First Lite Aerowool Tech Tee Review

Weston Schrank

First Lite Aerowool Tech Tee Review

I’ve got this place in the Indiana public hardwoods that has now come to be known as Hell Hole. It had another name, the “toilet bowl” for its unique sinkholes the bucks bedded around that allowed them to catch the wind of any sucker hunter that allowed his wind to flow into that system. Combine that factor with hard access and the long-winded nature of the hike to get in there 1.2+ miles to the better spots and it earned the upgraded name. One factor in particular was the initial and sudden 400 ft climb right out of the parking lot.

Whether it is the hot humid early October days or bitter cold and windy December afternoons I would always bring a spare set of base layers in case the sweating got out of control. Swapping socks – a guarantee my feet sweat heavily period. I wouldn’t wear thermals walking in so that wasn’t an issue, and I always have a First Lite Aerowool Tech Tee with me that I could rely on to keep the core cool or just warm enough for the hike in. 

One of the craziest things is how fast this lightweight hunting shirt dries. Hell Hole has a long drawn-out level or downhill hike right after the 400 ft. I can usually blast through that distance with minimal effort and sometimes not joking, by the time I find a tree the tech shirt is nearly dry when it’s not getting the continual sweat poured in.

First Lite Aerwool Tech Tee

Ultralight 150 Aerowool® construction combines the finest, 17.5-micron merino wool available with 37.5-activated nylon fibers to create a super-charged fabric with incredible performance benefits.

Price: $65

  • True to size Fit
  • Exclusive 37.5 Active Particle Technology
    • Exhausts moisture and maintains core body temperature
    • Traps odors (human signature) and releases them when laundered
  • 17.5 micron, ultrafine, Merino wool
  • Ultralight 150gsm jersey knit fabric for hot weather

Early Season, Summer, and Scouting? YES. 

The AeroWool tech tee is essentially the Wick line with the 150-gram super ultralight merino with the 37.5 active particle technology. This is why I love it. I originally bought this shirt to train for elk hunting in, and for the elk trip in Colorado now several years ago. This was that shirt to simply hike in for 7 miles to get to base camp…but wow was I wrong about the multi-use. 

I’ve now taken the shirt elk hunting and whitetail hunting in Nodak, Kentucky, and Indiana early seasons. Not to mention endless scouting and backyard shoots in the hottest parts of summer.

First Lite Aerowool Tech Tee Specs

First Lite has several lifestyle, logo, and designs on this line of shirts, its an all around great tee to own PERIOD. 


  • Layering Position
    • Next to Skin

    Features

    • True to size: Purchase your normal size to wear over or under other layers
    • Exclusive 37.5 Active Particle Technology
      • Exhausts moisture and maintains core body temperature
      • Traps odors (human signature) and releases them when laundered
    • 17.5 micron, ultrafine, Merino wool
    • Ultralight 150gsm jersey knit fabric for hot weather
    • Short sleeve for hot weather hunts
    • Flatlock seams for next-to-skin comfort
    • Machine wash, line dry
    • Naturally UV absorbent to eliminate shine

PROS:

  • Stupid lightweight – might as well not be there

  • Incredible moisture wicking
  • Durable, I haven’t had durability issues like merino in the past with this specific shirt.
  • Dries incredibly fast.

CONS:

  • Love some long sleeve version in the same price.

Beyond Lifestyle – The Best Lightweight Hunting T-Shirt

Originally I had bought it from a lifestyle standpoint, but the tech first lite has infused into the shirt makes it several steps above and has become my workhorse shirt. This is a really great shirt to suck up and get rid of sweat as a baselayer on those long public hikes in. It find’s itself sweated in even in November and December hunts, keeping my kiln hoody and other merino baselayers dry on the long hike and climb up in the saddle. 

This shirt has unbelievable life beyond a lifestyle shirt and I would 100% recommend it to anyone. 

Ready to buy? First Lite Aerwool Tech Tee are only sold on FirstLite.com and Amazon.

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AUTHOR BIO

Weston Schrank is a hunting industry professional with years of whitetail management and hunting experience in the Midwest. He is currently expanding that experience in the mobile hunting world, and the world of western hunting.

Instagram- @wes.schrank

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