EDIT> Re: [BackpackGearTest] OWNER REVIEW - Marmot Chinook Jacket (wind shirt)
- Hi Jon
Thanks for your Owner Review. Quite well put together. I have a few edits
for you, mostly dealing with BGT policy more than anything else. Once you
have tidied up your Review, can you please repost with REPOST in the
subject line for final editing and approval.
Senior Edit Moderator
At 03:03 AM 31/12/2003, you wrote:
>Marmot Chinook Jacket (2003)EDIT:> Please add "Owner Review" to your title so that is clearly
>Listed weight: 3 oz (85gr) (size unspecified)EDIT:> The abbreviation for grams is "g" rather than "gr." Also a space is
>Weight as delivered: 3.4 oz (96gr) (Medium)
needed between the numerals and the abbreviation.
>The Marmot Chinook Jacket is a lightweight, fully breathable, hooded,EDIT:> Your claims or the manufacturers? If this is what the manufacturer
is saying can you please indicate same. If this is your claim, I hope you
can back it up below! :-)
>It arrived in a plastic bag with a couple of hang tags. The process ofEDIT:> This is not really relevant to an Owners Review so could be removed.
>pulling the Chinook out of its shipping box and packaging, then cutting off
>the hang tags was a slow revelation on how really light this jacket is.
>It's more yellow than it is green, and it's a loud but not entirelyEDIT:> This sentence doesn't seem to flow for me. I would suggest the
following change: "It's more yellow than it is green, and it's a loud but
not AN entirely unnatural color.
>The jacket can be stuffed into its single pocket. The resulting pouch canEDIT:> Having had experience with stuff into its own pocket jackets before,
>be zipped shut, and the grosgrain loop (now on the outside) can be used to
>attach the pouch to something else.
can you give some indication of how well this one works. That is does it
stuff in ok without stressing the pocket?
>The seams are placed to avoid conflict with a backpack: there are no seamsEDIT:> Colon at the end of backpack does not seem right. Suggest you change
>anywhere near the top of the shoulders.
it to a semi-colon.
>The hood is very well designed. It's roomy enough for a hat, and with myEDIT:> Wouldn't the room for a hat depend on the size of the hat? Please
>Patagonia Vented Broadbill Hat, the hood falls where the brim begins.
rephrase to reflect your experience, i.e., enough room for your hat.
>(TheEDIT:> Opening and closing brackets are not required for this sentence.
>hood of the Chinook does not have a brim, not a shortcoming in my
>When you are not using the hood, it can be rolled up and held in place withEDIT:> Projecting ... always a good idea to stay away from "you", "yours"
>a small 4" x .5" (102mm x 12.7mm) strap that has both parts of a plastic
>snap toward the end.
etc. Rather please focus on your experience with the product and
write about your experience not what the reader may or may not experience.
>It's designed so that you can snap the end of theEDIT:> See prior comment.
>strap around the traditional loop in the center of the shoulder of the
>jacket (what we used to call the fruit loop on shirts) to secure the hood.
>When you are not using the strap (i.e., when you are using the hood), youEDIT:> See prior comment on projecting.
>can tuck it into a tiny open-top pocket on the inside of the neck of the
>jacket, a very nice detail that adds no bulk and that people with long
>(snaggable) hair will appreciate.
>Much of my point of reference for the Chinook is my previous windshirt, theEDIT:> Metric please.
>Patagonia Velocity (2001 or so), which is a perfectly fine windshirt, but
>does not have a hood, plus it tips the scales at 5.4 ounces.
>Lightweight Gear DisclaimerEDIT:> See previous comment on projecting.
>If you are a lightweight backpacker, this is true of most
>of your gear.
> If you are new to lightweight backpacking, be aware that thisEDIT:> Projecting ... not really germane to the review. Please focus on the
>jacket is a specialized tool to help you be comfortable in a wide range of
product and your experience.
>All it asks for in return is a gentle (but not unreasonablyEDIT:> See previous comment.
>so) touch. The zipper will fail more easily than a giant zipper on a
>3-pound Gortex parka because it's smaller and lighter weight. Handle the
>zipper to avoid snagging the fabric and don't yank when you do snag it.
>Field informationEDIT:> Over what period of time approximately?
>I tested the windshirt in a variety of conditions from summer in the Sierra
>to the winter in the Arizona desert.
>I've used them on 80+ degree sunny days and in light rain.EDIT:> Metric please.
>SummaryEDIT:> Metric please.
>At 3.4 oz, the Chinook's feather weight has no correlation to its superb
>combination of features and design.
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