Application to test EvoGrip S18 Yellow Swiss Army Knife
For Chad Poindexter
February 4, 2010
Please accept my application to test the EvoGrip S18 Yellow Swiss Army
Knife. I have read, and agree to, the BackpackGearTest.org bylaws v.0609
that are laid out in Chapter 5, as well as the Survival Guide and other
corresponding text. My tester agreement has been sent in.
Name: Chad Poindexter
Email address: cg-77 (AT) hotmail (DOT) com
I am still a new backpacker by my standards, but do have a little
experience under my belt. I just started backpacking about a year ago,
and so far have accumulated medium to heavy-weight gear. My pack has
weighed as much as 55 lbs (24.95 kg) on a 4 1/2 day trip, so I still
have a ways to go to get to light-weight! I love to crawl up inside a
tent at night to sleep, and while I enjoy warm meals, I keep them simple
by just boiling water. I usually hike with either my fiance or my son,
but am currently planning solo hikes.
I do most of my hiking at local state parks, however I am working in
more lengthy trips at other places. I have made recent trips to the
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and plan on returning again very
soon. I also have plans for a 11 day hike along the Appalachian Trail in
the next few months. Other than this, I plan on making it to Sipsey
Wilderness a few more times within the next few months, both as day
hikes, as well as overnight and hopefully multinight trips. Typically in
the Southeastern US our conditions are more so warm and humid.
I typically do not carry a multitool for any of my trips since I
normally carry just a small pocket knife. However, I have been wanting
to try some out. The last trip I was on I did happen to have a heavier
multitool and I was thankful for it since I needed the screwdriver to
tighten one of my trekking poles. Since then I have been seriously
considering a handy, lightweight multitool. When I saw this test come up
I immediately became excited!
Two things that I will test out on this EvoGrip S18 Yellow Swiss Army
Knife is first off weight. The listed weight of 3.1 ounces seems pretty
nice, and for sure lighter than what I have. Also, I want to see how
this light weight will hold up when I need it. I remember some older
Swiss Army Knife multitools I had as a kid and from what I can remember
they held up well, but I always lost the toothpick, so I want to see how
well the toothpick and tweezers will stay in place. If I happen to reach
for them, I want to know that they will be there. I also want to see how
well this little multitool feels in my hand.
This multitool seems to come with alot of features. Some that I know I
will need are the knife, tweezers, toothpick, scissors, and good to have
the phillips screwdriver. I like the fact that it is bright yellow as
well, which will make it harder to misplace, since I have been known to
misplace things. I like the grips that are strategically placed and I
will be able to take full advantage of them in our wet conditions.
I have no other applications for any other test out at this moment.
I am working on 2 test series at this time:
1. Stuffitts Shoe Savers
2. Lorpen Expedition Polartec / PLoft 1 Socks
I have competed 6 Owner Reviews and have 1 currently awaiting edit. They
can be found here:
Chad Poindexters Reviews
I am very excited to have the opportunity to apply for the EvoGrip S18
Yellow Swiss Army Knife test series and hope that I will be chosen to
participate in this test. I would like to thank Wenger and
Backpackgeartest.org for this opportunity.
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