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Sanctuary Insulated Jacket
Silent Construction 37.5 Insulation

Purpose-built for bitter cold days in the tree stand, the First Lite Sanctuary Insulated Jacket is the cold weather component of the First Lite Layering Kit. With a proprietary combination of seven layers of fabric and insulation carefully positioned to maximize warmth, this thing is an oven. Just as important, this is the quietest outerwear piece in the arsenal and utilizes our shooters cut, allowing you to draw your weapon accurately and uninhibited. With the Sanctuary, you will be able to Stay Longer in your stand on those days when others are heading for home.




An important note about sizing: The Sanctuary Jacket is a roomy fit designed to be layered over our base layer system. Without layering, some may find their normal size to be on the larger side.

$350.00
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Product Details

Layering Position

  • - Insulated Outerwear
    • Features

    • -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
    • Cut Cut to Wear Over Your Kit
      System Position Insulated Outerwear
      Material 37.5 by Cocona
      Actual Product Weight Size MD 55 oz.
      Primary Usage Tree Stand, Waterfowl

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Reviews

4.8
of 5
110 Reviews
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Runs Small
Perfect
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Sanctuary set 8/30/2018

Wore this set last winter in Iowa was comfortable in -20 temps worked amazing

Nickname: IAhuntr
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 220lbs - 230lbs
Size: XL
Location: Iowa
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Great coat, zipper needs some improvement 8/30/2018

I haven't had a chance to hunt in this coat yet but I love the fit and finish. My only complaint would be the 2 way zipper. It is very finicky and has to be just perfect for it to function. It usually takes me 2 or 3 attempts to get in just the right place.


How it fits
I'm 5'6" and 170lbs and this coat fits very well.

Nickname: Brian
Height: 5'6" - 5'8"
Weight: 160lbs - 170lbs
Size: M
Location: Iowa
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Never freeze again 8/30/2018

Bowhunting whitetail last winter, we got hit with a record-breaking cold snap, and I damn near froze to death. An old, deafeningly loud pair of down bibs barely saved the trip, but I vowed to get a hold of gear that would be silent and save my tenders from getting flash-frozen. The Sanctuary Jacket and Bibs fit the bill perfectly. I ordered them both in a L, and the fit is great with plenty of room for my underlying scent-blocking layer and wool long underwear. Superb, high-quality stuff.

Nickname: Josh
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 200lbs - 210lbs
Size: L
Location: Pennsylvania
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Well worth it 8/30/2018

I bought the first one for whitetail hunting in the south. Not that we get a ton of cold weather but late December early January the stand gets pretty chilly. This along with a merino shirt and merino vest were perfect. It was so good I bought a second of a different pattern.

Nickname: Josh
Height: 6' - 6'2"
Weight: 200lbs - 210lbs
Size: XL
Location: North Carolina
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Its actually perfect 8/30/2018

Silent. Warm. Not bulky. If you need anything else in a midwest whitetail jacket, you're mistaken.
Its got the perfect length to keep your cheeks warm if sitting in a stand. The arms are streamlined to draw back a bow without issue. The thicker fill in the chest prevents those pectorals from convulsing. The pockets are deep and taped. The hood feels as warm as a Canada Goose hood but somehow is slim and fitted. Pockets on the back are a must for hand warmers. I've been caught in a downpour and remained toasty dry.


How it fits
True to fit.

Nickname: Michael
Height: 6' - 6'2"
Weight: 150lbs - 160lbs
Size: M
Location: Wisconsin
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Great late season gear!! 8/30/2018

Extremely warm gear. Stays quiet in sub-zero temp. When I first started using the gear, initial impressions were it was like marshmallow man suit. That feeling wore off and I have been pleased with the jacket and bibs.

I do question the durability of the exterior. Midwest has a lot of briars and thorns


How it fits
It is definitely an outer layer, and sizes seem to run big

Nickname: Andy Robson
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 170lbs - 180lbs
Size: L
Location: Illinois
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Perfect 8/30/2018

Love this jacket. I am tall so the added length makes the large fit me great. Very warm, great pockets and VERY QUIET


How it fits
Awesome cut,

Nickname: Mike
Height: 6'2" - 6'4"
Weight: 200lbs - 210lbs
Size: L
Location: Pennsylvania
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Amazingly comfortable and warm!! 8/30/2018

I run cold, so late season stand sits can be tricky for me. I usually have about 5 layers on and still get cold. This jacket is a game changer. Super warm and shockingly light for the warmth it provides. The fit, like all FL gear, is roomy so I can still add layers underneath, but not so bulky that I have a hard time drawing my bow. Can't recommend this jacket more!

Nickname: Greg
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 200lbs - 210lbs
Size: L
Location: New York
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Warm and Light 8/30/2018

I needed a jacket for late season whitetail hunting in temperatures that range from single digits above zero to double digits below zero. And where I hunt, the wind blows constantly adding to the cold. But the clothing I have worn for years is bulky and didn't provide enough warmth. So, I purchased the Sanctuary Jacket because it is light weight and extremely warm even in windy conditions. Best hunting coat I have ever owned.

I like it so much for late season hunting that I subsequently bought the Woodbury Jacket for use in somewhat milder conditions.


How it fits
The fit of this jacket is perfect for me. I can get several layers under it without feeling like the Stay Puft Marshmellow man. I'm a big guy and this coat fits perfectly.

Nickname: Longhunter
Height: 6' - 6'2"
Weight: 250lbs - 260lbs
Size: XXXL
Location: North Dakota
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Exceeded expectations 8/30/2018

When the jacket arrived I couldn't believe how light weight it was and how great the fit. I thought to myself there is no way this is going to keep me warm in January sitting in a stand. I couldn't have been more wrong. I have been out is in 10 degree with a wind chill and stayed comfortable. The range in motion compared to my old parka I used wear is phenomenal! All in all you can not go wrong with this jacket. It is worth every penny.


How it fits
While I could fit into a Large I went with the XL. I do layers and I dont mind having a little extra room... just my preference.

Nickname: Mordog
Height: 6'2" - 6'4"
Weight: 180lbs - 190lbs
Size: XL
Location: Ohio
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Great cold weather Jacket 8/30/2018

This Jacket is amazing it’s crazy warm and the sleeves are perfect for bow hunting, the hood is like a oven when you wear it and I also really like the inside pockets to throw a few hand warmers in on the nastiest days


How it fits
You do not need to size up in this jacket order it as if you were not going to have any base layers on, I’m a Medium build 5-8 160lbs and the small fits me good

Nickname: T
Height: 5'6" - 5'8"
Weight: 150lbs - 160lbs
Size: S
Location: Mississippi
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
The Jacket That Made Me A FL Believer 8/29/2018

I can't express how amazing the Sanctuary jacket and bib are. I'm very athletic and lean and get cold easily sitting in a stand or blind, so my wife surprised me with the set in ASAT last Christmas. Now sitting in the stand all day, laying in snow predator hunting, or on my Adirondack winter trap line is a joke. It is insane how warm this thing is, sometimes I only wear a thin base layer under this and still warm in freezing conditions. Comfy like a sleeping bag, but with a ton of utility, I rave about this and other First Lite products to everybody because of this. Saving up to get another set in Cipher this year.


How it fits
Fit is perfect, form fitting but with room to move, draw a bow, or aim your rifle/shotgun.

Nickname: Brett
Height: 6'2" - 6'4"
Weight: 180lbs - 190lbs
Size: L
Location: New York
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Incredible warmth, quiet and comfort 8/29/2018

I wore a mishmash of big box camo, mainly cotton type overalls and jackets over the years whitetail hunting. The Sanctuary jacket and bibs offer a level of utility, comfort and warmth I couldn’t dream of before trying them. Well placed pockets, great water resistance, and super warm in the tree stand.

Nickname: Matt
Height: 6' - 6'2"
Weight: 190lbs - 200lbs
Size: L
Location: Wisconsin
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Cold weather killer 8/29/2018

To say this thing is toasty is an understatement. I’ve worn this jacket in late January chasing ducks with cold temperatures and high winds. I’ve had this on cold stationary whitetail sits. I’ve had it in the snow on atvs and the list could just keep going but I’ve never even had the slightest chill while I have this jacket on. It’s flawless but it needs to be really cold to appreciate its performance.


How it fits
Fits slightly big but it’s an outer piece so layered properly it fits great. Shooter sleeves are awesome!

Nickname: Glenn
Height: 6'2" - 6'4"
Weight: 190lbs - 200lbs
Size: L
Location: North Carolina
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
MUST BUY 8/29/2018

Once you buy this you will never get cold again! Fits great a lot of adjustment. The pocket seals are my favorite. MUST BUY

Nickname: Wyatt
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 150lbs - 160lbs
Size: L
Location: Oklahoma
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Warm! 8/29/2018

This thing is warm! Unbelievable. As soon as I put it on i could feel heat radiating back onto my body. Works awesome with harness underneath.

Nickname: Jake
Height: 6'4" - 6'6"
Weight: 220lbs - 230lbs
Size: XL
Location: Virginia
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
A bit much for Texas most of the time 8/29/2018

Had this coat before I lost weight. I was about 320 at the time. The best heavy weight jacket I tried for bowhunting by far. It was a little too much most of the time down here. Usually had a light base layer with the sanctuary on top unless it was really cold and windy.

Nickname: Adam
Height: 6' - 6'2"
Weight: 300lbs - 310lbs
Size: XXXL
Location: Texas
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
great jacket 8/29/2018

This is a very nice and warm jacket. The material is quiet and soft. It is the quietest jacket I own. The side pockets are lined with a fleece material that is very warm. The inside pockets are pretty big as well.


How it fits
I normally wear an xl in shirts and a L or XL in jackets (47" chest). I have the large in this jacket and there is plenty of room.

Nickname: james
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 210lbs - 220lbs
Size: L
Location: South Carolina
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Excellent Cold Weather Jacket 8/29/2018

Very comfortable and warm, quiet, good fit, and great functionality. Would highly recommend, great for greedy and hunting.

Nickname: Addison
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 160lbs - 170lbs
Size: M
Location: Michigan
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Waaaay too warm..... 8/29/2018

On an Indiana February morning, temperatures hovering just above 10 degrees outside, I chose to see what all the reviews were saying about this coat. I quickly realized that this coat would of been right at home in a tree stand or on a log overlooking my favorite creek crossing in the snow. I couldn’t believe how quiet the coat was once I stopped and paid attention to the details rather than how warm it was just walking in this comfortable set. I chose the Cipher design to serve as a late, riverside duck Camo as well as a late season deer stand or coyote Camo. Very happy with this set, more happy to learn not to walk to far in it..




How it fits
Fits as it should. I’m a big guy, it’s a great feeling to get the warmth, the pattern and the functionality all in one.

Nickname: Matt
Height: 6'8" - 6'10"
Weight: 240lbs - 250lbs
Size: XXXL
Location: Indiana
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Top Notch 8/29/2018

I bought this jacket for late season Kansas hunting and have been extremely satisfied. Temperatures in the teens with 20 mph sustained winds and gusts into the 40's and I can hunt all day in them without getting cold. Top notch material, and excellent design.


How it fits
Runs a little big, but I like the room for layering.

Nickname: Chance B.
Height: 6' - 6'2"
Weight: 210lbs - 220lbs
Size: XL
Location: Kansas
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Perfect for winter whitetail hunts 8/29/2018

Late November and most of December 2017 was 15-20 degree in early morning sits before the sun rose. I wore the Sanctuary for those late seasons and it was a life saver, helping me sit all day in pretty cold weather. Great buy.


How it fits
Fits incredibly well and has room for layering.

Nickname: Seth
Height: 5'4" - 5'6"
Weight: 130lbs - 140lbs
Size: S
Location: South Carolina
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Buy it! 8/29/2018

I purchased this piece for waterfowl hunting in brutal idaho conditions. I couldn’t be happier with its fit, performance, warmth, and durability. The cipher camo is perfect for duck hunting.

Best waterfowl jacket I’ve ever had!

Nickname: Chad
Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
Weight: 180lbs - 190lbs
Size: XL
Location: Idaho
Use: Waterfowl
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Best jacket! 8/29/2018

The is the warmest jacket I have ever used. Great fit and colors.


How it fits
Perfect fit over vest and base layer

Nickname: Jeff
Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
Weight: 190lbs - 200lbs
Size: L
Location: Kansas
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Warm and Comfortabe 8/29/2018

I'm very pleased with the Sanctuary Jacket. Soft and Quiet. Good for long stand sits on cold days. The chest pocket is handy for storing your cell phone or other things you need easy access to. I plan on getting the bibs later.


How it fits
The fit runs a little big so getting your normal size is plenty for layering underneath.

Nickname: Cory
Height: 6'2" - 6'4"
Weight: 180lbs - 190lbs
Size: L
Location: Tennessee
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Warmest jacket I own 8/29/2018

This jacket paired with the sanctuary bibs is the only cold weather gear u will ever need. Used this jacket with the bibs during deer season in Indiana and kept warm even through the coldest days in December. Also wore the jacket and bibs in Colorado elk hunting in December, no complaints. If you get this jacket you will never regret it.

Nickname: Joe
Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
Weight: 180lbs - 190lbs
Size: L
Location: Indiana
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Great sitting jacket 8/29/2018

You’ll never be cold in this jacket.


How it fits
Fit was perfect. Not bulky.

Nickname: ramblinangler
Height: 5'6" - 5'8"
Weight: 170lbs - 180lbs
Size: L
Location: New Jersey
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Temps around 0 degrees... who cares! 8/29/2018

It was always such a struggle to hunt late season between the cold and the bulky clothes. This jacket cut the bulk down by more than half. Also the features it has with the mesh pockets on the inside for body warmers have made my ability to hunt in cold temps effortless. Thanks First Lite for making this.

Nickname: Erik
Height: 6'2" - 6'4"
Weight: 250lbs - 260lbs
Size: XL
Location: Kentucky
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Sanctuary set keeps my toasty on long and cold sits 8/29/2018

Bought the Sanctuary Jacket and Bibs for the cold months on Minnesota and Wisconsin's Deer season. I will primarily sit all day in a treestand and this set does a fantastic job keeping me warm while being sedentary.

The fabric is water repellent, soft, quiet, and very breathable. It will be too warm to wear on your walk in but even if you end up sweating, you will find yourself dry shortly.


How it fits
I think I have longer limbs than most, but nothing special. The sleeves fit just right in length and the articulated cut works perfectly for bow and rifle.

Nickname: Jordan
Height: 6' - 6'2"
Weight: 180lbs - 190lbs
Size: L
Location: Wisconsin
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Awesome Product! 8/28/2018

Used only a few times last season during late season, felt super warm the entire time and totally blocked 20mph wind gusts! Now I just need the bibs!


How it fits
Order a size down than what you normally wear.

Nickname: Cory
Size: L
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Fantastic cold weather jacket 8/28/2018

I bought this jacket for cold Illinois weather. It works great. Keeps out the wind and keeps in your body heat. I really like the wrist cuffs that tighten down and keep the cold out. My only complaint is the material gets wrecked up when cutting through briars.

Nickname: BSmiff
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 190lbs - 200lbs
Size: L
Location: Illinois
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Awesome Jacket 8/28/2018

One of the warmest and best fitting jackets that I have ever put on to sit in a tree stand all day. Shooters fit makes it easy to draw a bow or shoulder a gun with ease.

Nickname: Robert
Height: 6' - 6'2"
Weight: 230lbs - 240lbs
Size: L
Location: Michigan
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Perfect for cold weather hunting 8/28/2018

Bought this to use during late bow and gun hunting in Minnesota/Wisconsin. Definitely keeps you warm and can open the vents when walking into the stand so you don't work up a sweat.

Nickname: Nate
Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
Weight: 170lbs - 180lbs
Size: M
Location: Minnesota
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Best Cold Weather Treestand Jacket 8/23/2018

Great jacket for late season. Quiet enough to bow hunt with and slim in the arms to stay out of the way of your string. Had an incinerator jacket that I was never quite happy with and got rid of it after ordering the sanctuary. Ordered a size down and am happy with the way it fits.


How it fits
I've worn both the medium and large sanctuary jacket and at 5'10 180 felt that the medium was a better fit for me, however it will probably fit one less layer than I could wear with the large.

Nickname: Kody
Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
Weight: 180lbs - 190lbs
Size: M
Location: West Virginia
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Incredible Warmth 8/5/2018

I was having trouble staying warm in teens and single digits with a heavy weight fleece camo suit and several heavy baselayers when the temps dipped into the teens and single digits for Michigans 2017 deer hunting season. I remember a particular hunt where the high started out at 18F and when I went in it had dropped 10 degrees to 8F by the time I left the stand. I felt that cold in my bones for what seemed like days. So I did my research and received plenty of recommendations on the sanctuary bibs and parka.

The sanctuary set literally put me back in the game.

I was blown away by the warmth. Of course they have some bulk, but I wore them with mid-weight baselayers and a fleece top and stayed nice and toasty on stand. I also appreciate that the hood has insulation as well, as it kept both the wind and the chill from drafting down my back. The cut of the jacket is unique too, so that there is minimal bulk in the chest area, which is a huge boon if you've ever bowhunted in the late season and had to draw back only to have the puff of your chest interfere with your draw.

Wearing this set I was able to fill my last tag on Dec. 23rd, 2017 when it was 12F out.


How it fits
I ordered the 2XL because I was nervous the XL would fit too snug, as I anticipated wearing light to bulky layers beneath the parka. I am glad I did and the 2XL is a perfect fit for me. With only a single midweight baselayer I was able to stay toasty in the teens, with a little room to spare. I did wear an additional fleece layer on top and still the fit was not too tight. If you only expect to wear this with a single baselayer I might recommend ordering a normal size, but as it turns out a size up in the 2XL was perfect for me.

Nickname: d_rek
Height: 6'2" - 6'4"
Weight: 230lbs - 240lbs
Size: XXL
Location: Michigan
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
More versatile than advertised 7/30/2018

I’ve had this piece for two seasons now and I honestly can’t say enough about it. I believe the best quality of it though is how comfortable I am in it in a fairly wide temperature range. I get cold pretty easy, but I’ve never gotten cold in this with proper layering. I’ve worn it many days near 0 deg F with a couple of base layers and a fleece and have been comfortable. I’ve also worn this when mid day temps rose up to 40 deg F. I was a little warm at that temperature, but never broke a sweat sitting. You can’t wear this walking to the stand if it’s above 20deg, but it does breath well for how insulative it is. Paired with the sanctuary bibs I feel just about invincible in the mid to late season (I start wearing this in mid November). As others have said, the pockets are an awesome feature too. I was planning on getting a muff in addition to this coat, but after one 15 deg sit with a light pair of gloves I realized I didn’t need a muff. Finally, it’s crazy how unrestrictive this jacket is. I primarily bow hunt and I feel like this is less restrictive when moving in my tree stand and drawing my bow back than my lighter weight big box brand peices are. Awesome cold weather piece.


How it fits
A little bulky around the waist, but it seems to work well when laying under it.

Nickname: Jed
Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
Weight: 150lbs - 160lbs
Size: M
Location: Ohio
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Good Jacket 7/30/2018

I bought this jacket for whitetail hunting in Wisconsin. We do a lot of stand hunting, so I wanted a warm jacket for all day sits. This jacket definitely delivers in that area, I have many brand of jackets from kuiu to Sitka and this was definitely the warmest. One draw back is it’s a bit bulky IMO I personally prefer my Sitka frantic jacket due to this. I will be putting this jacket to the test when I head to sas CA for some white tails this year. Overall a great jacket, quite and warm, only drawback is the bulk, which is expected from a “warm” jacket.

Nickname: Cwolf22
Height: 6' - 6'2"
Weight: 230lbs - 240lbs
Size: XXL
Location: Wisconsin
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Cold Weather Cure 7/29/2018

Very warm jacket. Blocks the wind well. the tapered sleeves are nice when shooting your bow. By far my new go to jacket for weather below 30 degrees in the tree. Definitely worth the money.


How it fits
the jacket was a little long for me, but it doesn't bother me at all. it just helps keep my but warm too. other than that, the fit is great. I'm 5' 10" pretty stocky with broad shoulders.

Nickname: Dusty
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 220lbs - 230lbs
Size: XL
Location: Oklahoma
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Amazing Jacket 7/29/2018

Bought this as well as the bibs for late season whitetail hunting in Ohio. Both are very insulated and warm. The hand warmer pockets are definitely a game changer. The shooter cut sleeves are also a great addition to it and helps being able to bow hunt in it as well. I’ve also warn it while waterfowl hunting and performed well in the rain.

Nickname: Bailey
Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
Weight: 170lbs - 180lbs
Size: M
Location: Ohio
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Thicc 7/29/2018

This jacket is perfect for sitting in a tree stand on the coldest of days. It's warm, and thick. It doesn't crinkle when you're wearing it or making small movements. The Cipher pattern breaks up well in a variety of environments and has a convenient system for threading your tree stand harness out by the hood.

Nickname: Chad
Height: 6'2" - 6'4"
Weight: 210lbs - 220lbs
Size: XL
Location: Ohio
Use: Tree Stand
Very Warm Jacket 4/7/2018

Very warm and comfortable. Super quiet compared to other late season jackets I've tried. Really like the hand warmer pockets.

Nickname: Clint
Very warm! 3/20/2018

I have worn this jacket several times now. I wore it the other day when it was in the 40's and screaming wind, I did not feel the wind at all and I was toasty warm with just a wool shirt under! It is a quiet jacket as well. This is not a light jacket if you are counting ounces while backpacking, but if it is going to be below zero and windy, I will pack it because it is so warm! I am using it at sporting events to stay warm in the stands and watch my kids!

Nickname: Eric
All around PERFECT treestand jacket. 3/9/2018

With a $400 price tag, I was hesitant to spend the money on one jacket. All I can say is that this is worth every dollar in my experience. This is the warmest jacket I own, hands down. It's the attention to the small details that make the sanctuary set a fantastic combo. The hood is perfect, warm while allowing you to see out of the peripherals. Pockets are purposefully placed. I could go on and on about how great the Sanctuary set is. I wore this during the late ML season here in NY when it was 0 degrees out. With one base layer and one good mid layer, I was pretty toasty in my treestand. You'll be glad you spent the money when it is below 30 degrees out. Nice water-resistant material. NOT durable however, so don't plan on busting through brush and briars (this is not what it is intended for).

Nickname: SyracuseHunter
Growing up, I hated hunting late season--wish I'd have had this jacket. 3/6/2018

Thanks to this product, I no longer fear the cold. The Sanctuary jacket is phenomenal, it's become my go-to for frigid conditions. I've worn it over a t-shirt for evening archery hunts down into the 40's and been perfectly warm. With layering, I've used it as insulation for duck hunts down to -8 and it held up exceptionally. It's well designed offering a range of movement, built from a material that keeps quiet making it ideal for an outer layer in late archery, and durable. While expensive, it's the last late season jacket you'll ever need.

Nickname: TimVA
The wind will get you 2/23/2018

I bought the sanctuary bib pant combo on sale and I would be irate if I didn't. The 189.00 gander mountain special I had was just as warm. 20 degrees and a 15mph wind is the norm in my neck starting the 3rd week of October, the sanctuary system doesn't cut it.. The combo is good if there is no wind but how often does that happen while hunting lol. 600 dollars later I'm still getting punished by the cold. The garment does not have a wind stopping membrane. It does not stop the wind.

Nickname: Obz
Great Jacket great price 2/5/2018

we've had some windy and cold days here in Wyoming since I received the jacket. It does a great job at blocking the wind. I've never been a fan of hoods but this allows me to me my head without getting blocked. I will say it might be too warm for anything strenuous and its a bit on the heavy side but for sitting out waiting for wildlife to show up it's great

Nickname: Wyominghunter
Warmest and most comfortable clothing I have worn 1/31/2018

When hunting and filming whitetail hunts in Northern Wisconsin at temps that were right around -10 degrees Fahrenheit and I was nice and warm paired with a Chama hoody underneath, this piece of clothing is by far the warmest piece of clothing I’ve ever owned.

Nickname: Brady
Tested to the limits! 1/12/2018

I’ve been waiting until the end of our archery season in Minnesota to write this review. I wanted to test my gear through the nastiest weather before reviewing. Firstly, I had been researching cold weather archery clothing for a long time before pulling the trigger on the First-Lite Insulated Sanctuary Bibs and Jacket, along with a few under-garments. Upon receiving the items I noticed how silent the materials were. This turned out to be key in late-season when the woods are dead silent and sound carries in the cold crisp air. The bibs are pretty unreal. The full leg zippers that continue around the seat are really nice, especially on those longer walks to the stand. You can open up the zippers and release heat before breaking a sweat. There are two pockets with zippers and two pockets with stretchy openings. I used the stretchy pockets for my release and rangefinder. My legs never got cold and I was doing 2-3 hr sits in -15 degrees with -25 windchill. Now on to the Sanctuary Jacket. The jacket has a great fit in a size small for me. I’m 5’6” 135 lbs. I can layer underneath it and still feel like I have good range of motion. My favorite part is the material. It’s deadly silent. This is so important late season when there isn’t a breathe of wind, and everything is frozen. Sound carries really bad when like this. When the temps were in the teens I would wear just the thin base layer and the jacket but when the temps fell in the double digits below zero, I ended up layering with a merino long sleeve base layer and a couple of mid weight insulated fleece. I could last 2 solid hours in the stand like this before the cold crept in. I couldn’t have asked for a better jacket. Super quite and extremely warm. The sleeves are tapered to allow for smooth shooting without your string hitting. The hood is a huge plus as well. I worn their insulated balaclava as well. I wish the balaclava had a tighter fit around the nose to keep it in place. Besides this small concern, everything was perfect and made my December month of hunting in Minnesota a memorable and successful one.

Nickname: Evan
Absolutely top of the line 1/11/2018

This is the best late season treestand coat there is on the market. Sure I haven't tried them all, but I'm still confident in that statement. The fit is great; roomy enough for movement and insulation, but not in the least bit baggy. There are tons of pockets, to help organize things, including the hand warmer pockets which are a nice touch. The fabric is also surprisingly quiet. I didn't expect that honestly, but it certainly makes staying comfortable AND quiet in a treestand much easier. And all of that is great and all, but none of those features compare to how dag on warm this thing is. It's amazing. Ten degrees out, wind blowing, and the only things cold on me were my feet (which also happened to be the only part of me not covered by First Lite gear... interesting). This coat (and the bibs) kept me feeling super comfortable all morning. I really can't recommend it enough. Also of note is that the sleeves work perfectly with the grizzly gloves, which are also awesome.

Nickname: Andrew
Simply the best! 1/3/2018

Purchased the Sanctuary Jacket & bibs for late season here in Kentucky. This is the best product I have bought for cold weather stand hunting. Toasty warm without the bulk, plus as quiet as a mouse for archery hunting. Top to bottom, simply the best!

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Nickname: John
Toasty warm and unrestrictive 12/30/2017

I spend a lot of time treestand hunting in the teens and below. It is when the weather gets below 20 degrees that managing all day sits, while still being able to move, in a package that is quiet enough for drawing a bow on deer within 20 yards that is the challenge.

The sanctuary set solves most of that. The biggest thing I noticed about the sanctuary that set it apart from others was how light it felt when I was wearing it. Yet it isn't light. It also didn't feel bulky - despite the visible bulk that makes it so warm. The reason? This gear allows you to have the insulation you need but it allows you to be able to move. And this is amazing. You will notice this when you climb your tree steps, when you reach around the tree to grab your bow - grab your binoculars to glass, and draw your bow back.

I am a pretty little person, and as a woman (we are always cold!) staying warm sitting all day in a treestand in Minnesota winters is tough enough, and only made tougher (and downright insulting) when gear manufacturers only offer women's and smaller sizes in the early/mid season. Hats off to FL offering this in a size S as I was delighted to find gear that is actually WARM and

Nickname: Katrina
Sanctuary Jacket 12/30/2017

Hunted late season archery whitetails in KS just a few days ago and used this and the bibs to tree-stand sit through some pretty brutal temps. The jacket is EXACTLY what I've been looking for and it kept me very comfortable during some -15+ wind chills. The matching bibs are incredibly warm and both are well thought out late season gear! I'm 5'-10 and 185 lbs and the large sizing fit me perfect. I will not look elsewhere for any late season gear because I don't think there's anything better available.

Pros: Quiet, warm, very comfortable and not too heavy feeling, great fit, great camo pattern (Fusion), deep pockets with cuffs are awesome, cell phone pocket on chest is perfect, hood fits great and adds another warm element to the system.

Cons: zippers/pull tabs are small (you're not putting on or taking this jacket off with gloves on) for the size of this jacket.

Wearing considerations: material is pretty tough and stretchy but isn't gonna withstand osage-orange thorns or a slip going over a barb wire fence - gotta be somewhat careful with it.

Nickname: Tim
Late season must have 12/12/2017

This jacket is amazing. Without it I would not be able to tolerate the frigid late season weather. It holds heat in very well and keeps your body warm. Highly recommended! I'll be buying the matching bibs next.

Nickname: Chep
Excellent! 12/11/2017

Just got this jacket last week and had a really cold weekend here in NC. Wore the jacket hunting Saturday and Sunday and never got cold the least bit. It was well worth the money. I will find out for sure how well they are next November when I go to Kansas.

Nickname: Caleb
Very impressed 12/10/2017

Just received my jacket in time for a few days of Wisconsin muzzle loader hunting. Very impressed with the jacket. It is as quiet as any fleece I have owned. I hunted during some high winds and low temps (8deg.) and could not feel any of it coming through the coat. It is roomy and allows for layering underneath. The arm sleeves are tapered to the wrist and won't interfere with a bow string. This jacket needs to be carried in to the stand and put on, it is that warm.The outer shell may not seem durable but I can't imagine wearing it and doing much walking. I will be purchasing the bibs before next season. Always impressed with First lite.

Nickname: copper140
Awesome 12/9/2017

I’m sitting out in 18 degrees windchill as I write this on December 9. Absolutely the best stand hunting jacket I’ve ever owned. It is as good as they say 100%.

Nickname: Tj
Unparalleled 12/8/2017

Picked up the Sanctuary Jacket and Bib on sale for Black Friday and couldn’t be happier. It’s hard to imagine any jacket being warmer while still maintaining mobility and low weight (relatively speaking, compared to lower quality late season gear). I’ve been out in 20-30F so far with winds, light rain and snow sitting in a stand and this set has taken it all in stride. I’ll be putting it to the test in January/February too when the temps really dip but I’m confident that it’ll hang just fine. Buy this set. it’s probably the last set of late season outerwear you’ll need.

Nickname: Scott
extreme weather jacket 12/6/2017

This is a sleeping bag jacket- warm heavy and solid

Nickname: marty
great warm weather outer 12/6/2017

If you need warmth while sitting this is the jacket. Not to be confused with a hiking layer, more for a sitting layer

Nickname: marty
Solid jacket for cold weather stand hunting 12/4/2017

I am NEVER warm in my stand. I could not believe how good of a job this jacket did. I was also impressed by the well though out design and pockets. With all of the choices in jackets out there, it is the well though out design that makes the jacket worth it.

Nickname: Joe
Excellent fit and comfortable 11/29/2017

I have always used 24 oz wool Jackets and bibs that were heavy and bulky. This sanctuary jacket is equally warm without the weight and bulkiness of wool. What a great product!

Nickname: Longbow hunter
Awesome jacket/bib combo! 11/21/2017

I purchased this outfit primarily to hunt Saskatchewan in extreme cold, which will be next week. However, I got a chance to try it out during some very cold bowhunting days and the opening weekend of NY rifle. With minimal layering, I was toasty warm down to 18 degrees and windy. I didn't shiver or feel the slightest bit cold once. I am confident with my additional wool layering under this jacket, I will have no problem sitting in the below zero temperatures of northern Saskatchewan.

Nickname: Jeff
Great cold weather outerwear. 11/21/2017

This jacket is almost perfect. 2 issues I have with this piece... the gusseted hand pockets are great for warmth, but a total pain to get hands in and out of. Secondly the grunt tube pocket is at a weird spot that when I turn to the left, my right arm constantly pushes the grunt out of the pocket. Fit and function is awesome and this jacket is warm!!! I’m 6’, 170lbs and I wear a medium.

Nickname: Wade
Perfect for Whitetail 11/21/2017

I to put this off because of the cost. Now after wearing it for a season and a half, if my outfit came up missing I would buy another. If used correctly, this solves EVERY problem that a whitetail bowhunter ever had with cold weather clothing. I've worn it from Iowa temps in the low 20s with a 20 mph wind to mornings that start in the 30's and go up to 50's. Normally I only wear a pair of Chama top and bottoms under it with maybe a halsted fleece. The pockets and fit are perfect. I used to look like the stay puffed marshmellow man with very little mobility on cold days and I still struggled to stay warm. With this outfit I have pretty much full mobility, don't feel bulky at all and stay absolutly warm and comfortable. From someone who lives in the eastern whitetail woods, it's the best hunting clothing I've ever purchased!

Nickname: Aaron
Glad i spent the money 11/20/2017

This is by far the best jacket I have ever owned. Others have been bulkier and not nearly as warm. I can shoot a bow with this thing on without any problem as the sleeves are designed to be tighter than the body of the jacket. The only reason i am giving it 4 stars and not 5 is because I would like to see 2 improvements: 1. the grunt tube sleeve could be angled up a bit more. If you bend over in the slightest with the current design your call will fall out of the sleeve. 2. I would love to have some sort of ventilation slits like the bibs have, the design with those was money as you can put them on at the truck and not sweat on your walk back. I feel if they could be placed from about the elbow down to the rib cage would be perfect. Thats a testament to how warm this thing is though. Love it!

Nickname: Stewart
Fitting Name! 11/18/2017

I wore this sitting on the ground in a November Michigan sleet storm. With the hood up and bare hands in the pockets, I was very comfortable. As warm as it was, I never felt damp inside, like it says it brings sweat and moisture to the outside. Awesome jacket.

Nickname: Evan
Excellent 11/14/2017

So warm and comfortable in freezing weather with minimal layering. Purchase was worth it!

Nickname: Jay
Amazing! 11/13/2017

Wore this while sitting on a ridge in central Washington for 5 hours looking for a mule deer. Wind was blowing up the valley, heavy snow and not once did I even think I was getting cold. Paired with the pants, the tundra balaclava and a few other First Lite pieces and I was quite pleased. Nothing worse than being cold or wet and with these pieces I was not worried at all.

Nickname: Kenneth
Duck hunters and glassers dream 11/12/2017

Great jacket! I wear it duck hunting and it keeps me warm on the coldest of days. My favorite feature is the pockets. The lining keeps my hands toasty so I only wear a calling glove now. Just keep my shooting hand tucked and I have full dexterity for shooting. This jacket was clutch for 3rd rifle season in CO this year. Cold mornings and long stints of glassing were no problem. Only downside is that it's a little heavy so if you're headed into the back country it may not be the piece to take unless you absolutely need it.

Nickname: JayCreegs
It’s pretty good. 11/8/2017

It really is a warm jacket. It’s quiet but it’s not ultra quiet, but probably quiet enough. The zipper occasionally gives me fits and sometimes doesn’t like to come undone or zip up. The shooters cut is the truth, it really doesn’t get in the way of shooting my bow, and when I wear it duck hunting the butt of my gun never gets hung up on it. $400 is a lot of money for any jacket but it’s probably worth it.

Nickname: Rick Ross
Well Engineered 11/3/2017

This system (bibs and jacket) was clearly the brain child of a seasoned hunter. It has vents and zippers in all the right places so I don't overheat and sweat buckets when I'm heading out before first light (....... see what I did there), and has enough insulation that I have literally hunted in my boxer briefs and this system in temps hovering around 0 degrees and I was comfortable. The material is quiet so you don't make a racket drawing back on your bow and is designed in such a way that your range of motion in the torso and shoulders is not limited at all. If cold yoga were a thing this is what I would wear to it.

Nickname: Anthony M
Warm, Dry, And Comfy 10/27/2017

Being up here in Alaska, we tend to get some pretty nasty weather in the fall during hunting season. I ordered this jacket to help alleviate some the cold, wet weather. it was about 35 degrees out on the first day and the wind was blowing so hard the rain was going up the hill into our faces. so we hunkered down and this baby kept everything toasty despite being in almost freezing temps with 50+ mph winds and rain. it got colder the next week when we were hunting further north chasing caribou, and it ended up getting to about -15 with the wind with a high of 5... but still this jacket did awesome!!! Best cold weather hunting jacket in my opinion that money can buy.

Nickname: Tyler
AMAZING!! 10/24/2017

I love the sanctuary set. Warm, quiet, and full of great features. Expensive by man when its cold outside and you are warm and toasty it makes it worth every penny.

Nickname: Curtis
Warm and Quiet 10/15/2017

I've owned this jacket only for the beginning of the 2017 bow season. The coldest it has been so far around here was about 38 degrees. I was in the stand for about 2 hours and began to get a little chilly, so I put on this jacket. I could barely keep it on it was keeping me that warm. For late season it will be great, but it's a little much if temps don't fall below freezing.

The material is super quiet. It made absolutely no sound. It is just as they say in the product description. Overall it is pricey, but well worth the investment.

Nickname: J Ryan
Perfect for Late Season sits! 10/2/2017

First Lite hit the nail on the head with this design. Definitely not on the cheap side, but you can tell immediately that this is top quality. The fit is awesome and when paired with a layout that was clearly designed by hunters I don't see how you could make it better. When comboned with the sanctuary bibs and merino base this is perfect for those cold misting days in the stand when everyone else decides they would rather stay home and watch the playoffs!!

Nickname: Josh
Best cold weather jacket I've found 9/2/2017

This is the best cold weather jacket I've ever found. I can wear just a Llano baselayer under this and be good down to the low to mid 30's. When it gets into the teens to 20's I wear a Llano, Chama QZ, and the Uncomphgre vest and stay plenty warm. The best thing about it is it's not that bulky and you can tell it was designed by people who hunt. The cut through the arms is perfect for shooting a bow and the sleeves aren't bulky at all. From mid November on this jacket is in the stand with me every hunt unless it gets unseasonably warm. If you hunt under 40 degrees this is the last jacket you'll ever need.

Nickname: Timothy
Very warm and comfortable 8/22/2017

This jacket is very high quality and very warm yet comfortable. I like how you still have all ranges of movement unlike other jackets. If theres one thing I could change it would be a tougher outer shell.

Nickname: jaybee
Seems Awesome 7/19/2017

I just got this jacket last week. It seems awesome. I tried it on and it fit perfect. I usually wear a large but bought a medium and I have plenty of room left for layering. It is really well constructed with tons of really nice features. I have a feeling this jacket is going to keep me nice and warm in the tree stand this season.

Keep up the good work First Lite!!!

Nickname: Scott
BLIZZARD PROOF 5/4/2017

Perfect coat for late season treestand hunting. Used it one season with the sanctuary bib on the high plains of western Kansas. Kept me warm in temperatures close to zero. Love all the pockets on this coat, especially the hand warmer and kidney pockets. Turns this coat into an oven real quick.

Nickname: Gabriel
BLIZZARD PROOF 5/4/2017

Perfect coat for late season treestand hunting. Used it one season with the sanctuary bib on the high plains of western Kansas. Kept me warm in temperatures close to zero. Love all the pockets on this coat, especially the hand warmer and kidney pockets. Turns this coat into an oven real quick.

Nickname: Gabriel
Awesome product! 3/16/2017

I ordered this jacket along with the bibs for cold weather deer bow hunting. These are awesome for keeping you warm. Love it!!!

Nickname: Andy
**North Dakota Approved** 1/5/2017

Living in North Dakota, you become all too familiar with extremely cold winters (wind chills quite often -30 to -40). I just got this jacket a few weeks ago and my heavy, bulky Carhartt was immediately retired. It doesn't hinder your range of motion, it's bow friendly (sleeves won't get hit by the string), and the hood cut is damn near perfect. It truly seals in the heat. If you live in the northern tier and want to be able to get out and stay out, you're not going to find much that can compare.

Nickname: Jack
Warm, quiet , comfortable 12/14/2016

This jacket has it all , I've sat out in a duck blind below zero for 7 hrs with just the base layer and a halstead fleece underneath it kept me warm entire time . The material is very soft and quiet . Hood works well when turning your head I like the webbed pockets too, took me a second to figure out the loops on the chest , I assume their for a hand muff cuz it works really well for it , best overall heavy jacket i own .

Nickname: Michael
Perfect Late Season Jacket 12/12/2016

I use this jacket in conjunction with my Sanctuary Bibs and its the ticket! I usually walk in with the bibs and my under layers with the jacket strapped to my backpack. Once in the stand I put it on and its great. There are a lot of things I like about the jacket. First off its quiet, you know that when hunting late season having quiet gear is extremely important. The jacket is very warm as well. I hunt in Iowa and MN and don't hunt out of box blinds, so all of my hunting is in the element... This jacket keeps me warm plain and simple. A few other features I like about the jacket are all the pockets (inside and out). I love the double pockets on each side hand warmer pocket and zipper pockets and also the kidney pockets for hand warmers inside the jacket!

Nickname: Rick
Sanctuary 12/11/2016

My three favorite things about this jacket are - It's very light, It's extremely quiet and finally, it's perfect. Looks amazing in Fusion and has been very durable so far. First Lite is the best.

Nickname: Chris
Best Cold Weather Outerwear Period 12/5/2016

I picked up the Sanctuary jacket and bibs for late season extreme cold weather hunts in South Dakota. I use the jacket to hunt whitetails in December and coyotes into January and February. Temps regularly drop below 0*F but the Sanctuary jacket keeps me warm and comfortable regardless of the weather. The fit of this coat is excellent and the shooters cut eliminates unwanted bulk. Fusion Camouflage makes me disappear regardless of the terrain I am hunting. First Lite did an outstanding job with this coat. I am a customer for life.

Nickname: Kendall
Awesome in the cold 11/26/2016

I just wrapped a hunt in N. Michigan. I was stand hunting when a blizzard rolled in and was able to stay in my stand from sunrise to sunset resulting in the harvest of a nice buck. The hand pocket design is ingenious. I just dropped a hand warmer in each pocket every morning and stayed nice and warm either bare handed or with the First Lite merino liner gloves. I hate bulky gloves so this is a very big deal for me. Also, I had about two inches of snow and ice on my hood and my head never got cold. I could see great with no affect to my peripheral vision and was able to hear the buck come in well before I saw him. My setup from First Lite included the allegheny top/bottom, merino liner gloves, beanie w/ brim, uncompahagre jacket and Sanctuary jacket on; awesome combo.

Nickname: James
Awesome in the cold 11/26/2016

I just wrapped a hunt in N. Michigan. I was stand hunting when a blizzard rolled in and was able to stay in my stand from sunrise to sunset resulting in the harvest of a nice buck. The hand pocket design is ingenious. I just dropped a hand warmer in each pocket every morning and stayed nice and warm either bare handed or with the First Lite merino liner gloves. I hate bulky gloves so this is a very big deal for me. Also, I had about two inches of snow and ice on my hood and my head never got cold. I could see great with no affect to my peripheral vision and was able to hear the buck come in well before I saw him. My setup from First Lite included the allegheny top/bottom, merino liner gloves, beanie w/ brim, uncompahagre jacket and Sanctuary jacket on; awesome combo.

Nickname: James
Great fit and warm 11/22/2016

Bought this jacket at the end of last season on sale. Did not get a chance to use it till this fall (2016). I took it duck hunting in N Dakota the first week of November. First day wore a Omni heat base layer, the labrador shirt and this jacket. Had the FL head gear on and used the hood. First time ever I not only tolerated a hood, but forgot I was using it. Fits great and moves with your head so you are looking to the side you are not looking at the inside of the hood. The articulated arms are the best I have ever used on a hunting jacket. Mounting and swinging the shotgun took no effort, again best hunting jacket I have used for shooting.
Unfortunately it was too warm that trip and only used the jacket one day, but I can tell that I will need fewer layers than before, I dislike wearing many layers of clothes, makes me feel all bound up and cannot move well.
One final comment is the collar, It is high enough to help seal off drafts around the neck, but does not interfere with gun mounting. A "different" coat I own has such a thick stiff collar it interferes with mounting the gun. Not something I want to have to think about when a quick shot presents itself.
I love this coat and will be my go to cold weather coat.

Nickname: Nate
Great Jacket! 11/17/2016

If you are a tree stand hunter in the late season, then this is your jacket! I was amazed at how warm and quiet this jacket was. The temperatures ranged from 20-30's with some steady winds which usually would chill you to the bone since you are not moving. This jacket is worth every penny if you are like me and do a lot of tree standing hunting. I will say that at those temperatures you definitively can not walk around in this jacket, it is too hot. I found my self stopping and caring the jacket to my stand. I will see how it goes once the temps drop below 20.

Nickname: Chad
No regrets 11/8/2016

The reviews are all true. I did not want to spend close to this much money but I have zero regrets. its light, quiet, and toasty. only reason it does not get 5 stars is because it should have a trap door slit for safety harnesses. that's my only dissappoinment.

Nickname: BK
Definitely helps you stay longer!! 9/2/2016

Thus Jacke is simply awesome, I used this last winter chasing coyote in Temps around 50 below zero, and never got cold once! I highly recommend it for anyone doing any kind of later season hunting when the Temps drop!

Nickname: John Steinhauer
Treestand hunters dream coat! 8/24/2016

Purchased this coat in hopes of finding something to wear during gun season (with blaze orange vest) and late season bow hunting here in Wisconsin. This was exactly what I was hoping for. Super quiet, wind resistant warmth!

Fit/Sizing: First thing to know is that this coat has a parka type bottom. Meaning it runs a little longer than "normal" hunting coats. I'm 5'10" 185 pounds. I ordered a large and medium. Large was the winner for me. The arms and shoulder area in the medium were just too tight for any layering. Arms have a nice shooters cut and stay out of the way of my bow string.

Pros: Windproof, water resistant, the gussets in the pockets are nice if you're a thin glove/no glove user. Full range of vision and movement with hood on. Interior lining makes it easy to slip on over base layers. DEAD QUIET! - even in single digit temperatures.

Cons: Sometimes have to wrestle with the zipper. However, I'll take an extra 20 seconds of zipper wrestling for the warmth and function of this coat.

Nickname: Dinger
It's an OVEN! 8/4/2016

They're not pulling your leg when they tell you it's warm. I put this thing on and it was like an instant heater was put on my body. Truly amazing and a joy to wear in the stand or on the hillside even when not in motion. I wore this on a subzero temperature evening calling coyotes didn't even notice I was laying prone in the snow. If you are doing anything strenuous I would consider taking it off until the activity is over otherwise you may generate too much heat.

Nickname: Jonathan
Quiet and Comfortable 7/20/2016

The Sanctuary Jacket combined with bibs is a rock solid set for extreme cold stationary hunting situations. I have used the system for layout goose hunting and bowhunting whitetails in the late season. In both situations, I maintained core temperature very well. I think back on hunts when I tried everything to keep my temp up just in order to stay on stand or in the bland, including doing squats and muscle contraction sets to try to build heat. I didn't have to do that with this system. As compared to some of the other options for staying warm while stationary, this system still allows full freedom of movement and ability to draw a bow. I do use a sleeve on my left arm to prevent string slap. The material is the quietest of all the hunting apparel I have used. I have used this in very light rain, but would not suggest more than that. But, this is really meant for extreme cold, when wet precipitation should not be an issue. This set is something I look forward to using, as I feel it will allow me the capability to stay on stand longer. Highly recommend.

Nickname: Scott
Built for Late Season Treestand Hunting 7/5/2016

I have been using First Lite gear since 2007 and I must say I was excited to learn they released an outerwear line to compliment the merino wool line. I hunt late season for whitetail in Alberta and with frigid temperatures dipping well below -20 this Jacket allows me to sit comfortably all day. I have struggled in the past to stay warm but now I have no excuse to kill that buck of a life time.

Nickname: Joey Mungo
buy once cry once. 4/9/2016

Outstanding jacket. I hunt waterfowl in late december with it as well as late season archery and it keeps me warm. Temps as low as -20 and gale force winds. it also allows for a large range of movement. This has always been a problem when attempting to shoulder a gun or draw a bow with other brands gear. Set in and finally be comfortable when your grinding out a long day. Its not the most inexpensive jacket but why invest in guns, bows, hunts, etc... and be cold and miserable. (NW PA)

Nickname: David
HANDS DOWN THE BEST 4/9/2016

This along with the Sanctuary Bibs are hands down the BEST cold weather stand hunting gear I have ever used. Its is dead nuts quiet, and the features are well thought out and functional. Sizing is dead on, they are cut to wear over layers so just order your normal size and forget it. First Lite proves itself again. OUTSTANDING!

Nickname: N. Hedrick
If its cold and windy....this is the jacket 4/4/2016

Sizing runs a little big I think. I ended up using a small and its perfect. I normally wear a medium. I shoot traditional archery and I may where it a little tighter in the forearm than some people. It works perfect as an arm guard.

The material and build is stealthy quiet. !!!!!

I did rifle hunt last year and it was bitter with a 30 mph straight line wind all day. Everything but my upper body and head (where this jacket was) was frozen. The detail around the hood is amazing against driving winds.

The only thing I would improve is the snag resistance of the outer fabric. We have tons of thorny vines here in Oklahoma. It only snagged a little and if you know what sand burrs are, they actually came right off.

I would recommend this if you are stationary hunting

Nickname: easton
Ridiculously Warm and Quiet 4/3/2016

This is flat out the best piece of kit I own. I sat through rain, snow and wind and this coat is impervious to the elements. Even when walking in and out of the set up you won't get overheated as it disperses moisture well.

Lots of folks complaining about the pockets. I don't like to wear big bulky gloves while hunting once I'm in the set up. The snug fit of the pockets around my wrists allow me to keep my bare hands warm without any openings for wind or water. Throw a chemical hand-warmer in there and you'll appreciate the tight entry to the pockets.

Just Great

Nickname: Carter
Fusion 2/9/2016

Fusion... I am diggin this pattern! I have had a lot of close encounters though the years but alway felt like when deer saw me they see a blob they just couldn't figure out what I was. I just bought the sanctuary bibs and coat about a month ago and have had several encounters wearing this that a deer has come within 10 yards and looked through me! It's like their eyes can't focus on it. Very cool! Oh yeah, it's extremely warm too! I have not tested it to its full potential yet. I have had worn it in the mid 20s with 30 mph gust with no problems! I packed hand warmer but left them in my bag because I didn't need them! This is a great piece of gear!! Thank you first lite!

Nickname: Wm3
Toasty !!! 1/26/2016

Post gun Season (Archery) in NE Ohio (Jan 18th) brought Cold (19F), Wind, & a foot of Snow! I like the fact that I don't have to wear multiple layers underneath to stay warm! Hydraphobic (long john) next to skin, Flannel shirt, then this Coat was all I needed! Less BULK! Blocks wind better than wool,& lighter, sheds Rain better also! Fusion Camo pattern is GREAT for Eastern Woodlots! I like the 4 Color pattern!

Nickname: shubey
Perfect 1/25/2016

I just purchased this jacket, and I have yet to find a flaw. It's unbelievably warm in very cold conditions. The long tail is great and hood allows for excellent visibility. Perhaps my favorite part is the freedom of movement you still have. Bowhunter's dream.

Nickname: Mike McKinney
Awesome Product 10/23/2015

I got this in ASAT pattern, no matter what pattern you pick the garment quality itself is very nice. It's a bit expensive as compared to all the low cost options available, if you make the leap and spend the money, you won't feel like it was a bad decision at all.
I won't get to use it for warmth for a few more months now but my gut tells me I'll have no problem staying warm late season. I also bought the bibs to match, also a quality garment

Nickname: Rick
Best Jacket Ever 7/23/2015

I am very picky about my clothing as I only bow hunt all year. This jacket is my go to cold weather jacket. The cut is perfect, it is quiet, and the quality is unmatched. You definitely get what you pay for.

Nickname: Texas bow hunter
Amazing Coat 3/12/2015

I bought this coat in 2014 prior to hunting season. I absolutely love it. I was still hunting elk in the Wyoming Mountains and wore it all day, every day. It is comfortable, warm and quiet. My only complaint is the zipper; it has been a pain in the ass since the day I got it. Ultimately it isn't a big problem because once I get the coat on I never want to take it off.

Nickname: WYO Joe
Sanctuary Jacket 3/11/2015

This Jacket is great. Solid fit and VERY warm. I would not really call this extremely "packable" as another reviewer and it is no where near as small/light as the Uncompahgre but it definitely fits the bill for a deer stand and duck blind jacket.
Pros:
- extremely warm for its weight
- great fit when layered with other first lite clothing
- good value for the product

Cons:
- POCKETS: They are abysmally tight. Great for bow hunting when you don't wear any other gloves but as soon as you put on even thin layer of gloves the pockets will not allow you get your hands in and out smoothly. Forget keeping your phone in there and checking it throughout your sit.
I took the jacket to a seamstress and she opened up the pocket a bit and its now "perfect". Its a relatively small flaw for such a great jacket.

Nickname: Chris
Cold weather dream 12/5/2014

I could t wait for some cold temps to hit the Midwest so I could try out this jacket. Through the wind, rain, and cold this product performed like a champ! With the temp in the teens and wind around 20 I stay plenty warm but it is cut generously enough to wear multiple layers beneath it. In the description the quietness was really bragged on but I can say that it is the quietest outer garment I've ever seen. I'm still amazed at how quite it is. I'm looking forward to my next time out and the opportunity to wear it again.

Nickname: Kentucky Whitetail Farms
Tree Stand Hunters Delight 12/5/2014

I was in need of a jacket to keep me warm on the tree stand here in the Mid West. In November it is common to have temperatures below 20 degrees with 15-20mph winds. I had those conditions this year and the Sanctuary allowed me to sit all day without having tons of layers on underneath. I was able to walk in with just my Chama Hoody, then as I started to cool down I would add my Chama EXT and finally the Sanctuary. This jacket has the perfect cut for bow hunters and is very quiet. Highly recommend the Sanctuary for cold days in the tree stand or deer blind.

Nickname: Trent
Sanctuary performance 11/28/2014

I've never written a review before but felt compelled to do so after using the Sanctuary jacket. I purchased this jacket specifically for a Kansas bow hunt. I spent four days in a treestand with temps dipping into the 20's and wind up to 40mph. The sanctuary performed as advertised, totally windproof and very warm. Also, during hunts when the wind didn't blow, the jacket is totally silent.

Nickname: Michael Brewton
Warm, Quiet, High Quality 10/24/2014

I am a bowhunter and I bought this jacket for cold temp treestand hunts in Ontario Canada. Wore it out for the first time today and was impressed with the product.

Pro's:

Very quiet - critical for bowhunting.
Warm - overall this jacket feels lightweight but is very warm with good insulation.
Shooters Sleeve - the sleeves on this jacket will not interfere with your shot.
Zip to mouth - I like how the zipper goes up the neck to about your mouth and doesn't end at the neck, helps keep the heat in.
Good Length - this jacket fits more like a coat as it ends at around your thigh area and not your waist like most "jackets" do. Helps keep you warmer

Cons:

Hood - I would prefer to have a removable hood on this jacket. When sitting in the treestand the hood rubs against the tree and can make enough noise to spook a deer. When worn, it is warm and blocks the wind but it is more of a pain for me which is why I would like it to be removable.

Hand Pockets - The hand pockets in this jacket are tight around your wrist which is great to keep the heat in and keeps your hands warm, however you cannot carry much in the pockets because of this which sucks. More pockets to carry all of your gear to the stand would be nice as well.

Overall this is a high quality jacket that is great for a treestand hunter.

Nickname: CanadianBoy
Very High Quality 10/20/2014

Got this jacket, it's light VERY QUIET, very warm and just a very good jacket for a treestand bowhunter. The pouch in the kidney area is great, the pockets are good to keep hands warm and the left breast paocket is where I keep my range finder. It has draw strings to pull the bottom waist snug that can be accessed from the inside pockets.

Overall I am very pleased with this jacket, not cheap but worth every penny in my opinion

Nickname: Jimmy Wallhanger
Warmer than it Looks 7/16/2014

Got this jacket to try waterfowling in single-digit temperatures. It is extremely warm and kept me dry in a pretty big snow storm. Didn't get cold at all and the gusseted pockets are like wearing a quarterback hand warmer--awesome.

Nickname: TheHornyToad
THE BOMB. 6/18/2014

This coat is so light and packable that I take it every where in my pack. It has a self-containment pouch to store it in and its smaller than a softball when it's all buttoned down.

The insulation in the coat is ultra light and resists moisture well but is not waterproof This coat is awesome for camp, glassing and cruising around but when things get wet you'll need to throw on the Stormlight shell.

Nickname: ZAC GRIFFITH