First Lite Clothing thoughts

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  1. Jeremy/PA

    Jeremy/PA Weekend Warrior

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    Thinking about getting into some First Lite gear. I'm specifically looking at the Woodbury jacket/ Catalyst pants, but whatever you have is fine for your opinions.

    Can anyone speak to the durability of the clothing? Ie: How's the stitching/ feeling of fabrics used? Thoughts on toughness in the field and the longevity of the purchase. Thanks!
     
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    buzzard317 Newb

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    I have Woodbury jacket and sanctuary pants. Tough, warm and quiet.


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    axtell343 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Only ever used their baselayer stuff, so this isnt very relevant, but it is good comfortable stuff. I will wear just the top outside when the weather is warm and it hasnt shown any wear.
     
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    I got most their stuff except not the newer 2018 stuff.

    Start with their Merino base layers, you can't go wrong with these. I like the early 100% Merino stuff but the newer Aerowool blends are more durable.

    I mix and match several midlayers from different mnf ( Sitka, Cabela's, other). The FL puffy vest is versitle and easy to pack.

    Woodbury jacket is my favourite mid to late hunting jacket ever for the stand. I also have the North Branch and Sanctuary for different conditions. Very well built and designed, high quality. Great hood design as I like hoods to keep my bald head warm. I have Sanctuary and North Branch bibs. Sanctuary serires is extremely warm.

    FL Corrugate (guide) pants have great freedom of movement and design layout. Really a technical or hiking pants. I haven't tried their Corrugate jacket yet but I'm interested.

    I like Sitka outer layers/jackets for my active hunts. Jetstream jacket and vest are really incredible with the Gore Windstopp and pocket, pit zip design. Timberline pants are another favorite of mine.
     
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    Jeremy/PA Weekend Warrior

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    Thanks for these replies guys. I got the Woodbury jacket and have used it a few times. I have to say it is pretty sweet. Plenty warm, silent and appears well built.
     
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