Repost:Dolomitti Jacket Application
- Begin forwarded message:
> From: Leesa Joiner <ljo@...>
> Date: Fri Sep 26, 2003 1:57:55 PM US/Eastern
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [BackpackGearTest] Dolomitti Jacket Application
> Reply-To: BackpackGearTest@yahoogroups.com
> Integral Designs Dolomitti Jacket Application
> September 26, 2003
> I am submitting this application for the Dolomitti Jacket. I have read
> the latest version of the Survival Guide (9/20/03) and my signed
> Tester Agreement has been received. Thank you for your consideration.
> Personal Information:
> Leesa Joiner
> Southwestern Maine
> 41 years old
> 5'7" (1.7 M)
> 150 lbs. (68 kg)
> Color, Size and Style preference:
> First Choice: Cobalt, Large with zip-off hood
> Second Choice: Black, Large with zip-off hood
> (to be worn over outerwear)
> My camping, hiking and backpacking experience has included trips
> varying in length from one day hikes, to 2-week trips. My experience
> hiking began with my father, when I was about 6 years old. We hiked
> along the river pathways in Northeastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania.
> During cold weather, I backpack, hike, snow shoe, cross-country ski, go
> ice fishing and winter camp with friends and family. Although I am not
> an lightweight backpacker, I am trying to ‘lighten up’ and even have
> converted to using a hammock while camping.
> Test Plan:
> During the test period, I will be participating in numerous
> backpacking, hiking, snow shoeing and cross-country skiing trips. The
> trips will range from single day to four day trips. All will be in
> Western Maine, and northern New Hampshire and Vermont. After the first
> of the year, ice fishing season begins, and I will spend many
> weekends, walking on frozen lakes, checking fish traps with my
> Over the next 6 months our weather conditions will range from the
> current day temperatures of 60-70 F to -20 F (16-21 C to -29 C) with
> rain and snow. Most of my outings are done at elevations below 3000 ft.
> (914 M) on various types of terrain. Hikes in this part of Maine
> include some rocky climbing.
> How would I actually test this Jacket? Primarily, it will serve as
> an outer layer; one that is easy to take off or put on as needed.
> Weather conditions change frequently during the winter here in Maine.
> One use would be to wear it in the early morning when out snow shoeing,
> once I warmed up, I could stow it in my pack until I either stopped for
> a break, or the weather turned cooler. Many times, while out hiking,
> snow shoeing, cross-country skiing or ice fishing with kids, there is a
> lot of time spent standing around, either waiting for someone to catch
> up, or to finish whatever the activity is. While waiting, I tend to
> cool down too much, then it is difficult to warm back up. Wearing this
> jacket as an easily removable layer, may allow for less perspiration,
> thus leading to less cooling to uncomfortable levels.
> As with most items, the jacket would be tested looking at comfort,
> durability and usability. Obviously, if it doesn’t fit comfortably,
> it won’t get worn much. I would want a jacket that allows free
> movement without restrictions. Also important is comfortable cuffs,
> which according to the website are provided for with ‘Snug fitting
> Spandura cuffs’. The reinforced shoulders and elbows may help with
> wear and tear on the fabric. The shock cord and toggle bottom hem
> adjustment should help keep the cold wind from entering the jacket and
> lowering body temperature. I am curious to find out how well it blocks
> the wind and sheds water. If the jacket performs as advertised, it
> could be a great cool to cold weather jacket. One other aspect I would
> look at is the different types of situations I could use the jacket in.
> How versatile is it?
> I plan on sleeping in my hammock throughout as much of the winter as
> possible. The Dolmitti Jacket will also be tested as a ‘sleep’ jacket.
> I am curious as to the companies claim that it can be used in
> conjunction with a primaliner and bivy as part of a light weight sleep
> system. My plan would be to sleep in my Hennessy Hammock, using a
> Bibler Winter Bivy, my 0 degree sleeping bag, while dressed in my
> regular camping nightwear. I would add the Jacket to find out how well
> it holds the warmth in while I sleep. The insulation, 5 oz Primaloft
> Sport with 1” loft sounds less than what I would expect to use on very
> cold outings. I am curious to see how it holds up.
> If given the opportunity to test this jacket, I would wear it in
> varying weather conditions, while doing the above mentioned activities.
> My reports would include information on how well the materials hold
> up, any issues with comfort, both positive and negative and ranges of
> weather and activities that the jacket was worn in, along with the
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