APPLICATION - Sherpa Pants - Andrea Murland
- Application Sherpa Pants - Andrea Murland
September 30, 2011
Please accept my application to test the Sherpa Adventures Naya Pants. I have read the BackpackGearTest.org Bylaws v. 0609, including Chapter 5, and agree to comply with all requirements. My Tester Agreement was mailed on Aug. 31, 2009. As a Canadian tester I accept any need to pay for shipping.
If selected, I would need a size medium and prefer the colour black.
Name: Andrea Murland
Email: amurland AT shaw DOT ca
Location: Rossland/Elkford/Kimberley, British Columbia, Canada
Height: 5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)
Weight: 125 lb (57 kg)
Waist: 30 in (76 cm)
Hip: 40 in (102 cm)
Inseam: 30 in (76 cm)
I began hiking frequently in 2006 and have since hiked in Western Canada, Australia, and spent 2 months backpacking in the Alps. I spend most weekends either day-hiking or on 2-3 day backpacking trips, with some longer trips when I can manage them. I also snowshoe and ski in the winter, but don't have a lot of experience with winter in the backcountry yet. Elevation is typically 500-3,000 m (1,600-10,000 ft), in the Canadian Rockies and the Selkirk, Purcell, and Monashee ranges. I try for a light pack, but I don't consider myself a lightweight backpacker.
The next month or so will be a bit interesting, as I pack up and move myself permanently from Rossland to 4 days in Elkford-4 days in Kimberley. After that (probably by the time these pants would arrive), I'll have 4 days off every week to go hiking, snowshoeing, and skiing. I also have quite a few vacation days, and lots of areas to explore. I am planning one overnight or two-night trip in late October for sure. The weather during the test period will give me sun, rain, and snow, at temperatures that could range from -30 C (-22 F) to 25 C (77 F). In addition to wearing the Naya Pants with a variety of layers, depending on the weather, for my own activities, I will test them in Search & Rescue duties, which frequently involves bushwhacking. I always wear pants for that, especially if I'm going to need to be in a harness, and it's not always easy to change layers, so a pant that repels some water, is durable, and is also lightweight and comfortable is key. Lots of pockets helps too!
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