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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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Re: Good light late fall/winter hiking boot - Keen Growler or TNF Storm Peak? Where to find Growler?
EJ - I bought my Keen Growlers at Zappos two years ago. They are true to size, warm, dry, and extremely comfortable. I order one size up for winter boots so that I can wear thick socks for addition...

In GEAR » Good light late fall/winter hiking boot - Keen Growler or TNF Storm Peak? Where to find Growler?
October 01, 11:49am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Warmth, weight and loft
Harold-I multiplied by 2.5 because the product is the weight in oz. Look up the weight of a 1" thick yd2 piece of Primaloft to see the consistency in this green column. You will find that it w...

In GEAR » What's the benefit of synthetic?
September 26, 11:04pm

Re: Re: Warmth, weight and loft
Inaki - Yes the variation is linear with thickness. If you double the thickness, the resistance is doubled and conductivity (K) is reduced to 1/2.

In GEAR » What's the benefit of synthetic?
September 26, 6:46pm

Re: Re: Re: Warmth, weight and loft
Michael - The article you referred to was entitled, "Winter Backpacking Comfort: Lightweight Gear and Techniques for Shelter, Clothing, and Sleep Systems" It said in part, ..."The...

In GEAR » What's the benefit of synthetic?
September 26, 6:32pm

Re: Re: Warmth, weight and loft
Harold & Inaki – If you opt for 800 fill down baffles filled for optimal thermal density, they will out-perform (>oz/inch/yd2-green, >clo/in/yd2-red, >clo/oz/yd2-blue) the best synth...

In GEAR » What's the benefit of synthetic?
September 26, 5:59pm

Re: Loft/insulation degradation
Daniel & Michael - Primaloft One is one of the worst synthetics for loosing loft / insulation value through stuffing and washing but, all synthetics exhibit that characteristic to various degre...

In GEAR » What's the benefit of synthetic?
September 25, 3:31pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: equal insulation - down loft vs synthetic loft
Harold - All measurements were in F and the ambient room temperature was 71.7F (thermastat was set to 70F). The test area was free from major radiant heat sources (windows & heating vents). The...

In GEAR » What's the benefit of synthetic?
September 25, 3:08pm

Re: Re: equal insulation - down loft vs synthetic loft
Harold - Set the thermostat in your house to 70F. Set a heating pad to its highest setting. Use your own jackets or borrow some that are close to what Acye tested. Put the jacket over the heating p...

In GEAR » What's the benefit of synthetic?
September 25, 9:05am

Re: Re: Re: equal insulation - down loft vs synthetic loft
Ron - A 20% overfill should yield the maximum thermal efficiency potential of down. According to my calculations 800 fill goose down, at this density, will be warmer than any synthetic insulation o...

In GEAR » What's the benefit of synthetic?
September 25, 8:40am

Re: Question on Richards down density graph
Brett - Synthetic insulations comes from the factory with a fixed density to optimize its conductive, convective, and radiative heat losses. Down has variable density depending on its fill power an...

In GEAR » What's the benefit of synthetic?
September 25, 8:21am

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