First Lite

Minaret Aerowool Crew

$149.00
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  • Minaret Aerowool Crew

First Lite

Minaret Aerowool Crew

$149.00
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Firstlite married our top-shelf New Zealand Merino for odor mitigation with the incredible moisture wicking properties of their outerwear technology, 37.5 by Cocona, and created Aerowool--the ultimate active hunting and warm weather ultralight base layer. Anytime a premium is placed on moisture evacuation during active hunting or use in hot climates, First Lite's exclusive Aerowool is your new go-to base layer. The Minaret Crew is the top layer of the system, providing fantastic moisture wicking with the odor mitigation you know and love from Merino to help you stay cool in the most demanding environments.
  • WHAT IS AEROWOOL
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Sweat less, exert less energy and stay more comfortable with First Lite's Aerowool Technology. When temperatures reach for the ceiling but the hunting is heating up, too, you need every advantage you can get. Aerowool is the perfect marriage of First Lite's super fine Merino Wool and the 37.5 Technology utilized in our Outerwear System in a 65% / 35% ratio. The result is an ultralight base layer that fights stink and noise like the Merino you love but dries three to five times faster and brings improved durability to the table thanks to the 37.5-infused fibers. Whether you're hiking through high desert pursuing a heavy pronghorn or scouting for that giant whitetail buck in the back forty, Aerowool is your best hot weather, active base layer.

SO WHAT DOES AEROWOOL DO?

ELIMINATE SMELL

The unique molecular structure and neutral charge of wool fibers prevents the attraction of odor-causing bacteria. Enhanced by hydrophilic 37.5 fibers, moisture is quickly pulled away from the skin and transported through the 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 its core, you're more efficient, you have more stamina, you think more clearly and you can make a better shot.

DELAY THE ONSET OF SWEAT

Aerowool works in the vapor stage before you break into a sweat. If your activity level increases suddenly or the temperature heats up and sweat appears, First Lite's Aerowool dries three to five times faster than competitive Merino products.

MAINTAIN STEALTH

Leaning on Merino Wool's inherently soft fiber, Aerowool is one of the quietest base layer systems in the marketplace with its virtually silent movement.

No pixels.  No trees.  Designed exclusively for First Lite, Fusion is a proprietary mix of shapes and colors designed to obliterate the human shape. Fusion dissolves into it’s surroundings unlike anything else.  From 2 to 2000 yards, Fusion excels by removing the characteristic outlines of the hunter through a powerful set of features.  Fusion employs both macro and micro disruption as well as finely tuned distortions. These features are placed using nature-based algorithms derived from the golden ratio found throughout the natural world. Simply put, the relationship between color and shape is specifically designed to fool the brain and resemble recurring patterns found in nature.  Unique to Fusion, the signature feature of this camouflage is its “crackalature”.  Using light and dark shapes that weave throughout the pattern, the crackalature aspect further distorts the hunter’s signature shape, avoiding isoluminance (color blobbing). The powerful features of Fusion combine to ensure concealment at any distance.

This pattern was designed to be the most versatile pattern commercially available. It hides the hunter by aggressively scattering body shape signature on multiple levels, blending in to surroundings with innovative texture disruption and coloration, confusing depth perception and focus, and features a unique crackleture pattern that is at home in a wide range of environments. It excels close and far, in the trees and on the ground.

THIS PATTERN FEATURES

  • Large Shape Disruption (nature-based algorithms)
  • Small-Medium Texture Disruption (nature-based algorithms)
  • Disruptive Coloration (with a carefully curated pallet of nine colors)
  • Focal and Depth Confusion (both focal and peripheral vision is greatly affected)
  • Light and Dark Crackleture (further distorts the subjects overall body shape)
Another special feature of this pattern is its inherent ability to function in just about any environment AND transition 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.

LARGE SHAPE DISRUPTION

The large shape disruption in this pattern distorts and hides the hunters' body shape by incorporating large regions of light and dark colors that work against the signature human figure.

SMALL-MEDIUM TEXTURE DISRUPTION

When closer to your prey, texture based disruption is integral to hiding your shape and location. A scattering of small to medium-sized elements using the pattern’s color palette effectively blend the hunter in to their surroundings and ensure that alerted prey has a more difficult time identifying anything.

DISRUPTIVE COLORATION

Large and small disruption supports the overall disruptive coloration found in this pattern. This advanced pattern uses a fine-tuned set of nine colors to both contrast against body outline and blend with the surroundings.

FOCAL AND DEPTH CONFUSION

By carefully using color and algorithms based on nature, the prey’s focal vision is confused. Depth perception is affected with the use of color and the built-in sense of depth. Finally, peripheral vision of the prey is confused by the controlled contrast and disruptive coloration.

LIGHT AND DARK CRACKLETURE

Unique to this pattern, crackleture offers yet another level of versatility and effectiveness by further distorting the hunter’s shape.

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