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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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Effectiveness of a Fur Ruff
For those of you who like to read the tests,as well as get some insight into design considerations, here is a paper I came across about the effectiveness of a fur ruff.

In GEAR » Effectiveness of a Fur Ruff
January 23, 9:00pm

Yes, in general I don't look at the windchill very much for these cold temperatures. I choose the amount of insulation based on the absolute temperature, and the amount of wind protection base...

In Philosophy & Technique » Dressing for cold: windchill vs. actual temp.
January 23, 8:23pm

Brynje review
Hi I just got my Brynje set from Nordic Life and wanted to let you know about fit, since if you live in the US you will have to mail order this. I got: Bottoms: Longs wool fine mesh. size M W...

In Editor's Roundtable » Just Say No To Wicking: Non-Traditional Base Layers Based on a Next-to-Skin Fishnet Model
January 22, 3:18pm

Cioch Direct (nikwax Abnalogy custom)
Cioch is now removing the VAT for orders outside the EU. The listed prices are including VAT. This at least helps cover the shipping for those of us in the US!

In Editor's Roundtable » Páramo Vista Rain Jacket Review
January 16, 2:47pm

Cap 4 Fit
How does the Cap4 fit compare to a R1 fit?

In Editor's Roundtable » Midlayer Technology: Patagonia Capilene 4 v. Mountain Hardwear Desna Hoody
January 13, 11:31am

What about the Piton Hybrid Hoody?
So if we look at the pro's and cons of the Cap4 and Desna what would your thought be on the Patagonia Piton Hybrid Hoody?

In Editor's Roundtable » Midlayer Technology: Patagonia Capilene 4 v. Mountain Hardwear Desna Hoody
January 13, 11:27am

cold water with steripen?
Hi, How does the Steripen do for winter camping? Obviously the batteries will not work as long if cold. however Roger mentioned the uniot warms up during use, so if I keep the unit inside m...

In Editor's Roundtable » A Survey of Water Hazards and Water Treatment Methods - Part 6: Ultra-Violet Light Methods
January 07, 1:11pm

BPL vs spending
" The more you read on BPL, the less you'll spend. Enjoy the experience." Uuuhhmm, I think you mean: "the more you read on BPL, the more you will spend" Lol

In Gear Lists » Going from Traditional to Lightweight
January 07, 10:23am

Where's the list?
Hi Eric, I have read many of your posts and you seem to put some thought and experience into your gear choices. So, with that in mind, where's the list? The above is not a gear list, it is a...

In Gear Lists » WINTER gear list
January 06, 9:48pm

Gear list
I added my full list to the gear list forum: gear list

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Trip report: 3 nights on the Maah Daah Hey trail
January 06, 7:30pm

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