Sanctuary Insulated Jacket – First Lite Performance Hunting
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Sanctuary Insulated Jacket
Sanctuary Insulated Jacket
Sanctuary Insulated Jacket
Sanctuary Insulated Jacket
Sanctuary Insulated Jacket
Sanctuary Insulated Jacket
Sanctuary Insulated Jacket
Sanctuary Insulated Jacket
Sanctuary Insulated Jacket
Sanctuary Insulated Jacket
Sanctuary Insulated Jacket
Sanctuary Insulated Jacket

Sanctuary Insulated Jacket

Silent Construction 37.5 Insulation

$375.00 USD

Color/PatternFirst Lite Fusion
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Purpose-built for bitter cold days in the tree stand, the First Lite Sanctuary Insulated Jacket is the cold weather component of the First Lite Layering Kit. With a proprietary combination of seven layers of fabric and insulation carefully positioned to maximize warmth, this thing is an oven. Just as important, this is the quietest outerwear piece in the arsenal and utilizes our shooters cut, allowing you to draw your weapon accurately and uninhibited. With the Sanctuary, you will be able to Stay Longer in your stand on those days when others are heading for home. An important note about sizing: The Sanctuary Jacket is a roomy fit designed to be layered over our base layer system. Without layering, some may find their normal size to be on the larger side. 

The Sanctuary is also available in a Bib Pant.

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Sanctuary Insulated Jacket Details

Layering Position

  • Insulated Outerwear


  • 200g insulated body
  • 160g insulated sleeves/hood
  • True to Size: Purchase your normal size to wear under other layers
  • Maximum insulation for warmth in extreme conditions + Moisture resistant DWR exterior repels snow/rain
  • Dead quiet even in sub freezing temperatures
  • Stays warm whether dry or wet
  • Exclusive 37.5 fabric uses Active Carbon Technology moving perspiration (human signature) to the outside of the garment where it is functionally neutralized
  • Built-in stretch for complete range of motion
  • Constructed with biomechanically accurate Shooter's sleeves, shoulders and hood

How It's Built

  • Material: 37.5 Synthetic Insulation
  • Cut: Cut to Wear Over Your Kit
  • Primary Uses:
    • Tree Stand
    • Waterfowl
  • Weight: 55oz.

Where to Use

  • Regions:
    • Intermountain/Rockies
    • Midwest
    • Northeast
    • BC/Alaska
    • Pacific Northwest
  • Temperature Ranges:
    • Below 20F
    • 20F - 45F

Customer Reviews

Based on 152 reviews
Product Size: XL
Height: 6’ 2”
Weight: 225
Fit Comments: A large probably would have done fine, but I like the extra room the XL provides.
Location: Pennsylvania and Maryland
Primary Use: Whitetail and Waterfowl
Excellent in the Cold and Wind

I bought the Sanctuary Jacket along with the Sanctuary Bibs because I was tired of clothing that was supposed to keep me warm not doing its job. No worries here - this jacket works! First day in the woods was 22 degrees w a slight wind and I couldn’t believe how warm I was. Second hunt (that evening) was 30 degrees with a 20mph wind in my face, and again I was warm! Jacket is very quiet, also. Love the pockets - put some hand warmers in there and I had no need for gloves. I could not be more pleased w the Jacket and Bibs.

Product Size: XXL
Height: 6’3
Weight: 223
Fit Comments: Bibs feel about right in XXL. I could have went with an XL with the Jacket
Location: North East
Primary Use: Saddle Hunting Whitetail
Absolutely Amazing!!!!!

On 11/16/2019 I spent almost 11 hours in my Kestrel Flex Saddle hanging off a tree in 7°F temperatures with 15-20mph winds sustained. It was my first climb and hunt with the Sanctuary System (bibs and jacket). I’m absolutely amazed and thrilled that I have finally found quality clothing that works exactly as advertised for a very cold and sedentary style of hunting. My only layers were the First Lite Furnace tops and bottoms. Not once did I get chilled or even remotely cold. Very impressed!!!! Wish I pulled the trigger on this system years ago!

Product Size: XL
Height: 5’11
Weight: 230lbs
Fit Comments: Was able to layer underneath, likely could of left a layer in my bin.
Location: Tree stand/ freezing temps
Primary Use: Whitetail and hopefully moose
First cold weather sit that my core stayed warm!

My XL Sanctuary Jacket came in and wore it to my tree stand that afternoon/evening. Dropped my fleece beanie walking in so had to resort to the hood on the jacket for warmth. It was -12 Celsius or roughly 11 degrees Fahrenheit and I can honestly say that this was the first time I’ve been out for a sit in a tree stand in that kind of cold and didn’t get cold by the end! My head stayed totally comfortable with just the Sanctuary hood! Also worth mentioning the jacket breathes very well! Definitely the first time I’ve got a piece of high end cold weather gear that lived up to its hype! You won’t be wasting your money! Now I just need the bibs... in summary: worth the money, quiet, keeps you warm in cold weather, breathes.

Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 285
Fit Comments: Need 3xl
Location: Hunting
Primary Use: Hunting

Need this in 3xl please.....

Product Size: L
Height: 6
Weight: 195
Location: Treestand Wisconsin
Good design, love the jacket

Overall great jacket and system from first lite. My main comments are on the sizing of the jacket. I had to return my Large sanctuary bibs and get an xl because the fit around the waist just seemed a little tight even though I prefer the athletic fit. I got a large in the jacket thinking it was sized a little larger for layering. It was sized more than enough for layering and actually feels baggy with a base layer and sawtooth vest. In my opinion I could use a medium jacket and XL bibs. I am 6’ 195 lbs and I think that there should not be this big of gap in sizing, especially with a jacket/bib combo. Don’t get me wrong, I love every piece of first lite gear I own, it just seems like every piece I have received is a wild card to how it will fit. Something I think first lite should focus on a bit more in future development.