EDIT: OR - REI Merino Wool Light Hiker II Crew Socks - Derek Hansen
> EDIT: OR - REI Merino Wool Light Hiker II Crew Socks - Derek HansenHello Derek,
this is the official Edit of your Owner Review on the REI Light Hiker
It takes the following format: "EDIT" indicates a mandatory change
(due to a typo or as a matter of BGT policy), "Edit" indicates that I
suggest a change but leave the call to you, while a "Comment" is just
btw, very good work for a second OR. Here goes:
--- In BackpackGearTest@yahoogroups.com, Derek Hansen
> **Shoe Size**: US 9.5, EU 43, 27.5 cmEdit: I'm not sure if "cm" is used as a shoe size somewhere. If it's
a measurement of the length of your foot, convention at BGT is to
give measurements in metric *and* imperial (though, by way of a
Comment, it's usually the metric one that tends to be forgotten)
> **Email address**: derek(dee-oh-tee)hansen(at)mac(dee-oh-tee)comevery
> **City, State, Country**: Alexandria, Virginia, USA
> ### BACKPACKING BACKGROUND
> I began serious backpacking two years ago after becoming a
> Scoutmaster for a local Boy Scout troop. I overnight camp at least
> once a month with two or three week-long high adventure treks
> year. I keep my week-long pack under 30 lb (13 kg), includingComment: How much water does that include? If it wasn't for water,
> consumables. I use a hammock year-round.
I'd have my pack weight down to where I'd stop comparing weights.
> ### PRODUCT INFORMATION
> **Country of Origin**: Made in the USAEDIT: Please make that US$, USD or something similar. I admit the
> **MSRP**: $9.50
country of origin is a bit of a bloody pointer, but it was decided to
accommodate foreigners like myself and spell it out clearly for them
(some of the other foreigners also call their currency "dollars").
> #### Sizing Chartin
> The following chart explains the sizing used by REI and is listed
> US sizes. For a international shoe size conversion chart, visitEDIT: I see you don't have that last line in your HTML version.
Probably better, because not only is it incomplete, if it was
complete it would be against our policy because we don't include
external links (so as not to clutter our site with decaying links).
You knew that, right?
> ### FIELD USE CONDITIONSMost
> I have used the Light Hiker socks for the past year in all of my
> backpacking and camping adventures with and without the Scouts.
> of these treks were weekend hikes and camps in the NorthernVirginia
> area at an average elevation of 200 ft (61 m) and temperaturesEDIT: (-6.8 to 32 C)
> ranging from 20 to 90 F (11 to 50 C).
Comment: You probably slipped into the "temperature difference" line
on our conversion chart there.
> In addition, I used the Light Hiker socks during a week-long campin
> Pine Valley Mountain (on the geologic boundary of the Coloradotemperature
> Plateau and the Great Basin) and experienced brutal daily
> shifts from 20 to 100 F (11 to 56 C)EDIT: see above. 100 F is 38 C
That's all. And it's really not much for a second OR. Please repost
when you've taken care of the above with "REPOST" in the subject line.