First Lite Source

H80Hunter

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Anybody see the meateater hype train kick up over this? I’m a little intrigued though. I mean obviously they’ve just invented like, the Celsius midi but I still ordered one. I’ll be the Guinea pig.

I’m not positive what it will do that other pieces don’t but I’m always looking for quiet warmth and the first lite sleeves always work great for layering so I figure I’ll try it. Allegedly silent and stretchy with 80g Primaloft Gold.

 

Jake_B

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Keep me posted! I saw this on instagram yesterday and was intrigued. Im very pleased with my kuiu kenai but would upgrade if there is benefit
 
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H80Hunter

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I’m embarrassed to say what, or how many, other similar pieces I already have but suffice to say I’ll have several comparisons.
 

bigbuckdj

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I think I might try it for whitetail. I use the uncompaghre a lot but it’s a little noisy and doesn’t have a harness pass through. It’s in my cart but I haven’t pulled the trigger
 

JAM7

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What is the difference between this and the whitetail catalyst jacket? They seem very similar.
 
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H80Hunter

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This has Primaloft and the catalyst is just a thin fleece liner.
 

TN2shot07

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I was really looking at a midi to see if I could get through all season with my catalyst, I may have to try one of these instead. Would’ve been nice to be included in the big sale last week lol
 

bigbuckdj

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I think it’s basically a whitetail synthetic puffy with a quiet outer shell. I do think you’d wear something like a rain jacket or sawtooth or catalyst over it. I really wish they’d put a windproof membrane in the catalyst.


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H80Hunter

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Got mine in today. I really like it to be honest. It’s thin and very light. Layers really well, I like it as a mid layer better than the ambient jacket which bunches in the wrists a little under the stratus jacket. The Source has no real insulation near the wrists so it sits nice under another cuff. It’s a dead tie in terms of noise with the Celsius midi. Could be the TINIEST bit quieter but I’ll call it a draw. Fit is really good. Warmth obviously remains to be seen but it’s a very nice jacket.
 

bigbuckdj

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That’s good to hear, I’ve been using an uncompaghre where you’d use this but it’s a little noisy, I may try it out.
 

anthonyjg

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Seems like it's being marketed as a mid-layer puffy, but is quiet and durable enough to be used as a mid-season outer.
 

Lowg08

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I just seen this in my email. I already have a Celsius midi so. I’ll have to pass this time.
 

ceejay

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Got mine in today. I really like it to be honest. It’s thin and very light. Layers really well, I like it as a mid layer better than the ambient jacket which bunches in the wrists a little under the stratus jacket. The Source has no real insulation near the wrists so it sits nice under another cuff. It’s a dead tie in terms of noise with the Celsius midi. Could be the TINIEST bit quieter but I’ll call it a draw. Fit is really good. Warmth obviously remains to be seen but it’s a very nice jacket.
Which would you pick between the Source and the Midi? And why?
 
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H80Hunter

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They’re very similar. Basically a toss up that May just come down to your preference on pattern or brand. I guess the cuffs and thumb holes are a little more refined on the sitka but FL stretches a little more and is thinner with the Primaloft gold stretch insulation. I don’t think you can really go wrong.
 

scwilso35

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Following. Saw this product in an email. Interested to see how it works for you. I had been considering getting an uncompaghre, but would get this instead if it's warm and durable.
 

Jmclachlan

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Do you have to size up with the source jacket? I normally wear everything in medium but if it fits smaller than a medium brooks then I might have to move up to a large.
 
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