Men's Kiln Hoody – First Lite Performance Hunting
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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


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From September elk to January mallards, the Kiln Midweight 250 Merino-X Hoody is our new 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 outdoor enthusiast. With its 250 gram Merino-X fabric, this piece can be either your first or second layer and will keep you 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

  • Temperature Range:
    • Below 20F
    • 20F - 45F
    • 45F - 60F
    • 60F - 80F

Customer Reviews

Based on 190 reviews
Product Size: XL
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 230
Location: BC Coast
Primary Use: Hunting, Camping.
Great Light Hoodie

This is a great lightweight hoodie. I used it for camping this summer and look forward to hunting this fall. The fit is great, and i'm pretty big. The merino is warm and fits great.

Product Size: M
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 165
Fit Comments: Fits perfect with a 39" chest
Location: Minnesota
Primary Use: Hunting, general base layer
Seriously, just get it

I love this hoody. I read about how every one loves the Kiln hoody when I had a Kiln crew and thought it can't be that great, as I've never been a huge fan of hooded base or outer layers. I had to try it, and now I don't think I'd buy another Kiln or Wick without a hood now. There's enough room to wear the hood over a ball cap, and it doesn't block your peripheral vision. The hood is great for saving warmth on the back of your neck on a cool morning, and its light enough that it doesn't feel bunched up if you put another layer on without pulling it up from underneath. The range of temperature the Kiln is good in is awesome too. So far I've used it on wet cool mornings sitting still in the mid 50s and worn it right up into the mid 70s without sweating. I'm excited to use it more actively as the temps start to fall.

Product Size: XL
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 215
Location: Colorado Rocky Mountains
Primary Use: Cool morning hunts, top garment sleeping in colder temps
Stretchy and warm

This shirt is a great base layer or outer layer for chilly mornings/nights. I wore it as a base when sleeping and outer layer for cool morning hunts. Warm, super soft and VERY "stretchy". I wraps you up and fits well but can stretch to move with you or to fit well over other layers. Hopefully it retains it's shape and size despite the stretch. So far, so good. Would NOT recommend wearing as outer layer if walking through brush

Product Size: L
Height: 6ft 1in
Weight: 210 lbs
Fit Comments: Fits great
Location: Montana, Idaho, Missouri
Primary Use: Hunting

Great for a base layer, mid layer, or even an outer layer if you're not dealing with rain or brush. The hood is a nice addition and you could probably skip a hat with it unless you were on a late season hunt.

Product Size: S
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 160
Fit Comments: Great base layer fit. Athletic but not constricting.
Location: Rocky Mountains (Colorado)
Primary Use: Spot & Stalk
Covers All Your Bases

Great weight to keep you warm as a cool weather base layer, but not cook you in the heat of a Spot and Stalk or hauling a heavy load up the mountain. Good all around base layer for the cooler Elk seasons. Good thickness to wick, but still cut the wind. Works great as a secondary layer on warmer mornings/evenings.