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Llano 170g Merino Crew

This merino wool lightweight base layer is the foundation for any type of hunting, from long slogs through the mountains to even longer days in the stand or blind - the ultimate performance and comfort in all situations.

$90.00 - $105.00


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The First Lite Llano Crew is the ultimate in next-to-skin layers. Inspired by whitetail hunts in the Texas hill country, this shirt can be worn just as easily on a September elk stalk in the Rocky Mountains. This shirt is your foundation for those days when it is 30 degrees at dawn, 85 at 11:00am and back down to 40 at sunset - the ultimate comfort in all situations.

An important note about sizing: The Llano Series of baselayers are designed with a tighter, athletic fit. Please size up one size if you desire a more casual, roomy fit.

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  • 17.5 micron superfine Merino wool - the most comfortable wool available
  • Deadly quiet in any temperature
  • Merino is naturally odor resistant with no treatments or chemicals to wear out
  • Retains body heat even when soaking wet for safety
  • Lightweight interlock fabric
  • Next to skin
  • Thumb loops
  • Machine washable
Available in men’s sizes: S, M, L, LG, XL, XXL, XXXL

Additional Information

Layering Position Next to Skin
Material 100% Merino Wool
Merino Weight Light Weight
Primary Usage Spot & Stalk, Tree Stand, Waterfowl, Upland, Fishing,
Region Midwest, Northeast, Pacific northwest, BC/Alaska, Southwest, Intermountain/Rockies,
Temperature Below - 20F, 20F - 45F, 45F - 60F, 60F - 80F
PreOrder , Back-order available, expected to ship in June
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Great Base LayerReview by JeremyA
Wore this shirt as a base layer for 5 straight days fishing in September in AK, and in HOT August Arizona weather for Velvet bucks. This shirt kept me warm for fishing when used as a baselayer and cool in the summer heat and did NOT smell after day 5 of constant flyfishing or sitting my stand!. Will be buying another in Fusion and cant say enough about my First Lite Products so far. (Posted on 2/10/2017)
You won't go back!Review by Brad B.
Started here with my first First Lite product. I went with ASAT pattern because I used ASAT's leafy suit last year and had great results. After receiving this and trying it out this entire season, I will never buy large chain camo clothing again. First Lite's products are amazing and comfortable. I now have my entire hunting outfit by First Lite. From my boxers to my coat. The pricing is expensive, but it is worth every penny, high quality clothing. The Llano in particular was worn out one cool fall morning, 35 degrees with a fleece vest just to keep me warm until I was at my stand. Once I was there I was sweating because the vest was too much, the Llano alone would have been fine. I removed the vest and within about 20 minutes the Llano had wicked the sweat and dried and that was all I wore for the next 2 hours. I then had to add my Halstead fleece. The products do what they say and are warm and comfy. I highly recommend spending the money on First Lite's products. (Posted on 1/1/2017)
Great base layer even when the temps riseReview by drummerREM
Perfect base layer for those who prefer no zipper next to skin. Fit is great and very breathable (Posted on 12/23/2016)
Nice shirtReview by RK
Overall I really like the shirt's performance and love the Fusion pattern. Not sure about the durability of the material. I wore it one season, with relatively light use and it already has holes on the sleeves and 1 on the chest. (Posted on 11/22/2016)
Stink-Free ComfortReview by Josh
I wore the Llano Crew for a couple LONG days of unseasonably warm elk hunting. Below freezing at night and then warm up to about 60 during the day. When sloggin around with my full day pack, I tend to sweat like a "lady of the evening" in church and the Llano kept up with me. Moisture wicking and transfer was quick and I was amazed that it didn't stink at the end of day 2. Long arms are a plus. Thumb holes at the sleeves made slipping the Halstead over the top easy and the hem is long enough to stay tucked in. Fits true to size. Couldn't be happier! (Posted on 11/7/2016)
Don't think twice, buy it!Review by Cascae
Wore the shirt for the first time with some cooler temps in Indiana where we sit in tree stands for hours. About 40 degrees and walked about 300 yds uphill, as uphill as we have in southern Indiana, to get to my stand. Had this shirt on with a fleece vest over it. Once I was in the stand I realized how hot I was and removed the vest. About 20 minutes later the Llano had wicked and dried my sweat. I sat there in just the Llano warm as could be. Any other clothes I've worn would not have wicked and dried that quick and kept me warm. First Lite is now my go to apparel, this stuff works! (Posted on 10/25/2016)
Accept no immitations...Review by Gerry Shaw
First Lite was founded on Merino Wool. So its not surprising that they still lead the industry in that category. Ive tried other brands of Merino base layers and none can hold a candle to First Lite. I dont leave on a trip with out it. From Spring Turkey to Late Season Muzzleloader Deer, its versatility is unparalleled. (Posted on 10/21/2016)
Best hunting shirt I ownReview by Jon
I don't know how I'll be able to hunt in any other shirt in the heat again. I loved it. Well thought out, soft, dried fast, and didn't stink too bad after 2 days of rugged hiking. Smelled better than scent control synthetic shirts after a couple of days for sure. I haven't used it as a base layer yet on a cold hunt but I know it'll perform great. (Posted on 10/10/2016)
Best stuff ever Review by Brad
I've been hunting in this shirt in CA in very warm temperatures all early season this year. It is so true that it regulates temperature as stated. I've been out on some chilly mornings and in 90 degree heat. It also never ever smells bad. To sum it all up, I sold most of my other gear and will use only first lite from now on. Excellent products excellent customer service. Best in the business. Thank you first lite! (Posted on 10/4/2016)
AlwaysReview by Brian
This is my favorite wool shirt of all time. It's my go too piece no matter what kind of weather, what kind of temperature- anything. First Lite merino is like no other. I have other similar wool shirts from other companies. While I like them too, nothing feels as soft and seems to last as long as First Lites llano. For me, this is the original, and I highly recommend. I also own them in the short sleeve. (Posted on 9/28/2016)
AlwaysReview by Brian
This is my favorite wool shirt of all time. It's my go too piece no matter what kind of weather, what kind of temperature- anything. First Lite merino is like no other. I have other similar wool shirts from other companies. While I like them too, nothing feels as soft and seems to last as long as First Lites llano. For me, this is the original, and I highly recommend. I also own them in the short sleeve. (Posted on 9/28/2016)
Best shirt I ever purchased.Review by Dave
I can bowhunt with in shirt day after day sweating and dirty, and it just doesn't stink. I even tore a small hole in one of the arms going through the brush the first year and through the rest of that first year and three more years that hole has not really spread. It is barely bigger than when it first happened. Pretty tough material for being so light and breathable. It's nice to be able to buy products and not be disappointed. Way to go First Lite! (Posted on 8/1/2016)
A Perfect Base LayerReview by Nick
Comfort is important to me, and this shirt is about the most comfortable thing out there. I used the sizing chart and ended up sending back my large for an extra large. I normally wear an xl in everything else so I would say these are true to size and ignore the sizing chart. I'm 6'2" 210 lbs if that helps. I always hang try after washing to prevent shrinkage. (Posted on 7/21/2016)
Perfct fitReview by Tony
An elk hunting essential. Warm yet breathable and moisture wicking. Keeps me warm in the morning and cool midday (Posted on 6/23/2016)
A MUST have!Review by DialedInHunter
By far the softest and most comfortable top I have ever worn. One of my favorite features of this piece is the thumb loops. Not only does this help keep me warm in the morning, but makes it super convenient when adding on other layers over this shirt. No having to hold onto your sleeve while slipping on an additional layer. It doesn't matter if it is 20 degrees or 90 degrees, this shirt is on me. (Posted on 5/3/2016)
Great ProductReview by James
I bought the llano crew in asat and can't recall a day of hunting bow or rifle that I have not worn it. Its perfect for my early season archery hunts and the prefect base layer for the late seasons. The fact you can wear it alone in a wide variety of temperatures is amazing and worth the investment on it's own. Want to add more of these in other colors to my clothing arsenal!! I LOVE the thumb loops for the extra warmth in the morning or evenings and makes layering hassle free!! (Posted on 5/2/2016)
Best Merino Review by Clint
I have tried most brands of merino and always go back to First Lite. Their merino feels the best against your skin and is very soft. This shirt feels great in the heat or cold. (Posted on 4/14/2016)
I don't hunt without itReview by N. Hedrick
This is my first layer whether it is sunny and hot or overcast and snowing. Merino is vastly superior to synthetic layers. Buy this shirt, you will not be disappointed. The only problem I have was that they came out with the QZ a few years after I bought this one, so I'm still waiting on my Llano to wear out so I can upgrade to the QZ. (Posted on 4/9/2016)
Material is Great, Fit is subparReview by Brock
Durability and quality of construction is A+. However, this is listed under "lightweight" and in my opinion it is a little heavy for warm weather (70 degrees and above). I was also not impressed with the fit. I prefer an athletic fit, snug to slightly loose in the torso, snug to slightly loose in the arms and chest. I ordered a medium and a large and the medium fit great in sleeve length but too tight in the chest and too short in the torso length. The large was a little long in the sleeves, a touch loose in the chest, and the torso was still too short. I can understand if I fall in between sizes for sleeve length and chest sizes, but it keeps coming untucked because of the torso length and I would imagine most people will wear this shirt tucked in. I also felt the torso width was a touch on the big side as well and that it could have been tapered to offer a more snug fit throughout. This may be personal preference. My measurements are: chest = 43" Arm length = about 35 inches Waist = about 35" Hip = about 38" (Posted on 4/8/2016)
My go to top for packing out moose in AlaskaReview by Scott
I spent five days packing out two large bull moose last fall here in Alaska wearing this shirt. Man am I impressed. This shirt wicks away moisture and reduces smell over those long brutal pack out trips. My buddy who was not wearing First Lite gear went out and bought some as soon as we got back. That alone speaks volumes, buy some! (Posted on 4/4/2016)
Not just for huntingReview by Bendirx
Bought a few of these in Fusion and Pine. Best fit and most comfortable LS base layer ever. Live in it, sleep in it, make everything more comfortable. Has stood up to multiple days of use and many washings with NO sign of shrinkage, twisting, stretching or tearing.

I now wear one of these under all my Pendleton wool shirts, which are a favorite dress/ workshirt. The Llanno makes gives my Pendleton's a whole new level of comfort and warmth.

NOW, get those button down's back in stock so I can stop wearing Pendletons. Give us some solid colors too. (Posted on 1/25/2016)
Best Base Layer!!! Review by DMJ
As a treestand bowhunter in NY it's essential to not get sweaty on your way into your spot so you stay warm in stand, especially for that last "magic" hour of the evening. I have used the FL merino baselayers for 10 hunts so far in 2015 (temps ranging from 30's to 50's) and have been beyond impressed. I still sweat on my way into the stand but I have no idea I'm sweating until I get home and undressed. No more getting cold from sweat in my stand! 0 hunts in a row and these do not smell (including the armpit area). They are also comfortable like PJs. Highly recommend FL merino wool! (Posted on 10/28/2015)
I love this shirt!Review by MattR
Don't let the price scare you away. These shirts are worth the money. Feels great on your skin, keeps odor down, and magically regulates your temp. This shirt feels light but works to keep you warm and cool. Wore this on my Colorado elk hunt this year and loved it. It was my favorite piece of clothing. I am 6'2" and athletic. The large fits me well. Shirt would be perfect if there was a little more length, but still stays tucked pretty well. I am buying more for casual use as well. (Posted on 10/28/2015)
Llano is an EXCELLENT PIECE!!!Review by Fishontro
Let me start by stating that I ordered the LARGE in ASAT.

I'm 6', 185 lbs, 34 waist. Athletic build and this thing looks and feels like it was tailored for me. Mine arrived on a Saturday morning, quick wash and I wore it that night through Monday afternoon.

I put it to the test right away (drove up to Mt. Lassen to do a little camping).

Temperature started at about 75, drops to mid 40's at night, and back up by mid day. I hiked about 3 miles each day and never took it off.

ASAT camo is great for Sierra Neveda country, I will be adding the Chama Hoody and Uncompahgre to go with this Llano and Corrugate pants. So far, I really like First Lite gear. (Posted on 9/7/2015)
Perfect weight. Review by TDominguez
It's the perfect weight for early season and layering. The cut is too slim unless your very fit, and the stock is always out of my size. I now wear the Kanab pants and a competitors top for the cut and stock level. I want to buy more but I refuse to wear snug clothing when it's 90 degrees out on an elk hunt in the Colorado mountains. If your bushwhackin' nothing this light is super durable but it does surprisingly well. (Posted on 6/17/2015)
Love it!Review by DrewDown
A buddy of mine suggested First Lite after a late cow hunt. I started with this top and fell in love. I've used it hunting, skiing, camping and even doing spring yard work. I'm sold. I'm buying the full 'system' for archery season this year. (Posted on 3/14/2015)
Good ProductReview by Lloyd
Nice merino base layer. Light but warm and wicks nicely. (Posted on 2/15/2015)
Great Replacement for UA 2.0 Base layerReview by Chad
I noticed that my UA 2.0 Base Layer would smell like BO after just one afternoon in the field, so I recently bought this as a replacement. My Chama hoody never got as funky as the UA. It's comfortable enough that I've worn it around town so people know I'm an avid outdoorsman. I've only hunted in it once since it is a recent purchase, but I'm certain it's going to perform great, like the rest of my First Lite gear. (Posted on 1/19/2015)
Not Impressed Review by IdahoHunter
I was very excited to purchase and wear this shirt and other FirstLite products after reading reviews and since they started here in Idaho I expected them to be perfect for Idaho hunters. I purchased this shirt and the Kanab pants. The shirt has holes in it after one season of use (15days MAX) and the pants ripped the very first day I had them on. I expected a lot more from something that cost so much money. I was not impressed with them. (Posted on 11/19/2014)
COMFY CAMOReview by Hunskenn
Before buying First Lite I did extensive research on both Sitka and First Lite. I couldn't choose so I put both to the test. I love how this shirt fits, feels, and performs. Merino wool is what I will be wearing from here on out. I absolutely fell in love with both my Sitka Merino shirt and First Lite Llano. The only CON I have with this shirt is that after the first day of use the stitching along the arms, from the wrist, up to the elbow is fraying. Other than that I love the extra sleeve length of this shirt and the ability to cover the palms of the hand with the thumb hole. The length of torso and fit of the shoulder are perfect. I'm 6'3" and fit perfectly in a 2XL. I bought it in ASAT as well as the Kanab's. I can use this shirt for 3 to 4 days and it will smell the same as the first day I put it on. After each day I drench the shirt with scent killer and in the morning it's ready to roll. During the day while sweating constantly in early season archery, this shirt wicked away moisture and dried out in minutes. I'm very impressed with Merino Wool and will be adding to my arsenal of First Lite gear!! (Posted on 11/6/2014)
Good Stuff - Fuzion camo is greatReview by B
This was my first piece of First Lite clothing, and I'm a fan. I have other brands of merino wool base layers and there was no difference in terms of comfort or fit, which is a huge compliment because I love my other stuff. I paired this shirt with a Labrador for three straight days on a Western Idaho mule deer hunt and was comfortable the entire time, 40F to 90F, sunshine, and even some rain. I made my wife smell the shirt when I got back - she would have thought it was still new.

What really set this shirt apart from my other merino wool stuff was the First Lite Fuzion camo. Love it! Not once (that I know of) did an animal see me before I saw it. Meat in the freezer! (Posted on 10/17/2014)
Comfort all aroundReview by Jarrod
Picked this up after years of fighting with cotton and polyester. Super comfortable fit and great at all temps while scouting thus far. Can't wait to add to my First Lite system. I feel like I'll be a better hunter this year because of my controlled comfort level, asat camo, and scent control! Can't wait! (Posted on 7/14/2014)
Great base layer, all around piece.Review by Lester
This is by far the best base layer I've owned. Keeps me warm on cold morning, but can layer down when it warms up. (Posted on 7/11/2014)
Great For Elk SeasonReview by RAISEDHUNTING
During Elk season in Montana I have to have something versatile, the weather is always unpredictable the Llano Crew is breathable, and has great flexibility allowing us all the freedom we need, absolutely love it great product! (Posted on 6/24/2014)
Best top everReview by THEHAMMER
The Llano crew is the most comfortable top I have ever used. (Posted on 6/22/2014)
Just right for morning chills Review by birdhunternd
Excellent product. Great for those days when you only need a light layer to shake off that damp morning chill in early spring and late fall. Also works well for concealment inside a ground blind. Love the thumb holse too to keep the sleeves in place and the wind out. (Posted on 6/20/2014)
A++Review by kimmifer
As a female hunter it is hard to find quality products that fit and hold up. I have this shirt in a small and the sleeves are slightly long; but has thumb holes to hold it in place which is an added bonus when layering. I have worn it in hot weather and cold with equal comfort. Very impressed with the quality of wool used, does not itch and does not stink even after wearing five straight days in elk camp. Nice work First Lite! (Posted on 6/19/2014)
Perfectly functional and comfortable!Review by Jess DeLo
I have had trouble finding a comfortable base layer being a short female. The merino doesn't gather scent after continuous wear during hunting season. It's soft and flexible underneath many layers. The men's cuts are not completely off from a woman's measurements, and I'm totally comfortable in it. It keeps me warm and easily fits underneath whatever I'm hitting the woods or the river in. I wear this for long treestand sits, hikes, and flyfishing in the winter under waders. After several washes, it does not get all pilly or stretched out like other merino wool products I've used. I am 110% satisfied and will be a returning customer. (Posted on 6/18/2014)
Total ComfortReview by Uniform
I have worn many other products that either left me hot and itchy, cold and wet, plain cold, and stinky after just one wear. I used First Lite during bow season and despite the extreme pace and fluctuating temperatures I was able to stay dry, warm, cool and scent free for over a week. This product is the most comfortable I have tried and I am a tough customer when it comes to base layers. I would recommend First Lite for anyone who feels they have tried all the top brands and didn't get what they paid for. First Lite products deliver on promises made by them and the one's their competitors could not. (Posted on 6/18/2014)
Shockingly DurableReview by Dotman
I have had this product for the past 4 years, it has been used constantly, washed and dryed by a machine and is still going strong. This product will keep your body temp regulated and not itch while doing it. I only just had a hole develop down by the cuff and have to say I expected that to happen much sooner since it is 100% merino.

I'll be getting another once this one really starts to shread but I have a feeling it'll make year 5. (Posted on 6/18/2014)
Worth every pennyReview by Slayer Keyes
I wear this shirt as the base layer in my winter whitetail set up, and tried it for the first time as a stand alone piece for spring turkey. It was 80 degrees and it performed flawlessly, keeping the sweat off of my skin and comfortable in un-seasonably warm weather. The natural scent control properties of the merino as well, make this the best hunting shirt I have ever worn. (Posted on 6/18/2014)
This Shirt Is LegitReview by Idaho Joe
I wear this shirt, well not the same one, nearly every single day. I get tired of taking clothes on and off because the temp changes. I don't know how it works but when I have this Llano Crew on I seem to always be the right temp. Nice work First Lite! (Posted on 5/30/2014)
Multiple ApplicationsReview by BryanB
I wear my Llano elk hunting in 80-90 degree days in Idaho as well as one of my base layers for 10degree mornings on the Snake waiting out mallards. I even wear it cross country skiing with great success. Great product. (Posted on 5/28/2014)
Great Product!Review by Emmett Jim
Have been very pleased with my Llano crew, very high quality merino with no itching. Hunting here in Arizona layering is very important as weather temps fluctuate from cold to hot very quickly. The llano breathes very well in 80 degree weather. Doesn't hold stink. (Posted on 5/27/2014)
Simply the BestReview by MattyCrusher
I've worn many similar shirts over the years from top companies in the business and this shirt is by far the finest piece of gear I have worn. No matter what month it is or what activity you choose to wear it for, you can't go wrong. Amazing wicking cap (Posted on 5/27/2014)

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I purchased a llano crew after reading the reviews of your gear on some hunting forums.

I was confident that the merino could keep me warm, but I wasn't sure how it would work in the warm weather.

I can say now that I am a merino fan. Not only did the shirt keep me warm on those cool mornings, it managed to keep me cool as the day warmed up. It dries quickly and did not stink after days of use.

I'm looking forward to purchasing more First Lite in the future.

Ryan from Salt Lake City

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