All corrected and uploaded, except for "manoeuver," which is correct
by OED (although properly speaking it should be a ligated oe). English
versus American, I suspect.
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, "pamwyant" <pamwyant@...>
> EDIT: FR Outdoor Research Neoplume pants Ted
> Excellent well thought out report Ted. You make some very good
> points that the manufacturer will hopefully listen to. I have only a
> few minor edits for you, and one comment you may wish to address.
> I have used them a number of times for cross-country skiing, on two
> of these occasions in ferocious winds; for general hiking (with
> snowshoes and crampons); and one one extremely hard bushwhack,
> involving much scrambling on frozen ledges.
> ### EDIT: I think you mean *on* one extremely hard bushwhack
> My reaction to the Neoplume pants has been mixed. Potentially they
> are a useful part of a sleep system, but I have found that during
> daytime use that the nylon surface (especially when wading through
> deep snow, of which there has been a recent abundance) wets out quite
> quickly from snow-melt, with some of the moisture penetrating the
> ### Comment I think if you could avoid one of the `that's' in this
> section - "I have found that during daytime use that the nylon
> surface" the sentence would read a little better.
> They kept me very comfortable, and I though this was a tough test, as
> the windchill was around -5 F (-20 C).
> ### EDIT: and I *thought* this was
> The issue doesn't seem to be one of fit (the waist size is fine);
> rather, there is quite simply not enough grippiness at the waist,
> given the sheer nylon.
> ### Comment: Or you might just not have enough hips to hold them
> up. ; ^) Bet I wouldn't have that problem. LOL Good point though,
> as most men and some women would likely have a similar problem.
> The rear half of the waist is merely elasticized, and this simply
> doesn't cut it when I'm engaged in the sort of awkward manoeuvering
> that backcountry winter trips in this region entail.
> ### EDIT: spelling of *maneuvering*