70925Application to Test - Baffin Booties - Dawn Larsen
- Dec 1, 2011Please accept my application to test the Baffin Base Camp Booties. My test agreement was mailed 2 July 2008. I agree to comply with all the report requirements including Chapter 5 found in the BackpackGearTest. org bylaws v. 0609, which I most recently read on 13 February 2009.
Name: Dawn Larsen
Height: 5' 4" (163 cm)
Weight: 170 lb (75 kg)
Email address: vicioushillbilly AT gmail DOT com
Florence, South Carolina USA
Date: 1 December 2012
I used to backpack in college a zillion years ago and just in the last few years have backpacked some private trails in Tennessee, Missouri and most recently South Carolina. I have been an avid car-camper for twelve years and I have kayak/canoe camped for six years, both in South Carolina, Tennessee, Missouri and Arkansas. I use a lot of the same equipment for both. I hike hilly/rocky trails especially in Missouri (my home state) and Arkansas. I live in South Carolina and am busy checking out the terrain here with my eighteen year-old son.
Generally, my son and I camp, hike, and kayak in and around Florence, SC. I belong to a group of outdoorsy folks called the Sumter Hiking, Cycling and Adventure Club. We paddle, hike, and camp at the spur of the moment. So, if someone posts a trip on the website, we very often join them. I am also the faculty sponsor of the university's camping club. I try to take them out every other month in the winter. I have NEVER been as cold as I am in South Carolina in the humid winter! So, let's just see how warm these booties are
I'll test for:
Comfort and warmth - Are they comfortable? Will they keep my feet warm? especially after paddling, causing cold, wet feet? Is the closure really secure
Packability Will they squish up small to put in my pack or kayak?
Durability and cleaning Can they be laundered? Will they hold up? Will the closure hold up and continue to hold? How well does the sole hold up with "occasional outside use?" I routinely destroy a pair of "house shoes" in the winter with my occasional outside use.
Size large and color black, if possible.
Yakima Rocketbox due to be shipped in January
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Thank you for considering this application and thanks to Baffin for providing Base Camp Booties for testing Dawn Larsen.