Application - SCARPA Rapid LT Shoes - Kara Stanley
- I have read the test requirements stated in
BGT tester bylaws, v. 0609, and will comply with them to the best of my
abilities. My test agreement has been submitted and is on file.
karguo (at) yahoo (dot) com
LOCATION: Phoenix, Az
I have been hiking most of my life and backpacking since 2006. I have hiked
mostly on the east coast, doing weekend trips in the Appalachian Mountains.
Since moving to Arizona, my hikes have ranged from short desert hikes to
overnight backpacking trips in the mountains. Recently I have taken up
canyoneering and off-trail hiking/backpacking to spice things up. I currently
use a solo non-free standing tent, canister stove, purification tabs, and
lightweight trail runners, conditions permitting, to cut down on weight. My
hikes are solo and range from an overnight trip to 4-5 nights on the trail.
I generally backpack one
weekend a month and hike 2 of the 3 other weekends. I prefer wearing
lightweight shoes over heavy hiking boot so these shoes will do just fine. I
will wear these shoes on my backpacking trips turning the test period as well
as on day hikes to get plenty of miles in on them. My hiking/backpacking trips
range from easy trails to off-trail hikes involving rock scrambling and water
crossings. Things that I will look for in the shoes are: 1) Do they fit right
out of the box or require a break-in period? 2) Does the sticky rubber provide
extra confidence for rock scrambing and water crossings? 3) How well to they
hold up? 4) Does the fit change once they get wet? 5) Do they have enough
padding to brutal downhill hikes? 6) A low-profile midsole keep my foot closer to the trail for
stability? 7) Does the toe rand provide protection to my toes when clamoring around
on rocks? 8) Do the laces provide a better fit or are they just annoying going
all the way to the toe?
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Outstanding applications: None
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Status Page: http://teststatus.backpackgeartest.org/T1820.htm
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Thanks to Scarpa and BackpackGearTest.org for their consideration.
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