Application - Gordini Baselayers - Kettner
Please accept my application to test the Gordini Baselayers. I
have read Chapter Five of the BackpackGearTest Survival Guide,
version 0609, and I will follow all requirements.
NAME: Nathan Kettner
EMAIL: kettnernw "at" yahoo "dot" com
LOCATION: Colorado Springs, Colorado
HEIGHT: 6' 1" (1.85 m)
WEIGHT: 175 lb (79.40 kg)
I'm a medium weight backpacker, meaning my pack usually weighs 30-35
lb (13-16 kg), and I generally hike a moderate pace, 10-12 miles (16-
19 km) per day and mostly in mountainous terrain.
I almost always use a tent, but have slept under the stars on
several occasions just for the view. I'm a weekend backpacker and
make lots of day trips and single nights out, plus a few week-long
backpack trips. All of my outings have been in the beautiful and
rugged Rocky Mountains of Colorado and Wyoming since I started
backpacking in 2004.
If selected, I intend to test this shirt on an upcoming multi-day
hunting trip in the Routt National Forest in northern Colorado, a two
day snowshoeing trip, and several day hikes. The average temperature
will vary significantly, from lows near 10 Degrees Fahrenheit (-12
Degrees Celsius) to highs near 70 Degrees Fahrenheit (21 Degrees
Celsius), with elevations from 6,300 - 13,500 Feet (1,920 - 4,100
Meters) above sea level.
I hike many miles each day when I'm hunting and have come to
understand that high quality fabrics are essential to staying
comfortable. Since the weather can change rapidly from warm and
sunny to cold and snowy, the right types of fabric, especially the
ones against my skin, could actually prevent me from suffering
hypothermia. While I'm hiking around the mountains of Colorado I
invariably get too warm and start to sweat. If I'm not wearing
clothes that breathe well and can wick away the moisture, I'm
certain to get uncomfortably cold and possibly life-threanteningly
chilled to the bone. I would wear the Traverse Shirt while hiking
up to 12 miles over broken terrain (I don't spend too much time on
trails while hunting) each day.
Fit - Is the material cut to the proper dimensions to fit snugly,
but still cover my long arms?
Breathability - Will my skin feel clammy underneath?
Wicking - When I work up a sweat, will the material keep
my dry and warm?
Durability - Will the machine washable fabric hold up?
Odor - Does the "anti-microbial finish" really prevent odors from
repelling my hiking companions?
According to the sizing chart and my general experience, I would
need a Large.
Previously Written Owner Reviews:
MSR PocketRocket with Titan Kettle (Lightweight canister stove with
titanium kettle. - April 29, 2008)
Mountainsmith Pinnacle Trekking Poles (March 12, 2008)
Currently Testing Other Items:
Primus CT Headlamp - FR complete
OR Sun Runner Cap - FR complete
Sitka Gear Traverse Shirt - IR in progress
Thank you BGT and Gordini for considering me for this test,
--- In email@example.com, "Andrew Preece"
> Hi Everyone
> With no expense spared by the test call crew, I am please to
> the latest from Gordini.
> Lite base layers, tops and bottoms.
> Three skilful men and lady application writers will each receive a
> set of top and bottom base layer clothing. There looks to be a
> of colours and the ladies fair better in colour choice, but no
> guarantees are given on colour. They look to be very nice and made
> some nice material, so get your fingers typing and get those apps
> I have made available a sizing chart on my website which can be
> downloaded as a pdf.
> Now the nitty gritty
> Gordini Baselayers
> Lite Base Layer - Tops and Bottoms
> Newbie Limit does not apply
> US Shipping included
> One application - two reports one for the tops and one for the
> Chuck is the Mod