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
- Temperature Range:
- 20F - 45F
- 45F - 60F
- 60F - 80F
- Above 80F
I have used these pants over the last few weeks to hike and hunt small game over lots of miles. Weather from 20 to 60 degrees and they have performed great. Will definitely be adding more first lite gear ASAP!!!
Let me first say I do love these pants! I really think they could be the best hunting pant on the market. My only complaint is they are not that durable. After 8 days of wearing them in 2019 I wore 2 holes in the crotch area and another hole in the knee. Only 8 days and not all in a row, spread out through the year . For almost $200 I would expect a little more. I wish they would reinforce these areas, or make the corrugate pant more quite.
First off I'm 5'9" 180 and no chubbie. I ordered medium based on comments here and sent them back for large since they were a bit snug in the waist. Other than feeling like that snugness would get on my nerves especially with a base layer, the mediums were perfect. The large ones aren't a bad fit either, so dont let that bother you. On performance, I haven't put them through the ringer, but they seem more durable than some of the other comments suggested. Holy crap they are comfortable. I wear them around the house. They are thinner than I anticipated, but are warm or cool when you need it. It's like witch craft. Couple them with a base layer and I've found them to be good down to freezing on a calm day in the stand. Windy conditions make it a different ball game though. Overall I'm happy with them and look forward to Turkey season in the spring. Hope my long winded review helps you, but with the cost ($$$$) it called for more than a couple lines of thought.
I purchased these pants in August for the upcoming season. I waited to write a review to give an accurate assessment on the pants. Bottom line up front is they are a great pair of pants. I have used them from early season whitetail in Oklahoma to chasing mule deer, Javelina and oryx in the high desert mountains of New Mexico. They have kept me cool and dry in 80 degrees and warm all the way down to the 20s when active. These pants are as versatile as the advertised. I highly recommend for anyone wanting a pant that will fit a wide range of hunting.
This pants fit well, and they're so comfortable that sometimes you can even forget that you're wearing pants. When it's hot, the Obsidian pants keep you cool. When it's cold, these babys will keep you warm. They flex and stretch in all of the right places. There's only one problem: they're super delicate. I wore mine for an elk hunt in SW Oklahoma (yes, Oklahoma). Though I shot a bull of a lifetime, my brand new Obsidian pants tore while I was sitting on a rock, and I had to spend about half of a day with a giant whole on my backside.