EDIT: IR - tasc Performance Hybrid Fitted LST - John Waters
Nice IR, I have one edit, then go ahead and delete the test file and upload!
>>>However, the LST base layer fits great. It's 29 in (74 cm) "body length" (from collar to hem) is very adequarte for covering my torso without being excessive.EDIT: adequate
See you in two! ~S
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> I've posted the HTML in the test file at: http://tinyurl.com/7dqo24c
> and the text is listed below for my tasc Hybrid LST.
> I await your edits.
> John Waters
> tasc PERFORMANCE HYBRID FITTED LST
> TEST SERIES BY JOHN R. WATERS
> INITIAL REPORT
> INITIAL REPORT - December 30, 2011
> TESTER INFORMATION
> NAME: John R. Waters
> EMAIL: jrw@...
> AGE: 62
> LOCATION: Canon City, CO USA
> GENDER: M
> HEIGHT: 5' 9" (1.75 m)
> WEIGHT: 170 lb (77.10 kg)
> My backpacking began in 1999. I have hiked rainforests in Hawaii, Costa
> Rica, and Puerto Rico, glaciers in New Zealand and Iceland, 14ers in
> Colorado and Death Valley's deserts. I hike or snowshoe 6-8 miles (10 km-13
> km) 2-3 times weekly in the Cooper Mountain range, with other day-long hikes
> on various other southwest and central Colorado trails. I frequently hike
> the mountains and deserts of Utah and Arizona as well. My daypack is 18 lb
> (8 kg); overnights' weigh over 25 lb (11 kg). I'm aiming to reduce my weight
> load by 40% or more.
> INITIAL REPORT
> PRODUCT INFORMATION & SPECIFICATIONS
> Manufacturer: thriv NP, inc.
> Year of Manufacture: 2011
> Manufacturer's Website: http://tascperformance.com
> MSRP: US$ 40.00
> Listed Weight: N/A
> Measured Weight: 7.7 oz (219 g)
> Colors Available: Navy, Black & Heather Gray
> Color Tested: Black
> Sizes Available: Small, Medium, Large, X-Large & XX-Large
> Size Tested: Large
> Other details: (from manufacturer's website)
> "Constructed with our Performance Jersey and FlowMesh fabrics, this fitted
> long sleeve is perfect for all types of outdoor activities and allows for
> superior ventilation."
> ** Designed in New Orleans. Made in India.
> Picture Courtesy thriv NP inc.
> PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
> Prior to receiving the Hybrid Fitted LST, I checked out the tasc (which
> stands for "technical all-season comfort") website to get an idea of what
> the tee would be like. I found that thrive NP, inc. is a fairly new company
> (2009) committed to forging "the most innovative trail-running, training,
> outdoor, and lifestyle apparel the world has ever seen." The Performance
> line of bamboo based products is second generation technology which
> incorporates "new fabric structures, fiber blends and technical details."
> The Hybrid LST is made from 55% organic cotton, 40% viscose (from bamboo)
> and 5% Elastane.
> Thanks to thrive NP's "Performance Jersey" and FlowMesh fabrics, the Hybrid
> LST (long sleeve tee) is a wicking base layer designed to maximize comfort
> by providing sufficient ventilation and sufficient warmth as needed. The
> Hybrid also incorporates UPF 50+ sun protection as well as anti-odor
> When I received the Hybrid, upon inspection, I found one nice-looking shirt!
> The black color is very snazzy with contrasting stitching. Smooth, flat lock
> seams run diagonally from the traditional tee collar to below the shoulders;
> my wife tells me these are called "raglan" seams. The fabric is moderately
> stretchy and very light-weight. It has a silky-feeling texture and is also,
> soft to the touch.
> READING THE INSTRUCTIONS
> Washing instructions are included on a cloth tag on the left side seam.
> Along with the international care symbols are the written in English
> directions of: "Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low. Warm iron
> is desired." Simple enough, I suppose, but I was surprised to not see and
> additional warning against fabric softeners as with most of my other
> technical apparel.
> Though it is technically not an "instruction", I am always interested in a
> manufacturer's warranty. While there wasn't any warranty information listed
> with the packaging or hang tags, the tasc website states its very generous
> return policy: "As part of thriv's no-hassle return policy, every package
> ships with a pre-paid return label. If you wear it, sweat in it, and don't
> like it; thriv pays for shipping both ways."
> TRYING IT OUT
> When I pulled the LST from its package I was immediately impressed by the
> Hybrid's light weight, its design and its softness. I quickly stripped off
> the shirt I was wearing and tried the Hybrid on. Putting the Hybrid LST on
> for the first time, I was very pleased with the fit and feel of it.
> I normally wear a size 42 sport coat, a large tee-shirt and sometimes a
> medium dress shirt. The Hybrid LST being a large size, I was not sure if it
> would be too loose. I think a too loose base layer can be uncomfortable
> because it tends to bunch up under my mid-layers. However, the LST base
> layer fits great. It's 29 in (74 cm) "body length" (from collar to hem) is
> very adequarte for covering my torso without being excessive.
> I will say that if I was any larger, I probably would need the extra-large
> because the Hybrid large fits me skin-tight. That's good though, because
> then it is so easy to put other tops on over it.
> The Hybrid is extremely soft and very stretchy. I like the way it feels
> against my skin. If I didn't know it was bamboo, I would have assumed it was
> silk or nylon.
> I am headed off shortly to Rocky Mountain National Park for a few days of
> snowshoeing at 9,000+ ft (2,700+ m) that will put this Hybrid LST base layer
> and everything else I am wearing through a good workout under winter
> conditions. More later.
> I am very happy with the fit, feel and quality of the Hybrid LST so far. It
> fits snugly, but is not constrictive; stretching to cover my torso closely
> as a good base layer should. Length-wise, the LST is well proportioned,
> covering enough of my rear without having excess to cram into my pant legs.
> The material is pleasing and feels smooth against my skin with no scratchy
> seams or neckline tags.
> All seams are neat and even, with no loose threads or dropped stitches. The
> material appears to be sturdy, durable and of quality construction. Of
> course, time will tell if my initial high expectations are met. But that's
> what testing is all about. Let the fun begin1
> John R. Waters