Men's Kiln Crew
Midweight 250 Merino-X
Men's Kiln Crew Details
- 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
- Material Weight: 250 Midweight
- Weight: 12oz.
Where to Use
- Temperature Range:
- Below 20F
- 20F - 45F
- 45F - 60F
- 60F - 80F
Best fitting most comfortable and well thought out clothing I have ever worn
Worked awesome, works well with layers to keep you warm. I called in a turkey till it was 8 ft from me this morning; only reason I didn’t get him was because I was archery hunting and I wasn’t ready in time. I use the fusion and it’s definitely one of the best camouflage patterns for pine forests.
Performs better than any other mid-heavy wool base layer I've used. That said, for a first or second layer, it runs a bit large. In my experience, a base or mid layer should be somewhat tight, but the Kiln fits quite loose compared to others I have owned, and can bunch up a little bit. It still does it's job incredibly though, is super comfortable for the most part (the bunching doesn't seem to be an issue), and I can tell it will hold up to a lot of abuse.
Like a lot of other people have said, these run a little big. Initially ordered XL but swapped them for L, which are still not super snug. For reference I normally wear XL T-shirts... This top is so comfortable you won’t want to take it off when you get out of the woods. I haven’t taken it into the extreme end of its temperature rating, but so far it’s meeting my high expectations.
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.