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66050EDIT: FR - OR - Ferrosi Shorts - Derek Hansen

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  • mark
    Sep 1 2:12 AM
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      Absolutely 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).
      >>totalling

      Cheers



      --- In backpackgeartesters@yahoogroups.com, Derek Hansen <derek.hansen@...> wrote:
      >
      > THANK YOU! Here is my Field Report.
      >
      > > http://tiny.cc/fr-ferrosi
      >
      > Best,
      >
      > ~derek
      >
      > # # #
      >
      > 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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