First Lite Chama Hoody
My First Lite merino clothing keeps me comfortable…
Source: bought via a "pro deal"
Price Paid: $65
My First Lite merino clothing keeps me comfortable in the cold mountain mornings and when I am hiking during the warmer parts of the day. Great for layering or for sleeping in on those cold nights. Pull the hood up, cinch it down for added warmth.
- Naturally antimicrobial (doesn't stink after wearing 9 days straight.)
- Retains some R value even when wet.
- Dries fairly quickly.
- Heavier than some synthetics
The Chama Hoody is a versatile top. It can be used as a base layer on those cold hikes through the woods, or as a stand-alone sweater on those days where a jacket is too much.
The hood, with its cinch string, is useful in a cool environment, but you will want something more substantial in real cold.
If you want this as a base layer order down a size. Fit on the Chama is a normal large. I wear a large shirt and ordered a large, it fit true to size.
I wore my Chama for eight days while on a Wounded Warrior elk bow hunt, and it did not stink like my synthetics did after two days. We had rain and snow for six days straight, with one day of sun and back to rain the last day.
This Merino wool breathes well, and even when wet this Chama hoodie helped me stay warm. Merino dries fairly quickly, and even when wet retains some of its insulation properties. I wore this Chama approximately 40 days last year during the fall and winter, and it still looks new.
First Lite manufacturers state, "You’ll be happy to know washing your wool is easy (when it needs it) and it can be dried in the dryer as well. Wearing our Merino wool base layers will feel like you're wearing your softest cotton T-shirt". Check out the link to the First Lite website video. firstlite.com/merino-wool/
The 100% Merino wool Chama Hoody provides maximum warmth and minimum weight with an articulated hood for versatility and concealment. Silent, odorless and deadly versatile.
Taking our midweight Chama design and adding an articulated hood for added warmth and concealment, we have created the ultimate technical hunting hooded layer for your quiver of First Lite Merino. The First Lite Chama Hoody provides maximum warmth with minimum weight. Add technical features like Shooters Cut, thumb loops and a zippered sleeve pocket and you have the ultimate in technical versatility.
- 100% Superfine Merino wool
- Merino wool is naturally odor resistant with no added treatments or chemicals to wear out
- Deadly silent in any temperature
- Merino absorbs sunlight instead of reflecting it like some treated synthetics
- Midweight interlock fabric
- Next to skin or second layer
- Thumb loops
- Sleeve stash pocket
- Machine washable and dryable