Application - SmartWool Heavy Crew - Alex Legg
Please accept my application to test the SmartWool Heavy Crew. 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)
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 braving my first full Rocky Mountain winter in years during this reviewing period. I plan on getting into the hills as much as possible even though numerous roads leading into the backcountry have been washed out in our recent flood. I plan on taking multiple snow shoe excursions into Rocky Mountain National Park where I will stay one to three nights at a time if.
When not in the backcountry, I will be walking around in the cold Colorado winter air. I will report back on the warmth of these socks as well as the comfort and durability over continued use. I have always had great luck with the SmartWool socks in the past, so I expect to have a fun testing period.
Current Test Load: La Sportiva GTX Boots (FR Stage), Optic Nerve Sunglasses (FR Stage), Platypus Sprinter Daypack (FR Stage), Deuter Act Lite 65+10 Pack (FR Stage), Energizer 2 in 1 Light (IR Awaiting Edits) (Selk Bag Patagon (IR aStage)
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: None at this time
Additional BGT roles: None at this time.
Thank you for the consideration!