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Obsidian Merino Pants
Ripstop Merino and Stretch Nylon

Silent, odor resistant, and comfortable from 100 degrees into late season, the Obsidian merino pant takes the torch from the best-selling Kanab 2.0 pant with the fit being based off our hugely popular Corrugate Guide Pant. The Obsidian's ergonomic design and proprietary, stretch merino/nylon fabric work in conjunction to move and flex with the body and provide maximum durability all while preserving the qualities you love about Merino. Reinforced with rip-stop nylon, this woven merino pant has no UV signature or shine and fends off odor-causing bacteria better than any synthetic. Stretch nylon panels also enhance range of motion and provide durability and support in high stress areas. The Obsidian pant is equipped with detachable suspenders for a superior fit with pack or harness and can be used with other First Lite pants. This piece is machine washable and will dry quickly over a branch or on a line. These features make the Obsidian a superior choice for a wide range of stationary and active hunting applications.




$180.00
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Product Details

Layering Position

  • - Next to Skin
    • Features

    • - True to Size: Purchase your normal size to wear over or under other layers
    • - Durable 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
    • Cut Athletic
      System Position Midlayer
      Material 90% Merino Wool, 10% Nylon
      Actual Product Weight Size MD 22 oz.
      Primary Usage Spot & Stalk, Tree Stand, Upland, Fishing

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Reviews

4.6
of 5
373 Reviews
Fit
Runs Small
Perfect
Runs Large
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Poor Performance, Poor Quality 9/17/2018

Spent the $180 plus shipping, wore them twice during early season and they tore down the embroidered logo on the leg. No repair policy, not covered under warranty, better to go with Sitka or Kuiu if you are going to spend the money.

Nickname: Katie
Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
Weight: 160lbs - 170lbs
Size: M
Location: Wyoming
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Love this pants 9/14/2018

Used these pants for an archery bull elk hunt in September and loved them they fit me great and are warm in the early mornings but cool in the afternoons during the heat.

Nickname: Joshua
Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
Weight: 170lbs - 180lbs
Size: M
Location: Nevada
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Excellent 9/13/2018

Super great in a wide range of temperatures.

Nickname: Hamp
Size: L
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Early Wisconsin Bow Season Necessity 9/13/2018

In Wisconsin we are still dealing with muggy heat early on in bowseason. These pants serve a perfect use from beginning of bow season in September up until gun season in November. They are a little thin for late season wisconsin but with base layers you might be able to get by with temps above 30.

Love the suspenders.

Also I am 6 foot even, 220 pounds(beer belly weight mostly) and the Large size fits perfect. I also have roughly a 32" inseam and the pants are perfectly long enough to cover my boots but not too baggy where they snag on everything.
They nailed every aspect of this pant. The camo also blends in quite nicely with the woods my hunting land resides on too.

Nickname: James
Height: 6' - 6'2"
Weight: 210lbs - 220lbs
Size: L
Location: Wisconsin
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Obsidian Merino Pants 9/13/2018

I bought these pants just before archery season and have hunted everyday in them. Shot my first bull in these pants! These pants are comfortable, breathable, warm and at the same time cool enough to wear in early season. And talk about quiet, these things are silent. They definitely live up to the hype. I'd highly recommend these pants to anyone.


How it fits
I ordered these pants in MT fit, due to my height and wanting the pants to fit a little long. The MT fit is a bit big for me as I'm a pretty skinny guy but the length is perfect!

Nickname: Sam
Height: 6' - 6'2"
Weight: 160lbs - 170lbs
Size: MT
Location: Colorado
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Awesome pants!! 9/10/2018

I just got back from a 6 day archer Elk hunt in CO. Being early in the season, and still very warm during the day These worked out perfect!! Extremely comfortable, cool and tough!! HIGHLY RECCOMEND!!!


How it fits
Perfect!!!

Nickname: Bill from Wisconsin
Height: 5'6" - 5'8"
Weight: 190lbs - 200lbs
Size: M
Location: Colorado
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Great pants! 9/10/2018

Wore this pant just recently on a 4 day hunting trip off the coats of California and I must say I do love these pants. I only have one issue with them and the is if not wearing gaiters you will feel every thing that wants to poke you and just about everything wants to stick to them. Paired with gaiters these are awesome pants that will not let you down unless you snag something. Breathable, lightweight, and super comfortable.


How it fits
fit was great no issues and I am a believer in suspenders probably the best feature of the pant. I have the suspenders on the guide pant as well I hate wearing a belt unless I really need to.

Nickname: Errol
Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
Weight: 210lbs - 220lbs
Size: XL
Location: California
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Great hot weather pant 9/8/2018

Have been wearing these pants for field work in Nevada for around a month and a half now and I will be ordering more for future field work and hunting. They are super comfortable and soft, not to mention they are the quietest pant I have ever owned. Also I have worn them for about 14 days straight while walking 2-10 miles a day in 90 degree+ heat before I felt like they needed to be washed. I like the ability to cinch the pant cuff around the ankles. They have been worn in temperatures up to 107 degrees while hiking, and I am yet to overheat. I don't see how the previous guy thinks they are too thin, I have been using them hard through sagebrush country and they only have 1 hole which came from crossing a barbwire fence. That particular instance was just an error in judgement by myself. Personally I do not understand the button and strap to convert them into shorts or the small pocked on the inner thigh of the left side. If they eliminated those two things and made them less baggy, they would be 110/100.


How it fits
Definitely baggy, would love to see a fit similar to the Corrugates.

Nickname: Colton
Height: 5'2" - 5'4"
Weight: 150lbs - 160lbs
Size: S
Location: New Mexico
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Pretty Awesome 9/8/2018

Nice pants, breathable, comfy, and quiet. HOWEVER, first day out, I knicked a small shrub and tore a small hole in the knee area. Can’t say much more about durability. Hunting in Eastern Utah.


How it fits
Great fit. 28” waist.

Nickname: Daelen Serawop
Height: 5'4" - 5'6"
Weight: 120lbs - 130lbs
Size: S
Location: Utah
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Way too fragile for tough country. 9/8/2018

Got these for an Idaho backcountry hunt (just a few miles from FL HQ), three days in I dropped into a canyon after a bull and brushed a branch on the way down. A tiny knob caught and ripped a 6” hole above my knee, I barely even felt any resistance. So much for rip stop merino. I was pretty disappointed as they regulated body temp extremely well, but I can’t recommend them after that showing. Fortunately I had a cheap pair of C4 pants to get me through the rest of the trip, they worked great.


How it fits
Fit was great.

Nickname: Thefisherman83
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 240lbs - 250lbs
Size: XL
Location: Idaho
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Best pant I’ve ever hated... 9/4/2018

These pants... Let’s start with the good. Holy comfortable. Seriously the most comfortable pants when you’re just hanging out around camp. They’re light, they’re breathable, they’re incredibly warm, yet incredibly cool. Their ability to regulate temperature is insane. I went on a 3 day elk hunting trip and the temps ranged from 25-76 and my legs were perfect the whole time. No longjons or anything, just the pants as my sole layer. They’re also crazy quiet. Staying silent is so much easier with these pants.
The bad...
I have two complaints, and it’s frustrating because if I just want to love these pants because they’re so amazing in the ways I listed above. But they’re paper thin. I’m not hard on my gear at all and I have two holes in these pants from a 3 day trip... At $180 they should be able to withstand 3 days of hunting! The other complaint is that the material grabs EVERYTHING. Leaves, pine needles, grass, twigs, burrs, EVERYTHING. I spent every break picking the junk out of the pants. They’re so thin that all the stuff the pants gather up sticks though and scratches your legs, which makes the pants insanely uncomfortable when you’re hiking. I want to love them. They’re so above and beyond amazing in the areas they’re good at, but the downfalls I durability just make it not worth it. They’re going back and there’s just no way I could recommend them to anyone. Frustrating.


How it fits
Like others have said, they’re baggy. Which is probably a good thing because all the burrs and crap that gets stuck to the pants won’t destroy your legs.

Nickname: Matt
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 180lbs - 190lbs
Size: MT
Location: Idaho
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
quality and comfrotable 9/3/2018

I was a Marine Infantry man and I hold a very high standard to my gear. Being caught in bad weather or long duration with crappy gear ruins your life. So these little angles keep the nether region dry and not stinky, no swamp butt. Light weight, durable, breathable, smell resistant, what else could you want. It feels like hunting PJ"s, "Feels good man". I used them both in long ruck situations and still hunting. These pants fit the bill.

If you ever had to wear government issues hot trash then you will appreciate what capitalism has to offer here, quality fricking pants. Much better than the governments lowest bidder, I guarantee it.


How it fits
I am tall as hell and not to wide, so these fit great in the tall version.

Nickname: Adam
Height: 6'2" - 6'4"
Weight: 240lbs - 250lbs
Size: XT
Location: South Carolina
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
BIG fan of these pants 9/2/2018

I've used these pants for only 5 early season days thus far, but they are awesome. They are comfortable in the heat of the day, and when it cools off they still keep me warm. The merino doesn't stink after hard use, and they seem to be resistant to wear and tear. I'll update at the end of the season, but I think I'll only like them even more by then!


How it fits
Fit is right on...

Nickname: Eddie
Height: 6' - 6'2"
Weight: 160lbs - 170lbs
Size: MT
Location: Colorado
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Best all around pant 9/2/2018

These are the best pants I’ve purchased. They keep me warm in the mornings and cool in the afternoon for my high plains hunts definitely recommend them for every type of use

Nickname: Keith
Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
Weight: 160lbs - 170lbs
Size: M
Location: Colorado
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
My number one go to pants for elk 9/1/2018

I’ve used Sitka and Browning clothing, but the Osidian pants are by far the best pants I’ve had. I chase elk from September to December and these are my go to pants until it is too cold.


How it fits
Sizing is perfect for me.

Nickname: Paul
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 200lbs - 210lbs
Size: L
Location: Montana
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Solid hunting pants 9/1/2018

I've used these pants on two hunts - South Texas for wild pigs and Matachewan, Ontario for black bear. Somehow these merino pants don't overheat you when it's warm and insulate well when it's cool. In both cases, I wore the pants with no base layer. The pants are very comfortable and hold up well against snags. I appreciate the quality of the material and pocket placement.

Nickname: Jason
Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
Weight: 180lbs - 190lbs
Size: L
Location: Tennessee
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
All season pant! 8/31/2018

Use these for the update NY woods, from 60 degrees in October to 20 degrees in December these pants just work!!!! Worth the money hands down !

Nickname: Matt
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Ok pants 8/31/2018

So, took them elk hunting in Utah. First day the button on the side we’re catching everything had to cut those off. They were a little to big on waist. The pants breath perfect and was never hot in them. On cold days they kept me warm hot days they breathe easily. They did get a little torn up from 11 days on the mountain but I am hard on my gear and stand by a good product which these pants are I just bought the other corrugate pants that I seem will hold up a lot better for my I do. If you are hitting blow downs and tuff brush these pants are going to get caught on stuff not going to rip but will get caught they are a little baggy. All in all good product just not for hard core brush


How it fits
Waist does stretch so if you are close to the top of the size don’t worry get that one don’t go a size up

Nickname: Christopher
Height: 6'8" - 6'10"
Weight: 220lbs - 230lbs
Size: XT
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
They fit great!! 8/31/2018

I’m short and fat so I was nervous to order pants online but they at perfect!!

Nickname: Chris
Height: 5'6" - 5'8"
Weight: 280lbs - 290lbs
Size: XXL
Location: Oregon
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Amazing Pant with Great Utility 8/31/2018

I used these pants for rifle elk and rifle deer hunts. I was able to layer with my allegheny 230's in mid to late October and remain comfortable throughout the hunts. I loved the many pockets on this pant. They are well thought-out and placed in order to allow me to stow all my useful gear within arms reach when not wearing my pack or a top with pockets. the Merino wool allows them to regulate heat well and remain silent. I also loved the ability to use suspenders. I found that this helped secure them when loaded up without causing any pinching or pressure spots with my pack and waist belt. I also found it nice to have the ability to roll the pant leg up and secure it for the long, heavy hikes back to the truck. I will be looking to pick up another pair for wearing around town due to the extreme comfort I experienced during the hunts.


How it fits
Fit was spot on. Fit great over base layers.

Nickname: Justin
Height: 5'4" - 5'6"
Weight: 120lbs - 130lbs
Size: S
Location: Utah
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Cannot live without 8/31/2018

Merino wool, articulated knees, suspenders, little stretch in the waste, very comfortable. Do I need to say anymore! Primarily use these pants in the late back country hunts. From cold mornings to hot afternoons it will accommodate. The only downside is not the pant style or the manufacturer, its the nature of merino wool. Because of the soft fabric it does wear fast. To get the most life out of your pant you must delicate wash (or hand wash) and hang dry. Although, First Lite uses a rip stop pattern which is a life saver. I love these pants.


How it fits
The nature of wool will stretch a little. After the initial wash and a few hours of hiking they will grow a little.

Nickname: Big CHIEF Hunting Co.
Height: 6' - 6'2"
Weight: 210lbs - 220lbs
Size: XL
Location: Utah
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
If I could give them 6 stars I would 8/31/2018

These pants are incredible. The fit is awesome and they are super quiet. They material has a little stretch/give and move well with you as you are climbing a tree or hiking. They are great in warm weather keeping you cool and I layer under them with warm merino LJ's and I am good to go down to about 25 degrees even when sitting in a treestand

Nickname: Jeff
Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
Weight: 210lbs - 220lbs
Size: L
Location: Tennessee
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Obsidian Pants 8/30/2018

Solid pants for use in South Texas brush country as well as on my buddys farm in Missouri at -5 degree's. (with solid layering). Really comfortable in the Texas heat as it does well to wick moisture away from your skin.


How it fits
I usually get my pants one waist size larger than normal for layering in colder temps.

Nickname: pesurf
Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
Weight: 190lbs - 200lbs
Size: XL
Location: Texas
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Amazing Pants 8/30/2018

These are quite simply the best hunting pants I've ever owned. Super comfortable whether it is freezing cold or furnace hot. It was 106 degrees two weeks ago on an early season hunt and I was amazed at how cool I felt in these pants. They have pockets in all the right places, lots of little features you never knew you needed, and are crafted with a superb attention to detail. Buy these pants and you'll never regret it.


How it fits
Great fit

Nickname: Louis
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 220lbs - 230lbs
Size: XL
Location: California
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Extremely Comfortable 8/30/2018

been buying hunting clothes for years and have never been so happy with a purchase. These pants are light, quiet, comfortable and have pockets in all the right spots. Keep it up guys!

Nickname: matt
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 170lbs - 180lbs
Size: M
Location: Alberta
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Love these pants 8/30/2018

As the title states, I love these pants. I have worn them in temps from 100+ down to 20's with base layers and they don't disappoint. Completely silent, comfortable, breathable, and odor resistant, What more could you want? Yes they are fairly prone to ripping, but the ripstop helps tremendously and the addition to nylon in key areas has helped dramatically over the old style to prevent rips. The button near the knee can be annoying at first but you get used to in and if not, just cut it off.

Nickname: Clayton
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Favorite Camie Pants 8/30/2018

These pants are great. They fit true to size. Early season whitetail and antelope they work well alone. When they are matched with the 230 gram base layer they will carry you down into the 30s. They are quite on the stalk and dry well. I didn't care for the roll up buttons near the knee being metal. They clack on other metal gear and treestand ladders and can be noisy.


How it fits
Fit to size chart

Nickname: Cole
Height: 6'2" - 6'4"
Weight: 180lbs - 190lbs
Size: L
Location: Minnesota
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Amazing 8/30/2018

These are the fourth addition to my first lite collection. I own the shama, Klamath, brimmed beanie and now these. They fit amazing and seem durable enough for about anything you can throw at them. Headed out to western Nebraska to mule deer hunt and these pants will be the first in my bag. First lite hasn’t let me down yet.


How it fits
The fit goes right along with the clothes size I wear.

Nickname: Nebraska hunter
Height: 5'6" - 5'8"
Weight: 160lbs - 170lbs
Size: M
Location: Nebraska
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Pants 8/30/2018

What do you look for in pants- these cover it.

Nickname: Aaron
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 170lbs - 180lbs
Size: L
Location: Iowa
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Nice upgrade from the Kanab 8/30/2018

These are great hunting pants. Merino is the only way to go. Lightweight and very durable. Keeps you warm when you need it, while at the same time allows your legs to breath while you're on the move. I like how they changed the buttons near the knees for rolling up the pant legs. The old style would push into your leg and hurt while kneeling down, so much so I cut them off after a couple days in the field. The new style eliminates that problem.

Nickname: John
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 260lbs - 270lbs
Size: XXL
Location: Alaska
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
All I can say is wow 8/30/2018

Just got my new gear today and I am blown away with the quality, feel, fit of everything. The fit is perfect xl tops, lg bottoms. I haven’t used in the woods yet but had them on yesterday and it was hot here NH they really made me feel more comfortable. Can’t wait to use this year. I will be ordering more


How it fits
I was worried about the length and customer service were great he told me the LT would fit perfect. I am 6’4 and they are fantastic!

Nickname: Jim
Height: 6'2" - 6'4"
Weight: 190lbs - 200lbs
Size: LT
Location: New Hampshire
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Great pants. Be prepared to purchase multiple pairs 8/30/2018

These are my favorite hunting pants. The plus side of merino is it dries quickly even in non-ideal situations and it keeps you warm during the process. The downside is that the material is possibly the least durable fabric know to man after silk... I’ve had to buy a new pair every elk season.

Nickname: Maxwell
Height: 6'4" - 6'6"
Weight: 220lbs - 230lbs
Size: LT
Location: Oregon
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Super warm weather pants 8/30/2018

Really looking forward to opening day

Nickname: Jim
Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
Weight: 170lbs - 180lbs
Size: L
Location: Indiana
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Great fit. Really nice fabric 8/30/2018

First purchase. Very pleased

Nickname: Jim
Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
Weight: 170lbs - 180lbs
Size: L
Location: Indiana
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Awesome! 8/30/2018

Have worn these pants for tree-stand hunting from early season in to mid-November in Ohio. You definitely need a base-layer once the temp dips below 60 (especially with the wind) but they are durable and do not have any odor. Also very comfortable with lots of pockets.

Once temps get below 50 I didn't find these to be warm enough. Would love if they were just a bit heavier.

Nickname: krouser
Height: 6' - 6'2"
Weight: 170lbs - 180lbs
Size: M
Location: Ohio
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
A little pricey for sure, but a great quiet pant. 8/30/2018

You get what you pay for. I don't think there is a more quiet and breathable pant on the market. If there is I haven't found it. These are great for early season hunts in CO.


How it fits
Fit was good.

Nickname: ACruz
Height: 5'6" - 5'8"
Weight: 200lbs - 210lbs
Size: L
Location: Colorado
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Feature Rich Pants 8/30/2018

These pants are just plain cool. The first thing I noticed was the pockets are placed perfectly and there are so many features from the ability to cinch down the cuffs or roll up and turn them into shorts for crossing water, plenty of pockets yet still streamlined. I am new to this merino wool but you can just tell these pants will work in all kinds of weather even when its flat out hot. Camo colors are awesome. Keep up the good work!


How it fits
I am 6'1'' and normally wear a 32 inch inseam the XL is slightly longer then I'd like in the legs but not by much.

Nickname: Harold
Height: 6' - 6'2"
Weight: 250lbs - 260lbs
Size: XL
Location: Kansas
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Length true to fit, waist and crotch a bit baggy, great ventilation, great protection 8/30/2018

Very impressed with the robustness of the fabric given how well it breathes. We did a lot of bushwacking during some spotting trips and the pants held up great in some very tough desert brush. Eventually I got a tiny hole in the knee, but I was shocked how well they held up.

The fabric is very quiet, and they are comfortable (honestly like pajama pants).

One thing I found funny is that the side pockets put the zipper pocket outside the open pocket, so if you arent looking and you are trying to stash/receive things from the zipper pocket, you end up reaching into the open pocket. I think it would be better to put the zip pocket on the inside (toward leg) and the open pocket outside of that.

The pockets are great, plenty of room and the zippers are robust.

If you stalk/scout in hot weather, these are a terrific option. Great protection but very cool.


How it fits
I think being 6'3" I could have gone with the LT, but the ankles only ride up on these when i am crouched.

The crotch and butt area seem kind of baggy for the waist and length size. A bit "hammer-pantsy", but they are super comfy.

My waist is a 33" or 34" and the L is very slightly baggy but fine with a belt or suspenders.

Overall, I thought these were awesome.

Nickname: Ben
Height: 6'2" - 6'4"
Weight: 190lbs - 200lbs
Size: L
Location: California
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Freaking Awesomeness 8/30/2018

This pant just rocks! Had the Obsidian on in 95 degrees all the way down to 15 degrees. If your layers are in order for the weather your good to go. Wish there was a little knee protection but it’s thin enough that strapping on knee pads doesn’t feel bunched up.


How it fits
The pant rides a little high but I like that because it makes crossing fences that much easier. I think this also helps cut down on leg chafing on hot long hike days.

Nickname: Nick406
Height: 6' - 6'2"
Weight: 200lbs - 210lbs
Size: L
Location: Montana
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Love these pants 8/30/2018

These are my go-to pants when hunting. Early season archery, mid season rifle, late season, doesn't matter. I have used them for years and they just keep on being fantastic. I love the feel and breathable material of the merino. They keep me warm or cool as needed. You just can't beat the properties of merino wool.


How it fits
Fit just right

Nickname: redhub1
Height: 6' - 6'2"
Weight: 180lbs - 190lbs
Size: L
Location: Utah
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Awesome lightweight performance! 8/30/2018

I have these pants in Dry Earth and love them! From hunting and scouting early season speed goats in the high desert to high country blacktail, these pants are my go-to. When temps can range from mid-40's at night to well over 100 degrees during the day, having the right gear is crucial. These pants were lightweight, breathable, and comfortable hiking all day, but still kept you warm around camp when those temps dropped. I'm leaving for Colorado this week on a backcountry muzzleloader hunt, you can bet these pants will be what I wear throughout that hunt!

Nickname: Jake
Height: 6' - 6'2"
Weight: 160lbs - 170lbs
Size: L
Location: California
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Deadly Silent! 8/30/2018

Dude you can’t get these to make a noise! Perfect for the stalk. Despite being wool they are still very durable unlike other wool pants I’ve tried. The pocket placement is very nice and out of the way, crouching down doesn’t cause your calves to eat up what ever is in the pockets. I don’t think I’ll need to ever have another pair of pants for mid-late season.

Nickname: DTS
Height: 5'6" - 5'8"
Weight: 150lbs - 160lbs
Size: M
Location: Washington
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Great pants 8/30/2018

These are my go to for everything. Casual dress around town, late season pronghorn, archery elk. I'd buy a pair in every color if my wife would let me!

Nickname: Sean
Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
Weight: 180lbs - 190lbs
Size: L
Location: Colorado
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
All season pants 8/30/2018

I have to be selective when choosing to wear these pants, as learned the hard way. If I know that there's a chance I'll be busting brush and snagging branches, I'll opt for the corrugates to avoid any more holes. However, if I think I can get away with wearing these, I'll do it every time. These pants are lighter, quieter, and more comfortable than any other hunting pant I've ever worn. They work all year round for me, from triple digits to nearly freezing here in Florida. Despite the need to be conscious of what I'll be dragging my legs through (nothing that pokes or snags for these pants), these are still my favorite, hands down. Be smart about how you treat them, and you won't regret the purchase.


How it fits
I'm a 36W 32L in every pair of pants I own, and the regular large fits exactly how I want it to. Enough room not to constrict anything, but not so much that they're falling down without a belt. My pants are tucked into rubber boots most of the year, so I don't typically give much thought to inseam length, but I'm content with the regular length. A tall may fit me better, but I have no complaints.

Nickname: Michael
Height: 6'2" - 6'4"
Weight: 200lbs - 210lbs
Size: L
Location: Florida
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Versatile Pants 8/30/2018

From brisk morning to blazing hot afternoons these pants keep you comfortable for all day hunts. Durability issues of the Kanabs were definitely addressed. Not as bombprof as the Corrugates, but the temperature regulation of these pants are second to none.

Nickname: Taco
Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
Weight: 180lbs - 190lbs
Size: L
Location: Wisconsin
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Very breathable 8/30/2018

Have worn these a ton and some of the reviews re: durability are true, but I have not found them to absolutely rip and tear open. More like a thread here or there may get caught up but I think that is expected with the fabric. These are really breathable and great to wear for any activity outdoors. The medium fit perfectly for someone who generally wears a 34x30.

Nickname: Joseph
Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
Weight: 200lbs - 210lbs
Size: M
Location: South Carolina
Use: Upload
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Love Everything About These Pants ! 8/30/2018

These are the most comfortable pants I have ever used. They are very comfortable in hot or cold weather. I hike a lot and the obsidian pants keep me dry and comfortable, even in deep snow, merino is the only way to go. The only gripe I have with these is how fast the crotch area is wearing thin. This happens to me with almost every pant I own so it might just be me. I wish they were a little more reinforced in that area. The fit is amazing, they stretch and move with you which makes it very pleasant while hiking over and through obstacles. They are also dead silent, huge plus.


How it fits
Very comfortable for big legs like mine.

Nickname: Jeff
Height: 6'2" - 6'4"
Weight: 240lbs - 250lbs
Size: XL
Location: Utah
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Amazing fit and temperature regulation! 8/30/2018

Everything about these pants are perfect. I want them in every color for hiking and hunting for every time of the year. There is enough room on the medium to add a base layer. They are the super quiet while sneaking through the brush.


How it fits
I have a 33 inch waist and medium with movement not being a problem at all.

Nickname: James
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 180lbs - 190lbs
Size: M
Location: Idaho
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Great pants 8/30/2018

I love these pants. Quiet, highly breathable, don’t stink after multiple days use, and comfortable.

Nickname: Flapjack
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 170lbs - 180lbs
Size: M
Location: Oregon
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
5* 8/30/2018

Great September pant for a 7 day back country hunt. Does well with brush despite staying cool, stays scent free well, solid fit and design

Nickname: Dan
Height: 6'4" - 6'6"
Weight: 200lbs - 210lbs
Size: LT
Location: Washington
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Great pants 8/30/2018

Love the obsidian pants. Great for a wide temperature range. Got a small hole on the first trip but the rip stop stoped it from getting too big.


How it fits
Great fit

Nickname: Gmoney
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 190lbs - 200lbs
Size: L
Location: Montana
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
An answer to thunder thighs! 8/30/2018

I suffer from pitcher's legs... big thighs and calves... and I can't stand skinny pants. So I run into issues of pant legs rubbing together and creating noise. These have solved that problem and it's awesome. I was a little worried about durability of wool pants, but with the added rip-stop, they've been performing great. They are warm, but breathe... nothing but versatility.


How it fits
Good fit, in line with other Large pieces.

Nickname: Corey
Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
Weight: 180lbs - 190lbs
Size: L
Location: Minnesota
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Super comfortable!!!!!!! 8/30/2018

These pants are extremely comfortable. I wasn't sure how I would like the suspenders but I love them. I used this summer on some various hiking trips and they worked great. I haven't had any issues with them. They are great and I plan to use them often for all outdoor activities.


How it fits
They have a looser fit so if you don't like that....... I like them just fine.

Nickname: Jason
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 280lbs - 290lbs
Size: XL
Location: Michigan
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Can't wait to hunt in these 8/30/2018

All of the pants I've worn for early season hunting have been denim jeans in a camo pattern. I like that they are cheap, but there is no stretch, they aren't that comfortable, and they don't dry fast. I bow hunt in the Texas Hill Country and October can be very warm and uncomfortable. I haven't hunted in these yet, but I can tell it's going to be a huge difference. Even when wearing them around the house and outside, there's a noticeable difference between them and any hunting pants I've worn.


How it fits
They fit great around the waist and legs, but they are a tad longer than I'd like. I'm not worried about it because I tuck the legs of my pants into rubber boots anyway. I should mention also that I don't notice the length when wearing them over regular hiking boots either.

A smaller size would help with length, but they would be way too tight around the waist. I should say though that this is a common problem I have with all pants.

Nickname: Dillon
Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
Weight: 160lbs - 170lbs
Size: M
Location: Texas
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Love these pants... 8/30/2018

I ordered these pants with the intention of using them primarily for a Montana spot and stalk mule deer hunt this fall. I've already worn them working on food plots here at home in Michigan, training dogs, hiking, and for basic casual wear. I love the material, the fit, and most of all...the suspenders.

They will be great for early to mid/late season if paired properly with base layers. They are my go to pants for anything outdoors. Great product.

Thank you,

Matt-


How it fits
Fit is spot on for my size. I'm about 6'1", 205, with a 36" waist. The waist is stretchy, so it should fit just fine to a 38" at least.

Nickname: M.Mates
Height: 6' - 6'2"
Weight: 200lbs - 210lbs
Size: L
Location: Michigan
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Best purchase I have made in hunting apparel. 8/30/2018

I received these pants just in time for early elk season. They have been the best purchase I have made in hunting apparel. They kept me cool during the day and kept me warm on some wet nights. Walked through miles of brush with thorns and they held up great. I will definitely be investing in more products for my future hunts.


How it fits
They fit perfect.

Nickname: Cody
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 190lbs - 200lbs
Size: L
Location: Colorado
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Obsidian Run Big 8/30/2018

Seems to be an Excellent product. Pants do run big though so returning mine. If you like a loose fit then these pants are definitely for you.


How it fits
Pants are too loose fit, too baggy.

Nickname: Tim
Height: 6' - 6'2"
Weight: 170lbs - 180lbs
Size: M
Location: Tennessee
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Perfect for September archery and layering 8/30/2018

My only complaint is that fusion was out of stock in my size when I bought these pants. Otherwise they are great. Surprisingly warm when temps dip but also cool and breathable when temps spike. But there is still a lot of green in the northeast woodland for the period I bought these so I hope I don't stick out like a sore thumb in the treestand.


How it fits
Like a glove! Never thought I'd be a suspenders guy but I even love those!

Nickname: Rick
Height: 6' - 6'2"
Weight: 190lbs - 200lbs
Size: LT
Location: New Hampshire
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Durability and comfort 8/30/2018

Great pants. They hold up to busting brush for small game, turkey hunting and treestand hunting. I've had them for about two years and still no major signs of wear. Extremely comfortable as well.


How it fits
Fit perfectly for 5'11" and 180 lbs.

Nickname: Nate
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 170lbs - 180lbs
Size: M
Location: Pennsylvania
Use: Upload
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Comfy as PJ's 8/29/2018

Finally got to use these on our opener of archery(late August). The weather was hot as normal about 78-80 degrees and thanks to the merino wool (fast drying) and the athletic cut they performed awesome. The pants really moved with me (good cut and stretchy material) on the steep terrain with high stepping and crossing over old blow downs and boulders and even a little bit of crawling. They have plenty of pockets and
I love the thigh zipper pockets to store my wallet and cell phone. The open cargo pockets worked great to have easy access to my wind checker. Being 6', 32"waist, 197-lbs with a 34ish inseam the MT fit me perfect with just the right amount of room in all the right areas and good stack at the boots to make it not like wearing high waters.


How it fits
Awesome cut

Nickname: BackCountry81
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 190lbs - 200lbs
Size: MT
Location: California
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Great early season 8/29/2018

Personally I’ve always have used overalls, this is the first pant I have used in 10 years. The suspenders are absolutely amazing, and the best compromise! The placement of the front pockets are perfect. Set in such a way when sitting on the ground you will have a hard time having your stuff fall out of them. Only gripe the zippers are a little noisy for stand hunting. Breaths well drys quick!


How it fits
Pant leg a little long for me. Other than that, this pant rocks!

Nickname: Joshua
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 240lbs - 250lbs
Size: XL
Location: Georgia
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Perfect pants 8/29/2018

Love this part of pants for all outdoor activities. The XL size is perfect to layer during those cold days. Can't recommend enough

Nickname: Hayden
Height: 6' - 6'2"
Weight: 210lbs - 220lbs
Size: XL
Location: Louisiana
Use: Waterfowl
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Best all around hunting pant 8/29/2018

I was extremely satisfied with the fit and feel of the product. The pant is well thought out and functional. It does a good job of keeping your temperature regulated in extremely warm environments. They do not get stinky like most synthetic pants would.


How it fits
True to size. I ordered large and I’m 6” 200lbs athletic build.

Nickname: JohnnyTrad
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 190lbs - 200lbs
Size: L
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Love these pants 8/29/2018

Like the title says, I love these pants. I've worn them in any temp from 100+ down to 20's with base layers and they haven't disappointed. Super comfortable, quiet, don't smell, and fit well. I do wish they were a little more durable, but that's just the nature of wool. They actually hold up better than I originally thought they would. The addition to nylon panels in key areas really helps prevent wear. The button for the leg roll up feature is a little annoying at first, but you get used to it. One could always just cut them off too if they so choose. Thank you for another great product FL

Nickname: Clayton
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Great pair of pants 8/29/2018

Can't wait to run these when it gets colder, they are well made and feel durable but are not heavy. The suspenders are nice and easy to adjust. I have athletic thighs and have trouble finding pants that fit right all over the slight stretch these give make these very comfortable.


How it fits
Fits true to sizing chart

Nickname: Ryan
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 210lbs - 220lbs
Size: XL
Location: British Columbia
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Fantastic Pants 8/29/2018

I wore these on my very first turkey hunt this year, and what can i say, they produced some great results. It was chilly in the early mornings and in the late evenings while getting quite hot in the middle of the day and these paired with some nice light undergarments did the trick. I am sure these will work great for whitetail as well.

Nickname: Matthew
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 200lbs - 210lbs
Size: L
Location: Michigan
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Awesome Pant! 8/29/2018

Hands down the best hunting pant I’ve purchased. I paired this pant with the Sawtooth jacket and love the combo

Nickname: Donnie
Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
Weight: 160lbs - 170lbs
Size: M
Location: Alberta
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
i launch in these 8/29/2018

I can’t say anything that hasn’t been said. These are quieter than my corrugate pants but I switch back and fourth. I put em through hell. They hold up well, fit well. I’d never leave Home without em.

Nickname: Ry
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 240lbs - 250lbs
Size: XXL
Location: Oregon
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
A bit roomy - seems like a more generous cut 8/29/2018

I wanted a pair of these in 2017 but they were sold out so I had to go with the Corrugate guide pants. These pants are extremely comfortable but the cut seems more roomy than the Corrugate. I don't mind this but it's not as easy to hop over logs or skirt through brush. The material is not as stretchy as the Corrugate which is OK. I walked through wet, knee-high sagebrush in Eastern Oregon and got pretty well soaked from the thighs down. The material got to feeling somewhat water-logged and bulky and didn't dry nearly as quickly as the Corrugates. Clearly, I'm a big fan of the Corrugate pants because I base all my opinions about other apparel to them. However, don't let this review detract from your interest in these pants. For what they are, I'd recommend them because they're sturdily built and comfortable.


How it fits
See my general review but they generally feel like a more generous cut than other pants I've worn.

Nickname: Ryan
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Awesome pants 8/29/2018

Love these pants. I was hesitant to buy due to the cost but they are well worth it. If I had to replace these pants, I now wouldn’t hesitate to buy again. Super comfortable and lightweight, yet warm and sturdy at the same time. Work great across a wide range of temps


How it fits
Fit is perfect - not baggy, not tight, and good inseam

Nickname: Rick
Height: 5'6" - 5'8"
Weight: 150lbs - 160lbs
Size: S
Location: New Mexico
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Love these pants 8/29/2018

I was fortunate enough to order these before bird and moose season this year, they are very light and extremely comfortable I love these pants, and the fact they are made by a company in my beloved state of Idaho just make it all 20x better

Nickname: Josh woods
Weight: 230lbs - 240lbs
Size: L
Location: Alaska
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Great pants 8/29/2018

I ordered a pair in 2017 and they were as comfortable as wearing pjs. Kept me cool in the heat and dried quickly when wet. Add a base layer and they are pretty warm in late season. I’ve ordered another pair this year and there are a few minor tweaks which I think are improvements over last year. Can’t wait to put my gem to the test again this year. Customer service has been great on several occasions as well.

Nickname: CA
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 200lbs - 210lbs
Size: M
Location: British Columbia
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Fast shipping / Perfect pants 8/29/2018

Pants are everything plus some! Fit great and the comfort is unbelievable!

Nickname: FRD
Height: 6' - 6'2"
Weight: 170lbs - 180lbs
Size: MT
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
awesome 8/29/2018

they are like hunting with sweats on. super comfy, stretchy and flexible. I just set a couple treestands, and they climbed and beat brush like nothing Iv ever worn.


How it fits
long on me, but I have short legs. the extra length didn't effect me at all.

Nickname: Mitch
Height: 5'6" - 5'8"
Weight: 170lbs - 180lbs
Size: L
Location: North Dakota
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
All around awesome 8/29/2018

These pants for me are a do it all kind of pant. I’ve used them scouting and I’ve used them goin to the weekend farmers market. Scouting for a weekend I only packed these pants and a light base layer. Perfecto! Stripped the base layer off during the day and didn’t get to warm and it was 80 out walking in thick timber and hiking some elevation. Great pant and build on them.


How it fits
Extremely comfortable! Didn’t bind or pull when hiking over things. I like the waistband for layers and all around comfort. I have room through the legs and I have bigger thighs. Also when wearing a pack they fit and felt great after the entire day, didn’t rub weird or anything.

Nickname: KehoeKD
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 190lbs - 200lbs
Size: L
Location: Montana
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Solid Pants 8/29/2018

These are a really solid pair of wool pants. They are more comfortable than I thought they would be when I ordered them. They have become a favorite on backcountry hunts and long trips into the field.

Nickname: Jared
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 220lbs - 230lbs
Size: L
Location: Kansas
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Can't wait to get these in the stand. 8/29/2018

I just got my obsidians in the male recently and they are awesome. The elastic in the waist is a pleasant addition as the fit is very comfortable. the leg length is a little long but i would rather have too much length than not enough. The legs are also a bit baggy but should be comfortable while moving through the woods. I ordered these with the intention of wearing them in late season but I was surprised at how thin these are. The material seems to breath very well. Looks like they'll be with me for opening of bow season in a couple of weeks.
I also really like the pocket placement and thought that went into the pocket design.


How it fits
Waist is perfect, legs are a tad long, but not a big deal. Legs are also a bit baggy, but not worth marking down the review over.

Nickname: Justin
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 180lbs - 190lbs
Size: L
Location: Georgia
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Best Pants 8/29/2018

I love these pants. The suspenders are my favorite no more belts. Plenty of pocket space! I wish they were a little thicker but can’t complain. I have most of their products for the white tail system!

Nickname: Wyatt Pratt
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 150lbs - 160lbs
Size: LT
Location: Oklahoma
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
great pants one draw back 8/29/2018

If your looking for a great set of hunting light weight pants these are it. I have multiple products from First lite since my buddy put me on them, and I have never been disappointed. One draw back is they are loud. I do not know if I would use them in a spot and stalk situation, but in a stand fall/spring they re great. Fit is great, I am a small guy and that is partly why I get first lite gear cause they fit well not baggy. Just cause we re hunting doesn't mean we can't look good doing it!


How it fits
Fits great, and a bit loose in the inner thighs which is great when crouching down or moving through the woods over logs etc.

Nickname: karam
Height: 5'4" - 5'6"
Weight: 130lbs - 140lbs
Size: S
Location: Pennsylvania
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Awesome pants 8/29/2018

Perfect for hot weather or layering when cold. Doesn’t do the best with sharp thorns but it is ripstop keeps them from tearing open more. Will buy more in the future.


How it fits
XL tall fits awesome. 6’5” 230lbs

Nickname: Jake
Height: 6'4" - 6'6"
Weight: 220lbs - 230lbs
Size: XT
Location: Virginia
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Essential pants 8/29/2018

I wear these all year long. Extremely versatile.

Nickname: Tyler
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 190lbs - 200lbs
Size: L
Location: Arkansas
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Must have 8/29/2018

Light enough for warm weather turkey and enough to get get through the early season whitetail stands.


How it fits
fits true to size

Nickname: Kyle
Height: 5'6" - 5'8"
Weight: 160lbs - 170lbs
Size: M
Location: Indiana
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Beat the hell out of them day one 8/29/2018

Day one ,60lb pack and rain,was eating elevation for breakfast training for Idaho mulley hunt , was busting through thicket after thicket pushing to the top,me and these pants were getting whipped by briars and rain for 3 hours and they held up better than I did.the pants and I then got in a fight with a stick tight Bush and after an hour of picking briars out of the pants they were no worse for the wear.see ya on the mountian.


How it fits
Perfect

Nickname: 5 Under
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 160lbs - 170lbs
Size: L
Location: Michigan
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Obsidian pants 8/29/2018

Medium fits well, I'm a 34 waist, 33 inseam. Not as tight as my kanabs. This fall will put them to the test.

Nickname: JOE
Height: 6' - 6'2"
Weight: 200lbs - 210lbs
Size: M
Location: Colorado
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
great pants 8/29/2018

I like the fit and feel of these pants. I got them more to wear in the winter than to hunt with so I cant comment on the durability of them for hunting yet. They are more of a fuller cut. I also own the Catalyst pant and its a different animal. They are cut more slim than these and the legs are tapered more than these.


How it fits
The fit is if anything cut a little big due to the elastic at the back. I normally wear a 36-38 in pants and the large fit great.

Nickname: james
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 210lbs - 220lbs
Size: L
Location: South Carolina
Use: Lifestyle
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Awesome pants 8/29/2018

I ordered these pants for my early August antelope hunt in Oregon, and they were perfect. I was never too cold in the morning or hot in the afternoon. Temperatures ranged from 45 to 95 degrees and I was comfortable through all of it. The pants are very quiet and also very comfortable for stalking through brush. The cypher pattern blends in perfectly to the high desert sage brush as well. Very pleased!!


How it fits
I am 6’3” and 200 lbs and they fit perfect. I feel that first lites’ sizing chart is spot on.

Nickname: Kevin
Height: 6'2" - 6'4"
Weight: 190lbs - 200lbs
Size: LT
Location: Oregon
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Very comfortable 8/29/2018

4 stars for a great pant with the odd vertical zipper pocket on the left leg. Can not put to much in it, and have too much in the bellowed pocket. Otherwise these are extremely versatile and very comfortable. Just the right amount of weight for hunting from spring to August squirrel season.


How it fits
Fit as expected

Nickname: Matt
Height: 6'8" - 6'10"
Weight: 240lbs - 250lbs
Size: XXL
Location: Indiana
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Great design and fabric 8/29/2018

Overall thaepants are well thought out. They are however a little large. I’m 6’3” with a 33” to 34” waist and I ordered a LT but I will definitely have to go down to a MT. The length is definitely long enough. The fit of the pants are very relaxed, I wish they were a little less relaxed but overall very nice pants. But this is my first time ordering first lite and I’ll just have to get used to the sizing.


How it fits
Little too relaxed of a fit.

Nickname: Jon Bon
Height: 6'2" - 6'4"
Weight: 180lbs - 190lbs
Size: LT
Location: Alberta
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Perfect Fit 8/29/2018

For us “bigger” guys these pants fit perfect. Not slim cut but not loose. I am 6’5” 240-250 (depending on how close we are to Thanksgiving). Most clothing I wear a 38 in the waist and 36 length. XT are the perfect length for me. Great pattern and great comfort. I’ll get more for sure.

Nickname: DF
Height: 6'4" - 6'6"
Weight: 240lbs - 250lbs
Size: XT
Location: Texas
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Great set of pants 8/29/2018

These pants are made of quality materials are are very breathable. They are going to be great for early season on.


How it fits
Amazing fit. True to size.

Nickname: Richard
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 260lbs - 270lbs
Size: XXL
Location: North Carolina
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Best hunting pants I've worn 8/29/2018

These pants are very lightweight and quiet. I wore them on many hunts in MT and they were perfect for the brushy area I hunted. The inseam fit great and I didn't have all that baggy material in the front. I am impressed and I hope they continue to last me a while because I really like them.


How it fits
I am impressed how well the inseam fit. I have real slender legs and these pants fit perfect.

Nickname: DJ
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 160lbs - 170lbs
Size: M
Location: Montana
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Can't wait to take them out! 8/29/2018

Very comfortable and great fit (after the exchange). Can't wait to take them for 2nd season elk in Colorado. Ended up exchanging for another size. Great customer service and no hassle exchange.


How it fits
Originally purchased a large. Length was fine, but everything else was baggy. Went with a Medium Tall. Fit's perfect.

Nickname: Sean
Height: 6'2" - 6'4"
Weight: 190lbs - 200lbs
Size: MT
Location: Colorado
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Comfy- seem durable 8/29/2018

Great pants so far

Nickname: CC
Height: 6' - 6'2"
Weight: 210lbs - 220lbs
Size: XL
Location: Kentucky
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Great for warm days 8/29/2018

These bad boys will keep you cool and dry. We got rained on and they were dry almost instantly. Its awesome. Love em.

Nickname: Levi
Height: 5'6" - 5'8"
Weight: 160lbs - 170lbs
Size: L
Location: Texas
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
So close... 8/29/2018

Love the concept of these pants. The fabric is amazing; and the pants have all the advertised benefits of Merino. But the fit is poor. It feels like I am wearing pajama bottoms for somebody who weighs twice what I do. It’s too bad that the FL sizes are generalized and not customizable to the individual.

Nickname: Kenny
Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
Weight: 160lbs - 170lbs
Size: M
Location: Utah
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Luv these pants 8/29/2018

When I heard of these pants.. I had to get a pair. Only problem was I mostly hunt coastal Oregon and everyone knows that it's thick brush and these pants can't handle it. Another thing is sizing, I ordered a size larger and dried them to shrink them to the size I wanted only because I'm in between two different sizes, which worked great for me. Have been wearing them scouting and alil hunting, no problems so far but I am being careful

Nickname: Lance
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
great pants 8/29/2018

super comfortable and great fitting pant. fits a wide variety of temperature range from hot to cold and with it being merino scent is controlled as well. would recommend these pants.

Nickname: kyle
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 220lbs - 230lbs
Size: L
Location: North Carolina
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Excellent 8/29/2018

These are extremely comfortable pants and can be worn at anytime. They are light weight and extremely durable. Been through multiple seasons in the Pacific Northwest and couldn’t be happier

Nickname: Travis
Height: 6' - 6'2"
Weight: 200lbs - 210lbs
Size: LT
Location: Washington
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Fantastic pants 8/29/2018

I mainly wear these for hiking and backpacking. I wear 36/34 jeans, and a Large/Tall fits me quite well. They are just a bit baggy, but I like having freedom to move, and I would much rather have a bit large than a bit tight. They've been plenty durable for me, as I've taken a few spills and rubbed plenty of rocks, and no holes yet.


How it fits
They're a bit baggy, but that's a positive quality for me. If you like skinny jeans, don't get these.

Nickname: KB Dave
Height: 6' - 6'2"
Weight: 180lbs - 190lbs
Size: LT
Location: Utah
Use: Lifestyle
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Extremely comfortable in a variety of conditions, could hold up better. 8/29/2018

These are the most comfortable pants I've ever hunted in, whether in the heat of early bow season on the east coast, layering up for long sits in the treestand in the late season, or running and gunning for gobblers in the spring. I call them my "hunting pajamas." Because the merino is so comfortable, I'm not surprised that there is a bit of a durability issue. After less than a year, I'm already starting to see a seam along the crotch start to come unwound a bit and the lower legs are definitely a bit frayed. I don't baby em and hunt a bunch of clear cuts, so some wear and tear is to be expected, but I'd hoped the seams would last a bit longer.

Nickname: Jared
Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
Weight: 200lbs - 210lbs
Size: L
Location: Virginia
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Great all season pants 8/29/2018

I use the obsidian pants in the Sawtooths of Washington State in October. It is basically rai ING or snowing all day. Together with Firstlite merino base layer, the pants never come off and take all the abuse the mountains can dish out. The final piece of the layering set is the boundary stoemtight pants and a outer layer. Thier gest flat out works; comfortable and keeps you bone dry in the worst conditions you can imagine.


How it fits
I'm 6'1" and 230lbs and the XL pants fit great. I thought the suspenders were not going to be of any use, but I wrong. The suspenders keep your pants up under your pack hip belt and allow you to ditch the pants belt, making for a very comfortable fit.

Nickname: ODB
Height: 6' - 6'2"
Weight: 230lbs - 240lbs
Size: XL
Location: Washington
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Awesome fit and feel 8/29/2018

I have worn these pants on 80+ degree days and have been very comfortable. One of the most comfortable pants I own. Plenty of pockets, I especially like the double cargo pockets. I look forward to wearing them this upcoming October.


How it fits
Fit to size





Nickname: Zachary
Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
Weight: 220lbs - 230lbs
Size: XL
Location: New York
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Great product 8/29/2018

Ive put a few miles in with Obsidian and have been extremely please with fit, comfort and performance. I've caught them on limbs and have no tears so far. I'm 5-8 165lbs. and medium regulars fit great. I would definately recommend this pant for the active individual.

Nickname: Jefftat2
Height: 5'6" - 5'8"
Weight: 160lbs - 170lbs
Size: M
Location: Indiana
Use: Lifestyle
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
A requirement for any hunting kit!! 8/29/2018

The update to the material with the MerinoX only made these better! The absolute most quiet pants I’ve ever worn to hunt. I use them for both spot & stalk and treestand hunting. You have to add these to your hunting kit arsenal!


How it fits
If you’re not used to a pant that actually fits, don’t be alarmed. These pants aren’t supposed to be baggy and I find the fit perfect. I’m fairly muscular and have meat on my thighs, and find that these still allow plenty of range of motion.

Nickname: Stephen
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 190lbs - 200lbs
Size: MT
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Right fit all around 8/29/2018

These pants are the cat's meow for hunts that are early fall. They dry quick for the wet mornings and are super light. The breathability is perfect for antelope hunting the hot days of 80 degrees. I haven't used them late season yet but until it snows I believe they should be all a person needs with a Merino base layer on.

Nickname: Danny D
Height: 6' - 6'2"
Weight: 190lbs - 200lbs
Size: L
Location: South Dakota
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Well rounded pant 8/29/2018

Wore this pants in colder mornings and hot evenings, I was never cold nor hot! Very pleased with the performance!

Nickname: Tye
Height: 6'2" - 6'4"
Weight: 180lbs - 190lbs
Size: MT
Location: California
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Great Pant 8/29/2018

Perfect for early to mid season. Super quiet and well thought out pant.

Nickname: Lyle
Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
Weight: 180lbs - 190lbs
Size: M
Location: Colorado
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
my favorite pant! 8/29/2018

My absolute favorite pant. Quiet! Soft! I'll use these anytime I don't need to just completely bust through brush. They are more delicate so gotta be a bit more careful but they are great if you use them as intended.


How it fits
maybe don't buy these if you have large thighs or will be riding a bike or something that would cause lots of friction and rubbing as those are the people that seem to have durability issues.

Nickname: Jason
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 180lbs - 190lbs
Size: M
Location: Oregon
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Good pants 8/29/2018

Pants fit good used them on a 10 mile back pack trip to break them in honestly not that comfortable they are scratchy and made my boxer briefs bunch up constantly could be a under wear issue but something to consider I would wash the pants before use to dissipate scratchy feelintosince I have broke them in they have become more comfortable


How it fits
Im a large guy and they fit like large is supposed to

Nickname: Ocotillo warrior
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 190lbs - 200lbs
Size: L
Location: New Mexico
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Most comfortable hunting pant ever! 8/29/2018

Amazingly comfortable and ergonomic, I've never worn suspenders but these enable me to be able to wear the pant loose which adds to the comfort and breathability, after a week of hard use in August on an archery hunt there was no odor and it seemed like they just kept getting more comfy. Way to go firstlite!


How it fits
Perfect

Nickname: Cody
Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
Weight: 190lbs - 200lbs
Size: L
Location: Utah
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Great all around pant 8/29/2018

Love these pants, super quiet, great at regulating temperature. I don’t love the metal button at the knees for pulling the pants into shorts but it does give you the option if you wanted it. I just cut mine off as I don’t care to pull them into shorts. I hunted archery with a friend and his pants made sooo much noise. Made me want to order another pair. Love these pants

Nickname: Ryan
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 200lbs - 210lbs
Size: L
Location: Utah
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Ripped pants 8/29/2018

I bought these pants along with the first lite base layering system. The base layering way out performs any other base layering system I have ever owned. Unfortunately the first day I wore these pants they ripped was extremely disappointed. Customer service said that a rip from field use is not under the warranty all they did was just send me a patch to sew it up. I tried to do so but unfortunately this didn’t work very well . It’s to bad because some of there products are top notch. Not sure if I will buy anything else if they don’t stand behind their products.

Nickname: S1990
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 190lbs - 200lbs
Size: L
Location: North Dakota
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Fit great 8/29/2018

I wasn’t sure what size to order because I’m 6’3” and 165 lbs. Typically I would order the LT because hunting pants generally run too short, but I ended up ordering the MT and they fit AWESOME!

Nickname: Chad
Height: 6'2" - 6'4"
Weight: 160lbs - 170lbs
Size: MT
Location: Texas
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Awesome pants 8/29/2018

Wore these pants almost everyday for a week during a roadtrip with camping and hiking. Very comfortable and look great. Even without washing still felt comfortable and non stinky. All the different pockets are super useful. Had them loaded up with gloves, binoculars, food etc during hikes and the placement is great and didn't restrict movement. Being able to roll up the legs is great as well.

Love these pants, planning to get another pair


How it fits
I'm 6'2" and ordered the tall. Probably a bit on the long side for me but with the drawcords on the leg ends it's not so bad.

Nickname: Jesse
Height: 6' - 6'2"
Weight: 170lbs - 180lbs
Size: MT
Location: New Zealand
Use: Lifestyle
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Awsome Range Of Motion 8/29/2018

These pants delivered on a hot pronghorn hunt last year. Light and breezy with excellent range of motion. They did not stick to skin when the sweat started to pour. Make sure you have a pair of briefs on otherwise you might get a poke or two from dry prairie grass.


How it fits
Fits perfect with maneuverability.

Nickname: Chad Kennedy
Height: 6'2" - 6'4"
Weight: 200lbs - 210lbs
Size: LT
Location: Nebraska
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Great all around pant 8/29/2018

Just got back from a northern Nevada antelope hunt. These pants were perfect. We had temps in the low 40's in the morning and 80's in the afternoon. I was never hot or cold, always comfortable. They were great for spot and stalk too. These pants are completely silent and never made a sound whether I was walking through sagebrush trying to stay quiet while I was sitting water holes. They ended up getting fairly wet in a thunderstorm that came through but I never got cold and they stayed comfortable. I also got a leg snagged on some barb wire and was worried the thin material might rip but had no issues and they held strong. Couldn't be more happy with these pants.


How it fits
Slightly baggy in the leg but I might have ordered one size too big.

Nickname: Christian
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 230lbs - 240lbs
Size: XT
Location: Nevada
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Awesome Pants, slightly big 8/29/2018

Awesome pants for turkey hunting and on the move, tree stand they are a bit thin. I actually bought the catalyst pants for when temps drop

Nickname: Joe
Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
Weight: 160lbs - 170lbs
Size: M
Location: North Carolina
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
All around hunting pant 8/29/2018

If you are looking for a pant to fill the bill of a pant for every kind of hunting, this is your choice. I wear mine in hot weather, mild weather and cold weather. It works well in all conditions.


How it fits
They do run big. In most other clothing I consistently wear medium sizing, In this I have to wear a Small. Just FYI

Nickname: Matthew
Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
Weight: 140lbs - 150lbs
Size: S
Location: Montana
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Great pants. 8/29/2018

I bought these to wear on a mountain goat hunt in Alaska in late August. They performed amazing. They fit right. I fell on the hike in a mud hole and they dried out quickly. Only downside is that I sat on some shale while they were wet and tore two holes in the backside. Still performed great and the rip stop material stopped the tears from getting any larger. I’ll see them up and use again. I’ll buy them again because they are the lightest yet warmest pants I’ve owned even while being wet.


How it fits
I think the fit is great. Thank god somebody makes hunting clothing in tall sizes.

Nickname: Joseph
Height: 6'4" - 6'6"
Weight: 240lbs - 250lbs
Size: XT
Location: Kansas
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
I could live in these 8/29/2018

These pants are awesome. On extended backpacking trips, I don't have to worry about bringing a spare pair of pants. They keep body odor down and dry quickly in a tent when the weather is bad. They are bullet proof

Nickname: Mountain_Dweller
Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
Weight: 190lbs - 200lbs
Size: M
Location: Idaho
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Solid pant all around 8/29/2018

Originally bought these pants for hunting and they are so well built that I have have the solid color obsidian for work, I inspect power lines and this is one of the best pants I have worn for long hikes in just about any weather even in rough terrian and thick brush these pants have held up

Nickname: Adam
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 240lbs - 250lbs
Size: L
Location: Pennsylvania
Use: Lifestyle
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Solid pant all around 8/29/2018

Originally bought these pants for hunting and they are so well built that I have have the solid color obsidian for work, I inspect power lines and this is one of the best pants I have worn for long hikes in just about any weather even in rough terrian and thick brush these pants have held up

Nickname: Adam
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 240lbs - 250lbs
Size: L
Location: Pennsylvania
Use: Lifestyle
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Great pant 8/29/2018

I ordered a pair of these this past deer season in cipher and liked them so much I ordered a pair in fusion too. They are perfect here in GA and I can wear them with a base layer late into the season without any outer. Definitely something you should add to your arsenal. They are cool when hot and warm when cold!

Nickname: Jed
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 170lbs - 180lbs
Size: L
Location: Georgia
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Great Pants 8/29/2018

These are good lightweight pants that do a good job of keeping you comfortable when hot or cold out. Seem more durable than I thought they would be. Overall a good pant.

Nickname: HUNT JR
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 160lbs - 170lbs
Size: M
Location: Washington
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Go to Elk Hunting Pants 8/29/2018

I bought these pants as a firm believer in the beneficial properties of merino wool. These pants haven't disappointed. I've worn them in conditions all the way up to the upper 90s, and even though they were a bit hot they did their job. The merino wicked the sweat away and I did not notice any extra stink that you get from synthetic fabrics. These pants are ideal for all conditions and if you love merino, then you will love these pants!


How it fits
The pants are a bit baggy in the thigh down to the knee, but given the intended functional use of the pants, that can be overlooked. Functional use is far more important to me rather than perfect fit.

Nickname: Chad
Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
Weight: 160lbs - 170lbs
Size: MT
Location: Colorado
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Great all around pants for all season's 8/29/2018

Just all around great hunting/hiking pants. This is my third pair of FL merino wool pants. Would not beat the bush with them though!!!!


How it fits
I think the fit is right on...Again I am 5'10, 230-235 stalky frame and the XL fit me just fine, with room for layering.

Nickname: matt
Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
Weight: 230lbs - 240lbs
Size: XL
Location: Ohio
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Great pair of pants 8/29/2018

I wear these for must of my hunting I do. Mainly wear them for archery elk and deer. They're perfect for that. Quiet and breathable. They do not impede my movements when trying to get close to game. I also wear them as a base layer under my waders for duck hunting. I stay warm with them on. Very happy with my purchase. They stay warm even when wet


How it fits
Fits great

Nickname: Kackman
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 160lbs - 170lbs
Size: M
Location: Washington
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Fantastic 8/29/2018

Bought the XT because I’m a tall guy and it’s hard to get a good fit. Being 6’6” these fit me perfect while allowing room to layer underneath and overtop. Couldn’t be happier!


How it fits
Perfect for a big guy.

Nickname: Nick
Height: 6'6" - 6'8"
Weight: 240lbs - 250lbs
Size: XT
Location: Idaho
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Great Pants, Need To Pay Attention To Stitching 8/29/2018

Great pants, fits perfect but the stitching on mine is a little shotty and have found that I need to go back and stitch some spots that just didn't get sewn.


How it fits
True to size

Nickname: JOHN
Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
Weight: 230lbs - 240lbs
Size: L
Location: Colorado
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Great Pants, Need To Pay Attention To Stitching 8/29/2018

Great pants, fits perfect but the stitching on mine is a little shotty and have found that I need to go back and stitch some spots that just didn't get sewn.


How it fits
True to size

Nickname: JOHN
Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
Weight: 230lbs - 240lbs
Size: L
Location: Colorado
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Sick pants 8/29/2018

Just recently got my Obsidians and they’re awesome. Light weight as advertised, feel sturdy and look good. Pockets are well thought out and hold alot of gear while on the move. Also love the suspenders. These are nice and stretchy and also feel like they’ll last. Nice work FL.


How it fits
Fit is slightly baggy on a medium for me (I’m 5’11, 160lbs) which is good for movement and mid season layering.

Nickname: Hael
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 150lbs - 160lbs
Size: M
Location: Maryland
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Love them 8/29/2018

The fit true to size, over all I really like the pants. The only thing I would complain about is, at least in my experience they don't hold up to making your own path through the woods but then again I don't know of a merino wool product that holds up to a lot of abuse.
I would buy them again


How it fits
True to size

Nickname: LoNove1/1
Height: 6' - 6'2"
Weight: 220lbs - 230lbs
Size: L
Location: Mississippi
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Love them 8/29/2018

The fit true to size, over all I really like the pants. The only thing I would complain about is, at least in my experience they don't hold up to making your own path through the woods but then again I don't know of a merino wool product that holds up to a lot of abuse.
I would buy them again


How it fits
True to size

Nickname: LoNove1/1
Height: 6' - 6'2"
Weight: 220lbs - 230lbs
Size: L
Location: Mississippi
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
great pant 8/29/2018

Great pant. Pockets well thought out and weight and packability have been great.


How it fits
true to size

Nickname: jake
Height: 5'6" - 5'8"
Weight: 160lbs - 170lbs
Size: M
Location: Montana
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
The must have pant for all hunting 8/29/2018

While being a big game guide in Alaska I have tried every brand out there to find a perfect match. Firstlite is hands down the best company in the market for hunting clothing. These pants are a must have for any hunter. They keep you cool when it’s hot and warm when it’s cold. They dry fast and the greatest part is they are extremely comfortable!

Nickname: My favorite pants
Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
Weight: 180lbs - 190lbs
Size: L
Location: Alaska
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Great pants for warm weather 8/29/2018

Wear these bad boys in temperatures averaging of 90 degrees. Comfortable and wear them all the time.

Nickname: JC
Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
Weight: 190lbs - 200lbs
Size: L
Location: Texas
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Great versatile pants. 8/29/2018

Great lightweight pants. I've worn these from 30F-110F, no joke. They don't pick up smells my body puts out, and they're comfy and well made.

Nickname: Chester Copperpot
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 150lbs - 160lbs
Size: M
Location: California
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Very "technical" pant. 8/29/2018

The good-These pants are comfortable in many weather conditions. Light enough to throw rain pants over if the clouds roll in. Very quiet walking through salal.

The less good- these pants are susceptible to ripping on blackberry and tangle foot.


How it fits
I'd like a similar pant with a little more taper in the lower leg.

Nickname: Mr Haspect
Height: 6'2" - 6'4"
Weight: 210lbs - 220lbs
Size: XL
Location: British Columbia
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
I would buy another pair just to sleep in them! 8/29/2018

These pants are just awesome. Extremely quiet and lightweight. I am now finding excuses to wear them around the house. They do an amazing job of regulating my temperature. I am in Colorado so the weather can be very unpredictable. These pants give me solace that I will be comfortable regardless of the weather. Looking to use it as a baselayer for late season hunts. Great overall piece for alone or for layering


How it fits
They fit a little baggy. I am a 33 and the medium fit well around the hips. I like my pants a little loose so it was perfect for me. I am 5,10 180pounds

Nickname: Gavan
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 180lbs - 190lbs
Size: M
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Comfortable. Quick drying. 8/29/2018

Finally got to give these pants a real try the other day on a little day fishing trip in the Rockies. Wore them without a base layer and kept me very comfortable on the water with the temperature between 45 and 50 with a slight wind.

They are extremely quick drying. Spray from the boat and fish had them wet in spots numerous times and they would be dry before you knew it.

Can’t wait to get them up the mountain this fall guiding some goats!


How it fits
Fits to size. Little baggy compared to the guide pant in the same size.

Nickname: Chad
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 180lbs - 190lbs
Size: M
Location: British Columbia
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
I love these pants 8/29/2018

I got these pants for hunting in my home state of Wisconsin as well as out west (New Mexico this fall). I also wear them for hiking and this winter I'll be snow shoeing in them too. They're silent, have well placed pockets, and breath well. Now I wouldn't be busting brush with these so don't plan on wearing them grouse hunting. When I wear them, I always wear gaiters that fit just below my knee to protect the bottom of the pant leg and keep the moisture out from vegetation and/or snow.

Nickname: Justin
Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
Weight: 170lbs - 180lbs
Size: M
Location: Wisconsin
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Great fitting pant lightweight option. 8/29/2018

I’ve had these pants about a year now in the XT I’m 6’5 and 250lbs which can be challenging to find something that fits at times but these are a great fit, breathes well, and it’s super comfortable. If you’re only hunting the Midwest where there are lots of multiora rose and stickers these will snag a bit over time but I also head west for antelope and elk which are perfectly equipped for that terrain as well. After a full year of use they have stood up well to multiple hunts: turkey, white tail, antelope and this fall they’ll be my go to for my first elk hunt. Worth the money.

Nickname: Jon
Height: 6'4" - 6'6"
Weight: 250lbs - 260lbs
Size: XT
Location: Illinois
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
So far so good 8/29/2018

I am 6”3 and 250lbs and I picked up with extra large tall. They fit perfectly. I am looking forward to putting them to work this season.

Nickname: Sjjbib
Height: 6'2" - 6'4"
Weight: 240lbs - 250lbs
Size: XT
Location: New York
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
great pants 8/28/2018

wore these on a NV antelope hunt. great pant very lightweight and breathable. gett ng ready to test on a desert sheep tag in nv as well in november, we will find out if they are a late season pant

Nickname: John
Height: 6'2" - 6'4"
Weight: 210lbs - 220lbs
Size: XT
Location: Nevada
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Do-all pant 8/28/2018

These stay cool when it's hot, warm when it's cold and dry fast. I love how light they are, but it's easy to forget just how nice they are until you try other pants and remember they are not your obsidians.

Nickname: Austin
Height: 6'2" - 6'4"
Weight: 200lbs - 210lbs
Size: L
Location: Colorado
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Pants are Amazing 8/28/2018

The fit and comfort of these pants is awesome, great mobility and super comfortable when sitting. Perfect pants for long hikes.


How it fits
Good fit on the pants for me, there is a size discrepancy between jackets and pants though, jackets seem to run about a size smaller than the pants.

Nickname: Aaron
Height: 6'2" - 6'4"
Weight: 280lbs - 290lbs
Size: XXL
Location: Alaska
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Quality Pants 8/28/2018

Love these pants. Work great for warmer weather and keep the heat in during colder temperatures. Durable and have held up great. My go to pants for any hunt! Highly recommend.


How it fits
6'3" 175 lbs. Medium Tall fit perfectly.

Nickname: Brock
Height: 6'2" - 6'4"
Weight: 170lbs - 180lbs
Size: MT
Location: Oklahoma
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Great design and material 8/28/2018

These pants are very well thought out. Very quite and comfortable material with a great pocket layout. Only time will tell on durability but they seem well built. Awesome early to mid season pant!


How it fits
A little baggier than I expected I wear a 34 in jeans and went with the large..plenty of room for layers but will definitely need a belt

Nickname: Derick
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 190lbs - 200lbs
Size: L
Location: Tennessee
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
The best! 8/28/2018

Best all around hunting pant I have worn! I was initially worried about hunting the SW with these due to snags and tears but has not been an issue!


How it fits
Perfect fit, just enough room for layering if needed..

Nickname: Ian
Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
Weight: 220lbs - 230lbs
Size: XL
Location: Nevada
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Great pants, perfect for hot early season days. 8/28/2018

I bought the Merino pants for the very warm days that are usually found in early season elk hunting. First time I used them was at one of the Northwest Mountain Challenge events where I hiked and shot over 14 miles in two days. The pants were great. Really let me breath and I did not get overly warm regardless of the high 70's temps. I look forward to more First Lite products.


How it fits
Fit as advertised.

Nickname: Bakes
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 200lbs - 210lbs
Size: L
Location: Montana
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Amazing pants!!! 8/28/2018

These pants are amazing I wear them everywhere, from the tree stand to camping and they even fit in at the gun range. I even used them as a cover story for me to make a quick trip to Victoria Secret to pick up an anniversary present for my wife. She would have never guessed I was going shopping in these amazing parts. Great job First Lite!


How it fits
The fit a little large order one size smaller

Nickname: #mike.lawton_public_land_owner
Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
Weight: 220lbs - 230lbs
Size: XL
Location: Pennsylvania
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Great pant, setup well for all you'd need but a little baggy/large 8/28/2018

Great pant, setup well for all you'd need but a little baggy/large in the thigh and waist and I am an athletically shaped dude with thickish thighs.


How it fits
A little trimmer in the cut would make this pant perfect. Length is perfect for my long legs, covering my boots very well.

Nickname: Anthony
Height: 6' - 6'2"
Weight: 180lbs - 190lbs
Size: LT
Location: Colorado
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Love these pants! 8/28/2018

Great all around pant! From spring turkey and bear to September elk these pants can do it all. Throw on a pair of LJ’s underneath and they are good for a wide variety of temps. I don’t really worry about them getting wet ( unless it’s a downpour) because they stay warm and dry quick. I wouldn’t go any other route.


How it fits
Fit is a little big but comfortable.

Nickname: Colby
Height: 6' - 6'2"
Weight: 200lbs - 210lbs
Size: L
Location: Idaho
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Best Pants I Own Period. 8/28/2018

I don't think I can say anything bad about these pants. They are super comfortable, have pockets in all the right spots, and are as quiet and scent free as advertised! The only downside to these pants is my wife wouldn't let me wear them to a wedding...I'm definitely going to be buying another pair of these pants in the future. Two thumbs up!


How it fits
The sizing chart is pretty accurate. I wear a 36 waist in most of my other pants and going by the size chart I bought a Large. I would say they fit like a 37 on me, which is perfect for layering and all around comfort.

Nickname: Andy
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 210lbs - 220lbs
Size: L
Location: Michigan
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Hard to beat 8/28/2018

I watched the Kanabs for a few years, skeptical about the durability of wool pants. I finally pulled the trigger on the Obsidians after they were released. I am in love. I use them during early season archery hunts in Colorado, where the temperature can swing 50 degrees or more during the course of a day. They're comfortable at both ends of that spectrum. I don't know how these can be improved on down the road

Nickname: Dan
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 180lbs - 190lbs
Size: M
Location: Colorado
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Wicked pants 8/28/2018

All around great pant! I’ve worn these pants during early season fall Bear in Maine to late season whitetail in Massachusetts and they have performed in all weather conditions. You can trust me when I say I put these pants through the ringer and they haven’t let me down yet!


How it fits
I’m a big guy so I thought an XL would fit me the best but I wish I went with a large. No big deal just have to tighten the ole belt a little more than normal but they are a bit baggy so keep that in mind when ordering.

Nickname: Bearcat
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 230lbs - 240lbs
Size: XL
Location: Massachusetts
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Excellent Pants 8/28/2018

I lived in these pants for three days of heavy hiking and bush crashing in Northern California searching for Columbia Black Tails. These pants held up to everything I could throw at them all the while keeping me comfortable. They breathe nicely when the hiking gets steep, and they keep me warm in my hammock at night. I cant say enough about these pants. Buy them, you wont be sorry!


How it fits
A bit baggy in the leg, but the elastic waistband makes for a comfortable fit all day.

Nickname: PVZ
Height: 6' - 6'2"
Weight: 220lbs - 230lbs
Size: XL
Location: California
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
versatile, warm, odor resistant 8/28/2018

These pants are so versatile, I was shocked on how cool they kept me in hot New Mexico weather, but they have also kept me warm when the mercury starts dropping.

You'll love these

Nickname: Gil C
Height: 6' - 6'2"
Weight: 210lbs - 220lbs
Size: L
Location: Texas
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Not A fan 8/26/2018

I previously owned the knab pants and loved them for a few years. The fly zipper eventually ripped out and it was time for a new pair. I feel like these are a downgrade to the knab. I got the medium tall and they are long on me (I’m 6’2”) also they just aren’t as comfortable as the knab. The inseam rubs against my legs and they’ve made the stretchy crotch area smaller which is not as comfortable.

Nickname: SP
Height: 6' - 6'2"
Weight: 160lbs - 170lbs
Size: MT
Location: Colorado
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Great Product Little Baggy 8/24/2018

I'm very happy with the product. I love the merino and the waist size and the length of the pants, but they are much more baggy above the knee than what i anticipated.

Nickname: GGibson
Height: 5'6" - 5'8"
Weight: 190lbs - 200lbs
Size: L
Location: Indiana
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Great comfort, fit, and material 8/22/2018

It's wonderful to have a lightweight pant that correctly fits your knees, crotch, and inseam. The size, number and location of the pockets have been very useful and adequate for holding small gear. I'm glad the cargo pockets aren't baggy. The wool blend is very comfortable in 90 degrees as well as a rainy 60 degree day. I'm looking forward to late season with a layering system. The DWR finish repels light rain, though as expected the pant saturates quickly in tall wet vegetation. However, as quickly as it gets wet, they dry out and return to the same merino comfort.


How it fits
Prior to purchasing, I anticipated the athletic fit to be too tight for my legs. However, upon receiving them I was pleasantly surprised that the L fit very well. They may be a little more roomy that I like, but the design is such that I don't notice the excess room being a nuisance while hiking.

Nickname: Jeremy
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 210lbs - 220lbs
Size: L
Location: Montana
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
size of pant 8/22/2018

I love the pant themselves, the material is comfortable and quiet but the only complaint I have is that the pants are baggy. I am a bigger guy and I bought the XL size but the pants are way too baggy, they need a slightly slimmer leg.


How it fits
much to baggy.

Nickname: Christopher
Height: 6'4" - 6'6"
Weight: 240lbs - 250lbs
Size: XL
Location: Colorado
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
It is REALLY good 8/21/2018

I wore these in NV for my first Mule Deer Archery hunt. I wore these plants all day for a week. They breath wonderfully and the camo pattern was great. The pockets were great! I highly recomend these pants and look forward to wearing these pants in ME for whitetailes.


How it fits
The fit was perfect. Not much I can add. I weigh 235 and I'm 6'-3" with long legs.

Nickname: Henry
Height: 6'2" - 6'4"
Weight: 230lbs - 240lbs
Location: Maine
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Good pants 8/21/2018

I would give it a five star because they are great pants, but they do not have a left side back pocket. Being left-handed that is where my wallet and license go. Otherwise I love these pants. Show the lefties some love.


How it fits
feel great, fit great

Nickname: Jeff
Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
Weight: 200lbs - 210lbs
Size: XL
Location: Colorado
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Must have, not just for hunting. 8/18/2018

I've worn these scouting all summer, they're durable, comfy, and light...what more could you ask for.


How it fits
Legs are long but thats to be expected with a 30" inseam lol

Nickname: Giovanni
Height: 5'6" - 5'8"
Weight: 160lbs - 170lbs
Size: L
Location: Michigan
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Perfect 8/16/2018

Upon receiving these pants, I was shocked how thin/light weight they were. I had heard stories, but was very surprised upon getting them in hand. After wearing them on a Montana spring bear hunt and through a Michigan turkey season, I can say I am very impressed with these pants. They served well in the cooler mornings in the Montana mountains, and held up to the thorn bushes and brush hunting toms back home in Michigan. They are INCREDABLY comfortable, love the stretch technology of them. Hunted in them in a rainstorm during the Montana bear hunt, they dried out fairly quick. Over all recommend, however, if your going to be going into some really rough terrain, might recommend going with the guide pants for the added durability. That being said, I have put mine through a good bit and haven't had them tear yet!


How it fits
Fit true to the sizing chart, highly recommending taking measurements before hand. Also, customer service is GREAT. Drop them a line and they are super helpful!

Nickname: Dylan
Height: 6' - 6'2"
Weight: 170lbs - 180lbs
Size: MT
Location: Michigan
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Highly Recommend 8/7/2018

I have used these pants extensively year-long as a hunter, fishermen, guide, and natural resource professional in WY, CO, NV, and ID. These are truly comfortable at all times of the year, hot or cold, sitting in a drift boat, wearing waders, busting brush while stalking game, hiking 3D archery or sporting clays courses, and wearing around camp. They are cool to wear on 100 degree days and with proper base layers, mitigate moisture well into late elk or deer hunts. Keep in mind, they are not indestructible. You will get poked by thistle and mosquitos have no problem getting to you. If this is a concern, you may want to look into the Corrugate Guide Pants.


How it fits
I wear 36x36 jeans and these fit spot-on in a Large-Tall. Some may complain about baggy knees but I feel the fit is perfect for crawling over/under obstacles in the field.

Nickname: Russell
Height: 6' - 6'2"
Weight: 210lbs - 220lbs
Size: LT
Location: Wyoming
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
excellent pant 8/6/2018

Love the pants. Have had Kanab 2.0 which I liked but these seem to a little more breathable and fit me a little better. They are also warm enough to hunt deer season at higher altitudes with just a set of base layer bottoms underneath. I wear large tall and the dimensions are perfect for my 6'5 195lb frame. The only downside I've found with all the pants are the suspenders. My last pair the suspenders were too short. On these obsidian pants the suspenders are long enough which is nice. I just choose not to wear them because I typically don't tuck in my shirts. If you wear the suspenders and don't tuck your shirt in they cause it to ride up. Thats just a personal thing. Overall recommend the pants to anyone.mThey seem to hold up well to abuse and have been good in the coastal brush so far.


How it fits
fit to spec.

Nickname: Scott
Height: 6'4" - 6'6"
Weight: 190lbs - 200lbs
Size: LT
Location: Oregon
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Great piece 8/6/2018

lightweight and comfortable yet still provide warmth when needed. even survived some heavy Idaho mountain bush-wacking.


How it fits
Large in pretty much everything FL-no exception here.

Nickname: christian
Height: 6' - 6'2"
Weight: 190lbs - 200lbs
Size: L
Location: Minnesota
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Great pants but a little big 8/5/2018

The pants feel great, I was worried they’d be a little itchy but they’re awesome. I’ve only worn them from 55-85 degrees but they performed well in that environment. I was walking most of the time and the pants stayed dry even when I was sweating. I hope they hold up over several seasons.


How it fits
I’m 6’3 205, I usually wear a 34x34 so I went with the large tall. They were a little big in every way (length, fit, waist) but I haven’t washed them yet maybe they’ll shrink.

Nickname: Scott
Height: 6'2" - 6'4"
Weight: 200lbs - 210lbs
Size: LT
Location: Wyoming
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Better than they Kanabs 8/5/2018

So I have been running these through the motions on scouting trips and training hikes and have finally come to a conclusion. The fit is a little loose/baggy, but it doesn't seem to hamper the performance. They are super comfortable in a wide range of temperatures and conditions. Did a very long round trip into the high country yesterday starting in 85 degree heat, spent midday glassing in a light rain at 7000' and quite cool, and got back to the truck in 95 degree heat. Amazingly was comfortable all day. These seem to breath better than the Kanabs. I really like the pocket design as well, it's nice not having stuff on top of your thighs when scrambling through steep stuff.


How it fits
They are pretty baggy through the thigh and then really tapered at the bottom. I prefer a little more of a straight leg fit.

Nickname: Charles
Height: 6'2" - 6'4"
Weight: 220lbs - 230lbs
Size: XT
Location: Washington
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Super Comfortable 8/2/2018

Granted I have been losing some weight, I wasn't expecting these to be as large as they were. I have not put the medium size to the test yet but if they are anything like the shorts I don't doubt that I will be fully satisfied. Even when trying on the large size I noticed immediately that the material was comfortable and breathable with some nice stretch to it.


How it fits
The initial pair I ordered was very large on me, much longer and baggier in the leg than I expected, they were also bigger in the waist as well.

Nickname: James
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 180lbs - 190lbs
Size: L
Location: California
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Awesome pant! 8/2/2018

If its warm, I will be wearing these pants. Super comfortable and soft. No tear issues for me.

Nickname: Marc
Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
Weight: 160lbs - 170lbs
Size: M
Location: Michigan
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Excellent do it all pants 8/1/2018

Ive put these pants to use in hot and cold weather and they have handled great. Havent had any problems with rips or tears. Suspenders are the perfect touch to complete these pants.

Nickname: Alex
Height: 6' - 6'2"
Weight: 240lbs - 250lbs
Size: XL
Location: Alabama
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
no complaints 8/1/2018

I've used these pants for about a year now, they have held up very well. pocket configuration is very ideal for quick access. cant say i have ever been too hot in them, but I wouldn't suggest them for late season.


How it fits
the fit is perfect, easy to layer yet not baggy. i followed the sizing chart and everything fit good.

Nickname: eman
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 160lbs - 170lbs
Size: M
Location: Manitoba
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Awesome tree stand pant, not designed for bushwacking! 7/31/2018

This is an awesome pant for tree stand hunting, completely silent, and scent free! I wouldn't recommend them for busting through thick cover because they are not designed for it, I recommend the corrugate guide pants if your main concern is durability.

Nickname: Chris
Height: 6' - 6'2"
Weight: 190lbs - 200lbs
Size: L
Location: North Dakota
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Obsidian 7/31/2018

Very comfortable pants but seem real thin. Will see how they hold up making it to the stand.


How it fits
A little big on me.

Nickname: Phillip
Height: 5'6" - 5'8"
Weight: 170lbs - 180lbs
Size: L
Location: Texas
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Bomber pants 7/30/2018

I’ve only used thes pants a couple times so I can’t attest to the longevity of the pants. I really like the size and location of all the pockets. The best thing I noticed is how comfortable these pants are. The cut on these pants just like with all first lite clothing is perfect.

Nickname: Billy
Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
Weight: 210lbs - 220lbs
Size: L
Location: Montana
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Overall nice pants 7/30/2018

Initially I thought the pants would be a bit heavier. These are mainly for warmer areas IMO I currently use them as cover pants, put them over my current Sitka pants. I use them for hunting whitetail in Wisconsin, I have also used them while bowhunting in which they are great. I love the suspenders and the durability. They work very well in 40 degree weather with a good pair of long underwear underneath. Once it drops below that threshold I switch to a warmer pair. Overall a great pant for the money, just wish they were warmer.

Nickname: Cwolf22
Height: 6' - 6'2"
Weight: 230lbs - 240lbs
Size: XL
Location: Wisconsin
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Perfect 7/30/2018

Everything about these in there newer line up are great. You can layer or go stand alone in wet, dry, cold, and hot conditions. My only recommendation is make a women’s version so my partner doesn’t borrow my pair as the women’s options are weak.


How it fits
They fit great. I’m a 5’8, 155 lb strong legged guy and they fit perfect.

Nickname: Ry
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Comfortable 7/30/2018

This pants get a lot of use during July and August in southern AZ during 100 plus degree temperatures. They keep me dry and fit perfectly. They move with your body and stretch in the right places. I highly recommend these pants.’


How it fits
Fits perfect

Nickname: Cuestas
Height: 6' - 6'2"
Weight: 210lbs - 220lbs
Size: L
Location: Arizona
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Camo Pajamas 7/29/2018

These pants are insanely comfortable. They move very freely, no material pulling or being overly stretched when moving.

These pants fit great. I used to wear 36x32 Levi's but have now lost weight and wear 34x32 and these pants still fit great in size large. I have fairly large thighs and these fit fine and seem to taper slightly towards the bottom.

Everyone comments on the large temp range these pants are good for, however I'm not sure if I buy it. Great for warms temps, little lightweight for below about 50 without a baselayer. Also, the cargo pockets are a touch small for my liking. Overall, great pants though!

Nickname: Garrett
Height: 6' - 6'2"
Weight: 200lbs - 210lbs
Size: L
Location: Nebraska
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
My favorite Hunting pant 7/29/2018

I absolutely love these pants. I wear them every season from early archery in August all the way through the extended season here in Utah through November. They are breathable and light, but warm when you need them to be. I love the athletic fit on these pants as well. On my pair the sewing on the crotch of the pant seemed unfinished. With a pinkie sized hole in the crotch but I don’t even mind. That’s how much I love these pants.


How it fits
The fit is fantastic for an active hunter

Nickname: Trace
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 150lbs - 160lbs
Size: M
Location: Utah
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Obsidian 7/28/2018

These pants are perfect for early season, also they double like shorts if ya get a bit over heated, awesome feature, only thing I don’t like is the pocket on the front left leg, can’t put to much stuff in there becuase it bugs me to death with whatever is in that pocket rubbing on my leg, all in all good pant

Nickname: Ryan
Height: 5'6" - 5'8"
Weight: 140lbs - 150lbs
Size: M
Location: Colorado
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
No complaints 7/28/2018

Fit is very nice. The stretch of material is awesome. Drys very well and great to hike In

Nickname: Hunting pants
Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
Weight: 200lbs - 210lbs
Size: L
Location: Iowa
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Oklahoma bow season 7/28/2018

I had a couple pairs of the original kanabs but decided to give these a try before a week long whitetail bow hunting trip in northern Oklahoma. As per usual I packed a ton of clothes knowing how the weather changes so quickly there. I put on these the first day and never got another pair out the whole week. The weather changed +-30 degrees and I simply added some thermals. Incredible product they literally looked and smelled the same after a week of climbing trees, stalking fields and dealing with rain and a little sleet. Great work


How it fits
Fits better than kanabs morr athletic cut.

Nickname: Jclark
Height: 5'6" - 5'8"
Weight: 160lbs - 170lbs
Size: M
Location: Oklahoma
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Durable yet Comfortable 7/28/2018

The first thing I thought after trying these pants on was that they feel as comfortable as sweatpants. Along with the durability of the Merino-nylon mix of these pants, I think they will be a perfect Midwest early season pant and great fall archery elk pant. I look forward to putting them to the test!


How it fits
I am 6'1 and around 210 pounds and have a size large, and they were a little baggier than expected, but I don't think it will be a problem with these being made to layer other items with.

Nickname: Tanner
Height: 6' - 6'2"
Weight: 200lbs - 210lbs
Size: L
Location: Iowa
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Lifetime Buyer 7/28/2018

Wore these pants last season starting in the early season and was never uncomfortable while in the woods. With the right layering (230 merino) I wore them into the PA rifle season in December with temperatures down to the 20’s and no issue. Great camo pattern and the suspenders work very well. I recommend the First Lite products to anyone looking for hunting clothes that work they are my new go to site for hunting clothes. Their YouTube reviews help you make the right choice in what you are looking for.

Nickname: Tim C
Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
Weight: 250lbs - 260lbs
Size: XXL
Location: Pennsylvania
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
The perfect early archery pant 7/28/2018

I got these just in time for September archery in the PNW. I was hunting hot weather with technical terrain. Pant was excellent at breathing and moved incredibly well. I prefer the tight athletic fit which is how this pant fit. I also liked the suspenders except with a pack on I could feel the adjustment strap pressing into my back. Highly recommended.

Nickname: Bear
Height: 5'6" - 5'8"
Weight: 140lbs - 150lbs
Size: S
Location: Washington
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Perfection 7/28/2018

Couldn't ask for a better pair of pants. Great fit, awsome dexterity and merino performance to boot


How it fits
Xlt perfect size

Nickname: ChrisH
Height: 6'2" - 6'4"
Weight: 220lbs - 230lbs
Size: XT
Location: Tennessee
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Best all around pants I own 7/28/2018

I wear these pants all the time, perfect for the hunting, fishing, or hiking. The comfort and versatility make this the best all around pant on the market. Would buy again 100x’s over.

Nickname: Kevin
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 230lbs - 240lbs
Size: XL
Location: Ohio
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Both hot and cold weather perfection. 7/28/2018

I’ve word these pig hunting in Florida swamps and deer hunting in sub-zero temps. Great in hot weather, they breath very well. With baselayers they perform well in the cold, keeping me warm when glassing and cool while snowshoeing. Great versatility.


How it fits
Good fit

Nickname: Elias
Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
Weight: 210lbs - 220lbs
Size: L
Location: Florida
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
These pants fit just like my normal pants I wear everyday and have some stretch.Perfect Pant 7/28/2018

These pants will be the pants I stay in from early season to mid season. They breathe extremely well and have been wearing them in 90 degree heat with high humidity. The pockets are incredible and really set this pant apart from others.

Nickname: Sycamore
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 210lbs - 220lbs
Size: L
Location: Georgia
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Great Pants 7/27/2018

I bought these pants in preparation for a rifle elk hunt and while I haven’t had the chance to test them in that specific environment I will say the pants are great in the field. They fit great, with enough room for base layers, and are light weight. Great job first lite!

Nickname: Ben
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 160lbs - 170lbs
Size: M
Location: Pennsylvania
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
These pants are the $&^%......period. 7/27/2018

These pants have made me question my gear choices and everything else in life. I will be purchasing all new firstlite in august and yard sale my other stuff. The pants are made great and have held up all summer running trail cams in thick nasty briers and have stayed cool on 90 plus degree days with high humidity.


How it fits
Im 5'10" and 170 lbs.....mediums fit me great. It feels like your not wearing anything. lightweight is an understatement.

Nickname: David
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 170lbs - 180lbs
Size: M
Location: Kentucky
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
great pant-actual sizes would make it perfect 7/24/2018

I was concerned about the durability of the fabric while sitting in the saddle riding horses into my elk hunting spot. I have put about 40 miles on them while riding, and the fabric is holding up just fine. You can see slight abrasions where they have rubbed but they are holding up better than i expected for being wool. These pants are comfortable, and can be worn for a ten day hunt without washing. They breath far better than any synthetics that I have tried. They are extremely quiet, almost silent. The morning dew on the brush soaked through to my base layer, but they were bone dry buy noon. These pants also allow you to stand much closer to the camp fire than synthetics .


How it fits
I am 5'7" 165 lbs. The smalls fit well but are a bit short, and snug. Med. are way to baggy. Would really like to see actual pant sizes.

Nickname: Ben
Height: 5'6" - 5'8"
Weight: 160lbs - 170lbs
Size: S
Location: Montana
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Chasing Colorado Merriams 7/23/2018

A great choice for early season hunting. Very durable thru the scrub brush of the battlement mountains and the fabric was amazing in keeping scent from building up. I spent 7 hours on a sweaty horse and of course they smelled a bit off (no worries Turkmens can’t smell) but when I hung them up for the night, the next day they smelled like nothing! Light weight but keeps the cold morning wind chill off your legs. I’m getting a pair in a solid color for everyday use


How it fits
Fit is great.

Nickname: Wess
Height: 6' - 6'2"
Weight: 230lbs - 240lbs
Size: XT
Location: Colorado
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Wool is no longer fragile... 7/23/2018

These things battled trough a 10 day S.E. Alaska Black Bear hunt, and came out unscathed! The fit of these pants is incredibly comfortable, stretching in all the right places. I use them with a set of suspender straps, and have no issues of sagging, wet or dry! I love these pants.

Nickname: Kory T.
Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
Weight: 170lbs - 180lbs
Size: MT
Location: Utah
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
I wear these all of hunting season!! 7/14/2018

Wore these for the entire 2017 archery season and I couldn't have been any more comfortable. Extremely breathable for those slightly warmer days and still warm on those chilly mornings. I love the ripstop design which helps when you're on the way to the stand or creeping in for a closer shot. The pockets are well placed and have plenty of room to hold all your gear. When it comes down to it, I want a pair of these pants to wear when I'm not hunting!
My only complaint with the pants are the elastic drawstrings on the cuffs. The clamp for them are weak and don't hold at all if you're trying to keep them tight.

Nickname: Sam
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 200lbs - 210lbs
Size: L
Location: Virginia
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Must Have Pant 7/14/2018

This pant is comfy, quiet and fits great! If it's hot outside they breathe very well, to top that off they have a button hook system so it allows you to roll up the bottom half of the pant for further breathability. This pant is a must have. They have two side leg pockets that allow for quick access and on top of those they also have leg pockets with heavy duty zippers to lock stuff up in steep or rocky terrain so nothing falls out. FirstLite really nailed the design and quality of the pant. They built in about 8% nylon to get the correct stretch and durability where you need it most. I'd recommend this pant to any hunter out there! Way to go FL!


How it fits
The waist and length are perfect and I wear a 32/36. The pant fits nicely over my boot without coming up when I sit down.

Nickname: Nick
Height: 6' - 6'2"
Weight: 170lbs - 180lbs
Size: MT
Location: New Mexico
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Quiet! 7/12/2018

I bought these to replace my favored Kanab pants. I love the fact that First Lite makes merino pants. I love hunting in merino specifically for the scent killing capabilities and being extremely quiet. I ordered the mediums and they fit perfect, I love the amount of stretch that they put in the crotch specifically. The only downside is that they do pick up burrs left and right. I love them, pretty much Kanabs 2.0 with with some upgrades.

Nickname: Ben
Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
Weight: 170lbs - 180lbs
Size: M
Location: California
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Year round go to pants! 7/10/2018

These pants are the most comfortable and fastest drying pants I've had for hunting. crazy how that even when they got wet from creek crossings that they would dry extremely fast and keep me warm. all while being quiet! even when there was a drizzle of rain I didn't have to worry about breaking out my rain pants unless it got serious. Another plus I had is when I was beating brush in moose country, the morning dew wasn't a factor at all. As most moose hunters can attest to in south central Alaska, mostly everything is damp with dew or it's misting if not raining. No problem for these pants whatsoever! Would recommend.

Nickname: Tyler
Height: 6' - 6'2"
Weight: 190lbs - 200lbs
Size: L
Location: Alaska
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
WOW!!! 7/4/2018

I've heard enough about first lite and their products I decided to try them on this pair of pants. With being a firm believer in your get what you pay for, I cannot say enough about these pants. They are extremely comfortable, light breathable, durable, and versatile you wont need another pair of pants. I wear through pants it seems every year and I can already tell this is the only pair I will need for early bow season ever again. They were a perfect fit that if I needed to layer underneath I could do so easily and still be comfortable. Thanks First lite, I will be buying more.


How it fits
The fit for me was perfect. seem to be true to size.

Nickname: John
Height: 6' - 6'2"
Weight: 240lbs - 250lbs
Size: XXL
Location: Oregon
Use: Spot & Stalk
Great over all 6/26/2018

I have worn these pants for Spring turkey hunting. Love all the pockets and ankle cinch. While these pants are extremely lightweight and comfortable, I do find myself being extra cautious as to not tear them when I should be focusing on the actual hunt.

Nickname: Dominic
Whoa.. 6/22/2018

For years I have been going back and forth on purchasing expensive camo but I finally did and I couldn't be more thrilled. As soon as I open the box I knew I made the right choice with First Lite and the Obsidian Merino pants. Will definitely be back to purchase more gear. The pants run a little big so I was happy I chose a MT instead of a LT. I am 170 lbs at 6'3" and I have a 34'' waist size.

Nickname: Ryan
Great Light weight pant 6/16/2018

I loved this pant. If you are in between sizes, and you don't put anything thick underneath them, I would get a size smaller on the in between. The bigger size seem to be too baggy. But the pant worked great, it was lightweight dried quickly, I have no complaints. Extremely breathable. I cannot attest to the durability yet, but I had no issues going through thick brush that didn't have a lot of thorns.

Nickname: Adam
Best pants i've ever worn! 6/14/2018

I am 5'10" , 170, and mediums are perfect size. i received these yesterday in the mail and wore them to scout and check cameras right after. They seem very durable,dry fast, lightweight, and overall just super high quality. Im super impressed.

Nickname: The Squirrel
Awesome Pants 6/5/2018

I got these pants and went on a 3 day back country hike in the high Uintahs. These pants were amazing, durable but very light and dried up nicely and quickly by the fire. Amazing pants!!

Nickname: Austin
Made by hunters for hunters 6/1/2018

Very impressed with the quality of these pants. The fit was perfect and the comfort level was unreal. They are lite and quiet. You can tell these pants were made by hunters for hunters. The placement and accessibility of the pockets are spot-on. Just an all-round great, functional, stealthy pair of pants. Definitely my new go to when hitting the hunting grounds.

Nickname: Jarrod
My new favorite pants, questions on durability. 5/31/2018

After 5 days and 40 miles of hiking the Alaskan bush searching for bears, these are my new favorite pants.

The merino keeps you cool while moving, and dries extremely quickly. The pants have just the right amount of stretch, and they have plenty of room for larger legs without an enormous waist size.

The pocket set up is literally perfect, plenty of room to carry and organize all the things you need immediate access to, without being overly bulky. The strap and button work great to keep your pant legs rolled up on a hot day while glassing, and proved extremely handy during 4 river fordings. As a final design comment, the suspenders are very easy to detach without removing jackets, vests, etc. Which is really nice because we all know you sometimes need to quickly remove suspenders after several days of eating Mountain House....

My only negative comment about these pants is the durability. After one trip the crotch is very close to wearing through. The pants are not tight on me, so I was surprised by the amount of wear. I have no doubt that I'll just sew them up when they do eventually wear through, because these are awesome pants.

Nickname: Andrew
Great product improvement on a great product 5/30/2018

I was first introduced to First Lite gear when I was looking for a pair of hunting pants at Sportsman's Warehouse back in 2014 (my second season as an assistant bear guide). I found the Kanab pant, saw that it was made of Merino, and as a long time fan of wool sweaters, jackets, and coats I thought I'd give them a try. They were fantastic, and everything I'd hoped for. Breathable, quick drying, a good fit, and suspenders. With a wool base layer (at the time I was using OR), they provided all the warmth I needed. I wore the hems out of those pants hunting 60 days each year through salmonberry, wild rose, willow, and alder. I followed those up with the Kanab 2.0 which also provided yeoman service, with a more durable blend of nylon and wool, especially in the hems. The only real problems I had with the Kanab line were the pocket spacing (the deep front pockets were overlapped by the cargo pockets) that made for bulky and awkward pocket loads, ie whatever you had in one pocket would sit on top of what ever was carried in the other pocket instead of being held separately. Also, the roll up buttons on the leg invariably ended up under my knee cap every time I knelt down. The use of a metal, cone shaped, waist button was very uncomfortable after a day under my belt buckle, as any pulling on the waist band would cant the button 45 degrees and the edge would bite into your belly. I cut off the roll up button since I never use them, and I replaced the waist closure with a flat plastic button and my belly is happier. Those are now my backup pants as I have found the Obsidian pants. I ordered a pair prior to this year's spring bear and I'm simply impressed. The pocket issue has been fixed while maintaining the same deep pocket volume, the roll-up buttons have been moved , flattened, and the metal waist button has been flattened and rounded a bit. I'm gonna replace it with a button eventually, but it's much more comfortable that the old Kanab button. The small zip pocket on the thigh front is a great addition. The pants are warm, fit well, breathe better than any synthetic, and can be easily walked dry, and I haven't been able to make a pair stink. They may not be as durable as synthetics, but you'd never tell from how long my Kanabs and these have worn. I've had two master guides ask where they could get a pair after seeing how mine performed. I only have one request, now that I've worn these for 30 days. A reinforced patch on the front pocket corner so that my knife clip has something to grab on to. I see every clothing manufacturer's goods as a guide here in Alaska, and for my money, the FL Obsidian is the only hunting pant I'll buy.

Nickname: Victor
Best buy and great fit 5/22/2018

I have only done a few hunts in these so far in Oregon for Turkey and Bear, and so far they are better than any hunting pant I have had in the past. The properties of merino wool make them quiet and they also dry out super fast. The stretch in the fabric is super nice especially for hiking up steep faces.
I am 6'2 and usually wear a 33w 34L in jeans and the Medium Tall fits me perfectly. I could go without a belt, but I bring one anyways just in case I need to tourniquet anything while in the backcountry.
Highly recommend

Nickname: Jimmy
And I though the Kanabs 2.0 where epic! 5/19/2018

Prior to these pants I had the Kanab 2.0s and I love though pants however First Light out did them selves on the Obsidian. I was never a fan of the pocket placement on the Kanabs. However the new and improved Obsidian pants located the cargo pocket and made it a double cargo pocket. I love the stretch in the crotch and the lower back. The material fills more sturdy yet still very light. My Kanabs weeks spot was jumping a barb wire fence. I jumped a fence and did have a single problem. I think the obsidian are the best hunting pants on the market! I love the changes they made to the pants and I love that First Lite is always making improvements and are never satisfied with what they make. Keep it up!

Nickname: Robert
Very comfortable 5/11/2018

When I tried these pants on, I knew I had to these these in my inventory! The suspenders are a game changer compared to the inferior conventional belt, and the better part is that these pants give you the option of removing the suspenders to a belt or nothing at all. The material is extremely light weight but I'm confident will hold up sufficiently in rugged conditions. I cannot wait to break these in!

Nickname: German
Great hunting pants! 5/10/2018

These pants are great, light and quiet. I wear a 33W 32L and ordered a medium and they fit great. Only thing I don't like is the suspenders, where they connect on the back rubs on my spine when I am wearing a pack. I just wear a belt and have no problems.

Nickname: Chris
Know How To Sew 5/5/2018

Great pants if you got them on sale like me. Stretchy waist band is a little weird. Stay cool when it’s hot. They’re just waiting to tear from my experience in the Colorado backcountry. Know how to sew if you purchase. Still a big fan of my other Firstlite gear.

Nickname: Mike
My favorite Pants 4/19/2018

These turned out to be my favorite pants this past season. Very light and quiet while surprisingly warm as well. Fit was good, the same as the corrugates. It was nice to not have you clothes stink after backpacking for a week during elk season.

Nickname: Cody
Best pants I own 4/15/2018

These are the best, most comfortable pants that I own! I like them so much I now have them in multiple colors and wear them everywhere. These pants fit great and function flawlessly and I love the added bonus of the suspenders.

Nickname: Ryan
Sizing, features, i want to love 4/10/2018

The wait.
Waited for like 4 months for these to be back in stock and in my size. I was in dire need of some new purpose built pants so I definitely was shopping around at other brands that offer something similar. I held out to get a pair of these, but the availability of certain items/sizes at First Lite seems like an issue.

The sizing.
I'm 5'11, 155lbs. I've always worn 32x32, or a medium size. I ordered the medium size in the the Obsidians since medium tops from FL fit me perfect. Not the case with the pants. Excessively baggy both in waist and length. I put them on, took them off, and immediately stuffed them back in the box a bit frustrated after my long wait for pants I expected a lot out of. FL processed my return with no problems.

The features.
I really didn't like the pant roll up keepers on the lower outside seam of both legs. I immediately cut both the outside metal button and inside fabric tab off. When walking they were noticeable as they flopped around. The pants are super lightweight and pockets spacious so anything attached to them or in the pockets you will feel move around (phone, keys, knife, the keeper tabs, etc). In my many years of outdoors experience I have never actually used or needed to use a similar system to keep my pant legs rolled up. What happened to just rolling them up or cuffing them?! If you need shorts... shorts are light pack a pair. If you need to cross water... roll them up over the knee or take them off and go in your skivvies if you're that worried about it.

These pants also need knife pocket clip reinforcements on both pockets. Because the material is so light and thin, my pocket clips don't have enough pressure to keep them secure. My benchmade would slide from one side of the pocket to the other just messing around working on my truck today. My leatherman (which does have a larger than usual gap beneath the pocket clip) would just wildly slide around and actually fell out so I just decided not to run it at all when wearing these pants. This is also a high wear area for my pants and I like to see reinforcements there for longevity. Ditch the man-capri keepers and add some thicker ripstop panels for the pocket clip!

Other than the aforementioned, I look forward to putting these pants to the test this coming season. I don't think I will be let down just from my initial few days wearing them.

Nickname: Cody
Very Happy 4/2/2018

The first opportunity that I was able to wear these was opening day of turkey. I was initially concerned about the pants durability due to how light weight they were. From walking through wet fields to crawling through thick wooded areas, these pants held up great! They dried off quickly and did not snag or tear. They are dead silent while moving. Pocket placement was very well thought out and there is definetly enough which is a issue with other brands. These pants are very comfortable and sized just right. Definitely worth the money, I will purchase again.

Nickname: Seth
Obsidian Merino Pants 3/30/2018

these pants fit great. I am 5' 10" and 145 pounds glad I went with the size small. They are super light weight and comfortable. Lots of pockets to store all your junk. Very impressed with these pants

Nickname: Ryan
First impressions 3/28/2018

I just received a pair of these britches and I won't have a chance to field test it for the first time until this weekend but would like to share my initial thoughts. I bought these pants with hot weather early seasons in mind and hope they'll work in the mid- late season as well with appropriate base layers. The pants are extremely comfortable and breathable but I am curious to see if the "rip-stop nylon" really produces "maximum durability" and if these pants will hold up to my rigorous style of hunting. Hopefully my concerns are proven wrong. I look forward to testing them out.

Nickname: Devon
An awesome pair of pants 3/23/2018

My first outing with the pants I went for a cold pre turkey season walk about. They were comfy and quiet. The morning started out in the 20’s and warmed up to 50 in the afternoon and I never felt I was either to cold or too hot. I like the style and fit. I didn’t get to crazy crashing through the thick stuff so I can’t say to much on durability. Overall I would recommend these pants.

Nickname: Andy
Good pants but not Kanabs 3/19/2018

Very light pants that you can actually see through but oddly regulate body temperature fairly well. Fit is great, as with all First Lite apparel. I feel like the Kanab 2.0 is a little warmer and softer pant and would like to see a version of the Kanab come back as another pant option.

Nickname: Chad
What are you paying for? 3/13/2018

Pros
-These are light, breathable, quick-drying pants. Not terribly durable, but they perform well.
-Pockets are well thought out, if a little redundant.
-Ankle cuffs are nice.
-Gusseted crotch is welcome and appreciated.

Cons
-They have an elastic waist instead of proper sizing (i understand this keeps costs down for the maker - but lets be serious here - these are $190 pants!). Throwing in suspenders doesn't make up for this.
-They have orange logos printed all over them like sweat pants from the 1980s. Not really suitable for wearing around town, unless you're into free-advertising. I am not.

Overall, great material and great design, and I'd buy again - but I question some of the choices made in their production. Paying $190 for pants, and feeling like I'm compromising on the little things kinda sucks.

Nickname: Bear Cat
Breathable, Stealthy, and Comfortable 3/9/2018

If I had to sum these up, I would describe them as the pant I wear when it's early season till about mid-season with a base layer underneath. They are SILENT, so great for stalking and bowhunting. They are BREATHABLE, with the qualities of merino allow them to be super-breathable for comfort and with high-output periods during a hunt. Lastly, they are COMFORTABLE, with a slight stretch material and perfectly cut.
These remind me of a new and improved overhauled version of a classic 6-pocket military BDU pant.

Nickname: SyracuseHunter
Almost perfect pants..just not tough enough 3/3/2018

First off I, i bought these pants to double as an out west hunting pant, and a midwest whitetail pant, and i did end up returning these pants for a pair of corrugate guide pants...BUT these pants are extremely comfortable, dead quiet, have a great range of temperature use, and they are just about perfect...my only complaint was they just weren't quite tough enough for a Midwest whitetail pant for me, some seams and stitching failed but one email to first lite customer service had that handled. Pants get a 4 star, customer service is definitely a 5 star.

Nickname: Josh
Excellent 3/2/2018

The fit on these pants is perfect. Very breathable. Durability seams good. Was caught up in a bunch of briars and slid down a hill on my but because of ice and have no noticeable damage.

Nickname: Gilly
Obsidian Merino Pants 3/1/2018

I have one word that accurately describes these pants, Professional. I have never worn a pair of hunting pants and been so impressed with it's design, comfortability and moisture wicking material. First lite continues to impress me with their clothing that I consider more of an essential equipment than anything else. You will not be disappointed with the Obsidian pants; whether they are used during the fall season or during the first snow fall with proper laying these pants can do it all.

Nickname: Donnie
Great pant for variety of weather 2/24/2018

These pants are incredible comfortable at almost any conditions. I've worn them from hot days to below freezing with a high wind with a base layer underneath and been warm. They are a good fit and the suspenders give even extra support. Good pocket configuration for a lot of storage

Nickname: Max
Critical piece for any hunting kit 2/23/2018

If there was ever a do-it-all pant, this is it. From early season & warm, to late season & below freezing, this pant can take it. Wore these on every hunt from beginning to end of season for southern IL whitetails, and they held up like a champ! I used the Brambler gaiters to protect the bottom of the legs from snags and such, as I have to move through a lot of brush and grasses where I hunt to get into the big boys, and never had any problems with that combo. Love the solid colors for spring hiking or scouting in the summer. The ability to layer under or over these with other pieces of FL kit is a game changer.

Nickname: Tackleberry1919
epic fit/function 2/22/2018

I ordered multiple pairs of pants to try out as i can't stand baggy pants. The fit of other FL pants didn't fit me that well at all. They were either long in the crotch for my build or too baggy. These fit like a dream. Its just like wearing a set of 5.11 tac pants. They aren't baggy and they have just enought stretch to them. The included suspenders are epic!!! Never thought I'd like not having a belt but I love it as it feels so much better under my backpack. They dry super quick and the pockets are all located right were they should be. I would tell anyone to give them a try!

Nickname: Mitch
Very well thought out design 2/21/2018

This is without a doubt the most comfortable and functional pants I have ever worn!! Hands down build for the dynamics of the outdoors. Flexibility is huge for a bigger guy like me and these make it easy to move about. I really appreciate how quite they are and how functional, nicely done !

Nickname: Shane
VERSATILE 2/19/2018

I was very impressed by these pants! I wore them on the Whitetail stand early January and wore them on a 75 degree shed hunt! These pants are as versatile as they come outstanding addition to the pack I recommend getting these all day long! YOU WONT BE SORRY!

Nickname: Zed
VERSATILE 2/19/2018

I was very impressed by these pants! I wore them on the Whitetail stand early January and wore them on a 75 degree shed hunt! These pants are as versatile as they come outstanding addition to the pack I recommend getting these all day long! YOU WONT BE SORRY!

Nickname: Zed
Take 'em Everywhere 2/13/2018

I was really impressed with these pants for a few reasons:

They're so versatile that you can combine them with long underwear and be warm at -10C or you can roll them up and they're good to go for early season temps up to 30C.
They dry in a snap - even when you're wearing them.
They've been durable so far, with ~3 months of heavy use, yet are still comfortable and soft.
Overall a great addition for hiking and hunting

Nickname: Fred
Comfort but not durable.. 2/8/2018

I went on my second back country Elk hunt this fall and decided to upgrade all of my clothing for this trip. These are the most comfortable pair of pants I've ever worn and look sharp too.

As comfortable as these were they only held up for a day and a half. On the second day of my trip these pants tore while walking through the Idaho timber. Luckily I was wearing gators but the tear occurred right above them. By the end of the week I had tears in both legs and ruined pants, it wasn't even thick brush on this mountain. For $200 a pair of pants with the description that includes " stretch merino/nylon fabric work in conjunction to move and flex with the body and provide maximum durability", these pants were incredibly disappointing.

What was more disappointing than the durability of these pants was the response from First Lite when I emailed them about them. The customer service representative informed me that these pants are warrantied for a year for manufacturer defects but not damage in the field, even if it was less than a week old. He did mail me a small patch of fabric so i could repair them myself and a small discount for my next purchase; however, I don't know how to sew and based on my personal experience I'm not sure I can justify gambling on another pair.

In the contacts section of this site First Lite states "First Lite prides itself in providing exemplary customer service. Complete customer satisfaction is our foremost goal". I like the idea of this company and the public figures that rep it but based on quality and service I'm not sure I'll be back.

Nickname: Jeremy
Great early season pant 2/7/2018

I bought these before the 2017 deer season, and love them. I have 2 pair of corrugate pants, but I have made them my mid to late season pants. The Obsidian pants are much lighter, and much more comfortable for the warmer hunts. Super durable so far. Walked through plenty of brush and no tears.

Nickname: Tres
Great all around hunting pants 2/6/2018

I have been wearing these pants on mid to late season small game and white tail hunts In Ontario, Canada.

My favourite features of these pants are the light weight of them, the suspenders are great, they flex very well if you are walking hilly terrain or climbing a bit.
They have a lot of pockets that are well placed. The hip pockets are very deep and the side pockets are a great size and do not get in the way at all.

As for durability, I have been wearing them as an outer pant and have walked through quite a few thorn bushes and they have held up surprisingly well. They do have visible signs of wear but considering they are made of wool I am satisfied with their durability and how the rip stop functions.

I would recommend these as a good all around pant but if you are planning on trekking through heavily thorned areas or climbing up and down sharp rocks I would recommend going with a but heavier pair of pants.

Nickname: Joey
Awesome so far 2/2/2018

I've been wearing these out in the -20C weather and surprised at the warmth they provide. I wasn't sure about the suspenders as I'm a bigger guy and worried about the fit. It was surprisingly comfortable. The flex is great and look good. Wish there were more selection of colours.

Nickname: BigRockKen
Good all around hunting pant. 2/2/2018

I wanted a tough and durable hunting pant that was still light. So far I’m very pleased. Pockets are well thought out and the overall function of the pants is just wanted I needed. Using in PA woods.

Nickname: Marc
Most Comfortable Pants Ever! 2/1/2018

I thought the Corrugate Guide Pants were great, these are the most comfortable pants I have ever worn!

Nickname: Terry
Best Pants I've Owned 1/22/2018

Taken these on hunts for black bear in MT, squirrels in VA, and whitetails in MS. They are the best hunting pants I've owned. Fit great, move great, don't make noise, easy to layer. Was skeptical about the suspenders but after using them a bunch I love them! Would definitely recommend these to everyone!

Nickname: Nate
Great gear piece! 1/21/2018

I went into ordering these pants with some slight apprehension. In the past when wearing wool pants if I was in a heavy dew or rain and they became soaked it was very difficult to dry them out effectively without hanging them off a branch. Well these pants eased my fears. I had them wet on multiple occasions through heavy dew, rain, and post-holing through snow and the pants dried in an acceptable amount of time while I was wearing them. The temperature range that I was comfortable in was phenomenal and I was pleasantly surprised how well they did even in warmer temps. I never used the suspenders nor the buttons for holding your pant legs up. I ordered the LT for added length when hiking and they fit perfect. Loved them. Highly recommend.

Nickname: Paul
Awesome all around pant! 1/15/2018

I love these pants for the wide temperature range that I can wear them and be comfortable. I did rip them on the second day of use when they snagged on a branch from a log I was stepping over. If I had any complaint it would be I wish they were tougher but the positives outweigh the negatives I love these pants!

Nickname: Shawn
Can’t go wrong with these pants! 1/15/2018

I had been looking for a merino wool rip stop hunting pants and the Obsidians delivered! I wore them hunting mule deer during the rut in November in Montana and they were my main hunting pants for a black tail deer and sea duck hunt on Kodiak in early December. They were comfortable across a wide range of temps, especially when paired with a pair of the 230 g bottoms! They held up great against the Devils club. I will add that the sizing recommendations are accurate. I’m 6’4” and the tall sizing was just right but depending on the brand I bounce between medium and large. Knowing I was going to be layering with these pants I went with the large. Hindsight I wish I would have gone with mediums.

Nickname: Michael
The Only Hunting Pant I Need 1/11/2018

I was first converted to hunting in Merino wool pants with the Knab 2.0. Ever since, I've loved hunting in a merino pant. The Obsidian makes me even more of a believer. The pocket design is excellent, the fit is great and the materials are just right. This pant took me from warm September archery hunts to mid-November mule deer hunting this year, and from timberline in Colorado to the rugged deserts of west Texas. Merino is versatile, quiet, odor-resistant and extremely comfortable. It's hard to imagine going back to a full-synthetic pant.

Nickname: RyanM
Great Pants 1/10/2018

Love these pants. I just don't love them more than the Corrugates.
These pants work well for the hunter who uses them for a few days a year. They do not stand up well to continued use and abuse. If you want a pant for warm weather these are amazing for that. I am not tall or overweight but I have big thighs and calves. Because of that I tend to stretch things that should not be stretched. I have ripped seams (I sew them back together) which doesn't bother me, most people do not appreciate busting seams, especially in the back country. If you want a hardcore pant to abuse check out the Corrugates. Super breathable and very comfy.

Nickname: Wes
Love the pocket configuration and the fit is good as well. These are going to be my go to warm weather pants. 1/9/2018

Love the pocket configuration and the fit is good as well. These are going to be my go to warm weather pants.

Nickname: Andrew
First Lite Obsidians 1/9/2018

I have purchased obsidian in ASAT pattern. I am very pleased with this product. I wish you wouldn't discontinue ASAT pattern. The pants are quiet, and semi durable. I say this because briars and snags can destroy these pants. Though for merino they hold up very well. I wear them all season long which is 10 weeks here in Montana. Overall fit is great, and lots of movement. My sizing is somewhere between a medium and a large. I am 5'10, 190 pounds.

Nickname: Joshua
Great pants 1/8/2018

These pants are awesome. They seem to be Warmer than the corrugate guide pant. One flaw I dislike about these is the button on the side by the knee makes noise against my bow while stalking. other than that I think I like them more than the corrugate after wearing them recently in the field. I hunt az mostly in case that helps understand how there put to use!

Nickname: Nick
Perfect mountain hunting pant 1/5/2018

I wore these pants for 14 days elk hunting in the mountains. They were comfortable, kept me warm and dried very quickly when they got wet. The leg pockets also hold a decent amount of extras.

Nickname: Chep
Prefer the kanabs 1/4/2018

I waited to hunt all season before writing any reviews. I overall am pleased with these pants. Compared to the kanabs, these do not have an internal extra layer in the knee region. I really liked that in my kanabs, as when you are doing a lot of movement, that internal "slick" fabric helped to prevent knee snag with your long johns when you're taking high steps. Anyway, for what another opinion is worth, these are very nice pants worth the purchase. I still prefer the kanabs.

Nickname: kyle
Best pant hands down 1/4/2018

2017 Oregon elk season had every possible weather scenario. From temps over 100 to low level snow, not to mention many days of smoke due to wild fires. These pants did not smell from the smoke or sweat and kept me warm when freezing temps were upon us. While tracking a bull my pants were covered in blood as we were moving through thick reprod. To my surprise every speck of dried blood came out of the pants in one recommended wash. DURABILITY? This seems to be a hot topic. YES, they are durable and resist rips and tears to the best ability that a light weight breathable hunting pant can. The stretch panel in the croch gives me confidence when climbing over wind fall that they will not and have not blow out. Overall this is a great pant and I recommend these to anyone wanting an odor resistant, fast drying, breathable, lightweight, durable hunting pant.

Nickname: Josh
Something different 1/4/2018

I really liked these pants on my 7 day whitetail hunt they held up to the brush and thorns well. I crossed a creek everyday on the way to my stand and they wicked water away very well. It was colder so I never rolled them up but I will probably try that out this spring on a turkey hunt. I would recommend these pants to anyone who spends time outdoors.

Nickname: Daniel
outstanding! 1/2/2018

These are my go to pants. They move easy and fit just right. I really like the pocket placement on these also.

Nickname: mac
Great Pants 12/27/2017

The price is steep but compared to some of the other higher end retail brands it's reasonable. Used them for elk hunting in October in Utah for 4 days and they were great. Love the merino. The suspenders were great and as a 6'2" guy the long size is awesome. My favorite pant!

Nickname: Landon
These pants are not made for thorns 12/27/2017

With that caveat out of the way, I really want to love these pants. The pocket arrangement is pretty genius and I love be fit. These are very comfortable to wear and they just feel fantastic. Thorny brushy country, however will start popping holes and pulling threads in no time.

Nickname: John
All around great 12/22/2017

Great pants I love the material and the comfert. I wouldn’t hesitate to wear these pants in the mountains of Colorado or the fields in Texas the only thing I would like to see is built in knee pads. Other than that I love them

Nickname: Carsen
Surprised 12/20/2017

These pants surprised me on how comfortable and durriable they are love all the pockets I'm always stuffing my pockets and it's nice to have options, I was pleased with them as I walked through thick buck brush and hiked steep hills and the dry fast whether from crossing a creek or workong up a sweat

Nickname: Sheldon
Great pants 12/17/2017

These pants are so comfortable and when you layer the Allegheny under neath, they are very warm. It’s a great all around hunting pants. Don’t let the merino wool fool you in thinking they would be too hot in the early season. It’s quite the opposite, they breath very well and I have worn them in 70-80 degree temperatures and was very surprised that they were not uncomfortable. Definitely, buying a few more.

Nickname: Chad
Tougher than you think... 12/17/2017

I really like wearing merino pants because they are quite, comfortable, worm when you need it and breathable when it gets hot. I wear them in the cactus filled desert chasing mule deer to the mountains chasing elk. I took these bad boys through thick manzanita and cat claw here in Arizona for 6 days, sure there are some thread pulls but no tears or anything to worry about. I've owned the Kanabs 1 and 2, these are definitely an upgrade. The new pockets and stretch panels make the Obsidians super functional and comfortable. I buy products to use them, and these have been used and will definitely be abused, I have no worry about the durability thus far as I feel they have held up better than expected.

Nickname: Justin
Versatile 12/17/2017

I wear these alone in the early deer season September-October, throw on some leggings underneath when it starts to bite outside, and throw over my North Branch pants over top in the late season November-December or in wet weather.

They breath well and are comfortable. My only gripe is the fit. They are baggier than expected; my Medium fits a little loose around the waist at 31". I would have gotten Small, but at over 6' tall with long legs, they would have been too short. Luckily, the suspenders solve the issue in a more comfortable way than a belt!

I also like the added touch of the drawstring at the pant cuff to tighten around my boots, and the small patch of armoured material so the cuffs don't get shredded between rubbing boots.

Nickname: Me
Good but durability is lacking 12/13/2017

Before I reviewed these pants I made sure to wear the hell outta them. I've hunted high country mule deer, texas white tails, cotton tails and upland game. I love these pants! They are very comfortable and the pockets are a great. Very well thought out design.

My only complaint is the qaulity doesn't seem to be there. After about 45 days in the field the butt is starting to wear thin. The pants began pilling after just a few washes. The first lite logo thread on the knee looks like a ball of yarn, lots of loose threads from the stitching not being tight enough. For the price I wish that these pants were more durable. Don't know how long they'll last but I would probably buy again.

Nickname: RT
Nice pants for trail walking. Not nice for off trail 12/13/2017

These pants are comfortable, warm, and light. The first time I wore them out scouting for deer trails. I noticed right away that the threads of the pants were being pulled out of the pants by the small twigs, branches, and brambles i encountered along the way. It does not effect the function of the pant. But for the $190 dollar price tag, i expect something that is going to be more durable, and last longer than a couple trips out in the woods. If these would make excellent pack pants for still hunting. I would not recommend wearing them for any stalking or back country hiking. My am disappointed in the quality for such large price tag.

Nickname: William Herbst
Game Changer! 12/8/2017

These have become my go to pants. Really not fair to call them pants. This is technical gear.
Pros
- Great Fit
- Super Comfortable
- Quiet
- Tempature versatility
- High Quality - pockets, seams and zippers

Cons
- Price point ( got them on Black Friday sale, otherwise I would of past at the full price)

Unknowns
- Long Term Durability

I will be buying more when on sale. Thank you

Nickname: Matt H
Some change is good 12/8/2017

I like all the changes to the pockets on these pants but I feel the fit is different than the old kanabs and think I liked the fit of my kanabs a little better. This being said I really Like my new Obsidian pants and can't wait to get in the woods with them to fully test them

Nickname: Jahart
Love these. 12/6/2017

If I had the money, I would only own 15 pair of these pants and wear them for everything form hunting to woodworking and welding(though that could be dangerous)... Love my First Lite gear.

Nickname: Nick Gann
Only used them once so far 12/5/2017

I got the fusion camp pattern and it looks way better in person than it does in any picture. The pants are very comfortable and light weight, probably the most comfortable pants I’ve owned. I like that the front pockets are a top cut pocket and not like a 45degree cut, less chances of stuff falling out. Great pants over all can’t wait to put them to a lot more use.

Nickname: Texashunter
Only used them once so far 12/5/2017

I got the fusion camp pattern and it looks way better in person than it does in any picture. The pants are very comfortable and light weight, probably the most comfortable pants I’ve owned. I like that the front pockets are a top cut pocket and not like a 45degree cut, less chances of stuff falling out. Great pants over all can’t wait to put them to a lot more use.

Nickname: Texashunter
Good Light Pant 12/5/2017

Wore these for a field season in northern BC for forestry work. They held up very good. They were flexible and comfortable while climbing over snags, through tall brush etc. The elastic on the ankle did catch on a stick and break, but First Lite sorted me out right away when I got back. Very pleased with the customer service and these pants! Didn't get out hunting these season as I was busy opening a brewery! Look forward to some hard testing during Whitetail and Elk next year.

Nickname: Yari from BC
Quality materials make for super comfortable pants 11/28/2017

I’ve worn these pants through a season of Midwest whitetail hunting. The majority of my hunting is from a stand. The fit and feel of these pants is superb and they are comfortable all day long. I am 6’1” & 210 pounds and the large fit me great. I like close fitting, athletic type fit in my hunting clothes and that is how the large fits me.

Nickname: Brian
Impressed With The Comfort Of Theses Pants 11/28/2017

The Obsidian pants are unparalleled for comfort the moment you put them on. I particularly liked the amount and location of pockets. Certain little features like the nylon reenforcement in certain areas was appreciated. Also, I really liked using the suspenders, even with a pack. I wore these pants in all weather conditions, including hard rain and hot sun. Even soaking wet they were comfortable and not noticeably cold when paired with a thermal underwear.

I did notice the fabric starting to tear and lose threads after the first use. This continued throughout the season and the pants became more threadbare throughout. I don't think I will get any longevity out of these pants but they were comfortable for sure.

Nickname: Anthony
Great Pant 11/28/2017

Love these for hunting from August til November with layers underneath. Just be careful around sharp sticks and you won't have any problems.

Nickname: Schuyler
Amazing at first 11/27/2017

....but I don't think they'll take the miles they should for the price. I spent a few days chukar hunting to break them in and about five more elk hunting. Crotch is already starting to wear thin and a suspender loop already blew out. With that said, they are the most comfortable pants I've ever hunted in, they just need to sort out some durability issues. The temperature versatility is great from early season through winter conditions. Hopefully they're not just designed to impress weekend warriors.

Nickname: Brandon
Unsatisfactory 11/27/2017

Only worn my Obsidian Pants a had full of times and the smallest twig caused a hole. I had them patched for 35 bucks! Then went on my elk hunt and 3 more wholes appeared. The Obsidian Pant should not be considered a hunting product or added to anyone’s gear. They do not stand a chance in any hunting environment! And once you wash them the holes get worse!!! I’m so disappointed..

Nickname: Matthew
Super impressed 11/24/2017

put these on for the first time and they were way more comfortable then expected. Material is very lightweight yet strong. Went on a 8 mile hike yesterday and these pants kept me cool and did not smell at all even though I sweat a ton. Very impressed with first lite quality. I will be buying another pair non camo to wear around town.

Nickname: Glenn
Super impressed 11/24/2017

put these on for the first time and they were way more comfortable then expected. Material is very lightweight yet strong. Went on a 8 mile hike yesterday and these pants kept me cool and did not smell at all even though I sweat a ton. Very impressed with first lite quality. I will be buying another pair non camo to wear around town.

Nickname: Glenn
Rejoice short guys! 11/22/2017

I just got off my annual deer hunting trip to WV. I have worn my new Obsidians for the last 5 days and they performed wonderfully in all conditions. Cold and snowy, while scouting, on a cold stand or just hanging out at camp. But what I really like about these pants is the way the length adjusts easily to accommodate anyone including me with my 26" inseam! They have an adjustable elastic band at each cuff and with the drape of the fabric, they provide a great fit for a wide range of inseam lengths. I'm 5'5", 175 lbs and have a 36" waist. I bought a size large. I really like these pants!

Nickname: Mackey
Comfortable but baggy 11/20/2017

The pants are comfortable and I love the suspender system but they are a bit baggier than expected. Judging from the material I would be hard pressed to suggest wearing these through any kind of thorny environment.

Nickname: Thomas
Pleasantly surprised 11/17/2017

Big thanks to Steve Rinella for introducing the First Lite line to me. Purchased Obsidian pants for deer hunting northern Minnesota and to use as layering for ice fishing. When I received the pants I thought they were a little lightweight. I was pleasantly surprised after four days hunting in 15-30 degree weather with a good wind and rain/sleet/snow mix for much of the time. Walking in knee deep snow with good boots and base layers, I was toasty warm. The cinch bottoms were great for tucking into my boot and I could not find enough things to put in all the pockets.

I feel the pants are a little light-duty for thick grouse hunting. A tougher version would be a nice addition for grouse hunters. Found them to be great for deer hunting in Minnesota and I look forward to seeing how they perform this winter.

Nickname: Patrick
Durability...Not so much 11/16/2017

First off I have to say I am very impressed with how warm these pants kept me in 4 degree weather. Unfortunately I am not happy with the durability of these pants. Packing out an elk I slipped on some loose ground landing on my bum and slid 1-2 feet. I got back to my feet, brushing of my dariere, and felt a rip in my pants just below the back right pocket. Super bummed... For $190 I was hoping for a little more durability.

Nickname: Darren
First lite obsidian pant 11/15/2017

I have used these pants during two weeks of Maine moose hunting this year, and now 3/4 through deer season. I wanted to wait before writing anything to give them a good test. The pants are very comfortable and durable, and also very quiet, there is virtually zero noise if the pants rub on anything like sticks, brush etc. I have also had several instances where “normal” hunting pants would have ripped, and these came out without a scratch. I highly recommend them.

Nickname: Jerod
Pants perform great. I just worry about the sizing. 11/14/2017

I recently purchased these pants about a month and half ago. I have had the opportunity to use them on two mule deer hunts here in California. So far they have held up to all the hiking and sitting on these hunts. They are surprisingly warm when you need them to be and breathe very well when it gets hot. I don't think you would have to layer up with these until it dips to 30 degrees maybe. At first i thought the material would be inconveniently itchy all the time, at first impression but after hunting in them they are quiet comfortable. The pocket lay out and rip stop material are great. At first i wasn't sure how I felt on the pockets but after putting them to use I am happy with them.
If I had to find something that I am not to thrilled with it would be the sizing. The large is a little to baggy and the waist is almost too big. I am 5'10" and 175lbs with 34" waist. The large fits 34-36 waist. With the extra stretch from the pants you can see why it would be a bit too big. After several washes they seem to fit fine. But i wonder how the mediums would of fit. All-in-all i am pleased with them.
I have a Arizona trip in Feb. for javelina and will see how they hold up in that country.

Nickname: sean
Mountain Durability 11/13/2017

Bought this pants in July used them all summer scouting for sheep by the time sheep season ended in Alberta this pants had multiple rips if your a mountain hunter this pants aren't durable at all

Nickname: Dillon
Utah Elk Hunt 11/12/2017

I bought the Obsidian Pants for a South Dakota bow hunt and later used them for my Utah elk gun hunt. These pants preformed great! Highly breathable for putting a lot of miles while packing some heavy weight. The fit of the pants is what I love the most, makes you feel very free and easy to move in. Highly recommend for those backcountry high altitude hunts in any temperature.

Nickname: Cody
So much YES 11/12/2017

First off, if you order them in Conifer, the color is much darker than what you see in the picture...not a big deal but you have been warned. I put these pants to the test for the last half of this year and have not been disappointed. They were great during archery season although at times could be slightly warm on the hottest days. The roll up buttons on the legs help to let some heat out when you need to cool off though. They are also great for keeping your pants dry when crossing creeks if you're not wearing gaiters. I had no issues with snags or tears during archery season and they are super quiet and comfortable. I layered these with the Allegheny bottoms for 3rd Rifle season in CO and it was a great combo. Temps were as low as 14 degrees in the morning and got into the high 40s with sun during the day which is quite warm here. I just adjusted my torso layers and stayed super comfortable throughout the day. The real test was low crawling through mud, snow, rocks, sage, and oak brush for 165yds to get a shot on a muley. No tears to my surprise and even though they were soaked and muddy, I stayed warm and they dried out reasonably fast. I bought an extra pair for daily wear because I like them so much.

Nickname: JayCreegs
Just buy them, you won’t be sorry. 11/8/2017

Spent 2 weeks in Northern B . C. In Late Sept. early October temperature was from 20 C. to -7 C. Pants worked great. I washed them out a couple of times they dried quickly. Best pants I’ve owned in 35 years hunting. Well worth the price even with the dollar difference.

Nickname: Scrammer
Great fit! 11/7/2017

These pants fit me really well without making feel constricted in my movement! Plus they are super durable and cost way less than similar products. The suspenders are a great addition that I've come to like more than my belt!

Nickname: John
Simply Awesome! 11/4/2017

Lightweight, well constructed, silent and surprisingly warm considering how thin they are. With every step you take, you can feel the quality of the fabric and the attention to detail that went into these pants.

Nickname: TannerB
Bit Disappointed 11/3/2017

Bought my first pair of Obsidians and the arrived the day before I was leaving for two weeks in the mountains. Very excited to get them before my departure and looked forward to wearing them while hunting.

I absolutely loved the fit and feel of these pants. Plenty of room whether climbing or sitting. The pocket design and placement is ingenious. I was able to retrieve items from my pockets while sitting on the ground or in a crouched position. Zippers were quite and manageable with gloves one.

Temperature control was impressive too. Stayed warm enough with a second layer on the cold mornings and did not overheat while moving during midday sun.

My only complaint about these pants is the durability. By the morning of the third day wearing these pants, I noticed a hole torn in the left knee. I cannot explain how or when the hole occurred as I know I had not fallen and I don't believe the pants were torn by a limb. However, I was disappointed that I was only three days in and there was a hole in the knee.

I would like to see these pants designed to be a bit more rugged. F/L got it right on the breath-ability and the pocket design!

Nickname: kpd1110
My New Hunting Pants 10/31/2017

I went with the Obsidian pants over the Corrugate due to the amount of pockets. Since then, they have not disappointed me. There are enough pockets for me to keep all my gear organized and safe, with the thigh pockets even fitting my large rangefinder in a pinch. I really enjoy the stretch and comfort of these pants. At 5'10" 130lbs with a 28-40" waist, I decided to get some smalls. The pants fit perfect in the waist, and pretty good in the legs. In a heavy frost, I was knee deep in sopping wet grass covered in ice; however, I never felt anything as the pants kept me dry. I have hunted some in Texas brush county with them, and have tangle with some brush, but I haven't yet encountered issues with tearing like others have. I will see going forward if that develops.

My only real complaints are frayed seams or loose threads out of the bag, and the legs being a little to baggy for my liking. I've seen others comment on the same issue, but I would write it off due to the fact that I am extremely lean.
I can't wait to get a few more pairs in a solid color!

Nickname: Coy E
Perfection 10/30/2017

These pants are the best I have ever owned. Layered with the Merino 230g bottoms and stayed warm throughout my elk hunt. The suspenders are a great addition also.

Nickname: Brad
My "Go To" Hunting pants 10/25/2017

These are the perfect pants for spring turkey through archery season. I even wear these with a base layer during late elk. Pants are warm, silent and scent resistant in my book. Only way to make them better is water proof. I can't say enough about these britches.
I recently had an issue with them and contacted first lite. With just a couple of emails the issue is resolved.
First lite I was a believer with the quality of garment and when you add the customer service, you have a customer for life. Thanks on all fronts!

Nickname: Hoss
Awesome 10/21/2017

Got the pants used for elk hunting even tho not insulated with a pair of long johns underneath were more than warm enuff I love the roomy fit I didn't even realize the xtra protection on the bottom insides of the pant legs what a great idea

Nickname: Scembalf
Good pant, long-term durability questionable 10/21/2017

I used these pants for a first season rifle hunt and some scouting trips prior to an elk hunt in Colorado. I will say the pants fit true to size, but may be slightly baggy in the butt and thigh area. I am 6'3" and I ordered the tall and was pleased with the length. Pants allow for good range of motion where I climbed up and over some downed timber and never felt like these pants hindered my movement. I sat in the grass for a while and didn't realize it was wet, but the seat of the pants dried very quickly. The first rifle season in Colorado creates an interesting layering and insulation challenge where the early morning temps and be in the 20's (or lower) and the afternoon highs can be in the 60's. During these times I felt the pants breathed well and never felt like they were too warm (I also wore a light base layer under them).

For the part that concerns me about a pair of $200 pants...the durability. Walking around through the timber was fine but if I brushed up against anything with a thorn I could feel it through the pants. These pants also seemed to snag on these plants as well. I found myself being very careful to not walk though these types of plants, but in some areas this would be unavoidable.

My overall impression of the wool is very good. It is not too warm, breathes well, and with a good layering system these can be used in any temperature range. The flexibility of the pants is good and never hinder my movements. Not sure what you could do about the durability of the calf area (maybe thigh area if the thorny plants are taller) on the pants though. Wait for them to go on sale, not sure I would spend retail price on these. Don't seem to be worth almost $200.

Nickname: zman78
3 hunts and 30 days straight in these pants! 10/20/2017

As a freelance photographer in the outdoor niche the fall is my busiest time. The Obsidians landed at my door just a few days before leaving on a 3 consecutive run. First up was interior Grizz assignment with long stalks and a real need to layer. These pants were my second layer and took everything AK had, including 6 hours crashing through disgusting willows looking for a grizz. Ten days in AK and then it was straight off to northern BC for a mountain goat filming. From blowdown fields to shale these pants took a beating and were outstanding to do strenuous hiking in, they breath quick and the added pockets are great access for me on my gear. That was 13 days and a grand total of 23 days with no wash. The last leg was New Mexico for muzzleloader elk. The Obsidians never missed a beat. 75 degrees on the mountain and still breathing like a champ. Once my brother knocked down his elk it was on the mule deer scouting before making it home at 30 days! The best part was, while not rosy fresh they didnt smell near as bad as they should. These pants will be in my pack on just about every trip!

Nickname: Gaines
Great pant, just be careful 10/20/2017

I love these pants. I wore them for the last few days of spring bear, and now for a October elk and mule deer hunt in Idaho. I have never been uncomfortable in these pants. I am 6' 175lbs and ordered the medium tall. They fit great and function well. I really enjoy the pocket layout and how well these fit on my body while hiking in the mountains. I knew buying them that they are susceptible to tearing, which is why the ripstop is so important. I got a small hole in the seat from glassing on a rocky hillside but the ripstop has done its job perfectly. All in all a great pant!

Nickname: Dan
not exactly how i imagined 10/17/2017

everything about these pants has been great, except for durability so far. I hunt thick Wisconsin woods for whitetail and just got back from an antelope hunt in Wyoming and these pants have threads pulling out of the seams already, but they don't have any rips yet. I just feel like they will not last compared to the other first lite gear I own.

Nickname: josh
Makes the "Essential Gear" list. 10/16/2017

Best archery elk pants I've ever used. Light and breathable and fit well. Used them for a ten day elk hunt here in Montana and I wore them every day in conditions ranging from snow storms to sunny and 65 degrees. Excelled daily. The suspenders are the greatest thing since sliced bread! They kept my pack from jamming my pants down off my hips, even when packing out elk meat. Great product, hunting buddies got tired of me talking up my pants... that good.

Nickname: Brent
Love 'em. 10/16/2017

Great pants, nailed it! These perform well in cool weather, but for me, they were money on some really hot hunts this year. I was also very impressed with the durability, more durable than I expected out of a merino pant.
Do yourself a favor, pair these with the Red Desert Boxers for a truly magical experience.

Nickname: Dusty
OK Pant, but bring back the Kanab 2.0 10/15/2017

I've worn these pants for the past 2 months on maybe 10 whitetail hunts. Temps have been from the high 80's to the high 30's. They are what they say they are, a lightweight pant. The fit is very good and the stretch fabric is a great idea that does allow for more freedom of movement. However, you can almost see through them in the light. In my opinion the Kanab 2.0 was a way better pant and I hope they bring them back. When temps fall to the low 40's, I have to wear the EXP bottoms to keep comfortable. I wish First Lite would either bring back the Kanab 2.0 pant or make a midweight Merino pant that's a little thicker.

Nickname: J Ryan
Great Pants 10/11/2017

I used the Obsidian Pants for two weeks this past September (2017). They are incredibly quiet and versatile in a wide range of temperatures. Durability has always been an issue with the wool pants, the kanabs and now obsidian, but when used in the proper application they are fantastic pants. I wouldn't suggest using them in real rocky/thorny terrain like low elevation desert. Where they shine is in most elk environments where you can sneak through the pines and junipers.

Nickname: Sakarias
My fav pants 10/10/2017

Durable, they wash well, they're warm and the suspenders are a bonus.

I wore these last week until dusk in -3°C with long johns. Wasn't the least bit cold. I've snagged them a fair bit, and fall a lot (shale, in creeks, on logs) and they havent worn or ripped.

I like these more than the corrugates.

Nickname: Jonathan
Great backcountry pant 10/9/2017

Great hunting pant! They fit well as advertised and perfect in varying temperatures. Wore the pants in 70 degrees down to 30 degrees and they work perfect in both conditions. They have an athletic fit which is perfect when climbing over deadfall. They breath well with little order even after many days in the field. I like the reinforced areas throughout the pant. They held up well considering they are a merino wool product. If you are hunting in thick briars or thorns probably not your best choice of pant. Overall this is my go to pant.

Nickname: Blake
Very comfortable, lightweight pant. would have been a 5 star except for the color of camo. 10/7/2017

Love these pants from the first time I put them on. I'm a 34 waist and the Large pants fit excellent. Elastic in the waist and the suspenders make them prefect. Pants are very light weight, perfect for those hot days. Pocket placement is great and the ability to roll them up if needed is a nice touch. My only complaint with these pants is the faded look of the camo out of the package. I realize this is due in part to the type of fabric, but I wasn't expecting to see that much difference. Overall these pants are awesome and as time and use goes on, I'm sure these will be my go to pants for those warmer than average days in the field.

Nickname: Patrick
Obsidian Pants 10/7/2017

I liked the Kanab 2.0 so much that I decided to get the Obsidians in a color I could wear every day. I went with Dry Earth and couldn't be happier. I actually like this design better that the 2.0s. I think the pockets are set up better (and don't get all puffed out) and the fit it perfect. So far I've had them on around town, doing work around the house, and a few trips to the deer woods here in Georgia. The pants breath well in the Ga heat and have a great range of motion.

Georgia has plenty of briars and the last time i went to the woods I did catch a snag, just below the knee. The pants functioned as designed and stopped the run. All I had to do was reach down and pull the fabric in the opposite direction of the run and it disappeared. I should note that I was in the briars all day and thats the only snag I caught. I can't wait to wear these in the stand this year! Well Done FL!

Nickname: Erick
Nice Pants 10/6/2017

I tested these pants out on a 10 day September elk hunt in Colorado. These are a great pair of pants. I will not wear any other product, thanks First Lite.

Nickname: Billy
Great Pants for the Money 10/5/2017

Purchased these pants and was out in 45 degree weather with a light base layer on felt warm and comfortable. The temps rose to the 80’s and did not feel uncomfortable at all. Pants are very lightweight and the suspenders allow use without a belt. The pockets are deep and allow for keeping all kinds of items within. The way the pants fasten is strong and provides essy access for when nature calls. I would highly recommend these pants and will be looking into additional purchases to build my hunting arsenal.

Nickname: TCarr
Quiet and comfortable 10/5/2017

Bought these pants for hunting in a treestand in Michigan. Overall I am pleased with these pants for early season hunting so far. Layering will be needed for cooler temps, but I walk anywhere from a 100 yards in all the way to just shy of a mile so they will be good for not getting too hot and sweating profusely and they dry quick!

Although I think first lite should look into adding a little insulation to these (not much) and if they could put wind stop in between the layers it would benefit greatly for us treestand hunters in the midwest!

Nickname: Marc
My Go-To Warm Weather Pants 10/4/2017

I have been a long time Kanab fan, but was super glad for the upgrades made in the Obsidians. The fabric is breathable, lightweight and dependable. It dries fast and makes long days on the mountain enjoyable. For my 5 day backcountry trips, these are the only pair of pants Ill pack. The fact that they dry so fast make them ideal for so many situations.

Nickname: Kenneth
Functional improvement on Kanabs 10/4/2017

These pants are amazingly comfortable and offer total free range of motion without any binding or riding up or down. They're super versatile in the heat or cold as long as you add the right layers. Got them wet plenty and they never felt heavy or remained wet for very long. I had no qualms wearing them plus gaiters in the snow because wearing them when wet just never caused any real concern. They're the perfect pants 90% of the time and even in the other 10% they likely won't be the wrong pants.

Great fit, perfect amount of stretch where needed, ninja quiet and functional pockets with great zippers in all the right places. They added some more durable material around the inside pant cuff where it's most likely to see some wear (my Kanabs definitely frayed some in this spot, granted after some years of use).

I did get a small tear in one of the cargo pockets that may eventually need patching. The ripstop has isolated it for now but think these pants would be better if the material on the outside of the cargo pockets was the same synthetic material used on the cuff.

Nickname: Graham
Great Pant, Off Sizing? 10/3/2017

I will start off with saying that I'm in Canada and have always found that a 34" waist in Canada is smaller than a 34" waist in the States, I know it makes no sense but its true. That Said based on the size of pants that I normally wear (34" or 35") I should be a large. The Large size Obsidians were far to baggy and were loose on the waist as well. I switched them for a Medium and the fit is great through the leg and length is great with both the regular and the tall. (once again I am exactly between tall and regular).

I have worn these pants under waders, on a boat, as well as field hunting Canada Geese and Stand hunting whitetails this fall. I am ALWAYS comfortable and am very impressed with the pants.

I am a little concerned with durability and was wondering if there should be an obsidian+, one with reinforced knees, seat and heels? Also sizing by waist size would work better for us mutants in between sizing.

Nickname: Robert
best merino pants out there 10/2/2017

2017 first rifle season is next week. Last year hunted in Kiuiu. All good till it snowed and rained and then wet and cold. Had first lite merino tops and loved them for staying warm when wet and soaked.
Got my pants last week and lo it snowed and rained this week. got out and the obsidian pants though not waterproof kept me warm and comfy. totally silent and loose in the right places. pockets are ergonomic .

Not the coolest looking stuff but very well thought out and functional. Think architecture: function before form!

Nickname: james
Durability? 10/2/2017

Recently ordered the Obsidian Pant. Loved the Fit, Finish, and Pocket Design and Location. Love the temperature regulation of the Merino wool material. Love the Fusion Camo Pattern.

A little worried about the Durability however. Wore them for about 30 minutes before snagging them on a green briar and tearing a hole in the left shin. In their defense the rip stop design worked as it was intended and the hole is contained to one square of the material.

Over all I'm pleased with the Obsidian Pant and hopefully this wont be a recurring issue.

Nickname: Zachary
First Lite Obsidians 10/2/2017

Wow these pants are great, i wore them on my archery elk hunt and the morning temps got down to 28 degrees int he morning. I paired these up with athlete crew socks and i stayed warm in the morning stalking elk and i honestly gave this gear a 9.5 mile hike test in 3 days. In the morning the bottoms of my pant would get wet from the dew of the tall grass, but my lower legs would stay warm by mid afternoon my pants would be dried out. All in all the afternoon temps got around 52 degrees, and i was comfortable. I wore the pants and socks for a better part of 4 days total and i was still comfortable and there was no stink or smell from hiking. Great Product.

Nickname: N8iV from Oregon
Arizona desert will chew these pants up and spit them out. 10/2/2017

These pants are extremely comfortable. However, my first evening out with them they were put to the test and couldn't withstand Arizona's shrubby desert plants. I went through a Catsclaw and scrub oak patch on my way off the mountain and tried my best to avoid most but they were snagging on them. The pants have multiple snags all over and the brand new pants now look like I have had for years. Very unfortunate because of how comfortable they were and I was hoping the quilted/ripstop material would withstand. Might just be too thin for the desert.
This was all within one hour and a half of hiking up and down the mountain

Nickname: Patrick
Light and Breathable 9/30/2017

Ive been wearing these for archery season here in East TN. Its been in the 80s, and I've been putting in some serious miles. Never once did I think, "Ga I'm freaking roasting." Yea it's been hot out, but between the obsidian and llano I've been comfortable on every outing. My advice is avoid stickers and especially green briar. My kanab 2.0s got a nice tear in them from some green briar last year. I believe the fit of the obsidians make them less prone to getting snagged on briars, etc. The obsidians are a great product!

Nickname: Jordan
Very pleased 9/29/2017

The fit is slightly baggy (good for layering) and I'm a big fan of the included suspenders. I love the zippered pockets, too. I love the fit, the flex and the overall feel. A few reviews on here worry about the "thinness" of these pants. That's fair, but they're not flimsy. I've worn them in the brush, in thistles and thorns. I got poked and they picked up some burrs, but not a single tear, rip or weakness (I'd recommend adding a warm-weather, sweat-wicking base layer) I don't plan to walk through that junk a ton, but I feel good about how they handled it. These pants have absolutely met my expectation.

Nickname: Spencer
Vs Kanab 2.0 9/29/2017

I wore my Kanab 2.0 and my buddy wore the Obsidians for 2 weeks of Archery elk hunting. Both pants performed well but we agreed that the Kanab 2.0 were the better pant. The reinforced panel in the butt of the kanab made it much more durable, the obsidians wore a hole in the bottom during their first hunt. We both like the pocket configuration of the Kanab 2.0 better with the front cargo pockets and the extra small pocket on the right side is perfect for mouth calls but it's gone on the Obsidian. Both pants are comfortable in a large temperature range and good for low temps with a light base layer. Both provide excellent range of motion. Really wish I could still buy the Kanab 2.0 pants.

Nickname: Brent
Awesome pants 9/28/2017

I had the corrugates from last year for colder weather but for this early seasons HOT archery hunt I decided to try o