EDIT: FR - Mountain Khakis Flannel-Lined OMP - Christensen
- Hi Ryan,
-27 C, damn that's cold...
One, perhaps two for you and you are good to go.
EDIT: wearing them in our fist real
>>first realEdit: Shoveling snow
>>Shovelling unless this is US spellingFrom: Ryan Christensen [mailto:bigdawgryan@...]
Sent: Thursday, 31 December 2009 2:18 AM
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:
Thanks in advance for your comments and suggestions. Ryan
December 30, 2009
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
Field Locations and Test Conditions:
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
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).
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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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.