Application: Jack Rabbit Tent - Brett Haydin
- 1) Please accept my application to test the Big Agnes Jack Rabbit SL2 Tent.
I have read the BGT By-Laws (v.0609) including Chapters 4 and 5 and will
comply with all of the reporting terms and requirements. My signed tester
agreement is on file. I will have no difficulty meeting the minimum expected
use requirements as this is my busiest hiking time of the year.
Name: Brett Haydin
Height: 5' 11" (1.80 m)
Weight: 195 lb (88.50 kg)
Email: bhaydin AT hotmail DOT com
Location: Salida, Colorado USA
Backpacking Background: I started backpacking in Wisconsin as a youth, being
involved in the Boy Scouts programs. As a young adult, I worked at a summer
camp leading backpacking, canoeing and mountain biking trips. I now
generally take short weekend or day trips in rough, mountainous terrain,
although I have extensive experience in the upper Midwest as well. I take
one or two longer trips each year, where I typically carry about 40 lb (18
kg). I prefer to be prepared and comfortable, but I have taken lightweight
trips as well.
3) Test Plan
May - September: Over the testing period I will take roughly two trips per
month ranging from 1-2 nights. I have an aggressive goal to "finish"
climbing the Colorado 14ers this year. I'll hike to the top of 14,000 ft.
(4,267 m) peaks just about every month of the year where snow can linger
into July (sometimes year round). My plans will take me to several base
camp locations near several peaks where I will hike, summit, descend and
repeat. I'll see snow, high winds and temperatures as low as 0 F (-18 C)
but perhaps as high as 90 F (16 C) along steep trails, scree slopes and all
sorts of nasty environments. I usually go camping in Utah and New Mexico in
the summer as well, but may have an opportunity to backpack in Wisconsin
this year. I have been primarily using free standing tents for the past 15
years, and am very familiar with how they function. I am intrigued by the
pole configuration for this tent. Weight, ease of setup, ventilation and
durability are all important to me.
4) Current Tests and Stage (4):
- Big Agnes Grouse Mt Sleeping Bag (LTR due 5/8/12)
- Ribzwear Ribz Front Pack (FR due 5/15/12)
- Big Agnes Helinox Passport Trekking Poles (FR due 6/5/12)
- Gregory Savant 58 Backpack (FR due 6/12/12)
Status Page: <http://teststatus.backpackgeartest.org/T1823.htm>
5) OR's completed in past year: 3
Link to all reports/reviews:
6) Other Applications Pending (1):
- Terra Nova Zephyros Tent: NOTE: I would prefer the Terra Nova if I had a
7) Other BGT Duties: (2)
- Monitor for Eco Vessel Bottle
- 2 Open Monitor spots
- Test Call Manager
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