Obsidian Foundry Pant Details
- Outerwear Pant
- Care Instructions: Wash in cold water only, tumble dry low 5 minutes to remove wrinkles, and hang dry to finish. If possible, hang dry only.
- True to Size: Purchase your normal size to wear under or over other layers
- Updated suspenders included (2 anchor points)
- Mid-weight ripstop merino wool panels manage microclimate, remain silent, and are resistant to odor causing bacteria
- Durable Corrugate Guide nylon panels reinforce key abrasion zones on the seat, knees, leg, cuff, and crotch gusset
- Built-in stretch provides ease of movement in the field
- Articulated fit for optimized range of motion
- Removable suspender system improves fit and keep pants sitting comfortably when wearing a heavy pack
- Stays warm whether dry or wet
- DWR treated nylon
- Triple needle construction
- Closed crown paracord pull zippers reduce hardware noise
- Dual back pockets with zippered security
How It's Built
- Material: Merino Wool Blend + Nylon Spandex
- Primary Uses:
- Spot & Stalk
- Tree Stand
- Weight: 21oz.
Where to Use
- Pacific Northwest
- Temperature Ranges:
- 20F - 45F (Active)
- 45F - 60F
- 60F - 80F
- Above 80F
Picked these up as I desperately needed a sturdy set of pants with waterproof bum & knees. The added benefit of the knee pads is something I’m looking forward to trying out in the tree saddle this October. I’ve put these through a few hikes, a couple successful Illinois turkey hunts, and a trip out to Wyoming’s Black Hills to chase Merriam’s. In that short time I’m blown away by how well these pants fit and how fantastic the features are. The ability to unzip the sides and vent heat when climbing a ridge is so worth it. Hands down best and most feature-rich pants I’ve ever owned.
Less Constriction, More Hunting. I really appreciate that FL has taken the best qualities of their best products and married them together. These pants have a great fit in the seat. I still wear Kanab v1 from time to time because I thought the fit in the crotch/gusset was looser than the K2 version and my Catalyst pants. These pants have that looser fit to me in the pinch areas because the Corrugate aspect. Much less constricted feeling in these pants which will translate into longer sits in the stand. The suspender system as well is not as binding as the old system. A more angled feel making it less pressure on the shoulders. I am really excited to get a season under my belt in these pants.
The fit and quality are exactly what I expect from First Lite, I couldn’t be happier. These will be used in the whitetail woods in Pennsylvania and chasing Mule deer in South Dakota this fall.
I ordered these for turkey/bear/deer scouting and fishing. Got them into today and decided to try them on... Wow. Definitely the most comfortable pants I own and already a new favorite. It's 82 out today and I haven't overheated, which is also a plus.
Seems like they run a bit small. I got the catalyst soft shell pants in at the same time in the same time in a Large and they seemed to fit loose-ish, while these seem to fit snug in a 34.
Wore the new foundry pants turkey hunting in pennsylvania for a week clear cuts briars mountain laurel still look brand new ...awesome for being mobile
The pants are thin. I was expecting them to be a little heavier and have more than one layer but they aren’t. Haven’t gotten in the field yet but I think with the Firstlite Furnace long Johns they will be a great pants for temps around 30° f. Like I said I haven’t used them yet but that’s my prediction. I always really want to see how they hold up because I think they will be a great spot and stalk pant because of the flexibility and weight of them.
Decided to give these a try, absolutely love them! Light weight and comfortable and love the suspenders. Will be putting them to the real test this fall in the Wisconsin whitetail woods.
Fit perfectly super comfortable can't wait to give them a try!!!
When I first put this pant on out of the box I was slightly ill impressed. I loved the fit and feel of the original obsidians and thought maybe FL may have missed the mark on this one. I was beyond wrong. I just spent 5 days and 60+ miles in Montanas break country and these pants beat all expectations I had for them. The new fit, is amazing. Do not let the out of the box feel fool you. Yes they feel a little weird standing there with the slight bend in the knee, but I have come to love that aspect in the field. The new corrugate 4 way stretch on the front of the shin area up through the knee and around the cuff at the boot is just what the pant needed. It is durable, just as your typical corrugates were but now you dont have to run the fear of ruining the pant with a snag. The wool material is spread throughout the pant, some might think it is in weird locations, but it is actually precisely placed in the areas where your muscles are loosing a good deal of heat and sweating (calves, quads), while the anterior shin and butt are being reinforced for optimal protection. I own 2 pairs of original obsidians and my favorite pant is the corrugate guide of which I own 5-6 pairs. These new foundry obsidians are going to just about replace my corrugate guide pants in most situations. I absolutely loved how these pants performed.
SIZING: I am 5'8" 160 lbs. I usually wear a 29x34 wrangler jean. These pants I wear a 30x30 (similar to a small in the original sizing. Unfortunately there isn't a 30x32 which I would probably get if I could, but I would encourage most people to risk loosing length if they have to rather than sizing up in the waist. Keep the waist true to size to avoid any scrunching of the pant. Most of us wear boots over our ankles and this pant will generally meet the boot just fine even if they are a little short in a pair of shoes. If you really are worried about length, you can always add on the traverse gaiter which will give you the extra length you need and add extra protection to the cuff of the pant as well as prevent anything from rocks and ticks climbing inside the paint leg or getting inside the boot.
So I’m going to be honest…I wasn’t sure what to expect with these pants. With the merino, I was basically expecting to get out in the thick brush chasing turkeys and get a rip or two. I was wrong. Not only are these pants super light and comfortable, which was the part I expected to be great, but they’re also much tougher than I anticipated. I used these 8 days straight, with a ton of abuse, and they held up. Color me impressed. Very impressed.