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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: Layering observation
Layering Observation Conventional woven fabrics, like cotton and wool, average 4 clo per inch versus only about 5 clo per inch for the most advanced non woven insulations like Climashield XP and...

In GEAR » Layering observation
July 03, 1:24pm

Re: Re: R values, loft, AYCE
David-Thanks for the table of insulation prices. Regarding your question, “Could liteloft still be a competitive or even superior insulation even if it is only available at” ...

In GEAR » R values everywhere!
July 03, 12:49pm

Re: MB Dry Tec vs eVENT
The following comparison uses JIS L 1099 B for both tests. The Montbell number is from page 10 of their catalog. Breeze-Tec.....15,000 eVENT EV121.....21,997

In GEAR » Rain jackets and rain pants
June 26, 10:20am

Re: Re: Re: There IS a waterproof windshirt!
Doug - I agree that, "...there must be more to the equation than just the hydrostatic head tests." My suspicion is that if you use an insulation layer under this type of jacket, the in...

In GEAR » Waterproofing a wind shirt
June 24, 9:11am

Re: There IS a waterproof windshirt!
Doug - Light as a windshirt - YES. Truely waterproof - NO. A hydrostatic head of 1,300 mm is only 1.8 PSI. This Montane material has a waterproofness level of 1.8 PSI which is the same as Nextec...

In GEAR » Waterproofing a wind shirt
June 23, 8:59pm

Re: Don't waterproof a windshirt, but you can do other things...
Kevin - Very good advice, but there are some related seam sealing subtleties that bear additional discussion. I have water repellency augmented all of my windshirts which include: the Special Fo...

In GEAR » Waterproofing a wind shirt
June 23, 8:12pm

Re: Waterproofing a wind shirt
Eric - I also have some Cabela's Guidewear shirts. I agree with you that they are very tightly woven and would work well as windshirts. My informal breath test results in me estimating that the...

In GEAR » Waterproofing a wind shirt
June 23, 3:53pm

Re: Waterproofing a wind shirt
Miguel, It is not feasible if you have a version of the Marmot Ion that is breathable. The 2006 model was not breathable according to many posts to this forum. The pore sizes on breathable wi...

In GEAR » Waterproofing a wind shirt
June 22, 6:21pm

Re: Cubenator-Why not a catenary cut
Did you consider using a BD Mid or other catenary cut design for a pattern? The catenary cut does an awsome job of spilling wind with only the four corners staked out.

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben Mid 90% complete
May 31, 3:09pm

Re: durability of Momentum's DWR
The durability is primarily determined by the DWR type rather than the fabric. DWRs, available retail, last about 30-50 miles of abrasion from either your pack rubbing on your upper body or brush r...

In Make Your Own Gear » durability of Momentum's DWR
May 30, 10:46am

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