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Tjaard Breeuwer (Tjaard) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Minnesota, USA
About Me I like to get out and camp, but I don't like a heavy pack on my back. I love hiking, mtb-packing, xc skiing and ice skate touring.
CityDuluth
StateMN
CountryUS

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All Forum Posts by Tjaard Breeuwer

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Down jacket fit
Most important, it needs to be long enough to cover your waistband when sitting or bending over, with any hiking pants or shorts you might use! Second the sleeves need to be long enough to easily ...

In GEAR » Down jacket fit
December 17, 9:22pm

Clothing
Exactly Scott, Ryan, some questions: 1-you hike in a R0.5 fleece top. That offers no resistance to wind. Any time there is even a mild breeze, it will start to get mighty cold one it gets below 1...

In Editor's Roundtable » Winter Backpacking Checklist (Gear List): Ultralight Winter Snowcave Camping
December 16, 6:37pm

Not in AK but still....
I'd say that mostly sounds good Re: specific questions: -sleeping bag: I use a 15f bag just fine down to a bit below zero by wearing insulated parka and pants. But mine is a true 15f bag, ie ...

In Gear Lists » Cold weather gear advice for Alaska (really...)
November 26, 7:38pm

Re: Jacket Loft
Richard, I would strongly suggest 'grasping' fill weight. The first reason is that loft and warmth are only loosely correlated. This may be in part due to the fact that loft is very hard...

In Gear Lists » Clothes for camp chores in winter
November 26, 7:11pm

Lite version
Some mentioned the 'lite' being the same fabric. According to their video, the 'lite' uses a lighter wright fabric.

In GEAR » The SOL Escape Bivvy
November 12, 6:54pm

Aero storage
You mentioned aero. That means panniers or anything cages are out. A seatpost rack is not only unreliable, but also silly heavy if you only want to carry 5 pounds in it, since it weighs more than...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » bikepacking without panniers
September 14, 9:25pm

The ones I use
I like the idea of weight savings of a multi tool and not dropping small loose pieces/tools. On the other hand, it can take some time finding a multi tool that has all the tools you want and not to...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Bike Multi-Tool recommendations?
September 14, 8:18pm

Few thoughts
First, semantics. 'Bikepacking' typically refers to off-road riding in lightweight style, similar to backpacking. Riding on the road with panniers etc has been common much longer and has us...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » How Much Weight Do Bike Packers Carry (Road Trip) ?
September 14, 7:57pm

looks great!
Hey Roger, I love your relentless pursuit of functional excellence in items like stoves and tents, as well as your excellent discussion of the proccess. Somehow I missed the previous article,...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 4 - Lessons Learnt
September 11, 9:47am

Great to hear a review
I have been using regular, one piece Nikwax Analogy custom garments by CIOCH Direct for a while now. For backpacking I think the separate layers are the way to go; -It eliminates the age old ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Paramo Bora Fleece & Windproof Smock Combo
September 02, 9:29am

All Reader Reviews by Tjaard Breeuwer

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Goosefeet gear Custom down parka
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In Clothing - Insulating - Down
April 14, 10:24am

Enlightened Equipment Revelation X
Quality: The sewing is very neatly done, I have not looked super close at the fabric but from a casual glance I don't see any blemishes. Nice soft hand. Fit: I have a 6'6&qu...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
September 17, 12:30pm

Golite Hex 3
I was surprised to see we fit comfortably with our family of 4, while using the nest. By hanging it from a line between two trees, we have room for a double bag in the center and no pole to be knocke...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
April 06, 9:33pm

L.L. Bean Ultralight 850 Down Jacket
I returned the L tall I had ordered, as the sleeves were too short. I ended up with a Montbell in XL which had longer sleeves and was no more baggy than the L tall LL Bean.

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
March 08, 9:26pm

Montbell Down inner pants
As mentioned these are a nice and light pair of warm pants. Sorry for the exclamation marks but I have never found stock pants like this! The great news with these is that they fit very slim for...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
March 02, 11:36am

mont-bell Thermawrap Parka & Pants
I got the womens size S for my daughter, who wears size 6(yr old) kids clothes normally. The lightest hooded kids parka I could find was the Marmot Amadablam. This is lighter, longer in the waist ...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
February 20, 9:08pm

02 Rainwear Rain Suit
The design is poor, with a crummy hood that doesn't cover my chin and no bill, short sleeves and body, wide opening at the waist and no articulation anywhere. Wimpy rainflap over a very porous zip...

In Clothing - Raingear
February 16, 8:48pm

Cioch Direct /Paramo custom
I have a Cioch Direct Glamaigh and can only echo the previous comments: It is as breathable as an uncoated windshell,but the liner makes it as warm as a windshell with light fleece underneath. So ...

In Clothing - Raingear
February 15, 9:04am