Mathews Inc.
MeatEater Acquires First Lite
Equipment
Contributors to this thread:
Stekewood 18-Jun-19
Brotsky 18-Jun-19
Scar Finga 18-Jun-19
ohiohunter 18-Jun-19
KSBOW 18-Jun-19
Destroyer350 18-Jun-19
Zim 18-Jun-19
Trial153 18-Jun-19
YZF-88 18-Jun-19
Brotsky 18-Jun-19
7mm08 18-Jun-19
LBshooter 18-Jun-19
LBshooter 18-Jun-19
YZF-88 19-Jun-19
Bowhunter 19-Jun-19
tobinsghost 19-Jun-19
Treeline 19-Jun-19
LBshooter 19-Jun-19
Surfbow 19-Jun-19
JTV 19-Jun-19
fubar racin 19-Jun-19
yooper89 19-Jun-19
Heat 19-Jun-19
dmann 20-Jun-19
ohiohunter 20-Jun-19
From: Stekewood
18-Jun-19

Stekewood's Link
Interesting news in the hunting apparel world.

From: Brotsky
18-Jun-19
Definitely interesting. I like First Lite. Hopefully they stay headed in a good direction under the Meat Eater umbrella.

From: Scar Finga
18-Jun-19
From all I have ever heard and seen, Steve is a stand up guy and a true conservationist! I think he will do great things for First Lite, I just hope Meat Eater doesn't become a non stop First Light commercial:)

Good Luck and God Bless Steve!

From: ohiohunter
18-Jun-19
Oh gawd I hope it doesn’t turn into an outdoor edge show.... puke, my stomach turns when the owners face pops up

From: KSBOW
18-Jun-19
Having followed Steve's career path I don't see his programing in any form being like mainstream outdoor media.

From: Destroyer350
18-Jun-19
I hope this means they will have stuff in stock more than 4 months out of the year.

From: Zim
18-Jun-19

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I wonder what stake/influence Chernin will have in it going forward? I like Rinella but when he came under attack recently when it was announced Chernin was taking a controlling interest in MeatEater, nowhere in his reply did he address how by me purchasing his product/content it would be enriching an anti-gun proponent (Chernin). The reality is many of the brands we support have outside capital with contradictory views (i.e. nothing is "cut and dry"), but this type of stuff with prominent brands makes me wonder some times what the future holds. All in all I'm glad Rinella portrays hunting in a positive light, I simply wish he wouldn't partner with anti-gun advocates.

From: Trial153
18-Jun-19
Break out the tin foil hats.

From: YZF-88
18-Jun-19
I don't care who owns it as long as they bring back ASAT camo pattern.

From: Brotsky
18-Jun-19
Sure glad I got all that whitetail gear in ASAT before they got rid of it!

From: 7mm08
18-Jun-19
Awesome news! I wish Steve and his clan much success in all their endeavors. At 58, I have grown weary of the run-of-the-mill outdoor entertainment and have become somewhat of a "groupy" to Meateater. ?? Steve brings a new light, enthusiam and great perspective to our hunting and outdoors community. I wish them the best.

From: LBshooter
18-Jun-19
YZF-88 x10 bring back ASAT!!!

From: LBshooter
18-Jun-19
YZF-88 x10 bring back ASAT!!!

From: YZF-88
19-Jun-19
In a way they have saved me money by getting rid of it. I started buying cheaper solid colors for multi purpose use (hiking etc). Not paying full price for patterns pushed by the InstaTubaGram crews.

From: Bowhunter
19-Jun-19
Yes bring back ASAT!!

From: tobinsghost
19-Jun-19
You guys do know you can still buy ASAT correct?

From: Treeline
19-Jun-19
Yes, but really like the materials and clothes that First Lite has.

From: LBshooter
19-Jun-19
Tobinsghost, you mean first lite is currently selling ASAT again? Great! where can I buy it because their website doesn't show it.

From: Surfbow
19-Jun-19
Wow, that's cool, MeatEater and First Lite are both great groups of people who put out great products, I hope it's a successful move for them!

From: JTV
19-Jun-19
Will Rinella start wearing ASAT ?? ..... THAT is the question ??

From: fubar racin
19-Jun-19
My understanding is if you want anything in asat moving forward you’ll be buying it from asat, I don’t think dropping asat was a choice made by first lite.

From: yooper89
19-Jun-19
I'm fairly certain FL chose to discontinue ASAT as they didn't want to pay royalties on the pattern. Same reason they dropped Realtree from their whitetail lines.

From: Heat
19-Jun-19
My pet peeve with First Lite is their gratuitous use of their little gimmicky pockets on everything! How about quit worrying about the gimmicky pockets and make a real pair of pants? Case in point is the Merino pants. They have had pockets all over those dang pants and who knows how many different cuts and they still suck from a fit and durability perspective. If you want a durable pair of wool pants you are better off buying pants that were made 60 years ago! WTF First Lite! You can do better than that!

From: dmann
20-Jun-19
Meateater is the best and almost only outdoor show I can watch anymore, and I listen to the podcast all the time. Rinella is a great advocate for sportsmen, and I hope this works well for all of them.

From: ohiohunter
20-Jun-19
when demand dwindles and profit margins lessen they cut the fat... asat was fat

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