Men's Kiln Boot Top Bottom
Midweight 250 Merino-X
Men's Kiln Boot Top Bottom Details
- Next to Skin
- True to size: Purchase your normal size to wear over or under other layers
- 18.5 micron, superfine merino wool
- 95% merino / 5% spandex
- Interlock knit for high loft insulation and moisture management
- 3/4 length to fit just above boot top
- Jacquard waistband
- Fully functional fly
- Flatlock seams for next-to-skin comfort
- Machine wash, line dry
How It's Built
- Material: Merino-X
- Cut: Athletic
- Primary Uses:
- Spot & Stalk
- Tree Stand
- Material Weight: 250 Midweight
- Weight: 8oz.
Where to Use
- Temperature Range:
- Below 20F
- 20F - 45F
- 45F - 60F
I love the feeling of the material and overall warmth. I am not a huge fan of the boot cut, it bunches up very easily under the outer layer. So you end up with a 4 inch gap of no coverage. I am 6'1" and 180lbs, and the Medium seems way too big for me It is very baggy and bunches up easily.
When I first tried these on they seemed great. The material is a comfortable and warm and the legs extended down to about mid calf which is where I expected them to. However, when I took them out in the field, wearing them underneath my waterproof pants, the bottom crawled up to the lower part of my knee cap as I hiked. This left a 3 inch gap in between my socks and the kiln bottom. It was snowing so it was a bit chilly, and this left a cold section in the middle of my leg. I ended up changing into some other long johns when I got a chance. I am not sure if I need knee length socks, or maybe at 6'3" with a 33 inch waist I am too tall for this cut of base layer but I did not like the fit at all.
Great piece, Warm and comfortable. I do wish they were just a little long so I could use the with a shorter boot/sock combo. You can always roll them if you needed to make them shorter. I'm marking the fit as perfect because I believe they fit as intended.
Comfort is unmatched and incredibly warm! I can’t say enough good things about the material and the way it performs. I never want to take them off.
I owned the Allegheny suit, then sold it and bought this when FirstLite came out with the new version. The design change did what it was intended to do, added structure to the garment for a better fit. The old version would sag a little especially after wearing a while and become a little unstructured. The merino X version is great, warm, soft and itch free. And I really like the chest pocket. Perfect weight for November rut hunting in the Midwest.