64630APPLICATION - OR Helios Sun Hat - Derek Hansen
- May 7, 2010Ralph,
Please accept my application for this hat.
I have read the test requirements stated in BGT tester bylaws, v.
0609, and I promise to comply with them to the best of my abilities.
My test agreement has been submitted and is on file.
2. MY BRIEF BIO
Name - Derek Hansen
Age - 34
Gender - Male
Height - 5' 10" (1.78 m)
Weight - 165 lb (75 kg)
Zmail Address - derek?dot"hansen\at[mac|daught}com
Location - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA
I am a lightweight backpacker with a typical overnight pack weight of
15 lb (7 kg) and a multi-day weight of 20 lb (9 kg). My current
backpacking style is to carry a simple hammock and go light and fast.
3. BRIEF TEST PLAN
This past week I spent a morning doing a video shoot, only to come
home with a beautiful sunburn on my head. I normally don't burn so
quickly, but living at 7000 ft (2133 m) elevation, I'm learning the
hard way to keep covered at all times. My wife added her encouragement
that I apply for this head protection.
The Outdoor Research Helios Sun Hat boasts a remarkable UPF 50+, which
is supposed to protect me from intense sunlight exposure. I think I
can give the Helios a good run in the higher altitudes and base
elevation in northern Arizona.
The nylon ripstop fabric with moisture management will also help
contain sweat, and I'm particularly interested in the hat's ability to
float. I'm planning a few canyoneering treks this summer and having a
hat that can float might come in handy.
4. PREVIOUS REPORTS
6. CURRENT TESTS
* GSI Outdoors Halulite Minimalist Cookware - FR due July (est)
* TEVA Itunda Sandal - FR due June 22
* High Sierra Col 35 Backpack - FR due June 15
* Bridgedale Bamboo Crew Socks - FR due July (est)
7. APPLICATIONS PENDING
I do not have any other applications pending.
8. EXTRA DUTIES, LABORS OF LOVE
development team to design and deploy the new BackpackGearTest
website. This is an on-again, off-again project.
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