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62367Re: EDIT: [backpackgeartesters] LTR - Tilley Audubon Hat - Hollis Easter

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  • Kathy Waters
    Jan 31, 2010
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      It's just fine in www.screen-resolution.com right now at 1024 x 760.

      Kathy

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Hollis Easter
      To: Mark McLauchlin
      Cc: backpackgeartesters@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2010 8:16 PM
      Subject: Re: EDIT: [backpackgeartesters] LTR - Tilley Audubon Hat - Hollis Easter



      Hi Mark,

      I can't reproduce the scrolling on any of four different computers, so
      I'm inclined to think it's a problem with screen-resolution.com. I'll
      upload the report and take it down if you feel it's necessary.

      Thanks!
      Hollis

      On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 08:11:41PM +0800, Mark McLauchlin wrote:
      > Thanks Hollis,
      >
      > As for the screen scrolling, I have attached a screen shot of my view so
      > you can see.1024x768 is selected and you can see the horizontal scroll,
      > albeit is a very small scroll It is still there.
      >
      >
      >
      > Cheers
      >
      > Mark
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Hollis Easter [mailto:easter@...]
      > Sent: Thursday, 28 January 2010 1:41 PM
      > To: Mark McLauchlin
      > Cc: backpackgeartesters@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: EDIT: [backpackgeartesters] LTR - Tilley Audubon Hat - Hollis
      > Easter
      >
      >
      >
      > I'm sorry about your friend, Mark--it's really love losing people we
      >
      > care about. If you need someone to talk to, well... you've got my email
      >
      > address.
      >
      >
      >
      > With regard to the screen: Huh... It looks fine in actual 1024x768
      >
      > here, as well as simulated 1024x768 on both Linux and Windows 7 through
      >
      > screen-resolution.com.
      >
      >
      >
      > I can't think of any reason why something would scroll with _larger_
      >
      > screen resolutions but not with smaller. It seems like a bug to me.
      >
      >
      >
      > I'll wait to hear whether I'm missing something obvious here.
      >
      > Hollis
      >
      >
      >
      > On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 08:13:04PM +0800, Mark McLauchlin wrote:
      >
      > > Hi Hollis,
      >
      > >
      >
      > >
      >
      > >
      >
      > > Great report, good to see everyone enjoyed this hat.
      >
      > >
      >
      > >
      >
      > >
      >
      > > Firstly, very sorry to hear about your friend, great way to honour
      > him. In
      >
      > > this case I can say I know how you feel as I lost a dear friend last
      > week.
      >
      > >
      >
      > >
      >
      > >
      >
      > > Your report scrolls for me 1024x768 and above, you can check it out
      > here;
      >
      > > http://www.screen-resolution.com/
      >
      > >
      >
      > >
      >
      > >
      >
      > > And that's it, you are good to go Hollis,
      >
      > >
      >
      > >
      >
      > >
      >
      > > Cheers
      >
      > >
      >
      > > Mark
      >
      > >
      >
      > >
      >
      > >
      >
      > >
      >
      > >
      >
      > > From: backpackgeartesters@yahoogroups.com
      >
      > > [mailto:backpackgeartesters@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Hollis
      > Easter
      >
      > > Sent: Wednesday, 27 January 2010 1:10 PM
      >
      > > To: backpackgeartesters@yahoogroups.com
      >
      > > Cc: mark@...
      >
      > > Subject: [backpackgeartesters] LTR - Tilley Audubon Hat - Hollis
      > Easter
      >
      > >
      >
      > >
      >
      > >
      >
      > >
      >
      > >
      >
      > > Dear Mark,
      >
      > >
      >
      > > Here's my LTR for the Tilley Audubon Hat. Thanks for monitoring this
      >
      > > great test--I've really enjoyed it!
      >
      > >
      >
      > > HTML at
      >
      > >
      > http://www.backpackgeartest.org/reviews/test/TESTS/LTR%20-%20Tilley%20Audubon%20Hat%20-%20Hollis%20Easter/
      >
      > > or http://tinyurl.com/y993vwc
      >
      > >
      >
      > > Thanks!
      >
      > > Hollis
      >
      > >
      >
      > > =-=-=-=-=
      >
      > > Long-Term Report - 26 January 2010:
      >
      > >
      >
      > > During this period, I wore the Tilley Audubon Hat on six hiking days,
      >
      > > plus a great many yard work and around-town days. It has become my
      >
      > > favorite hat, and it usually lives in my car (ready for use at a
      >
      > > moment's notice).
      >
      > > Field Conditions:
      >
      > > Winter at last on Lyon Mountain
      >
      > > Winter at last on Lyon Mountain
      >
      > > November 29, 2009: Lyon Mountain and Catamount Mtn
      >
      > >
      >
      > > Temperature: Wind: Elevation:
      >
      > > 35 F (2 C) up to 15 mph (24 kph) 3,820 ft (1,164 m) and 3,168 ft (966
      >
      > > m)
      >
      > >
      >
      > > Two friends and I set out for an early-winter warmup on two northern
      >
      > > peaks in the Adirondacks. We did a loop climb of the new and old
      > trails
      >
      > > on Lyon Mountain, for a total distance of approximately 9 miles (15
      > km).
      >
      > > We then proceeded to Catamount, a smaller peak that blends hiking and
      >
      > > scrambling. We made it through the rock chimney and over some exposed
      >
      > > rock, but we were stymied by verglas on the upper summit. We decided
      >
      > > that discretion was the better part of valor and, tails between our
      >
      > > legs, retreated. We'll be back. Total distance on Catamount was
      >
      > > approximately 4 miles (6 km).
      >
      > > December 6, 2009: Mount Arab and Mount Morris
      >
      > >
      >
      > > Temperature: Wind: Elevation:
      >
      > > 10 F (-12 C) up to 21 mph (34 kph) 2,545 ft (776 m) and ~3,200 ft
      >
      > > (~975 m)
      >
      > >
      >
      > > We ran up Mount Arab to warm up for the day's exploration of the
      > disused
      >
      > > ski slopes on the flanks of Mount Morris, one of the higher peaks in
      > the
      >
      > > northwestern Adirondacks. Standing on the summit, I looked out at
      >
      > > Santanoni Peak and remembered the life of my friend, Dan Wills, who
      > had
      >
      > > died in a plane crash on Santanoni a few weeks before. It felt right
      > to
      >
      > > honor his memory from a mountaintop. Total distance was about 8 miles
      >
      > > (13 km).
      >
      > > December 19, 2009: Cascade and Porter Mountains
      >
      > >
      >
      > > Temperature: Wind: Elevation:
      >
      > > 5 F (-15 C) to -19 F (-29 C) up to 22 mph (35 kph) 4,098 ft (1,249 m)
      >
      > > and 4,059 ft (1,237 m)
      >
      > >
      >
      > > We celebrated the last weekend before official winter climbing season
      >
      > > with a trip up some of the easier High Peaks. The temperature on the
      >
      > > summit was amply cold to furnish icicles in my new beard. We saw lots
      > of
      >
      > > people and had some gorgeous views! Total distance was around 7 miles
      >
      > > (11 km).
      >
      > > December 21, 2009: Ice climbing at Azure Mountain
      >
      > >
      >
      > > Temperature: Wind: Elevation:
      >
      > > 0 F (-18 C) up to 15 mph (24 kph) not relevant
      >
      > >
      >
      > > A friend and I went to scope out the early-season ice on the south
      >
      > > flanks of Azure Mountain, our favorite local ice-climbing venue.
      >
      > > Conditions were thin but climbable; we had a great time. Total
      > distance
      >
      > > was about 2 miles (3 km).
      >
      > > December 31, 2009: Cross-country skiing at Clarkson University
      >
      > >
      >
      > > Temperature: Wind: Elevation:
      >
      > > 32 F (0 C) none not relevant
      >
      > >
      >
      > > My first day of cross-country skiing in 15 years was a blast, if a
      >
      > > trifle awkward. We did some moonlit skiing. The Tilley Hat did a
      > great
      >
      > > job of keeping snow out of my jacket, which was good since I didn't
      > want
      >
      > > to be all bundled up. We skied about 2 miles (3 km).
      >
      > > January 1, 2010: Cross-country skiing at Clarkson University
      >
      > >
      >
      > > Temperature: Wind: Elevation:
      >
      > > 32 F (0 C) none not relevant
      >
      > >
      >
      > > Every year, our local outdoors club has a New Year's Gathering to ski
      > or
      >
      > > snowshoe the trails at Clarkson University. Emboldened by the
      > previous
      >
      > > evening's skiing, we decided to venture off-trail into the hilly
      > woods
      >
      > > around the campus. Lots of fun, although some of the terrain was a
      > bit
      >
      > > too advanced for me.
      >
      > >
      >
      > > The Tilley Audubon Hat did a fantastic job of keeping snow out of my
      >
      > > shirt. Since we were bushwhacking (skishwhacking?), we dislodged a
      > lot
      >
      > > of snow onto ourselves, and the Tilley Hat protected me really well.
      > The
      >
      > > brim is sturdy enough to hold up to a pretty substantial snow load.
      >
      > > Commentary:
      >
      > >
      >
      > > I finally got the chance to try the Audubon in snowy conditions! As
      >
      > > expected, it does a lovely job of preventing snow from falling down
      > the
      >
      > > collar of my jacket. The stiff brim helps with this. The hat's
      > Nylamtium
      >
      > > synthetic fabric also seems to resist wetting through when my body
      > heat
      >
      > > melts snow on the hat.
      >
      > >
      >
      > > I think my hat fits a bit more tightly than Tilley recommends, but
      > this
      >
      > > has proven to be an advantage. When bushwhacking, the hat stays on my
      >
      > > head even when maleficent trees attempt to snatch it from my pate.
      >
      > >
      >
      > > Although the chin strap fits perfectly well, I tend to forget about
      > it.
      >
      > > When the weather is really windy, I end up leaving the hat in my pack
      >
      > > (as I did on Giant Mountain and Rocky Peak Ridge, a hike that I
      >
      > > therefore left off the field conditions list).
      >
      > >
      >
      > > Despite its somewhat rough lifestyle, the hat still looks almost
      > brand
      >
      > > new. There is no damage from being stuck by trees, and the fabric
      > shows
      >
      > > no signs of abrasion. There are some bend marks from where the brim
      >
      > > curves over my ears, but no signs of damage. I give the Audubon
      >
      > > excellent marks for durability. Even though I sweat a great deal
      > while
      >
      > > hiking, the hat has no odor and shows no salt stains.
      >
      > > Here's looking at you, kid
      >
      > > Here's looking at you, kid
      >
      > > Summary:
      >
      > >
      >
      > > I really like the Tilley Audubon Hat. Although I prefer a wider brim,
      >
      > > this hat has earned a permanent place on my hat rack. Its
      > construction
      >
      > > is of impressively high quality, and it has proven to be very
      > durable.
      >
      > > It fits comfortably, can survive being crumpled up in my pack, and
      > even
      >
      > > looks good!
      >
      > >
      >
      > > In my book, any hat that feels good, looks good, works well, and
      > lasts a
      >
      > > long time deserves high marks. The Tilley Audubon delivers.
      >
      > >
      >
      > > Likes: Dislikes:
      >
      > >
      >
      > > * Comfortable fit
      >
      > > * Light weight
      >
      > > * Attractive styling
      >
      > > * Amazing warranty
      >
      > > * Excellent web site
      >
      > > * Sheds rain very well
      >
      > > * Sheds snow very well
      >
      > > * Survives being crushed and folded
      >
      > >
      >
      > > * Brim narrower than I'd like, which leads to sunburn
      >
      > > * Fit is a bit hard to specify from online size chart
      >
      > > * Warmer than I'd prefer
      >
      > >
      >
      > > I thank BackpackGearTest.org and Tilley Endurables for allowing me to
      >
      > > test the Audubon Hat.
      >
      > >
      >
      > >





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