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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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starting to look at long range forecast
The forecast for next weekend is listing lows of 35-40, highs of 55-68, so a bit cooler than average but perfect biking weather. Almost no chance of rain. I got my Bearpaw inner the other day. ...

In Gear Lists » Badlands gearlist, help wanted
October 07, 8:24am

Infinity stuffed full
I jsut checked out an Infinity at my local shop today and that thing is stuffed to the gills! For 7 oz of down or so the baffles are quite small. When you feel the down in there, it's almost li...

In Editor's Roundtable » Down Jacket Shoot-out: GoLite Bitterroot vs. Rab Infinity
October 06, 9:10pm

Hello Roger, To respond to you: "My understanding from Easton is that a 2200 mm groundsheet satisfies something like 98% or 99% of the market The issue there is whether we believe a lar...

In GEAR » The CAFFIN tents come!
October 06, 9:01pm

Minimum 2300mm inside length ((maybe not over the full width, but for the majority of the width)! Someone said most tents are shorter than that, and I agree, most are to short! My fall/winter ba...

In GEAR » The CAFFIN tents come!
October 06, 1:10pm

Retail packs? ?Granite Gear?
I don't have any personal experience with their womens packs, but Granite Gear is another retail brand that is less heavy than most, and I, and many with me, find them very comfortable. Like...

In Gear Lists » New to UL -- Rocky Mtn, 3 season kit
October 03, 8:49pm

Old school
I was just reading 'Paradise Below Zero' by Calvin Rutstrum from ~ 1955, and in it he already recommends lightweight down 'underwear'. RE Eddie bauer: My bad, it's LL Bean...

In GEAR » Looking for a good down jacket for temps in the low teens
October 02, 8:38pm

Re: White Mt. Overnight, kit critique please
The only sure weight saving I can think of it to ditch the rocksack. I use my stake sack, since you only hang your food when your shelter is up, this is great dual use. They also have similar requi...

In Gear Lists » White Mt. Overnight, kit critique please
October 02, 8:29pm

LL Bean Dridown
LL Bean Ultralight Down Jacket now has 850 FP dritek down, that could make it a good option, much nicer than the 650 FP in the Sierra Designs, but LL Bean's fabric is not very light. Then ad...

In GEAR » Looking for a good down jacket for temps in the low teens
October 02, 2:45pm

Intermediate warmth jackets
Dustin, My point was, I have a nice lightweight down jacket, I would like something similar, but with more fill: If the Hadron weighs 8.3 oz, 2.3 of which is fill, the shell and trim must wei...

In Gear Lists » Badlands gearlist, help wanted
October 02, 2:21pm

Who would know.
I don't think anyone will have the in the field experience you are asking for. After all, you'd have to own 2 identical bags except for size and use them several times in identical conditio...

In GEAR » Sleeping bag warmth vs. fit
October 01, 11:58am

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