LTR - Terramar Body Sensors Pants - Jerry Adams
LONG-TERM TEST LOCATIONS AND CONDITIONS
3/14/2010 - 6 night 36 mile (58 km) backpack down the Rogue River in Southern Oregon. 35 to 65 F (2 to 18 C), wore Terramars the whole time.
4/12/2010 - 5 night car camp on central Oregon coast, 25 miles day hiking, 34 to 57 F, wore Terramars the whole time.
4/22/2010 - 3 night backpack and 2 day car camp on the Metolius River in central Oregon, 25 mile backpack and 8 mile day hike, 28 to 65 F (-2 to 18 C), wore pants all the time except when actually backpacking.
In the FR and LTR periods, I wore the Terramar pants for 23 nights of backpacking, 7 nights of car camping, and 3 day hikes. I washed them 8 times. I walked a total of 186 miles (242 km). Temperatures ranged from 22 to 65 F (-6 to 18 C).
PERFORMANCE IN THE FIELD
Overall, I was satisfied with these pants. Nothing much more than what I reported in the Field Report. Fairly light weight. Some nice warmth. Didn't smell too bad after 4, 5, and 6 day trips.
On the Terramar web site, it says the pants are "an ideal base layer for a range of cold weather activities". In my experience, they are good for backpacking in a wide range of temperatures. I normally wear shorts, but need to take pants year round, just in case it gets a bit cool in the evening. These pants fill this need at a low weight.
After the last washing, I looked the pants over very thoroughly and didn't notice any signs of wear.
Overall, I am very pleased with the Terramar Body Sensors Thermolator II pants over a wide range of backpacking and hiking.
Good and Bad are the same as in the Field Report.
I will continue to use the Terramar pants on future backpacking trips.
Thanks to Terramar and backpackgeartest.org for letting me test these pants.
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