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Re: EDIT/APPROVAL: Owner Review - REI Lite-Core 1.5 sleeping pad - Chad Poindexter

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    Sophie, Thanks for the edits! I made the corrections and added the extras that you suggested and have uploaded the final OR in the link that you have provided
    Message 1 of 4 , Dec 3, 2009
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      Sophie,

      Thanks for the edits! I made the corrections and added the extras that you suggested and have uploaded the final OR in the link that you have provided me.

      I'm going to be working on my next OR this weekend, now I just have to figure out what's next!

      Thanks for your time,
      Chad

      --- In BackpackGearTest@yahoogroups.com, "sophie_pearson" <sophiep3@...> wrote:
      >
      > Hi Chad,
      > Great review, and keep those ORs coming :) I have a few edits for you, nothing major, then you are free to upload here:
      >
      > http://www.backpackgeartest.org/reviews/Sleep%20Gear/Pads%20and%20Air%20Mattresses/REI%20Lite-Core%201.5%20Self-Inflating%20Pad/
      > or
      > http://tiny.cc/DJqg7
      >
      >
      > Edits follow the usual format -
      > EDIT: must change
      > Edit: suggested change
      > Comment: something to think about.
      >
      > Cheers,
      > Sophie
      >
      >
      >
      > I usually hike with my fiancé or my son
      > ****EDIT: It's fiancée with an extra e for a female.
      >
      >
      > PRODUCT INFORMATION
      > ****Edit: You've got an extra row below this title compared to the other headings.
      >
      >
      > 1.5 in (4 cm) mummy-shaped, self-inflating sleeping pad, with a listed R-value of 3.2.
      > ****Edit: maybe mention that the 1.5 in is the depth? Also, there is quite a bit of repetition between here and the information section. Maybe cut out the lines in the information section, as it is quite long?
      > ****Comment: I, and probably a few readers, don't know what an R-value is. It would be really nice to explain it.
      >
      >
      > features a pattern of grippy silicone rings that help keep sleeping bags from sliding off the pad.
      > ****EDIT: 'sleeping bag' unless you can fit multiple ones on a pad?!!
      > ****Edit: You repeat yourself in the next paragraph. I think you could just cut out the last part of this sentence where you say what the rings are for.
      >
      >
      > Included in the repair kit is: (1) two 1.5 in (4 cm)
      > ****Comment: I am really impressed with the number of conversions you have in this report - you didn't miss a single one (that I could find)!!!
      >
      >
      > There is a label attached to the front of the stuff sack advertising the pad (see picture below)
      > ****EDIT: I think you mean picture above?
      >
      >
      > The stuff sack is made of a light weight nylon taffeta
      > ****EDIT: lightweight
      >
      >
      > Our set up at Horse Gap on the AT
      > ****EDIT: setup
      >
      >
      > but there were few nights that I just
      > ****EDIT: 'a' few nights
      >
      >
      > I have used it on soft ground, sometimes with leaves, to hard ground,
      > ****Edit: Would read better with a from as you have a to in there. Maybe 'I have used it on everything from soft ground...'
      >
      >
      > my hips and shoulders would compress the pad and hit the ground beneath it, but as of yet, I have not
      > ****EDIT: 'they have not' or 'I have not noticed it'
      >
      >
      > while laying on my back my arms will fall off the edges of the pad.
      > ****Comment: Just a thought, and I know that you haven't experienced particularly low temperatures, but did you notice any insulating properties to the pad? Like did your arms feel colder when in contact with the ground compared to on the pad?
      >
      >
      > I have spoke with a sales rep from REI and they said
      > ****EDIT: remove the 'have'
      >
      >
      > anything wider than a 20 in (51 cm)
      > ****EDIT: remove the 'a'
      >
      >
      > at the end of a long days hike
      > ****EDIT: day's
      >
      >
      > Also, I have found that if I need to sleep directly
      > ****Edit: This read a bit funny to me, as it is a negative and the previous sentence is a positive but you linked them with an also. Maybe reword to start with the fact that it is irritating?
      >
      >
      > the silicone circles will definitely grip to me
      > ****EDIT: remove the 'to' or replace 'grip' with 'stick'
      >
      >
      > Its durable
      > ****EDIT: It's
      >
      >
      > The mummy shape, its narrow.
      > ****EDIT: It's
      > ****Comment: Is it the mummy shape that you don't like? Or the fact that it is narrow? Seems to me these are two separate points and you didn't mention in your review whether you liked the mummy shape, just that it was narrow at the torso.
      >
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