Jacks R Better Down Sleeves Gear ReviewPosted by Claire Walters on Oct 22, 2013 in Clothing, Gear Reviews | 0 comments
In the video below Shug talks about down sleeves made by Jacks R Better
If you have watched any of Shugs hiking videos – when he shows his hammock gear more often than not he talks about using down sleeves. The sleeves made by Jacks R better has become a regular piece of gear for Shug. Whether it’s summer or winter the sleeves always have a use for Shug while hiking.
Shug shows many ways of using the down sleeves. As a pillow, on feet while sleeping, over legs as leg warmers for sleeping.
He shows how he uses the sleeves with a down vest or even stuffing in the back of your pants to keep your buttocks warm!
At only 5 ozs & having so many uses, Shug makes these sleeves a regular part of his kit.
Specs from manufacturers web site:
Made of 1.1 oz. ripstop nylon with Durable Water Resistant (DWR) treatment and 800 fill power, Activ-Dri treated down. When worn under a light weight rain suit it approximates a winter survival parka. Weight: 5 oz. per pair. Available in Regular (R), and Long (L) sizes.
Note: This is a sized item. If you wear a regular dress shirt, sleeve 32-33, order regular. Sleeve length of 34-35 order long.
In the video Shug also covers his use of the Greylock4 underquilt. The Greylock 4 torso length under quilt is a 4 season version of the Greylock 3. The Greylock 4 is designed with current state-of-the-art features and is intended for the hammock user who is seeking an ultralight approach to bottom insulation. It is a dual differentially designed quilt and has body contouring radial baffles.
Link to the Greylock4 on Jacks R Better online store:: http://www.jacksrbetter.com/shop/greylock-4/
When he’s not juggling odd objects he spends time out in the piney woods. His primary shelter is a hammock. Shug’s YouTube channel offers several years of his experience while hammock camping. You will find great detail & demos of Shug showing a variety of gear he uses & how he uses the gear. Shug’s videos are great for those just starting out or even for the seasoned hammock camper .
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