EDIT: Owner Review: Frogg Toggs Pro Action Suit
- hi Pam!
sorry for taking so long to get this edited, but you pulled the short
straw and got a newbie OR editor. at least you can be reassured that
all of my edits here were examined by other editors before i got to
inflict them on you. ;) just want to say that this is a very good,
solid OR and you should be proud of it. here we go...
> Owner Review: Frogg Toggs Pro Action SuitEDIT: since "Owner Information" is essentially a title, i'd like to
> Owner information:
see you capitalize both words.
> E-mail address: pamwyant@y...EDIT: i know yahoo does this automatically, but when you post your
Reports/Reviews to the list, you do need to spell out your email so
it is readable. i've looked at your other ORs and your email always
looks fine there, so you're doing fine overall.
> Actual weight: jacket 10 oz (.28 kg), pants 7 oz (.20 kg)EDIT #1: let's convert this into grams, rather than tenths of
EDIT #2: section titles. i've looked at your other ORs and i see
that when you OR-ed the Madden Caravan you used section titles, and
that for the Komperdells you did not. You are required to title
the "Field Conditions" section of your report, and I strongly suggest
that you title the "Product Description" and "Field Performance"
sections as well. This helps to divide the report into a well-
organized, more easily searched resource. You don't necessarily have
to use those exact words for your titles; we don't want cookie-cutter
> The pantsSUGGESTION: the first time i read this, i really didn't understand
> feature snap closure pocket style slits without the pockets. This
> feature will allow access to front pockets of pants worn under the
> rain pants.
what you were saying. would you consider re-writing it, MAYBE
something like: "The pants feature snap closure pocket-style slits,
but with no actual pockets, so that the user can access the pockets
of the pants they are wearing underneath." that would help fools
like me comprehend it a little better.
The pants also have an elastic waist, elastic at the
> bottom of the pants legs, and an 8" (.20 m) long zipper at theEDIT #1: convert 8" to 20 cm instead of using tenths of a meter. and
> bottom of the pants legs.
reconsider using " and ' as abbreviations for inches and feet - some
of our international readers are not familiar with these symbols. "8
in" might be a better choice.
EDIT #2: "at the bottom of each pant leg."
There are no seams on the outside of the
> pants legs. The front and rear seams on the stomach and buttockshas
> area and the seam on the inside of the pants legs are taped.
> According to the manufacturer's website, the rain suit is made of
> patented 3-layer microporous polypropylene fabric. The material
> a papery feel to it, that made me doubt its ability to shed waterat
> first, but use of the rain suit soon overcame my doubt. Theand
> manufacturer guarantees the product to be waterproof, windproof,
> breathable, and provides contact phone numbers and names of staffEDIT: I would relocate this last sentence into the "Product
> members, as well as an e-mail address on their website.
Description" section of your report. Or are we still in that
section? Without section titles, I'm not sure. Your description is
fairly long and detailed, which is VERY GOOD, since Frogg Toggs' site
is short on construction & feature details. But a multi-paragraph
product description begins to look like you've segued into the rest
of the review body, and that's why I'd like you to use titles for
your review sections.
> mile (23 km) trip on the Greenbrier River Trail, with near solidEDIT: Celsius conversion needed for "in the 40's"
> rain and temperatures in the 40's for the first day of
> approximately 7 miles (11 km).
> Toggs. One the one occasion that I wore only short sleeves in theEDIT: "my arms felt cold and clammy "
> rain with temperatures 60 F (16 C), my arms cold and clammy where
> they were in direct contact with the fabric.
QUESTION: do the Frogg Toggs feel different on the inside than they
do on the outside, or do they have the same papery texture? if they
are different on the inside, please do mention that in your review.
> I have been very careful to makehang
> sure my rain suit is completely dry before storing it after use.
> This usually involves re-arranging the way the jacket and pants
> a few times, because any where the fabric is folded together (suchEDIT: more of a question. Can the suit be placed in a clothes
> as under the sleeves), it does not dry well.
dryer at all, or is that forbidden by the manufacturer? If there are
laundering restrictions, that is valuable information for the report.
> I've found the loose fit of my Frogg Toggs Pro Action Suit veryEDIT: although I applaud your weight loss (I'm mildly paranoid
> comfortable, but if I were buying it again, I would probably buy a
> smaller size, as I have lost weight since my original purchase.
about that, being pregnant and all), the fact that you would buy a
smaller size due to weight loss isn't truly germane to the review.
Would you buy it again? That is the most important fact.
> Although the jacket won't fit over my backpack when hiking, ISUGGESTION: could you clarify this a bit tell us the
> found it will fit over my daypack and keep it protected from rain.
sizes/capacities of which packs work under it and which don't? And
perhaps specify here that you have the jacket in a size that is a
little bit larger than you need according to Frogg Toggs' size chart?
using the jacket as a backpack cover IS beyond the "intended use" of
a product, BUT this is good information to share.
> It willEDIT: I'm going to pick on you for something that isn't your
> pack down to around the size of a loaf of bread for both pieces, so
> while it is bulkier than the ponchos I have owned, it provides much
> better coverage, and when significant rain is expected, it's my
> favorite rain gear due to comfort and light weight.
fault at all, so DO NOT take it personally. If I see "packs down to
the size of a loaf of bread" much more... well, i'm going to
overreact! it is a long-standing cliché in gear reviews and has
become a pet peeve that I am probably irrational about. Is there
anything else that you could compare the size to, or perhaps even
measure it in its stuff sack?
OK, there we go! if you have any questions about my edits, do feel
free to ask me. thanks!