Men's Fuse Henley
Lightweight 200 Aerowool
Men's Fuse Henley Details
- Next to Skin
- True to size: Purchase your normal size to wear over or under other layers
- 17.5 micron, ultrafine, Merino wool
- Lightweight 200gsm jersey knit fabric provides exceptional versatility
- Exclusive 37.5 Active Particle Technology to exhaust moisture and maintain optimal core body temperature
- Snap closure, quarter length Henley collar
- Modified raglan sleeve moves seams out from under backpack shoulder straps
- Ergonomic cuff with thumb loops
- Flatlock seams for next-to-skin comfort
- Machine wash, line dry
How It's Built
- Material: Aerowool
- Cut: Athletic
- Primary Uses:
- Spot & Stalk
- Tree Stand
- Material Weight: 200 Lightweight
- Weight: 10oz.
Where to Use
- Temperature Range:
- Below 20F
- 20F - 45F
- 45F - 60F
FL makes good quality stuff. I like the fuse but it has its limits. For me I can only wear it as low as around 60s-50s I have to go heavy if colder. But still good for around those temps for me. I also have found for me go smaller for your base layer just one size smaller was great for me.
One of the plastic snap buttons broke the first time I unbuttoned it. If this had regular buttons I might have sewn it back on and kept the shirt. I didnt like the bulky flimsy plastic snaps.
Also dont like the bright orange "Firstlite" being written across the back. It really stands out on the black color. Needs much smaller font or nothing at all on the back. Also the chest logo is too large.
The fit, feel, stitching and overall construction is great. I love Henley shirts and wear Merino wool around town, backpacking, hunting, fishing, and was heartbroken when I received this shirt. It was already my new favorite shirt before I got it but returned it for the above reasons.
This is a great baselayer our a close second layer over a lighter baselayer. The microfiber wool is soft and does not cause any irritation when its next to skin. This layer will come on all hunts with me.
I ordered this base layer and it was still really warm out during the day. I wore this layer with the corrugated guide pants and a fleece hood in mid 40's weather. The wicking and cooling worked fantastic. It kept odors at bay even while sweating. The real test was today. It was 20 out when we went into the woods this morning. I sweated while walking up the mountain. I figured I would get cold. I did not. The fabric was perfect. Kept me warm despite being sweaty and it being cold out. I sat from 0545 to 1100 hours with no issues. The afternoon was opposite. Very warm that got cold fast when the temp dropped. I dressed light on the way in and still sweated badly. However, the shirt dried fast and I actually did not need to layer up for an hour after being in the stand, I never had base layers that worked so well before.
The sizes also were on point. Exact fit. I also loved the thumb hole sleeves. This is a fantastic feature while layering. I have light gloves and it helps tie my gloves into the rest of the system. Fantastic job by first light. I need to get my wife a set of this and then the layer for over top for December weather.
I used the Fuse Henley on my recent ptarmigan hunt in the Colorado Collegiate Peaks region and had it as a long sleeve base. The button collar allowed me to change how much ventilation I was getting as we moved higher up the mountain or I was sweating more -- it layered well with other kit without bunching. My only gripe is that after two days of backpacking the shoulders pilled pretty badly where packstraps rubbed. I'm not super worried about it, but it does affect the long term wear. The fit is loose enough to wear solo without looking like you're some sort of super athlete and clingy enough not to cause issues with layering.