Application - Deuter ACT Lite - Alex Legg
Please accept my application to test the Deuter ACT Lite. 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: Lyons, Colorado, USA
I have backpacked extensively throughout the southwestern United States my entire life. I prefer a lightweight approach using tarp tents and trail shoes so that I can save my strength for clocking miles. I hike on average 4 m daily from my back door and also enjoy trips up to 5 days in the backcountry. I encounter elevation from 5,000 ft to 14,000 ft and temperatures from below 0 F to 90 F.
I will be in the Rocky Mountains the entire testing period. I will be taking weekly overnight trips to one of three wilderness areas that are within thirty minutes of my house. I will also spend a lot of time backpacking in Rocky Mountain National Park on a regular basis. I will take this back pack from elevations above 14,000 ft and down to as low as 5,000 ft. During any month of the year, I could encounter snow, rain and cold temperatures.
I will be carrying this pack on a few group overnight trips with young children who can not carry their belongings. I hope to fill this pack to capacity and report back on the comfort and support I feel while carrying a heavy load. I will have everything from cookware and food, to shelter and clothes, to baby food and diapers in the pack. I hope that the Deuter can pass the test!
Current Test Load: La Sportiva GTX Boots (FR Stage), Optic Nerve Sunglasses (IR awaiting editing), Platypus SPrinter Daypack (IR Stage)
Tester status page: http://teststatus.backpackgeartest.org/T1896.htm
Owner Reviews in past year: 13
Link to reviews/tests: http://www.backpackgeartest.org/tester_reviews/alexlegg
Outstanding applications: REI Half Dome 2 Tent
Additional BGT roles: None at this time.
Thank you for the consideration!