Men's Catalyst Soft Shell Jacket
2 Layer Silent Softshell
Men's Catalyst Soft Shell Jacket Details
- Insulated Outerwear
- Revolutionary, 2-layer soft shell design
- Ultra quiet construction
- Exclusive 37.5 Active Particle Technology exhausts moisture and helps maintain optimal core body temperature
- Built-in stretch for full range-of-motion
- DWR exterior repels snow/rain and blocks wind
- 3D Turret Hood
How It's Built
- Material: 2-Layer SoftShell
- Cut: Athletic
- Primary Uses:
- Spot & Stalk
- Tree Stand
- Weight: 19oz.
Where to Use
- Temperature Ranges:
- 20F - 45F
- 45F - 60F
- Below 20F (Active)
The Catalyst was true to size and has become my new favorite for mid October in the North East. Very breathable and light weight. Also wore it during the Pennsylvania flintlock muzzle loader season and was very comfortable while still hunting!
I also manage a trout farm, this water resistant jacket goes everywhere with me.
Awesome jacket! Very quiet and comfortable. Super versatile, wear this thing hiking as well as stationary. It breathes so well and allows you to wear it on the move and then throw a more insulated jacket over the top for glassing or stand hunting. The hood is great for chilly weather. Would have to say this is my favorite jacket in the arsenal. Wear this thing all the time.
I have been hunting Whitetail deer for over 40 years usually sit in a tree stand all day.
I wanted to give the Catalyst Soft shell Jacket a season’s worth of usage before creating a review.
I used the Jacket from the Midwest to the South during the past season. I was comfortable from 40 degrees plus with proper layering.
I love the Jacket 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.
As much as I love the jacket there are two things I would like to see changed.
1, A two-way zipper on the front. When in a tree stand and mother nature calls it is hard to unzip from top to bottom to take care of business.
2, A Harness pass through. I tried the safety harness on the inside and outside. With it on the inside the harness strap tends to ride around the neck and hood and limit movement which makes the hood useless. On the outside, it tends to obscure the fabulously laid out pocket locations and bunch the material making it uncomfortable. Also, as temps rise during the day and you need to remove the jacket, it is un-nerving to remove a safety harness while 25 feet in the air.
Despite these issues, I would recommend the Catalyst Soft shell Jacket to anyone wanting something for warmer early to mid-season and even late season in the south, outerwear.
This has been my go to jacket this year, Out on the town, up in the hills, going everywhere doing everything. I absolutely love this jacket. I do live in the high desert in Utah so 30 degrees is about our low, and it has worked great for me. I also have the Uncompaghre and I do like it, but I find myself always wearing the Catalyst.
I received this as a Christmas gift and have not worn it in the field yet, but it seems like it will be a great mid-weight jacket. It is way softer and lighter than I expected. With the elastic cuffs it deals more like a hoody than like my other soft shells ( Columbia/NorthFace). Wearing it around outside it seems really warm for how little it weighs. I was getting a draft at first and realized the pockets were mesh lined and I had left them open. I would prefer that the hand pockets were completely lined, but I can see how they will be useful for heat dumping while hiking. Overall I am happy with the jacket so far and it should bridge the gap between spot/stalk and cool weather stand hunting.