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Jeff Hollis (hyperslug) - BPL Lifetime Member

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About Me Been backpacking for 30+ years and have 20+ years in the outdoor industry.

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Lasts a long time
I will just repeat what others have said, down will last much longer than synthetic, probably a lifetime or more. So maybe a cheap synthetic for now and if you decide to keep doing this forever tha...

In GEAR » Is 600-650 down worth it?
January 04, 1:58pm

Think outside the box!
Jen you have better options than the rainy west coast. I recently moved from Dallas to Fayetteville, Arkansas, the foothills of the Ozarks. It is the home of the University of Arkansas so not quite...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » do you all feel about Oregon??
January 03, 8:50am

Be prepared.
Cause Mother Nature has a more permanant way of keeping down the number of unprepared hikers. :)

In On the Web » Hiker fined for being unprepared
December 31, 11:18am

Insulated Waterproof Gloves
There are a million on the market but I am looking for something that is lightweight. I can find lightweight shell mitts and glove liners but when it comes to insulated and waterproof it is hard to...

In GEAR » Insulated Waterproof Gloves
December 31, 11:06am

Buddy Burner
I doubt it will get you to 70 degrees but wax in a buddy burner has high BTU, I read almost as much as propane. The wider diameter the can, the more heat it will put out, and the more wax you will ...

In GEAR » 2 or 3 person snowtrekker tent? They are $1k each so I don't really want BOTH :-(
December 17, 9:24pm

Zip Off Rain Pants
I have thought for a long time if I had waterproof/breathable pants that had zip off legs and pockets, I could get rid of one pair of pants I usually carry. If it looked lke normal pants and not sh...

In GEAR » Wishlist Gear Ideas
December 13, 10:45am

Rab Pulse
Based on my research I just bought a Rab Pulse, 7.5 oz. size large, to replace my worn out Marmot Essence. I will pick up a pair of Montbell Versalite pants when they come back on the market in spr...

In GEAR » Lightweight rain gear recommendations
November 19, 7:33am

Shelters and Base Layer
Either shelter will work. I have done most of the trail with an 8X10 tarp but the Solomid may give you more piece of mind in the winter and would probably be my choice. I would use the silk to s...

In GEAR » Ozark Highland Trail questions
November 18, 1:42pm

Down is Fine
I sectioned hiked all of the OHT, much of it in winter and started hiking it again last year. I have only used down sleeping bags on the OHT. The coldest temperature was 9 degrees one morning. One ...

In GEAR » Ozark Highland Trail questions
November 18, 7:54am

Contact Mystery Ranch
Have you thought of contacting Dana Gleason at Mystery Racnch, founder of Dana Design? He is still making similar packs and selling direct to the public. He could probably get you the right stuff. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Replacing frame sheet in Dana Design Terraplane
November 17, 7:52am

All Reader Reviews by Jeff Hollis

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Black Rock Gear Down Hat
I bought this hat a year ago and it goes on every backpacking trip and cold weather dog walks. My large weighs .9 oz. and warmer than anything close to that weight except maybe another down hat. I...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
December 31, 9:31am

Equinox 8 X 10 silnylon tarp
I have had this for a long time and it has seen at least 30+ nights on the trail. Have used it as sleep shelter and a place to hang out on trail or in camp when it is raining. THE GOOD! Price Wei...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
January 22, 10:49am

RailRiders Adventure Shirt
I have been using the similar RR Eco-Mesh for 10 years or more. Basically same shirt as the Adventure Shirt. It was suggested to me by the departed John O on his forum and he assured me that it was...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
January 20, 4:48pm

Marmot Essence
I own the original version which I believe came with Precip Plus which I think was supposed to be more breathable than regular Precip. I have owned it for about 4 years. It mostly stays in my pack...

In Clothing - Raingear
January 19, 5:19pm