Please disregard my previous application and consider this one in its stead.
APPLICATION TO TEST THE PATAGONIA NANO PUFF PULLOVER
Please accept my application to test the Patagonia Nano Puff Pullover. I
have read the requirements for being a tester and the reporting requirements
and I AGREE to comply. I am familiar with the BGT Survival Guide v.0609,
including Chapters 4 & 5 and my Tester Agreement is on file.
I am a 5-year veteran who has participated in BGT as an editor, test monitor
Tester Biographical Information
Name: Kathleen Waters
Height: 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Weight: 124.5 lb (56 kg)
Email address: kathy at bysky dot com or TheMiddleSister at usaring dot com
City, State, Country: Canon City, Colorado, USA
My husband and I seriously started hiking in 1998 after a climb up Hahn's
Peak near Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
Hooked, we returned to Colorado often and in 2006 purchased 35 acres of land
with the intent to relocate there as soon as we can.
In Colorado, I have ample opportunities to backpack with acres and acres of
BLM land right outside my "backyard" in addition to all the other gorgeous
locations which abound in Colorado.
In the past, John and I have also had the good fortune to hike/snowshoe
glaciers, rain forests, mountains and deserts in domestic and exotic
locations, including Iceland, Costa Rica, Slovenia and Death Valley.
My hiking style is comfortable, aiming for lightweight. Current pack
averages 25 lb (11 kg) excluding food and water.
I will be in Colorado for most of the next 4 months where I have various day
and at least 3 weekend/overnight hikes/backpacks planned for both desert and
high alpine destinations, including Estes Park, Durango/Silverton and the
Great Sand Dunes National Park. And of course, lots of spontaneous tramping
around my "backyard".
In early October I will be spending a week hiking in various locations
between Mesquite, Nevada and Bryce Canyon in Utah. Tentatively, very
tentatively, I'm campaigning for a Thanksgiving weekend at Yellowstone
National Park in Wyoming. Christmas holidays are traditionally spent
snowshoeing in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Elevation in the western states will range from 5000 ft up to 14,000 ft
(1500 m to 4000 m). Temperatures over the remaining summer, fall and early
winter will vary from an average of 36 F to 88 F (2 C to 31 C).
Clothing I wear must stand up to lots of time outdoors hiking on both
groomed trails and plain bushwhacking on wild game tracks. I need clothing
that will stand up to the terrain - rocky boulders, prickly vegetation and
dirt and mud. Wind is a constant weather feature I need to be armed against
in all seasons; and snow, both airborne and on the ground. I need to be
warm and dry and my clothing must keep me that way.
The Patagonia Nano Puff is advertised to be wind and water-resistant. It
packs small and with its handy clip can always be at the ready. The Nano is
lightweight and not bulky so it should be great for the layering that is a
part of my winter wardrobe system. I'd love to try the pullover feature, as
that would be new for me.
I currently am testing only two items (both ending in late October) and
waiting for a third. I have tested up to 7 items at one time, so I will
have ample time and energy to evaluate this item. It would be an honor and
a pleasure to test the Patagonia Nano Puff Pullover.
Other Current Test Applications include: Asolo Amazon Boots
Current Tests include:
Outdoor Research Radar Cap - IR posted 6/19, FR posted 8/24 and LTR due
Outdoor Research Cypress S/S Shirt - IR posted 6/25, FR posted 9/01 and LTR
Bushnell BackTrack - waiting for arrival
All my 29 tests and 16 owner reports can be found at:
Current Mentor for: no one
Current Test Monitor for: Ultimate Survival Technologies Base Kit