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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: Re: Re: so what
Jerry, Each peer reviewed research paper test shows MINOR variations in the aerial density/insulation curve shape. I wouldn't place undo importance in a .007 clo variance for one test.

In GEAR » Smaller sleeping bag with 100% overfill: I am confused
October 07, 7:47pm

Re: Re: so what
Jerry, The emissivity design flaw in your tester will always yield erroneous compression test results; it is independent of your ambient test temperature. Theoretically a 100% overfilled bag ...

In GEAR » Smaller sleeping bag with 100% overfill: I am confused
October 07, 6:45pm

Re: Re: so what
Jerry, You said in part, "Richard's chart and my measurements are inconsistent with the 5 sleeping bags data. There is no conclusive answer at this time." I will provide you with...

In GEAR » Smaller sleeping bag with 100% overfill: I am confused
October 07, 12:30pm

Re: Brooks-Range Mojave Down Jacket
http://www.outdoorgearlab.com/Down-Jacket-Reviews/Brooks-Range-Mojave-Jacket lists the medium weight at 1.4 lb? It is therorectically possbile to build a jacket with those specs for just slightl...

In GEAR » Brooks-Range Mojave Down Jacket
September 27, 2:23pm

Great trip report!
Thanks for the picture and commentary... it made me want to do the same trip.

In Post-Trip Reports » Rae Lakes Loop, Sept 21-23
September 26, 11:55am

Re: Layering a medium weight down hoody under a synthetic hoody for Camp Wear in Winter
Stephen, Eric has been a strong proponent of that type of clothing layering system. I recall reading many of his posts on this topic. Just one example is http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/...

In Winter Hiking » Layering a medium weight down hoody under a synthetic hoody for Camp Wear in Winter
September 25, 1:49pm

Re: Neck sounds good to me
Alpacka offers a three year warranty on the packrafting suit. If it leaks during this perioed, you can send it back to the factory and they will repair or replace it. With its light weight weight ...

In Packrafting » Alpacka Dry Suits
August 16, 9:54am

Re: Alpacka Dry Suits
Dan, They are using a Pertex WPB and backing it with the same three year warranty they offer on their rafts. The detailed specs are: 53 g/m2 with 15 denier nylon ripstop; 2.5 layer construction;...

In Packrafting » Alpacka Dry Suits
July 26, 12:36am

Re: Re: re: Montane Minimus SMOCK - 143 grams
Nicholas, You correctly referenced the numbers provided in the recent Polartec marketing literature. I lab tested a few eVent jackets last year; the light-face-fabric versions averaged .54 CFM a...

In GEAR » Montane Minimus SMOCK - 143 grams
July 21, 6:51pm

Re: Re: Wraith Breathability
The current Wraith spec, quoted by its Product Manager, is MUCH less than what I tested on the last five Houdini model years. I haven't tested the 2012 Houdini. See the the Backcountry.com ...

In GEAR » Windshirt suggestions?
July 14, 1:37pm

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