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

Color/PatternFirst Lite Cipher

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 111 reviews
Product Size: L
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 190
Fit Comments: Perfect
Location: Pennsylvania
Primary Use: hunting and stocking trout
Very Comfortable Pants

Very Impressed with the Catalyst pants, Very comfortable and move with you. I use them for work and play. Great pant for mid or late season deer hunting with base layers.
I manage a trout hatchery and they are very comfortable on the stock truck.

Product Size: L
Height: 6 ft
Weight: 210
Location: Midwest
Primary Use: Whitetail
All season pants

The catalyst pants are great! I put these pants to the test. They are dead silent, comfortable and designed to last. Wore them stand hunting in zero degree temps with furnace base layer, and bow hunting late October Michigan 30-40 degree temps. They blocked wind and kept me dry all season. You can’t go wrong with these.

Product Size: 32 x 32
Height: 6'
Weight: 195
Location: Any where the temps are below 50
Primary Use: Late season Elk and treestand whitetail.
Almost there

These pants are close, but still leave a little more to be desired. The catalyst system really needs a windstopper layer. The pants met my expectations in terms of warmth but I honestly didn't expect a lot of warmth from them. Fit is perfect like all products. I feel that if these pants had a bit of 4 way stretch, and a few reinforced areas around the legs and back side they could really be something special when coupled with wind stopper.

Product Size: XL
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 225
Fit Comments: Suspenders work perfectly
Location: West Virginia, Idaho
Primary Use: Spot and Stalk, treestand, hiking
Extremely versatile pants

These are my favorite piece of First Lite gear. They held up extremely well on a 10 day Idaho backpack hunt. Paired with kiln bottoms, they were great for all day treestand sits around freezing. They have become my go to cold weather hiking pant. I'll probably buy another pair and live in them from October til April. Great job on these!

Product Size: XL
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 217
Fit Comments: Fit is fantastic. Just enough room for layering underneath
Location: Treestand hunting in the Midwest and South
Primary Use: Deer Hunting
Outstanding comfort and Versatility

I have been hunting Whitetail deer for over 40 years; usually sitting in a tree stand all day.
I wanted to give the Catalyst Soft shell Pant a season’s worth of usage before creating a review.
I used the Pant from the Midwest to the South during the past season. I was comfortable from 40 degrees plus with proper layering.
I love the Pant for its ability to be utilized in a multitude of temperatures and weather. I sat all day in a drizzle and never once got wet.
I love the ultra-quiet and built in stretch construction. Never once during this past season did the material give my position away.
I would recommend the Catalyst Soft shell Pant to anyone wanting something for warmer early to mid-season and even late season in the South or Midwest, outerwear.