Silent, odor resistant, and comfortable from 30 degrees into late season, the Obsidian merino pant takes the torch from the best-selling Kanab 2.0 pant with the fit being based off our hugely popular Corrugate Guide Pant. The Obsidian's ergonomic design and proprietary, stretch merino/nylon fabric work in conjunction to move and flex with the body and provide maximum durability, all while preserving the qualities you love about Merino. Reinforced with rip-stop nylon, this woven merino pant has no UV signature or shine and fends off odor-causing bacteria better than any synthetic. Stretch nylon panels also enhance range of motion and provide durability and support in high stress areas. The Obsidian pant is equipped with detachable suspenders for a superior fit with pack or harness and can be used with other First Lite pants. This piece is machine washable and will dry quickly over a branch or on a line. These features make the Obsidian a superior choice for a wide range of stationary and active hunting applications.
90% New Zealand merino wool, 10% ballistic ripstop nylon
True to Size: Purchase your normal size to wear over or under other layers
Merino-nylon midweight woven ripstop fabric
Body-mapped stretch nylon reinforcement
Belt and suspender loops (suspenders included)
Naturally odor resistant
Extremely quiet--ideal for both spot and stalk and stationary hunting
Naturally UV absorbent to eliminate shine and fire-resistant
Stays warm whether dry or wet
First Lite patterns obliterate the human shape by utilizing a proprietary mix of nature-based algorithms in coordination with disruption and focal confusion techniques. Put more simply, the relationship between colors and shapes has been specially designed to fool the brain by resembling recurring patterns found in nature. Derived from the golden ratio found throughout the natural world, both Fusion and Cipher dissolve into their surroundings unlike anything else.
First Lite Fusion and Cipher are the most versatile patterns available to hunters because both are carefully designed to ensure concealment no matter the proximity, season, or terrain. Created using the same scientific platform and developed by Joseph Skinner, both Fusion and Cipher use proprietary pattern technology which provides equally exceptional concealment at close range and a distance--whether in the trees or on the ground.
First Lite's new Cipher pattern leverages the proven working principals of Fusion and applies them to landscape palettes with less color. Cipher emphasizes the narrower color spectrum found during the autumn and winter months in both hardwood and western environments. With its muted coloration and Fusion-inspired DNA, Cipher is a deadly weapon in every hunter's arsenal.
Fusion has become the most trusted pattern in breakup camouflage. From dry eastern lichen covered rock and tussock land, pine, and to the West Coast bush, the Fusion pattern and color palette are engineered to excel in a vast array of landscapes. Hunters virtually disappear into their surroundings at any distance – short or long – lending confidence and near perfect stealth, whether in the trees or on an alpine ridge.
First Lite Pattern Technology
LARGE SHAPE DISRUPTION
Both First Lite Fusion and Cipher incorporate large regions of light and dark colors to distort and hide the shape of the hunter's body by creating a visual which works against the signature human figure.
SMALL-MEDIUM TEXTURE DISRUPTION
After closing the distance, texture-based disruption is integral to hiding a hunter’s shape and location. A scattering of small to medium-sized elements using the pattern's color palette blend the hunter into his surroundings to ensure prey have a more difficult time visually identifying a threat.
The large and small disruption supports the overall disruptive coloration found in First Lite patterns, which use a set of colors fine-tuned to blend in with the surroundings while contrasting against body outline.
FOCAL AND DEPTH CONFUSION
First Lite Fusion and Cipher use color and nature-based algorithms to confuse the prey's focal vision. The pattern's proprietary design creates a built-in sense of depth which fools the prey's depth perception. Finally, the controlled contrast and disruptive coloration of First Lite Fusion and Cipher distort prey's peripheral vision.
LIGHT AND DARK CRACKLETURE
First Lite patterns incorporate proprietary crackleture which further contrasts against a hunter's body signature. This innovative feature provides the next level of versatility and effectiveness not matched by any other pattern.
SLEEVE: With elbow bent at 90 degree angle, measure from center back neck over shoulder, around elbow to mid point at back of hand.
CHEST: With arms in a relaxed position at sides, measure circumference around the fullest part of chest.
WAIST: Measure circumference around the narrowest point of waist.
HIP: Measure circumference around the fullest point of hip / seat.
INSEAM: Measure from base of crotch to ankle bone.
FIT TO HUNT™ FIRST LITE GLOVES
Every pair of First Lite gloves are constructed of the highest-quality materials for better performance, protection and durability. You will notice the performance difference in the field with increased comfort and dexterity.
FIT TO HUNT™ ADVANTAGE
CONFORMS TO YOUR HANDS - Our patent pending “Fit to Hunt™ construction gives you an articulated fit that improves dexterity and warmth.
MATERIALS MATTER - High-quality leathers, unique Merino wools and 37.5 technology deliver real world performance, all-day comfort and longer glove life.
OVERWRAPPED LEATHER - Goatskin reinforcement at wear/abrasion points and overwrapped stitching provide hunting specific performance, protection an
CIRCUMFERENCE: With a fingers together in a relaxed position, measure circumference over knuckles and around palm.
LENGTH: Measure from base of palm to end of middle finger.