Obsidian Merino Pants Details
- Next to Skin
- 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
- Weight: 22oz.
Where to Use
- Temperature Range:
- 45F - 60F
- 60F - 80F
- Above 80F
Fit great and perform well. If you are thinking about upgrading from the older gen Obsidian pants, do it! The upgrades they have made are fantastic. The cuffs fit snug around my boot, and the waist fits perfectly with suspenders or a belt (I’m a skinny-butt kind of guy and require suspenders when in the woods, but at camp they performed with a belt As well). And the inseam actually fits right, no baggy crotch. The pocket combos are nice, your phone or whatever else are secure in the zippered cargo pockets, and quick access to the traditional flap closure.
I ordered XLtall I’m long legged, shorter torso.
These pants fit nice! Can’t wait to try them in the elk woods this year.
My obsidians are hands down my favorite pant. I wish they offered them in a small/tall. Chasing elk through the timber, devils club, and viney maple. Sitting in stands over deer grounds; these pants are comfy and quiet. Held up in the snaggy underbrush. Only problem was they shrunk a ton when washed (my fault for not reading the care instructions).
These pants are extremely comfortable, but please don’t waste your money if you plan on going thru any brush. I literally wore these pants twice , and on the second time out I was turkey hunting and had to adjust my spot on the tree , when I got up the pants where ripped pretty good . First lite will not cover in field tears so lucky me.
I loved these pants until the fabric wore out in the crotch. I didn't even really get to test them in the field because the fabric pilled away to nothing before hunting season. Had them for about 5 months. First Lite was great about returning them and I'm going to try the new foundry pants instead.
Just awesome, really cheap price for what it is.
Super comfy, quiet with just enough stretch (a lot for Merino pants) The elastic waist band is a charm and they are really light! Every hunter needs one.
Obsidian merino pants & fuse crew shirt (cipher)
Extremely comfortable pants and shirt, fit perfect out of the box. Great mobility in movement zero tight spots excellent breathability however,
for those of you out beating up the manzanita and buck brush they aren’t the most durable pants for that sort of abuse. I was unfair, and took them through some pretty rough terrain just to see, and left with a rip in the knee. I’m going to buy the guide pants for that.
I just cannot say enough good about these pants. They fit and feel great. These and my kiln hoody are a staple in the lineup. I did not get to break out my solitude bibs that much because it was a rather warm season, so these pants were my go to from early to mid/late season. I have personally not had some of the durability issues that some others have complained about and I wear these pants a lot.
The obsidian pants are by far the most comfortable hunting pants I’ve ever owned. I’ve had my pair for almost a year. Used in both spring and fall hunting. My only gripe is the wearing out in the crotch area. I remember reading the improvement from older model of these pants (kanab) to this model (obsidian) was the crotch material being nylon so to not wear out. This is true. FL did put a patch of nylon material in the crotch area. But they should have made it longer down the thighs, like 6” or so. I know my thighs are thick but an improved (down where thighs actually rub) reinforce gusseted crotch area would make these the ultimate. I am bummed that I now have to find a seamstress to rig something up so I can continue to wear them. I would buy again if FL improved the crotch area to prevent this problem. I don’t recommend to anyone with larger thighs like me. Unless you have the money to keep repairing or buying new ones. For reference I have a stocky build.
Ok I rolled the idea around for almost two years on these pants, on first lite pants in general. We do week long elk trips in the early season so about half way through I have to do a laundry day in the creek. After hearing the no stink claims and the hype from a certain podcast I said I will try them. I got them I said no way these are gonna last hunting the pnw coast. They will get destroyed. It’s a place where the ferns are straight out Jurassic park. Brush is thick and I figured they would only make a few seasons but thought for sure they would get a few holes the first season. They fit amazing almost if you don’t mind wearing yoga pants,so order a size up on there sizing chart. I stayed cool and warm when needed. They didn’t hold sweat. They didn’t stink. I even did a mile jog in them on the mountain to get the truck to get to another location never over heated while doing that. The downside . The crotch or seat. After that week hunt they rubbed through and I was left with a wide open vent between the legs where you don’t want it haha. No holes other then that. The only other downside is your constantly in fear of them getting caught and ripping but they don’t just the crotch area . 185 $ ,a week hunt ,and now I have to purchase new pants because the seat seam is ripped open. Nice but no thanks.