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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: Re: Re: Re: Non-Wool Hoody?
Johnathon-I use a Electronic Digital Thickness Gauge. It has a wide moveable foot to allow for the uneveness of the fabric surface. I measured three Merino wool garments that I own. The light-we...

In GEAR » Smartwool Shadow hoodie available
August 30, 6:24pm

Re: Re: Non-Wool Hoody?
Joshua - The Wild Things Hoody is .130".

In GEAR » Smartwool Shadow hoodie available
August 30, 2:33pm

Re: Non-Wool Hoody?
Bill-The Patagonia R1 Hoody is the thinnest base layer synthetic at .080".

In GEAR » Smartwool Shadow hoodie available
August 30, 2:32pm

Re: BAP shadow hoodie showed
Brett - I called Chris Daniels of BAP to place my order on 8/15/07. My size L was delivered within one week.

In GEAR » Smartwool Shadow hoodie available
August 29, 11:40pm

Re: Base Layer Thickness
Bill – The reason varying thicknesses and types of base layers are manufactured is that for being active in a specific effective temperature range, just the base layer and a wind shirt provide th...

In GEAR » Fleece top as a staple for backpacking?
August 29, 11:33am

Re: pwer stretch while hiking
Tom - You obviously have dialed-in a system that works well for you in Cascade winter conditions. Only if your Capilene 1 base layer had to be augmented with your Patagonia Micro Puff beyond the fi...

In GEAR » Fleece top as a staple for backpacking?
August 28, 6:57pm

Re: Re: Fleece
Nick – Merino wool or two versions of fleece are designed for next-to-skin wear in cool to cold temperatures; those are the Power Dry (.080" loft) and Power Stretch (.130" loft) materia...

In GEAR » Fleece top as a staple for backpacking?
August 28, 4:57pm

Re: Shadow hoodie compared to other options
SK - There is no zip to ventilate the WT hoody. I find the primary benefit of a hoody, in combination with a wind shirt, is the wide range of temps that can be quickly adjusted for. From moderate t...

In GEAR » Smartwool Shadow hoodie available
August 28, 4:13pm

Smartwool Shadow hoodie compared to other options
I also received my Smartwool hoody from BAP last week and just wore it for the first time this weekend. It looks nice enough to wear to a wedding. It will be my new standard for city related outdoo...

In GEAR » Smartwool Shadow hoodie available
August 27, 9:21am

Re: Welcome Andrew - Sub Kilo
I agree with Doug that this bag is a good value but only if your shoulder girth is a few inches less than the bag's 57 inches. What is yours? You need a bag with enough room so that you can ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I'm new to this and I need some (a ton of) advice
August 24, 10:26am

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