Men's Wick Boot Top Bottom
Ultralight 150 Aerowool
Men's Wick Boot Top Bottom Details
- Next to Skin
- True to size: Purchase your normal size to wear over or under other layers
- 17.5 micron, ultrafine, Merino wool
- Ultralight 150gsm jersey knit fabric for hot weather
- Mesh vent panels to maximize ventilation
- Exclusive 37.5 Active Particle Technology to exhaust moisture and maintain optimal core body temperature
- 3/4 length to fit just above boot top
- Boxer brief fit for comfort and support
- Jacquard waistband
- Fully functional fly
- Flatlock seams for next-to-skin comfort
- Machine wash, line dry
- Naturally UV absorbent to eliminate shine
How It's Built
- Material: Aerowool
- Cut: Athletic
- Primary Uses:
- Spot & Stalk
- Tree Stand
- Material Weight: 150 Ultralight
- Weight: 5oz.
Where to Use
- Pacific Northwest
- Temperature Ranges:
- 45F - 60F
- 60F - 80F
- Above 80F
In the past, I've struggled to find the optimal base layer bottoms for cold mornings and warm treks up the mountain. I wore these things all day and night on a late September elk hunt, and hesitated changing out of them on day six because because they were so comfy and remained odorless. I never got too sweaty or too cold; they felt just right. They pair well with gaiters too, allowing for increased air flow between your socks and bottoms. Stop reading this and add to cart - you'll be glad you did.
Both sitting in the cold for turkey and sitting 90°+ in a kayak fishing the middle of a lake, these are the greatest base layer possible. The merino wicking keeps a good temp no matter what I'm doing. I've run into issues where full length bottom base layers (long-john style) have caused pressure points tangled with socks tucked into boots. The boot top is the perfect length to cover but not be a waste of material (looking at you Ultralight Hikers and Hunters). You also can't forget the antimicrobial magic of merino when picking chones. I would legitimately wear these everyday if I had the opportunity.
The Windward side of the Hawaiin island of Oahu is largely described with one simple word humid. My life here is with the Marines. Every day, whether it in the field, or working a regular day, is nonstop sweating and discomfort. I bought the boot top length wicking bottoms in hopes of finding respite from these circumstances. This product performed everything advertised to an astonishing degree. Sweat accumulation was mitigated, therefore leading to more comfort throughout the day, and after the sun dipped behind the mountains. The merino wool blend did a phenomenal job of odor mitigation as well. When the day was over and it was time to drop pants for hygiene, well, I was not floored with stink as per usual. I recommend anything First Lite to my fellow Marines at every chance I get. I look forward to buying this product but in the usual boxer cut!
I used this piece several mornings on my 6 day archery elk hunt. It is perfect in the mornings when the temps are low, and you need to put some miles on, and just want to nock the chill out.
The wick boot tops are the most comfortable long johns I've put on. After years of wearing mostly Patagonia capilene and some Icebreaker bodyfit (which are both top notch) I believe these are the new standard. They are warm and cool and dry and light. So comfy! Do yourself a favor and get some aerowool.