Obsidian Merino Pants
Ripstop Merino and Stretch Nylon
Obsidian Merino Pants Details
- Next to Skin
- 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'm a 33/34 and the M is tight in the crotch. I really want to like these, but have to send back and hope the large isn't too big.
I have a L in the Corrugate guide pant that is perfect on me. This in a L was a no go. It is cut very slim in the legs from the thigh down. I'll be sending this back and won't be getting a bigger size as I can tell that the cut will still be too slim in the legs while being too big in the waist. Shame, as I like the material, features and feel of the pants. Would have been a good early and mid season pant.
These pants fit great, feel great and are everything they are advertised to be, except for one thing. The stitching is weak. The material is unique, but the sewing is poorly done. There are many seams in these pants, and almost every one of them has a loose thread on it. I had not even worn the pants yet when I noticed the threads were loose and could be snagged. I clipped what I could, then packed the pants for my first trip to Alaska. We went on a 3-mile hike on a trail, and by the time we were done, more loose threads were found. These range from stitches that have failed already (only wearing the pants ONCE for a hike), to loose threads just waiting to be snagged on something.
I am genuinely concerned these pants will rip the first time go hunting, which would suck. And I doubt it will be the merino material...it will be a seam that gives out. I look at other reviews with similar concerns about durability and ripping. I think it's only a matter of time, unfortunately.
Again, the pants fit great and look awesome. The stitching itself is what needs correction, and I hope FirstLite remedies this flaw.
Did a 6 day spot and stalk hunt for mouflon sheep. The pants fit perfect. The camo pattern is great. Durability needs work. Ripped right knee area on the 4 day and lt knee area on 5th. I am a big guy 6'6" 235. Wanted more out of the pants. The price is high and so where my expectations..
Never too hot or too cold in these pants. The pants alone are cool enough to get you through the hot early season, while wearing a light to medium base layer will get you through those cold mornings. My only issue is their durability. They are durable but I wouldn’t walk through any briar patches.