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EDIT: FR - Mountain Khakis Flannel-Lined OMP - Christensen

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  • Mark McLauchlin
    Hi Ryan, -27 C, damn that s cold... One, perhaps two for you and you are good to go. Cheers Mark EDIT: wearing them in our fist real ... Edit: Shoveling snow
    Message 1 of 3 , Jan 2, 2010
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      Hi Ryan,



      -27 C, damn that's cold...



      One, perhaps two for you and you are good to go.



      Cheers

      Mark



      EDIT: wearing them in our fist real

      >>first real

      Edit: Shoveling snow

      >>Shovelling unless this is US spelling



      From: Ryan Christensen [mailto:bigdawgryan@...]
      Sent: Thursday, 31 December 2009 2:18 AM
      To: BackpackGearTesters
      Subject: FR - Mountain Khakis Flannel-Lined OMP - Christensen



      Mark, et al:

      Here is my Field Report on the Mountain Khakis Flannel-Lined OMP. The text
      version is included below. The HTML version is available via this link:
      http://snipurl.com/tx1ad

      Thanks in advance for your comments and suggestions. Ryan

      FIELD REPORT
      December 30, 2009

      Summary:

      During the Field Test phase, I wore the pants approximately ten days. These
      included wearing the pants several days to work, wearing them in our fist
      real cold spell while shoveling snow, and on an overnight outing to Island
      Park, ID in mid-December.

      To date, the pants have been extremely comfortable; warm in even the coldest
      of temperatures; and they shed the dry, powdery snow very well. I have been
      extremely pleased thus far with the fit and performance of these pants.

      Likes Thus Far Dislikes Thus Far

      - Fit - none
      - Style
      - Comfort
      - Quality


      Field Locations and Test Conditions:

      [PHOTO HERE]

      I have worn the OMP approximately ten days both to work/kicking about town
      and when shoveling snow during our first real cold spell of the year. Skies
      varied from partially overcast to completely overcast with periods of snow.
      The lowest temperature I experienced during this phase of the test was -16 F
      (-27 C).

      I also wore the OMP on an overnight outing to Island Park, ID with my sons'
      BSA Venturing Crew. The elevation was approximately 6,293 ft (1,918 m). As
      shown in the photo on the right, the sky was gray and overcast. Temperatures
      ranged from a high of 24 F (-4 C) to a low of 12 F (-11 C).

      Observations:

      Thus far these pants have performed exceptionally well. The first thing that
      sticks out from the field testing is how comfortable they are. I really like
      the cut of these pants, they fit great in both length and waist. The
      diamond-shaped action gusset in the crotch really enhances the overall
      comfort of these pants: not nearly as much constricting/pinching while
      seated as with other pants. The second thing that sticks out is performance.
      During the field testing phase of this test series, we had a cold spell that
      lasted a week or so. I personally experienced temperatures as low -16 F (-27
      C). An occasional mild wind gust simply increased the cold. The OMP were
      much warmer than jeans or regular khakis. They also did a decent job
      blocking the wind.

      Our Island Park outing was planned to include snowshoeing. However, as far
      as snow goes, there was only about 12 in (30 cm) of very dry powder on the
      ground where we were. Although snowshoes were not needed, we did get some
      walking in. As shown in the photo above on the right, I wore my GORE-TEX
      gaiters. But, I both knelt and sat in the snow to see how the OMP would
      withstand the snow. Because the snow was so dry, there was no problem with
      the pants becoming wet. The snow did not even stick to the pants. A simple
      brush or two was all that was needed to remove the snow from the pants. I
      was warm the entire time.

      The pockets in these pants are quite large; more than adequate for the
      things I normally carry: wallet, keys, knife, and change, lip balm, etc. The
      zipper has operated smoothly without a single catch. Overall, I have been
      very pleased with these pants. So much so, that I will most likely purchase
      a pair of the non flannel-lined pants to try them in the very near future.

      This concludes my Field Report. Please check back in about two months for
      more test results. Thanks to Mountain Khakis and BackpackGearTest for
      allowing me to test the OMP.





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    • bigdawgryan
      Mark, Thanks for the edits. I picked up the one, and yes, the other is the U.S. spelling. I also deleted my file from the TESTS folder. See you again in two
      Message 2 of 3 , Jan 5, 2010
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        Mark,

        Thanks for the edits. I picked up the one, and yes, the other is the U.S. spelling. I also deleted my file from the TESTS folder.

        See you again in two months.

        Ryan
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