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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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Great to hear a review
I have been using regular, one piece Nikwax Analogy custom garments by CIOCH Direct for a while now. For backpacking I think the separate layers are the way to go; -It eliminates the age old ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Paramo Bora Fleece & Windproof Smock Combo
September 02, 9:29am

Winter use
The other feature that seems promising for winter use is that the burner is high above the ground, so you could hopefully use a less heat resistant stove base as well as having less melting of the ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Jetboil Joule Review - Part 1, Overview
August 12, 7:23am

Please finish the artcile
Pease right more of what the tents were like in use. How was headroom, easy of entry. How functional is the vestibule? please show pictures of each tent with flies and of the inner tents with sl...

In Editor's Roundtable » Top Ultralight Tent Review
April 16, 11:36am

I have the Stoic(Backcountry) Hadron Hoody
I have the Hadron Hoody. First good thing was the price, $75 on close-out. Next, the weight is very competitive, even regardless of price For me, the long sleeves, cuffs and slim cut are a gre...

In GEAR » Best choice among the UL down jackets?
April 14, 11:34am

Fatbiking the Northshore of Lake Superior
A recent weekend presented the opportunity for a unique adventure, right here in our own backyard. Lake Superior has frozen over for a large part, including the tip of the lake, at Duluth. The ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Fatbiking the Northshore of Lake Superior
April 04, 8:54am

used it before we loose'd it
it's great! did a trip that would not be possible any other year or time of year, biking up the lake ice, then the beach with crust snow and chip ice, on the north shore of superior.

In Winter Hiking » 88% of Great Lakes area frozen
April 01, 10:44am

Marcel, That site offers a download. As mentioned its nicer to have a list on an actual web page for viewing.

In Winter Hiking » Norway - Hardangervidda crossing - route / gearlist / photos
January 06, 8:32am

Layers at -20F/-29C
Last night I went out for a bit. Conditions -20F/-29C, very little wind. Torso layers: Merino fishnet baselayer 150g merino base layer Nikwax analogy jacket (comparable to 'midweight base...

In Winter Hiking » Extreme cold weather clothing systems and other related issues
January 06, 7:51am

You don't have to buy a mountaineering parka to get a long one. Several companies make custom sizes of their jackets. It will be expensive Otherwise you might consider adding an insulated...

In Winter Hiking » Cold lower back: how did you solve the issue of clothes riding up?
January 05, 10:21am

List online?
Hi Marcel, Would you like to put the list online, either here on the forum or somewhere else? I'm never very cited about downloading stuff.

In Winter Hiking » Norway - Hardangervidda crossing - route / gearlist / photos
January 05, 8:49am

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