Men's Fuse Long John
Lightweight 200 Aerowool
Men's Fuse Long John Details
- Next to Skin
- True to size: Purchase your normal size to wear over or under other layers
- 17.5 micron, ultrafine, merino wool
- Lightweight 200gsm jersey knit fabric provides exceptional versatility
- Exclusive 37.5 Active Particle Technology to exhaust moisture and maintain optimal core body temperature
- Full length
- Next-to-skin fit for maximum comfort and support
- Jacquard waistband
- Fully functional fly
- Flatlock seams for next-to-skin comfort
- Machine wash, line dry
- Naturally UV absorbent to eliminate shine
How It's Built
- Material: Aerowool
- Cut: Athletic
- Primary Uses:
- Spot & Stalk
- Tree Stand
- Material Weight: 200 Lightweight
- Weight: 6oz.
Where to Use
- Temperature Range:
- 20F - 45F
- 45F - 60F
I bought the Fuse Crew and the Fuse Long John at the same time. This was my next to skin layer for the late October A tag Elk opening in the Idaho Panhandle. We had strange weather this year and a bitter cold front in the low teens to low twenties came in and hung around for the first half of the opening. Thank fully I received these a week in advance and was able to try them out with my other layers and decided to get the Uncompahgre Puffy jacket and pants to go with them for the morning and evening sits. This layer under the Sawtooth Jacket and Obsidian Merino Wool pants was perfect for hiking around the mountain sides in the mid twenty temps. I did not feel too cold or too hot in the mid day hikes an did not sweat out. The back half of the season's opening warmed up into the thirties and forties and these were perfect, and I found myself leaving other layers either at home or in my pack. I think these as a next to skin with the Obsidians and Sawtooth are great when you're moving in the mid twenties on up to the fifties or sixties, but for sits you will definitely want another layer. I ultimately ordered the Kiln quarter zip crew and zip off Long John's to add over these for November deer hunts. Fit was great! Great piece of clothing.
This base is perfect for cutting the early morning chill in September and early October in the Rockies.
First Lite Merino base layers are superior to synthetic base layers. They wick better and keep you warm when damp, unlike synthetics that make me clammy.
Additionally my synthetics have a permanent funk that I can't get out no matter what I do. I plan on replacing all of my synthetic base layers with First Lite in the future.
I previously only used poly pros issued by the military as my base layers but decided to try First Lite. I initially purchased the Fuse top & bottom as a next to skin base layer. The first time I used them temps ranged from 15-50 degrees. I wore underneath regular blue jeans and a hoody when scouting early season in Wisconsin & Maine and was generally comfortable. I actually forgot I even had them on most times because they're so comfortable. If paired with the right insulating layer and/or windstop jacket, you could treestand hunt. Might have to step up to the heavier base layer if expecting temps to reach single digits though. Actually looking at buying my dad a pair for general wear during Maine winters. They are so great at wicking I had no issues with sweating and getting cold. I also slept in these, as I typically only shower once or twice during my week long hunts in Wisconsin. These things 100% keep the stink off of you! Their merino wool is legit! Sizing feels great for me but guys with a shorter wingspan might feel as though the sleeves are a tad bit long. I also own competitor base layers and actually prefer those from First Lite. I plan to test out more pieces from First Lite and have pretty high expectations based on my initial experience with their base layers.
These things fit perfect and are a great layer!
I purchased this piece last year and wore it as a mid archery season base layer (paired with the obsidian merino pant) when the morning temperatures ranged from 45-50. It will certainly be in my bag this Sept. when I go on my first back country elk hunt, and trust it will serve me well there as well. Everything I have purchased from First Lite has been of exceptional quality and has no doubt made me more efficient in the field.
Wore this as a base layer on a 4 day backpacking trip in the mountains of western Wyoming in April. Temps ranged from 20-50. It kept me warm in the mornings and dry in the afternoons.
They fit great and are very soft with good stretch. It's amazing how fine the fibers are on these. Throw them on under your pants of choice and you won't regret it. They keep you comfortable in the early morning chill and aren't to hot when the temp rises throughout the day. So much warmer, cooler, stretchier, and breathable than Walmart and Academy base layers. If you can only afford 2 pieces of First Lite gear then get these and the top to start out.
I’ve been wearing these for over a year and they do not disappoint! Great in transitional weather. They keep down odor especially well on Multi-day backpack hunts. I would t wear any other pair out in the field.