EDIT - Outdoor Research Rocky Mountain Low Gaiters - Josh Breslow
Welcome to BackpackGearTest.org, and thanks for your Owner Review. I'll be your editor. This is a very good start at a first OR. You have included nearly everything necessary; most of my edits relate to BackpackGearTest.org conventions. I look forward to working with you to get it ready for posting.
My edits below are in standard BGT format:
EDIT (all caps) required change
Edit (initial cap) suggested change or request for clarification
Comment just that, no change required
After revising you need to do two things. Post the html version of the Report in the Tests/Owner Reviews folder on BackpackGearTest.org, and post the plain text version here, with "Repost," the product name, and your name in the subject line, and with a tinyurl link to the html version in the body of your message.
Cheers, Richard Lyon
### Backpacking Background: I am fairly new to the backpacking world, having
done it now for about 8 months. But I have been an avid hiker for many
years.I mostly take weekend trips to the San Bernadino mountains with an
occasional trip to the desert. I have recently converted to a quilt instead
of a sleeping bag, which I love.###
EDIT: See if you can add a bit about your backpacking "style," particularly with regard to the weight of your pack. Be mindful of our 100-word limit on bios.
### Length: 9â
Width: 16â ###
EDIT: This is one reason we need to see the html version in the plain text there are "Yahooisms," created by Yahoo when you post your report. Not your fault, but I must verify you've followed BGT's convention of measurement, space, standard abbreviation (in this case, "in" for inches).
EDIT: BGT requires a metric conversion for all measurements. Please add.
###There is an elastic band sewn into each gaiter at the top and bottom to
keep it snug against your ankle and shoe. ###
EDIT: Try to avoid use of the second person, "you" and "your." BGT prohibits what we call projection reporting on what another person might encounter. Here, "my ankle and shoe;" check this throughout your OR.
###22 miles over 3 days. Cool dry weather, several stream crossings and
EDIT: Another spot where metric conversion is required.
###My Merrell Ventilators either did not have a big enough arch to keep the strap
firmly in place ###
EDIT: Another BGT prohibition we don't allow comparisons with other products. Here you might substitute "my other gaiters" for "Merrell Ventilators."