Men's Wick Quarter Zip – First Lite Performance Hunting
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Men's Wick Quarter Zip
Men's Wick Quarter Zip
Men's Wick Quarter Zip
Men's Wick Quarter Zip
Men's Wick Quarter Zip
Men's Wick Quarter Zip
Men's Wick Quarter Zip
Men's Wick Quarter Zip
Men's Wick Quarter Zip
Men's Wick Quarter Zip
Men's Wick Quarter Zip
Men's Wick Quarter Zip
Men's Wick Quarter Zip
Men's Wick Quarter Zip
Men's Wick Quarter Zip
Men's Wick Quarter Zip
Men's Wick Quarter Zip
Men's Wick Quarter Zip
Men's Wick Quarter Zip
Men's Wick Quarter Zip

Men's Wick Quarter Zip

Ultralight 150 Aerowool


Color/PatternFirst Lite Cipher

From the archery opener in Carolina to desert aoudad in Texas, the Men's Wick Quarter Zip is First Lite's next-to-skin base layer for high output hunts in hot weather. Using an airy 150 gram Aerowool construction this layer also features a quarter length front zipper to cool down in hot weather and 125 gram Aerowool mesh panels to maximize ventilation during active hunts. The Men's Wick Quarter Zip is the new standard for quick drying, odor-resistant, ultralight base layers.

Ultralight 150 Aerowool construction combines the finest, 17.5 micron merino wool available with 37.5-activated nylon fibers to create a super-charged fabric with incredible performance benefits. Our Wick styles also integrate 125 gram Aerowool mesh to targeted hot-zones. that also utilizes 17.5 micron merino and 37.5-activated nylon fibers. What you get is enhanced odor resistance, exponentially improved dry times, increased durability and moisture wicking, and a fabric that can cool you down when you're heating up and warm you up when it's cooling down.

The Wick Ultralight 150 Aerowool is also available in a men's Long Sleeve CrewShort Sleeve Crew, and Hoody.

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Men's Wick Quarter Zip Details

Layering Position

  • Next to Skin


  • True to size: Purchase your normal size to wear over or under other layers
  • 17.5 micron, ultrafine, Merino wool
  • Ultralight 150gsm jersey knit fabric for hot weather
  • Mesh vent panels to maximize ventilation
  • Exclusive 37.5 Active Particle Technology to exhaust moisture and maintain optimal core body temperature
  • Quarter zip neck for strategic ventilation
  • 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
  • Naturally UV absorbent to eliminate shine

How It's Built

  • Material: Aerowool
  • Cut: Athletic
  • Primary Uses:
    • Spot & Stalk
    • Tree Stand
    • Waterfowl
    • Upland
    • Fishing
  • Material Weight: 150 Ultralight
  • Weight: 9oz.

Where to Use

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

Customer Reviews

Based on 54 reviews
Product Size: S
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 160
Fit Comments: Comfortable athletic fit. No issues shouldering packs
Location: Rocky Mountains/High Plains/Desert
Primary Use: Everything
Perfect Base Layer for Everything Between >40-95+

Merino wicks and prevents the funk growth, while the strategic mesh placement and quarter-zip allows ventilation when you need it. In warm weather chest zip down and sleeves pushed up. In cooler weather you can chest zip down when backpacking a heavy load, then zip back up (and add a layer if necessary) when stopped, spotting, etc. In cool weather it's the best way to keep from overheating (and sweating) when you're burning calories. Running around the desert or as a base layer on a cool mountain top morning, I love it.

Product Size: XL
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 250
Fit Comments: Sleeves are a little long, but not a big deal
Location: Western Oregon
Primary Use: Elk/Deer Hunting
Great Shirt, but I probably should have washed it first

Wore this new shirt over the weekend on a camping trip. Had no problems with it until we after we got home and unloaded. I noticed that I had a rash on my arms and on my sides. I am not sure if I am allergic to the wool or what. We were not in poison oak or anything like that. I did not wash the shirt before I used it, that might be my problem. Once the rash clears up, I will try this shirt again (washed this time).
The fit was great ( a little long in the arms) and very comfortable and warm. The zipper was nice to be able to zip down to cool off when needed.

Fit: 4
Product Size: L
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 170lbs - 180lbs
Location: Iowa
Fit Comments: I typically float between a medium and large between different MFR's, so I opted for the large in this shirt after watching a couple reviews on Youtube. It was a little bigger fitting than I expected. I probably could've gotten away with a medium, especially with the stretch factor. It wasn't too big to want to switch to the medium.
Mixed Review Thus Far

I've used the shirt on one 4 mile hike thus far. It was hovering around 32-34F, and drizzling/foggy with not much breeze and probably an average of 10&quote; of snow to walk through. The Good: The shirt has a lot of stretch, and does feel very soft and comfortable on the skin. It is also extremely light weight. It's so light you can practically see through it. Now The Bad: I naturally sweat a fair amount, which is why I've loved merino garments. With that being said, I felt like this shirt did not breathe as well as my smart wool 250g that is 100% merino. I also felt like it didn't dry as fast as the 100% wool either, which then led to feeling cold on breaks. I felt warm for most of the hike, even with the zipper all the way down. I will say that even when the shirt felt wet and warm that it never felt clammy or sticky like some synthetic base layers tend to do. I'm hoping that this was all because of how high the humidity was. I'll have to update at a later date when I have more experience. Now the worse... After my hike the shirt smelled horrible. I was really not expecting that since it takes some serious wear and sweat for my smart wool piece to ever smell that bad. I would typically be able to return from a hike and continue wearing my merino base layers around the house due to their comfort and lack of smell. There was definitely no continuing to wear the FL shirt. Obviously in general this piece has great reviews, but I'm really questioning if the aero-wool blend is as good as 100% blend or not if I couldn't even stay cool at 34F. Hopefully my experience gets better with this shirt because I love the feel and stretch of it.

Fit: 3
Product Size: L
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 180lbs - 190lbs
Location: Other
Primary Use: Spot & Stalk
Best warm weather piece i own

This is a great warm weather piece. It fits to size, i usually wear a L in T shirts and the L in the Wick is perfect. Used it during archery season in California and performed flawlessly. Planning on using it in South Africa for the season and it should be perfect for the warmer African weather. The Cipher camo is perfect for the African bush, everyone that has seen it in SOuth Africa has commented on the versatility of the pattern. The Wick seems to be sturdier than the previous iterations of FirstLite lightweight base layers and i'm expecting to get great service out of this piece

Fit: 3
Product Size: L
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 210lbs - 220lbs
Location: Georgia
Primary Use: Tree Stand
Fit Comments: Large is a perfect fit for me.
My most used piece of FL gear

This shirt is easily my most used, favorite FL piece. It wicks sweat very well, and if you hunt in hot conditions like I do in Georgia, the zip is a must. I bike into my spots and its great to just zip the shirt wide open to let the air in. I can normally get 3-4 sits in before I have to wash it, as it repels odor great from its merino fabric. Not much else to tell, the Large fits me perfectly.