Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Operation Hiking Pants Completed
Field testing was successful. It was incredibly cold and windy Saturday and we spent a great deal of time standing around, so I was glad of the thick fleece lining. Sunday, I added some long john pants and an extra sweatshirt to my ensemble, but it turned out to be a lot milder weather. Even so, the weight of the pants was good and never felt overheated.
I wasn't able to test the pants out in anything more wet than a light drizzle, thank goodness! My favorite part of the pants was being able to sit on stumps, hillsides, whatever without having to worry about a wet bottom. Actually, I loved the pockets too. And that the pants were so much warmer than what I usually wear.
All in all, the project was a success and I plan to wear them again next weekend.