66050EDIT: FR - OR - Ferrosi Shorts - Derek Hansen
- Sep 1, 2010Absolutely love the pictures man, very well done.
I only have one for you then you are good to go, keep up the great work.
EDIT: backpacking trips totaling 36 extra miles (58 km).
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Derek Hansen <derek.hansen@...> wrote:
> THANK YOU! Here is my Field Report.
> > http://tiny.cc/fr-ferrosi
> # # #
> FIELD REPORT
> 24 Aug 2010
> FIELD LOCATIONS AND CONDITIONS
> During this phase, I went on an additional 6 day hikes and 3 overnight
> backpacking trips totaling 36 extra miles (58 km).
> Here are some highlighted trips:
> July 1-3 ~ Fremont Indian State Park, central Utah. This was a car-
> camping family reunion in an amazing location. Most of us used
> hammocks to camp. During the day, I participated on a few day hikes
> with the pack. Elevation roughly 6000 ft (1829 m) and daytime
> temperatures in the high 80s F (27 C) with lots of wind.
> July 16-17 ~ West Fork of Oak Creek, Coconino National Forest,
> Arizona. I convinced a co-worker to do an S24O trip (less than 24-hour
> trip) into the Oak Creek Wilderness area. Immediately after work, we
> drove down to the canyon and hiked up the creek about 4 miles (6 km)
> and hammocked in the canyon. The elevation was level at 5400 ft (1646
> m) and the overnight low was in the mid-60s F (16 C). We were up by 4
> AM and back on the trail and back to our car, passing folks just
> rising for the day.
> Aug 7 ~ Cedar Breaks, Utah. A few day hikes with my wife. The
> elevation was over 10,000 ft (3000 m). We encountered a few sprinkles
> of rain (the tail end of a thunderstorm) and temperature of about 40 F
> (4 C).
> Aug 13-14 ~ Fisher Point, Coconino National Forest, Arizona. Another
> S24O trip just outside Flagstaff. The 9-mile (14.5 km) trip took us
> through skunk canyon (6600 ft/2011 m) and up to the top of Fisher
> Point (7000 ft/2134 km). We pitched our hammocks on the edge of a
> cliff. Overnight low was 48 F (9 C).
> PERFORMANCE IN THE FIELD
> Fremont Indian State Park
> These shorts have really done well. I have worn them almost daily at
> home and for all my outdoor trips, including backpacking, hiking, and
> trail running. Besides being a little bit big around my waist, these
> are my favorite shorts to wear right now. They have a nice feel, they
> glide easily against my skin, and they breathe well.
> During my family trip to Fremont, we went on a few day hikes in some
> very hot, arid areas. The shorts felt cool and I was so grateful to
> have them on this trip. On one hike, we went down into the valley and
> crossed a major river. You wouldn't know it was there except for this
> patch of lush, willow-chocked are in an otherwise desert terrain.
> Water that splashed on the shorts beaded up and shed easily.
> Oak Creek
> I had a similar experience of shedding light water during my hike down
> the West Fork of Oak Creek, just south of Flagstaff, Arizona. The
> trail was oddly humid for Arizona and I felt like I was back in
> Virginia as we trekked through leafy vegetation and ferns. We had to
> cross the creek multiple times and every-so-often I would stop and
> dunk my head for a quick cool-down. The shorts breathed well and kept
> the light splashing off with no soak-through.
> Fisher Point
> A photo of me sporting my Ferrosi shorts while backpacking to Fisher
> Point near Flagstaff, Arizona.
> Cedar Breaks
> My wife and I went on a "honeymoon" trip to Cedar Breaks with our 3-
> month-old and went on a few day hikes. The elevation was over 10,000
> ft (3000 m) and a storm front had moved through before we arrived,
> bringing a lot of rain and cooler temperatures. It was cold enough
> that my wife and I had to layer up. I slipped over some thermals I
> brought, but we decided it would look better if I put them on under
> the shorts instead of over them. The shorts were roomy enough for
> layering and worked perfectly for the hike.
> FIELD USE SUMMARY
> These shorts have been wonderful. They shed light water easily,
> breathe well, and feel great. The shorts are roomy, and besides the
> size being a little large for my waist, they fit great. For a make-
> shift belt, I've used a webbing strap from my hammock while I hike,
> and remove it when I sleep in the shorts.
> PRO--I still love the fit and feel and the water repellency.
> CON--None, really.
> Please return in approximately two months for my field report.
> I would like to thank Outdoor Research and BackpackGearTest.org for
> providing me with the opportunity to test this product.
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