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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.

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All Forum Posts by Tjaard Breeuwer

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Gaiters for fatbiking
Unless you are world champion trials rider, you WILL put a foot down sooner rather than later while fatbiking. They also keep bulky winter pant legs out of chains. I didn't like the extra h...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Tall gaiters and winter biking
September 21, 10:53am

+2 Ruta locura
I have the largest Ruta locura Carbon pole for my Golite Hex 3. It weighs 5.5 oz/ 150g if I recall and has held up my 3 person mid well so far in summer.

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Recommendations for Duomid pole
September 21, 10:49am

Winter nights
Hi Jeff, I would also suggest a MUCH warmer pad than just 1 foam pad. In this article, Roger Caffin suggest an R value f around 5 or 6 for winter use, and tha lines up well with my experience. ...

In Winter Hiking » Northern California winter nights
September 21, 8:36am

Tough kids!

In Post-Trip Reports » A family tramp into the Rimutakas New Zealand
September 02, 8:33am

Summing it up with estimated cost and weights
-Look through the rest of your stuff, leave a lot home. - 2lbs, $0 -leaving the inner of your tent home -1.5? Lbs, $0 - sil nylon tarp -3 lbs, $80 -stove -1 lbs, $15 - aqua its drops or sim...

In GEAR » Transition from Traditional to Ultralight
September 02, 8:24am

Pack first or last.?
David, Can you explain why you favor a pack first approach? If anyone here knows packs, it would be you, so I'd b interested to hear your rationale. It seems to me, that buying a lightweigh...

In GEAR » Transition from Traditional to Ultralight
September 02, 8:10am

Babak, you said the merino air top had a slim fit? You wouldn't have any pictures would you? On gear junkie Stephen Regenold showed a very loose looking fit, but perhaps he just had a size to ...

In GEAR » NEW Patagonia stuff for Fall 2015
September 02, 7:35am

Rutalocura pole
Yes, the Ruta lovers pole looks to be about 15 mm outside diameter. Since it simply uses sections, you could get two poles and use more sections. The question in doing that would be the strength t...

In GEAR » HMD Ultamid 4 and center pole
June 21, 8:14am

Fun bikes
Here are mine :

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » New on-road to off-road adventure bikes
March 23, 10:54am

Good finds!
Great finds Richard! Those look like some very interesting options, and Palau certainly has a huge selection. It seems that we have been looking enviously at the comfort, warmth and water resis...

In Winter Hiking » Intuition Liners for Mukluks/over boots
December 29, 8:44am

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