EDIT: LTR: TrailDog Moisture Wicking T-Shirt - Christensen
Other than two words with transposed letters and one with a missing letter, your report looks good:
1. From your "Summary" section: "Aside from the sleeve lenght..." EDIT: length
2. Also from your "Summary" section: "...pleased with the shirt overal..." EDIT: overall
3. From the final paragraph of your "Observations" section: "I like the ligth..." EDIT: light
That's it, so you can upload whenever you're ready.
--- On Tue, 10/28/08, Ryan Christensen <bigdawgryan@...> wrote:
From: Ryan Christensen <bigdawgryan@...>
Subject: [backpackgeartesters] LTR: TrailDog Moisture Wicking T-Shirt - Christensen
To: "BackpackGearTesters" <email@example.com>
Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2008, 12:52 AM
Ernie, et al:
Here is my Long-Term Report on the TrailDog Moisture Wicking T-shirt. The HTML version is available via this link: http://snipurl. com/4rmi4
The text version follows below. Thanks in advance for your comments and suggestions. Thanks to TrailDog and BGT for the opportunity to test this wicking T-shirt.
October 27, 2008
During the Long Term Test Phase, I wore the shirt five additional days. In late September, I wore the shirt while fly fishing on the South Fork of the Snake River. In late September and Early October, I wore the shirt while doing chores around the house. In early October, I wore the shirt on a dayhike with my family to Hidden Falls, which is near Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National Park in northwestern Wyoming.
The shirt has performed well during this test series. The material has held up well. The loose threads in the seams at the time I received the shirt have not gotten worse. Aside from the sleeve lenght, I have been quite pleased with the shirt overal; kudos to the upstart TrailDog.
* Silky feel of material
* Lightweight material
* Limited seams
* Loose threads in seams
* Sleeve length - personal preference
Field Locations and Test Conditions:
In late September, I wore the shirt while fly fishing on the South Fork of the Snake River near Swan Valley, Idaho. We put in just below the Palisades Dam, which is approximately 57 mi (92 km) east of Idaho Falls. The temperature ranged from the low 50's F (11 C) in the morning when we launched the drift boat to the high 80's F (30+ C) in the afternoon. There were a few clouds in the sky, and the winds were calm.
In early October, I wore the shirt on a dayhike to Hidden Falls, which is near Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National Park. The park is located in northwestern Wyoming. The Jenny Lake trailhead is approximately 6,800 ft (2,073 m) above sea level. The sky was overcast and there was a slight chance of rain/thunderstorms. There was no wind and the temperature was 65 F (18 C) when we set out. It cooled off several degrees by the time we arrived back at the Visitors Center. Rain began to fall as we exited the park through the Moose entrance (south end).
The TrailDog performed well on my fly fishing trip down the South Fork of the Snake River near Swan Valley, Idaho. In the morning, I wore a long-sleeved T-shirt and a fleece vest over the T-shirt. However, as it warmed up, I shed the vest and the long-sleeve shirt. I worked up a sweat casting as we drifted down the river. The shirt and its DryDog moisture wicking treatment did a much better job wicking away moisture than I did catching fish.
The sun was bright and consequently, I got sunburned on my face, neck, and arms. However, where I was covered by the T-shirt, I did not get sunburned. As this is normally the case, it is difficult for me to say how well the SunDog (UV protection) worked.
To test how well the CLEANDOG (anti-microbial treatment) works, I intentionally did not launder the shirt after my trip down the South Fork. I wore the shirt three additional days while mowing the lawn, working on the car, and finishing my basement. On all three days I worked up a good sweat. I did not launder the shirt after these additional three days either.
[PHOTO HERE] In early October, my family and I hiked around Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National Park. We hiked to Hidden Falls, which is approximately a 6 mi (9.6 km) round-trip hike. I wore the TrailDog on this hike. There was no wind and the temperature was 65 F (18 C) when we set out. Even though this is classified as a moderate hike, as usual, I worked up a good sweat. Even though I was sweating a fair amount, the shirt did not become soaked. I kept asking my 19 year old daughter to feel the back of the shirt to see whether it was wet. Reluctantly, she agreed to do so. Not once did she say the shirt was soaked. This was very impressive to me.
As we drove home, my family and I noticed that the shirt now indeed had a distinct smell to it. When I got home, the shirt went into the laundry. It laundered well, and the smell was gone.
The shirt has performed well during this test phase. The loose seams identified in the Initial Report have not gotten any worse. I like the light weight and feel of the fabric as well as its wicking capability. Kudos to the upstart TrailDog.
This concludes my test series. Thanks to TrailDog and BGT for the opportunity to test this moisture wicking T-shirt.
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Thanks for the edits. I have incorporated and uploaded my file in the
appropriate folder. I also deleted my file from the TESTS folder.
Thanks for your assistance on this Test Series. I'll see you
somewhere down the trail