Application - Montane Flux - Alex Legg
Please accept my application to test the Montane Flux. 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 in Colorado the entire testing period braving my first Rocky Mountain Winter in years. I plan on taking numerous snow shoeing and backpacking trips in to the snow filled National Park this winter. I also plan on taking on my first ice climbing challenges in a number of years. This is going to be an exciting winter! I will be experiencing cold temperatures with strong winds and lots of precipitation. This jacket fits my backpacking style by being a lightweight and easily packed jacket. I also love how climbing compatible it appears to be. I look forward to reporting back on just how capable this jacket is in the ever changing mountain terrain and Colorado weather.
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 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: SmartWool Socks
Additional BGT roles: None at this time.
Thank you for the consideration!