Sawtooth Hybrid Jacket – First Lite Performance Hunting
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Sawtooth Hybrid Jacket
Sawtooth Hybrid Jacket
Sawtooth Hybrid Jacket
Sawtooth Hybrid Jacket
Sawtooth Hybrid Jacket
Sawtooth Hybrid Jacket
Sawtooth Hybrid Jacket
Sawtooth Hybrid Jacket
Sawtooth Hybrid Jacket
Sawtooth Hybrid Jacket

Sawtooth Hybrid Jacket

300g Merino-X with DWR Nylon


Color/PatternFirst Lite Cipher

The Sawtooth Hybrid Jacket sets a new standard in versatility for western and treestand hunters alike. 20.5 micron, 300g Merino-X wool provides the extreme odor resistance and breathable warmth you've come to expect from First Lite Merino, while DWR coated nylon panels provide critical durability and water resistance where you need it most--the chest and shoulders. Body-mapped to preserve core body temperature, we've added 60g 37.5 synthetic insulation behind the durable nylon panels in the chest for added insulation and wind resistance. The merino back allows for greater airflow in the mid and lower back where packs and trees trunks typically cause heat and moisture to build. Worn as a light outer layer for brisk early season days or worn in conjunction with other outwear for added warmth on winter days, the Sawtooth Hybrid defines versatility in a cornerstone of the First Lite layering system.

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Sawtooth Hybrid Jacket Details

Layering Position

  • This is a highly versatile piece designed to be worn either as your final, outer layer in chilly to moderate temperatures or as a layering component under insulation or rain protection.



  • 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
    • Waterfowl
    • Upland
    • Fishing
    • Lifestyle
  • Weight: 18oz.

Where to Use

  • Regions:
    • Intermountain/Rockies
    • Southwest
    • Midwest
    • Northeast
    • BC/Alaska
    • Pacific Northwest
  • Temperature Ranges:
    • Below 20F
    • 20F - 45F
    • 45F - 60F

Customer Reviews

Based on 190 reviews
Product Size: L
Height: 6’2”
Weight: 175
Fit Comments: Athletic fit, freakin love it
Location: Calling for elk moving in the timber. Early season mule deer as well.
A New Favorite!!

This is now one of my favorite pieces of Camo I’ve ever owned. This jacket is awesome for mobile hunters moving through the woods and fits perfectly. Some people complain about a shooters cut but it fits great especially for archery hunters. My go to for September elk.

Product Size: M
Height: 5'11'
Weight: 170
Fit Comments: A little bit tight in the arms to start, but loosens with wear.
Primary Use: Mid-Late Fall Hunting & Fishing, Back-county skiing.
Great cold weather active sweater.

I've found the Sawtooth Hybrid regulates my core temp great while keeping me dry when I start sweating in cold temps. I bought it for fall western hunting, but found it's been a great top layer for fly fishing on colder days and actually like it best for back country skiing during the uphill tour. The only knock I have is the zipper height all the up to right below my nose. I prefer it to come mid neck/below the chin and use a buff or balaclava for the rest.

Product Size: XXL
Height: 6’2”
Weight: 250
Fit Comments: Very tight in the shoulders and chest
Location: Mid-Late season Alberta
Primary Use: Elk and Moose

Very tight and the shoulders, with anything else on other then the wick shirt. I’d recommend sizing up if you have broad shoulders. Everything else I’ve bought has been true to size. I would have sent it back. But the cost for shipping back to the states is bloody expensive and same for shipping to Canada. Can’t wait for FL to find a good alternative for us Canadians.

Product Size: M
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 160
Fit Comments: A little tight.
Location: Hunting, daily use
Primary Use: Daily sweater

Great sweater. I like the fact this can be a mid layer or an external piece. Great for cooler days while hunting. Even better for some giving me some style around town!

Product Size: M
Height: 5’11
Weight: 175 lbs
Fit Comments: Tight in the arms and shoulders. The rest fits great.
Location: Middle Georgia
Primary Use: Early turkey season outer layer.
Surprisingly warm, but not very durable. Tweak the design please.

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.