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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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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

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

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

Ken what's you list look like now?
Hi Ken, Would you post your updated list? I am having a hard time understanding what exactly you are bringing. Please post a list for one trip, the different options for different trips are c...

In Gear Lists » Looking to go lighter still
September 17, 1:31pm

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