Men's Catalyst Soft Shell Jacket – First Lite Performance Hunting
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Men's Catalyst Soft Shell Jacket
Men's Catalyst Soft Shell Jacket
Men's Catalyst Soft Shell Jacket
Men's Catalyst Soft Shell Jacket
Men's Catalyst Soft Shell Jacket
Men's Catalyst Soft Shell Jacket
Men's Catalyst Soft Shell Jacket
Men's Catalyst Soft Shell Jacket
Men's Catalyst Soft Shell Jacket
Men's Catalyst Soft Shell Jacket
Men's Catalyst Soft Shell Jacket
Men's Catalyst Soft Shell Jacket
Men's Catalyst Soft Shell Jacket
Men's Catalyst Soft Shell Jacket
Men's Catalyst Soft Shell Jacket
Men's Catalyst Soft Shell Jacket
Men's Catalyst Soft Shell Jacket
Men's Catalyst Soft Shell Jacket

Men's Catalyst Soft Shell Jacket

2 Layer Silent Softshell

$240.00 USD

Color/PatternFirst Lite Cipher

From the treestand to the tundra, the Men's Catalyst Soft Shell Jacket changes the paradigm of technical hunting softshell jackets. Silent, breathable, insulating, and engineered to stretch and move with you, the Catalyst changes what is possible in a softshell jacket. The revolutionary, 2-layer construction creates a jacket that is warm and breathable while also being lightweight and completely silent.

Interior 37.5 fleece lining works to optimize your body temperature while the brushed, durable exterior is ultra-silent while fending off moisture through our advanced DWR.

The result is an ultra-versatile jacket that performs as well in the stand as it does in the backcountry. Whether you are looking for silent warmth sitting for whitetails during the rut or hoofing it through knee-deep snow on the trail of late season elk, the Catalyst softshell system will help you get it done.

The Catalyst is also available in a Men's Pant.

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Men's Catalyst Soft Shell Jacket Details

Layering Position

  • Insulated Outerwear

Features

  • 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
    • Waterfowl
    • Upland
    • Fishing
  • Weight: 19oz.

Where to Use

  • Regions:
    • Intermountain/Rockies
    • Midwest
    • Northeast
    • BC/Alaska
    • Southeast
  • Temperature Ranges:
    • 20F - 45F
    • 45F - 60F
    • Below 20F (Active)

Customer Reviews

Based on 173 reviews
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J.Z.
Fit:
Product Size: L
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 190
Location: Pennsylvania
Primary Use: hunting and stocking trout
New Favorite!

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.

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J.
Fit:
Product Size: XL
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 240
Fit Comments: Perfect
Location: Everywhere
Primary Use: Everything
Love it

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.

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T.B.
Fit:
Product Size: XL
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 217
Fit Comments: Fit is fantastic. Just enough room for layering underneath
Location: Tree stand hunting from Midwest to South
Primary Use: Hunting of all kinds Deer mostly
Catalyst Softshell Jacket, Fantastic but could be improved

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.

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J.
Fit:
Product Size: XL
Height: 5'10'
Weight: 240
Fit Comments: Fits great, not tight, but just enough room to wear a vest underneath if you wanted. Perfect fit for me
Location: Everywhere
Primary Use: Everything
Catalyst Dry Earth

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.

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Fit:
Product Size: XL
Height: 5’10
Weight: 210
Fit Comments: I bought mine 1 size up to accommodate an insulated jacket underneath for colder weather stand hunting. It fits a little baggy without layers underneath, but not so much that it is uncomfortable or looks bad.
Location: Stand and spot/stalk
Primary Use: Deer and Turkey hunting
Impressed so far

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.