Getting to know some of the sponsors that make Rokslide possible has been a pure pleasure the last 18 months.  First Lite owner Kenton Carruth recently took some time to meet with me and explain the company’s history and their recent bold entry into the outerwear market.   Located in Ketchum, Idaho, First Lite sits at the gateway to the most extensive backcountry in the lower 48, a perfect test-bed for the development of extreme backcountry clothing. Tune in as Kenton tells Roklsiders how First Lite came about, what makes their clothing function, and what the future holds for this bright company.  If you have any questions for Kenton, post them in the comments section below and he’ll get them answered.

For you buck hunters, that country we shot the video in is bucky, bucky, bucky.  Steve Alderman, eat your heart out!



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Robby Denning started hunting mule deer in the late 1970’s, only missing one season in 35 years. At 25, he gave up the pursuit of all other big-game to focus on taking the best bucks possible. He began hunting the West on a DIY budget hunting an average of 30 days a year for mule deer. Robby loves the hunt as much as the kill and the entire process from research to scouting to hunting. He’s killed four bucks over 200 inches in the last 15 seasons, mostly on easily-obtained tags. He owns a public-land scouting service and runs a private-land outfitting business helping other hunters in their pursuit of deer and elk. Robby has scouted and hunted literally thousands of square miles of mule deer country and brings a wealth of knowledge about these experiences with him. To him, the weapon of choice is just a means-to-an-end and will hunt with bow, rifle, or muzzleloader – whatever it takes to create an opportunity to take a great mule deer. He is also the author of "Hunting Big Mule Deer" available on Amazon. Robby believes all of creation is from God for man to manage, respect, and through which to know its Creator


  1. Thanks Robby Dow the interview and to Kenton for sponsoring rokslide and making high quality clothing. This year I finally bought some first light and I love it

  2. Thanks for the interview. I’ve been looking at First Lite but had a difficult time justifing the price. I may now have to take a harder look.

  3. A little late to the game here, but great interview. First Lite makes great products. As the motto goes “Buy Once, Cry Once” now go hunt.

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