Men's Kiln Hoody
Midweight 250 Merino-X
Men's Kiln Hoody 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
- Ergonomic, quarter zip hood for excellent temperature regulation and concealment
- 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: 15oz.
Where to Use
- Temperature Range:
- Below 20F
- 20F - 45F
- 45F - 60F
- 60F - 80F
I have stocky muscular shoulders and arms and a beer gut... with that said, I ordered the XXL. It’s a bit baggy but I wanted it that way. I don’t like restricting cloths because it makes me sweat and shows off my love handles lol. It’s very comfortable. Haven’t worn in field. Just wanted to share my body type for those dad bod fellas looking to add great gear this year.
In the past I have had mixed experience with FL products (mostly fit and durability issues). The Kiln exceeded my expectations. We have had a warm archery season here in NW CO and while it is technically a base layer, the Kiln has essentially been the only top that I have worn in temperatures ranging from the low 30s to 80s. I am typically a Medium and would say that this product runs very true to size. In this instance, I bought Large because I plan on putting an additional base layer underneath during mid and late season hunts. This is an awesome product that I don't leave home with out!
This jacket is my favorite midweight jacket for all hunting seasons. I now on multiple and wear them almost daily during hunting and during my day to day construction work in the field.
This was my first purchase of Firstlite layers. The Kiln is very well made. I’m 5’ 10” with 36” waist. I ordered an XL but could have ordered an large and It would fit perfect. The XL fits me well. I was disappointed when I read China on the tags. I was going to rate this 4 stars but decided 5 in appreciation for prompt customer service when submitting a question by email. In addition, a follow up outreach.
Definitely will buy again. It’s well worth the investment.
I have worn the Kiln hoody now in many different temperatures and couldn’t be more pleased. Whether it is 80 degrees or 40 degrees (with the hoody being the only layer) it has kept me cool or warm, respectively. I wore this and the following First Lite apparel yesterday during our opening day archery in PA and was very comfortable.
- Kiln Hoody
- Obsidian Pants
- Talus fingerless gloves
- Brimmed merino beanie
Really enjoyed using this. Felt great and was light weight but warm. Only complaint is that it tore very easily on th elbow the very first time I used it on your average branch.
I bought this just before taking off on my September archery deer hunt in the Pacific NW. I was extremely impressed with the quality of the construction, fit & feel, along with the simple features that make this my new favorite go to upper. The weight is just right for me to wear as a stand alone upper, without being too cold and not over heating while hiking through the forest terrain in hilly forests. It is extremely quiet and did not snag up on pine trees or any other brush I passed through.
The sleeve length is great! I am 6 ft / 180 pounds and all shirt sleeves usually run short. The added thumb loops on the cuff is a huge bonus for when you need to keep your hands warm or just put a coat over it without losing your sleeve.
I really like the fit of this hood too! Love how it fits to my head without the open slop so many other hoods have. It it snug without being tight, does not allow wind in and yet still enables you full range of motion.
The zipper pocket and neck are quit, do not hang up and are easily operated with one hand which is really import when your other hand is pulling full time bow duty. I was able to keep the chest pocket partially zipped to hold my wind-check and the slight street has to this upper kept it securely in without moving around.
After getting hands on my deer, I was able to push the sleeves up past my elbows, where they stayed and partially unzip the neck to keep me cool until the work was done.
After spending 4 days in the woods and successfully harvesting a deer in this upper, you can definitely tell this was designed by hunters for real world, pack in/out hunters.
I will definitely be adding more of this company’s gear to my hunting essentials.
Love this hoody! very breathable, silent, and functional. Great protection and looks sweet too! absolutely one of my favorite pieces!
awesome quality and perfect fit 👌