Thanks for posting your Owner Review. What follows below is your official
edit. Once you have worked through the edits, read feedback, please repost
your edited Owner Review with REPOST in your subject line and we can take
things from there. Overall I think you have a good review here Sonja. Just
needs some fine tuning a touch of beefing up and I think it will be looking
Senior Edit Moderator
At 12:23 AM 26/03/2005, you wrote:
>ExOfficio Convertible Pants
EDIT:> Please add "Owner Review" to your title so that your paper is
clearly identified as an Owner Review.
>Name: Sonja S. Furiya
>Height: 52 (1.57 Meters)
>Weight: 115 pounds (52 Kilograms)
EDIT:> Just a general comment, but it is much more readable if you are
consistent in your measurement labels for both your imperial measures and
your metric. For example if you are going to abbreviate, abbreviate both
imperial and metric. The abbreviation for meters is "m" and kilograms is "kg".
>Manufacturer: Ex Officio
>Year of Manufacture: 2003
>Website listed weight: 3oz/sq. yard (of current 2005
EDIT:> Metric equivalent please.
>Actual weight: (to be added)
EDIT:> Needs to be added for repost please.
>Size: Womens 8
> Waist 27 (69 cm)
> Hips 37 (94 cm)
> Regular -30 (76 cm) pant inseam, 7.5 (19.05 cm)
>Product description: Because these pants are more than
>a year old I am unable to find an official description
>of them on the manufacturers website. However, an
>online company that offer items on sale included the
>following description of these pants:
> Soft, peach-finish lightweight nylon fabric blocks
>95% of the sun's harmful UV rays.
> Teflon® treatment for resistance to stains, dirt
> Wrinkle resistant, lightweight, fast-drying.
> Bottoms zip off for versatility.
> Leg zippers shielded from skin.
> Elastic at waistband sides, loops for 1 (2.54 cm)
> Button front, zipper fly.
> Hand pockets (one with deep, hidden, zippered
> Double-compartment cargo pocket, one compartment
>with zipper closure, one with hook-and-loop tab.
> Cuff zippers for fast on-and-off.
> Inseam 32½ (83 cm) as pants, 7½ (19.05 cm) as
>shorts (size 6).
> 100% nylon.
EDIT:> I am never keen on quoting manufacturer's pages just for the sake of
quoting .... I would rather you write a description of the pants and their
features in your own words and the draw on the key features from the list
above in your review of the pants which follows. Ahh I see you have gone
done this path in the next section. This makes the above redundant.
>Pockets: There are two side slanted pockets which have
>mesh lining on the side that touches the back of your
>hand and fabric on the side that goes against your
EDIT:> Actually it touches the back your hand and leg not mine as I don't
wear the pants :-) You need to write from your perspective not the
readers. It is thus best to avoid you, your etc.
>Measuring from the waistband, the pockets are
>11½ (29.21 cm) deep. The left pocket also has an
>inner zipped security pocket (which is an additional
>fabric layer next your skin same size as the regular
EDIT:> See the comment above on the use of "your."
> The zipper opens downwards.
>There are no back pockets.
>The 6 (15.24 cm) wide cargo pocket on the outside of
>the left leg is a double pocket: The smaller, outer
>pocket has a zipper at the top to close it and is 6
>(15.24 cm) deep.
EDIT:> As the imperial measure is without decimal places, the metric can be
as well, i.e., 15 cm.
>I have used these pants as my basic hiking pants over
>the last year. I have used them on numerous day hikes,
>as well as on an 8-day backpacking trip to the Grand
EDIT:> Can you be more specific with the number of day hikes? Also some
idea of weather conditions would be useful. Try to put the use of the pants
in context for the reader.
>The elastic waistband is very comfortable and the
>pockets are all accessible when I have my backpack on.
> The left, zipped security pocket is great for holding
>ID or keys and the zipped cargo pocket was extremely
>useful for holding items that I needed quick access to
>like my lip balm & hand sanitizer.
EDIT:> I note that you are using past tense here. Have you stopped wearing
Would like to see some comment on:
* Drying times;
* Wrinkle resistant claim;
* How is the material handling regular washing?
* How does it handle walking through undergrowth?