Re: EDIT:Mountain Hardware Transition Pants:Gaby
- Thank you, I will edit asap. Darn Germans...and I noticed, I think I
shrunk since the last time. I used to be 1.58 m tall. :(
--- In BackpackGearTest@yahoogroups.com, "grahamblamey" <gg@h...>
> Hi Gaby and welcome once again. You have written a fine firstreview here. You have described the pants well and have given your
subjective opinions as a result of your use during the period you've
owned them. I have number of edits for you. You will find that some
of them are to do with providing metric equivalents to weights and
measures. This, at first, seems tedious but most people get used to
it fairly quickly. Other edits are more related to sentence
construction and spelling etc. I hope you are able to accommodate
these edits as you have the basis of a first class review. I have
tried not to interfere with your writing style at all as we like our
reviews to read as written by real people. Stick with it and I'm
sure you'll soon be on your way to testing gear with BGT.
> When you have fixed everything, please post back to the list withREPOST in the subject heading and I will create a folder for you to
>not '...pant...' for the sake of consistency
> ### in general, could you refer to them as '...pants...' and
>to add metric conversions to all measurements. This should
> > Height: 5' 2"
> > Weight: 108
> ### for the benefit of our international readers, it is necessarry
read '...Height: 5' 2" (1.57 m) Weight: 108 lb (49 kg)
> > Backpacking Background:
> > I researched hiking and backpacking for almost one year and
> > started hiking some of the US trails in 2002, a couple monthslater
> ### should read '...a couple of months...'
> > Listed weight: Approximately 10 ounces
> ### you could write this as '...10 oz...' and please add the
>Windstopper N2S Laminate...'
> > Usage: Alpine Climbing / Cool weather active
> ### is this your usage or the manufacturers suggested usage?
> > Laminate: Windstopper® N2S
> ### I suggest this might read better as '...Fabric: Gore
> > Two side hand pockets
> ### zippered?
> > liked the style, finally a pants that looked good too. The
> > seamed to be tuff enough to survive my sometimes-rough hikingconditions.
> ### should be '...seemed..' and '...tough...'
> > and suppose to be extremely breathable.
> ### should be '...and is supposed...'
> > The middle WindStopper layer
> > suppose to block wind to preserve thermal performance, while the
> ### should be '...is supposed...'
> > Field Information:
> > As a long-term owner I have worn my Mountain Hardware Transition
> > pants on numerous trips during cold, wet and even warmer
> > Most of the trails involved some sort of boulder climbing.Sept.2002 and refer to 3 outings and in my opinion this doesn't
> ### how do you define 'long-term'? You start your review in
really constitute long-term.
> >to 65
> > September: 2002 Hospital Rock, NC Conditions: Sunny. Around 60
> > degrees. Area Description: Rocky Terrain.the metric equivalents
> ### you need to indicate this as '...60 to 65 F...' and include
> > December 2002: Honey Creek Trail, Kentucky. Conditions: snow and
> > ice. Temperature around 30 degrees. Area Description: Rocky
> ### 30 F and metric again
> > February 2003: Linville gorge, NC . Conditions: snow and ice.
> > Temperature around 10 degrees. Area Description: Very Rocky
> ### 10 F and metric
> > Performance:
> > Wind: I found that my Transition pants effectively blocked even
> > heavy and very cold winds. This was even more improved once I
> > mid-weight base layer. I never had to wear more then a 2-layermid-
> > total. (Base layer and my Mountain Hardware Transition pants)
> ### should be '...(base layer....)'
> > I felt comfortable warm in colder 10-degree conditions wearing a
> ### should be '...comfortably...' and metric please
> > weight base layer of long undergarments. During 17-degree
>metric conversions to all temperatures and measurements that follow.
> ### metric please (to avoid being monotonous, could you apply the
I *know* it seems tedious but you'll get used to it :)
>try '...Moisture didn't penetrate the material, even when I fell
> > pants suitable for even below zero conditions.
> ### you'd also need to indicate what this means F? C?
> > damp feeling due to the rain or snow. Falling in deeper snow did
> > also not penetrate the waterproof material.
> ### this last sentence doesn't read right. you could
over in deeper snow...'
> > Warmer Temperatures: Surprisingly I did not experience any damp
> > feeling due to sweat in temperatures above 50 degrees. I have
> > those pants in temperatures as high as 65 degrees. I am not adiscomfort
> > heavily perspiring person, but I did not experience any
> > due to heavy perspiration.perspiration...' might read better
> ### '...I am not a person who perspires heavily...' and '...due to
> > Durability: About the only complaint I have is durability. The
> ### '...is over durability...' might read better
> > second time I've worn those pants I slipped on a large bolder.
> ### should be '...I wore these...' and should be '...boulder...'
> > know it was not a hard or painful fall, so I am sure there
> > any sharp corners on this rock. I got up and realized that theupper
> > material of my pants was ripped in the knee area. No damage wasdone
> ### would '...outer material...' be more accurate
> > In short: I don't go if I can't find my pants.
> ### shrewd decision :)
> > J And hey,
> > they come in size XS!!!!!
> ### '...J And hey...' ? not heard that one before, typo ?
> > Pros: I love the look and the feel of the pant. I cannot think
> > any other material I would like more then this. This Garmentkeeps
> ### no need for cap. G in '...garment...'
> > me warm during cold days and it keeps the sweat away from my
> > during hard climbing where perspiration is unpreventable.slip
> > Cons: Those pants are intended for alpine climbing; so a little
> > on a rock should've not damaged the outer layer as quickly as itThe
> ### should be '...should not have damaged...'
> > Mountain Hardware via email. I received a reply the same day.
> > Mountain Hardware Customer Service did come across very nice andme...' might read better
> ### should be '...come across as very...'
> > courteous, they did offer to exchange the pants for a cost.
> ### delete comma and add '...and...' and '...pants at a cost to
> > I think
> > they could've offered to fix the damage for free as I did not
> > improper care for the pants, nor was this an natural breakdown
> ### should be '...improperly care...' and '...a natural
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- I have edit the first review and will post in a second. Some of the
mistakes included MS Word transport mistakes. Some, well, some were
just plain and simple German to English mistakes.
You did not want me to remove my sentence "I don't go if I can't
find my pants"?? I kind a liked it. :) I learned something new
again. Pretty soon I will be able to get my Master in English. LOL