FIELD REPORT WHITE SIERRA PERTH MEN'S T - CURRY
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WhiteSierra Perth Men's Crew Tee
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Initial Report - May 31, 2007
Field Report - August 4, 2007
Name: Russell Curry
Height: 6'0" (1.83 m)
Weight:: 182 lbs (83 kg)
City, State, Country: Orange, Texas, USA
My hiking experiences began while stationed near the German Alps in
the Army in 1966. I have hiked in many countries across the world as
well as most states in the US. I hike in all seasons, in temperatures
as low as 5 F (-15 C) to as high as 110 F (43 C), in rain, shine and
snow and from desert to forest to mountain. My pack weights vary from
25 lbs (11 kg) to 10 lbs (5 kg).
Item: WhiteSierra Perth Men's Crew Tee
Year of Manufacture: 2007
Exchanges & Returns: Not indicated on the manufacturer's website
MSRP: $25.00 US
August 7, 2007
FIELD LOCATIONS & WEATHER
I have worn this shirt no less than 4 days a week since receiving it.
I have also worn it on my thrice weekly bike training rides. In
addition I have worn it on a 5 day hike on South Padre Island on the
Texas Gulf Coast. Weather conditions varied from lows of 80 F to highs
of 95 F (27 C to 35 C). Humidity averaged 90%. All bike rides and
hikes were on flat terrain. Pack weight for my hike at South Padre
Island was less than 10 lbs (5 kg).
The high temperatures and humidity in my area has certainly put this
Perth Tee to a test. It has done a decent job of wicking sweat away
from my body. It is very absorbent, and after just a short, active
time outdoors in my area it is soaking wet. It is a tad clingy when
this wet. I also notice that in my high humidity and temperature
conditions, it does not dry out as quickly as I would like while on my
body. My outdoor weather is much like a steam sauna to I am sure that
plays into its ability to dry. When I have removed the Tee and hung it
to dry with a decent air flow, such as on my South Padre Island hike,
it dried fairly quickly. The shirt gets a bit rank after so much
sweat but freshens up well in the laundry.
As for the fit, I feel the shirt has grown in size a bit since
receiving it new. The fabric is a little stretchy, so for a knit type
product this should probably be expected. It still fits and is very
comfortable to wear.
I have laundered this shirt a lot, no less than 4 times per week,
sometimes more, following the laundry instructions. So far the color
has held fast. The shirt dries very quickly when hung to dry in my
home or on my porch when even a light breeze is blowing. I am seeing
some little fuzzballs on the shirt. There are a few little picks but
they have not developed into anything. So far the Tee has aged fairly
well and has stood up to the wear and tear and repeated washings that
I have put it through.
So far I am pleased with this shirt. It is comfortable to wear, and
has done a decent job of doing what it is advertised to do. It does a
really good job of wicking moisture from me, but the downside is it
becomes a little more clingy than I prefer. It dries quickly when wet
if hung on a line or tree limb. I am a little concerned about the
fabric since I am seeing so many little fuzzballs on the shirt. The
shirt has performed well to keep my back and other covered places from
My plan is to continue to wear this Tee as much as possible, using it
for my short dayhikes, when on my bike and for longer hikes.
This concludes my Field Report. The Long Term Report will be amended
to this report in approximately two months from the date of this
report. Please check back then for further information.