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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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Re: MontBell and Norrona
Paul, The specification for the Norrona Bithorn Aero 60 jackets at 60 mbar/l/m2/s equates to 7.5 CFM. The specifications for the two Aero 100 jackets at 100 Mbar/l/m²/s equates to 12.5 CFM.

In GEAR » Windshirt Question
February 05, 12:15am

Re: Re: Montane? Patagonia Nine trails?
Dale, Divide their cm3/s/cm2 value by 0.508 for the CFM conversion.

In GEAR » Windshirt Question
February 04, 2:04pm

Re: Re: Re: Squamish
I tested a US distributed 2007 Black Acteryx Squamish Windshell (Gossamera without the air permeable PU coating) at 100.59 CFM. I noted the 2013 Arcteryx specification for Gossamera was 7 CFM. I ex...

In GEAR » Windshirt Question
February 04, 9:53am

Re: I must not be using a wind shirt properly
hwc, To understand how to use a wind shirt properly you either need a lot of experience or an understanding of the related physiology and physics concepts. I can't help with the experience o...

In GEAR » Windshirt Question
February 04, 2:29am

Re: Werner Shuna No Longer Offered in 4-Piece
Troy, Contact Werner Customer Service as the next step. Werner won't sell you any paddle directly; you have to order it from one of their dealers. Unfortunately, most of their dealers are...

In Packrafting » Werner Shuna No Longer Offered in 4-Piece
February 03, 10:35pm

Re: 4 piece or 2 piece paddle
Michael, If long distance bushwhacking or commercial travel is part of my trip, I always take one of my two 4-piece paddles because they are the easiest to pack and protect. They also offer the ...

In Packrafting » 4 piece or 2 piece paddle
February 02, 1:14pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: M90 "T" vs. M90 "MR"
Jerry, Yes

In Make Your Own Gear » M90 "T" vs. M90 "MR"
January 31, 3:46pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: M90 "T" vs. M90 "MR"
In March 2011, I tested the "taffeta" versions of the same fabric called Intrepid, TG Intrepid, TH Momentum 90 T, & Quarktex (20d) taffeta by various vendors. The fabric from each ven...

In Make Your Own Gear » M90 "T" vs. M90 "MR"
January 31, 2:49pm

Re: Re: Interesting from Patagonia re CFM: "No Higher than 15 CFM for Shells."
Patagonia's Nano-Air Jacket and hoody alternative to Polartec Alpha information was reported by Will R. here:

In GEAR » Alpine Houdini
January 31, 9:49am

Down insulation clo/inch depends on its density plus other stuff
Most manufacturers offer products with the lowest possible 800 fill density of ~2.16 kg/m^3. This is done in part because most consumers erroneously believe only thickness determines warmth. For th...

In Gear Deals » Uniqlo UL Down Parka reduced $10 - now $59.90
January 29, 1:00am

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