The Obsidian Merino Pants
"After reading through hundreds of reviews, comparing brands and talking to a customer service representative, I decided to purchase the Obsidian Merino Pant and I couldn’t be more pleased! The fit of these pants is great! They are so comfortable and have just the right amount of stretch. They are incredibly quite as well. I have been impressed with how I don’t get hot during the day, but I stay warm when the sun starts going down and it cools off. As far as sizing goes, I was right in between a large and xl. I spoke with a customer service representative and he was so helpful. He informed me that the pants have some stretch and are a little bit baggier, so since I was in between sizes, it would be best if I sized down, and he was 100% correct! The fit is perfect. All in all. I would HIGHLY recommend these pants and couldn’t be more pleased with them!! I look forward to purchasing more gear from First Lite."Shop Men'sShop Women's
This is an essential layer for braving the coldest mornings in a stand or blind. It fits great and doesn't restrict my movement while also keeping me perfectly warm. The thumb holes also help make layering it under a coat easy (to pull the sleeve through). Its even great for wearing around camp on a chilly evening.
Bought the wick hoody for a light weight layer. Wore the hoody 8 days in a row as my base layer in the mornings when we started out first climb then wore it as my only layer once my body got warmed up. was super comfortable on the skin and there was no irritation. I rinsed the wick hoody in the creek twice during the duration of trip...after ringing out the excess water I put it back on. It dried quickly but also kept mem cool in the afternoons while chasing bulls through some pretty steep and rough country. I had another light weight merino layer...(another brand) and put it on one day and it rubbed me raw under my pack straps, went right back to the wick hoody and never looked back! I will most certainly be buying a second one! It is the best light weight layer I have ever worn. The hood also gave me protection from the sun when side hilling when sun was up high.
I have worn these for early/mid season hunts where the temperatures start in the mid-30s and rise up into the 60s. They are warm in the early morning and don't let me overheat later in the day. They fit great and don't restrict motion when layered. Can't wait to wear them for them for some real cold mornings.
I bought these pants three years ago and have worn then in some of the most rugged terrain Colorado can throw at you. Last week, on the last afternoon of our 8 day elk hunt, after going through 40 miles of mostly blowdown pine without any problems, I trip getting out of my truck and land on a dead tree, taring a large hole on my pants, and narrowly avoid getting torn a new one, A little tenacious tape and I was back in business and able to finish out the day without any issues. These pants are durable, comfortable and will hold up to abuse.
I will definitely be getting another pair!
Thanks First Lite for a great product.
This was my first purchase of Firstlite layers. The Kiln is very well made. I’m 5’ 10” with 36” waist. I ordered an XL but could have ordered an large and It would fit perfect. The XL fits me well. I was disappointed when I read China on the tags. I was going to rate this 4 stars but decided 5 in appreciation for prompt customer service when submitting a question by email. In addition, a follow up outreach.
Definitely will buy again. It’s well worth the investment.
Great gloves. I have massive hands and always struggle to find good gloves that fit well. The XXL fit as close to perfect as you can get without having them custom made. These gloves have been very comfortable on a few early hunts with temperatures from mid 70s to the upper 30s at night. They are well made and should last a few years of hard hunting. They are so comfortable you will forget you have them on, I know I did. I was elbow deep in a German red stag before I realized I had them on. A thorough rinse in cold running water, slow air dry and they are good as new. Surprisingly they didn’t even pick up the gut smell. Great piece of kit.
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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