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First Lite Wool Chama Hoody

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Product Description


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.


  • 100% superfine Merino wool
  • Midweight Interlock fabric
  • Next to skin or second layer
  • Machine wash and dry
  • Thumb Loops
  • Sleeve Stash Pocket


Warranty Information

First Lite takes pride in their products and will stand behind their quality. First Lite will replace any piece that's performance in the field has been compromised by manufacturer's defect for the practical lifespan of the garment. Please go to Firstlite.com for warranty issues.
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  1. Single most versatile piece of clothing ever! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 8th May 2018

    I bought one of these in Fusion for early bowhunting, then I bought another, and another.....now have a handful in all colors available. I wear a Chama as a primary layer, then as a secondary with another SS merino crew underneath as the season progresses. The hood is particularly useful, as it can add warmth or help keep the bugs away in the Spring. I also wear Chamas as everyday sweaters in the solid colors. Merino is warm or not (regulates body heat), washes well but doesn't need it often, and is light and ultra comfortable next to the skin, or not. I have heard that this item has been discontinued--bad move.

  2. Great all around garment 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th May 2017

    From 40 to 65 degrees where I live in Alaska spring into fall the Chama over the Llano short sleeve is all you need but get 2 Chamas so you are always ready. I have always favored wool for outdoor gear and I am outside a lot for my work. One noticeable benefit about first lite wool is that it does not "pill" as other brands do. Second odor management is 2nd to none breathable cool and warm.

  3. Firstlite wool Chama hoody 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 17th Apr 2017

    I use this base layer for hunting in both cold and moderate weather. It can be worn next to the skin, its warm but not restricting, drys well, fights odor and vents well. It can be worn for numerous days without being washed due to the anti microbial action of the wool. Packs light and tight. Love the hood.

  4. versatile 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 17th Dec 2016

    have got a stack of them for hunting and every day wear love them.

  5. First impression - Fusion 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd Jul 2016

    My first impression is that this will be an awesome addition to my inventory for many years to come. It's a bit pricey for a mid layer but seems very well made, very comfortable and will hold up after lots of use.

  6. First lite Chama hoody ASAT 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Jun 2016

    Cool /cold mornings, warming as the days goes calls for an under layer that will moderate body temps. Merino wool can be worn next to the skin (no itch) , will not hold oder and has insulating properties. This garment is the best, light warm and silent.

  7. every season but summer 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd Mar 2016

    This hoody makes a huge difference in warmth given its lightweight nature. The arms are long enough for all of my activities without being bulky. The built in hood made all of the difference during a New Year's bird hunt in the low teens with added windchill.
    If there is any downside to this product it might be that over time the soft wool can pill a bit under contact points (back of your shoulders if you wear a pack for instance). However, I didn't buy it to look pretty and this top does everything I need it to do. As with any wool product, be sure you follow cleaning directions. Like others note in the reviews, this top does not need to be washed very often.

  8. Most versatile piece I own. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Mar 2016

    I use the Chama for everything. I actually have one in ASAT and one in Fusion. I love the versatility of the weight, the hood adds sunshade as well as some warmth. I recently used it in AZ with the hood up to hide my face in the mid-day sun while stalking deer in the January archery hunt. I like to wear it in the sleeping bag to keep my neck and ears warm. I also hardly ever wash my merino outerwear. The odor is kept to a minimum so I don't care if it has some dirt on it.

    Make sure to order size accordingly. First Lite sizes more to the European style. This piece is not really considered a base layer but rather insulation so the fit will not be as snug as a t-shirt (like the Llano) but more like a sweatshirt. I wear a M for all my First Lite shirts/jackets.

  9. I see a lot of use for the chama hoody 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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.

  10. New favorite midweight top 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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).

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