Please accept my application to test the FITS Light Hiker
I have read the Survival Guide v0609, including Chapter 5, and if selected for
this test, will fully comply with all of the requirements described within. I
have also filed my Test Agreement.
Name: Pat McNeilly
Height: 5' 8" (1.7 m)
Weight: 155 lb (70 kg)
Email address: mcne4752@...
City, State, Country: Gaithersburg,
I have been hiking for over 20 years but backpacking for only the last three
years. Most of my backpacking is done as overnight trips and occasional weekend
and weeklong trips. My typical packweight this season has been approximately 15
to 18 lb (7 to 9 kg) before food or water and I have been trying to go to
lighter and lighter weights. I would probably rate myself as a lightweight
backpacker but slowly creeping closer to ultralight. Most of my backpacking is
the three season variety in the mountains of Maryland,
and West Virginia
although I do camp and hike during the winter.
I plan to test the FITS light hiker socks on trips hiking and backpacking in Maryland, Virginia or Southern Pennsylvania. The elevation on these trips will
range from sea level to approximately 3500 ft (0 - 1067 m) on maintained but
rocky trails. The temperatures I expect to encounter on these trips should
range from 40 F to 95 F (4 C to 35 C). I
will also wear the socks system while trail running and orienteering in the
same geographic locations as those above.
I will be looking at the fit, whether they cause hot spots or blisters,
will they stay in place, and what their smell retention factor might be.
My current testing load includes:
GoLite Wind River Softshell Jacket (LTR due May 17, 2011)
Peak Aspiration Pack (FR
due April 6, 2011)
Chaos Adrenaline Skully (FR due May 3, 2011)
I have no other Owner Reviews in the past year.
My test status page may be found at:
I have no other applications pending for at this time.
Other BGT roles:
Monitor (currently monitoring Clif Bar Assortment)
I sincerely appreciate your consideration of this application.
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