Men's Wick Quarter Zip
Ultralight 150 Aerowool
Men's Wick Quarter Zip 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
- Quarter zip neck for strategic ventilation
- Modified raglan sleeve moves seams out from under backpack shoulder straps
- Ergonomic cuff with thumb loops
- 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: 9oz.
Where to Use
- Pacific Northwest
- Temperature Ranges:
- 45F - 60F
- 60F - 80F
- Above 80F
My wife bought this for me as a secondary for my Llano QZ. I switch them out daily to air. After a few days, I smell like an old milk in a hot truck. The shirt does what it says. It doesn't retain the majority of my odour-de-Chad, thus I smell less, but at 10 to 20 foot miles a day, nothing can wick away that kind of scent. Only downside is the fabric catches on brush easily. Still a 5 star shirt.
As an outdoor enthusiast, I love testing new gear. I reached out to FL to order some clothing and start putting it to the test. Here is my review:
First, ME: Bird hunting nut. I hunt pretty much all game birds that are offered in Ontario Canada -meaning, I see just about anything from waterfowl and doves to wild turkey and upland birds, I'm in the boat or the field as often as I can. I like to invest in quality gear that keeps me comfortable when I'm outdoors - be it hunting, hiking, or camping.
I got my Wick 1/4 Zip and have put it through a few of my more "common scenarios" during this time of the year (Mar-May) and given it a bit of field time in order to give a bit of my initial feedback on it.
BACKPACK HIKING: When worn under a small mid-layer it provides ample breath-ability and wicks away sweat from your body. I typically wear it under a mid layer puffy style coat and carry a 30L backpack on. The 1/4 zip is great to air out as my core temperature becomes elevated. Dried out quickly and remains pretty much odorless.
TURKEY HUNTING: I wear it on my trek to the blind and when partnered with the Kiln it has routinely provided me with the heat i needed in the early morning.
WORN UNDER RAINCOAT: I also wear it on walks with the dogs - one instance was to see how well it performed under a GORE-TEX raincoat. It was pretty great. It was a mild 5 deg C damp and rainy morning and the Wick was enough warmth to keep me comfortable and it was a great paring under a small raincoat. *I really liked this pairing. I've worn this numerous times since and it's pretty comfortable.*
All in all with this base-layer, the Wick is a great lightweight next-to-skin garment that is great for staying warm (or cool) and it Wicks the moisture away quite well.
I chose to pair it with the Kiln and the Furnace as a layered system - my findings on them will follow when I get more field time with those other products.
Bottom line - I recommend this shirt as a great base layer. I sweat a lot in my aforementioned field testing of the Wick, and as many have mentioned already - little to no odor and it dries extremely fast. It's a solid product. I am quite happy with it.
Extremely lightweight and keeps you cool for those early season hunts, dries quickly.
This was my first, first lite product. I'm a fan of merino wool already but this shirt hits the mark. It's great quality, and fits decent. I like the vented material under the arm pits. I'm an in between size. Between large and medium. Fits a little loose but I'm okay with it because I think a medium would be snug or closer fit. I bought the fusion camo which was recommended by the first lite staff for where I hunt in the Northeast. I have not field tested yet but I'm sure it will do just fine. The only thing I wish it had was a higher neck line. I knew that when I bought it but still gave 5 stars.