Jeremy - Owner Review: TNF Thunderhead 3D & Thermarest Luxury LE
> Okay, this is my first post, I hope I'm doing this correctly. IGood morning Jeremy. Yes, you're doing this correctly. By posting your
> uploaded it to the website and they told me I had to publish the
> report here first for approval. I originally wrote the review
> for epinions.com. It is my original work and I would like to
> publish it at backpackgeartest.org
review on the list it gives the editors a chance to have a go at it and help
you make refinements. This process sometimes seems like a lot of work, and
sometimes it is, but it is required to keep the our standards high.
Both of your reviews - the TNF Thunderhead 3D and the Therm-a-rest Luxury
LE - cover a lot of detail and we'd love to have them on the site.
We do, however, really need you to read the documents we provide and make
sure that you include all the information that we require - like some
biographical information, for instance.
There are a couple of documents that have been prepared to help you. First,
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Also, our list of rules and requirements is available here:
While the second document seems overwhelming at first, it isn't difficult to
understand when you get into it.
These documents will tell you how to meet our standards and requirements.
Adding this information to your reviews shouldn't be difficult. You've
already done all the hard work.
Have a read through the documents and then resubmit your reviews through the
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If you have any questions in the middle, I'll be happy to answer them for
you. There is also an Apprentice program designed to help you along in the
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We look forward to having you on board and testing
Acting BGT List Moderator
I'm not a Moderator or anything official, but for what it is worth
here are a few comments which I think you need to address. It would
help to read the edits for other Owner Reviews and some ORs as well.
> Can't afford a down sleeping bag? Can't afford the super advancedYUK! This makes me think of a spruiker by a stand selling patent
> synthetic bag that compresses to the size of a softball? Buy the
> North Face Thunderhead 3D made with industry trusted Polarguard 3D
> synthetic material. For price vs. performance you can't beat this
> bag if you're on a tight budget.
medicines. It's all Ra-Ra, Buy-buy-buy! If I came across this while
searching for a sleeping bag review I would skip the whole review
immediately. OK - it might suit a magazine, but it's NOT for BGT (at
least as I understand it!).
> Cold sleeping: I've slept in the bag a couple times on cold nightsThe first part of this paragraph is very good, but the last clause is
> in nothing but boxers (my preferred sleeping clothing) and I
> stayed warm all night. The nights were in the high 40's and low
> 50's--enough to make you want to use a bag.
not. Doubtless you will be told about "projecting" by the Mods. Tell
me about what YOU found; do NOT try to tell me what I might find.
It's a no-no here.
> The Zipper: When I first brought the bag home the zipper got stuckSame here. Try "I just zip it up slowly to avoid zipper problems."
> on the fabric several times and took 30 minutes to fix it. I took
> it back and exchanged it and haven't had any trouble since...just
> zip it up slowly when you're not in the bag to avoid zipper
That reads much better.
> The Cushion: Recently on a camping trip my trail mate forgot hisI rather like the way you have broken the discussion up into sections
> Sleeping position: I tend to sleep on my side when I sleep and
> The hood: The hood is great. I am a right handed person and I got
with a heading for each one.
> Remember to store your bag properly. Leaving it compressed all the"Projecting": reword into the first person, or use the the third
person for this sort of thing. "A bag should be stored properly.
Leaving it compressed...."
PS: Ditto for the other review.
- At 01:47 PM 01/08/2003, you wrote:
>Originally written for <http://www.epinions.com>http://www.epinions.com 17Hi
>(c) 2003 WVaBackpacker
Just a further clarification and add to Shane's reply. When submitting to
BackpackGearTest.org, you agree to hand over copyright to us. This
statement will need to go, as I understand it.
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