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Oliver Nissen (olivernissen) - BPL Lifetime Member

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About Me I'm a sportswear designer & outdoor enthusiast based in quaint old Yorkshire, England.

Not getting out quite as much as I'd like, but when I get the chance I get out there with a vengeance!
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Nylon twill tape
These people have nylon twill and a black nylon binding tape that's hard to identify: http://www.therainshed.com/tapes_trims.htm

In Make Your Own Gear » How to make a sternum strap that slides along piping?
September 05, 6:23pm

These might be the things you're looking for...
Three parts to this: 1. Nexus call it the Pipe Doc: http://na.itwnexus.com/sites/default/files/100%20PipeDoc%20Sternum%20Slider%20new.pdf Try finding a well stocked distributor in your neighb...

In Make Your Own Gear » How to make a sternum strap that slides along piping?
September 05, 6:00pm

Re: Re: myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
Hi Samuel, I felt my essay was getting too long so I removed my final comments, but kept a copy of them for a moment like this. Perhaps this clarifies my misgivings with particular uses of Cuben...

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
September 03, 4:16am

HOLD UP!!
Hi Pierre, I wish I'd seen this thread earlier! I fear you've been barking up the wrong tree for some time, and I'm hoping you've not cut into your precious Cuben Fiber yet?! ...

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
August 31, 2:41pm

Re: 35 CFM
"What is the permeability of Pertex Equilibrium?" Which one? There are many different variants (and thus save confusion, none get listed on Pertex's website.) Years ago I worke...

In GEAR » Alpine Houdini
January 19, 7:10am

DWR
I think I may have written words to the same effect before on another thread, but I lacked any source material to cite, so I'll repeat this... I wouldn't be surprised if Patagonia's ...

In GEAR » Water Repellent Down, One Year In
January 16, 3:40am

MYOG picks
I've enjoyed the article (liking the non-purity of many of picks) and the selections made by various readers too. Having spent 2013 entirely on work, I'm probably disqualified from submitt...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2013 Staff Picks
January 02, 7:14am

Code of conduct not so important...
I'm glad this discussion has turned more positive, but it's clear from the earlier train of this thread that the code of conduct isn't really BPL critics' major gripe. Dare I say i...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » BPL wants input on proposed forum code of conduct
November 06, 11:32am

Oil resistant down
A quick clarification - Patagonia's Encapsil(R) down treatment involves a plasma (ionisation) process. The fanfare is that supposedly the molecular bonding of the DWR to the down due to the io...

In GEAR » Western Mountaineering on water resistant down and Pertex fabric
November 03, 8:42am

Late entry into the fray...
I somehow missed this stimulating article during a busy May. Although the fact that this is a comparison between apples and oranges has been acknowledged, some aspects of the differences haven&...

In Editor's Roundtable » Rab Xenon and Patagonia UL Down Hoody: Comparison and Long-Term Review
November 02, 7:06pm

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