Sawtooth Hybrid Jacket

The Sawtooth Hybrid Jacket sets a new standard in versatility for western and treestand hunters alike. 19.5 micron, 320g pure Merino wool provides the extreme odor resistance and breathable warmth you’ve come to expect from First Lite Merino, while DWR coated nylon panels provide critical durability and water resistance where you need it most--the chest and shoulders. Body-mapped to preserve core body temperature, we’ve added 60g 37.5 synthetic insulation behind the durable nylon panels in the chest for added insulation and wind resistance. The merino back allows for greater airflow in the mid and lower back where packs and trees trunks typically cause heat and moisture to build. Worn as a light outer layer for brisk early season days or worn in conjunction with other outwear for added warmth on winter days, the Sawtooth Hybrid defines versatility in a cornerstone of the First Lite layering system.





Product Details

Layering Position

  • This is a highly versatile piece designed to be worn either as your final, outer layer in chilly to moderate temperatures or as a layering component under insulation or rain protection.
  • Features

    • True to Size: Purchase your normal size to wear over or under other layers
    • Actual Weight: 20oz (Size Large)
    • 19.5 micron, superfine, pure 100% merino wool
    • 320gsm midweight interlock merino fabric
    • Body mapped insulation through chest and upper arms - 60g 37.5 insulation
    • Exclusive 37.5 Active Particle Technology enhances our insulation to help maintain optimal core body temperature
    • Stays warm whether dry or wet
    • Zippered, chest stash pocket
    • Ergonomic hood
    • Full zip front
    • Covered by First Lite's Warranty

      • Sizes

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


        Machine Wash Cold and Hang Dry

        Cut Shooters Cut
        System Position Insulated Outerwear
        Material Merino-X, 37.5 by Cocona
        Actual Product Weight Size MD
        Primary Usage Lifestyle, Spot & Stalk, Tree Stand, Waterfowl, Upland, Fishing
        Temperature Below - 20F, 20F - 45F, 45F - 60F

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    24 Reviews
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    Great addition to anyone's kit
    Love this jacket. Dead quiet, warm in all the right places, has a thin hood. Fits true to size. I'm very happy with this piece.
    - Joel on 9/29/2017
    Perfect Mid/outer layering Piece
    This Jacket is great for warmth as a mid layer jacket and is great for early season bow hunting. The Jacket was a little tight around my four arms at first but after a little bit i started to like the shooters sleeve a lot. Iv only used it in Colorado elk hunting but its going to be my GO TO jacket for early whitetail hunting in Michigan.
    - Will on 9/26/2017
    Didn't meet expectations
    I just got back from 6 day backpacking bow hunting trip in the mountains. I added this item to my layering system after seeing and reading all the hype about it. I had high expectations for it but honestly first piece or gear that I'm not impressed with. When layering over Chama and Llano it is tight in sleeve and bunches. Just overall fit not what I was expecting.
    - Joe_G on 9/18/2017
    This is an archers dream
    The shooters cut and athletic fit makes this perfect for bow hunting. Love this jacket.
    - Tony on 9/15/2017
    Great heavyweight piece
    This jacket is amazing. The fit is extremely nice! This is not a jacket but more of a heavyweight layering piece. I threw this in my pack and haven't regretted it one bit. You won't regret this purchase
    - George on 9/10/2017
    I never review anything. Ever. But this jacket fits and works so well that I have to add my two cents.

    Sawtooth > Big cotton hoodie over fleece long sleeve

    Took this thing fishing in the northern west coast of Canada and I counted on it to keep me warm for two weeks of sleeping and fishing in Godawful weather. It is surprisingly water resistant, standing in spitting rain for a couple of hours, and even once it wets through it still stays warm! It also didn't get me nearly as sweaty as my usual setup when hiking. I am a new believer in all things merino wool. It is definitely best suited as a mid layer in wet and cold conditions, but I can see myself putting it to good use as an outer layer for early deer or late spring turkey.

    I am a tall but skinny dude, so I usually have fitment problems with broader shoulders but very thin waist and long torso. This thing fits like it was designed for me, and likely for everybody else not even matching my body type. I also hate wearing hoods for the restricted view, but somehow that issue does not exist here. The high collar is great and allows me to leave my usual neck gaiter behind.

    The only bad thing so far: it starts to smell after two weeks of not washing and breathing into the front zip. TWO WEEKS THOUGH.
    - Me on 8/29/2017
    I will start with saying I love all of my First Lite gear. This Jacket seems to have a couple of issues. First off I noticed that this jacket does not stretch like a Chama, Lanno etc. I wear a large in the Chama hoodie which fits great. The Sawtooth runs small. I tried this on when it arrived. I put my thumbs in the loop holes and zipped it up. I stretched my arms front and back and i heard ripping. I removed the jacket and found the seam where the hood attaches tore out. I could aslo see the wool seperating at the back of the shoulder and the wool at the thumb loops was starting to tear. I returned the large and ordered the XL. This one fits much nicer. I then put on a chama under the Sawtooth to see if it would fit. moved my arms back and forth. I heard a stitch tear. I could not find a seam or stitch torn. I really like the jacket but I am worried if this will last as neither of these jackets have even made it out my front door. I will find out in three weeks if this Hybrid will hold up.
    - Soolong on 8/29/2017
    Really nice jacket!
    I've been wearing the Sawtooth jacket on my BC moose hunt and so far it has been a welcomed piece of clothing, especially on these chilly early morning hunts! The thick chest insulation has kept me warm and allowed me to do away with other layers such as a vest which always adds bulk to my torso. I do wish the bottom of the jacket had a drawstring to keep it tight against my waist, but overall this jacket has become a staple in my outdoor gear.
    - John on 8/25/2017
    bomb proof jacket great mid layer
    Had this thing out this weekend here in the high country of Colorado scouting for elk and mule deer. This piece will be my go to in the early mornings and evenings when it is a little chilly. I also cant wait to use this thing on stalks in the high country, the synthetic layer will help if you are stuck out waiting a deer to get out of his bed.
    - Greg on 8/19/2017
    Great addition to the product line!
    I really love the combination of materials on this jacket. They design and fit create unbelievable mobility!
    - Chris H on 8/17/2017
    My new favorite
    This jacket is just awesome. I can't wait for the weather to cool down so I can wear this thing. Not only will this be perfect for hunting, but I plan on wearing it around town as well, because it's such a great piece. The back and lower arms are light and breathable while the chest/core has nice insulation to keep you warm. The fit feels great and I just really like this jacket overall. I've got 3 weeks until archery elk season and I've found myself trying this on several times, daydreaming about my upcoming hunt.
    - Bull_Fighter on 8/14/2017
    Poor stitching
    Took this jacket to late July NWT dall hunt. Barely used it due to mostly warmer temps, was primarily used as warmth layer at spike camp at night. Stitching came loose at cuff and at hood causing significant holes. Question long term (even short term) durability. Needs double stitching around sleeve cuffs for sure.
    - JustinTX on 8/3/2017
    A Go To Piece
    The Sawtooth has fast become a go to piece of gear for me. Warm enough for cooler weather on it's own yet comfortable enough to be used in a layering system. I like the slimmer fit as it keeps excess material out of the way and just seems to hug the body better. about the only thing I have reservations about is the cuffs. I wouldn't mind seeing the cuffs with a slight more amount of elasticity as I like to be able to pull up my sleeves when it gets warmer out or when tackling a dirty job. The cuffs stay super tight on the forearm, which keeps them from sliding down, but also constricts on the forearm a tad too tight. Overall I have not hesitated to recommend this jacket and have had the urge to buy another.
    - Jerimiah on 8/3/2017
    Awesome product
    While I have not had this in the field the fit and fell is awesome. It is in my gear ready to head out for Alaska dall sheep in just a few weeks. Its First Lite I know it will perform flawless
    - CParrish on 7/14/2017
    Extremely versatile hunting jacket
    Was very impressed when I finally put on this jacket, amazing warmth in the areas you need it yet extremely flexible and breathable in areas where you want airflow. I did not expect it to be as warm as it is! The fit is perfect too! Great all around hunting jacket and a must for backcountry and tree stand hunters alike!
    - joshkolasch on 7/6/2017
    6' and 195lbs and the large fits the way i like (not tight not baggy)…
    Haven't used other than around town and i like it for the crisp mornings here in far northern ca….
    - Joey on 6/27/2017
    This piece is going to be a game changer! Its an all in one perfect jacket for those days where you need a little extra but not too much. First Lite knocked it out of the park with this jacket.
    - Jeff Lusk on 6/26/2017
    Great product- color is different
    I just returned from a week long bear hunt. Great product except for the color. I ordered conifer but the color is closer to pine. Both my obsidian pants and sawtooth jacket are much darker than they appear on the website. Other than that I love it!
    - AO Outdoors on 6/16/2017
    Dr. Versatile
    6'4, 195, Size Large. The cut is good, although it is shorter in the torso than the other large sizes that I previously ordered, not by a lot maybe 1/2". At first it felt strange, the mixture of different fabrics, it just felt off. Is it a chama? is it a vest? I wore it another time and it felt better, and now it gets better and better each time i wear it. Have an open mind, it won't let you down. it's a great layering piece for warmth. It will be in my bag this fall if it's not on me.
    - HuntORE on 6/15/2017
    Great mid layer
    Just got my cipher sawtooth jacket , great piece that's comfortable . Pockets are in a good spot and spacious so they don't catch back pack straps. Very soft inner shell and the hood system works great when you want to turn and look around . The long back makes it nice when you sit down it doesn't pull up so the wind doesn't blow up your back too .
    - Michael on 6/15/2017
    Excellent Fit and Function
    I am usually a medium in base layers and a small in outer wear and this fit me tight in medium. Take that into consideration when ordering. This piece is fantastic. If you were to pair this with a rain shell, you could take it down to below freezing and very nasty weather. It is a great piece that everyone should add, especially if weight is important to you. Very efficient and very effective.
    - Stefan on 6/8/2017
    Sawtooth - Go to Jacket Early Fall Hunts
    The Sawtooth will be a perfect jacket for early fall archery deer and elk hunting. The combination of merino wool on the back and arms as well as the insulation on the chest(core) makes for a light warm jacket that breaths.

    The pockets are place high so your pack belt doesn't cover them. The hood fits like a chama hoodie. The Sawtooth is the offspring of the uncompahgre and the chama hoodie.

    First Lite quality as always.
    - 3t Outdoors - Trent on 6/8/2017
    Right out of the box I was sold! The fit is right on for a mid weight piece and the wool feels amazing!!! This is my go to cool weather hoodie and I can see it easily being my new favorite mid layer for archery and rifle!
    - Linc on 6/7/2017
    Pretty darn awesome
    Just got my Sawtooth in earth. Haven't got to really use it other than wearing it today but it is really comfortable and seems very well thought out. the hood is sweet--not too big but I'll definitely use it. The pockets are great, too. So far so good.
    - Guide Guy on 6/1/2017