Please accept my application to review the Helly Hansen Hybrid pants. I
have read the BGT Survival Guide v. 0609 and Bylaws v. 0609 and I agree to
comply with all requirements and timetables. My signed Tester Agreement is
on file with BGT.
Name: Lori Pontious
Height: 5' 7" (1.7 m)
Weight: 163 (74 kg)
email address: lori.pontious at gmail.com
location: Fresno County, California, USA
I have been dayhiking/backpacking in California since 2006, mostly in the
Sierra Nevada, in the coastal ranges in winter, and into low elevation
parks such as Henry Coe. I have been out at least monthly, several times a
month in spring and summer, and usually carry a lightweight pack.
Test Plan: I have backpacking trips scheduled out for the next six months,
including two four day outings and six two day trips. I will be hiking in
the foothills, mountains and coastal ranges, in a variety of conditions -
the coast can be foggy at times in summer, and in the higher elevations,
anything goes - wind, rain, and snow can happen any month of the year.
I would be monitoring how comfortable the pants are to hike in, how they
stand up to different weather conditions, and if they are as breathable as
described. I would like to know if the pockets are usable or if putting
things in them make the pants less comfortable to wear, or interfere with
the pack belt. Also, are the pocket zippers water resistant? Do they snag
or jam? I would like to find out if the pants dry quickly, and if they are
really water resistant. And, how durable are they - since I will be putting
more than 150 miles on them during the test period, would the seams and the
fabric hold up well, maintain its water resistance, and stand up to the
repeated rest breaks sitting on granite, logs, or the ground.
If selected I would require a size L/34.
My thanks to Helly Hansen and Backpack Gear Test for their consideration.
Current tests: ISIS Slipstream (FR in progress) Sea to Summit mesh/dry bags
(FR in progress), Chaco Tedinhos (LTR due)
Test status page at http://teststatus.backpackgeartest.org/T1883.htm
Test summary page (ORs/tests):
ORs in last year: 3
Other test applications: none at this time
BGT involvement: monitor - just completed GSI Stainless Tea Kettle
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