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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

2 Layer Silent Softshell

$240.00

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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

  • Exclusive 37.5 Active Particle Technology 
    • Exhausts moisture and maintains core body temperature 
    • Traps odors (human signature) and releases them when laundered
    • Revolutionary, 2-layer softshell design
    • Ultra-quiet construction
    • 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 (Active)
      • 45F - 60F

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 332 reviews
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    L
    Logan Shaffer
    Fit:
    Product Size: L
    Height: 6’2”
    Weight: 195
    Waist Size: 36
    Inseam Length: 32
    Location: Pennsylvania
    Primary Use: Whitetail
    Awesome jacket

    The fit is flawless, no limitations on movement even with 3 layers underneath and nothing bunched up. I’ve been wearing this with the foundry catalyst pants for the first few days of rifle in PA and down into the 30’s I’ve been comfortable with this jacket over the aerowool tee, kiln QZ, and Klamath QZ under it. The pockets are simple and effective, they are my only critique though. I’d rather see fleece lining on both sides in the pocket rather than the mesh backed pockets for durability and warmth. Other than that it’s been stout enough to bust brush while tracking without snagging or dragging the whole forest with me. Fully recommend this jacket if you’re considering it. The fit has been perfect like usual from first lite.

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    Kayden Flinchbaugh
    Fit:
    Product Size: M
    Height: 5’ 10”
    Weight: 180
    Waist Size: 33
    Inseam Length: 29
    Location: Pennsylvania
    Primary Use: Whitetail Rut
    Soft Shell Jacket

    The Catalyst soft shell jacket was the missing piece from my first lite collection. I needed something for cold mornings of the whitetail rut. The jacket was the perfect addition.

    J
    Jess McMillan
    Fit:
    Product Size: XXL
    Height: 6-0
    Weight: 280
    Waist Size: 40
    Inseam Length: 32
    Location: Everyday

    Great product! Warmer than I expected. I will probably be buying more.

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    Luke
    Fit:
    Product Size: XL
    Height: 6’02”
    Weight: 245
    Waist Size: 38
    Inseam Length: 34
    Draw Length: 30
    Location: Montana
    Primary Use: Bowhunting
    Perfect

    Love the fit and quality. Great for bowhunting season in Montana, August through October temperatures. Fit in the chest and arms if made for bowhunting. The pockets are placed for easy access with a pack on. Lightweight and fairly warm.

    S
    Stephen
    Fit:
    Product Size: XL
    Height: 511
    Weight: 220
    Waist Size: 34
    Inseam Length: 32
    Best soft shell jacket on the market

    I have several soft shell jackets from Sitka, Tru-spec, and Guide Gear. The First Lite Catalyst beats them all, hands down. I use it for high altitude, late season hunts as my outer most layer. Combined with a furnace quarter zip, it’s warm enough to fight the bitter Colorado cold but flexible enough to be quiet and comfortable.

    R
    Randy King
    Fit:
    Product Size: XL
    Height: 6’
    Weight: 190
    Draw Length: 29”
    Primary Use: Hunting outer shell

    Men's Catalyst Soft Shell Jacket

    A
    Andrew
    Fit:
    Product Size: XL
    Height: 6’1”
    Weight: 215
    Waist Size: 38
    Inseam Length: 33
    Draw Length: 28.5
    Location: Mid-West and South
    Primary Use: Whitetail Hunting
    Quality Jacket

    Quiet material, comfortable fleece lining, plenty of pockets and great camo patterns. I got an XL which fits a bit large for my size. It works well for layering, which is why I went larger. If you wanted a more articulated fit, a large would have been the better option. Walked through thorns and thick brush and jacket held up great!

    G
    Gustaf Lyon
    Fit:
    Product Size: L
    Height: 6
    Weight: 160
    Waist Size: 32
    Inseam Length: 32
    Location: Everywhere
    Primary Use: Huntin, camping, everyday wear
    Great all around jacket

    Great lightweight jacket for hunting. Use it for cool temperatures and over a few layers when it gets cold. Blocks wind well, sheds water and is durable. Perfect all around outer layer. Grabbed a solid color for everyday wear.

    M
    Michael Sheppard
    Fit:
    Product Size: L
    Height: 5’ 8”
    Weight: 180
    Waist Size: 34
    Inseam Length: 32
    Draw Length: 28
    Location: Everywhere
    Primary Use: Work and Hunting
    Great all around jacket

    I bought this jacket to hunt in but found that it’s perfect for everyday use as well. It fits great, not bulky, and warm enough to keep you comfortable in moderately cold temperatures (40-50 F). I would suggest a base layer for sub freezing temps.

    M
    Mama Bear
    Fit:
    Product Size: XL
    Height: 6’2”
    Weight: 250
    Waist Size: 40
    Inseam Length: 33
    Location: Fall
    Primary Use: Deer hunting
    Great gift I was told

    We purchased this for my son to hunt in. We are in SE MI and he loves it! He said the quality is great - for is good and he can move around comfortably with no noise. Great Camo pattern!