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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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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

What do you want?
Jon, What attributes/features are important to you? Light weight or durability? Lots pockets or minimal?

In GEAR » Best down parka features?
November 07, 5:30pm

what kind of winter trip?
what conditions are you expecting? how much time are you moving each day? how much gear do you want to buy? how much money do you want to spend? 'winter' is a broad term. like any trip,...

In Winter Hiking » Beginner to winter backpacking...need help with layering
October 29, 8:03am

Get some Paramo(or Cioch made) pants. All the breathability of membrane less softshells, but waterproof in full rain too. Also very comfortable to wear, flexible and silent. I would suggest 3/4 ...

In GEAR » Backpacking snow shell pants
October 29, 6:54am

re. MB Pplease clarify
MB, What do you mean with "By the time you need a 17oz pack"? Do you mean- -once you are carrying so much stuff and it's so heavy that you need a 52l/17oz pack instead of a 10oz/2...

In GEAR » HipBelt Pockets
October 22, 12:00pm

the statements above boil down to- -pockets add weight, and are not needed -pockets save time and provide other conveniences like keeping the main pack dry there is something to be said for bo...

In GEAR » HipBelt Pockets
October 22, 11:33am

each has it's place
Goosefeet does have downtek. So you could save about 5 oz and have warmer pants with a pair of down pants, but they'd be less durable and more susceptible to moisture and damage. montbell h...

In GEAR » down vs. synthetic insulated pants for winter
October 22, 10:21am

Goosefeet or Nunatak will do custom sizing, and they are have only and all the features you want.

In GEAR » is a Downtek hooded jacket the new insualtion layer?
October 22, 8:55am

Nice and big
I use the Golite Cave 2 for the two of us. 10x12 feet according to a review, with small beaks, about 1' long. Two people use depends on which two people, it's fine for my wife and I, but...

In GEAR » Tarp with beaks vs. larger flat tarp
October 11, 9:11am

Beaches too
A lot of this applies to sea or lake beaches too.

In Editor's Roundtable » Techniques for River Corridor Camping
October 09, 6:51am

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