Woodbury Jacket

If silence is golden, consider the new Woodbury Midseason Jacket the new gold standard of stationary hunting jackets. Featuring the same outer fabric and 37.5 by Cocona insulation as the legendary Sanctuary Jacket with 40% less insulation, this is your new midseason happy place. Features include a removable Turret System Hood, harness pass-thru, grunt tube holder, kidney warmer pockets, large internal mesh pockets, a large external back pocket, rangefinder pocket, and deep zippered hand pockets--all wrapped in a nearly silent package. The Woodbury Jacket is a game changer for tree stand hunters and waterfowlers alike.





Product Details

Layering Position

  • This is an insulated, extremely warm jacket designed for stationary hunting
  • Features

  • True to Size: Purchase your normal size to wear over other layers
  • Actual Weight: 55oz (size large)
  • Roughly 40% less insulation than its big brother, the Sanctuary
  • Body contains 120gsm of 37.5 by Cocona synthetic insulation
  • Sleeves contain 60gsm
  • DWR exterior repels snow and rain
  • Removable 3D Turret Hood
  • Grunt tube pocket
  • Webbing loops on chest for range finder and/or grunt tube leash
  • Harness Pass-Thru
  • Built-in stretch for complete range-of-motion
  • 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 37.5 by Cocona
      Actual Product Weight Size MD N/A
      Primary Usage Tree Stand, Waterfowl
      Temperature Below - 20F, 20F - 45F

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Packed full of features
This jacket has everything you could want as far as features. Only complaint is the 55oz weight. While not very convenient to pack around this jacket is quiet comfortable and feels sturdy.
- PNW Joe on 9/29/2017
Classic in the Making
I love this jacket. I think this will be considered the definitive whitetail jacket someday. Deathly quiet, extremely warm, with a full range of movement, and tons of pockets/storage? Yes! I will also go out on a limb and call this the best late season squirrel hunting jacket on the market. Works great as a waterfowling jacket as well, especially once the sloughs start freezing over.
- Jon on 9/25/2017
How could you ask for more
I wear my Woodburry from the first cool days of bow hunting until late duck season here in Kentucky. Like the other reviews, I like how temperature versatile the coat is, warm but not hot early season (I do carry it in to my farthest stands early in bow season) then the best ever when late season lets loose.
- Kyclint on 9/21/2017
I'll wear it until I cannot wear it anymore
This jacket has been the jacket I have been waiting years to find. I reached out to FL to see what they recommended for the area I lived in and they recommended the Woodbury. I waited a full year to write this review to put this jacket through the test of a Midwest winter, and it passed with flying colors. This jacket provided ultimate warmth on days where the temperatures were in the teens and single digits, but was also comfortable in the low 50s and 40s. This jacket does not require a whole lot of layering as it does retain heat very well, but if you are wearing a bunch of layers, the heat release zippers provide great temperature control. This jacket also does very well on very wet days, and keeps you both warm and dry in the tree stand. I highly recommend this jacket!
- Joe with Livin' Large Outdoors on 8/3/2017
Wicks moisture like a boss
I wore the Woodbury jacket throughout most of the archery season in Pennsylvania in temps from 55F, down to about 25F. The most impressive thing about this jacket is how well it moves moisture. Walking into my stand I usually get a sweat going, but the Woodbury really did a great job of pulling that moisture to the outside of jacket. I usually kept my hands in the hand warmer pockets and my cell phone in the zipper pocket. The sweat from my hands actually made the screen of my phone damp in the outer pocket but my hands were bone dry. That's how it should be! Super quiet, super warm, and the pockets are very well thought out. The only change I would make is to shorten the collar just a hair as I had to work around it to anchor on my jaw with my handheld release.
- Justin on 1/2/2017
Wicks moisture like a boss
The Woodbusy
- Justin on 1/2/2017
This Jacket is Awesome
Holy balls, I love this jacket! Was given to me as a Christmas gift and I wasn't sure if I wanted to keep it or return it for the Sanctuary. After trying it on and seeing all the pockets and feeling like I was in an oven I decided to keep this one. Also did a bit more research and the Cirrus Jacket, when worn under the Woodbury, will give the same amount of insulation as the Sanctuary Jacket. Will be purchasing that jacket next year. I digress! I was only able to use this jacket for a few hunts because deer season in Indiana ended on 1/1. When I did wear it, it was amazingly warm and lightweight. It feels heavy when holding it, but when its on it is extremely light. I put it in my pack when I walked out and it stuffed nicely in. The last day I hunted, I decided to just carry everything in the jacket. Four front pockets, large enough for my full size binoculars, a sleeve for my grunt call, front pocket for my range finder, and still had 3 more pockets just in case. The turret style hood is nice, but I like the fact that I can take it off. I'd rather wear a hat and face mask than a hood, but both those features are nice. I can not stress how much I love this coat! There is plenty of room for layering if you need to and the shooters cut is perfect. Spend the money, as with all of First Lite's products I have bought, you will not be disappointed!
- Brad B. on 1/2/2017
Great features!
My wife bought this jacket for me for christmas.
I love the wrist cuffs they do not bind when removing the jacket. The hood doesn't restrict vision. I can't wait to field test this piece of gear!
WI'll update this when I get out in the backcountry.
- Wayne Floyd on 12/26/2016
Great for Eastern Whitetail
This is by far the most versatile hunting jacket I have put on. The pockets are very well placed and the outer material is extremely quiet. This will be a perfect jacket for cold to cool days on stand with minimal layering underneath. This will be a great jacket to put on over the First Lite Chama on cool days or over top the First Lite Cirrus on really cold days. This piece will be one of the most used for stand/stationary hunters.
- Matt on 12/20/2016
Awesome Jacket
I've been wearing this jacket the past few weeks for late season in northern MN. Temps have been below zero without windchill for the evening sits. I chose to layer with the Woodbury jacket rather than going with the heavier Sanctuary, and I have not been disappointed! With the Chama, Halstead Fleece, and a light down jacket like the Cirrus - I've been warm and comfortable on long December sits with this jacket. The pockets are great - and its very light and easy to take off and on. I've had a little trouble with the zipper at times, but overall well worth the purchase.
- APmurray on 12/13/2016
Best hunting jacket I've ever owned
Being a bow hunter there is nothing worse than letting an arrow fly and the string catches your sleeve. Not only is the shooters cut awesome, but I am amazed at how quiet this jacket is. Pulling back on those calm, cool mornings is no longer an issue.

As soon as this came in we had a temperature drop into the 20's. Being my first hunt with it I wanted to see how it would hold up in that temperature so I had a fleece pullover and this in the stand with me. Not one issue with being cold after a 3 hour evening sit.

Living in Southwest Ohio hunting temps can vary throughout the season. I would absolutely recommend the Woodbury. Already looking to purchase some more FL gear. Can't go wrong!
- Nez on 12/9/2016
Great jacket, except for the collar
Received my new Woodbury Jacket and immediately loved the material and warmth. The next morning I took it out to wear while watching the sun rise. Cold here in the Northeast at 28F with ice forming on the margins of the pond. I was at a very comfortable temperature from first gray light until after the sun was up over the distant trees on the far shoreline. I could sit in this jacket without fidgeting or doing calisthenics to say warm! Sadly, by the time I'd worn the jacket for an hour I knew I'd have to return it. The collar is unbearable.

There are three things wrong with the collar. First, it is just too high. I don't have a short neck and this collar wants to ride above my chin. Second, the collar ends in a tapered point. What!!?? Yes, a tapered point at the chin rather than a smooth arc like every other collar I own. Third, there is a lot of bulk in the collar right at the chin since the zipper ends there, and the snaps to attach the hood are enclosed in covers right up under the chin, and there is a bulky bit of material to enclose all that hardware.

The net result was that after wearing the jacket for a little over an hour, my chin was raw. If there had been any light snow blowing to dampen and freeze on the chin, I'd have had to quit and go inside. The collar is stiff and because of the way it presses up against the chin, it chafes whenever you turn your head. Treestand hunting involves a lot of careful head turning.

Lots of playing with the three elastic pulls that tighten the hood did not help. The problem is really in the collar and not the hood anyway. Another problem with the collar being so high and stiff is that it interferes with the hood coming fully tight around the face resulting in a large gap to each side of the face, so if your face is into the wind (should be, right..) the wind blows into the hood.

This jacket is fantastic from the neck down. Sadly, from the neck up it is impossible to be comfortable. Its going back for a refund. I hope FirstLite redesigns the collar because I own ton's of FirstLike gear, with the exception of a heavy jacket, and would like to have one.
- Bendrix on 12/3/2016
Great cool weather tree stand/blind jacket
This jacket for me is best suited for 20-50 degree hunts, paired with a llano on warmer days and a llano+chama on cooler days. It bucked 10-15 mph winds and kept me warm where other jackets have failed. The material is very quiet and the cut/design fits perfectly. The only cons I have found are that the range finder pocket us too deep, and should be more shallower to make accessing your range finder easier. Also, the grunt tube holder does not fit the primos buck roar, or most of the popular (larger) grunt tubes on the market. Another item I would change is the design of the front two pockets, as I would flip them from front to back so hand warmers can be on the inside and in a zipper pocket where they cant fall out. The internal net zipper pockets are GREAT for the hunters that pack in with a tree stand and sticks, that want go light weight.
- Jeremiah on 11/30/2016
Two thumbs up!
As an avid hunter in northwestern Pennsylvania, Our winters can be brutal. I already own the Puffy jacket and several base layer pieces, but I was looking for more beef for my outer jacket piece. I contemplated between the Sanctuary and the Woodbury, but the Woodbury in my personal opinion offered more options and a better range of use. I took advantage of the HUGE sale First Lite just put on and pulled the trigger on the Woodbury Fusion. I was glad I had the opportunity to use this for our opening day of rifle season as the morning tempt was right around 28 degrees. Being able to wear my safety harness underneath the jacket and use the harness pass through was an awesome touch, the turret hood worked amazing, the options and abundance of pockets was well played. To top everything off, this jacket kept me warm all day without the additional weight of the Sanctuary. When late season archery rolls in the day after Christmas, I know that I can throw on my puffy jacket and this will be a badass oven in Fusion. I am a firm believer in First Lite products and I am convinced that I will definitely pay more for the top of the line product that ACTUALLY WORKS!
- PA Shawn on 11/29/2016
Been looking for this jacket for years
I have always had to bundle up multiple layers/jackets and sweat then freeze or just plain freeze. This jacket has been perfect. I've been wearing it still hunting and stand hunting anything below 50 F. always warm never enough to sweat even walking in to stands. Have had it down to 20 F so far with llano and chama hoodie and this combo proves absolutely perfect!
- Matt on 11/14/2016
Ill wear this thing till it falls apart and if it ever does Ill buy another!
I am extremely happy I pulled the trigger on this piece before my recent white tail trip. I carried this every time I went up in a tree and it performed far higher than expectations. Lets talk about fit first. I am 6’0’’ 185 lbs with athletic body type. I purchased the large and it fit impeccably. When it as warmer out I wore it with only one layer and when it was cold I was able to wear three layers below and still have plenty of freedom to move/draw my bow. I probably could have worn a fourth and been fine if necessary.

Features of the jacket were great. The turret hood really did work allowing me to keep the hood on and look being me when hearing noises. All of the pockets were great. I didn’t use the rangefinder pocket or grunt tube holder as I was wearing a binocular harness but im sure they would be handy if utilized. The double pockets in the front left and right were awesome as I could zip up gloves or a hand warmer in the outer pocket and still place my hands on the inside of the pocket. There is also a zippered pocket in the lower back area that I actually didn’t even notice until I was up in a tree and it proved very useful.

Performance was great. I had a little bit of light rain while hunting and it always beaded right off. I usually put it on early in the stand as to not be moving much in the last hour or two of the evenings and I was never hot and when it cooled off I stayed plenty warm. Lastly it was great at blocking wind. I a more of a western spot and stalk hunter and I will definitely be using this while glassing from now on when the puffy wont cut it.

I was on the fence between the Woodbury and its bigger brother the Sanctuary but I definitely made the right choice. I do not own the sanctuary and if I ever go up to Alaska or somewhere extremely cold I might buy it but this was perfect for Midwest white tail hunting. Temps only got down to low 30’s but I was only wearing two thin layers below and I was plenty warm. If I threw on another layer or two I am sure I would be comfortable down to single digits or possibly even lower.

I usually try to note a con whenever I write a review but I really cant find anything negative to say about this piece of gear.

Just a great all around piece of gear and I will enjoy for many seasons to come. Thanks FL.
- Charles on 11/10/2016
It feels every bit the price and then some when you put it on, it's whisper quiet. Pocket layout is outstanding, Humid day here about 40 and light rain took about a 2 mile brisk walk, left it zipped, didn't sweat or overheat, I could see the steam vapor from my sweat coming right out through the jacket when i stopped, wicks very well, it stayed dry. I'm 5'11 180 large is plenty big, but not huge. I can easily layer underneath down to below zero. and I say with a single thin layer underneath you could wear this below 50 degrees and under if you are sitting, I can snug the slack up easily with the waste draw string. Very strealth very thought well thought out looking forward to getting out there with it
- StillHunt on 11/8/2016
pretty impressed.
I must say the woodbury breaths, yet blocks wind and rain better than i thought it would. Its near silent. Love the hand warmer pockets and hood. Grunt tube pocket is a bonus. Just a great jacket for oct/nov hunts. Ive been using it everyday. Love firstlite gear in general but this piece is priceless.
- pabowhunter1112 on 10/31/2016
Excellent Jacket!
This Jacket is great! Plain and simple. Warm, cozy, comfortable, versatile and quiet. I wear this jacket for treestand hunting and it is absolutely awesome. I wore it for the first time in high 50 degree weather, wind and on/off rain. I was completely comfortable and dry. I can easily see using this jacket into the late season with some moderate layering underneath. This is my go to Jacket for 60 degrees and under. I would suggest carrying it to your destination in the 50-60 degree range. Great Great product, A+ First Lite!
- Anthony D on 10/19/2016
Perfect Everyday Hunting Jacket
The Woodbury jacket is a great all around jacket for anyone needing some extra warmth in cool conditions. This jacket is very comfortable and not bulky at all for the warmth it provides. I used it every morning and evening while glassing for high country muleys in Oregon, and I was very impressed at the Woodbury's ability to keep me warm and dry in light rain and windy conditions. I would recommend this piece of outerwear to any Northwestern hunter who wants something to throw over their baselayers while glassing, sitting in a stand, or any other type of stationary hunting situations.
- Trevor Smith on 10/7/2016