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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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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

EPIC tents
hey Richard, Thanks for your information. Interesting and useful to see. You mention that the Epic SL5 eliminates most condensation. Is that really correct? My limited experience with do...

In Winter Hiking » Winter mid
January 04, 8:42pm

Winter mid
Hi all, What are your experiences in winter use (<0F/-18C) with mid style shelters with or without inner tents? I have a Hex 3 with a solid inner tent with cuben floor. Should I use the inn...

In Winter Hiking » Winter mid
January 03, 10:45pm

Probably enough
I'd guess the mirage plus vest might be warm enough, if you add your windshell as well. Assuming sufficient clothes for the rest of your body. The Mirage is fully baffled and has 900FP down ...

In Winter Hiking » Jacket Selection
January 03, 10:26pm

What winter?
Indeed, what conditions are you expecting? There is no scenario where you should be hiking in a down jacket underneath a hard shell. I've been waering a thin base layer + mid weight base...

In Winter Hiking » Recommendations for a winter backpacking jacket.
January 03, 10:17pm

Don't need much more
I would go with the two inner layers you have, but cover with your summer hiking pants. This should be enough down to about --5F or so, if it's windy and warm(above zero) trade the hiking pants...

In Winter Hiking » Winter hiking pants?
January 03, 10:03pm

For true winter conditions I'll wear powerstretch tights, top, balaclava and gloves. Covered with insulated socks, pants and parka.

In Winter Hiking » glove liners in bed
December 16, 11:56am

see article
here is the BPL article on down pants; i always bring down pants i...

In GEAR » Which down pants to extend my backpacking season?
November 19, 8:44pm

all of the above
all above the above plus; chainring bolt tool, or swap to hex- or torx-head chainring bolts, but those tend to be alloy, so perhaps less bombproof. 2 brake pads, if you think you won't ne...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Long desert bikepacking trip - repair/maintenance kit?
November 14, 3:14pm

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