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Oliver Nissen (olivernissen) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Yorkshire Dales
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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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

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

Same sentiments, no apologies necessary...
Roger: I'm glad to hear you weren't flattened under 240kgs of CNC machine, but sorry to hear you were laid flat by a 0.01 microns wide, three weeks long flu virus... And for all your other ...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 3
September 30, 2:08pm

Canister connector 3D printable
Was/could a 3d printer be used to make the canister connector? (I'm learning Rhino (CAD) at work at the moment and I've simply got to put these skills to use somewhere in real life!) Th...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 3
July 17, 6:03pm

Perhaps just a bit pedantry, but...
I find the statement "Insotect is clearly applied differently by different *manufacturers*" quite awkward when Insotect is a brand name of a single manufacturer. The term *brand* would b...

In Editor's Roundtable » Sierra Designs Cloud 15 Review
January 24, 1:19am

Depression, Wildiness & Happiness
Thank you Cameron, Ryan and all the commentators for sharing your experiences and thoughts on this difficult issue. I've had a lot to come to terms with this year and recently have had quite...

In Editor's Roundtable » Depression and Wilderness, Part 2: Wilderness May Not Be Enough
November 16, 1:11pm

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