Women's Obsidian Pant
RIPSTOP MERINO AND STRETCH NYLON
Women's Obsidian Pant 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
- 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
- Primary Uses:
- Spot & Stalk
- Tree Stand
- Weight: 18oz.
Where to Use
- Temperature Range:
- 20F - 45F
- 45F - 60F
- 60F - 80F
- Above 80F
Finally! A pant I can wear! And not a stitch of pink in sight! Real belt loops for a functional belt! Why is it so hard for all the other companies to realize we need women’s clothes that fit, and why would I want to suffer in sub par gear while my husband is toasty and mobile? ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
My husband has the men’s version and loves them so when these were back in stock I bought a pair right away. I’m not surprised how much I love mine too. Tested these pants out at Chitina, AK for salmon dip netting. They kept me warm when I was cold and cool when I was hot. They dry extremely fast too. There are several pockets deep enough that you’re stuff doesn’t fall out, there are two small zipper pockets as well. There are no back pockets which I am ok with. These do not come with suspenders as advertised in the video but customer service was great and said they will be mailing me a pair for the confusion. They fit me well loosely, if you like tight pants these are not it. I prefer to have some space for layering. I live in Alaska and am going to school for wildlife biology. Can’t wait to keep testing them out. They are one of the most comfortable pants I’ve worn for outdoorsy stuff and worth the $170.
I bought these in Conifer with upland hunting, wade fishing, mushroom hunting, and all around hiking in mind. My expectations were low since my Alturas pants that I'd bought for big game hunting (purchased more than four years ago, so I'm sure they've been updated since) were so disappointing (loud material, loud zippers, short waisted, and stretched out dramatically when wet and were falling off underneath my pack). The Obsidian has exceeded my expectations by a lot. They are indeed "dang near silent". They are just the right material to comfortably ford a river or stream, stay warm when wet, and dry out quickly (yahoo to marino). They are far more durable than my previous First Lite pants, and will endure rock scrapes and puppy claws. I like the pocket articulation specifically made to hold my knife in place, and a slip in pocket that's wide and roomy enough to get my phone into without hindering walking. Being that I'm Quadzilla, often times putting a phone in my pocket means the pants are then too tight to comfortably walk in. I'm extremely short legged, and this inseam is perfect for me, so I'm positive taller gals will be annoyed. The Obsidian is comfy enough to keep on under puffy pants or a rain shell. The part I love more than anything is they are roomy enough to accommodate my bubble ass with extra room to squat, but are tapered and small in the waist so I'm not cinching in material and modifying at the sewing machine. I wear a size 0 in Patagonia for reference; the First Lite size chart shows an XS as a 2.
I wore these through an entire archery elk and deer season here in Wyoming. They are dang near silent, resilient, and quick drying. Easily one of my favorite pieces of gear from First Lite.