Sanctuary Insulated Jacket
Silent Construction 37.5 Insulation
Sanctuary Insulated Jacket Details
- Insulated Outerwear
- 200g insulated body
- 160g insulated sleeves/hood
- True to Size: Purchase your normal size to wear under other layers
- Maximum insulation for warmth in extreme conditions + Moisture resistant DWR exterior repels snow/rain
- Dead quiet even in sub freezing temperatures
- Stays warm whether dry or wet
- Exclusive 37.5 fabric uses Active Carbon Technology moving perspiration (human signature) to the outside of the garment where it is functionally neutralized
- Built-in stretch for complete range of motion
- Constructed with biomechanically accurate Shooter's sleeves, shoulders and hood
How It's Built
- Material: 37.5 Synthetic Insulation
- Cut: Cut to Wear Over Your Kit
- Primary Uses:
- Tree Stand
- Weight: 55oz.
Where to Use
- Pacific Northwest
- Temperature Ranges:
- Below 20F
- 20F - 45F
Bought the sanctuary jacket and bibs last year. Decided to put it to the test on a 0F morning with 30mph winds. With subpar underlayers, and fully expecting to freeze, I climbed into a bowstand. I was a little overheated from the walk, but as soon as I sat down the material immediately started pulling the moisture from my underlayers. Within minutes I was cooled off but not cold. Then the wind started to hit me. I could feel the cold biting at my face and hands. I felt as though I was getting cold, and then all of a sudden I warmed up. The wind had not stopped, and I hadn't moved a bit. Somehow this stuff can regulate temperature. I wondered if I had imagined it, but time and time again that morning the wind blew, I felt as though I was going to get cold, and then suddenly warmed back up. I've never experienced anything like that before. I've tried all kinds of different clothing and fabrics and nothing I've tried or seen works as well as the First Lite Sanctuary outerwear. Well worth the investment.
So I bought this jacket last year before it got cold for whitetail hunting. I was sick and tired of freezing and not having quality warm and quiet camouflage for bow hunting. Anyway pulled it out of the box and put it on in the house and wore the jacket for about half hour or so. I was defenetly warm but I wasn't sweating like crazy. This proved to me that the jacket breathes very well. Warmest I hunted with it on was mid 30s. It could definetly be worn in warmer temps as long as your not super active. (keep in mind if I'm somewhat active 30 degrees is sweatshirt weather to me). Coldest I had hunted with this jacket was about negative 5 with some slight wind. I was wearing the wick and kiln as a base layer also with the sawtooth vest then this jacket and bibbs. I also absolutely hate to wear gloves and with this jacket I had my hands in the pockets without any hand warmers and they were super warm in those pockets! I hunted that morning for around 3 hours and was still warm except my feet. I've also used this jacket and bibbs to practice shooting bow in when its real cold outside, and the jacket does not get in the way at all. I was shocked that such a warm heavy jacket is so thin and doesn't hinder anything at all. It is also dead silent, just the perfect jacket for late season archers. I ordered a medium and I still had plenty of room with those 3 layers underneath, its sized with the anticipation that you will be wearing baselayers. With that being said, wearing just the jacket and a t shirt it still isn't big and bulky. Id say buy the size you would normally wear. I also own the catalyst jacket, and I tried putting on the wick, kiln, sawtooth vest, catalyst, and then put on the sanctuary bibbs then jacket and it wasn't too bulky or tight. It was just too hot for me to wear. I only had this for the one season so I cant attest to durability, it seems tough and hasn't had any tears or frays yet though. I hope this helps someone out!
I love this jacket for late season. I walk-in with it in my pack and once I cool down, I throw this on and warm for all day sits in the stand. Only reason I gave it 4 stars is that it doesn’t have the slat in the back of the jacket for harness safety line to go through like the Woodbury has.
Kept me comfortably warm on a 10 deg day in the woods. The fabric is super quiet against itself as well. Wish I lived in a colder climate to wear it more often!
Every year I tell myself I'm going to invest in some warmer treestand hunting clothes but by the time the end of the season rolls around I put it off until the next year. I'm so glad that I finally took the plunge and bought this jacket and bibs. I've always worn a bunch of layers to try to stay warm but with all of the bulk it gets difficult to move around and draw a bow. This system is warm and easy to move around in, the slimmer fitting shooters cut sleeves are great. This is strictly an ambush hunting system, I pack the bibs and jacket in and put them on before I climb up into a tree. The fabric is not what I was expecting but it is nice, it's kind of a spandex feeling fabric on the outside which makes it very quiet. I have have been warm in them so far although the coldest I've used it in so far is probably around 20. The hood on the jacket is nice in that it adjusts snug and is not too bulky. The thigh pockets on the bibs are really handy, there's a zipper pocket with an elastic closed pocket on top which is nice for sticking gloves in.