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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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All Forum Posts by Tjaard Breeuwer

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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

Ryan, You mention the difference in impact between a runner and a backpacker and suggest the backpacker needs more cushioning. There are two issues with that: 1 Does cushioning actually redu...

In Editor's Roundtable » Considering Minimalist Footwear for Backpacking
October 24, 10:44am

Their are several articles one footwear for shoulder season use on the site. Keep in mind that those are very dependant on metabolism, hiking/camping style and local conditions, so what works fo...

In Gear Lists » Late Fall Gear List
October 22, 2:28pm

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