Women's Furnace Quarter Zip
EXP 350 MERINO-X
Women's Furnace Quarter Zip Details
- True to size: Purchase your normal size to wear over or under other layers
- 20.5 micron, superfine, merino wool
- 95% merino / 5% spandex
- Expedition weight, fleeced Merino fabric for extreme cold
- Quarter zip neck for strategic ventilation
- Modified raglan sleeve moves seams out from under backpack shoulder straps
- Ergonomic cuff with thumb loops
- Flatlock seams
- Machine wash, line dry
How It's Built
- Material: Merino-X
- Cut: Athletic
- Primary Uses:
- Spot & Stalk
- Tree Stand
- Material Weight: 350 Heavyweight
- Weight: 13.5oz.
Where to Use
- Temperature Range:
- 20F - 45F
- 45F - 60F
- 60F - 80F
Got the whole set for Yukon winter, and so far, really good. Went out on the snowmobile with only the furnace suit under a coat and skipants in -20 wind chill, very optimistic this will be my favourite base layer all winter and into early spring. I read the reviews about the bicep size and bought a size larger than my other First Lite items. I bought the guide pants and catalyst coat in XS, and opted for Small in the furnace suit and am glad I did. I'm just under 5'4, 115, 32D and was concerned about the arms and possibly shoulders being too tight. The small fits beautifully with room and is stretchy, and fits under my XS catalyst jacket with no issues. The bottoms go to my ankle, so are on the shorter side like other reviewers have mentioned, however I'm short and wearing wool socks anyway so no issues caused by the length. Living in the North I've tried a lot of higher end base layers, and I'm very happy with this purchase and looking forward to wearing less layers this year due to the warmth of this furnace suit. *Fit ratings based on purchasing a size larger than normal*. A friend also purchased a medium instead of her normal small, and was happy with the arm fit as well.
I wanted to love this since I loved my husbands so much. However, the arms are SOOO tight around the biceps. I typically wear a small/medium and had to exchange for a large. The large is still a tad tight around the arms. Bummer!
I bought the women's furnace for a new layer on an Interior Alaska caribou hunt where we backpacked for 4 nights 5 days. I froze on last year's trip and this year we were hit with sub-freezing temps every night and woke to snow every morning. I ended up LIVING in this thing - as a second layer during the day and my only top layer at night - and let me tell you; I love it. It's soft, not at all itchy, flexible and comfortable, and even after 5 days straight, still didn't hold noticeable smell. Amazing. Paired with the new Brooks Down Sweater and a few other layers, I was much warmer and comfortable than past trips. The furnace is a good length even for my abnormally long torso and fit everywhere else perfectly. Hoping First Lite makes this in other colors - black, sage, would even love a hunter orange - because I would buy them all and wear them constantly long for hiking, skiing, small game hunting, and going out around town.
I was very excited to see a women's furnace as I've coveted my husbands' for some time- but golly- for skinny arms only! I took a medium (wear a small to med regularly) and while the fit is great everywhere else, the arms were very tight & downright uncomfortable layered over a thin FL long-sleeved merino. I'd like to think I am a beast but the truth is my biceps are pretty average. I might try a large but if it were available, I'd just go with a men's xs.