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Men's Catalyst Vest
Men's Catalyst Vest
Men's Catalyst Vest
Men's Catalyst Vest
Men's Catalyst Vest
Men's Catalyst Vest
Men's Catalyst Vest
Men's Catalyst Vest
Men's Catalyst Vest
Men's Catalyst Vest
Men's Catalyst Vest
Men's Catalyst Vest
Men's Catalyst Vest
Men's Catalyst Vest
Men's Catalyst Vest
Men's Catalyst Vest
Men's Catalyst Vest
Men's Catalyst Vest
Men's Catalyst Vest
Men's Catalyst Vest

Men's Catalyst Vest

2 LAYER SILENT SOFTSHELL

$140.00 USD

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Building on the success of our popular men’s jacket, the Catalyst vest delivers durable breathability in an even lighter package. Silent, breathable, insulating, and engineered to stretch and move with you, the Catalyst changes what is possible in a softshell garment. The revolutionary, 2-layer construction creates a vest 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 vest 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 vest will help you get it done.

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Men's Catalyst Vest 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

    How It's Built

    • Material: 2-Layer SoftShell
    • Cut: Athletic
    • Primary Uses:
      • Spot & Stalk
      • Tree Stand
      • Waterfowl
      • Upland
      • Fishing
    • Weight: 14.5oz.

    Where to Use

    • Temperature Range:
      • 20F - 45F (Active)
      • 45F - 60F

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 28 reviews
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    Dallas G
    Fit:
    Product Size: XL
    Height: 6'2"
    Weight: 225
    Waist Size: 36
    Inseam Length: 32
    Location: Arizona
    Primary Use: Hunting
    Great Vest; Can't wait to use it more

    I bought the vest and took it on a scouting trip but, didn't really need it yet. When I went to put it away, the zipper came undone from the bottom. When I tried to run the zipper down to get it undone and a couple teeth broke off. No problem, I contacted customer service for a warranty claim and that's pending.

    First Lite already had a customer for life but, now I'm telling anyone who will listen too.

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    Art Steinhauer
    Fit:
    Product Size: M
    Height: 5’8"
    Weight: 170
    Waist Size: 34
    Inseam Length: 30
    Draw Length: 28.5"
    Location: I wear this vest on colder mornings while in my tree stand.
    Primary Use: I wear this vest over my wick hoody or kiln 250 hoody depending on temps.
    Great layer for colder mornings

    I’ve worn this vest only a handful of mornings while Bowhunting in Southeastern PA. It’s been a great addition to my First Lite lineup. I am very satisfied with the catalyst vest so far and will be wearing it more as we get deeper into the season.

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    ERIC B
    Fit:
    Product Size: L
    Height: 5’10
    Weight: 180
    Waist Size: 33
    Inseam Length: 32
    Catalyst Vest

    I was excited to get this vest, I own the catalyst jacket as well and it has been bulletproof with whatever I’ve put it through and I expect the vest to be no different. Size was perfect if you plan to run a few layers underneath. I’ve been using it in the early season a ton running the kiln long sleeve underneath.

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    Jon Weisenbeck
    Fit:
    Product Size: L
    Height: 5-11
    Weight: 220
    Waist Size: 36
    Inseam Length: 32
    Draw Length: 28.5
    Location: Whitetail Saddle
    Primary Use: Layering, Everyday use.
    Perfect to take the edge off!

    Told myself to get one vest this year had several folks recommend the Catalyst. So far it’s been awesome. Perfect to take that edge off a cold morning and great layering piece. Can’t way to see how it holds up layering in the cold. This thing is dead quiet too. Lots of pockets. Would definitely get again. I think this will be beneficial mostly for an outer layer for early-mid season but also will be great for a mid layer during the rut.

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    Dylan Manero
    Fit:
    Product Size: XL
    Height: 6'3
    Weight: 225
    Waist Size: 36
    Inseam Length: ?
    Draw Length: 31 inch
    Location: PA
    Primary Use: Whitetail
    Awsomr

    Comfy quiet great for early mid season pants ran a little big but the suspenders help out

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    James Yochum
    Fit:
    Product Size: XL
    Height: 6’2”
    Weight: 225
    Waist Size: 35
    Inseam Length: 35
    Draw Length: 31
    Location: High desert of eastern Oregon in August/September.
    Primary Use: Bow hunting
    Comfortable and true to size.

    Well constructed. Very comfortable. Perfect for elk bow hunt.

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    Calvin Leerskov
    Fit:
    Product Size: XL
    Height: 6’
    Weight: 195
    Waist Size: 34
    Inseam Length: 34
    Draw Length: 29.5
    Location: Elk/Deer Hunting
    Primary Use: Mid layer insulation.
    Great Mid Layer

    Excellent mid layer. Product was a little larger than I expected. I just added an extra layer underneath to adjust for the extra room in the vest.

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    nate miller
    Fit:
    Product Size: L
    Height: 5'10"
    Weight: 172
    Waist Size: 33
    Inseam Length: 32
    good... large is.... large!

    I'm exchanging this piece for a medium. Like others, it runs large. I took a gamble thinking I would layer under it and it would work well with my build... but with Klamath Hoody and a marino wool (150g) still swimming. I'm 5'10, 170ish lbs. at the time of writing this, 172lbs. I have wide shoulders and my chest/ lat circumference is 43.5".

    Hope this helps somebody decide.

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    N. B.
    Fit:
    Product Size: XXL
    Height: 5'10
    Weight: 250
    Waist Size: 38
    Inseam Length: 32
    Draw Length: 29
    Location: IL
    Primary Use: outer layer
    money maker

    perfect late early season to late season for layering. A bit large fit, but I dont like skin tight or compressed hunting gear. Under a jacket or over a hoodie should be money!

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    Thomas Moore
    Fit:
    Product Size: S
    Height: 5’6
    Weight: 155
    Waist Size: 31
    Inseam Length: 29
    Location: On the drift boat.
    Primary Use: Fly fishing, casual.
    Great versatile vest

    I am extremely pleased with this product, so far. The vest is very lightweight but is great for early summer mornings in Montana. The cut on it is solid. The pockets are extremely are well designed and help organize my fly cups, keys, wallet, nippers, hemostat, etc., when I am on the water. Can’t wait to try it as a layering piece during hunting season.