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

Men's Kiln Hoody

Midweight 250 Merino-X


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From September elk to January mallards, the Kiln Midweight 250 Merino-X Hoody is our new do-it-all hooded base layer. The successor to our best-selling Chama Hoody, this piece is constructed of Merino-X for improved structure and resistance to tears and bagging. Perhaps the most versatile base layer component within the First Lite layering system, the Kiln simply cannot be beat as a do-it-all top for any outdoor enthusiast. With its 250 gram Merino-X fabric, this piece can be either your first or second layer and will keep you comfortable and odor free from September through May.

The Kiln 250 is also available in a men's quarter zip and crew.

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Men's Kiln Hoody 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
  • 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
    • Waterfowl
    • Upland
    • Fishing
  • Material Weight: 250 Midweight
  • Weight: 15oz.

Where to Use

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

Customer Reviews

Based on 184 reviews
Product Size: M
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 180
Fit Comments: Perfect
Location: desert, north/midwest woods
Primary Use: hunting, lounging
A new favorite

Broke this in on a camping trip with the kids to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Was great for cool summer evenings. Then took it overseas to the hot sandy places. It doesn't overheat me too much in the middle temps and keeps me warm even in the 60s & 70s with 25-40 mph winds. It's GREAT as the temp drops into the 30s & 40s in the desert evenings with just it and a t-shirt, but doesn't overheat under body armor. It's a reasonably tight, athletic fit, but isn't constricting or overly tight. The sleeves have enough length to use and reach down into gloves if needed. It's really stretchy and returns well to shape despite washes. It's loftier than my also-beloved Kuiu merino-wool 210, so tends to take more of an insulating, slightly warmer place in my layering line-up. Not itchy at all - is now one of my absolute favorite lounging shirts. I liked it so much that I bought another one for hunting season, as well as one for the wife.

Product Size: L
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 175
Location: skiing hunting
Primary Use: skiing hunting
I wear this thing everywhere

It's a tough choice between this and the wick 150 hoody most days. This piece is my go to pretty much all winter while I'm ski patrolling in Vermont as my base layer. I tend to layer heavy in order to be prepared for long rescues. I'll use the wick 150 when it's above 20 and this when it's below 20. It's great to be able to put the hood up under my ski helmet when it get's windy and below zero when I patrolling. I use this as a base layer for elk and deer hunting as well and the hood is great for mosquitoes. I tend to be a cheap SOB, especially now that I'm trying to raise two young boys so I like clothing that will last and has multiple uses. I use this and the wick 150 for around town wear all year round. I'm also confident that I can pass this on to my boys and it will protect them during whatever outdoor pursuits they should choose to embark upon when that time comes. It's replaced all of my sweatshirts. I buy all my first lite wool one size too big because my wife will inevitably put it in the drier ya babe

Product Size: L
Height: 5'11
Weight: 200
Fit Comments: Sleeve 34/35in
Perfect Hoody/Runs Long

I purchased this sweatshirt for an Alaska sheep hunt. The sweatshirt is the perfect weight for being in the mountains works great for layering or wearing alone. My only complaint is that it runs a little large, and is especially long in the torso. I'm purchasing a medium and should fit perfect.

Product Size: L
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 190
Location: Eastern and Western Hunts
Primary Use: Tree stand and spot and Stalk
Most versatile Layer EVER

This is great for chilly mornings in the early season or to layer under my puffy jacket while sitting in the blind or glassing in mid to late season. Crazy comfy and warm. Easily my favorite part of my First Lite system.

Product Size: L
Height: 5’ 9”
Weight: 153
Fit Comments: I bought a little bit to wear liner under
Location: Hunting everywhere from Maine to Montana and in between
Primary Use: Hunting
Well worth it

This is a must have for your hunting closet Collection. It is so versatile, you can use it early season when sitting in cool morning that warm up, or as a mid layer when hiking back in to find a glassing area. Keeps warm but breathes. Love the thumb holes, they are better quality than the sitka ones. First lite thought it out to last the Sitka ones rip in no time. I am a DIY guy public land from Maine to Montana and in between never used a guide. This is a must have.