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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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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

Re: Which quilt for me? Another Idea
I will start of by saying that I know very little about Enlightened Equipenet quilts, so Tim's advice about his own product is of course the most experienced. I would just offer an option ba...

In Gear Deals » enLIGHTened equipment is back with INSANE pricing
September 17, 12:49pm

Family w/ small kids sleeping option: 2 slightly wide quilts
Just to inspire some more families to get outside or help lighten the load for the ones that are: We have an almost 5 and almost 2 year old and started backpacking with them last year. Until no...

In GEAR » Family w/ small kids sleeping option: 2 slightly wide quilts
September 17, 12:11pm

Mailwoman pulled into our driveway today, must be more than letters!
I have been anxiously awaiting our quilts to make their way up the state, and today the mailwoman pulled into our driveway, that's a good sign! She had this box for us: Except that it h...

In Gear Deals » enLIGHTened equipment is back with INSANE pricing
September 17, 10:36am

Still available
Just in time for fall hikes in lower latitudes or winter in the south....

In Gear Swap » FS: SrDesg Wicked Fast long 30 down sleeping bag, almost new!
September 17, 10:04am

Pic's please
Could anyone post a pic of the fit? Or at least a description? I saw the review mentioned at the top of the page, and it looked like it was a fairly baggy fit with short sleeves, slightly surpri...

In GEAR » New MH ghost whisperer down jacket, 7oz
September 16, 9:04pm

I'd say do it!
I would say go for it! That way you have a summer quilt, fall bag and winter combo. Yes, it might not be the lightest option, but it's cheaper and more versatile. What about clothing? I a...

In GEAR » 3 Season Bag plus Quilt for Winter Use?
September 14, 11:16pm

please add item description/function
Besides the brand and model name, could you add the items description/function? Ie: instead of platypus -> platypus 1l soft water bladdder, or something like that. I kn ow most of those b...

In Gear Lists » Summer/Early Fall 3-4 Day List
September 14, 11:04pm

I did not mean to suggest leaving a hardshell behind unless you are only out for a short time and know it will not be above freezing. As far as which windshirt... I am partial to one with a hood...

In Gear Lists » 10-20F Clothing List
September 14, 10:59pm

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