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FIRST LITE MERINO WOOL Chama HOODED SWEATSHIRT. First Lite has received many requests for a hooded style over the last couple of years. Taking their 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 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.
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Posted by Roger Shaw on 6th Jan 2016
The chama hoody should be in every hunters clothes bin. I ordered late into the New York deer season and received it in the first of December, I ordered a large and it does run a little big so I could layer up with a exp chama and I was very comfortable and also had room for a labrador sweater if needed, the hood fit great and was also warm. I can see me wearing this the entire season. I purchased this in the asat camo, which in the beginning I was a little skeptical here in Central New York for I have never seen anyone wearing it here before, but after catching myself on a trail camera and seeing myself blend in with the leaves on the ground and the back ground I am sold , I had deer stand by me at 10yds and never once did I get busted , I also have a few pieces of fusion and can say that between the Fusion and the ASAT that they are the best camo patterns that I have ever owned! and I often mixed them together.
Posted by chukardoc on 6th Jan 2016
I used the Chama hoody (worn over a baselayer merino wool long sleeve top) this past weekend hunting chukar in 1F weather. I wasn't sure how I would like the built in hood, but it was perfect for keeping my neck warm (no draft!). My core stayed warm whether I was working hard climbing a slope or standing still just enjoying the scene (i.e. catching my breath). Wore both shirt and chama three days steady with plenty of sweating and no smell. The hood is light enough that if you are not wearing it, the material isn't too bulky on your neck. The arms are plenty long as well (unlike some other brands). It definitely needs an outer layer over the chama (some sort of wind blocker).
Posted by sooner mountain man on 26th Sep 2015
Wore it for 7 days elk hunting as a base layer. Kept me warm in the mornings and didn't over heat during the day. Really like the hood. Size runs a little big.
Posted by Unknown on 23rd Mar 2015
I'm amazed at how comfortable, light , but warm this is..
I've worn it as a base layer,and it has really replaced 2 layers that I have worn in the past. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
Posted by Don Thorsten on 6th Oct 2014
I normally wear a large and heard these run big so I ordered a medium and it fits perfect. Very comfortable piece. Been wearing it as a base layer. Love the big Q-zip and I really like the fit and style of the hood when slipped over a hat. Thumb holes are great. I have nothing bad to say about it whatsoever. Linton Outdoors is also a great company. Excellent customer service and very quick responses and detailed info on all questions I had. Will be buying more first lite like the Llano and Halstead very soon. Thank you Linton Outdoors. You are my new go to for hunting apparel.
Posted by Unknown on 14th Jan 2014
I absolutely love this piece! It is a very versatile size that I use almost every day. I have been very pleased with how comfortable it is especially around the hood area. Very often a shirt with a hood can cause discomfort, but after many hours I have found this to not be the case. The quality is great. The cut is very generous and makes this piece versatile. I have used it as a base layer, mid and also outer layer.
Posted by Mark Ruesch on 4th Nov 2013
I like the feel of Merino wool. It wicks nicely, and is easy to care for. When the November chill hits in Wisconsin, I put on 4 layers of First Lite clothing. The Llano, the Llano quarter zip, Chama Hoody, followed by the Labrador full zip sweater. The layering allows me full range of motion, and the material is quiet.
Also, the material sheds odors. Get it while it's hot!
Posted by John Purcell on 29th Oct 2013
My new base garment. As with all First Lite products, quality is very good, Merino is fantastic and it has held up very well during both the Archery and Rifle hunt this year. No itch and dries very quickly. Great product and service from Linton is excellent.
Posted by Tommy in TX on 4th Oct 2013
For reference I'm 6'01" 195 pounds muscular build and I ordered the size large. I have a 44" chest roughly.
First Lite hit a home run with this one. Fit is excellent. I bowhunt and this garment does not impede while I'm at full draw whatsoever. I love the thumb loops at the extended cuff. The fit is an athletic fit and fits snug just the way a baselayer should.
The hoodie is a nice touch for a chilly walk or sitting around glassing. It's also nice to pull over your head for extra concealment. I ordered the ASAT Camo which I love. It may look ugly to the human eye but it's effective as hell with the animals not seeing you and that is the only thing I am concerned with. Wool is the only way to go. I can wear this garment for 4-5 days without worrying about stinking unlike synthetic fabrics. I own numerous firstlite wool garments and they are all very well made.
Posted by Tyler W on 2nd Oct 2013
This shirt is awesome, there is no other way to put it. I wore this shirt everyday in the field so far this year from 95 degrees opening weekend to 45 and blowing rain this past Sunday and it has worked perfect the whole time. Even in the heat I was never too warm and after 5 hours in pouring rain and being soaked through for 3 of them, I was warm the whole time despite being wet.
I can't say enough how much I like the First Lite Merino, it works as well as claimed which not a lot of products these day can say!
I would definitely buy another one of these (most likely will) and would recommend for anyone.
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