Application - Outdoor Research Dune Shirt - John Waters
- APPLICATION TO TEST THE OUTDOOR RESEARCH DUNE SHIRT
Please accept my application to test Outdoor Research Dune Shirt.
My Tester Agreement is on file as required. I am familiar with the latest
BGT Bylaws v. 0609. I have read the requirements for being a tester and the
new reporting requirements. I agree to comply with these requirements.
Tester's Biographical Information:
Name: John R. Waters
Email Address: exec at bysky dot com
City, State, Country: Canon City, Colorado, USA
Since 1999, I've hiked rain forests in Hawaii, Costa Rica, and Puerto Rico,
on glaciers in New Zealand and Iceland, the mountains of Colorado and the
deserts of Death Valley.
My day pack weight is about 18 lb (8 kg), with overnights weighing over 25
lb (11 kg). I'm aiming to reduce that weight load.
Field Conditions and Locations
Specific multi-day trip destinations include the Great Sand Dunes National
Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Beaver Creek (all located in Colorado),
Canyonlands National Park in Utah and a week in Saguaro National Park,
Arizonia. I also will be doing several backpacking and hiking trips in the
mountains ranges near my home in south central Colorado.
These are all desert terrain-type hikes (except Rocky Mountain National Park
which is high alpine). There will be a wide variety of temperatures, snow
probable in the early months and possible straight through summer, lots of
sunshine and most likely little, if any, precipitation. Temperatures will
range from 90 F (32 C) to below freezing. Elevation lows will be around
5000 ft (1500 m) and highs will be 14,000 ft+ (4300 m).
This shirt would be perfect for all the desert climates and hot weather I
anticipate throughout the testing period. I would be most interested in
seeing how well it holds up in harsh terrain as well as how cool it keeps
me. I particularly like that it has a pocket, so many technical shirts don't.
John R. Waters
Other Tests Applied/Applying for but not Assigned Include:
High Gear Axio Max Multifunction Watch
Current Tests include:
Stuffitts Shoe Savers - FR posted April 15, LTR due June 15
MontBell Alpine Light Down Vest - FR posted April 20, LTR due June 22, 2010
TarpTent Hogback - waiting for arrival, DELAYED until July some time
ULA Circuit Backpack - waiting for arrival; DELAYED until at least late June
All Completed Tests and Owner's Reviews (including 2 ORs in the past year)
Can Be Viewed At:
Current Test Monitor for:
All Terrain Winter Sport Sunscreen
Sherpa Adventure Base Layer
I also contribute as a Test Manager for BGT.