First Lite Wick Short Sleeve Crew Review

Man Makes Fire | By Chris Maxcer

Updated on October 10, 2022

The First Lite Wick Short Sleeve Crew is a lightweight early-season hunting base layer designed to wick moisture and dry fast. It features a blend of merino wool and 37.5 active particle technology with polyester fibers.

To get us a closer look, First Lite and 37.5 Technology sent Man Makes Fire a review unit. After testing the First Lite Wick Short Sleeve Crew during Idaho’s archery elk season, this is what we learned:

“When you sleep with an elevated room temperature, it can make it difficult to fall asleep as it raises your core body temperature,” says Dr. Peter Polos, a sleep medicine specialist and Sleep Number sleep expert. “When the room is too warm, sleep is disturbed in the early stages, limiting the amount of time available to achieve deeper stages of sleep.”