Application - Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Dry Daypack - Alex Legg
- Please accept my application to test the Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Dry Daypack. I have read and understand the entire BackpackGearTest.org Bylaws v0609 including Chapter 5. I agree to comply with all requirements. My signed tester agreement is on file.
Name: Alex Legg
Height: 6'4" (1.9 m)
Weight: 195 lb (88 kg)
Shoe Size: 13 Mens
Email address: alexlegg2 AT yahoo DOT com
City, State, Country: Tucson, Arizona, USA
I grew up backpacking in the Rockies. I hike ranges throughout Arizona and Colorado year round. I carry a light pack, mostly water. I prefer a tarp shelter to my heavier 2-person tent. I do many day hikes and I also spend as many as 5 days out at a time. Temperatures range from below freezing to above 100 F (38 C), and elevations from 2,000 ft to 14,000 ft ( 610 m to 4, 300 m). I bag a mountain almost every weekend, and I walk my dogs 4 miles daily through deep sand and overgrown mesquite trees in our local washes.
I would love to test this daypack! It looks like Sea to Summit put shoulder straps on a water resistant stuff sack in order to create a super lightweight pack! Brilliant! I am familiar with the siliconized CORDURA fabric, and I am a fan! I will use this pack on at least two day hikes per week every week during the testing period. I will also take it on some backpacking trips to serve as a summit pack. It looks like it could double as a stuff sack, or roll up tightly and get stowed in my larger pack. I also would love to take it on a trip up aravaipa canyon for an overnight water hike. I like that there is some cordage on the outside of the pack. I looks like a perfect place for my collapsable platypus water bottle. I will probably just pack essentials into this pack. Things like food, water and lightweight rain gear. I can foresee this becoming a favorite daypack for me!
Current test load: Suisse Sport Mammoth Tent (FR stage), Suisse Sport K2 Sleeping Bag (FR stage). Gerber Instant Knife (FR stage)
Tester status page: http://teststatus.backpackgeartest.org/T1896.htm
Owner Reviews in past year: 10
Link to reviews/tests: http://www.backpackgeartest.org/tester_reviews/alexlegg
Outstanding applications: None at this time
Additional BGT roles: None at this time.
Thank you for the consideration!