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

2 Layer Silent Softshell

$240.00

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From the treestand to the tundra, the Men's Catalyst Softshell 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 softshell 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

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Fit:
Product Size: L
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 190
Fit Comments: It's big enough to wear a backpacking down jacket under it.
Location: Wisconsin
Primary Use: Hunting - September - November
Versatile Piece of Gear

I absolutely love this jacket and has become a go to in my kit. I've taking it on backcountry trout fishing trips in the Rocky Mountains and have used it hunting whitetail sitting in a tree saddle in Wisconsin.

It's light weight, packs down, and will keep you very warm. Especially when you use a 250 merino kiln hoodie as your base layer. I also own the pants and love those just as much. Very comfortable.

I would recommend this jacket to any serious outdoorsman.

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Fit:
Product Size: XXL
Height: 6’ 4”
Weight: 260
Location: Backpack hunts
Sweet Jacket

This jacket works really well on these September days when cool mornings and hot afternoons and rain showers come out of nowhere. It’s just enough to break wind and keep you dry in little storms.

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D.D.
Fit:
Product Size: XXL
Height: 5,10
Weight: 220
Location: Colorado rockies
Primary Use: Great for September elk hunting or “casual camo”
Great outer shell for September

I really liked this jacket. I went back and forth between this and the sawtooth hoodie. This did a little better in the wind, but wearing them both was too much. This jacket is fairly light weight, and gives good protection from the wind in my opinion. It is also quiet and easy to pack.

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Fit:
Product Size: M
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I used this for Elk hunting. Great water resistance, kept me warm and was very quiet when moving around. The pockets are in perfect spots and I love the no snag waterproof zippers. This paired with the pants and the vest makes a great system for cooler hunts.

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M.
Fit:
Product Size: L
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 205
Fit Comments: Sleeves are fairly long, but taper at the wrists so I don't see it being an issue for those who are not long-limbed
Location: Everywhere
Primary Use: Hunting, backpacking, hiking or around town
Great in the rain, pair with an Uncompahgre Vest

For those wondering, the Catalyst does great in the rain. It's obviously not a dedicated rain jacket, but had the chance to test it out in some extended rain on a recent backpacking trip and was impressed. Steady light rain for about 2 hours and I was dry the entire time!

Insulation is about what I expected in a softshell. Not a stand-alone system on a cold day, but with a Uncompahgre vest underneath, I would definitely wear it into the low 40s.