Please accept my application to test the Dahlgren Expedition Socks. My test agreement was mailed 2 July 2008. I agree to comply with all the report requirements including Chapter 5 found in the BackpackGearTest. org bylaws v. 0609, which I most recently read on 11 October 2012.
Name: Dawn Larsen
Height: 5' 4" (163 cm)
Weight: 165 lb (75 kg)
Email address: vicioushillbilly AT gmail DOT com
Florence, South Carolina USA
Date: 11 October 2012
I used to backpack in college a zillion years ago and just in the last few years have backpacked some private trails in Tennessee, Missouri and most recently South Carolina. I have been an avid car-camper for twelve years and I have kayak/canoe camped for five years, both in South Carolina, Tennessee, Missouri and Arkansas. I use a lot of the same equipment for both. I hike hilly/rocky trails especially in Missouri (my home state) and Arkansas. I live in South Carolina and am busy checking out the terrain here with my nineteen year-old son.
I hike and camp a lot in South Carolina. I am the faculty sponsor for a university camping club and we try to get out once per month. We tend to camp and hike up to 100 miles from Florence, SC. I have a pair of boots that I use primarily in the winter that I need thick socks for. The width is fine, but the length of the boot is too long and thick socks keep them from slipping. I would wear the socks with those boots. I'll test for wear, washability, comfort, fit, will they retain their elasticity, warmth, and wicking.
Tester Status page can be found at: http://teststatus.backpackgeartest.org/T1845.htm
Previously Written Reports can be found at
Suisse Sport McKinley Bag FR due 23 October 2012
NO applications out.
No owner review in the past 12 months.
Thank you for considering this application and thanks to Dahlgren for providing the socks for testing Dawn Larsen.