Women's Kiln Hoody
Midweight 250 Merino-X
Women's Kiln Hoody Details
- Next to Skin
- True to size: Purchase your normal size to wear over or under other layers
- The successor to the Artemis Hoody
- 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
- Thumb loops
- Flatlock seams for next-to-skin comfort
- Machine wash, line dry
How It's Built
- Material: Merino-X
- Cut: Athletic
- Primary Uses:
- Spot & Stalk
- Tree Stand
- Material Weight: 250 Midweight
Where to Use
- Temperature Range:
- Below 20F
- 20F - 45F
- 45F - 60F
This shirt ticks all the boxes for me! Trim, athletic cut that is very different from traditional women's hunting clothing. Fits more like an actual piece of athletic wear than a potato sack, which I very much appreciate. The sleeves are long enough to keep my wrists warm, and there is a bit of extra fabric in the shoulders and arms to accommodate the actual movements you make when hunting, so it never bunches, and doesn't feel tight. This is my new favorite shirt!
I own this shirt in Cipher and Conifer and find myself wearing it most days in the fall and winter. Soft and comfortable, not itchy. Nice long front zipper to dump heat after hoofing it up a ridge. I'll wear the conifer color around town and no one would ever assume it was from a "camp company". Great athletic fit.
I have worn this shirt on several hot September archery hunts and I LOVE it. It's completely breathable and doesn't end up stinking after a hot day of hiking. I could absolutely live in this shirt. The first time I tried it on I was a little concerned that it felt like the top of the zipper was poking me right where my collar bone comes together. I'm so glad I decided to keep it because after one wear and one wash I no longer felt that poking or choking sensation in the neckline at the top of the zipper. This is one of my very favorite articles of clothing.
This hoody fit great in the body and has a lot of great characteristics, but I just could not get past the tight hood. The hood was waaaay too tight for my liking and had too small of an opening for my face once it was zipped all the way up. I wear glasses and this hood pressed on the sides of them so hard it just felt super awkward. I completely understand the intended purpose of the design but it didn't work for me and I had to return it. If I wanted something like a balaclava, I would order a balaclava. I would give anything to have a hoody just like this, but with a slightly more traditional or looser/larger fitting hood. I hope First Lite will come out with other styles of hoodies for us ladies.
With fall coming I dread the cold sidelines of football and lacrosse games. My husband bought the Kiln Hoody for me and I love it. Form fitting and very warm. Worth the money.