Women's Lupine 170g Merino Crew

Our lightweight women's crew top is the cornerstone of the women's base layer system. Featuring everything you need to fill your tag and nothing you don't, this 100% Merino wool layer will get it done.





Product Details

Layering Position

  • This is your next-to-skin layer, the first layer you put on in the First Lite System
  • Features

  • True to Size: Purchase your normal size to wear under other layers
  • 17.5 micron, superfine, pure 100% merino wool
  • Pure Merino Wool is naturally antibacterial, meaning there is no treatment necessary to retain its odor resistant quality even when used for several days in a row
  • Unlike other fabrics, Merino keeps you comfortable from extremely high temperatures down to the coldest digits as well
  • Merino Wool is also naturally UV absorbent to eliminate shine and fire resistant
  • Lightweight, jersey-knit fabric
  • Flat lock seams for next-to-skin comfort
  • Ergo cuff with thumb loops
  • Stays warm whether dry or wet
  • Covered by First Lite's Warranty

    • Sizes

      Available in Women's sizes: XS, SM, MD, LG, XL


      Machine Wash Cold and Hang Dry

      Cut Shooters Cut
      System Position Next to Skin
      Material 100% Merino Wool
      Actual Product Weight Size MD N/A
      Primary Usage Lifestyle, Spot & Stalk, Tree Stand, Waterfowl, Upland, Fishing

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20 Reviews
Favorite long sleeve 10/26/2017

This is my new favorite shirt. It's 100% functional but also super comfortable. Great as a base layer or when worn alone. The shirt is fitting but not overly tight making it ideal for archery because there are no bulky sleeves to get in the way. The thumb holes are a huge plus for keeping your hands a little warmer and also making it easy to quickly take a second layer on and off. This piece is a staple and one of the first items I'd buy if you're getting FL gear.

Nickname: Katie D
A little small, a lot of warmth 10/15/2017

As others have noted, this runs a little small; I decided to order a size M instead of my usual S (5'3", 120 lb., pretty small up top). It's a snug fit where it counts, like my wrists, but is still very comfortable. It's amazing how warm this shirt will keep me despite being much thinner than other baselayer tops I've worn in the past! Dries fast and stays stink-free. Love the thumb holes for days with in-between weather that aren't quite hot but don't merit gloves, either. ASAT Camo has served me well in both sage and timber, but I like this shirt enough that I've considered buying it in another color or two if I ever want to switch it up!

Nickname: Liz
Essential for any outdoorsman 10/11/2017

5'1" 103lbs. The XS is formfitting but not suffocating. Sleeve length ends just right for my thumbs to fit comfortably through the thumb loops. Torso length ends where it should - no untucking when I raise my arms. Adequate fabric beneath the armpit to allow for full range of movement. Shoulders fit well, but I tend to think that my shoulders are less broad than average. Fabric is soft on the skin, lightweight, breathable. I'm located in Southern California, where temperatures range from the 90s-100+ in the summer (and 70-80 for the majority of the other seasons) and am able to wear this as my only top layer. I actually have no recommendations as to how this top can be improved - it is an entirely well-thought-out and cleverly developed top, and in my opinion is an essential piece for any outdoorsman.

Nickname: Mandy
Too small and itchy 10/4/2017

Traditionally an alpine climber I have many years of experience in a wide range of gear and I was a bit disappointed with my experience with the lupine. The material is durable but itchy. I would have a slight rash on my forearms which I have never experienced. The fit was also significantly too small. I usually run xs. I'm 5'1" and 120lbs atheletic build. The shirt is too short, fits my waist and shoulders which is good but The forearms are too tight and I cannot roll up my sleeves. I definitely should have ordered the small.

Nickname: Rh
First Camo Gear Ever 9/3/2017

I'm 5'2". 25 waist. 32C. 107lbs. I found first lite while trying to look for womens camo gear. Not a lot of brands out there, and I'm glad I stumbled across this line, the product is excellent quality, it feels durable (I haven't worn it out of the house yet) and you can tell, they have studied a women's cut. Thank you. I bought a small because I read the reviews and they all said this top fits small. I'm glad I bought a small. I think if I got a XS it would be too form fitting, like if I wanted something tight like a Wintersilk baselayer, but not good for the outdoors where I want movement and stretch. (But keep in mind, I've never actually tried on the XS yet so I'm assuming it would be form fitting.) The small top is still snug and loose at the same time. It still gives me a good womens shape, has good breath-ability, stretch in the material and is long so when I squat it doesn't ride up and show my crack. The neck line is wider than a crew neck but way smaller than a boat neck, so I don't feel like I'm choking. The only thing is its wool, so it does have a slight scratchy feel, but i probably wont mind it much. I love the finger loops. I'm excited for this product, I'm excited I found it, the customer service at firstlite was amazing with such fast response and shipment/delivery. Thank you. I can't wait to wait it out for labor day hunt! aloha from Hawaii!

Nickname: Gigi
great buy 8/14/2017

I wore this shirt all early season, perfect amount of warmth and great base layer. The material is light weight and the shirt fits great. I'm 5'5 and 110lbs and bought a small, my only complaint is that I wish the sleeves were a little longer.

Overall great product!

Nickname: Meghin
Worth Every Dime 7/27/2017

Amazing cut and design, as well as great fabric. I could lounge in that shirt all day!

Nickname: Kaitlin
Wish I had one in every color!!! 7/26/2017

This shirt is my go to hunting shirt! I love it for mid to late season. I actually prefer that it runs a bit small because it doesn't give me the bulky feeling once I layer up! A total most have!

Nickname: Eileen
So Comfortable! 5/1/2017

This base layer is perfect! I was worried at first, because wool typically makes me feel itchy, but this top does not at all. It was super comfortable. I have a larger chest and most baselayer tops are way too tight to pull over my chest, but this one stretched perfectly without compressing and being uncomfortable. The top also did not ride up as the day went on from different sitting and walking positions, like most other base layers do. I am so impressed and ended up wearing the top even when not hunting because I love how comfortable it is! Looking forward to my next hunt so I can wear it again!

Nickname: Tammy
So Comfortable! 4/20/2017

I don't like too snug of clothes and returned my size medium for a large. I wore this shirt for spring turkey season. It is so soft and comfortable! Temperatures were from high 30's to high 70's during my hunt. I wore it under a light jacket then my turkey vest. Mornings were a bit cool and since you have to sit still it kept me warm and comfortable. As the day wore on I worked up a sweat while hiking but the shirt would quickly dry and didn't smell like sweat. Highly recommend this shirt. This was my introduction to First Lite clothing and look forward to purchasing other products.

Nickname: Christine
Great base layer, but is a little tight! 3/29/2017

I absolutely love first lite's clothing! I have all the women's base layers, the women's Alturas pants, and the Halstead fleece. I am 5'3 and about 120 lbs. A small in the Lupine crew fits pretty well, but I do wish the shoulders were a tad wider. Maybe I just have slightly wide shoulders for a short/small person. I also wish the wrist/forearms were either more stretchy or a little wider. I like the fit because it is a base layer, but it would be nice to be able to push the sleeves up more than a couple inches. I think if I had been able to try it on in a store, I would have gotten a medium. Other than that though, it is excellent as far as warmth and comfort. I've worn this underneath the Artemis hoodie and was comfortable in temps about 55-70 while sitting in a turkey blind. I probably would have been too warm in both layers if we were hiking but for sitting in a blind it worked great! In temps about 30-55 I added the Halstead fleece as an outer layer. Again this was sitting in a blind, so I think I would have been warm in temps down to 40 if we had been hiking, and even lower with the Halstead, depending on wind/cloudiness. I have a 260 gram merino wool Icebreaker base layer that I might use in place of the Lupine while deer hunting in the fall/winter, but we'll see if I need to when I get the women's puffy that is coming out! Overall, I really like the Lupine, but I will probably get another in a medium instead of a small.

Nickname: Bailey
Will definitely be my go to base layer top 3/26/2017

I wore just this for turkey hunting in Georgia. I only got chilly once while on my entire hunt, and that was when the wind was blowing right as the sun was rising, otherwise it was perfect. As the temperatures went up doing the day not once did I feel like I was sweating and that it was too hot to wear. I look forward to testing it out during deer season and cooler tempatures, but from what I've seen from wearing it already it will be a great start to my layering system. The arm length is perfect, and for a wool material it doesn't make you itchy like some can.

Nickname: Ga_huntress
The Best Base Layer! 11/14/2016

I find the Lupine Crew so light weight, and comfortable, I love wearing it! I'm 5'3" with a petite build ordered a small and it fits perfect for me. Formfitting with lots of movement and length for tucking it into my Larkspur bottoms. Either as my base layer under the Artemis Hoody, or on its own this base layer rocks!

Nickname: Naomi
Can't have too many layers. 8/22/2016

I am very impressed with how resistant all of First Lites morino wool is to smells and sweat. Moisture dries quickly and it is all very comfortable.

Nickname: Jeannie Steiling
My Go To Base Layer! 7/13/2016

Whether you're in the mountains, on the river, walking through the woods or sitting in a tree stand you're going to love the Lupine Crew! The fit is snug which holds in the warmth when its needed yet the merino wool lets your body breathe during a good sweat. I'm 5'4", 130 pounds, athletic build and I wear a medium. I am thoroughly impressed by this piece from First Lite, can't wait to see what they come up with next.

Nickname: Katniss
Hands down, the best fit for women in hunting apparel!! 5/24/2016

I can't express enough how incredibly difficult it is to find good fitting camo for women, and this fit by far exceeded my expectations! I am 5'2 and about 115 pounds, typically women's camo is way too tight in the shoulders and too short in the arm length, but amazingly this material just moves with me and allows full range of motion! I took the advice of the other reviews that I had read and ordered a size medium, I am typically a small, however I didn't want a skin-tight fit, and the medium is perfect! Not baggy at all, yet fits well enough to still make me feel feminine! I am so greatful that First Lite has provided a product that does not sacrifice the durability of men's clothing, for the fit of a woman's body. Thank you First Lite!

Nickname: MTfever
Awesome base layer 5/20/2016

I just lived in this top for four days straight on a camping/fising trip. We were in rain, sleet, hail, and snow and (paired with the artemis hoodie) it kept me comfortable and dry. Comfortable enough to sleep in every night and even though I didn't take it off for four days it only smelled like campfire smoke.

Nickname: Rachel
Great Base layer 4/14/2016

I would wear this everyday if I could. I like the way it fits to my shade without clinging to tightly. I did order it in a size Medium, which is one up from what I normally wear because women’s Artemis Hoody I have ran small. But mainly for arm length and torso length to prevent it from riding up to high under my jacket. The material is warm and unlike other wool base layers it doesn’t not itch or irritate my skin. I will be buying this is multiple colors.

Nickname: Outdoor Anna Lea
Love it! 4/8/2016

I love this shirt! I've been trying to fit into the men's First Lite clothing and it was all too baggy on me. I'm so glad they have made a women's line! I agree with the other review that it runs a little small. I am generally a small or medium and I ordered the small. It fits, but is very snug. Great to wear as a base layer, but I think I will also order it in a medium for a little bit more of a relaxed fit. You can never have too much camo ;)

Nickname: Anna
runs a smidge small but really awesome 2/17/2016

I am always a small but this shirt I could have gone with a medium. I have a pretty athletic build and apparently my arms are jacked because the forearms are super snug and there is no way I will be able to pull the thumb holes down and use them. If I would have been able to try it on, I just would have gone with a medium but I didn't so I'll just look ripped out of my mind when I wear it :) It's a great material and there is something amazing about it that keeps it from smelling. I'm glad that FirstLite came out with some women's gear!

Nickname: fishpimptress