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

Men's Kiln Quarter Zip

Midweight 250 Merino-X

$110.00 USD

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From cold September mornings in the Rockies to late October sits in your favorite oak with leaves on the ground, the Kiln Quarter Zip provides maximum versatility to get the job done throughout the season. The evolution of our best-selling Chama QZ, the Kiln Quarter Zip incorporates a mid-coverage collar and quarter zip neck into a re-engineered fit using our new midweight 250 Merino-X fabric to create an essential tool for your kit. Worn as either a first or second layer, its guaranteed to keep you comfortable and odor-free all season long.

The Kiln Midweight 250 Merino-X fabric utilizes ultrafine, 18.5 micron merino wool in a high loft, interlock knit to create styles that surpass expectations in the broadest range of temperature and weather conditions. Blending a small component of spandex into this knit, these lofted interlock pieces can withstand extended hunts in the field, regardless of the season.

The Kiln midweight 250 Merino-X is also available in a men's crew and hoody.

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Men's Kiln Quarter Zip Details

Layering Position

  • Midlayer


  • True to size: Purchase your normal size to wear over or under other layers
  • 18.5 micron, superfine merino wool
  • 95% merino / 5% spandex
  • Interlock knit for high loft insulation and moisture management
  • Quarter zip neck for strategic ventilation
  • Modified raglan sleeve moves seams out from under backpack shoulder straps
  • Flatlock seams for next-to-skin comfort
  • Machine wash, line dry

How It's Built

  • Material: Merino-X
  • Cut: Second Layer
  • Primary Uses:
    • Spot & Stalk
    • Tree Stand
    • Waterfowl
    • Upland
    • Fishing
  • Material Weight: 250 Midweight
  • Weight: 13oz.

Where to Use

  • Temperature Range:
    • 20F - 45F
    • 45F - 60F
    • 60F - 80F

Customer Reviews

Based on 42 reviews
Product Size: L
Height: 5’-10”
Weight: 185
Location: Skiing, hunting
Primary Use: Layering system

The kiln quarter zip is a great layering piece for any hunting or skiing system. The thumb holes keeps the quarter zip at your hands and keep the materials from bunching up. I have had the kiln quarter zip for 2 season used approximately 50 days a year. No rips or tears in the material from excess use.

Product Size: M
Height: 6’-0”
Weight: 185
Fit Comments: Love the flexible form fit
Location: Intermountain West
Primary Use: Big game hunting
Kiln Quaeter ZIP

I recently purchased this piece for my Utah rifle deer hunt. This top worked flawless and kept me as comfortable as any piece of clothing I own. First Lites merino is the best I’ve ever worn and their tops are soft and feel great on the skin, but are also tough and they need to be for how I hunt. I can’t say enough about how much I like this piece

Product Size: XXL
Height: 6’8”
Weight: 255
Fit Comments: Sleeve length is perfect
Location: Colorado
Primary Use: Elk, mule deer, waterfowl, hiking, rafting,..
Perfect layer

It’s warm, it’s soft, and it fits great. This might be my favorite layer. I have 3 of them. They don’t itch and they don’t hold stink after a hunt the way synthetic layers do. I can’t recommend the kiln layers enough. I mostly wear them next to skin but sometimes as a mid layer if it is really cold.

Product Size: XL
Height: 6'2
Weight: 240
Primary Use: Treestand/spot and stalk
I LOVE this piece.

This shirt is the BOMB. I wear it has a next to skin base layer in temps as high as 60-65 and well down in the teens. It breathes great, drys quickly and most importantly keeps my body temp comfortable.

Product Size: XL
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 205
Fit Comments: Fits snug over a base layer
Location: AZ & CO
Primary Use: Hunting/Backpacking
Perfect Mid-Layer!

I bought this as a mid-layer between my Wick Hoody and Puffy Jacket, and it couldn't be more perfect for the task! The quarter-zip makes it easy to pull on and off over other layers, and the fit is just the right amount of snug to hold in the body heat. For early season hunting, I didn't wear it too much until the nighttime temps dipped into the low 30s, and then it became a lifesaver inside my sleeping bag. Same quality merino you expect from First Lite, and didn't smell at all after a week in the backcountry.