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EDIT: IR - tasc Performance Hybrid Fitted LST - John Waters

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  • ftroop94
    John, Nice IR, I have one edit, then go ahead and delete the test file and upload! ... EDIT: adequate See you in two! ~S
    Message 1 of 2 , Jan 3, 2012
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      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

      --- In backpackgeartesters@yahoogroups.com, <exec@...> wrote:
      > Steve,
      > 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
      > _______________________________________
      > INITIAL REPORT - December 30, 2011
      > 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.
      > --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      > 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.
      > 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
      > technology.
      > 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.
      > 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."
      > 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.
      > SUMMARY
      > 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
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