The Obsidian Merino Pants
"After reading some reviews, and questioning the durability of wool pants, I decided to take (what I thought was) a gamble on these pants. First out was a 10 day backcountry elk hunt in southern Colorado...which started with me needing to drop the fuel tank of my truck in a dirt parking lot in the middle of nowhere on our drive out; all the while rolling around in gravel with these pants. The following days led us from alpine areas, to thick brush that grabbed at these pants, making me wince believing these expensive pants were being torn to shreds. NOT THE CASE! These pants are awesome and have held up to 17 days of hard hunting in thick country, and I don't see them giving up any time soon."Shop Men'sShop Women's
Last weekend I put my new Guide Lite pants to work on my first hunt of the year, a black bear hunt in South Central Washington. The temperature got to 90 degrees in the afternoon but the pants were comfortable, cool, quiet and really durable. After a successful hunt I had a steep pack out, both up and downhill. I took a few hard spills on the way down in some rough areas and even had to do scoot down hill on my butt across some sharp rocks. When I got home I checked the pants for expected tears or abrasions. Nothing, not even the slightest abrasion. These pants held up great and were the least of my gear concerns. I generally wear a 36x32 pant and ordered these pants in the same size, however they were a bit tight. So, I returned/exchanged for the 38x33(easy return policy) and they fit great. My only recommendation would be to have a 2nd back pocket as I prefer to carry my wallet on my left hip. Great pants!
Best beanie I have ever worn. Perfect fit for my giant noggin, perfect length, warm. I have two of these already and love them. WORTH THE MONEY.
I have worn these (and the old version) for a few seasons now and am quite impressed. Very comfortable, no smell, dry pretty quick, quiet. Not to happy with the new cargo pockets that are on the side of you leg, the front of the thigh feature on the old pants was way better. Pretty damn tough considering what they are made of. I have had more than a few trips nasty locust patches and they came out with only minor picks in the fabric. Suspenders are a game changer for carrying packs. Just buy the pants.
I bought these to replace some of my early season gear. I was a little worried they wouldn't be durable, but they are well built. The feature I like the most about these pants is they are very lightweight. You can wear these next to skin or layer under neath. I bought the LT as my inseam in at 34 inches and would rather have extra material at the bottom than having the legs too short.
My #1 go to jacket. I forget I have it on, fit is great and function is superb!!
I love this puffy. My #1 go to jacket. Incredibly warm and comfortable also packable. I also find this jacket very versatile in different weather situations when Montana likes to throw curve balls. Thanks First Lite for supporting us troops. Will continue to buy your gear.
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