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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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We used a Jetboil SoLTi with 100 g cartridge, homemade windscreen and used the Jetboil bottom cover as a cup and lid. We ate quick cook oats with powdered milk, raisins and nuts and added shots of...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Trip report: 3 nights on the Maah Daah Hey trail
December 05, 12:38pm

Not yet
My computer died, so can't get to my ger list, but you could go to the store and weigh the full ones, then subtract the weight of the gas, should give you a decent approximation .

In GEAR » Jetboil 100g and 230g empty canister weight.
November 28, 4:06am

Pad width
Since I am now an experienced quilt user (6 nights) I feel qualified to answer this ;-) I have a Enlightened Equipment WIDE. At 56" it is very wide. About as wide as a standard sleeping ba...

In GEAR » Quilt width for a side sleeper
October 25, 9:58pm

downtek tested by backpacker mag
Backpacker mag had the LL Bean jacket (850fp downtek) in it's winter test and it received high marks: "Wore it 3 days or rain fog and drizzle, shell-less in northern Scotland. My partne...

In GEAR » Testing Waterproof Down
October 25, 9:49pm

so first we all grew to love sil-nlyon, making nylon stronger and waterproof, now we get sil-down doing the same for down ;-)

In GEAR » Two synergystic technologies coming together?
October 25, 9:39pm

Are they the same length?
Are they the same length and shape? Is one the Xtherm or womens(very faint swirly pattern)? I ordered a womens Xlite and got a 'regular' that was packaged in 'womens' packaging, ...

In GEAR » two different versions of NeoAir XLite - What's the story?
October 25, 9:28pm

logistics and packraft/bike
I will put logistics info on the route page on , so it is more visible to others. The packraft idea sounds great, the Little Missouri river intersects the trail at the north en...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Trip report: 3 nights on the Maah Daah Hey trail
October 25, 11:33am

Maah Daah Hey
My bike for a recent fal trip on the Maah Daah Hey:

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Bikepacking: An Introduction
October 24, 7:45pm

Trip report: 3 nights on the Maah Daah Hey trail
I just finished a 3 night bikepacking trip on the Maah Daah Hey trail in ND. Trail report Maah Daah Hey trail on

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Trip report: 3 nights on the Maah Daah Hey trail
October 24, 7:40pm

higher fill power drydown
LL Bean has their ultralight jacket with 850 FP drydown, it was reviewed favorably in Backpacker Magazine. Brooks Range has the Mojave jacket 800+ FP

In GEAR » Two synergystic technologies coming together?
October 24, 12:50pm

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