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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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All Forum Posts by Richard Nisley

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Re: Re:"Gear for -20 to -50 degrees?"
Aug, For daytime moderate to high activity levels you can be comfortable by layering something like Patagonia's R1 base layers; Polartec 300 fleece jacket; Polartec 300 vest; and a moderatel...

In GEAR » Gear for -20 to -50 degrees?
March 17, 10:24am

Re: marketing
Eric, Silicone coated down (Encapsil) will, theoretically, slowly degrade in loft to the original 800 fill level and water resistance do to microscopic exfoliation of the silicone from wet flex ...

In GEAR » Patagonia Encapsil Belay Parka Reverse Engineered
March 02, 2:41pm

Re: Encapsil angst
Ray, Thank you!

In GEAR » NEW Patagonia Encapsil ("Dry Down") Parka
March 02, 2:05am

Re: Mr. nisley
Babak, The iclo is 6.48.

In GEAR » NEW Patagonia Encapsil ("Dry Down") Parka
March 02, 2:04am

Reverse Engineered Encapsil Belay Parka
On Jan 9, 2013 I posted a comment to Babak’s video review of Patagonia’s Encapsil Belay parka. That same day I posted the comment, the review was hidden at Patagonia’s request. See: http://w...

In GEAR » Patagonia Encapsil Belay Parka Reverse Engineered
March 02, 1:13am

Re: Mr. nisley
Babak, I will put together a normal lab environment estimate based on reverse engineering the design shortly. I have more data to provide a better estimate this iteration. What I really want to...

In GEAR » NEW Patagonia Encapsil ("Dry Down") Parka
March 01, 12:20pm

Re: Re: Re: Impact of Wind on Insulation Loft
Tim, Your explanation correctly states that fiber conductivity increases with increased density but, omits the offsetting reduced radiation losses over a significant density variance. A forum...

In Editor's Roundtable » Impact of Wind on Insulation Loft
February 27, 11:20pm

Re: Re: RE "NEW Patagonia Encapsil ("Dry Down") Parka"
The price includes a biannual inspection and cleaning in liquid CO2 to insure no degradation of the down coating. The price is more reasonable (but not cheap - smile) when this no-charge life-time ...

In GEAR » NEW Patagonia Encapsil ("Dry Down") Parka
February 27, 6:59pm

Re: thermolite insulation?
An-D, See thread http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=42340 and my post on 02/03/2011 14:04:58 MST

In Editor's Roundtable » Impact of Wind on Insulation Loft
February 27, 12:11pm

Mojave Baffling
The construction is all sewn-through except for the front of the torso is box-baffled (1/2 the body area).

In GEAR » Brooks-Range Mojave Down Jacket
February 27, 11:54am

All Reader Reviews by Richard Nisley

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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