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Jeroen Wesselman (jeroenman) - BPL Forum Member

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About Me I started as an alpine climber, I did most of my climbing in the European Alps and some in New Zealand and recently some ice climbing in New Hampshire during holidays. I started backpacking while in New Zealand and backpacked exstensively in Europe, Patagonia and Nepal and in the US (VT and NH). I started as a lightweight backpacker for my Patagonia trip in 2002 and progressed from there to a more ultralight style. My favorite backpacking style is multi day trips in an alpine environment.
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All Forum Posts by Jeroen Wesselman

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Re: Sizing and fit
Hi David, please do post a picture. I would love to see how it fits especially reading other comments about the fit of ID Event jackets.

In GEAR » ID Event Thru Hiker Jacket
October 16, 1:54pm

Re: Kahtoola
The Kahtoola Crampons rule. Everybody can use them, they provide excellent traction and they really fit every shoe or boot out there. I use Yaktrax as well but find them insuperior compared to the ...

In GEAR » Anyone use Yaktrax, Yaktrax Pro or Stabilicers for traction on relatively flat trails? Light crampons?
October 16, 8:38am

Re: ID Event Thru Hiker Jacket
Hi Brett, from other forum post i know you really value your TNF Diad jacket so that is an encouraging vote for the Thru Hiker. Thanks. Now i have to find one for a reasonable price. Jeroen

In GEAR » ID Event Thru Hiker Jacket
October 16, 8:30am

Re: Get a long cut/ID Thru Hiker
Hi Ryan, your comments are spot on and much appriciated. I also hiked extensively in both NZ and Patagonia and learned the hard way what is important in a rain jacket. You are right at pointing...

In GEAR » ID Event Thru Hiker Jacket
October 16, 1:02am

Suggestions for a year long Backpacking trip wanted
Thanks all, the Overland Track will definitely be in, probably in May, saves us Aus$300,- on fees. Quite a lot of money if you will be gone for a year. We only have a total of six weeks in Au...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Suggestions for a year long Backpacking trip wanted.
October 16, 12:50am

ID Event Thru Hiker Jack
Hi Dave, thanks for your comments. i am not as tall as you are (i am 5'10) but i think the thru hiker gives better coverage than the rain jacket. I am medium sized so I think a medium sho...

In GEAR » ID Event Thru Hiker Jacket
October 15, 9:36am

ID Event Thru Hiker Jacket
We are preparing for a year long hiking, backpacking and climbing trip all over the world including some notorious rainy places like New Zealand, Patagonia and Vancouver. We decided it is worth in...

In GEAR » ID Event Thru Hiker Jacket
October 15, 8:23am

Icebreaker's version of the Smartwool Shadow hoody
Where Smartwool is dropping their hoody Icebreaker is adding Hoodies to their line up. Now one in Superfine 190, maybe a good successor to the Smartwool Shadow Hoody. The full zip is a bit overkil...

In GEAR » Icebreaker 190 full zip hoodie
October 12, 6:04am

How is Tom of Nunatak doing?
Any news on Tom and Nunatak, did not see anything on their website. Hope they are doing well.

In GEAR » Does NUNATAK need help?
October 12, 5:36am

"Modifying a Jam2 pack"
Andy Skurka got his down to 16.5 oz. Not sure how. In one of his podcasts (i don't know which) het tells how he modified his Jam2. As far as i remember he removed the foam back, cut out the ...

In GEAR » Modifying a Jam2 pack
October 09, 5:46am

All Reader Reviews by Jeroen Wesselman

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Arc'teryx Switchback Shirt
Not exactly known for (ultra) lightweight gear this one has won it's place in my lightweight kit list. It's a stretch windproof, water resistant pull over which is rather tight fitting. It weighs jus...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
August 10, 6:00am