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 have been on board from 2015. Had kanab and now obsidian pant. Love them but the only thing wrong is the material past knees is not thick enough. I live in the Kootenays and by the second year I have so many rips below the knees. I used my old Kanab pants to repair the rips I have in the Obsidian pants. I wish it was double layers Merion from the knee down. It's so thick here. Chasing elk around in the woods up here the pant just can't hold up to your under brush. Other then that there the best wool pant out there. Just make a double layer pant from the knee down for us thick bush hunters. I'm sure some Idaho and noth east Washington hunters know what I'm talking about.
These pants are the best and most comfortable hunting pants I have ever own. They are just right in early morning cold weather and during the sunny hot midday. The pocket design is right on, as well.
These pants are awesome, super light, super breathable and super warm. These kept me comfortable from early morning 30 deg frost to late afternoon 60 deg sunny.
These are perfect for early season scouting and hunting in Alberta. When you are hauling it uphill you can just roll up the bottoms for a bit of extra ventilation and keep on trucking, unbutton and unroll when you get to your stand or it starts to cool and you're ready to begin hunting. They are perfect for when it's dry and you are looking for an extra quiet piece of gear, I am curious to see if FL will come out with a vest or jacket. I think it would be super quiet.
If there are 3 things FL does well, it is pockets, hoods and the fit of the pants and bibs. I prefer the pockets in these pants over the Catalyst. On the Catalyst the waist high pockets are zippered and I find it a bit annoying to always push through a zipper on your most used pockets, they eliminated that on the Obsidian and I like it.
I’ve been piecing together hunting gear for past few years since I started hunting. I’ve been shopping the end of season aisle grabbing a deal here and there. This year I took the next step. I looked at the whitetail kit and pieced together off brand tops that match the 150g aerolwool weight. However pants I wanted to put a little more into it. I couldn’t be more pleased with the Obsidian pants. These things are so well designed and build and the quality is top notch. Heavy stitching, rubber zipper grabs, pockets that don’t need zippers. The wool material is aces. I’m slowly building up a reliable inventory that is dependable every tine I put them on. Spend the bucks these provide a foundation you can build on. I’ll slowly add more pieces after seeing the quality of these.
As far as sizing I wear a 39” Levi athletic fit jeans. My quads and butt are where I carry weight. I ordered the XT but the were a little too long and were snug in the thighs and my butt was tight as well. I sized up to XXL and feel far more comfortable especially while wearing a base layer underneath.
Again I spend money on durable, high quality, dependable stuff these days without flinching. I will more than likely buy a pair for my daughter that hunts as well as get another pair next season. The earth color is a nice dark solid color to blend into surroundings too. I originally got the conifer green and they are very dark green. Good luck to all.
These pants are perfect to have in any kit. I recommend wearing these as one of your layers for whatever you’re doing. From being your main outer layer during September elk, to being one of your inner layers in interior Alaska (what i am currently using it for), it the perfect all around pant. Amazing quality.
They fit perfectly, these pants are lightweight but also warm and breathable. I bought these for an African Safari. I will update this review with how they did on the Safari. They work great in my whitetail stand.
These pants are real deal! Was skeptical about wool! But they are very lightweight and durable. Very comfortable would purchase again!
I bought a pair specifically for a 6-day archery WY antelope hunt. Being 6'6" finding pants with inseams that actually fit is difficult at best. I ordered these in tall and they fit awesome and don't ride up. As for performance, they are hands down the most comfortable & versatile hunting pant I've owned! I hunted in temps from 42 degrees in the mornings to +100 degrees in the afternoon. They kept me warm in the morning and were amazingly ventilated and stayed dry during the heat of day. Having the option to roll the legs up while glassing or taking a break was a nice touch to help stay cool. These will be my go to pant for MO's archery season until much colder temps arrive.
My only complaint is being a taller guy, the suspenders need more length adjustment for tall sized pants. The suspenders were basically useless for a guy my size, makes the pants ride up your crack in a bad way...ditched them and used a belt.
I put 106.1 miles on these pants in the 8 days in the back country. On horseback and foot. Never once was I uncomfortable and I’d say only two relatively small tears after all those miles isn’t too bad at all. They were very comfortable while in a saddle as well. You can’t beat a good pair of wrangler jeans but I have no complains about these as it was ride up on horse, jump off and start hiking out to hunt. id recommend these to anyone that does any type of hunting where your going to put the miles in