EDIT: FR - Outdoor Research Ferrosi Shorts - AB
- Hi AB,
Good report, two for you to correct then you are good to go.
EDIT: legs uncomfortably. the slash style pocket
>>legs uncomfortably. The slash style pocket....EDIT: pack after some cash before remembering
>>extra space between cash and before needs removing-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Buskov [mailto:Rescue@...]
Sent: Wednesday, 1 September 2010 4:51 AM
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Subject: FR - Outdoor Research Ferrosi Shorts - AB
Here ya go. Have Fun!
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Field Report: August 28, 2010
Once again, testing this cycle has been few and far between. Temperatures
seen heat indexes over 115 F (46 C) a couple of times. I was able to get in
a bit of
testing finally a couple of weeks ago during a trip to colder hiking
Temperatures during the weeklong trip ranged from 32 F (0 C) to around 70 F
The areas we camped around were about 11,000 ft (3350 m). There was a bit of
during the trip, but nothing measurable to note. It did cool off the day
I have to admit; testing the Outdoor Research Ferrosi Shorts was not
something that I
was looking forward to just based on the way they looked on me while I was
them over during the initial reporting phase. Just looked tight, felt tight,
me feel a bit self-conscious. However, after wearing these for 10 minutes on
day of a multi-day outing, I fell in love. These are great trail shorts, and
exceptionally well designed to serve as such.
From the top of the waistband down, I felt nothing but comfort all day while
these shorts. The interior lining of the waistband kept my hips from feeling
all day while carrying 25+ lbs (11+ kg) on them. I was able to move freely
have the waistband sticking to me or pinching me unnaturally in any way.
Even the snap
on the belt felt natural and didn't press or cut into me in any way. I
feel the need to wear a belt while wearing these shorts, something that is
not usual for me.
The tight feel of the shorts actually led to a more comfortable walk. Not
only did I
not have to worry about my shorts falling down around my knees for the
entire trip, I
also didn't have to worry about getting chafed anywhere. The shorts felt
were hugging my butt and legs like a second skin. Because of this, there was
rubbing, or scraping at all. The length was long enough that the hem didn't
bunch up in my crotch area, but not long enough that I felt as if I was
wearing a pair
of women's capri pants. Having a gusseted crotch also made moving and
rocks easier and more comfortable.
Even the way the pockets and zippers were designed proved to be comfortable
as well as
easily accessible. I was able to place small items like lighters or GU
packets into my pockets without worrying about the items being squished or
side of my legs uncomfortably. the slash style pocket on the right thigh
proved to be
a great place to store a credit card, drivers license, and small amount of
once did I feel these items stabbing me in my thigh as the pocket kept
and flat. In all reality, I forgot that these items were even in my pocket
as I went
digging around in my pack after some cash before remembering my pockets.
So far, I've been very pleased with the quality, construction, and fit of
Research Ferrosi Shorts. It's been a bit of a surprise to me how comfortable
shorts really are. With the cooling weather, I look forward to getting out
woods a bit more and will definitely be wearing these at that time.