First Lite Kanab Pants in ASAT are now back in stock at High Mountain Outfitters. Be sure to pick up these lightweight merino wool hunting pants before inventories dry up again.
A great addition to the hunting gear collection, the First Lite Kanab Pant in ASAT is designed to be the go to hunting pant for the active hunter who earns his elevation and hunts without compromise. It can be worn with base layers into single digits or with quality breathable under shorts when it is 90 and sunny. The Kanab is made out of 100% Merino wool with rip-stop to add durability which means it’s deadly quiet, doesn’t collect burrs, doesn’t hold bacteria and odor and retains more than 80% of it’s insulating properties when soaking wet. And because all of these qualities inherent to merino wool, the First Lite Kanab Pant will perform just as well on day 10 of your hunt as the day you take it off the rack.
First Lite FUSION Camo represents an extremely versatile concealment system for hunters. A proprietary mix of shapes and colors designed to disguise the human form. FUSION Camouflage dissolves into the surroundings unlike anything else. Short to long distances, it excels at removing the typical outlines of the hunter through a combined set of features. Fusion employs both large and small disruption as well as finely tuned textures. These features are derived and implemented from elements found throughout the natural world. Simply put, the relationship between color and shape is specifically designed to fool your quarry and resemble repeating patterns found in nature.
By carefully using shading and algorithms based on nature, the prey’s focal vision is confused. Depth perception and peripheral vision of prey is affected with the controlled contrast and disruptive coloration. Fusion Camouflage offers an inherent ability to function in just about any environment and transitions between them extremely well. It was designed this way to enable and free the hunter to successfully operate in a wider variety of environments without a change in camo. First Lite FUSION Camo is available now at High Mountain Outfitters.
First Lite has added a Hunter Orange option to their popular merino wool beanie. The First Lite Beanie in Hunter Orange is a technical, ultra-comfortable design.
The beanie is constructed from a single layer of 100% Merino wool with flat locked seams to ensure comfort and a snug fit. The First Lite Beanie Hunter Orange can be worn to complement your other hunting head gear to provide added warmth while adding to your hunter orange requirements. Get your Hunter Orange First Lite Beanie today at High Mountain Outfitters.
The First Lite Chama series of merino wool hunting gear serves as a comfortable first or second layer. The Chama offers all day comfort featuring highly breathable merino wool construction. A goto piece of gear whether you are spending the day high in your stand or on the move in your favorite mountain basin.
The Chama is a mid weight hunting clothing base layer that provides the flexibility of warmth when combined with outerwear. Yet just as suitable on its own during milder hunting conditions. Made with 18.5 micron superfine Merino wool, the First Lite Chama features extreme stealth via deadly silence and the natural odor resistance inherent of merino wool. Available in a long sleeve quarter zip, a long sleeve zipped hoody and a heavier expedition weight EXP version. Add the First Lite Chama to your hunting gear setup today.
The First Lite Llano series of merino wool hunting gear represents the pinnacle of next to skin base layers. A lightweight base layer for those days when temperatures begin the day at 30 degrees, skyrocket to 85 in the mid afternoon and drop back down to 40 at sunset.
The Llano provides the ultimate in comfort for all situations. Made of 17.5 micron superfine Merino wool, the most comfortable wool available, the hunter can achieve deadly silence in any temperature. Merino wool is also naturally odor resistant with no chemicals or treatments to wear out. Extremely flexible in use, merino wool wicks moisture very well while still providing exceptional warmth should it get wet. An extra margin of safety for the extreme backcountry hunter. Available in a short sleeve crew, a long sleeve crew and long sleeve quarter zip to match your specific hunting situation needs. Choose the First Lite Llano for your hunting gear layering system today.
2014 brings the introduction of the First Lite North Branch Jacket. It is designed and built for versatility covering a wide range of hunting conditions. The First Lite North Branch Soft Shell Jacket uses the same ultra versatile fabric as the North Branch Pants. Combining technology, fit and function into a jacket that can be worn during the bulk of the hunting season. The cutting edge design of the North Branch allows for total freedom of movement, complete thermal regulation and all day comfort. First Lite’s proprietary DuraFace stretch fabric with fleece liner is highly water resistant, wind proof, durable and very breathable.
A technical hunting jacket, the North Branch utilizes exclusive 37.5 fabric featuring Active Particle Technology that moves perspiration (human signature) to the outside of the garment where it is functionally neutralized. The exterior is a lightweight, durable fabric for use in all but the most extreme conditions. Built in stretch makes for complete range of motion when putting in tough vertical climbs above treelike or deep in the dark timber. Gently tapered forearms help keep you agile and quiet while avoiding snagging brush and thick cover on the move. The North Branch Jacket is constructed with biomechanically accurate Shooter’s sleeves and shoulders making for comfortable shooting in all positions. All zippers, pockets, closures and adjustments quietly managed on the move and do not interfere with targeting your game species of choice. Consider the First Lite North Branch Jacket an essential part of your hunting gear for the 2014 season and beyond.
The First Lite Kanab Pant is the epitome of a new generation of wool hunting clothing that far outperforms the wool of yesteryear. If you were to sit down and think about what attributes you would like in your ultimate lightweight mountain hunting pant, we would bet that the end result would be very similar to the First Lite Kanab hunting pants. These are not your grandfather’s heavy wool trousers. The First Lite Kanab Pant is designed to be THE hunting pant for the active backcountry hunter. It can be worn with the Allegheny full length base layer bottoms when it is 30 degrees and windy or with the Red Desert boxer shorts when it is 85 and sunny. The First Lite Kanab is made from 100% merino wool with embedded rip stop to enhance durability.
Why a merino wool hunting pant? When compared to microfiber, wool has superior breathability, better resistance to burrs, the ability to retain 80% of its warmth even when soaking wet and most importantly, naturally inhibits odor buildup even after days in the field. Wool offers exceptional stealth qualities as well due to the lack of shine or UV signature common in synthetic materials. The pant is also constructed without velcro or zips on the pockets to ensure maximum quiet while in the field. The wool material also remains deathly quiet no matter the season or temperature of your next outing. Take the First Lite Kanab Pant out on your next hunt to experience a new benchmark in hunting apparel.
Building off the success of the many popular Sitka Pants, the Sitka Gear Timberline Pant takes the key characteristics of the Mountain Pant, and amps them up for the most extreme mountain hunter. With double reinforced waterproof/breathable seat and knees, removable thermo-molded knee pads, durable 4-way stretch woven fabric and aggressive articulation, there is no scree field too steep or sub-timberline scrub alder patch too thick. Whether chasing Dall Sheep in the Brooks or that monster Elk in the Sawtooths, the Sitka Gear Timberline Pant will see you through extreme conditions in the mountains.
– Double reinforced waterproof/breathable knees and seat
– Detachable suspenders
– Side cargo pockets
– Zippered hand pockets
Technology: DWR Finish
Fabric Details: High count stretch polyester weave
Average Weight: 36 oz.
The Sitka Gear Traverse Hoody is the expedition weight base layer compliment to the Sitka Core series. A wind resistant and durable face material allows the Traverse Hoody to be worn in cool to cold weather situations as an outer layer on the move, while the soft lofted inner will hold in body heat alone or as a mid weight base layer underneath other outerwear. The Sitka Gear Traverse Hoody has thumb loops on the extended sleeve cuff, a welded chest pocket, and a deep chest zip. The fitted hood helps with early morning and late evening chill and during extended glassing sessions while hunting your favorite big game species. Available in OPTIFADE Open Country, OPTIFADE Elevated Forest, OPTIFADE Waterfowl and solid black.
– Superior warmth-to-weight ratio
– Welded chest pocket
– Deep centered front zip
Technology: 4-Way stretch Poly-Lycra, Anti-microbial treatment for odor resistance
New for 2013, the First Lite Boundary Stormtight Jacket is the weatherproof shell component of the First Lite hunting gear layering system. Using patented Cocona Technology and the industries best DWR and lamination process combined with custom constructed fabrics made to First Lite specifications, the Boundary Stormtight provides the upmost protection against the harshest hunting conditions Mother Nature has to offer.
Hunting Gear Technology:
– Completely waterproof (20,000mm) and unsurpassed in breathability (30,000 MVTR)
– Compact and lightweight – fits in your pack taking little room
– Exclusive COCONA fabric uses Active Particle Technology
– Built-in stretch for complete range of motion
– Constructed with biomechanically accurate shooter’s sleeves, shoulders and hood
– Pressure tested watertight zippers on all enclosures
– Available in ASAT, Realtree Max-1, Realtree Xtra and Dry Earth
When you find yourself motionless for extended periods of time on a cold mid or late season hunt, you need a compressible insulation solution that keeps your core body warm. The Sitka Gear Kelvin Down Hoody brings the protection of a sleeping bag, in the form of a jacket, to frigid sessions spent glassing mountain topography. Enjoy the toasty convenience of a warm micro climate thanks to 800 fill down in a compressible, lightweight package that won’t consume your pack.
Average Fill Weight: 8oz.
Average Weight: 27.2 oz.
The Sitka Gear Core Hoody is the ultimate early season next-to-skin hunting gear base layer that is likely to double duty as your outerwear piece when temps are high and the days are long. Days with extended exposure to the sun will welcome the hood that offers much appreciated protection from the rays above. Not only will the Sitka Core fabric dry quickly after hard grinds, it will ward off scent buildup through the built in scent control treatment. And when it’s go time, flip the hood up and over on the Sitka Gear Core Hoody for increased concealment of that pie face that sticks out like a sore thumb. New for 2013 and available in OPTIFADE™ Open Country Concealment and OPTIFADE™ Elevated Forest Concealment.
First Lite was conceived in 2007 by Kenton Carruth and Scott Robinson, avid outdoorsmen from the Rocky Mountains of Central Idaho. Being involved in the winter sport and outdoor industries through skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling, they were influenced by the recent trend toward natural, high-performance fabrics being used for base layers; specifically with the emergence of Merino wool as a next to skin fabric. After testing various Merino wool products for winter sport endeavors, First Lite began trying them out in the fall during the hunting season. They found that they could use these products for bow hunting in September, rifle in October, upland and waterfowl in November, and predator hunting in December. The fabrics performed in all seasons and in all conditions providing warmth during the cool mornings, cooling as the day heated up and, amazingly, kept them completely odor free day after day, and hunt after hunt. However, they found that in many hunting conditions, they wanted the Merino layer to be on the outside but we were limited to black as the only color option. Finding the solution to this problem launched them on this journey. After many hours working with suppliers of Merino wool, fabric mills and sewing shops, First Lite developed a collection of next to skin and base layer products that are available in camouflage patterns so they can be worn on the outside as well as the inside. This combination of the most versatile fabric available, sewn in patterns that meet a hunters needs offered in camouflage is the backbone of the First Lite vision. We are excited to bring this product offering to you, the avid hunter who demands the highest quality gear to ensure that comfort and odor control don’t get in the way of your passion for hunting and the outdoors.
Founded in 2005, Sitka Gear was an idea born of necessity. Like many stories, this one started out on an epic path that culminated with a clear vision. After 3000 vertical feet in the dark, with intermittent snow flurries and driving sleet, the morning climb ended behind a gnarled White Bark Pine to get some reprieve from the elements and a little food in the bellies. Cold and wet with sweat from that climb, it was more than obvious that discomfort like this was unnecessary. So, on that September morning, at timberline, surrounded by bugling bulls, the vision that became Sitka was realized. Drawing on strong backgrounds in the climbing and mountaineering industries, and general head strong assaults of the backcountry, expertise and experience were focused on bridging the gaps that existed between these endeavors. The goal for Sitka Gear was to not only bridge the technology gaps that existed from a fabric, construction and product form perspective, but to fully immerse themselves in driving new technologies and solutions for the modern outdoorsman. A paradigm shift … to engineer gear that is an extension of the outdoor experience and not simply a barrier between the user and the environment. By utilizing only the most advanced fabrics and construction technologies, Sitka will always design gear that is engineered to work together as a complete system, excelling in performance, function and protection. The result: Our customers will be able to hunt comfortably in the most diverse and challenging range of hunting conditions. They could say that they simply make the best high-performance system of hunting clothes on the market, but it’s more than just quality, it’s a philosophy: Turning Clothing Into Gear!
2013 begins a new chapter in the First Lite hunting gear story. With a keen focus on providing an end to end layering system for the backcountry hunter, First Lite brings to market a new line of synthetic hunting gear to extend their awesome merino wool offerings. A technical line of rain gear, insulating layers and mid to late season hunting outerwear to meet the needs of the dedicated hunter as they endure extreme conditions deep in ungulate territory. First up is the new First Lite Boundary Stormtight Jacket using patented Cocona waterproofing technologies to keep hunters dry and comfortable during the worst of what Mother Nature has to offer. Next up, an insulating layer to battle the frigid lows often observed in volatile mountain hunting conditions. The First Lite Uncompahgre Puffy Jacket features exceptional heat to weight ratios making it a great addition to your pack. The third major addition to the lineup is a soft shell pant quite different from the designs of yesteryear. Be sure to check out the First Lite North Branch Pant; a little innovation can go a long way to improving your hunting experience. And lastly, a new line of early and late season hunting gloves and merino wool hunting socks to complete your First Lite system of technical hunting gear.