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Women's Kiln Hoody
Women's Kiln Hoody
Women's Kiln Hoody
Women's Kiln Hoody
Women's Kiln Hoody
Women's Kiln Hoody
Women's Kiln Hoody
Women's Kiln Hoody
Women's Kiln Hoody
Women's Kiln Hoody
Women's Kiln Hoody
Women's Kiln Hoody
Women's Kiln Hoody
Women's Kiln Hoody
Women's Kiln Hoody
Women's Kiln Hoody

Women's Kiln Hoody

Midweight 250 Merino-X

$125.00 USD $106.25 USD

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The Women's Kiln Hoody is our do-it-all top for the serious female hunter. The successor to our best-selling Artemis, this piece is constructed of Midweight 250 Merino-X fabric for improved fit and durability. Perhaps the most versatile baselayer component within the First Lite layering system, the Women's Kiln Hoody simply cannot be beaten as a do-it-all top for any outdoor enthusiast. With its 250 gram Merino-X fabric, this piece can be either your first or second layer and will keep you comfortable and odor-free from September through May.

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Women's Kiln Hoody Details

Layering Position

  • 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
    • Waterfowl
    • Upland
    • Fishing
  • Material Weight: 250 Midweight

Where to Use

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

Customer Reviews

Based on 50 reviews
Will Griffith
Product Size: L
Height: 5-9
Weight: Not sure she wouldn’t tell me
Waist Size: 30
Inseam Length: 30

I got this one for my wife and she loves it she wears it everywhere. Fit was perfect to sizing chart specs would recommend either men’s or women’s kiln hoody

Michelle Smith
Product Size: S
Height: 5'3"
Weight: 1 15
Waist Size: 2 7"
Inseam Length: 30"
Location: Land and sea
Primary Use: Archery, muzzleloader, rifle. Deer, bear, turkey, upland, fishing....

Just received the Kiln hoody! So happy I decided to purchase this, I'd been mulling it over for a while. Went out last night to try it out, cool temps , wind and rain and I was nice and comfortable. Used it as my primary layer and it was perfect, not too thick or thin. The hood is comfortable, not too snug and stays in place. Looking forward to really putting it to the test! This will be perfect as a primary top of base layer for everything!

Bethany Ford
Product Size: M
Height: 5'5"
Weight: 145
Waist Size: 28
Inseam Length: 31
Draw Length: 25
Location: Pennsylvania
Primary Use: Archery
Love this top!

I wore this for elk archery in Idaho at the beginning of September. It was unusually hot, but this top still worked for me! Wool is the best- it keeps you warm AND it keeps you cool. I'm an athletic 5'5" 145# and the medium fits well, a small would have fit, also.

Becky Koski
Product Size: M
Height: 5’6”
Weight: 130
Waist Size: 27
Inseam Length: 32
Draw Length: 27
Location: CO
Primary Use: Hunting
Thank you Firstlite for making quality ladie’s gear!

I am new to the hunting world and have been overwhelmed with all the options out there. But look no further, I have seen the “lite”. This is high quality wool and fits so well! Does not smell and was perfect in the 60 degree weather while traipsing around in the woods. I would typically order a small but based on other reviews I went with a medium. It’s very comfortable and I could wear it over another base layer when it gets colder. I may order another one and use it as my base layer and in that case would go with a small.

Dana Keller
Product Size: M
Height: 5’ 8”
Weight: 139
Waist Size: 28
Inseam Length: 34
Location: WI, Canada, Idaho, Missouri, Nebraska
Primary Use: Whitetails, turkeys, elk, bears
By far—the best base layer!

This hoodie is exceptional! It is wicking and great not only for early season whitetails and spring turkey but as a base layer in the mountains hunting elk and in Canada hunting bears!

I love the fit and the hoodie is great since I wear a baseball cap all the time.

Aurora Anderson
Product Size: L
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 170
Waist Size: L
Inseam Length: normal
Location: OR, WA
Primary Use: hunting, camping, hiking
Made all the difference in sh*tty weather

I got this right before elk rifle season last fall, and wore it with my new Aurora Puffy jacket. With this layer between my baselayer and the jacket I didn't ever get cold, even when soaked through in an all-day downpour and pretty heavy winds in the afternoon. I love how the hood is like a balaclava when you zip it all the way up or is just a nice high-neck sweater if you leave the hood down. Super small packed down and I take it with me on pretty much all trips now just in case I want it.

Product Size: M
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 167
Waist Size: 32
Inseam Length: 31
Draw Length: 28.5
Location: WY
Primary Use: Hunting/hiking
Comfy and durable

I love these tops. So comfortable to wear and perfect weight for fall, winter, and spring use.

Golden Vansant
Product Size: L
Height: 5’9”
Weight: 125
Waist Size: 28
Inseam Length: 34
Location: Camping or around the house when it’s cold
Primary Use: A warm base layer
Warm and Comfy

This piece regulates body temperature very well. I am warm when I need to be, but not sweaty when I exert myself. Runs small if you think you’d like a layer under. I normally get a small/4 but I ended up liking the fit of the large best. It’s not baggy, but smaller sizes were too snug. Length is ample for my long monkey arms!

Product Size: M
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 125
Waist Size: 29
Inseam Length: 30
Exceeded Expectations

The Kiln Hoody was the solution to my main dilemma for over 30 years hunting, backpacking and fishing in the back country. I tend to run cold as a rule but sweat easily with exertion when climbing hills and mountains. Even with the best dry-fit sport bra and my usual dry fit base layer I would be cold and wet while stopped during my hunts. I wore my Kiln hoody for the first time opening weekend in Montana this year when it was -10 below leaving the truck. I had my usual sweat going up the mountain and over the next hour and half sitting in the frigid temperatures I was toasty warm. The Kiln hoody wicked away the moisture and while my bra was slightly damp, the merino wool provided a comfortable base warmth. I wore the hoody 6 days in a row without washing and no odor detected. I have since washed it per instructions and am looking forward to wearing it on my next hunt. The fit was spot on, I am 5'6", 125 and ordered a medium so it was snug but not skin tight. I am delighted with my new base layer!

Product Size: M
Height: 5'2"
Weight: 140
Waist Size: 30
Inseam Length: 28
Location: Western Montana
Primary Use: Hunting
Hot hot

Love this base layer. It keeps me so warm and it's so soft, not itchy like other wool. I wear this base layer with a normal tanktop under. I have worn this in 50 degree sunny days to stormy negative temperatures. I'm always comfortable because it adapts to my body by keeping heat in or being breathable when I'm too hot. I've also worn this for a week straight without it smelling horrible. This should be a staple in your closet.