New: The Obsidian Foundry
"So I’m going to be honest…I wasn’t sure what to expect with these pants. With the merino, I was basically expecting to get out in the thick brush chasing turkeys and get a rip or two. I was wrong. Not only are these pants super light and comfortable, which was the part I expected to be great, but they’re also much tougher than I anticipated. I used these 8 days straight, with a ton of abuse, and they held up. Color me impressed. Very impressed."
- Caleb T.
When I first put this pant on out of the box I was slightly ill impressed. I loved the fit and feel of the original obsidians and thought maybe FL may have missed the mark on this one. I was beyond wrong. I just spent 5 days and 60+ miles in Montanas break country and these pants beat all expectations I had for them. The new fit, is amazing. Do not let the out of the box feel fool you. Yes they feel a little weird standing there with the slight bend in the knee, but I have come to love that aspect in the field. The new corrugate 4 way stretch on the front of the shin area up through the knee and around the cuff at the boot is just what the pant needed. It is durable, just as your typical corrugates were but now you dont have to run the fear of ruining the pant with a snag. The wool material is spread throughout the pant, some might think it is in weird locations, but it is actually precisely placed in the areas where your muscles are loosing a good deal of heat and sweating (calves, quads), while the anterior shin and butt are being reinforced for optimal protection. I own 2 pairs of original obsidians and my favorite pant is the corrugate guide of which I own 5-6 pairs. These new foundry obsidians are going to just about replace my corrugate guide pants in most situations. I absolutely loved how these pants performed.
SIZING: I am 5'8" 160 lbs. I usually wear a 29x34 wrangler jean. These pants I wear a 30x30 (similar to a small in the original sizing. Unfortunately there isn't a 30x32 which I would probably get if I could, but I would encourage most people to risk loosing length if they have to rather than sizing up in the waist. Keep the waist true to size to avoid any scrunching of the pant. Most of us wear boots over our ankles and this pant will generally meet the boot just fine even if they are a little short in a pair of shoes. If you really are worried about length, you can always add on the traverse gaiter which will give you the extra length you need and add extra protection to the cuff of the pant as well as prevent anything from rocks and ticks climbing inside the paint leg or getting inside the boot.
So I’m going to be honest…I wasn’t sure what to expect with these pants. With the merino, I was basically expecting to get out in the thick brush chasing turkeys and get a rip or two. I was wrong. Not only are these pants super light and comfortable, which was the part I expected to be great, but they’re also much tougher than I anticipated. I used these 8 days straight, with a ton of abuse, and they held up. Color me impressed. Very impressed.
Best fitting balaklava I've used. It does a great job concealing facial features and breaking up the head/neck area sometimes left out of a hunter's camouflage. I first purchased the balaklava in cipher before exchanging for the new specter pattern (better for spring turkey IMO).
These are some of the best shirts Ive ever worn. I have them in 4 colors and they are amazing. They also lock your scent in on long sweaty hunting trip. If i could afford to throw all my shirts away and just wear these everyday I would.
Wow these pants are awesome! Ive been obsessed with the Obsidian Morino pant forever. I have 2 pairs so I wanted to try out the Foundry to see what more the pant can offer. I love the Material and how comfortable they are. It's very quiet and has many pockets also the fact that its fitted definitely works better for me. I haven't taken it out on the field yet but I am walking around my house aimlessly with them on because of how comfortable they are.
Awesome gear. Can’t wait to try in the field!!
Ketchum, Idaho USA
Phone: (208) 806-0066
Mon - Fri, 9 AM - 5 PM MST