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Whitetail Catalyst Jacket
Whitetail Catalyst Jacket
Whitetail Catalyst Jacket
Whitetail Catalyst Jacket
Whitetail Catalyst Jacket
Whitetail Catalyst Jacket
Whitetail Catalyst Jacket
Whitetail Catalyst Jacket
Whitetail Catalyst Jacket
Whitetail Catalyst Jacket
Whitetail Catalyst Jacket
Whitetail Catalyst Jacket

Whitetail Catalyst Jacket

2-Layer Silent SoftShell

$260.00 USD


The Whitetail Catalyst Jacket is a purpose-built, silent jacket for serious whitetail hunters that demand high-end performance during early and mid-season conditions. Ultra-quiet, durable, breathable, and water-resistant, its two-layer softshell both insulates and breathes exceptionally well, making it a versatile option for a wide range of temperatures and conditions. The jacket is packed with features like tree stand-specific pocketing, harness pass-thru, removable hood, and KitLink system compatibility, making it dialed for the tree stand or blind. Built to withstand a lifetime of hard use in the whitetail woods, the Whitetail Catalyst Jacket will become your go-to from the season opener 'til the leaves begin to fall. 

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Whitetail Catalyst Jacket Details

Layering Position
  • Insulated Outerwear


  • True to Size: Purchase your normal size
  • 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 and ultra-quiet construction
    • Built-in stretch for full range-of-motion 
    • DWR exterior repels rain and cuts wind
    • Constructed with biomechanically accurate hips and legs with maximum treestand comfort
    • Removable 3D Turret  hood construction for maximized field-of-view
    • Kitlink™ 37.5 fleece-lined chest muff and pocket seamlessly integrates with zippered pass-thrus on jacket
    • Tree Stand harness pass-thru

    How It's Built

    • Material: 2-Layer SoftShell
    • Cut: Athletic
    • Primary Uses:
      • Tree Stand
    • Weight: 25oz.

    Where to Use

    • Regions:
      • Midwest
      • Northeast
      • Southeast
    • Temperature Ranges:
      • 45F - 60F

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 4 reviews
    Grant Karr
    Product Size: XL
    Height: 6’2
    Weight: 220
    Waist Size: 38
    Inseam Length: 33
    Draw Length: 32
    Location: Northeast
    Primary Use: Bow hunting
    Awesome Jacket

    I’m a pretty tall guy with long arms so finding jackets that fit well is often a challenge. This jacket fits like a glove, the sleeves are perfect, I can extend my arms out in front of me and the sleeves don’t budge, normally they fall back well behind my wrists. On top of that the jacket is very spacious so layering up and retaining freedom of movement isn’t a problem, especially when it comes to drawing a bow. I can’t wait to be using this jacket in a few months.

    Product Size: M
    Height: 5'7
    Weight: 180
    Waist Size: 34
    Inseam Length: 30

    I had the OG Catalyst Jacket and really like it and thought it was versatile for hunting whitetails in the east. There were improvements for the whitetail hunter that could have been made and that is exactly what the FL team did with this jacket. The pass through in the back for a harness, the hood was redesigned for archers to have a solid anchoring point, and obviously adding on with the pass through to the bibs. All big improvements and I didn't mention the new Specter pattern which I believe is the best pattern out there. The jacket is ultra quiet, durable zippers and easy enough to pack away if needed. Great job and the fit is exactly the same as the original.

    Product Size: XL
    Height: 6'0
    Weight: 225
    Waist Size: 37
    Inseam Length: 32
    Location: VA
    Primary Use: Spring Turkey & Whitetail Deer
    Nice Jacket

    I don't have the original Catalyst jacket so I cant compare this one to the original. Runs a tad large in the torso area for layering I assume and the sleeves are a bit long for me as I am a 34/35 sleeve. Def quiet, zippers a tad noisy but not a big deal and comparable to Sitka, and the chest pockets are plenty big which I really like. I'd prefer pull strings on all of the zippered pockets. Hood is adjustable with a cinch strap on the back. Inside the two hand pockets are two straps to pull so you can tighten the waist down. Nice fleece lining inside should be nice for those October mornings when the temps finally drop. Looking forward to giving it a try this coming season. I didn't buy the bibs as I wanted to check out the jacket first but look forward to the reviews on those. I've been a Sitka guy for years but switched last year 100% to FL merino base layers and pants which I can use for deer, turkey, and big game.

    Bradley Butler
    Product Size: L
    Height: 6’1
    Weight: 196
    Waist Size: 34
    Inseam Length: 34
    Location: North Alabama
    Primary Use: Walking in Stalk - Then Tree Stand
    Fits Tight With thin Underlayers - little belly stretch

    So it fits… but I probably should have gone with an XL.
    I added the merino hoodie and Klamath hoodie under it and it’s a pretty snug fit. Cut somewhat high in the front of the jacket. Other hoodies fit great in a Large. This was trim.

    Since it’s an early season item - hopefully the hoodies can be layered on/off when the morning temps heat up.

    Definitely look to the solitude 2 for more insulation in static stands.

    I’m holding out for the furnace 2.0