Men's Kiln Crew – First Lite Performance Hunting
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Men's Kiln Crew
Men's Kiln Crew
Men's Kiln Crew
Men's Kiln Crew
Men's Kiln Crew
Men's Kiln Crew
Men's Kiln Crew
Men's Kiln Crew
Men's Kiln Crew
Men's Kiln Crew
Men's Kiln Crew
Men's Kiln Crew
Men's Kiln Crew
Men's Kiln Crew
Men's Kiln Crew
Men's Kiln Crew
Men's Kiln Crew
Men's Kiln Crew
Men's Kiln Crew
Men's Kiln Crew

Men's Kiln Crew

Midweight 250 Merino-X

$100.00 USD

Color/PatternFirst Lite Cipher

From cold September mornings in the Rockies to late October sits in your favorite oak with leaves on the ground, the Kiln Crew provides maximum versatility to get the job done throughout the season. The successor to our best-selling Chama series, the Kiln Crew incorporates a re-engineered fit into our new midweight 250 Merino-X fabric to create an essential tool for your kit. Worn as either a first or second layer, its guaranteed to keep you comfortable and odor-free all season long.

The Kiln Midweight 250 Merino-X fabric utilizes ultrafine, 18.5 micron merino wool in a high loft, interlock knit to create styles that surpass expectations in the broadest range of temperature and weather conditions. Blending a small component of spandex into this knit, these lofted interlock pieces can withstand extended hunts in the field, regardless of the season.

The Kiln midweight 250 Merino-X is also available in a men's quarter zip and hoody.

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Men's Kiln Crew Details

Layering Position

  • Midlayer


  • 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
  • Modified raglan sleeve moves seams out from under backpack shoulder straps
  • Flatlock seams for next-to-skin comfort
  • Machine wash, line dry

How It's Built

  • Material: Merino-X
  • Cut: Second Layer
  • Primary Uses:
    • Spot & Stalk
    • Tree Stand
    • Waterfowl
    • Upland
    • Fishing
  • Material Weight: 250 Midweight
  • Weight: 12oz.

Where to Use

  • Temperature Range:
    • Below 20F
    • 20F - 45F
    • 45F - 60F
    • 60F - 80F

Customer Reviews

Based on 25 reviews
Product Size: M
Height: 6
Weight: 190
Waist Size: 34
Location: deer season
Primary Use: hunting
It works

The fit is as close to perfect as you can get. Now this is my first purchase with first lite and while the shirt is just a bit itchy as expected with wool, it was actually very comfortable in 87 degree weather. I honestly thought the shirt was going to be completely soaked after a couple hours walking around, but it was almost completely dry. I can't wait until the season gets here. The quality appears to be the high quality one would expect to get from a company with reputation that first lite has.

Product Size: XXL
Height: 6'1
Weight: 260
Waist Size: 40
Location: spring and fall
Primary Use: All types of hunting,
KILN 250

The absolute best merino I've owned. I own many other top brands and this product is by far is the most comfortable. I'm a big guys so moisture control and weight play a big role for me. Highly recommend this product.

Product Size: XXL
Height: 6’8”
Weight: 270
Waist Size: 42
Location: Colorado
Primary Use: Everything active. And videoconferencing too, I guess.
So comfortable

I rowed the Grand Canyon wearing a kiln crew under my dry suit in January. Think 18 days of huge temperature changes. I’m a sweaty dude and I was sealed in a nylon suit. This top did an incredible job of keeping me dry. Now I’m quarantined in my house due to this coronavirus stuff and it’s cold today so I chucked it on under my flannel shirt. There is no residual odor. I had to throw away some of my other layers. I’m impressed.

Product Size: XL
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 230 lbs
Location: Everything!
Primary Use: Best base layer ever under everything
Kiln crew

Absolutely the best base layer. Fit is perfect and cant ask for better quality of this product. Wear this under the furnace quarter zip and I am ready for anything. Being 6'2" and 230 an athletic build with long arms the xl fits the thumb holes with the shirt nothing bunches up when you add another layer.

Product Size: L
Height: 6’4”
Weight: 170
Location: Central Mo
Primary Use: Hunting, working in the cold

I was skeptical at first about these, they feel so lite and thin. I tested them out in mid to low 20’s and I was pulling off layers, was down to just these and light jacket. It breathes very well. The fit is good. I got the large sleeve length is perfect, body a little baggy but fine if I layer underneath. I usually wouldn’t spend this much on clothing but heard good things and decided to get myself a Christmas present. Worth it! Can’t wait to use out hunting in the stand