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Obsidian Merino Pants
Obsidian Merino Pants
Obsidian Merino Pants
Obsidian Merino Pants
Obsidian Merino Pants
Obsidian Merino Pants
Obsidian Merino Pants
Obsidian Merino Pants
Obsidian Merino Pants
Obsidian Merino Pants
Obsidian Merino Pants
Obsidian Merino Pants
Obsidian Merino Pants
Obsidian Merino Pants
Obsidian Merino Pants
Obsidian Merino Pants
Obsidian Merino Pants
Obsidian Merino Pants
Obsidian Merino Pants
Obsidian Merino Pants

Obsidian Merino Pants

Ripstop Merino and Stretch Nylon

$185.00 USD

Color/Pattern

Silent, odor-resistant, and comfortable from 100 degrees to late in the season, the Obsidian merino pant takes the torch from the best-selling Kanab 2.0 pant with the fit being based off our hugely popular Corrugate Guide Pant. The Obsidian's ergonomic design and proprietary, stretch merino/nylon fabric work in conjunction to move and flex with the body and provide maximum durability all while preserving the qualities you love about Merino. Reinforced with rip-stop nylon, this woven merino pant has no UV signature or shine and fends off odor-causing bacteria better than any synthetic. Stretch nylon panels also enhance range-of-motion and provide durability and support in high-stress areas. The Obsidian pant is equipped with detachable suspenders for a superior fit with pack or harness and can be used with other First Lite pants. This piece is machine washable and will dry quickly over a branch or on a line. These features make the Obsidian a superior choice for a wide range of stationery and active hunting applications.



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Obsidian Merino Pants Details

Layering Position

  • Next to Skin

Features

  • 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. 
  • 88% merino wool, 2% ballistic ripstop nylon, 1.5% polyester, 8.5% spandex
  • True to Size: Purchase your normal size to wear over or under other layers
  • Merino-nylon midweight woven ripstop fabric
  • Body-mapped stretch nylon reinforcement
  • Belt and suspender loops (suspenders included)
  • Naturally odor resistant
  • Extremely quiet--ideal for both spot and stalk and stationary hunting
  • Naturally UV absorbent to eliminate shine and fire-resistant
  • Stays warm whether dry or wet

How It's Built

  • Material: Woven Ripstop Merino Blend
  • Cut: Athletic
  • Primary Uses:
    • Spot & Stalk
    • Tree Stand
    • Upland
    • Fishing
  • Weight: 22oz.

Where to Use

  • Temperature Range:
    • 45F - 60F
    • 60F - 80F
    • Above 80F

Customer Reviews

Based on 874 reviews
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Mary Rakes
Fit:
Product Size: M
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 175
Waist Size: 32
Inseam Length: 33
Location: NM
Primary Use: backcountry hunting
Best piece of gear I've used in 2021

Just spent 13 days hunting Elk the rough country of the Gila Wilderness. While I did not tag out (no shortage of oppty tho) the Obsidian Merino pants were flawless. The weather ranged from raining all day to hot and dry. The pants dried quickly after hiking through crotch deep grass and were amazingly comfortable when the temps went up into the low 80's. The pockets are roomy and secure, the suspenders and the waist were super comfortable under my pack belt and the pants are dead quiet. They held up well with all the stickers and snags that you get in the Gila. Perfect early and mid season (with some wool long johns) bowhunting pants. I wont hesitate to get another pair.
My only feedback is knee padding would be a nice upgrade.

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Doug Sweeney
Fit:
Product Size: L
Height: 6’0”
Weight: 205
Waist Size: 34
Inseam Length: 32
Location: Dove Field, goose field
Primary Use: Bird hunting
Dove Opener

I wore them today for the first time hunting. Morning Dove opener, cooler temps, morning dew out. I have 5.11, Sitka, Kuiu, North Face and other outdoor brands, I like these a lot. I plan to wear them this weekend and next for our early goose, where we have a wide range of temps and weather. Pocket layout is great, pants are comfortable, suspenders are better than belts. I’ll most likely pick up a few more colors.

R
Rich Bartell
Fit:
Product Size: M
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 185lbs
Waist Size: 33"
Inseam Length: 33"
Location: Michigan
Primary Use: bow hunting
Excellent pants

After swallowing the price (for me) I wasn't sure but after 5 days in the Brooks Range hunting caribou I'm a believer, wish I had 2 more pair. When not raining they perform well; durable, comfortable, breathable. When raining I put rain pants over the top and they still remained dry and comfortable....for 3 days. I got the medium-tall size and am 185lbs with a 33" waist and they fit great but were also were plenty long. When standing straight they would go to the bottom of your heel. With my Danner boots on it was no issue but with shorter hikers I would rather have the regular length. They didn't rip or snag and I put them through the test, trust me.

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Zach Campion
Fit:
Product Size: S
Height: 5’5”
Weight: 145
Waist Size: 28
Inseam Length: 30
Poor Quality

Purchased these pants before the 2020 hunting season and the fabric has already worn through the entire seat and inner legs of the pants to the point where you can see directly through them. It’s unfortunate that we pay top of the line dollars for pants that can’t even make it through a full hunting season. Absolutely would not recommend.

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N. B.
Fit:
Product Size: XXL
Height: 5'10
Weight: 250
Waist Size: 38
Inseam Length: 32
Draw Length: 29
Location: IL
Primary Use: base
Nothing more comfortable

Maybe the most comfortable pants I have ever worn. Size is good, finish is good, quality is good. So good, have 2 sets. Summer scouting and early season layer, or nice for in the skinning shed with friends!

J
Jacob Langley
Fit:
Product Size: L
Height: 6’
Weight: 210 lbs
Waist Size: 36
Inseam Length: 32
Location: The field
Primary Use: Work
Phenomenal

These are phenomenal pants. They are super comfortable, fit well and are made durable. I am in love with them. I’m in the military and I use them in the field and they hold up. Thanks for the great product.

C
Casey Bertollo
Fit:
Product Size: L
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 200
Waist Size: 34
Inseam Length: 32
Draw Length: 29.5
Location: CT
Inconsistent Sizing!

I ordered a size large and it was almost perfect, just a little shorter in the leg than I like. No problem. I ordered a Large Tall and when they arrived the thighs were literally so tight that I couldn't comfortably wear a base layer underneath them. I have rather thin chicken legs so this was both surprising and very disappointing for the $ that they cost.

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Wyatt Belknap
Fit:
Product Size: 34 x 35
Height: 6’ 4”
Weight: 225
Waist Size: 34
Inseam Length: 36
Location: Oregon back country
Primary Use: Everything
Only gear I’ll buy in the future

Love these pants and they fit perfectly. Not too tight and stretch perfectly

P
Peyton Raburn
Fit:
Product Size: XL
Height: 6’
Weight: 280
Waist Size: 40
Inseam Length: 32
Draw Length: 29.5
Location: Tennessee
Crotch box… tiny.

I don’t understand how a company making clothes for layering can make outer layer pants with such a small area for your junk. In the pictures it looks like the zipper is long and that from the waistline of the pants to the crotch seem there’s is plenty of room. This is not the case for me. This crotch area is far too short.. and I doubt the 2XL will have any more room downward for my danglies.

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Mario Hernandez
Fit:
Product Size: L
Height: 6’ 3”
Weight: 200lb
Waist Size: 36
Inseam Length: 34”
Location: Early season down to mild temps Texas, New Mexico, Colorado
Primary Use: Hunting, hiking, scouting, outdoor work
Loving the fit and function

I’ve spent the last three days scouting in the obsidian merino pants and I absolutely love them. Taking them through West Texas scrub brush and everything else, there is no stopping them. I was worried that the 100° heat was going to be a little much but that wasn’t the case, they were comfortable and tough as heck. Im probably going to order several more in different colors.