Sawtooth Hybrid Jacket
300g Merino-X with DWR Nylon
Sawtooth Hybrid Jacket Details
- True to Size: Purchase your normal size to wear over or under other layers
- Actual Weight: 20oz (Size Large)
- 20.5 micron, superfine, Merino-X wool
- 300gsm midweight interlock merino fabric
- Body mapped insulation through chest and upper arms - 60g 37.5 insulation
- Exclusive 37.5 Active Particle Technology enhances our insulation to help maintain optimal core body temperature
- Stays warm whether dry or wet
- Zippered, chest stash pocket
- Ergonomic hood
- Full zip front
- Covered by First Lite's Warranty
Available in men's sizes: SM, MD, LG, XL, XXL
Machine Wash Cold and Hang Dry
How It's Built
- Material: Merino-X
- Primary Uses:
- Spot & Stalk
- Tree Stand
- Weight: 18oz.
Where to Use
- Pacific Northwest
- Temperature Ranges:
- Below 20F
- 20F - 45F
- 45F - 60F
I’ve used this jacket only a handful of times in early mid GA turkey season when the mornings were cool. It is surprisingly warm to be so minimal. It isn’t extremely comfortable when worn over a long sleeve Aerowool base. The shoulders and sleeves are tight. This constriction is very apparent right when you put it on, but after walking and wearing for a few minutes it loosens up some and you don’t notice it as much. I’m not a very broad shouldered guy, and my arms are fairly lanky, so I can see this being worse on dudes with a more athletic or heavier physique.
Durability so far sucks. Like I said, I only wore it out on a few mornings and the stitching on the sleeve cuff is already coming undone. Not sure why they only ran a single stitch on the cuff seams compared to the much more robust stitching on the base layers. This jacket could also benefit from the flat stitched seams on all the fabric joints, which again, are standard on the base layers. C’mon FL, this is what R&D is for.
I really want to like this jacket, as it seems very versatile. It works awesome as an early springtime/fall outer layer and I plan on using it as a cold weather base or mid layer. I’m not so unsatisfied to try and return it, but it just isn’t what I expected it to be, considering every other FL piece I own is so well designed. Overall many of the design choices and weak stitching makes me wish I picked the soft shell or grid fleece. Hold off on buying this piece, at least until they tweak the design.
Love this jacket... however it does run a little small. Everything I wear in First Lite has been a perfect fit in size Medium and this one runs maybe a half size smaller. If I could do it over again I would have returned it and sprung for the Large, but its still great gear no doubt about it.
The Sawtooth Hybrid Jacket is simply fantastic for the mobile hunter. I've used it elk hunting through October snowstorms in Colorado and spring turkey and bear hunting in Idaho. Can't wait to test it out during September archery elk. I am a HUGE Chama fan, but this piece is quickly catching up. The heat mapping really works, I love the full zip, the thumbholes for layering, and the fitted hood sets it apart from anything else I own. It is simply awesome, all the way around, and worth every hard-earned penny.
One of the best purchases I made. I use it for tree stand and upland hunting. It is so versatile. I used it for late season pheasant hunting in Suffolk County and it was perfect. I layered it with the 350X merino base layer. I didn't need anything else. I highly recommend it.
This is the first high-end camo/hunting clothing I have owned and you can definitely tell a difference. Super comfortable and extremely versatile. Great for an outer layer in warmer weather or a mid-layer on those colder days. Used for both tree stand sitting and hitting the mountains.