Re: [BackpackGearTest] Black Diamond MegaLight
- APPLICATION TO TEST: Black Diamond MegaLight
APPLICANT: Dr. Eugene Roddy
WEIGHT: 160 LBS.
HEIGHT: 5' 6"
LOCATION: New England
Brief Bio: I am an avid backpacker with over twenty years of experience. My
treks have included most sections of the AT in the East and adventure trips
through Yosemite, Northern California and Washington State including
summiting Mt. Rainier. I am making a steady transition to cutting pack
weight and am keeping a log of successful strategies toward that end.
Application: I would like to express my interest in testing the Black
Diamond MegaLight shelter. I am working with a number of different
lightweight strategies (hammocks, tarps, solo tents and food/stove options)
seeking to compare and contrast suitable lighter and manageable pack weights
for treks in northern New England. The scope of my outings for this test
includes section hikes on the AT and trips in all types of weather. My goal
of the test, in addition to defining MegaLight's uniqueness in the
marketplace, is to contrast the ideal with real world application. Of
particular interest is to compare and contrast this new model with the
Megamid and the Betamid, which I currently use. The MegaLight seems to lend
itself better to lighter shelter options and to winter applications. In
northern New England there will be many opportunities to test this feature.
Links to Test Series completed:
Last Chance Sportswear
Crazy Creek LEX Hammock
Equinox UltraLight Bivy
Big Agnes Cross Mountain Bag
Bibler Eldorado Tent
I am familiar with all expectations of testers have read the SURVIVAL GUIDE
and will continue to comply with all requirements.
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