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tigerrage08
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Houma,LA
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First Lite Hunting gear
Looking for some cold weather camo for those yearly trips to bow hunt in Illinois and was wondering if anyone has the first lite pants or jackets and how they measure up to the Sitka line. Price wise is a little more reasonable but is it comparable in performance and will it block the wind like Sitkais known to do. TIA


KABoss02
LSU Fan
Dallas
Member since Jul 2009
1299 posts

re: First Lite Hunting gear
They kick ass, love my first lite stuff.


tigerrage08
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Houma,LA
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re: First Lite Hunting gear
which outer wear line do you have and do you use it in temps below 20 degrees


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beHop
Ole Miss Fan
Landmass
Member since Jan 2012
13667 posts

re: First Lite Hunting gear
Do it. I've essentially replaced all my stuff with First Lite, everything from early season bow hunting to freeze your arse off late season.


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SkintBack
Navy Fan
SoLo
Member since Nov 2015
514 posts

re: First Lite Hunting gear
I have First Lite, KUIU, and UA Ridge Reaper. I love the First Lite. I have a Woodbury Jacket that is the most perfect piece of clothing I have ever owned.


Tigre85
Houston Astros Fan
Louisiana
Member since Feb 2019
324 posts

re: First Lite Hunting gear
I'm poor , have to stick to my worn out under armour and old McAlister stuff .


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oleyeller
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Member since Oct 2012
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re: First Lite Hunting gear
First lite is top notch. My fav by far


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stein_burgundy
LSU Fan
Member since Jan 2016
473 posts

re: First Lite Hunting gear
I have basically switched all my gear over to firstlite.

Last season I made 2 whitetail tree stand hunts in the 20's using the following:

Tops
Wick Longsleeve shirt
Kiln Longsleeve Merino Hoody
Woodbury Jacket

Bottoms
Wick Thermal
Obsidian Merino Pants
Uncompaghre Puffy Pants
North Branch Bibs

Headwear
Merino Beanie
Merino Neck Gaiter

Gloves
Under Armour Liner Gloves
First Lite Merino Gloves
Cabelas Hand Muff

Footwear
Wolverine Liner Sock
Cabelas Merino Sock
Cabelas 400gr Laceups

The woodbury, uncompaghre, and north branch were carried in strapped on my stand. I would put the pants on, climb up the tree, then put my jacket on once up the tree.

If youre going to be treestand sitting, check out the new solitude stuff and some base layers. Its designed for that.
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Theboot32
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Member since Jan 2016
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re: First Lite Hunting gear
On this topic, all of my hunting stuff was stolen last year, good news is I get to buy new stuff.

Other than like First Lite and Sitka, what are some good options? This will be south louisiana hunting, so nothing too crazy cold.

Have typically just bought whatever cabelas has on sale, but thinking of getting something nicer. Priorities would be silent and will be bow hunting so needs to be mobile enough to draw comfortably.


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theOG
Oklahoma Fan
Member since Feb 2010
8049 posts

re: First Lite Hunting gear
quote:

I have a Woodbury Jacket that is the most perfect piece of clothing I have ever owned.


It truly is.

I have a Woodbury jacket, Catalyst Softshell Pants, a Seak Stormtight Rain Jacket, wick long boxer briefs, boot top kiln long johns, regular wick long johns, a wick short sleeved crew shirt, and a Klamoth hoody.

Going to buy a vest and one of the pairs of rain pants (haven't decided which yet) before this season starts.

I'd wear First Lite clothing every day of my life, but I don't think a judge would like it if I showed up at trial in head to toe First Lite Fusion.


guesswho
LSU Fan
BATON ROUGE
Member since Apr 2011
1439 posts

re: First Lite Hunting gear
I wear Sitka but I did go snow sking where the first lite stuff comes from and the area is badass. I've touched their gear and the quality seems like it is there.


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SkintBack
Navy Fan
SoLo
Member since Nov 2015
514 posts

re: First Lite Hunting gear
I have the Catalyst softshell pants as well. I love the fusion pattern. The inside of my Woodbury reminds me of a sleeping bag I had when I was a kid. Soft and quiet.


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SkintBack
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SoLo
Member since Nov 2015
514 posts

re: First Lite Hunting gear
I have the Catalyst softshell pants as well. I love the fusion pattern. The inside of my Woodbury reminds me of a sleeping bag I had when I was a kid. Soft and quiet.


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DeltaDoc
Navy Fan
The Delta
Member since Jan 2008
14099 posts

re: First Lite Hunting gear
Sitka has better duck hunting products than FL. FL makes quality stuff though.


bigbuckdj
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2011
895 posts

re: First Lite Hunting gear
I have a good bit of first lite stuff. For below 20 tree stand hunts I wear a light merino shirt, medium or heavy merino over that and a sanctuary jacket. For bottoms I wear the lighter merino long john bottoms, some kanab pants and sanctuary bibs. Do not walk to your stand in the sanctuary stuff, youll sweat through every layer underneath it. I bought my stuff in like 2015 so the names and products are probably different now.


Tbooux
LSU Fan
Member since Oct 2011
1527 posts

re: First Lite Hunting gear
Looking to buy some new gear for this year and have heard great things about first light. My biggest concern is durability of outer layers, walk a lot through brush and thickets and most of the kuiu and Sitka stuff I’ve seen was more geared for mountain hunting that would tear up easily in Louisiana.


stein_burgundy
LSU Fan
Member since Jan 2016
473 posts

re: First Lite Hunting gear
They make a pant now called the sawbuck which is supposed to be a brush pant.

As far as the rest of my gear. I don't wear any of my puffy items as outer layers when going through that type of brush but haven't had an issue with any of my other items.


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