Women's Furnace Quarter Zip
EXP 350 MERINO-X
Women's Furnace Quarter Zip Details
- True to size: Purchase your normal size to wear over or under other layers
- 20.5 micron, superfine, merino wool
- 95% merino / 5% spandex
- Expedition weight, fleeced Merino fabric for extreme cold
- Quarter zip neck for strategic ventilation
- Modified raglan sleeve moves seams out from under backpack shoulder straps
- Ergonomic cuff with thumb loops
- Flatlock seams
- Machine wash, line dry
How It's Built
- Material: Merino-X
- Cut: Athletic
- Primary Uses:
- Spot & Stalk
- Tree Stand
- Material Weight: 350 Heavyweight
- Weight: 13.5oz.
Where to Use
- Temperature Range:
- 20F - 45F
- 45F - 60F
- 60F - 80F
I wanted to love this since I loved my husbands so much. However, the arms are SOOO tight around the biceps. I typically wear a small/medium and had to exchange for a large. The large is still a tad tight around the arms. Bummer!
I bought the women's furnace for a new layer on an Interior Alaska caribou hunt where we backpacked for 4 nights 5 days. I froze on last year's trip and this year we were hit with sub-freezing temps every night and woke to snow every morning. I ended up LIVING in this thing - as a second layer during the day and my only top layer at night - and let me tell you; I love it. It's soft, not at all itchy, flexible and comfortable, and even after 5 days straight, still didn't hold noticeable smell. Amazing. Paired with the new Brooks Down Sweater and a few other layers, I was much warmer and comfortable than past trips. The furnace is a good length even for my abnormally long torso and fit everywhere else perfectly. Hoping First Lite makes this in other colors - black, sage, would even love a hunter orange - because I would buy them all and wear them constantly long for hiking, skiing, small game hunting, and going out around town.
I was very excited to see a women's furnace as I've coveted my husbands' for some time- but golly- for skinny arms only! I took a medium (wear a small to med regularly) and while the fit is great everywhere else, the arms were very tight & downright uncomfortable layered over a thin FL long-sleeved merino. I'd like to think I am a beast but the truth is my biceps are pretty average. I might try a large but if it were available, I'd just go with a men's xs.