Hi Rick. Here is my application for the AntiGravityGear blue Cozy
Cover. I have read the Survival Guide v.1202 and have a tester
agreement on file.
Preferred Size: I would be able to test both sized Cozy Covers. My
preference is for the 3 cup (710 ml) size.
Name: Christine Korhonen
Height: 5'4" (1.6 m)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Location: Western Montana
Date: February 1, 2005
I'm in Montana where I'm enjoying the summer and becoming re-
acquainted with winter. I'm a lightweight backpacker mentally, if
not always in practice. I've gotten my summer multi-day pack weight
down to 19 lbs (9 kg) with a tent, but my winter pack weight hovers
around 25 lbs (11 kg).
Winter is long and hard in Montana, and it's a challenge keeping
meals warm. The AntiGravityGear blue Cozy Cover will be tested on
winter hikes and backpacking trips throughout Montana and Wyoming.
Elevations will be from 4000 ft (1200 m) to 7000 ft (2100 m).
Expected outdoor temperatures are 0 F (-18 C) to 60 F (16 C). I
expect to encounter falling and blowing snow, gusty winds, and cold
during the testing period.
Current Pot Protection Used:
I currently use cozies made out of foil-coated bubble wrap insulation
to cover my GSI Outdoors Anodized Aluminum pots. I've found that
these cozies are fragile. They quickly get coated with food and
crushed in my pack. I've had to replace the cozies after about six
months of use.
The following features of the AntiGravityGear blue Cozy Cover (CC)
will be tested:
1. Protection. How well does the CC protect the cozy? How easy is
it to put the CC on and take it off? Does this action crush the
cozy? How well does the cover protect the pot's lid?
2. Insulation. I will look at how much insulation the CC adds. I
tend to cook easy meals like instant rice, but I will attempt more
complicated boil-and-soak dishes like regular rice and pasta using
the cozy and CC. Does having this extra layer, and especially
insulation over the pot's lid, affect the soaking time for these
dishes and the length of time they remain warm?
3. Usefulness. Can I drink directly from the pot with the cozy and
cover on? Does the zipper get in the way? The website mentions that
the lid cover can zip all the way off. Is it easy to get back on?
Can the lid cover be left partially zipped on or will it get in the
way? How much space is available under the lid cover? Can I fit my
spork, lighter, emergency matches and bandanna?
4. Durability. Does food stick to the CC? How does it withstand
wear in my pack? Do the glued and stitched seams remain intact?
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