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Richard Nisley (richard295) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale San Francisco Bay Area
About Me My outdoor hobbies include hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, snow shoeing, skiing, fishing, and hunting. I enjoy continuously refining my equipment and techniques with the emphasis on less weight and volume.
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All Forum Posts by Richard Nisley

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Down insulation clo/inch depends on its density plus other stuff
Most manufacturers offer products with the lowest possible 800 fill density of ~2.16 kg/m^3. This is done in part because most consumers erroneously believe only thickness determines warmth. For th...

In Gear Deals » Uniqlo UL Down Parka reduced $10 - now $59.90
January 29, 1:00am

Re: When is warm...too warm?
W, Do you change the mattress on your bed between winter and summer? Of course not; aside from the weight penalty, you don't need to do it with a sleeping pad either. With a DM9 you would...

In GEAR » When is warm...too warm?
January 28, 10:00pm

Re: Re: Humidity
Anthony, Inside an average home the humidity is typically kept between 35% - 50% RH for optimal health. IDFL rated fill power is measured after conditioning the down at 65% RH.

In Gear Deals » cheap down for MYOG
January 27, 10:46am

Re: OR 2014 SNEAK PEAKS
Bobby, Please stop by the Montbell booth and see if they have any new products and ask them why they aren't using DWR down.

In GEAR » OR 2014 SNEAK PEAKS
January 25, 12:36pm

Re: OR 2014 SNEAK PEAKS
Bobby, Thank you for the show report! Does anyone at the show have any test information showing how Primaloft Gold compares to 800 fill Dri Down (or equivalent)? How does the show's m...

In GEAR » OR 2014 SNEAK PEAKS
January 23, 10:12pm

Re: Re: Into the Gray
Great trip report... Thanks!

In Editor's Roundtable » Into the Gray
January 22, 10:57pm

Re: How much warmth does a windshirt add to a down jacket?
Steven, Before Will Rietveld created the above chart, my testing showed that low down fill jackets with lots of sewn-through seams increase their insulation value SIGNIFICANTLY by wearing a ...

In GEAR » How much warmth does a windshirt add to a down jacket?
January 21, 11:07am

Re: CFM?: Coffee filter breathability test on several wind shirt fabrics
Jim, Yes, CFM is the abbreviation for cubic feet per minute. Regarding area, the third implied term is /ft2. Per section 11.1 of ASTM D737: "11.1 Air Permeability, Individual Specimen...

In GEAR » Coffee filter breathability test on several wind shirt fabrics
January 19, 10:38pm

Re: Re: Re: Pertex CFM variability
Tom, The Polartec business model for Alpha is to just sell the insulation, without any face-fabrics. Each manufacturer then laminates whatever face-fabrics they choose. I haven't tested a...

In GEAR » Coffee filter breathability test on several wind shirt fabrics
January 18, 2:11pm

Re: Coffee filter breathability test on several wind shirt fabrics
Wim, Great contribution to the forum... thank you! Of your available options, the RAB Alpine wind shirt is optimally balanced for UL backpacking in the mountains. The Pertex Equilibrium mater...

In GEAR » Coffee filter breathability test on several wind shirt fabrics
January 18, 11:45am

All Reader Reviews by Richard Nisley

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Lite my fire firesteel scout firelighter
I went back to the Midwest, this month, for a family reunion and fishing trip. I took my fire steel with me. My two nephews are 10 and 12 and they love to fish. The 12 year old asked me if I would tea...

In Cookware - Other
July 21, 1:37pm

Jetboil Personal Cooking System
My piezo failed after a couple of days. It took one second to fix it by bending down the ignitor rod to make a slightly smaller gap (1/8" smaller). I then used it in Alaska for 1 1/2 months twice a da...

In Stoves - Canister
August 25, 5:17pm