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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
Men's Kiln Hoody

Men's Kiln Hoody

Midweight 250 Merino-X

$130.00 USD


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 364 reviews
Product Size: M
Height: 5'09
Weight: 170
Waist Size: 32
Inseam Length: 30
Location: Colorado / Oklahoma
Primary Use: Hunting / Hiking / Casual
Best Hoody Ever

My new favorite hoodie / shirt. It fits great, true to sizing and fits perfectly, loose and stretchy, just how you'd want.

Josh Beaudin
Product Size: M
Height: 6’0”
Weight: 185
Waist Size: 33
Inseam Length: 32
Draw Length: 29
Location: Outdoors
Primary Use: Hunting
Love it!!

I love the fit and feel of this hoody! I especially appreciate the length of the arms, as I’m a slender build with long arms. This is the first hoody I’ve owned that fits me well in the torso AND the arms! And sooooo soft! Kept me warm on a cool evening and wicked sweat during a hot day. Best of both worlds! First Lite, you guys have done it again!

Skyler Bruhy
Product Size: XXL
Height: 6’9”
Weight: 260
Waist Size: 38
Inseam Length: 36
Location: Pacific NW
Primary Use: Black tail and Mule deer hunting
Perfect fit even for a tall guy

Was a little unsure how the sleeve length would be. Long sleeve tops never fit right on me. I was pleasantly surprised how well it fit. Sleeves are definitely long enough along with the torso length. Used this piece on a 3 day mule deer hunt in temps as low as 40 up to 65. Was perfect as a top layer or under a lite jacket. Highly recommend for taller people.

Anthony Steeves
Product Size: XL
Height: 6’1
Weight: 250
Waist Size: 36
Inseam Length: 34
Location: New Brunswick Canada
Primary Use: Hunting
Love it

Another great piece to the layering process. Use it every sit in my New Brunswick Canada spring bear hunt. The only down fall is no front pocket. I understand it’s an inside layer, but pocket could be handy. Other than tht highly recommend

Tanner Shuler
Product Size: M
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 160
Waist Size: 32
Inseam Length: 31
Location: WY
Primary Use: Hunting/Hiking
Perfect midseason base

I love these for midseason activities. They excel when temps range from 40-55 degrees. Love the hoodie for preventing sunburn and providing a little extra warmth when needed.

Jacob Zutterman
Product Size: XL
Height: 6’0”
Weight: 220
Waist Size: 34
Inseam Length: 34
Location: Kansas
Primary Use: EVERYTHING when temps drop below 60°
My go to hoody

I wear it around the house, out in the garden, and tested it for spring gobblers. It’s breathable, warm and down right perfect. I went with an XL for the longer sleeves and it was spot on. Kept me warm on cool, damp spring mornings and I can’t wait to bust it out for whitetail. Best mid weight top I’ve ever had.

Joey Tomasello
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.

Matt Hamner
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.

Nels Klaiber
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!

Cavett Klute
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.