I've posted my LTR to the test folder for the Smartwool tank. I sure like this fabric!
Thanks in advance for the edits.
Here's the link and text:
LONG-TERM TEST LOCATIONS AND CONDITIONS
<<IMAGE GOES HERE. ALT TEXT = "tank LTR">>During the Long-Term Testing period I wore the tank on one backpacking trip, 2 mountain bike rides and 2 day hikes for a total of 6 days wearing. I machine washed it 2 additional times.
Bucktail Path, Elk State Forest, Pennsylvania: 2 days, 15 mi (24 km); 55 to 70 F (13 to 21 C); 2,100 to 2,700 ft elevation.
PERFORMANCE IN THE FIELD
I continued to find the tank to be a useful layer in cooler weather and a nice single layer in warm weather. I especially liked it as a sole layer during months when the sun was low enough to not risk a nasty sunburn. It layers well and is nice to have under a long-sleeved shirt on cooler mornings so that I can take off the outer layer as things warm up and have the tank ready to go.
The tank has a nice fit and works well with pack straps. I never had a problem with straps rubbing my skin or feeling uncomfortable.
My absolute favorite thing about this tank is that it absolutely refuses to hold any foul odors. I can wear it for multiple strenuous days in a row and not notice any aroma.
The durability of the tank has been great. It looks very similar to the photo as-new. The seams are all intact. There is no pilling or snagging of the fabric.
Doesn't retain odors
Comfortable fabric and fit
Doesn't hold wrinkles
This concludes my Long-Term Testing Report and this test series. Thanks to Smartwool and BackpackGearTest.org for allowing me to participate in this test.
This report was created with the BGT Report Generator.
Copyright 2011. All rights reserved.
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