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Application: Jack Rabbit Tent - Brett Haydin

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  • 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
    Message 1 of 1 , May 2, 2012
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      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.

      2) Bio

      Name: Brett Haydin
      Age: 39
      Gender: Male
      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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