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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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Floors Cuben?
The Bearpaw bathtub you list, is that cuben? The Bearpaw tent you list with the Silnylon floor, whcih weight? What about the Cuben floor? I assume the Zpacks bathtub is cuben?

In GEAR » Luxurious ultralight tents for two; price per oz
September 27, 8:41pm

+1 on $/oz <b>saved</b>
Manfred is right. As far as the money goes $/oz is useless, you don't want more weight! It's not cheese! Two money factors matter: Total dollar (can you afford this) and price/weight sav...

In GEAR » Luxurious ultralight tents for two; price per oz
September 27, 8:35pm

Specs do seem strange
From Brooks Range, per email: "Yes, the medium jacket weights 16oz and yes we have 9oz of down. We put 220g in our Alpni jackets and this jacket has more. Were able to save weight becau...

In GEAR » Brooks-Range Mojave Down Jacket
September 27, 7:30pm

Brooks-Range Mojave Down Jacket
This looks great, besides the Downtek, it also stands on it's merits for fill-to-weight ration at 56%! I wonder about the fill though, the little video shot at Snowshoe nationals shows a rat...

In GEAR » Brooks-Range Mojave Down Jacket
September 27, 1:34pm


In Gear Swap » FS: Montbell U.L. down jacket XL , almost new 69!
September 27, 1:10pm

OT: Ordering from Asia
Many years ago, a retailer a used to work for deciced to get into the cottage sleeping bag game. The minimum order of fabric was 0.5 miles! After a few years, he needed to reorder. When he called...

In GEAR » Hydrophobic DownTek now available for bulk orders
September 27, 8:36am

replied to first respondent
I have replied to first respondent. If he doesn't pay, I will respond to the next person etc.

In Gear Swap » FS: Montbell U.L. down jacket XL , almost new 69!
September 26, 7:02pm

I am 6'5" with long arms and the sleeves are just long enough on me, so I'd say down to about 6' you'd be ok. Length seems fine, not overly long, but no crack either in norm...

In Gear Swap » FS: Montbell U.L. down jacket XL , almost new 69!
September 26, 12:46pm

My garments, weighed by me.
Here are my weights: Weights in grams/ounces: Arcterx Zip XL chestpkt _322 11.4 Stoic 150 Zip XL _238 8.4 I/O Merino zip Hoody XL _228 8.0 tighter weave, stretch ...

In GEAR » Lightest 150 merino base layer top.
September 26, 12:38pm

Ratings smatings
I wouldn't consider the ratings very much, neither are EN tested, so just a guess on the owners part. What is the relative surface area of each? since they have almost the same amount of dow...

In GEAR » quilt comparison -- katabatic sawatch vs enlightened equipment reveleation x 0 deg
September 25, 9:44pm

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