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First Lite History

Back in 2007 First Lite made a name for themselves by being the first company to bring high-end merino base layers to the hunting world. We quickly recognized the performance attributes of merino and have been huge fans of First Lite ever since. In 2013 they introduced their first outerwear pieces; the Uncompahgre Puffy, the Boundary Stormtight Jacket, and the Northbranch pants. For 2014 First Lite added to their outerwear line-up with the Northbranch Jacket, Boundary Storm-tight pants, Sanctuary jacket, and an awesome new insulating layer the Halstead tech fleece.

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New for 2016 Aerowool Outerwear

First Lite AEROwool

Powered by COCONA 37.5

Using a revolutionary process that intimately blends Cocona 37.5 polyester fibers into our premium, traceable Merino wool we have created the new super fabric called First Lite Aerowool. Combining the properties of both fibers, First Lite Aerowool is a fast-drying, ultra breathable material that optimizes your body temperature during high activity, warm weather hunts.

Sweat less, exert less energy, stay more comfortable. Hunt longer, hunt better.

ELIMINATE SMELL - The unique molecular structure and neutral charge of wool fibers prevents the attraction of odor-causing bacteria. Enhanced by hydrophilic Cocona 37.5 fibers, moisture is quickly pulled away from the skin and transported through the First Lite Aerowool fabric, eliminating the moisture needed for bacteria to form.

INCREASE STAMINA - When your body is not spending its resources and calories on cooling or warming the body, you’re more efficient. You have more stamina. You think more clearly. You can make a better shot.

DELAY THE ONSET OF SWEAT - First Lite Aerowool works in the vapor stage, before you break into a sweat. If your activity level increases suddenly or the temperature heats up and liquid sweat appears, First Lite Aerowool dries 3-5 times faster than other competitive Merino products.

OPTIMIZE COMFORT IN A WIDER RANGE OF CONDITIONS - Removing moisture allows you to be more comfortable in a wider range of temperatures and activity levels. As heat builds and sweat develops during exertion, the IR energy captured by 37.5 active particles will evaporate that moisture faster. As temperature drops and body temp cools, 37.5 active particles retain that IR energy and act as a thermal barrier to keep you warm.


How would Aerowool stand up to a 40 mile hike in 34 hours through the Frank Church Wilderness? Find out in my review.

Tops Women's Bottoms

First Lite Tops

What is it about Merino wool that makes it ideal for the backcountry hunter?
  • Temperature regulation. When its hot, Merino wool moves moisture away from your skin, keeping you cool. When its cold, Merino wool traps the warm air next to your body keeping you warm.
  • No Oder. Try it for yourself. I was amazed that after days on end my Merino wool boxers did not have any oder to them.
  • No shine. Merino wool absorbs light, while other materials reflect it.
  • No Sound. Merino wool is silent. There is very little sound when you rub to Merino wool objects together. And zero sound when it flaps in the wind.
  • No more itch. I wear my chama hoody daily. Even when I'm not on the mountain, its by far my most comfortable shirt.

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First Lite for women!

First Lite has brought their high-quality, high-performance merino wool hunting clothing to the women's market. Female hunters are no longer stuck with baggy fitting hunting apparel that uses inferior fabrics. The First Lite Lupine merino wool crew is a great first layer for any hunt. The Artemis Hoody is a perfect top to when the temperatures begin to drop. The combination of the Lupine and Artemis is incredibly versatile, and is ideal for the mountains in September -- much like the Llano and Chama combo for men.

The Syringa Short bottom is the ideal bottom base layer for scouting, early season hunts, or as an incredibly comfortable first layer for colder weather. The Larkspur full-length merino wool bottom is designed for warmth and comfort.

All of the women's apparel features ultrafine, 18.5 micron merino wool and a fit that's designed specifically for a woman's body.

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First Lite Bottoms

What is it about Merino wool that makes it ideal for the backcountry hunter?
  • Temperature regulation. When its hot, Merino wool moves moisture away from your skin, keeping you cool. When its cold, Merino wool traps the warm air next to your body keeping you warm.
  • No Oder. Try it for yourself. I was amazed that after days on end my Merino wool boxers did not have any oder to them.
  • No shine. Merino wool absorbs light, while other materials reflect it.
  • No Sound. Merino wool is silent. There is very little sound when you rub to Merino wool objects together. And zero sound when it flaps in the wind.
  • No more itch. I wear my chama hoody daily. Even when not on the mountain, its by far my most comfortable shirt.
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