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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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Badlands gearlist, help wanted
Hi, Here is my clothing and shelter list for an upcoming bikepacking trip on the Maah Daah Hey trail in the North Dakota badlands in mid October. Do you think I could save weight without givi...

In Gear Lists » Badlands gearlist, help wanted
September 19, 12:36pm

Pack covers
Many people on this thread have posted against pack covers. I personally don't use them either for the reason stated before: -You need to pull them out and put them on, a hassle and sometime...

In Gear Lists » Looking to go lighter still
September 19, 12:16pm

Re: re: Insulation
You said: "I thought the Cap 2 would work as a bit of insulation along with the Driclime." It certainly will, but at 19 oz, that's real heavy for insulation! and not that warm. ...

In Gear Lists » River to RIver trail list
September 19, 11:42am

Ken I am not you r boss ;-)
When I said no wallet car keys etc. You don't have to answer and explain! :-) I just meant, that perhaps you forgot to list them in your gearlist. If you take them along, they need to be ...

In Gear Lists » Looking to go lighter still
September 18, 12:51pm

Clothing
Windshirts have pro's and cons, as you noticed, there are many opinions about them to be found on BPL. The Dryclime is essentially a windshirt with a fixed baselayer. It think that for the c...

In Gear Lists » River to RIver trail list
September 18, 12:31pm

Missing items?
I did not see: Wallet Cell phone Camera Car key The first is pretty much required in some form, the latter are optional, but common.

In Gear Lists » Looking to go lighter still
September 17, 9:01pm

I tied them with an '8' of cord
This past night I tied two Neoairs together with 2 loops of cord tied into an '8' just like the old couple kit. The pads can't slide over each other because of the knot in the center. I...

In GEAR » Re: Two NeoAir mats together?
September 17, 8:48pm

Some ideas/questions about your list
Specific comments: -What is BA stuff? -Do you need a SAK-Swisscard? You have a knife -Do you need the packcover with all the drybags? (This is were environmental assessment comes in) -You lis...

In Gear Lists » Looking to go lighter still
September 17, 8:36pm

That is just what I meant
That is much more understandable, except please add what each item is, not just a model name: "ie: Houdini -windshirt", I know some of them, but not all, plus it helps focus you on the fu...

In Gear Lists » Looking to go lighter still
September 17, 8:30pm

Bivies
Raquel, I do not have any specific recommendations for bivies. There are quite a few breathable bivies out there. I think a bug netting of some sort is very useful and a large enough size to put...

In Gear Deals » enLIGHTened equipment is back with INSANE pricing
September 17, 7:50pm

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