I just pulled the trigger on the Otter XT hideout after a few months of debating. I was primarily between the hideout and the wide 1 inferno. Here's my .02:
-Are you really going to be using it for hole hopping? I debated a long time on this question because I am a 100% a run and gun type fisherman, 100+ holes is common and I typically plan to fish 3-4 different locations on a lake to find them. I knew that a shack was going to cut back on that no matter which one I went with. I initially was looking into the shappell fx100i and the frabill recon as I really believe there are the only two shacks that could be used for a run and gun technique because of their compact size and weight (there might be more out there, I'm just not familiar with them). The rest of them are too heavy and big to truly be mobile, IMO. I see frabill released a new 1 man this year that looks nice, I haven't heard good things about frabill though.
-I was surprised at the size of the hideout. I was considering the wide 1 inferno because its the biggest 1 man out there, but the hideout is more than enough for 2-3 holes, flasher and a heater which is all I need.
-Fabric on the hideout and wide 1 inferno seems pretty similar, I don't think you'd be disappointed in any of the flip over shack material wise though, they all seem pretty solid nowadays.
-I won't be using my shack until I can pull it with my ATV. I've gotten lazy since getting an ATV I guess, its doable but I used to pull my clam nanook by hand which isn't that much bigger than the hideout and I do not miss those days one bit. It isn't a shack that I would want to pull 100 yards to a new part of the basin multiple times a day once there is snow on the ice.
-I like that the poles don't need to be extended and folded up, the seat is very comfortable, I wish the windows were removable, the built in cup holders will come in handy.
All in all I think I'm going to be happy with the hideout but obviously it hasn't hit the hardwater yet. Keep us posted on what route you take, always nice to get some realtime feedback!