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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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Re: windshirts in a drizzle
The fabric on the Houdini is encapsulated like the other Nextec fabrics, but is it is lighter. Patagonia doesn’t call it Epic but I believe that was purely a marketing decision. You can seam seal...

In GEAR » Patagonia Houdini in drizzle
March 30, 5:21pm

Re: windshirts in a drizzle
Ben-I use a Lowe Alpine Evolution eVENT rain suit and McNett’s REVIVEX DWR. Kevin-I am also an Epic outer wear, with supplementation, fan. For bushwhacking in wet environments like SE Alaska, ...

In GEAR » Patagonia Houdini in drizzle
March 29, 1:59pm

Patagonia Houdini in drizzle
I just finished an experiment on my Patagoina Houdini which significantly extended its waterproofness. The weight increase and breathability decrease weren’t measurable. I used McNett Silnet on t...

In GEAR » Patagonia Houdini in drizzle
March 29, 11:01am

Re: Richard eVENT CFM>0? url:
Brett-Please reference Waterproof Breathable Fabric Technologies: Definitions Breathability or WVTR is measured by testing the RET, amoung other methods. This is a different type of measurem...

In GEAR » Windshirts -- Breathability vs. Wind Blocking
March 15, 7:43pm

Re: Air Permeability Info
Tom: Marmot's International site correctly lists Windstopper at 0 CFM and then later contradicts the first statment by saying it is <2 CFM; see Marmot CFM Most sites correctly list it at ...

In GEAR » Windshirts -- Breathability vs. Wind Blocking
March 14, 5:29pm

Air Permeability Info
I put together a table of representative CFM values for common outdoor clothing materail. If anyone on the forum has values to add, please post them.

In GEAR » Windshirts -- Breathability vs. Wind Blocking
March 14, 2:15pm

Re: Windshirts -- Breathability vs. Wind Blocking
Right. Nextec 4 Summit nylon has the almost identical pore size to eVENT, as does Gore WindStopper. Consequently, you should experience the same breath test resistance with all three fabrics/me...

In GEAR » Windshirts -- Breathability vs. Wind Blocking
March 14, 12:44am

Re: Windshirts -- Breathability vs. Wind Blocking
Ben said in part: “I understand that the Patagonia Houdini is even more breathable than the Marmot Ion. Those who own a Houdini and perhaps something esle present or past -- pray tell -- does Hou...

In GEAR » Windshirts -- Breathability vs. Wind Blocking
March 14, 12:16am

Re: Crocks
I have used standard Crocs to take many hikes. The comfort, low weight, and lack of water absorption are great. The lack of traction was a frequent issue on the slippery spots and occasionally I wo...

In GEAR » Crocks
March 13, 12:48pm

Houdini info
Brett-I think your assessment is correct. The Houdini micro-fibers appear to be coated prior to weaving similar to Nextec’s EPIC process. This is “silicone encapsulated fibers”. There are...

In Gear Deals » Wind Shirt
March 05, 8:37pm

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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