Obsidian Merino Pants
Ripstop Merino and Stretch Nylon
Obsidian Merino Pants Details
- Next to Skin
- 90% merino wool, 10% ballistic ripstop nylon
- True to Size: Purchase your normal size to wear over or under other layers
- Merino-nylon midweight woven ripstop fabric
- Body-mapped stretch nylon reinforcement
- Belt and suspender loops (suspenders included)
- Naturally odor resistant
- Extremely quiet--ideal for both spot and stalk and stationary hunting
- Naturally UV absorbent to eliminate shine and fire-resistant
- Stays warm whether dry or wet
How It's Built
- Material: Woven Ripstop Merino Blend
- Cut: Athletic
- Primary Uses:
- Spot & Stalk
- Tree Stand
- Weight: 22oz.
Where to Use
- Pacific Northwest
- Temperature Ranges:
- 20F - 45F
- 45F - 60F
- 60F - 80F
- Above 80F
I just got back from a Colorado late season elk hunt and these pants held up great. I wore them as a second layer and I stayed warm while sitting and glassing. These have also become my favorite pants to wear around town during the winter. Definitely worth the purchase.
These pants are the first first lite item I bought. I love them! They are comfortable, light weight, and quiet. They fit great, not too baggy but not too tight. Great early to mid season pants and you can layer underneath on colder days and stay warm.
Received these pants along with several other items that I purchased a few weeks ago. My first impression is that they are really well made, and the attention to detail is noteworthy. Needed to exchange them for a medium tall as the inseam seemed to be a bit short for me (6' tall, 165 pounds) and they felt a bit high water on me, especially when I sat down. Looking forward to getting the medium tall in the mail so I can put them through the wringer with my other FL gear. If they are anything like the rest of the First Lite pieces, I am confident they will perform with excellence!
These are great all around outdoor and hunting pants. They are very comfortable and give great range of motion.The pockets are perfect.
As far as temperature rating as a stand alone item, I would say they are about like a your typical Carhartt style pant for warmth. But they are also comfortable In warmer temperatures like a fishing style pant. I layer with a couple base layers underneath and they are good down to around 32 degrees in a tree stand. Anything below 32 and you’ll want more insulation. For active hunts these pants are definitely the go to in hot to cool temperatures.
As far as durability, they are not exactly brush busters. But for typical uses they are wholly adequate. I just wouldn’t go running through a briar patch.
I usually wear 33-34 or 34-34 pants so I got a large. I have skinny legs so the large is a little baggy In the thighs. The medium tall would probably be better for me, but the little extra room is great for layering underneath.
These are quickly becoming my favorite hunting clothing item, so I would highly recommend these for their intended uses. Just know the limitations.
I bought these for fall hunting and for coaching in the late fall (football) and spring (track and field) in Northern Minnesota. These pants are excellent. They are cool when they need to be and warm when they need to be. I would highly recommend these pants. I will be purchasing more in camo for fall bow hunting for whitetail in Northern MN. The weather can go from warm to cool and even cold and these pants are perfect. Fit is spot on for me. I am 5'8" and about 180 pounds (fit 180). Excellent pants!