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Men's Kiln Hoody
Men's Kiln Hoody
Men's Kiln Hoody
Men's Kiln Hoody
Men's Kiln Hoody
Men's Kiln Hoody
Men's Kiln Hoody
Men's Kiln Hoody
Men's Kiln Hoody
Men's Kiln Hoody
Men's Kiln Hoody
Men's Kiln Hoody
Men's Kiln Hoody
Men's Kiln Hoody
Men's Kiln Hoody
Men's Kiln Hoody
Men's Kiln Hoody
Men's Kiln Hoody

Men's Kiln Hoody

Midweight 250 Merino-X

$130.00 USD

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From September elk to January mallards, the Kiln Midweight 250 Merino-X Hoody is our do-it-all hooded base layer. The successor to our best-selling Chama Hoody, this piece is constructed of Merino-X for improved structure and resistance to tears and bagging. Perhaps the most versatile base layer component within the First Lite layering system, the Kiln simply cannot be beat as a do-it-all top for any hunter or outdoor enthusiast. With its 250 gram Merino-X fabric, this piece can be either your first or second layer and will keep you warm, comfortable, and odor free from September through May.

The Kiln 250 is also available in a men's quarter zip and crew.

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Men's Kiln Hoody Details

Layering Position

  • Midlayer


  • True to size: Purchase your normal size to wear over or under other layers
  • 18.5 micron, superfine merino wool
  • 95% merino / 5% spandex
  • Interlock knit for high loft insulation and moisture management
  • Ergonomic, quarter zip hood for excellent temperature regulation and concealment
  • Modified raglan sleeve moves seams out from under backpack shoulder straps
  • Flatlock seams for next-to-skin comfort
  • Machine wash, line dry

How It's Built

  • Material: Merino-X
  • Cut: Second Layer
  • Primary Uses:
    • Spot & Stalk
    • Tree Stand
    • Waterfowl
    • Upland
    • Fishing
  • Material Weight: 250 Midweight
  • Weight: 15oz.

Where to Use

  • Regions:
    • Intermountain/Rockies
    • Southwest
    • Midwest
    • Northeast
    • BC/Alaska
    • Pacific Northwest
    • Southeast
  • Temperature Ranges:
    • Below 20F
    • 20F - 45F
    • 45F - 60F
    • 60F - 80F

Customer Reviews

Based on 357 reviews
Product Size: M
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 160
Waist Size: 33
Inseam Length: 28
Location: Southeast
Primary Use: Whitetail
Great Hoody!

This is my go to for mid to late season whitetail. I will probably end up buying a second one because I use it so often. Comfortable, warm, and quiet. Throw on a neck gaiter with this hoody and you will disappear into the woods.

Product Size: L
Height: 6’
Weight: 190 lbs
Waist Size: 35”
Inseam Length: 33”
Location: Southern Appalachia/ Coastal Georgia and Florida
Primary Use: Archery Whitetail, Rifle Whitetail, Feral Hog, Turkey
Outstanding Product and Company

The men’s Kiln Hoodie has surpassed my every expectation. It truly keeps you warm in cold climates and cool in warm climates. It’s comfortable and built to last decades. I have never used a product that worked so well. It creates an ideal situation where the hunter doesn’t have to worry about comfort in the field and can focus solely on the hunt. This garment is THE MOST COMFORTABLE thing I own. The fit is true to size and can be worn as an against the skin layer, middle layer, or top layer. Truly a versatile garment that you need to add to your kit. I hunt in the Southeast US. mainly where the temps and weather can vary wildly day to day, and being prepared for all contingencies is a must. Do yourself a favor and BUY THIS AWESOME PRODUCT.

Product Size: XL
Height: 6’4”
Weight: 265
Waist Size: 38
Inseam Length: 35
Location: Ohio
Primary Use: Hunting, hiking and everyday use.
Never Taking It Off

My wife: “Are you seriously going to wear that for a third day in a row?”
Me: “Yes. Don’t judge me. It’s the most comfortable thing I have ever worn.”
My wife: “Do they have different colors?”
Me: YES!

Product Size: L
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 210
Waist Size: 34"
Inseam Length: 32"
Draw Length: 29.5
Location: Pacific Northwest
Primary Use: Waterfowl, big game, hiking, backpacking, camping, anything outside
The perfect piece of gear I never knew I needed

I ordered the kiln hoody in Fusion after a buddy recommended it to me. He told me the merino wool is unlike anything else, and that I would love how lightweight, comfortable, and adaptable it is to a wide range of temperatures. I took his advice half-heartedly, I'll admit. But after purchasing the kiln hoody, I started to believe that First Lite had something good here. After running the hoody through its paces during winter, I'm still shocked at how well the merino locks in heat. It doesn't seem possible that a piece of clothing as light and thin as the kiln is able to retain so much body heat, even in sub freezing temperatures. And, as advertised, it even performs exceptionally well when wet. I was grateful to have it during late season waterfowl hunts on the western side of the Cascades. Of course, it works better when dry. So using it in conjunction with rain gear is wise.
The kiln, as with any other wool clothing, is not made to bust through brush. Himalayan blackberry will wreak havoc on merino wool. But when used properly, this piece of gear will help you stay in the field longer. If you have to choose one piece of First Lite gear, this is a good option.

Product Size: M
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 17575
Waist Size: 34
Inseam Length: 30
Draw Length: 27.5
Location: CO
Primary Use: bow and rifle hunting
great layer

The Kiln proved to be a perfect midweight layer for cooler days in the woods. I wore this mostly bow hunting under a Sawtooth jacket, the medium fit me perfectly. Wore it under a heavier down jacket rifle hunting in November and also worked perfectly. Comfortable, warm, breathable, no stink, good fit, overall does exactly what it is supposed to.

Product Size: XXL
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 250
Waist Size: 38
Inseam Length: 36
Tall Guys Get a Win

I am 6'6" and I purchased this in XXL, and it fits. Finally I can stop wearing military surplus poly pros and have something lightweight and warm.

Product Size: L
Height: 5-11
Weight: 210
Waist Size: 35
Inseam Length: 32
Draw Length: 29.5
Location: Daily use
Primary Use: Warmth and comfort

I can’t get enough of the Kiln hoodie. Perfect for daily use at home and in the woods. Such a beautiful piece that works well in the garage while sweeping the floor or skinning deer. Seriously versatile in any condition. Love it!

Product Size: M
Height: 5'10'
Weight: 195
Waist Size: 33
Inseam Length: 32
Draw Length: 26.5
Location: midwest/west
Primary Use: layering under klamath or puffy
AWESOME for layering

I film/photograph hunting for a living and need minimal amounts of gear that cover a large range of conditions. I used the hoodie all season to layer under my klamath hoodie during whitetail and under a puffy out west. The merino is soft and super durable

Product Size: 43"
Height: 5’11
Weight: 180
Waist Size: 33
Inseam Length: 32
Draw Length: 28
Location: Western USA
Primary Use: Hunting elk/deer
Perfect fit

I bought the Kiln Hoody for an elk hunt in Idaho. This quickly became my favorite piece of clothing I own. Fits perfect. Keep me warm but not too hot. Very comfortable.

Product Size: XXL
Height: 6'1
Weight: 300
Waist Size: 42
Inseam Length: 32
Favorite piece of hunting clothing

I absolutely love my kiln hoody I never truly understand the importance of good base layers until I got this. It adds the perfect amount of warmth quick dry ability and I love the ability to use the hood under our over my beanie for extra warmth on my ears.