Men's Solitude Insulated Bib Pant
Men's Solitude Insulated Bib Pant Details
- Insulated Outerwear
- True to Size: Purchase your normal size
- 60g of insulation throughout bib pant
- KitLink™ 37.5 fleece-lined chest muff pocket seamlessly integrates with zippered pass-thrus on jacket
- Zippered stash pocket on front of muff with two interior gear loops
- Quick-release suspender clips at chest
- Top-of-thigh, double cargo pockets featuring drop-in and zippered pockets
- Full side-zips for easy on-off
- Reinforced, 2.5-layer water-resistant seat panel
- Bottom cuffs fit over or under knee boots
How It's Built
- Material: 37.5 Synthetic Insulation
- Cut: Athletic
- Primary Uses:
- Tree Stand
- Weight: 44.4oz.
Where to Use
- Temperature Ranges:
- 20F - 45F
- 45F - 60F
- Below 20F (Stationary)
These are warm and silent. They also appear to be made of tissue paper. I bought these with the intent to use them for super cold days on a stand where they would stay in my backpack until I was situated. Even with such minimal use, they're not so slowly falling apart. Broken zippers (which is the case with every other piece I've bought from FL), unraveling seams, and small tears all over. I am incapable of wearing these without somehow damaging them a little bit more. I'm tough on gear so I bought the hype of this company - especially because they're now owned by Meat Eater. Don't believe the hype. These are a total rip off. Also, I originally got the wrong size and had to return them, customer service is poor.
After a season of use in Minnesota and Wisconsin I think the solitude system is great. Kept me warm and stayed quiet in cold temperatures. I gave the 37.5 technology a pretty good test one day and it seemed to work well. I forgot some thing at the truck and did not remove the jacket and bibs for the hike. I got pretty warm during the hike, but stayed warm during the afternoon/evening sit.
I purchased the Solitude jacket and bibs primarily to hunt Whitetails stationary from a stand. I didn't get a chance to test it out on too frigid of conditions given the mild winter this year. That said, the jacket and bibs have the right amount of insulation--enough to keep you warm while not being overly bulky or too hot, with plenty of room to add underlayers as insulation as needed. I find that both the jacket and bibs are cut really well and allow plenty of maneuverability, including the hood. I still have plenty of room under the jacket/bibs for plenty of layers that I can add or remove based on the weather conditions. One thing is evident: the Solitude setup is well-designed and First Lite has really incorporated feedback from hunters. There are a lot of features like extra pockets, zippers placement, clips for binos, and overall function and fit. First Lite really put some thought in this setup and it shows. You can think of the Solitude setup as an insulated and enhanced version of the soft shell Catalyst. Not entirely waterproof in a downpour but it would take some rain. The Solitude jacket/bib setup is well worth the investment for the serious and dedicated hunter.
I bought the Solitude jacket and bibs because i drew an archery tag for Iowa. I am from from Pennsylvania, we have cold weather but I am not sure it compares the the bone chilling breezes of the Midwest.
With -8 wind chills, I do not think I would have been able to be sitting in a tree with my old gear. Very comfortable, warm system, not bulky at all. A++
Thanks for a great product!
I'll be really honest, I was VERY hesitant in buying these along with the Solitude jacket but after receiving them and hunting late season they are worth every penny I spent. I'm now a FL customer for life.