Obsidian Merino Pants
Ripstop Merino and Stretch Nylon
Obsidian Merino Pants Details
- Next to Skin
- 88% merino wool, 2% ballistic ripstop nylon, 1.5% polyester, 8.5% spandex
- True to Size: Purchase your normal size to wear over or under other layers
- Merino-nylon midweight woven ripstop fabric
- Body-mapped stretch nylon reinforcement
- Belt and suspender loops (suspenders included)
- Naturally odor resistant
- Extremely quiet--ideal for both spot and stalk and stationary hunting
- Naturally UV absorbent to eliminate shine and fire-resistant
- Stays warm whether dry or wet
How It's Built
- Material: Woven Ripstop Merino Blend
- Cut: Athletic
- Primary Uses:
- Spot & Stalk
- Tree Stand
- Weight: 22oz.
Where to Use
- Temperature Range:
- 20F - 45F
- 45F - 60F
- 60F - 80F
- Above 80F
I couldn't be happier with these pants. I swear by Marino wool but haven't been able to find anything that wasn't overly bulky, resilient enough for bushwhacking through the thick Idaho backcountry and adaptable for tempture swings of 40deg. in the morning to 95 in the afternoon... but then came the Obsidians.
The only thing I would ever change is on the more "street" looking versions is changing the logo from a bright orange to something much more subtle so I could wear these pant's everyday without people calling me on that I wear hunting clothes every day. Even then, I still just might do it.
As far as durability, I've beaten the heck out of these pants and they have held up well with a small exception to some fraying on the mid thigh pocket as well as the embroidery on the FirstLie logo is starting to frey as well. The logo seems to be the biggest risk to coming undone.
Good early season pants. I used them on a muzzleloader elk and deer hunt in colorado.we had every kind of weather you could have and the pants worked well. Light weight and well built and very quiet
Bought these pants to replace my kuiu attack pants and I’m glad I did! Used them to scout and clear some brush on a public land spot I hunt that’s about a 3 mile round trip from where I park. They were light and breathable enough to keep me from sweating too much on an 85 degree day. Stick tights brushed off easily and the pants held up well considering I was walking through a lot of plum thickets and underbrush. Definitely my new favorite piece of gear.
Let me start by saying that I LOVE my first lite gear. However, these pants are not worth the money. I returned yesterday from a 3 day elk hunt in Central Idaho (we got smoked out) and I exclusively wore these pants. They are torn up, cut, ripped etc. These pants are NOT durable. I am super disappointed. I will say they are very comfortable and even after sweating a lot retained no smell. I literally just wasted nearly $200 on pants. Pretty crappy
I had been wanting to try out first lite gear for a while. I have tried multiple other brands to find that as close to perfect set up for hot early September elk hunts. I ordered the kiln hoody, wick short sleeve and obsidian merino pants. I ordered them on September 2nd. Hunt started September 6th. Had them the 4th. So I appreciated that. The wick short sleeve and kiln hoody fit perfectly. We hiked 9 miles the first day in 90+ degree temps. Even though they were drenched in sweat, more so the wick shirt, neither stretched or sagged like other brands. As far as the pants go, they are super lightweight and quiet. They were a little thinner than I expected but that was a plus. They will make a great pant over a base layer for the late october/early November rifle hunts. I ordered the Large Tall on the pant and they are slightly longer than I like but still didn't drag the ground. Because of the stretch fit waist I would order one size waste smaller than normal. However, if you dotn the included suspenders work great. I will definitely be purchasing more first lite gear soon..... like today. And will recommend this gear to everyone i know. Being a born and raised idahoan its pretty cool to be able to buy the best apparel I have tried from someone in my home state.
I bought these pants with the intention of wearing them for hunting, bow hunting Whitetail in Northwest Wisconsin and Mule deer in WY. But when I got the opportunity to do a 155 mile canoe trip over the course of 5 days, I decided to put these pants, size LT, to the test for the week. The weather can vary quite a bit during Sept. in WI, and we experienced a temperature range from 45 to 80 degrees. The pants are the perfect weight to keep me comfortable for that temp. swing. It was extremely nice to have the option to roll up my pant legs and secure them with the strap and button for when I was getting in and out of the canoe and trying to not get the bottom of my pant legs wet. We did have heavy rains one morning for about 4 hours, and within a few hours of it quitting, my pants had dried. The flexibility that the pants have is really nice, they have tons of mobility. And the extra stretchy material that is in the crotch area is paramount to the comfort of the "boys", especially when sitting for extended periods of time. The pockets are extremely well thought out and placed, though, one suggestion would be to put a lower leg pocket in on each side. I am so happy with these pants and I am pumped to use them during the hunting seasons.
When the package arrived I was pretty excited. this is the first First Lite gear I have bought. Right out of the package I thought "this is a quality product". I checked over all the seams, fabric, buttons, and zipper. Everything looked great, as it should. I'm not an easy person to fit for any type of clothing. Needless to say I was more than a little worried about the fit since I've never owned any First Lite products and ordering online can be a bit of a crap shoot at times. These paints fit me perfectly. I ordered a Med Tall due to the fact that I am a tall and thin guy. I wore them around the house for a bit to see how they felt and I was not disappointed. They were extremely comfortable. Once I have the opportunity to wear them in the field a few times and put them through their paces, I'll update this review. Until then, if you are in the market for a great fitting and comfortable paints, give these a shot. I feel like you will not be disappointed.
Absolutly amazing. loving them in the woods, quiet, stretchy, and best hunting pants i ever owned
The pants are super quiet, comfortable, and regulate temperature well. I love the new adjustable elastic at the foot opening.
The Women’s obsidian Large was too short for me but the Men’s tall M fits great - a little loose but not at all baggy. The pants sit right above the belly button and the crotch is not too bulgy at all. I am 27/28 in waist in jeans, size 6/M pants in banana republic/loft/old navy, size 6/M US in dresses.
I have muscular thighs that tend to make pants look like "skinny jeans". I took a gamble here and bought the M. They are a good fit and not too tight around the thighs(just barely). Overall great fit. Suspenders were a bit small so I removed them. These pants are like pajamas! Mild stretch, dry quick, lightweight. Warm yet breathable for hot weather. Great addition to my early season gear.