Women's Kiln Hoody – First Lite Performance Hunting
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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
Women's Kiln Hoody

Women's Kiln Hoody

Midweight 250 Merino-X

$125.00 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 base layer component within the First Lite layering system, the Women's Kiln Hoody simply cannot be beat 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 22 reviews
Product Size: L
Height: 5’6”
Weight: 165
Location: Northeast PA and Eastern Panhandle of WV
Primary Use: Hunting, fishing, working around the house and around town.
Love it!

My husband has been wearing First Lite for the last year and I decided to try it for myself. I am not disappointed. My usual size of medium fit snug but comfortable though I chose a large to allow for wear as a base layer and a single layer around the house and on errands without being too snug. It is warm without making me sweat and is very soft. The hood fits well and actually covers my head and stays on unlike other hoods. The thumb holes are an added bonus. I highly recommend the Kiln Hoodie.

Product Size: XL
Height: 5'2'
Weight: 170
Fit Comments: Wayyyy too small
Primary Use: upland and deer hunting
Nice quality, terrible fit

I bought this hoodie to go mule deer hunting in Idaho. I am normally a size L in shirts and sweats, but I got an XL so I could fit layers under it. When I tried it on.... it fits like an XS. BUT it does stretch out a little and is very warm and soft. It was perfect for those sunny, chilly days to hike around in. I would give it a 5/5 if it didn't fit so small. Love the snug hood though and the thumb holes- great designs.

Product Size: S
Height: 5'3"
Weight: 120
Fit Comments: Seems a little small
Location: All the time
Primary Use: Baselayer for any conditions
Great purposeful piece

The kiln hoodie is a bread and butter piece that you can realistically wear year round. The zipper and hood allows for quick temperature regulation in earlier season hunts when the temps and conditions change frequently. I found that it ran smaller than I would personally like. I usually get smalls in everything but I think I would prefer a medium in this.

Product Size: M
Height: 5'4
Weight: 120
Fit Comments: Happy I went for size M, although according to the size chart S would be my size.
Location: All over the Rocky Mountains
Primary Use: Hiking, skiing, outdoors, camping, hunting, anything outside where I need some wool.
Fantastic merino product

In the winter I live in wool base layers since I work outside in cold conditions. I've owned merino base layers from all the top brands and I have to say I am very impressed and happy with the First Lite merino base layers I've bought. The material is excellent and the design is great. I love the long sleeves and thumb loops. As for size, the M fits me well, not too tight. I'm very happy I decided to give First Lite a try and will be back for more!

Product Size: M
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 150
Fit Comments: Great fit but the hood is a little snug
Location: Idaho (PNW)
Primary Use: Hunting (spot and stalk // little sitting)
Best Base Layer I've Ever Owned!

Okay, I will admit when I received my Kiln hoody top and bottoms I was a little iffy on how warm it was actually going to keep me in the low N. Idaho temps. I WAS IMPRESSED! I absolutely love my kiln set. Over the last handful of hunts I have found myself hiking in my kiln top and wishing I could take off my catalyst pants and hike in my base layers alone. My last hunt was in 20 degree weather with a windchill in the mid-teens and the kiln base layer did great at regulating my body temp. On one hunt I made the mistake of pairing my Kiln top with an old poly-pro base layer... I was more than warm but that decision also prevented the merino wool from doing its job properly and I ended up sweaty and my next to skin layer (kiln hoody) was drenched in sweat. The base layers did far beyond what my expectations. I currently have the Women's Fuse Crew enroute to add to my layering system.
As far as the fit... the kiln fit perfect in all the right places. It is thin so you don't feel like Ralphie from A Christmas Story. Just as another review mentioned, the seems are in the right places so there isn't any uncomfortable scratching and the material is super soft. Best of all, caring for the garment is super easy and dries incredibly fast (hang-dry).