Thank you for your LTR. Seems like the Obermeyer Kestral jacket worked well
for you! I have a couple of their jackets and think they are great. I have
just a couple of minor edits for you and then you are done! Also, just a
couple of washing hints (since, I suspect you don't do much <g>). You
should have the jacket front and any pocket zippers closed when you wash the
jacket so as to prevent snags. You are correct in washing it inside out -
that'll save the exterior and color. I found that hanging the jacket on a
wooden or plastic coat hanger to work best for the quickest dry times. Here
in CO where the air is dry, my Obermeyers dry overnight. In your, more
humid, climate, it will probably take longer though.
Anyway, see you on another test!
Temperatures were a bit warmer; in the upper 20s to mid 30s F (-3 - 2 C).
Edit/Comment: I think it would be clearer to use "(-3 to 2 C) in this case.
I placed the Kestral in my wife's front-loading washing machine.
COMMENT: Your "wife's front-loading washing machine"? Really? <g>
I am hopeful the residual grease will come in the next laundering.
EDIT: You need to add "off" after "come" and before "in".
] On Behalf Of Ryan Christensen
Sent: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 9:26 PM
Subject: [backpackgeartesters] LTR: Obermeyer Kestral jacket - Christensen
Did not see this appear on the list, so I thought I better send it again
just in case.
From: Ryan Christensen <bigdawgryan@...
To: BackpackGearTesters <email@example.com
Sent: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 9:18 PM
Subject: LTR: Obermeyer Kestral jacket - Christensen
Kathy, et al:
Here is my Long-Term Report on the Obermeyer Kestral jacket. The text
version is included below and the HTML file is available via this link:
for your review.
Thanks in advance for your comments and suggestions. In addition, thank you
for your assistance with this test series.
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