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7857RE: [BackpackGearTest] Owner Review #1 Patagonia SW base layer bottoms

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  • Jerry Goller
    Feb 1, 2002
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      The easiest way, for me, to handle this when I have a report that must be both emailed to the list and uploaded to the files is to create it as an HTML as we discussed, then open a blank email message addressed to this group. Open the original report in it’s HTML format and go to “Edit” on the top tool bar. From that drop down menu select “Select All”, then “Copy”. Go back to your new blank email message, drop down the “Edit” menu and select “Paste”. It will drop the text of your report into the email. Send it. Any problems or questions, let me know.


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      From: Asyndeton Canaan Dogs [mailto:asyndeton@...]
      Sent: Friday, February 01, 2002 1:26 PM
      Subject: [BackpackGearTest] Owner Review #1 Patagonia SW base layer bottoms



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      <B><FONT FACE="Arial"><P>Patagonia Women's Capilene & reg; Silk Weight
      Bottoms </P><DIR>

      </B></FONT><FONT FACE="Garamond"><P>Capilene Silk weight is marketed by
      Patagonia as being their fastest wicking, fastest drying and sleekest
      base layer, providing thermal regulation in sun and wind. Layer under
      endurance shells in cool or cold weather. </P>
      <P><IMG SRC="Image2.gif" WIDTH=17 HEIGHT=17>&nbsp;3.5-oz. Capilene
      microdenier polyester.</P>
      <P><IMG SRC="Image2.gif" WIDTH=17 HEIGHT=17>&nbsp; 128 g. (4.5 oz.).</P>
      <P><IMG SRC="Image2.gif" WIDTH=17 HEIGHT=17>&nbsp;Gusseted Crotch.</P>
      <P><IMG SRC="Image2.gif" WIDTH=17 HEIGHT=17>&nbsp;Size large</P>
      <P><IMG SRC="Image2.gif" WIDTH=17 HEIGHT=17>&nbsp; Color black</P>
      <P><IMG SRC="Image2.gif" WIDTH=17 HEIGHT=17>&nbsp;Made in (approx.)
      <P>When I picked these bottoms out, I originally didn't have
      hiking/backpacking in mind as I am a cold weather weenie. I bought them
      for agility trialing, plus any other outdoor sports I desired to do. I
      was looking for a close fitting base layer that would stay put during
      any bursts of activity, and would wick sweat and dry quickly. I normally
      wouldn't buy an artificial fabric to wear, but I seem to be constrained
      by being generally poor, punctuated by moments of abject poverty, I was
      a little strapped for cash, and in a hurry as well, so I went with
      <P>Two things I noted right off... The Large aren't long enough for my
      5'10" women's legs, so there is a gap of about 2" from my ankles, which
      I despise; and there is no elastic at the bottom to keep them in place,
      just self fabric hems. The XL are far too baggy to be a good layering
      candidate for me. Despite the ankle gap they are quite comfortable,
      especially with long socks, unless you are doing any sort of climbing,
      including stairs. At this point, the  bottom of the legs started to
      creep up my calves a bit, giving about a 3.5" gap at my ankles.</P>
      <P>I have  had the opportunity to wear them in a variety of conditions,
      for my area (Memphis, TN). I worn them hiking through Shelby Forest
      (moderately hilly), as well as along a bit of Natchez Trace.
      Additionally I have worn them on some rather cold days (for the
      Mid-South) where my activity was limited. If you are active, and have
      some manner to keep the ankles down,  or aren't doing much knee-lifting
      climbing, they will do fine in moderately cool-cold weather, say
      somewhere in the range of 40-30 degrees, if you tolerate cold weather
      better than I do, you could probably go a bit colder. Standing around,
      however, they were only slightly better than being naked, okay, quite a
      bit better than being naked, but not amazingly better than the jeans I
      was wearing over them. It was 45 degrees, no sun and fairly windy. I
      have been caught in the rain with them, and they do dry quickly. They
      are also quite comfortable to wear in moderate weather, as they do wick
      sweat, and stay comfortable while running. They are also not bad when
      the weather could cover a wide range of temps, as Memphis is prone to
      do. They have been comfortable up to about 60 degrees, being about as
      warm as I could stand with them on.</P>
      <P>They say that you can wear them alone, and comfort wise I think you
      could, but they are VERY form fitting, and I don't care for that kind of
      exposure. </P>
      <P>All in all, I do like having them, and they have held up to quite a
      bit of wear without pilling, they still look pretty good, and if they
      were just a bit longer, I'd say for moderately cool/cold weather, they
      are a good product.</P>
      <P>Contact info: </FONT><A HREF="http://www.patagonia.com/"><FONT

      <P>My Specs:</P>
      <P><IMG SRC="Image2.gif" WIDTH=17 HEIGHT=17>&nbsp;Kelly Riggs</P>
      <P><IMG SRC="Image2.gif" WIDTH=17 HEIGHT=17>&nbsp;31, 5'10", 150#,
      <P><IMG SRC="Image2.gif" WIDTH=17 HEIGHT=17>&nbsp;Memphis, TN</P>
      <P><IMG SRC="Image2.gif" WIDTH=17 HEIGHT=17>&nbsp;Novice hiker, Novice
      backpacker, occasional runner, agility &amp; herding participant</P>
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