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SIMPLE SHOWER

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IR COMPLETE   MODERATOR John R Waters - exec AT bysky DOT com
FR DUE   CALL MANAGER Richard Lyon - montana DOT angler AT gmail DOT com
FR COMPLETE   MONITOR  
LONG-TERM DUE   SUBJECT LINE Rainburst - Simple Shower
STATUS
NOT TESTER

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Closes midnight PDT (GMT-7) on Friday, May 22.

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APPLICANTS FOR - SIMPLE SHOWER

TEST CALL TEXT FOR - SIMPLE SHOWER

Rainburst, Inc. and BackpackGearTest.org are offering three lucky testers a chance to do so. At last summer's OR show this simple product was my choice for the gold medal. I've purchased one but only used it twice before the cold weather set in, so I've excited to see that three experienced backpackers - you - will be reporting on it. Read about it here: Info: www.simple-shower US Testers only (cost of shipping would be well over price) Two reports/Four months testing Newbie limit does NOT apply. Test call closes midnight PDT (GMT-7) on Friday, May 22. Richard is the Test Manager. Rules for your BRIEF application: Subject line: "Application - Simple Shower - " BE SURE to send a copy of your application directly to me at Montana DOT angler AT gmail DOT com as well as posting to the list. Include: 1. Opening disclaimer for testing 2. Brief personal bio 3. Brief test plan, including venues and anticipated trail conditions. Given its light weight I would really like to hear about expected backcountry use but other outdoor, away-from-home applications (listen up, surfers) will also be considered. 4. Link to your previous tests/ORs (summary page) AND number of ORs in the past twelve months not including your qualifying ORs 5. Your current test load, AND a link to your test status page 6. Any other pending applications. If before this call closes you apply for anything subsequently to your Simple Shower app, please send me an email offlist noting the new app.) 7. Any additional BGT roles (mentor, monitor, editor, etc.)


      EUREKA!

EUREKA!
SPERIO 30 F SLEEPING BAG

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IR COMPLETE   MODERATOR John R Waters - exec AT bysky DOT com
FR DUE   CALL MANAGER Andrea Lindsay Murland - amurland AT shaw DOT ca
FR COMPLETE   MONITOR  
LONG-TERM DUE   SUBJECT LINE Eureka! - Spero Sleeping Bag
STATUS
NOT TESTER

SPECIFIC

Closes 9 pm MDT on Wednesday May 27, 2015.

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APPLICANTS FOR EUREKA! - SPERIO 30 F SLEEPING BAG

Frances Penn - oldhikergirl AT yahoo DOT com
Joe Schaffer - Never2muchstuff AT yahoo DOT com

TEST CALL TEXT FOR EUREKA! - SPERIO 30 F SLEEPING BAG

It's been a while since we've had a sleeping bag test, so I expect a flood of apps for this one! Eureka has up for test their Spero 30 F line of sleeping bags. Testers will have their choice between the: Spero 30 F Women's - http://store.eurekatent.com/Spero-30-Womens Spero 30 F Regular - http://store.eurekatent.com/Spero-30-Regular Spero 30 F Long - http://store.eurekatent.com/Spero-30-Long Please include the following in your application: 1. The opening disclaimer for testing 2. Your bio 3. A brief test plan, including your plans to meet the minimum use requirements 4. A list of what you are currently testing and each test's stage (e.g. Shirt - FR) AND a link to your test status page 5. The number of Owner Reviews you have completed in the last year 6. A list of any outstanding applications 7. Any additional BGT roles you play US Shipping Included Does NOT count for Newbie Limit Three Report Test Andrea is the Test Manager Your subject line should read: "APPLICATION - Eureka Spero - Your Name This call will close at 9 pm MDT on Wednesday May 27, 2015.


      EXOFFICIO

EXOFFICIO
TRIFLEX HYBRID LS SHIRT

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IR COMPLETE   MODERATOR John R Waters - exec AT bysky DOT com
FR DUE   CALL MANAGER John R Waters - exec AT bysky DOT com
FR COMPLETE   MONITOR  
LONG-TERM DUE   SUBJECT LINE ExOfficio - TriFlex Hybrid LS Shirt
STATUS
NOT TESTER

SPECIFIC

Closes 9 pm MDT on MONDAY, MAY 25, 2015

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APPLICANTS FOR EXOFFICIO - TRIFLEX HYBRID LS SHIRT

Kurt Papke - kwpapke AT gmail DOT com

TEST CALL TEXT FOR EXOFFICIO - TRIFLEX HYBRID LS SHIRT

ExOfficio is giving three lucky testers a chance to try out their TriFlex Hybrid Long Sleeve Shirt this summer hiking season. This is for backpackers who still might need (or want) more than a tee-shirt sleeve length when out in the field. INFO: http://www.exofficio.com/search/triflex **** This will also be a slightly shorter test period (at ExOfficio's request) and due dates need to be considered and strictly honored. As usual, IRs are due within 7 days of receipt and arrivals need to be promptly posted (not 2-3 days later, please). FR will be 6 weeks later and LTR 6 weeks after that. Minimum usage will still apply. Please make sure you can handle these deadlines.**** Color preferences, as usual, are not-guaranteed. Please include the following in your application: 1. The opening disclaimer for testing and an acknowledgement you understand the unique reporting times. 2. Your bio 3. A brief test plan, including your plans to meet the minimum use requirements 4. A list of what you are currently testing and each test's stage (e.g. Shirt - FR) AND a link to your test status page 5. The number of Owner Reviews you have completed in the last year 6. A list of any outstanding applications 7. Any additional BGT roles you play US Testers Only (sorry) Does NOT count for Newbie Limit Three Report Test/SHORTENED TEST PERIOD**** Color choice is NOT guaranteed John Waters is the Test Manager Your subject line should read: "APPLICATION - ExOfficio TriFlex Hybrid LS Shirt - Your Name" and a copy should be sent to me directly please at jrw@backpackgeartest.org. This call will close at 9 pm MDT on MONDAY, MAY 25, 2015.


      GREGORY MOUNTAIN PRODUCTS

GREGORY MOUNTAIN PRODUCTS
M'S BALTORO 65 & W'S DEVA 60 BACKPACK

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IR COMPLETE   MODERATOR John R Waters - exec AT bysky DOT com
FR DUE   CALL MANAGER Kurt Papke - kwpapke AT gmail DOT com
FR COMPLETE   MONITOR  
LONG-TERM DUE   SUBJECT LINE Gregory - Baltoro and Deva
STATUS
NOT TESTER

SPECIFIC

Closes Wednesday May 27, 2015 @ 12pm

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APPLICANTS FOR GREGORY MOUNTAIN PRODUCTS - M'S BALTORO 65 & W'S DEVA 60 BACKPACK

TEST CALL TEXT FOR GREGORY MOUNTAIN PRODUCTS - M'S BALTORO 65 & W'S DEVA 60 BACKPACK

Gregory and BGT would like to offer three lucky testers the opportunity to put the latest version of their top selling packs through its paces in the backcountry: Men's Baltoro 65 - http://gregorypacks.com/en/GM59679.html Women's Deva 60 - http://gregorypacks.com/en/GM58033.html These packs are the sweet spot for pack size, but are designed and built to carry big loads. Lots of innovative features with the unique water bottle pocket, nice waistbelt pockets, toplid converts to fanny pack, etc. Their are tons of great features on these packs, so it'll give you a lot to write about in your reviews. A. North American shipping included B. Normal test sequence: 3 reports over 4 months C. Newbie limit waived D. Subject line for your app: "Application: Gregory pack " E. Closes: Wednesday May 27, 2015 @ 12pm F. CC your app to kwpapke (at) gmail (dot) com App outline: 1. Opening disclaimer for testing 2. Brief personal bio 3. Brief test plan, including trips; I also like to hear *why* you want to test this pack 4. Number of ORs in the last 12 months not including your qualifying ORs 5. Your current test load, AND a link to your test status page 6. Any other pending applications. If you apply for anything subsequently to this but before this call closes, please send me an email offlist noting the new app. 7. Any additional BGT roles (mentor, monitor, editor, etc.) 8. Your size requirement and non-guaranteed choice of color. Due to availability, you'll be expected to test whichever color you end up with. Memorial weekend is a great time to write apps. Happy Applicating!! --Kurt __._,_.___


      KEEN FOOTWEAR

KEEN FOOTWEAR
TARGHEE II MID BOOTS

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IR COMPLETE   MODERATOR John R Waters - exec AT bysky DOT com
FR DUE   CALL MANAGER Andrea Lindsay Murland - amurland AT shaw DOT ca
FR COMPLETE   MONITOR  
LONG-TERM DUE   SUBJECT LINE KEEN - Targhee II
STATUS
NOT TESTER

SPECIFIC

Closes 9 pm MDT on Wednesday, May 27, 2015.

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APPLICANTS FOR KEEN FOOTWEAR - TARGHEE II MID BOOTS

Michael Mosack - mosack AT earthlink DOT net

TEST CALL TEXT FOR KEEN FOOTWEAR - TARGHEE II MID BOOTS

The good folks at Keen are offering three of our testers the chance to tromp around in their boots this summer. Please take notice of the note about sizing on the website and, if possible, know what size of boot you wear in Keen to try and avoid sizing problems upon arrival. INFO: Men's - http://www.keenfootwear.com/product/shoes/men/targhee-ii-mid Women's - http://www.keenfootwear.com/product/shoes/women/targhee-ii-mid Please include the following in your application: 1. The opening disclaimer for testing 2. Your bio 3. A brief test plan, including your plans to meet the minimum use requirements 4. A list of what you are currently testing and each test's stage (e.g. Shirt - FR) AND a link to your test status page 5. The number of Owner Reviews you have completed in the last year 6. A list of any outstanding applications 7. Any additional BGT roles you play US Testers Only (sorry) Does NOT count for Newbie Limit Three Report Test Colour choice is NOT guaranteed Andrea is the Test Manager Your subject line should read: "APPLICATION - Keen Targhee - Your Name This call will close at 9 pm MDT on Wednesday, May 27, 2015.


      PETZL

PETZL
TIKKA R+ HEADLAMP

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IR COMPLETE   MODERATOR John R Waters - exec AT bysky DOT com
FR DUE   CALL MANAGER Andrea Lindsay Murland - amurland AT shaw DOT ca
FR COMPLETE   MONITOR  
LONG-TERM DUE   SUBJECT LINE Petzl - TIKKA R+
STATUS
NOT TESTER

SPECIFIC

Closes 9 pm MDT on Friday May 22, 2015.

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APPLICANTS FOR PETZL - TIKKA R+ HEADLAMP

Andrew Buskov - rescue AT corridor9 DOT net
Kurt Papke - kwpapke AT gmail DOT com
Steven Kidd - ftroop94 AT gmail DOT com

TEST CALL TEXT FOR PETZL - TIKKA R+ HEADLAMP

Well this is a cool little item to try out - a rechargable headlamp! It also has a host of other interesting features that three testers will get to try out. Note that as this headlamp is rechargeable, testers MUST have a portable power source that they will use in the field to report on that function. INFO: http://www.petzl.com/en/Sport/PERFORMANCE-headlamps/TIKKA-RPLUS?l=INT#.VVZuT_lViko Please include the following in your application: 1. The opening disclaimer for testing 2. Your bio 3. A brief test plan, including your plans to meet the minimum use requirements 4. A list of what you are currently testing and each test's stage (e.g. Shirt - FR) AND a link to your test status page 5. The number of Owner Reviews you have completed in the last year 6. A list of any outstanding applications. If you are applying for both headlamps, please indicate your preference. 7. Any additional BGT roles you play US and Canadian Shipping Included Does NOT count for Newbie Limit Three Report Test Andrea is the Test Manager Your subject line should read: "APPLICATION - Petzl Tikka R+ - Your Name This call will close at 9 pm MDT on Friday May 22, 2015.


      PRINCETON TEC

PRINCETON TEC
VIZZ HEADLAMP

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IR COMPLETE   MODERATOR John R Waters - exec AT bysky DOT com
FR DUE   CALL MANAGER Kurt Papke - kwpapke AT gmail DOT com
FR COMPLETE   MONITOR  
LONG-TERM DUE   SUBJECT LINE Princeton Tec - Vizz
STATUS
NOT TESTER

SPECIFIC

Closes Friday May 22, 2015

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APPLICANTS FOR PRINCETON TEC - VIZZ HEADLAMP

Andrea Lindsay Murland - amurland AT shaw DOT ca
Brian Hartman - bhart1426 AT yahoo DOT com
David Wilkes - amatbrewer AT yahoo DOT com
Jerry Adams - jerryaadams AT yahoo DOT com
Steven Kidd - ftroop94 AT gmail DOT com

TEST CALL TEXT FOR PRINCETON TEC - VIZZ HEADLAMP

Princeton Tec and BGT would like to offer three lucky testers the opportunity to put their latest headlamp technology through its paces: http://princetontec.com/vizz Lots of innovation here: user-friendly button activation, super-power LED, and a long burn time with 3x AAA batteries. It isn't often we test a headlamp powered by AAA's, so if you have other electronics (GPS, etc.) in your kit powered by the same cells this would be a great test to leverage interchangeability. A. North American shipping included B. Normal test sequence: 3 reports over 4 months C. Newbie limit waived D. Subject line for your app: "Application: Princeton Tec Vizz " E. Closes: Friday May 22, 2015 F. CC your app to kwpapke (at) gmail (dot) com App outline: 1. Opening disclaimer for testing 2. Brief personal bio 3. Brief test plan, including trips 4. Number of ORs in the last 12 months not including your qualifying ORs 5. Your current test load, AND a link to your test status page 6. Any other pending applications. If you apply for anything subsequently to this but before this call closes, please send me an email offlist noting the new app. 7. Any additional BGT roles (mentor, monitor, editor, etc.) 8. Your preference if you are also applying to the other headlamp test call You testers have been doing a great job lately of submitting apps. Keep up the good work and submit a Vizz app today!! --Kurt


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