Please accept my application to test the Tarptent Sublite tent. I have
read the BackpackGearTest Bylaws, version 0609, including Chapter 4, 5
and 6 and appendices. I agree to comply with all requirements. My BGT
agreement has been received and is on file with BGT.
I am happy to pay for cross shipping to Oz.
Name: Wayne Merry
Height: 1.8 m (5' 10")
Weight: 95 kg (211 lb)
Email address: wayne_merry@...
(replace user with yahoo)
City, State, Country: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
I started backpacking four and half years ago, although I did day walks
in childhood. I hike in various terrain from moderate/hard track walks
to some off track (including river walks). I generally like the
temperature to stay at least above -5 C (23 F). I enjoy going on multi
day walks including multi week adventures. I carry a moderate weight
pack to enjoy a few creature comforts at camp and use tents as shelter.
Field Information & Basic Test Plan:
I walk a moderate amount. I would normally do at least 2 overnight or
multi-day walks every three months, in addition to a number of 20 km (12
mile) or so day walks. I generally walk in groups, but sometimes walk
solo. During the test period I am planning three or so multiday walks. I
plan to use the tent on all of my overnight or longer walks in the test
period - except when heavy rain is forecast. I will be primarily
interested in the weight claims of the tent, ease of setup and takedown,
whether the intermediate rain performance claimed is true, ease of entry
and exit in light rain and whether it is possible to cook inside the tent.
Any other material matter related to the tent that arises during the
test will also be included in the test reports.
Currently monitoring tests:
Finishing up on the Crumpler Bumper Issue
Current tests in progress:
Outdoor Research Salamander Gaiters (Oct 2009)
High Sierra Sport Company - Kahuna 70 Pack (Aug 2009)
Mountain Safety Research - Skinny One tent (Aug 2009)
Origo Traverse Peak watch (Jan 2009)
Kayland Convert Hiking Boots (Nov 2008).
Eureka! Mountain Breeze Tent (Aug 2008)
High Sierra Sport Company Sentinel 65 Backpack (May 2008)
Optimus Nova+ Stove (March 2008)
MountainAbout GatrGuard (February 2008)
Eureka Wabakimi Tent (October 2007)
Flatword Orikaso Solo Set (November 2006)
SealLine Storm Sack (November 2006)
You can access my tests at the following location:
Currently also applying for:
Five Ten Exum boots.
Recent Owner Reviews:
Roman Ultra Lite Trek Sleeping Bag; http://tinyurl.com/y7n4ot
Coleman Exponent Feather 442 Stove;
Other Owner Reviews written:
MSR SideWinder Tent
My reports and reviews can be found at;
Thank you for your consideration.
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