First Lite Obsidian Merino Pants

International Editor Byron Pace wears the First Lite Obsidian Merino Pants while on location in Kenya for Modern Huntsman Volume 8: Africa


While we’re on assignment, our gear needs to perform in a range of conditions. What draws us to the First Lite Obsidian Merino Pants is their versatility. Whether wet, dry, hot or cold, these pants take advantage of merino wool’s many advantages while also integrating the durability of ripstop nylon. The proprietary fabric blend stretches with movement, providing absolute freedom to hunt and explore unencumbered.

For long days in the field, the pants have no UV signature and the natural properties of merino wool blocks odor-causing bacteria better than synthetic materials. If we need a versatile, dependable pant that’s ready for anything, we’re reaching for the Obsidian.

Check out the Obsidian Merino Pants and more at

Tan cargo pants with suspender straps




  • 88% merino wool, 2% ballistic ripstop nylon, 1.5% polyester, 8.5% spandex

  • 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

Modern Huntsman is proud to feature this selection from First Lite’s 2021 line, especially having experienced them in the field. It’s important to us to partner with brands that share our same mission and values and First Lite has proven to be nothing less than exceptional.

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