Catalyst Soft Shell Glove
2-Layer Silent Soft Shell
Catalyst Soft Shell Glove Details
- Next to Skin
- Exclusive 37.5 Active Particle Technology for maintaining optimal warmth
- DWR finish
- Articulated construction for maximum dexterity
- Suede thumb nose wipe
- Webbing loop for upright hanging
- Side-release wrist clips
How It's Built
- Material: 2-Layer SoftShell
- Primary Uses:
- Spot & Stalk
- Tree Stand
- Weight: 3oz.
Where to Use
- Pacific Northwest
- Temperature Ranges:
- 20F - 45F
- 45F - 60F
Most gloves you buy I feel that you’re always sacrificing something whether it’s size, bulky, heat, etc When they made the this glove I don’t think they could’ve made them any better. They fit perfectly and it’s not so bulky to where you have to take it off to fire your weapon while at the same time the glove is keeping your hand s warm. I don’t think there’s ever been a better glove made. I have finally found a glove that has a slim profile that I can continually wear while hunting and stay warm.
I recently purchased this and have had the opportunity to take them out for a week in the field during our Rifle "A" tag elk opening in northern Idaho. The Northwest did what it's known to do and threw a good amount of snow and a random cold front in the night before the opening, putting temps in the low teens to low twenties for the first two days of the five day opening. While hiking around these gloves kept my hands warm and dry while hiking, The only time my fingers really got cold was during the morning and evening sits where we were there for a couple hours at a time. Remember though, the temperatures were quite low, and if I had anticipated them I would have selected a warmer glove. I think these are great for anything in the twenties to forties...but much warmer and they may be too warm. Fit was great, a tad tight to get into, but that may be how they are designed as the cuffs of both the Uncompahgre puffy and the Seak Stormtight jacket both fit over them nicely. So far they seem to be holding up just fine.
My entire kit is First Lite and will continue to be. However, I am not stoked on these gloves. The fit is great and no issues there. These gloves do not breathe at all. They are warm in cold weather (late season archery in AZ high country) but caused my hands to sweat badly and we all know what sweat does to you when it’s cold out. Once your hands are wet they are difficult to get on and off. My hands do not get sweaty in any other pair of gloves I own. I will be trying a different pair next.
Got these gloves for mid to cold weather in North Alabama. They work great, found they are a bit small even in a XL. Also if your hands get damp they are hard to deal with. Getting them back on after wet is not fun. More a dry weather glove. Dry conditions..... I love em. Can still feel the trigger bow hunting.
These gloves are a good glove and love the fact they use the catalyst softshell material. However, they run small and you cannot wear a liner underneath. They are a decently warm glove.
This glove is great for early to mid fall hunting. I found it the perfect glove out chasing Pronghorn in October in CO. It was a bit light for a November westslope deer hunt
This is almost the glove I’ve been waiting for. Weatherproofing is excellent and sheds water like a duck’s back. They do well keeping hands comfortable down close to freezing which works well for keeping bow-in-hand during the rut. As a tree stand hunter I personally feel leather on a glove is overkill as it sacrifices dexterity, feel, and warmth. Having said that, if I primary hunted out west I’d want the durability of leather on a glove. I ended up treating the leather making it more pliable with a noticeable improvement in dexterity, feel and fitment. Size runs small, recommend going up a full size.
These glove fit prefect. I wear xl in almost all my gloves this were perfect for me. I like a tight form fitting glove so that my trigger finger does not hung up on my trigger guard when I’m hunting. The Interior of glove is super soft and slides on and off with out a problem. This will be on my hands every cold morning in the duck blind or on the ridges glassing for big game. Only draw back is I would like the finger touch on them like on my guide light gloves.
The catalyst gloves are incredible. The Wind proof and water resistant technology is sweet! highly recommend these to anyone in the backcountry.