Application to test Cloudveil Four Shadows Beenie
- Application to test Cloudveil Four Shadows Beenie
February 28, 2003
Andrew Claus, Evergreen, Colorado, USA. Email at:
andrewclaus �at� yahoo �dot� com
I am a 45-year-old male. I am 5�9� (175 cm) tall, and
weigh 150 pounds (68 kg). I live and play in the
Colorado Rockies. I have section hiked the entire
Colorado Trail. I hiked Mt. Washington to Mt.
Katahdin on the Appalachian Trail in �02. I have been
backpacking, backcountry skiing, and bike touring for
the past twenty years. I have climbed all 54 of
Colorado�s �14ers� (14,000'/4,260m peaks). I get out
on day trips into the high country at least once a
week, year �round, and on backpacking trips several
times a year, including at least one in winter. I
also do a lot of outdoor travel as a wildland
I will have the opportunity to use the Cloudveil hat
daily in the Colorado foothills winter weather, and on
weekly backcountry ski trips.
One of the first items on my pack checklist is an
extra hat, and I usually use two hats on a typical
trip. The first phase of a trip is steep, strenuous
climbing, working up a sweat. The second phase, after
sitting still for a cold lunch, is a fast descent,
often getting wet from falls in deep snow. A hat that
performs in these conditions is critical, and I�ve
been mostly unsuccessful in finding one (that�s why I
I will evaluate how the hat works in snowfall and
sweating conditions. I will evaluate ventilation and
adjustability of the hat.
I have read the latest version of the survival guide,
2/15/03, and agree to comply with it.
Thank you for considering me for testing this
interesting piece of equipment.
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