Please accept my application for the HH Odin Guide Light pant. I'm intrigued! They look great.
I have read the test requirements stated in BGT tester bylaws, v. 0609, and I promise to comply with them to the best of my abilities. My test agreement has been submitted and is on file.
2. MY BRIEF BIO
Name - Derek Hansen
Age - 36
Gender - Male
Height - 5' 10" (1.78 m)
Weight - 170 lb (77 kg)
Electronic Address - derek?dot"hansen\at[mac|daught}com
Location - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA
I am a lightweight backpacker with a 3-season overnight pack weight of 15 lb (7 kg) and a multi-day weight of 20 lb (9 kg). My current backpacking style is to carry a simple hammock and go light and fast. I prefer simple, multi-use gear that I can rely on in a variety of conditions.
3. BRIEF TEST PLAN & CONDITIONS
When most people think of Arizona, they picture palm trees and a dry, warm climate. Flagstaff, in contrast, is a cold, wet place--markedly different than southern Arizona. Flagstaff is situated on the edge of the Colorado Plateau, surrounded by pine trees and aspen, and boasts more than 100 inches (254+ cm) of snowfall each year. At 7,000 ft (2,100 m) elevation, Flagstaff gets a wide-range of conditions, including summer monsoons, wind, and moderate summer temperatures.
I have monthly backpacking and camping trips planned with a Boy Scout troop I work with. Outside of scouting, I often get out on one or more overnight trips each month along with multiple day hikes or camps with my family.
April 26-27: Sycamore Rim, 14 mile loop
May 17-18: Arizona Trail, 5 miles
June 14-15: Backpacking trip TBA
July 15-20: Arizona Trail, 50 miles
August 30-31: Oak Creek, 12 miles
I have a pair of Prana pants that have a 4-way stretch and I've really enjoyed them. They flex well while hiking and dry very quickly. The Odin Guide Light Pant appears to have a similar fabric design with some fitting adjustments that would be welcome.
4. CURRENT LOAD AND TEST STATUS PAGE
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Wolverine Boots - LTR due 5/14
5. OWNER REVIEWS
I have completed four (4) owner reviews in the past 12 months.
6. OUTSTANDING APPLICATIONS
Helly Hansen Flow Jacket
7. ADDITIONAL BGT ROLES
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