EDIT: OR - REI Spruce Run Jacket - David Wilkes
- Hi David,
Here are your edits for the REI Spruce Run Insulated Jacket. Nice work!
They follow the usual conventions for BGT edits:
EDIT: You must change this.
Edit: You should change this, or explain why not.
Comment: Just something to think about.
There are a few edits that concern typos, and a few places where I've
asked you to give us a bit more information. When you've made the edits,
please spell-check them carefully and then upload your report to
and then delete your HTML from the test folder.
Thanks for your hard work!
> Manufacturer's Website: WWW.REI.comComment: This will still work, but URLs are often written in lower case.
> Insulation:PrimaLoft One polyester microfiberEDIT: need a space between Insulation: and PrimaLoft
> Average Weight: 15 oz /EDIT: need a conversion to metric here.
> Back length: 29 in / cmEDIT: Is this measured or quoted? Also, it needs a metric conversion.
> Features:Edit: Given that the listed features disagree with some of your later
> Ripstop nylon shell resists rain and is windproof to 60 mph
> Insulated with high-performance, water-resistant PrimaLoftÂ® One
> synthetic microfiber to provide soft, low-bulk warmth for very little
> PrimaLoft One mimics the physical and thermal properties of goose
> down, but continues to insulate if wet
> Underarms feature decreased insulation to reduce bulk and increase
> Sleeves zip off to convert jacket to a vest; zippers are color-coded
> for easy reattachment
> Windflap backs sleek, reverse-coil front zipper; chin guard protects
> against zipper abrasion
> Features a hem drawcord and stretch binding at cuffs and collar
> Two handwarmer pockets and a zippered inside pocket with headphone
statements (color-coded zippers, for example), I think this feature list
comes from REI. Could you make that clear, whether by saying "Listed
Features" or "Features (from manufacturer's website)"?
> I found the Spruce Run to be a very comfortable jacket, the shell andEdit: fleece
> liner material is quite soft and silky. The entire jacket is lined
> inside and out (including the pockets) with the same silky material.
> The chin guard is a bit of Fleece material on the backside of the
> zipper wind stop. The elastic cuffs are snug enough to keep out theEdit: maybe "zipper flap"? I think I know what the wind stop is, but I'm
a bit uncertain.
> draft but not restrictive. The zippers that attach the sleeves to theComment: Good point!
> jacket prevent the shoulders from stretching, and I find this can
> make the jacket a bit difficult to put on and take off, especially
> when wearing a thick under layer. A few times, I worried that I would
> brushing up against things like branches and bark. I have even had itEDIT: shelf
> snag on the edge of a grocery store shelve. I have tried pulling the
> loose threads, but they simply continued to unravel more. So I triedEDIT: So what do you do? Do you melt them, but carefully? Or leave them?
> to melt them with a lighter, but the material is so thin and
> delicate, every time I do it I fear I am going to burn a hole in the
I'd like to see a sentence explaining what your current practice is, and
how well it works for you. If you melt the threads, does the repair
continue to unravel? If you don't repair them, does the alleged ripstop
function of the shell fabric stop the tears eventually?
> Mt Shasta (3 days) - Washington State 14,179 ft (4,322 m)EDIT: I appreciate the description of your hiking conditions both here
> Mt Adams (2 days) - Washington State 12,281 ft (3,743 m)
> 2-3 overnight hikes - Washington Cascades (around 4000 ft / 1200m )
> Assorted day hikes and around home/town
and below. However, although you talk about the jacket being too warm and the
night being very cold, you don't tell us what temperatures we're talking
about. Is a very cold night one that's 31 F, or one that's -31 F?
> I have worn the jacket quite a bit this year both on the trail andEdit: usually spelled 'bivy'
> off. I purchased it specifically for my (failed) attempt to summit Mt
> Shasta. I found it too warm to wear during the hike up to where we
> camped. Anticipating a very cold night, I slept in the jacket. It was
> very comfortable to sleep in, but even with temperatures below
> freezing, I found I had to keep my bag and bivi partially unzipped
> most of the night to avoid overheating. I wore it off and on duringComment: Sounds like it's very warm!
> my Mt Adams trip, mostly at camp and during breaks. During my overEDIT: overnight
> night hikes I mostly wear the jacket at camp and for sleeping. The
Comment: I've always wondered how Yakima is supposed to be pronounced.
I've heard YAK-ih-ma and yuh-KEE-ma. How do you guys say it?
Thanks for the edits and comments, I really need to finish my edits
and post BEFORE I open that first beer <g>
I could have sworn that REI used the term "wind stop" but could not
find it again, so I changed it to "windflap" (per the REI description).
I made all the changes and added two references to the temperature
being below freezing (I did not have a thermometer at the time so that
is as accurate as I could really be).
The corrected file is uploaded, and the original deleted from the OR
As for "Yakima"; It is normally pronounced with a short `i' or short
`a' (or something in between). The tribe spells their name with an
`a', Yakama, as in Yakama Nation.
Thanks again for the edits!