Sanctuary Insulated Bib Pant
Silent Construction 37.5 Insulation

The perfect complement to the Sanctuary Jacket for those late season hunts when the wind cranks up and the temperature drops down, the Sanctuary Insulated Bib is the extreme cold weather component of the First Lite Layering Kit. The Sanctuary bib is constructed with a proprietary combination of seven layers of fabric and insulation carefully positioned to maximize warmth and stealth while still allowing you the freedom of movement you need to take the shot. Stay Longer in your stand on those days when others are heading for home.


*More inventory expected in early summer.

$300.00
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Product Details

Features

  • True to Size: Purchase your normal size to wear over other layers
  • Actual Weight: 60oz (size large)
  • High back, waist, knees - 100g 37.5 Cocona Insulation
  • Silent construction provides quiet insulation and wind-proofing
  • Moisture resistant DWR exterior repels snow and rain
  • Thigh Cargo Pockets
  • Exclusive 37.5 fabric uses Active Carbon Technology moving perspiration (human signature) to the outside of the garment where it is functionally neutralized
  • Insulated high back with suspenders
  • Proprietary drop seat zipper system for complete thermal regulation and instant call of nature response
  • Covered by First Lite's Warranty

    • Sizes

      Available in men's sizes: SM, MD, LG, XL, XXL

      Care

      Machine Wash Cold and Hang Dry

      Cut Shooters Cut
      System Position Insulated Outerwear
      Material 37.5 by Cocona
      Actual Product Weight Size MD 60 oz.
      Primary Usage Tree Stand, Waterfowl

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    Reviews

    4.6
    of 5
    99 Reviews
    Fit
    Runs Small
    Perfect
    Runs Large
    Fit
    Small
    Perfect
    Large
    Great Treestand System 12/27/2018

    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.


    How it fits
    Medium fits me great. I'm on the lanky side and wear 31x34 pants and medium shirts. I was worried that the bibs might not be long enough but they fit great. I wear a wool base layer and hiking pants under the bibs and a couple of wool layers and a polartec fleece under the jacket and don't feel constricted at all.

    Nickname: Paul
    Height: 6' - 6'2"
    Weight: 160lbs - 170lbs
    Size: M
    Location: Ohio
    Use: Tree Stand
    Fit
    Small
    Perfect
    Large
    Run small but very warm. 12/26/2018

    I read the reviews and it appeared most individuals were stating these ran perfect or close to it. I ordered the XL and found that they are short in length in the leg pretty bad. I had a very difficult time zipping up the front zipper even after letting the adjustable straps out and wearing a long sleeve short underneath. I am going to need an XXL and see how those fit.


    How it fits
    Fit is very small for an XL and being 6'2" and 222 lbs. If I get XL in other clothes I am usually swimming in them. I would advise to measure and adjust sizes accordingly.

    Nickname: Brian
    Height: 6' - 6'2"
    Weight: 220lbs - 230lbs
    Size: XL
    Location: Kentucky
    Use: Tree Stand
    Fit
    Small
    Perfect
    Large
    Way too small 12/4/2018

    I find it hard to believe that these are xxl. Way to tight, wearing just a t-shirt underneath. I do not see these as usable.

    Nickname: Darrell
    Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
    Weight: 210lbs - 220lbs
    Size: XXL
    Location: New York
    Use: Tree Stand
    Fit
    Small
    Perfect
    Large
    Worth Every Penny 12/3/2018

    These bibs are incredibly warm, as expected. For the mid-archery season, I packed these bibs in my pack and threw them on once I got to the stand. The Pocket system on these are pretty well designed. Its nice to have a zipper option as well as the stretchy outer pocket for quick access for gloves or a hat. The side zipper on the legs are awesome as well and make donning and ditching these bibs with boots on, a breaze. I was pleasantly surprised with how well the DWR exterior performed. I ended up sitting through three hours of light to medium (but consistent) rain. When I got to the truck and dropped the bibs, my pants were dry. These bibs are tough, warm and very comfortable. I would highly recommend them for those long, late fall through winter sits.


    How it fits
    The length and overall fit were perfect.

    Nickname: Nick
    Height: 5'6" - 5'8"
    Weight: 160lbs - 170lbs
    Size: S
    Location: Michigan
    Use: Tree Stand
    Fit
    Small
    Perfect
    Large
    Game changer 12/3/2018

    Ohio late season can get pretty cold and I was tired of being miserable in the tree. A time or two out in the cold and I knew this was a great investment. They are too hot to walk far in them, but I pack them in to the tree and wow they are comfortable. They fit well and they stretch. I can do a full squat in them and nothing binds or is uncomfortable. Stayed warm at 20° with high winds no problem. Was also amazed at how much warmer my feet feel when I wear these bibs


    How it fits
    Fit me perfectly. My brother is the same height but 15 lbs heavier and he definitely needs size L

    Nickname: Lincoln
    Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
    Weight: 180lbs - 190lbs
    Size: M
    Location: Ohio
    Use: Tree Stand
    Fit
    Small
    Perfect
    Large
    Warmest out there without a doubt 12/3/2018

    As others can attest, this piece is amazingly warm and not overly bulky. Elastic on the suspenders seems to be of poorer quality and has really been stretching on me and i can't tighten down anymore they just hang loose now, but the chest area stays pretty tight where its not a huge deal. I'm not sold on the outer fabric being the best for waterproof capabilities, same with the jacket, i think it does good job of keeping the water from penetrating the other fabrics below, but when it snows and it melts, it seems my body temperature is noticeably lower than a normal day and i think its because the outer part of the fabric absorbs the moisture and you can physically feel how wet it is and i think on colder days like that that water/snow is refreezing right on my outer layer.

    Nickname: Kenneth
    Height: 5'10" - 6'
    Weight: 160lbs - 170lbs
    Size: L
    Location: Wisconsin
    Use: Tree Stand
    Fit
    Small
    Perfect
    Large
    Perfect For Cold Sits 11/28/2018

    I paired these with the Woodbury Jacket . . . perfect for cold sits in the teens and cold weather. I liked the placement of pockets and the zip up legs. The attention to detail was impressive when in use. I hunted weather in the teens and 20s. I only wore longjohns underneath. I stayed warm. Glad to have this in my bag.

    Nickname: RH
    Height: 6' - 6'2"
    Weight: 190lbs - 200lbs
    Size: L
    Location: Indiana
    Use: Tree Stand
    Fit
    Small
    Perfect
    Large
    3 sizes too small? 11/27/2018

    I got the 3x so I could just get to the stand and slip into these really easily no matter how many layers I had on. Well they will barely fit long johns underneath them? I’m so confused by this. To get this fit I would normally purchase an XL possibly a XXL with suspenders so I can on puffy pants under for super cold days with little movement. This fits like a tight XL which is what I would purchase as a summer pant. In other words I would never put on long johns underneath. The side adjustment velcro straps had to be let all the way out and it’s still pretty tight. This is the first out of a ton of first light products that I have ran into a sizing issue. Super saddened by this, cause I sold my Sitka incinerator bibs in 3xl, that I could swim in to purchase these
    I’m 5’11” at a skinny 220lbs. No belly just stocky. So confused by this.


    How it fits
    Fits two sizes too small.

    Nickname: BearPaw
    Height: 5'10" - 6'
    Weight: 200lbs - 210lbs
    Size: XXXL
    Location: Oklahoma
    Use: Tree Stand
    Fit
    Small
    Perfect
    Large
    Never again 11/26/2018

    First lite stuff is great. No question. But if you smoke or try your clothes on and get any slight smell on them. Your SOL on the return. I smoke (for right or wrong) but not in my house. I got these bibs, tried them on, they didnt fit. Tags still on them. So i placed them back into the bag they came in, back into the box and into a closet while i waited for my return info to avoid any smells, dog hair, etc. Now my return is rejected, because they have an odor. What else am i supposed to do? Cant wash it. Spray febreeze on it? I cant be the only hunter who smokes. No way did any large amount of odor get on these bibs. Did some smoke odor from my clothes get on them in the 10 minutes i tried them on? Possibly. Yet im stuck with bibs that dont fit. For a full purchase.

    Not even a manager could help keep a customer. Ive spent thousands over 4 or 5 years on first lite gear.

    If you smoke, you better not have to return something or its all yours. They lost what was a customer for life, and turned me into someone who will never buy their gear again.

    Nickname: MNBryan
    Fit
    Small
    Perfect
    Large
    Warm but...still looking 11/25/2018

    Got these bibs September of '18. November 10th of '18 I noticed the stitching coming apart on one of the suspenders. Contacted customer service and was asked to return them for a replacement. Since I was still hunting and needed them, I held off sending them back. November 25th 2018, I noticed a small hole in the leg. These are warm and quiet but the durability is less than something you could get at walmart for a quarter of the cost. Some other observations...the butt flap causes the leg zippers to be positioned farther back so it is hard to access front pockets under the bibs. The material on the inside of the seat area likes to grab your boots, even with the legs zipped all the way up. Put your boots on after the bibs or be careful. The loop where the suspenders attach to the bibs in the front is pretty flimsy. The plastic glides like to turn sideways when you put them on. Reminds me of my snow pants when I was 8. This, or the seat ripping from.catching on my boots will likely be the next failure point. I want to like these, but my experience has been less than stellar. Hoped they would send me a replacement before I sent my pair back so I wouldn't have to be out a set of bibs. Instead, I'm walking around with FL branded gear with holes in it and held together with a safety pin until I can fill my tags. Not directed solely at FL but I'm tired of paying an ungodly amount of money in the name of "quality" only to have to use the warranty within the first 6 mos. The warranty does me no good in the field.


    How it fits
    Fit is perfect. I'm 6'1", 180 lbs and have a large.

    Nickname: Craig
    Height: 6' - 6'2"
    Weight: 170lbs - 180lbs
    Size: L
    Location: Minnesota
    Use: Tree Stand
    Fit
    Small
    Perfect
    Large
    I loved everything...but the sizing. 11/20/2018

    I love everything about these bibs. Quiet. Appear very warm, like sleeping bags for legs (like others mention). Pockets are thought out. Fusion camo is great. Full zip legs. Checked all the boxed. Why 1 star? It doesnt fit. I first bought a 2 XL but they were a little snug, so i thought lets exchange for a 3 XL. Still snug. Uncomfortably so. Im not a huge guy by any means. Im 5'9"-5'10" and about 230-240 depending on time of the year. But they dont fit a guy that isnt a "athletic" build. I hunt all over, pheasants, big game out of state, so im no slouch, just a bigger dude. I dont get how they dont fit though. I dont know if i got some medium size marked as a 3 XL or what. They were certainly long enough to be a 3 XL. But the sizing disappointed me. I had to return them and get some top of the line cabelas gear as much as i would rather these bibs fit because i LOVE FL gear. I have a ton of their stuff. And am an XL in their corrugate pants. Color me confused.

    Nickname: MNBryan
    Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
    Weight: 230lbs - 240lbs
    Size: XXXL
    Location: Minnesota
    Use: Tree Stand
    Fit
    Small
    Perfect
    Large
    Warm and then some! 11/20/2018

    These bibs are incredible! When I wear them, I only have the lightweight base layer on underneath. These things are wicked warm. Thank God First Lite put full length zippers up the legs as well as a “nature calls” zipper on the rear. I highly recommend packing these in if you have a decent walk to your stand. I have zero complaints. These bibs were made to be warm, and warm the are.

    Nickname: Jordan
    Height: 5'6" - 5'8"
    Weight: 150lbs - 160lbs
    Size: M
    Location: Tennessee
    Use: Tree Stand
    Fit
    Small
    Perfect
    Large
    Best warmth I've ever had in a stand 11/19/2018

    So my bibs are awesome, the fit, finish, and design all exude quality. I have sat in the pouring rain, sleet, and snow in a metal hang on open to the elements tree stand and not once has my lower body even thought about getting cold. I intend to buy another pair whenever it is these wear out. The only thing I wish is that from the knees down instead of the stretch quiet material they had a more thorn durable material due to the fact I hunt in some thick junk. I pack the bibs in sometimes but I'd much prefer being able to walk in with legs and butt flap unzipped to release my heat then zip up when I get situated, overall I wouldn't hesitate to buy them again just have to be careful where you walk if you have a thorny area like me. Anyone who wants to stay warm no matter the situation these are your bibs.

    Nickname: Matthew
    Height: 6' - 6'2"
    Weight: 160lbs - 170lbs
    Size: L
    Location: Tennessee
    Use: Tree Stand
    Fit
    Small
    Perfect
    Large
    Awesome Product. Worth the money 11/16/2018

    I'm 5-8 165lbs. and the small fits perfect. no excess material or slop. Jacket was the same, ordered small and it fit perfect. The warmth level is exactly what any stand hunter wants, comfort, warmth and quiet. No regrets on purchase.

    Nickname: Jeff
    Height: 5'6" - 5'8"
    Weight: 160lbs - 170lbs
    Size: S
    Location: Indiana
    Use: Tree Stand
    Fit
    Small
    Perfect
    Large
    May want to size up on these 11/15/2018

    I wear XL for all my pants and had not had issues with fit with my gear to this point. I originally ordered XL thinking it would fit the same.. No such luck, it fit very snug across my abdomen. I returned it and got the next size up and have had no issues since.
    I love how easy it is to put on over top my layers even while harnessed in the tree stand.I have spent up to 9 hours in the stand in Late fall in Ontario in sub freezing temps and not had major issues with warmth... The only thing that got cold for me was my feet. I love the amount and location of pockets and even found two very small pockets on the inside on my kidneys, found these the perfect size for a pack of hand warmers adding extra warmth for my long days in the stand.
    For times when I am hot or walking in them I can open op the zippers and vent them keeping me from sweating. This is a must for my long hours spend in the fall/winter in my tree stand.


    How it fits
    Again I can only say that anyone with a bit of a gut(sad to say I am in that party...) you may need to size up to give you a little extra room in the abdomen.

    Nickname: Doug
    Height: 6'2" - 6'4"
    Weight: 220lbs - 230lbs
    Size: XXL
    Location: Ontario
    Use: Tree Stand
    Fit
    Small
    Perfect
    Large
    Don’t do as I do!do as I say!!! 11/15/2018

    First of all finally got down to temps were I could use these bad boys,21lite snow windchill at 17 might not be cold for some folks but is for me now days,anyway group of us was getting geared up and I’m not one to pack clothes in except my necessary needs,so I get out in the cold put these on of course they say you hiking in with them on,Hell yea I am,when I get there I’m up tree and ready for ole P&Y to cruse by,make it short big mistake that little 1/4 mile hike I was sweating I thought hell im gonna freeze,but no chilled down nicely and set in for 5 hours only thing got cold on me was my right digits,cause I’m a bow holder not a bow hanger,out of all the big name gear I’ve put on in my career dang hands down this is top of the line,but if you hike in your gonna get warm,but I cooled down and never got cold..


    How it fits
    Fits loose good movement you can squat turn free looks bulky but it’s like putting on sweat pants,can’t layer to thick if you got a belly want zip up,but the snap held. I even went up a size to xxl

    Nickname: Mark
    Height: 5'10" - 6'
    Weight: 210lbs - 220lbs
    Size: XXL
    Location: Tennessee
    Use: Tree Stand
    Fit
    Small
    Perfect
    Large
    Essential piece for cold weather whitetail hunting. 11/11/2018

    This piece is a difference maker for any whitetail deerstand hunter. I was worried it would be "too warm" for moderate hikes (3/4 mile) to the treestand, but the ventilation is excellent as the multiple zippers can be adjusted so any part of your lower body receives adequate airflow. Could easily wear it up to the mid-30s, because it breathes well. I was comfortable at 20 degrees with a 20 mph wind in my face with just a Kiln base layer underneath. I'd be confident taking this down to below zero in Iowa with a set of medium fleece or heavy wool pants or leggings. The Cipher camo pattern is excellent, absolutely perfect for either treestand or hunting on the ground. I have a beer gut, and these bibs are easily adjustable so they did not bunch up around the waist and cause hotspots like other bibs. I was initially concerned about the loudness of the exterior fabric, but in practical use it is almost entirely silent, making no sound when walking, standing up, etc. It only makes a swishy sound when you do your best to make a swishy sound.


    How it fits
    Fit perfectly as First Lite tends to do.

    Nickname: Andrew
    Height: 6'2" - 6'4"
    Weight: 220lbs - 230lbs
    Size: XL
    Location: Iowa
    Use: Tree Stand
    Fit
    Small
    Perfect
    Large
    Awesome bibs 11/9/2018

    The bibs are awesome. This is the first pair i have ever owned. My knees and lower back always get cold. I used them once so far and neither got cold, although it didnt get cold at all but i only had a 50 yards walk to my stand so i didnt have a chance to heat up from my walk. I love the extra tough material piece of the back of leg and butt so you dont get wet if you sit on the ground. I do think that material is noisy when rubbed together and they could have used a little less inbetween the legs and in the crouch. But, super warm, super comfy. Love it.


    How it fits
    I thinks its a touch long for me. I'm 5'9"

    Nickname: dylan
    Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
    Weight: 180lbs - 190lbs
    Size: L
    Location: Massachusetts
    Use: Tree Stand
    Fit
    Small
    Perfect
    Large
    Great Product. Great Service. 11/4/2018

    Great bib. So far have worn them down to the mid 20F and stated more than warm enough with minimal base layers underneath (light base layer and Obsidian pant) Very quiet. Pocket layout works well, easy to access. Love the full zip sides. *secondary note* the first pair I ordered had a small tear in one of the seams. When I contacts First Lite they were quick to respond and even quicker to express ship a replacement to so I’d have them in time for an upcoming hunt, great customer service.


    How it fits
    Runs a tad snug through the mid section.

    Nickname: Brad
    Height: 5'4" - 5'6"
    Weight: 210lbs - 220lbs
    Size: XL
    Location: Michigan
    Use: Tree Stand
    Fit
    Small
    Perfect
    Large
    Super warm and amazing fit! 10/30/2018

    I'm 6' and 205 lbs. I ordered the large and these pants fit me perfect. I love the reinforced back and can't wait to put them to the test during our cold Michigan winters!

    Nickname: Florian
    Height: 5'10" - 6'
    Weight: 200lbs - 210lbs
    Size: L
    Location: Michigan
    Use: Tree Stand
    Fit
    Small
    Perfect
    Large
    Quiet, comfortable and warm 10/28/2018

    Bought these for mid to late season hunting in the adirondacks. They are hands down the warmest bids (and coat) I have ever owned. Minimal layering needed even at 0-30 degrees, even with a strong wind. I like the pocket location and design, which seems like a small thing but they are both easily in-reach and not in the way. These are well Insulated and not bulky.


    How it fits
    My only gripe is the fit. For my size the waist is perfect which doesnt leave much room for layering, luckily I dont need it they are so warm. The length would fit someone taller with ease (I'm 5'10",200 lbs). Just a bit disproportionate between leg room and waist room. It might be me getting used to the cut.

    Nickname: steve
    Height: 5'10" - 6'
    Weight: 190lbs - 200lbs
    Size: L
    Location: New York
    Use: Tree Stand
    Fit
    Small
    Perfect
    Large
    Poor product even worse customer service 10/22/2018

    What can I say?? Probably my last FL product. Things have really gone down over the past couple years.

    Bibs run small. The first set I was sent were defective. Poor quality and poor quality control. Follow that up with terrible customer service the return of the product. I'm done FL. I'm done and I am not afraid to tell others. I'll be surprised if this review is here in the morn.


    How it fits
    Fits way small. Between a medium and large. Do your homework and research other buyers who have said similar (youtube).

    Nickname: cf
    Height: 5'10" - 6'
    Weight: 200lbs - 210lbs
    Size: XL
    Location: Wisconsin
    Use: Tree Stand
    Fit
    Small
    Perfect
    Large
    Great cold weather bibs 10/14/2018

    These are really great cold weather bibs. The zipper system allows you to control body temperature on the walk in. The materials allow great flexibility and the pockets are placed in a great spot for tree stand hunting. I highly recommend them.

    Nickname: Brian
    Height: 6'2" - 6'4"
    Weight: 230lbs - 240lbs
    Size: L
    Location: Pennsylvania
    Use: Tree Stand
    Fit
    Small
    Perfect
    Large
    Super warm and comfortable! 10/6/2018

    These bibs are insanely warm. I got them for late season bow hunting in the Midwest. They block wind and don’t bind up anywhere while sitting. I really like the reinforced seating area for extra durability and moisture resistance.


    How it fits
    Fits great with boots on. Plenty of room to squat and bend.

    Nickname: Aaron
    Height: 5'4" - 5'6"
    Weight: 130lbs - 140lbs
    Size: S
    Location: Missouri
    Use: Tree Stand
    Fit
    Small
    Perfect
    Large
    Excellent late season bibs for the stand 8/31/2018

    The bibs are IMO the best on the market. Pocket placement is well thought out. Deadly silent. Perfect fit. Super comfortable and are like wearing a sleeping bag. Buy a pair, you won’t regret it!

    Nickname: Justin
    Height: 5'10" - 6'
    Weight: 180lbs - 190lbs
    Size: L
    Use: Tree Stand
    Fit
    Small
    Perfect
    Large
    Great in cold weather 8/30/2018

    Archery hunting in Minnesota in December is no walk in the park with temps dropping to single digits and sometimes below 0 in the early mornings, the Sanctuary Jacket worked perfectly in keeping me warm. Paired with the bibs I only felt cold where it was not covering which was feet and hands when they weren't in the pockets.


    How it fits
    True to size fit, I'm used to Under Armour sizing and having to buy a size up to fit more comfortably. The fit is pretty spot on and there is no need to buy a size up unless you are layering a lot more and wearing a safety harness vest under the jacket.

    Nickname: Poua
    Height: 5'6" - 5'8"
    Weight: 180lbs - 190lbs
    Size: L
    Location: Minnesota
    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
    Stretchy Sleeping Bag 8/30/2018

    Love these bibs, they are like wearing a stretchy quiet sleeping bag. No doubts that when I wear these I am going to stay warm. n


    How it fits
    I am the max size for the Large. I would love to see them in a Large Tall option as they do rest up on my ankle some.

    Nickname: Mike
    Height: 6'2" - 6'4"
    Weight: 200lbs - 210lbs
    Size: L
    Location: Pennsylvania
    Use: Tree Stand
    Fit
    Small
    Perfect
    Large
    Perfect bib for cold sits 8/30/2018

    I am very impressed with these bibs. On stationary hunts, I typically layer 350 EXPs and Kanab's under The Sanctuary bibs on the bottom, and 350 EXPs, Cirrus Ultralight Puffy, and North Branch jacket (I think this has since been discontinued) under The Sanctuary Jacket on the top. This system has kept me comfortable through full day stationary hunts in "feels like" temps of -20F without a shelter or heater.

    Regarding cut, The Sanctuary system is closer to the bulky old school whitetail gear Midwestern hunters are familiar with. There are good upgrades though, such as tapered sleeves on the jacket and literally the best suspenders on a bib I've ever experienced. Definitely not the run and gun athletic cut Western hunters have come to know from First Lite, but it's what you need to stay warm on cold stationary sits.

    The Sanctuary system is water resistant *not waterproof*. What does this mean in the woods? In snow and light rain, I'm perfectly dry. After ~30 minutes of steady rain, I start to feel damp. And after an hour of steady rain, I'm wet. I'd imagine the tradeoff to have a fully waterproof system is noisy fabric, and given the type of hunting I bought The Sanctuary for, I'm happy to make that trade off.

    One last thing: if you're like me and spend most of your time in the cold whitetail woods but also get out west for 1 or 2 weeks a year for more active hunts, you may be considering if The Sanctuary system is versatile enough to bring along with you. Obviously you'll be sacrificing space and weight (roughly twice as big and heavy as down insulation), but if you don't want to buy a whole other kit, my recommendation is to bring along the Sanctuary jacket but not the bibs. If I sit down to glass in sub freezing temps for an hour or two, my upper body needs the insulation before my lower body and I'm unwilling to carry around the bibs and the jacket.

    Nickname: Michael
    Height: 6' - 6'2"
    Weight: 160lbs - 170lbs
    Size: L
    Location: Michigan
    Use: Tree Stand
    Fit
    Small
    Perfect
    Large
    Comfortable and warm! 8/30/2018

    Love these bibs. I can walk in to the stand wearing these bibs with a light top and not be too hot with the side zippers open. They keep me toasty sitting in the stand for long sits (along with the Sanctuary top) in some pretty nasty and cold temps. These are my go to late season hunting outerwear.

    Nickname: Greg
    Height: 5'10" - 6'
    Weight: 200lbs - 210lbs
    Size: L
    Location: New York
    Use: Tree Stand
    Fit
    Small
    Perfect
    Large
    Best gear I own 8/29/2018

    After years of using various Camo items from Scentlok and other brands, I finally went all in and purchased a complete system from First Lite. Best decision I ever made. In years past it didn’t matter how many layers I wore, I was always cold. Not the case anymore. From base layers to the puffy jackets all the way to the sanctuary bibs and jacket, they have it all. Everything is extremely packable, and layering is easy and comfortable. All the upper body items have the fitted sleeves so no worries about being too bulky and not being able to effectively draw your bow. I guarantee you won’t regret going all in like I did. Great pattern, great fit, and kept me warm and dry all season long, even in rain.


    How it fits
    The fit of all my items was perfect. I’m 5’9”, 180 lbs. most of my tops are mediums and the fit was perfect straight out of the packaging. I’ve had no issues of shrinking after multiple wash/dry cycles.

    Nickname: Josh
    Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
    Weight: 170lbs - 180lbs
    Size: M
    Location: Pennsylvania
    Use: Tree Stand
    Fit
    Small
    Perfect
    Large
    Cold weather killer pt. 2 8/29/2018

    See my review on the sanuary jacket. This thing is flawless. Super toasty. Just make sure the weather is cold


    How it fits
    Fits great. Layers great

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

    Awesome bibs. I returned my XXL for XXXL and they fit great. 6’5” 230lbs 38 waist. Very large thighs. Hope this helps!

    Nickname: Jake
    Height: 6'4" - 6'6"
    Weight: 220lbs - 230lbs
    Size: XXXL
    Location: Virginia
    Use: Tree Stand
    Fit
    Small
    Perfect
    Large
    MUST BUY 8/29/2018

    Don’t wear these to your treestand put them on when you get there! These are like a personal heater with the sanctuary jacket! YOU WILL NEVER GET COLD AGAIN! I LOVE MY FIRST LITE GEAR! MUST BUY!!!
    My favorite part is how you can unzip the back of the pants down to take a sh*t haha!

    Nickname: Wyatt
    Height: 5'10" - 6'
    Weight: 150lbs - 160lbs
    Size: L
    Location: Oklahoma
    Use: Tree Stand
    Fit
    Small
    Perfect
    Large
    Wait until you get on stand to put these on 8/29/2018

    Warm. Warm. Warm. And very quiet. Coupled with the sanctuary coat, you won’t need any more insulation to keep you outside when the weather gets cold enough to keep the meek at home.


    How it fits
    As expected

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

    Bought these last year before heading into late season tree stand hunting for whitetail. Wore them down into the single digits with 20 mph winds and they were awesome. They kept me warm all day and kept the wind out which in my opinion is one of the biggest keys. Highly Recomend


    How it fits
    I think they run a tad bit lg which makes sense because you need it to fit over your midlayer and base comfortably.

    Nickname: Mike
    Height: 5'6" - 5'8"
    Weight: 140lbs - 150lbs
    Size: M
    Location: Illinois
    Use: Tree Stand
    Fit
    Small
    Perfect
    Large
    Excellent bibs 8/29/2018

    I bought these bibs 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.


    How it fits
    I think they run a little big, but I don't mind 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
    Satisfied 8/29/2018

    Warmest bibs I’ve ever worn. I’m glad I spent the money. Very happy with how quiet they are. I will definitely recommend these to friends.

    Nickname: Nature
    Height: 5'6" - 5'8"
    Weight: 160lbs - 170lbs
    Size: M
    Location: Pennsylvania
    Use: Tree Stand
    Fit
    Small
    Perfect
    Large
    Great but not perfect 8/29/2018

    These bibs are are wonderful product for cold weather. And by cold I mean sub 32etc. They are very warm and surprisingly quiet. My main complaint is that they are heavy I mean whoa. Extra 4lbs packed in for bibs and jacket. So if you go deep into hilly country they can be a burden on the pack in. But when you sit down in the stand with a 25mph wind at 20 degrees they are worth the weight. Would not spend a January in the whitetail woods without this set of clothes.


    How it fits
    They fit A bit loose and long in the legs but the waist can be tight if your not “quite fit” for your waist. But the waist sizes listed are pretty spot on if not a shade snug.

    Nickname: MDSikajunkie
    Height: 5'4" - 5'6"
    Weight: 160lbs - 170lbs
    Size: M
    Location: Maryland
    Use: Tree Stand
    Fit
    Small
    Perfect
    Large
    Best bibs I’ve ever owned 8/29/2018

    Bought these bibs because I needed a good pair of hunting bibs. Little expensive but u can’t put a price on staying warm while in your tree stand. Kept me warm all through the Indiana deer season

    Nickname: Joe
    Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
    Weight: 180lbs - 190lbs
    Size: L
    Use: Tree Stand
    Fit
    Small
    Perfect
    Large
    Best Bibs! 8/29/2018

    These bibs are by far the best I have ever received! Perfect for late season whitetail hunting in Michigan!

    Nickname: Jacob
    Height: 5'10" - 6'
    Weight: 180lbs - 190lbs
    Size: L
    Location: Michigan
    Use: Tree Stand
    Fit
    Small
    Perfect
    Large
    Excellent 8/28/2018

    Hands down the best late season whitetail outerwear on the market. No comparison.


    How it fits
    Fits as it should

    Nickname: Bumper
    Height: 5'6" - 5'8"
    Weight: 140lbs - 150lbs
    Size: S
    Location: Illinois
    Use: Tree Stand
    Fit
    Small
    Perfect
    Large
    Great for Midwest stand sitting 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
    Perfection 8/7/2018

    These bibs are exceptional. I have worn them all the way to -20 degrees and I am overly impressed. I have owned other name brand bibs that have always had a couple flaws. My biggest problem with late season wear is it tends to be noisy. These are dead silent and feel like your wrapping yourself in a sleeping bag. Ample amount of pockets and quiet zippers. Hard to find anything wrong with these. Awesome piece to any late season system!

    Nickname: TA
    Height: 5'10" - 6'
    Weight: 180lbs - 190lbs
    Size: L
    Location: Wisconsin
    Use: Tree Stand
    Fit
    Small
    Perfect
    Large
    The real deal for cold weather 8/2/2018

    These bibs are the real deal. You will not find a better cold weather set. I wore these well into the single digits and stayed warm for hours. Super quiet, soft, warm. Great amount of pockets.

    Nickname: Marc
    Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
    Weight: 160lbs - 170lbs
    Size: M
    Location: Michigan
    Use: Tree Stand
    Fit
    Small
    Perfect
    Large
    Perfect cold weather bib 7/30/2018

    I’ve had these bibs for one season and love how versatile they are. The zipper system is great for walking to the stand. The pockets are well thought out too. Paired with the sanctuary jacket I am comfortable from 0deg up to 40deg F. I just wish I found these earlier.


    How it fits
    Fits perfect. Not bulky in the legs which I like. Plenty of adjustments to fit most body types too.

    Nickname: Jed
    Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
    Weight: 150lbs - 160lbs
    Size: M
    Location: Ohio
    Use: Tree Stand
    Fit
    Small
    Perfect
    Large
    Warm, quiet, comfortable. 7/29/2018

    Maine's whitetail season can be a real gamble. There are days where it's 40 degrees, and there are days when it's damn near 0 degrees and windy. If you already have a solid set of base layers, and mid layers, but you aren't sure what to do about the COLD weather gear--these will do the trick. Personally, I enjoy colder weather, but in the Northeast the cold can end many hunts early. I think if a hunter is armed with a set of furnace base layers, ANY mid layer, and the sanctuary outer layers...you'll be comfortable in the tree stand for long stretches at a time.

    The overall feel of the sanctuary bibs is as good as any I've seen, held, or worn. Having used LL Bean gear the majority of my life--I am comparing mostly to their gear. In that sense, the First Lite offerings have a better overall feel and a significantly better fit. The ability to move while wearing First Lite gear sets it apart almost as much as the outstanding patterns do. If you hunt (especially in a tree stand) when it's below freezing and even single digits, you need to run these bibs. End of story.


    How it fits
    They fit as expected, and have a better feel that other bibs I've worn. Easier to walk in.

    Nickname: JR
    Height: 6' - 6'2"
    Weight: 200lbs - 210lbs
    Size: XL
    Location: Maine
    Use: Tree Stand
    Fit
    Small
    Perfect
    Large
    More than I expected. 7/29/2018

    I was never a fan of bibs for hunting but I decided to give these a try. They are amazing! Extra insulation where you need it, and less where you don't. They are quiet and highly tactical for December whitetails in the cold.

    Nickname: Gregory
    Height: 6'2" - 6'4"
    Weight: 200lbs - 210lbs
    Size: L
    Location: Minnesota
    Use: Tree Stand
    Fit
    Small
    Perfect
    Large
    Sleeping bags for your legs 7/28/2018

    Bought these needing something for the cold sit in tree stand and they’re going to be the perfect choice. They feel like you’re wearing the most comfortable sleeping bags on your legs. No more cold legs during those winter sits.

    Nickname: Alan
    Height: 6'2" - 6'4"
    Weight: 190lbs - 200lbs
    Size: L
    Location: Virginia
    Use: Tree Stand
    A must for stand hunting 4/7/2018

    Warmest bottoms I have ever used. Quiet and comfortable. I ordered up a size for layering under and glad I did.

    Nickname: Clint
    Technical marvel for late-season bowhunting 3/17/2018

    During late-season bowhunting in OH last year, a deep, extended cold spell showed me just how many weak links I had in my outer layering. I did my research and decided on FL’s Sanctuary bibs and jacket. These bibs are ridiculously well-designed, comfortable, and warm. The fabric is quiet, with the exception of different, slightly noisier material on the seat (for durability, I’m guessing). Decent water repellancy. Sizing is right too. I’m 5’11”, 35” waist, and thick in the legs, and the L bibs fit well. Good job, FL.

    Nickname: Josh
    Perfect planning and execution for a late season treestand piece 3/9/2018

    With it's pricetag, 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 and bib combo 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). I LOVE the full zip sides on the legs. The two-layer thigh pocket is PERFECT. I can use the zipper to secure items I don't use as often (tin of dip) and then the range finder goes into the stretch pocket for easy access. The butt-zipper is a nice touch, It came in handy when nature calls and you have 4 layers to take off.

    Nickname: SyracuseHunter
    Sleeping bags for your legs 3/2/2018

    I’m a young hunter finding my way and acquiring new gear and after a few below freezing sits in coastal Virginia I realized I needed to upgrade my gear. This is my first set of bibs and may be my last. Sliding these on the first time they felt incredibly comfortable and it was like putting sleeping bags on each of my legs. Can’t wait to use these next season and love all the pockets. Something that turned me away from other sets of bibs.

    Nickname: MarineHunter
    Worth it 2/27/2018

    I wore these deer hunting from a blind and also elk hunting in the Black Hills. (Temps anywhere from -10 to 30 above) This piece was the staple of my outfit during the late season. The only sliver of doubt I had was when I was on a glassing noll and a short, but intense, snowstorm came through and the wind creeped in around my ankles. They were covered in a fair amount of blood after packing out my elk but looked brand new after one cycle in the washer. Way better than anything else I have ever owned. Awesome product.

    Nickname: Nick
    Well pleased with Sanctuary Bibs and customer service with questions before purchase, was excellent. 2/22/2018

    Just purchased the Sanctuary Bibs. I ordered a Large, and it fit fine (but not sloppy) over top of, a thin merino- wool base layer and a pair of jeans. I'm 6-2 and 175lbs and I'm sure the Medium would have been too short in the leg inseam area. Thankfully they fit nicely over (outside) my 1000 gram, rubber hunting boots too. The seating area is extra padded with an especially "tough" treatment to withstand the cold "seats" of winter. The only thing I would like to see added to future manufacturing, would be an additional, robust, water repellant, articulated knee, "facer" fabric guard, to protect the knee area from long term wear and water resistance when bending with knee on wet ground/snow. Very Good Value. Hope to review again, on the warmth of the garment, after some trials in the cold.

    Nickname: Doc
    Ultimate Winter Bibs 2/15/2018

    Ive use my bibs in all situations ranging from 30-40 degrees down to sub 0. Hiking, sitting, stalking.. all of it. Perfect addition to anyone's gear who finds themselves in the cold. Great temperature regulation and overall very well built.

    Nickname: Curt
    There warm ,Lite,plenty of storage and love the camo pattern 2/15/2018

    I haven’t had a chance to use them hunting yet since I just got them but the sanctuary bibs are everything I wanted in coveralls. There lite ,warm, plenty of storage pockets and love the camo pattern.Thanks First Lite!!!

    Nickname: ND Bowhunter
    So I need to read better!!! Check the fine print!! 2/13/2018

    So after my first 2 star review and a immediate call from customer service. We discovered that I didn't read the fine print that these pants are WATER RESISTENT not waterproof. I will again state they are very warm and super durable than any bibs I have ever owned ,and I love the slip in pockets. I will now turn these into deer hunting pants and purchase the first light waterproof pants for waterfowl next season. I was super impressed with Nate from customer service who was very helpful and understanding. Keep up the good work and thank you for being so prompt with customer relations!!

    Nickname: Steve
    Good to -10! 2/9/2018

    Best piece of late season gear I've ever added. Had them to -10 with only merino bottoms and regular pants under them and my legs never got cold in the stand. The side zips work great for being able to put them on once you get to your stand so you don't over heat.

    Nickname: Bryan
    Size runs smaller than indicated 1/14/2018

    All,

    Bought the Sanctuary Bib and Insulated Jacket when it was on sale in November/December. Just used them 3 times for late season hunting.

    The combination did work well. I was out for (4) hours in 20 degree weather and stayed warm on all 3 outings.

    The sizing of the Bibs do not seem to be correct. I can fit into 40 waist pants, so the sizing chart said I needed to buy the XXL. The sizing chart also says that the Bibs are cut to fit over "other layers" When I hunt in cold weather I wear a wool Long John and a pair of old 24 OZ Woolrich Pants.

    When the ordered arrived I put on the Long Johns and the wool pants and tried to put on the Bibs. I could not zip up the Bibs. I had to remove the pants. ( Bought the Bibs on sales and it clearly stated no returns ) I could then zip up the bids. I was concerned how warm I would be with just wearing the long johns. My (3) hunting trips in temps of 20 degrees, I was warm.

    I am no means fat, but I am stout. All of the other outerwear I have bought can fit over the combination of the Long Johns and the Wool Pants in size XXL.

    My point is that the sizing runs small on the Bibs. I have a pair of Gizzlie gloves that I bought ( on sale, no returns ) that run small. My advice is to goto a shop that carries the FristLite and try what you want to buy on and make sure of the sizing. The quality is first rate, the functionality is first rate.

    I am just questioning the sizing.

    JJS

    Nickname: JJS
    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 when 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
    Stay Warm! 1/12/2018

    These bibs are amazing! I used them into the single digits tree stand sits during the late season in Minnesota and never got cold with only a base layer underneath. The zippers for venting come in handy when walking in and out to the stand. Quiet, comfortable and so far they seem very durable. Highly recommend these for low activity in temps below freezing. Looking forward to getting the matching jacket!

    Nickname: Kevin
    weird fit 1/11/2018

    I found these to be way too tight in the stomach when sitting. Legs fit fine. I had XL (wear L in Kanabs) and not happy with the fit on these. Love FL but the cut is off on these. I switched to Sitka Fanatic bibs in XL and they fit fine.

    Nickname: 76chevy
    Awesome Bib 1/8/2018

    I just love the sanctuary line. I was using the Sitka fanatic but much prefer the sanctuary. I hunt pressured areas on public land in northern MI and in Ohio. So once I get settled in I'm there for a long time.

    Though this is a cold weather set up I found it much asker to pack in than the Sitka. The zippers make great vents and I can roll the bib and coat up and stuff them in my pack and get dressed at my tree stand.

    Tons of amazing tech features and I love the cut of this line. I sat all day in this with base layers and was super comfortable in temps in the 20s. With some insulation base layering I think I could easily hunt in the low teens and I get cold super easy.

    No other product for white tails meets this set up. It's wind proof, warm and so darn quiet. I cannot give a high enough recommendation for this product!

    Nickname: David
    Perfect for stand hunting 12/11/2017

    Waited until after season to put a review out. Definitely a great investment. Wore these all whitetail season in the stand and never once felt cold in my lower body. Usually only wore allegheny bottoms with a pair of sweatpants under. Still enough room for air to circulate yet it wasn't baggy. Even wore through a warm, wet blizzard and never once felt wet.

    Nickname: Christian
    Excellent! 12/11/2017

    Just got these in last week. Had a really cold weekend this past week in NC. Very pleased with how warm these bibs are. I am very pleased with my purchase and won't wear anything else. Planning on buying more first lite products. I would recommend these products to anyone. I just wish y'all made boots that were as warm as the bibs and jacket.

    Nickname: Caleb
    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 bibs 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
    Well designed and warm 12/4/2017

    These pants are great, they kept me plenty warm while stand hunting in Minnesota. Among the great design features is the zip open seat for when nature calls, but I did not like how loud the fabric on the seat is. overall there are pockets where you want them and everything is well put together. Don't think about it, jsut buy them if late season hunting in the North.

    Nickname: Joe
    Love them, but durability questioned 12/4/2017

    I love these pants, very good at keeping you warm in cold Alberta winter stand hunts, but I am going to be completely honest and tell you not to wear them at all on your walk in or if you're sitting on anything that isn't a chair. I've worn mine maybe 10 times and I have a hole in the seat. Not huge, but it's there. I don't know if I got it from a barb or if I sat on a sharp stick. Either way it's there and for the money I'm not happy. Be very careful with these. Other then that, they are perfect for those really cold days. For that and the fact I'm still waiting on a call from First Lite to deal with this, I'm going to give them a 2 star.

    Nickname: Chris
    Wow! 11/25/2017

    It took me a long time to pull the trigger on these pants, but I’m sure glad I did! Another home run by First Lite. Used them for tonight’s sit. Wasn’t too cold, but in low 20s with the wind chill. It really is like wearing a sleeping bag!!!!! Didn’t even wear base layers, just had sweatpants on! I’ll be wearing these bibs from now on. Can’t wait to test them in seriously cold temps. Thanks First lite

    Nickname: Kev
    Great Late Season Bin 11/22/2017

    This is a great late season bib that will for sure keep you warm and comfortable! The only issue i have with them is they are not made for the hunter with a gut! They fit way to tight in that region.

    Nickname: Dan
    The best cold gear I’ve owned 11/21/2017

    I’m coming off of 5 years with using Sitka whitetail systems and I must say that these bibs are my favorite cold gear to date. Hands down.

    Nickname: Wade
    Outer fabric 11/19/2017

    The bibs do fit a bit snug around the stomach area however do have elastic in the back that will allow for mobility whether bending over or in a squatting postition. Elastic suspenders were of high quality and did a good job supporting the weight of the bibs. The pockets on the front of the bibs are a nice touch with the outer pocket on top of a zippered internal to allow you to store your phone or keys along with gloves or a call in the outer pocket for quicker access. The insulation on the bibs was thick and I have no doubt would have been able to keep more warm on the coldest of days. The outer fabric in the seat of the bibs was a bit to noisy for my liking but I understand it’s purpose. Ultimately I sent the bibs back because I was concerned the bibs outer fabric around the legs, albeit queit, wouldn’t hold up to areas of saw briars and thorns common to Northen Alabama. I would like to see a micro fleece/ Berber fleece outer or something that would be more durable, but the cipher Camo looked great for late season once the leaves had fallen.

    Nickname: Keith
    Warm and quiet 11/18/2017

    Wore these on long cold days with only the 230g merino bottoms underneath. Very warm and quiet. Comfortable enough to sit on frozen ground. They shed light rain and sleet pretty easily without feeling wet or cold inside.

    Nickname: Evan
    Awesome 11/15/2017

    These bibs are unbelievable. Comfortable, quiet, warm, and extremely functional. Wore these in North Missouri to whitetail hunt. The mornings dipped down to 20°F and The evenings got pretty close to 50°F. The leg zippers are great if you ever need to let some air in, and the hot hand pouches in the back are fantastic. Wish they would've sent me a sticker or two to represent my new gear, but hey, that's not what I ordered. I'll be back for some early season gear next season.

    Nickname: Alex
    Excellent 11/14/2017

    Excellent camo pattern. Bow hunting on the ground with no blind and three white tails came within 10 yards and never seen me. It was so cold out that my face moisture started freezing up but this bib felt very warm and comfortable. No more ridiculous layering necessary. Roomy and well placed pockets too.

    Nickname: Jay
    Super warm 11/12/2017

    These bibs are ridiculously warm and comfortable. The only issue I have with them is they're cut a little slim. I have to go up 2 sizes from my normal first lite size. I'm on the big side though.

    Nickname: Alex
    Awesome!! 11/10/2017

    My wife got me this with the jacket last year for Christmas, finally got to break it in today. It was 19 degrees with a windchill of 8. Only my feet were cold for my all day sit in a tree stand. This gear is worth its weight in gold!

    Nickname: Prince
    Warm, quiet, but be careful walking around 10/25/2017

    These bibs are definitely top of the line and as warm as you could want. I was only disappointed because on the first hunt with them, walking to the stand they caught on a broken limb and ripped. I understand they aren’t for bush wacking, but walking through the woods to the stand and ripping on a branch isn’t what I would expect from a $400 pair of bibs. They are quiet and warm though, just maybe baby them a bit.

    Nickname: Austin
    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
    Late Season Requirement 10/2/2017

    Once I made the purchase, there was no going back on these. They aren't cheap, but as with everything First Lite they are top notch and an absolute necessity for anyone who hunts a cold late season. All you need is the merino base layer, the sanctuary jacket, and a tree stand in the right spot. These will allow you to stay most anywhere, probably longer than you want to sit. Thanks again First Lite!!

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

    LIke the jacket, the Sanctuary bibs are outstanding for cold weather. I rarely ever wear more than just a base layer under these down into the 20's, they're that warm. The nice thing is they're vented with a zipper all the way across your rear so you can unzip to get some air flow as you're walking in then zip up when you get in the stand. If you hunt under 40 degrees these bibs and the matching jacket are a must have.

    Nickname: Timothy
    There is no competition 8/3/2017

    I waited a full year to write this review so that I could put these bibs through the test of a Midwest winter and they vastly exceeded my expectations. I live in Kansas where the winters can swing to the mid 30s, all the way down to temps below zero. With the varying temperatures, these pants kept me very warm, dry, and comfortable. Sitting in the stand in late November in the pants I was as comfortable as if it was 60 degrees. The material is quiet for stalks as well, and the zipper system on the back of the pants are great for when nature calls and you don't want to fully undress! I was thoroughly impressed during both snowy and rainy days where these pants kept me very dry, and warm. You don't want to be caught in the woods during the winter months without these pants!

    Nickname: Joe with Livin' Large Outdoors
    Perfect still hunt bibs! 6/17/2017

    I primarily still hunt from a climber so long hours of not moving can get cold. I've used several different brands of bibs, tried hand warmers in pockets and most everything else you can think of to stay warm...these bibs out preform all that stuff. Layered with some other First Lite pieces these keep me warm the entire hunt and with half the bulk of my old stuff. If you're a still hunter these are a must! For reference I'm 6' 180lbs and the M in these fit me perfect with a couple of layers underneath.

    Nickname: Lincoln
    Some Serious Bibs 5/10/2017

    After buying and using the sanctuary jacket last year the bibs were a must have. Although I have not had the weather to try out the bibs, if they are anything like the jacket they will be super warm, quiet, well-made, and comfortable. Thanks First Lite making such an awesome product for the whitetail stand hunter.

    Nickname: Troy
    PERFECT TREESTAND BIBS 5/4/2017

    Easily the best bibs that I have found for late season deer hunting out of a tree. Got to use these for a solid week on a late December western Kansas deer hunt. temperatures hovered in the teens most mornings, these kept me toasty warm 20 feet up in a cotton wood allowing me to shoot a nice 4x4 mule deer. They are quiet but do not pick up burrs or snags. paired with the sanctuary jacket its a perfect late season combo.

    Nickname: Gabriel
    The Best! 3/16/2017

    These bibs are by far the best cold weather stand hunting bibs available. They are super quiet, warm and waterproof.

    Nickname: Andy
    What every Hunter needs!! 1/8/2017

    I have had these bibs for 2 years now and have hunted as far north as Nebraska and as far south as southern Texas. They have been a must have for me. Whether I've been laying in a field hunting geese or siting in a tree in Kansas late season. They've kept me warm! You won't be disappointed

    Nickname: Matt Stanton
    Awesome! 12/29/2016

    The first time I wore these was during a real hard cold snap in mid December. The wind chills were dipping below zero. I had on Sanctuary bibs and a pair of sweat pants. The hike into my stand is about a mile and I was SWEATING on the hike in! Luckily the butt flap zipper lets in tons of air and I was able to regulate pretty easily. Once on stand I was nice and toasty even with a sweaty base layer on. This (along with a North Branch jacket) was my first purchase from First Lite and I am completely sold. I will be purchasing more (as in, a better base layer. haha) very soon. Also, the fusion pattern is fantastic. I would highly recommend this product.

    Nickname: Jake H
    Sell your Heater Body Suit/IWOM 12/12/2016

    I use to hunt out of an IWOM suit for late season. It was warm but I hated trying to snake into it while sitting in my lonewolf stand, after I had cooled down from the walk in. I also didn't like how I had to shuffle my feet in the suit to move. If I would have fallen out of the stand I would have been screwed!! I switched to the Sanctuary suit and its the best move I've made. I love that you can vent the legs on the walk in, so you don't over heat. I also love the fabric, its DEAD quiet and doesn't get loud in super cold weather like some fabric do. The other two things I love on the bibs are the stretchy outter pockets that are easy to get your phone in and out of while sitting in the stand and lastly the legs zippers are awesome. No problems getting the bibs on or off when wearing large bulky boots. Selling my IWOM and buying these SUPER warm bibs was the best late season move I've made!

    Nickname: Rick
    Out of the box 12/7/2016

    Just received the bibs and they look awesome. Real thought has been put into the design. I have been wear a pair of Cabelas silent sued bibs last 3 seasons and the degree of thought and the tech put into these is immediately apparent. Most obvious is the drop seat when nature calls and the next thing that jumps out is the thigh pockets will sit below a harness. The fabric quality and zips all stand out. The real test will be Sat AM as supposed to be 25 degrees at first light. With 3 layers under my other bibs, legs have been cold. I will report back!

    Nickname: Michael B
    Hands Down Best Hunting Bibs 12/5/2016

    I bought these bibs for late season extreme cold hunts in South Dakota and these bibs exceeded my expectations in every way. Between archery hunting from a tree stand and calling coyotes in January I regularly hunt in below 0*F temperatures. These bibs keep me very warm allowing me to stay on the hunt longer and be more successful. All of the pockets and features of these bibs are well though out and useful and the fusion camouflage keeps me hidden in any terrain. First Lite makes some of the greatest hunting outerwear hands down and they have made me a life long customer.

    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. One neat feature I loved is the stretchy pockets on the legs. I was able to keep my calls in there for quick access and not worry about them falling out. These are what I consider an athletic fit meaning they are not bulky. I had the allegheny top/bottom, merino liner gloves, beanie w/ brim, uncompahagre jacket and Sanctuary jacket on; awesome combo.

    Nickname: James
    Great pair of pants! 11/16/2016

    Been wearing these in the upper teens in the AM and upper 40's during the day the past week and a half, these are an awesome pair of pants/bibs to add to my First Lite aresenal. Very well thought out and functional and very warm with just my Allegheny underneath. Well worth the money and wish I had gotten them sooner. First Lite knocked it out of the park with these.

    Nickname: Hancho
    Toasty warm! 9/2/2016

    These bibs are amazing, hands down warmest I've ever sat in. These allow me to sit from dawn to dusk with ease!!!

    Nickname: John Steinhauer
    EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED!!!! 7/28/2016

    These bibs are the bomb!! Perfect fit, to move, length is perfect. Very warm, I like that the material is so quiet. I thought the Uncompaghre Puffy was fairly quiet but the Sanctuary is almost silent. I really like the reinforced seat to keep your behind dry and the the zipper system is perfect for when nature calls so you don't have to strip butt naked in freezing temps. Great job first lite for thinking of the treestand deer hunter.

    Nickname: Jimbo
    Must have for cold weather! 4/25/2016

    Hunting Late Season whitetails in the midwest can get cold, but you will not get cold wearing the sanctuary bibs. If you hunt late season or just like to be really warm, these bibs are for you!

    Nickname: Mitchell
    Almost like these more than beer ! 4/10/2016

    These bibs do not limit you to what type of game your hunting. the zippers and venting ability allows you to open them up to breath when your hiking and then close them up to stay warm when sitting for a long period of time. I put these through the ringer bear hunting this year and they even held up to some nasty briar patches. It was in the single digits in the morning and then up in the 40's during the day and I was very comfortable. I like to wear the base layer and kanabs underneath them. I even wear them under my neoprene waders when duck hunting.

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

    This is by far the best cold weather stand hunting system available. Paired with the Jacket its WARM, windproof, waterproof, and dead nuts quiet. Sizing is dead on, they are sized to layer over clothes so just order you normal size and forget it. The bibs waterproof reinforced seat is a little noisy if it rubs but it is super tough and if you do use the jacket it is covered most of the time anyway. You wont be disappointed!!

    Nickname: N. Hedrick