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Women's Kiln Hoody
Midweight 250 Merino-X

The Women's Kiln Hoody is our do-it-all top for the serious female hunter. The successor to our best-selling Artemis, this piece is constructed of Midweight 250 Merino-X fabric for improved fit and durability. Perhaps the most versatile base layer component within the First Lite layering system, the Women's Kiln Hoody simply cannot be beat as a do-it-all top for any outdoor enthusiast. With its 250 gram Merino-X fabric, this piece can be either your first or second layer and will keep you comfortable and odor-free from September through May.

$125.00
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Product Details

Layering Position

  • - Next to Skin
    • Features

      • - True to size: Purchase your normal size to wear over or under other layers
      • - The successor to the Artemis Hoody
      • - 18.5 micron, superfine merino wool
      • - 95% merino / 5% spandex
      • - Interlock knit for high loft insulation and moisture management
      • - Ergonomic, quarter zip hood for excellent temperature regulation and concealment
      • - Modified raglan sleeve moves seams out from under backpack shoulder straps
      • - Thumb loops
      • - Flatlock seams for next-to-skin comfort
      • - Machine wash, line dry
      Cut Athletic
      System Position Midlayer
      Material Merino-X
      Actual Product Weight Size MD 15 oz.
      Primary Usage Spot & Stalk, Tree Stand, Waterfowl, Upland, Fishing

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Reviews

4.6
of 5
15 Reviews
Fit
Runs Small
Perfect
Runs Large
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Functional top for early mid-season tree stand; good layer for under heavy outer wear in late season 11/2/2018

I really like this top. Got a medium, am normally a 4-6, but sized to a medium based on reviews and was glad I did. Small would have been too tight. Extremely comfortable, and I really like the hood, very warm. I had to wash it once because I got a bit of coffee on it, and it did have an unusual smell for awhile after, like wet wool and ink (and I followed the instructions for washing to a T). So, I would avoid washing it too much if you are using it for hunting, and just keep it in your kit. I wear a form fitting baselayer under because even though the wool is soft, it irritates my skin a little with direct contact. It is not as heavy as I initially anticipated, but I really like it as a comfortable second layer for early season, or under a heavy jacket for late season. Would recommend, especially for early bow season.


How it fits
Medium fit well, bigger in chest than waist, and form fit was good.

Nickname: Kelly
Height: 5'4" - 5'6"
Weight: 130lbs - 140lbs
Size: M
Location: Rhode Island
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Warm, versatile hoodie 10/23/2018

This hoodie hits the spot for me—it's great on a September day in the high 40s/low 50s as a standalone, and it's great as a layer on a snowy day that hits the teens or lower. I really like the thumb holes, and personally I like the fitted hood—when it gets chilly, I can pull the hood over my head and zip it up, then put a hat on top of it. It's really wonderfully versatile; I haven't overheated in it, but have also worn it hiking 4 miles after sundown with the temperature dropping, and it kept me warm that whole way with no other layers.

Nickname: Kristen
Height: 5'4" - 5'6"
Weight: 130lbs - 140lbs
Size: S
Location: Wyoming
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Couldn't stand the tight hood 9/25/2018

This hoody fit great in the body and has a lot of great characteristics, but I just could not get past the tight hood. The hood was waaaay too tight for my liking and had too small of an opening for my face once it was zipped all the way up. I wear glasses and this hood pressed on the sides of them so hard it just felt super awkward. I completely understand the intended purpose of the design but it didn't work for me and I had to return it. If I wanted something like a balaclava, I would order a balaclava. I would give anything to have a hoody just like this, but with a slightly more traditional or looser/larger fitting hood. I hope First Lite will come out with other styles of hoodies for us ladies.


How it fits
Hood was way too tight and small.. And I don't even have that big of a head lol.

Nickname: JM
Height: 5'4" - 5'6"
Weight: 120lbs - 130lbs
Size: M
Location: Washington
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Great Base Layer 9/9/2018

With fall coming I dread the cold sidelines of football and lacrosse games. My husband bought the Kiln Hoody for me and I love it. Form fitting and very warm. Worth the money.

Nickname: B-
Height: 5'6" - 5'8"
Weight: 120lbs - 130lbs
Size: M
Location: Ohio
Use: Lifestyle
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Perfect fit, fantastic fabric 9/5/2018

I used this hoody on my recent eastern Montana white tail hunt, and the merino proved perfect in every way. Soft, comfortable, stink-free after 3 days use, and I was feeling great both using it as a layer in cool night conditions and as a shirt in daytime heat while waiting for my buck. This is my new go-to base layer/top--hands-down the perfect merino weight and feel I've worn (and I've worn scores of different pieces of different brands, but this is the best, no doubt).


How it fits
I am usually a small and ordered a small in this kiln hoody. Perfect fit. I am long armed, broad shouldered, but thin, and it is perfectly fitting yet no bag or sag, no binding. Just right.

Nickname: AshleyMac
Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
Weight: 130lbs - 140lbs
Size: S
Location: Montana
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Runs a lot smaller than the Artemis Hoody 9/1/2018

The Artemis Hoody is one of my staples; I wear it all the time--hiking, hunting, fishing, skiing, to work, travel, everything. It's wearing out, so I decided to replace it. I was a L i the Artemis and it fit great--close fitting, but not tight, and able to get a few layers underneath. I ordered the L in the Kiln and it's skintight--not in any way comfortable for me, but more like trying to put on a wetsuit. I'm going to order the XL but the L fits so small that I'm worried the XL will not be big enough. Beyond the sizing, it looks great and I'll be bummed if I can't find one that fits. I'm also a L in the puffy jacket, which fits me great as well.


How it fits
Runs much smaller than the Artemis.

Nickname: Dani
Height: 5'6" - 5'8"
Weight: 150lbs - 160lbs
Size: L
Location: Alaska
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Great product 8/30/2018

Just ordered this for my wife in fusion, the fit is great and diversity range of the material makes it a great all around to skin piece. She instantly started shopping for more, and can’t wait for more testing.


How it fits
Arms are nice and long.

Nickname: Mike
Height: 5'6" - 5'8"
Weight: 130lbs - 140lbs
Size: M
Location: Oregon
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Incredibly soft and warm 8/30/2018

I could not believe how comfortable this was when I put it on! I had to double check the tag because I wasn’t sure if there was actually wool in the material at all. It’s verrrrry warm, perfect for crisp morning stalking and cool nights at camp. I’ll be buying this in more colors to stay warm while I’m just out and about this winter. BUY THIS! It’s worth every penny.


How it fits
I’m tall and slender, usually wear women’s small tops and bottoms but I order medium in tops from Firstlite for the fit in torso and arm length.

Nickname: Dominah
Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
Weight: 130lbs - 140lbs
Size: M
Location: Alaska
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Small shoulders 8/29/2018

Bought this in a medium and the shoulders were border line to narrow. I'm 5"6 athletic build and otherwise this fit perfectly! Love the material and super comfortable. Great for layering

Nickname: Killinit
Height: 5'4" - 5'6"
Weight: 140lbs - 150lbs
Size: M
Location: Montana
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Perfect layering gear 8/29/2018

Perfect for layering in all seasons and it was a perfect fit, true to size. I would highly recommend this jacket

Nickname: Mel
Height: 5' - 5'2"
Weight: 120lbs - 130lbs
Size: S
Location: Maryland
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Perfect base layer 8/29/2018

This fits so well, it keeps you warm even in 35 degrees (maybe colder but i haven’t tried). It is so nice!!!!! It fits great.


How it fits
Fits true to size!

Nickname: ChristIna
Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
Weight: 170lbs - 180lbs
Size: L
Location: Colorado
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Best base layer! 7/31/2018

I'm actually a small guy (so small that even the smallest men's sizes are usually too large), so I often have to use youth or women's gear. I have two Artemis hoodies (fusion and cipher) that I use for hunting and I wanted to get another in a solid color for mountaineering, so I decided to try this new design with spandex. I just used it for a 3-day adventure and it's the perfect base layer. It felt great in temperatures ranging from 30 F - 80 F, kept me less sweaty than the Artemis, and fit comfortably without stretching out of shape after several days. I also appreciate the masculine color options, like conifer. It doesn't make me look feminine despite being a women's hoody. If it's ever offered in "dry earth" or "golden", I will definitely buy another one.


How it fits
It's much tighter than the Artemis, which isn't surprising with the addition of spandex. That seemed to help it function better. I have mixed feelings about the form-fitting hood. It's very warm, which is ideal, but when I had a hat underneath, it shifted around on my head when I was moving a lot.

Nickname: Levi
Height: 5' - 5'2"
Weight: 100lbs - 110lbs
Size: S
Location: Colorado
Use: Lifestyle
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Buy more than one! 7/29/2018

Well made and fits great. I’ve used it backpacking and fishing and am looking forward to using it to hunt in. It’s really an item I’ll use year-round. My only regret is not getting more than one! 4 stars only because I have not yet tested it in super cold weather. Coldest was 30 degrees and it kept me warm.

Nickname: Kenia
Height: 5' - 5'2"
Size: XS
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
I want to live in this hoodie 7/29/2018

Bought to take to WY, have since decided to wear if for everything. Walking,hiking,running on chilly damp mornings work around the cabin, lounging around the house. Can’t wait to order more!

Nickname: C
Height: 5'2" - 5'4"
Weight: 140lbs - 150lbs
Size: M
Location: Wisconsin
Use: Lifestyle
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
My All-Purpose Layer 7/3/2018

The women's Kiln hoody is the new and improved version of our discontinued Artemis hoody. The Merino-X has a 5% spandex component that makes for consistent fit no matter how many days you wear this in the field without washing. This is the first piece in my kit once temperatures cool mid-season and it stays my go-to piece throughout the Fall and Winter. I use it for everything: hunting, fishing, mountain biking and skiing.


How it fits
True to size.

Nickname: Bridget N from FLHQ
Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
Weight: 140lbs - 150lbs
Size: M
Location: Idaho
Use: Spot & Stalk