jacket is a scam.

E
E.
Fit:
Product Size: XL
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 210
Primary Use: Big Game Hunting
Dead Quiet Warm Weather

Lots of suggestions and great help from First Lite. My measurements were at the top of the L and just under the XL on the provided fit chart. I'm 6'1' 210lb (people say I look 180lb) and I went with a XL for comfort and space to layer multiple layers. XL would have fit fine but I wanted more room. I will still use this as an outer layer but will require multiple layers under for wind stop and insulation.

Pros
Jacket fit as I wanted (room to layer).
Nice pocket lay out
Awesome hood fit/cut.
DEAD QUIET!! I only wore wool outer layers until this jacket.
Good sleeve length
Nice waist/bottom fit and tension cord.
Good for early season with one or two layers 30-50 degrees.

Cons:
Very minimal insulation as in almost no insulation.
Cost is high for insulation level.
Resists wind very minimally and would require barrier layer for sure.
This is not for cold weather 0-20 degrees without multiple layers under it.
No under arm vents.

J
J.N.
Fit:
Product Size: XXL
Height: 6’6
Weight: 200
Location: Pennsylvania
Primary Use: Bowhunting
Best jacket I ever wore!!!

Been bowhunting for 20 years .. so I’ve tested just about everything the catalyst jackets warmest and quietest jacket I ever wore !!!!!

B
B.D.
Fit:
Product Size: XL
Height: 6’4”
Weight: 250
Primary Use: Deer, elk
Sweet ass jacket

Love this jacket. It’s warm enough to hunt late season with Just a quality base and mid layer. Decently water resistant, and quiet as hell. Literally the only thing that I’m not 100% on is the cipher camo seems to have a really weird green tint to it that wasn’t obvious on the website’s picture.