can I shoot it?
Looks like FL is coming on strong for 2018 with a ton of new offerings. The new soft shells and new supper puffy will be cool to try out.
I was just about to make a post on this. Strongly considering going with First Lite this year mostly due to the Catalyst (sounds like First Lite’s take On the Sitka Stratus).
My question is about the puffy. I’ve never used one. Is it something I could throw OVER the Catalyst (windproof) and stay warm when temps drop into low 30’s and 20’s? Will it get in the way shooting my bow?
Last year I used the Stratus and Fanatic vest for those ranges.
Can you say what items will they be discontinuing for 2018? I just bought some tops recently (Aerowool SS, Llano LS, Aerowool LS, Chama Hoodie, Sawtooth).I went to DSC over the weekend and stopped by their booth. The new puffy is pretty awesome, and I wouldn't be a bit concerned about noise with it. I snagged a few things 40% off that they will be discontinuing too, so that was a plus. Very cool new lineup though.
I am not sure the entire list, but I got a springer vest, and a llano top. There was quite a bit of stuff marked down, I just didn't note what they were all called.Can you say what items will they be discontinuing for 2018? I just bought some tops recently (Aerowool SS, Llano LS, Aerowool LS, Chama Hoodie, Sawtooth).
well, I have use their Sanctuary in 0-5 degrees with high wind and it handled the conditions better for me than any "windproof" item I've ever used. Don't know if they really care a bunch about your thoughts on their business strategyI have a little First Lite but not much. Problem is most of it doesn't quite match up to equivalents from Sitka or even KUIU. The discussion above is a classic example. I think the Sitka Stratus stuff is easily the best mid-to-late season whitetail gear available. The fact that First Lite doesn't have a good insulated and fully windproof hooded jacket and matching pants to serve this need is ridiculous. That should be a "cornerstone" offering of theirs, if you will, and yet they still don't offer it at all even after years of being in business. They need some serious strategic help over there IMO.
I do like their camo patterns a lot though - just never get to leverage them as they don't put it on gear I have any interest in.