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Art Tyszka (arttyszka) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Minnesota
About Me 43, and in some of the best shape of my life after losing 50 lbs a couple years ago. I've always loved getting "out there" and backpacking is one of my preferred ways. I spend as much time as I can backpacking and car camping with my kids during the Summer. I'm an avid target shooter and enjoy kayaking with my family, ATVing and snowmobiling, and just about anything that get's me in the outdoors.
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All Forum Posts by Art Tyszka

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Re: Re: Revelation 10D or Rev X?
Absolutely no concerns from me with the long-term durability of the 10D. I have both a RevX and a 10d/10d Rev. I don't mind the feel of the RevX at all, but the 10d is super comfortable. Tre...

In GEAR » Revelation 10D or Rev X?
June 03, 9:55am

Re: Sleep vs Complex Rigging
Jim, +1, except I don't use a bivy. Tim asked me for an honest evaluation of his new strap system, and I told him I think it's a brilliant design, and likely the best in the industry, at...

In GEAR » Experiences with the 2013 Enlightened Equipment pad attachment system?
June 01, 10:32am

Re: Alternative to pad attaching system
This is one of the ways you can use the new EE strap system, just without the figure-8.

In GEAR » Experiences with the 2013 Enlightened Equipment pad attachment system?
May 31, 6:36pm

Sold - Thanks Stephen

In Gear Swap » FS: North Face Tigger Kids Sleeping Bag
May 29, 8:26pm

Re: The 2013 Enlightened Equipment pad attachment system
"Could someone make this crystal clear for me? Can the straps be placed around the sleeping pad, and then the quilt attached to those straps on top of the pad, so that, similar to the Katabati...

In GEAR » Experiences with the 2013 Enlightened Equipment pad attachment system?
May 29, 12:38pm


In Gear Swap » FS: North Face Tigger Kids Sleeping Bag
May 22, 6:56pm

FS: North Face Tigger Kids Sleeping Bag
I bought this for my daughter 2 years ago and she's now ready for a larger bag. This was the best kids' sleeping bag I could find at the time for backpacking and it worked very well. Orig...

In Gear Swap » FS: North Face Tigger Kids Sleeping Bag
May 20, 11:15am

Get the 40
I agree with the others that said it'll be too warm. For this very reason I have 2 EE quilts. A RevX 20F overstuff and a Rev 40F.

In GEAR » 10F EE RevX Quilt too warm in summer?
May 18, 2:04pm

Re: 10d fabric
I haven't had any down leakage to speak of, so not sure what to say there, have you asked Tim directly? He's "the man" when it comes to quilts IMHO. I have Black/Charcoal 10d co...

In GEAR » Enlightened Equipment vs Jacks R Better - advice please
May 09, 8:05pm

Re: fit
Chris, Kuhl seems to be a bit on the loose side of a 36". I lost another 15 lbs since buying them last year and am now in a 34", And "could" wear a 32" but they would be...

In Gear Swap » FS: Kuhl Shorts, 36" waist
May 08, 7:39am

All Reader Reviews by Art Tyszka

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Enlightened Equipment Revelation X
This was my first quilt, and I couldn't be happier. I needed a new cold weather bag, so I went with the 20F 6' Wide and had the 30% over stuff. The loft on this quilt is incredible, more tha...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
May 29, 5:53pm

gossamer murmur
I would have liked to give the 2012 Murmur a 4.5 if I could have. My only criticism is that the stitching is not as well done as I would have expected. There were a few loose threads in some of the ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
April 09, 7:20pm

REI Revelcloud Jacket
I actually liked a lot about this jacket, but I ended up returning it to REI for one simple reason - it didn't keep me warm. The fit and quality is excellent, I especially like the breast pocke...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
December 17, 12:14pm

Montbell UL Down Inner Parka
I couldn't ask for more in a lightweight down insulating layer. The MB UL Down Inner Parka is awesome in every regard. The fit of the XL is perfect for me and leaves plenty of room for a fleec...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
December 17, 12:07pm

Exped SynMat UL 7
I spent a fair amount of time researching the available pads before I upgraded to an UL sleeping pad. My sleep and rest is too important to me to use a foam mat, as a side sleeper, I need more suppor...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
December 13, 9:48am