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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.
CityDuluth
StateMN
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All Forum Posts by Tjaard Breeuwer

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Get some Paramo! Neo air should be ok for insulation but scary for reliability
Hi, Cool, windy and wet. That sounds like a straight forward case for Paramo. One Paramo jacket can replace both the rainshell and light insulating layer. It is much more breathable than anything ...

In Gear Lists » Iceland Trip List
March 09, 9:01am

How were your legs?
Were your legs warm enough? I usually think that during hiking my legs don't need much insulation, even in fairly cold weather, but once I stop moving I need every inch of loft I can get, ...

In Gear Lists » Winter 5* Check Over
March 09, 8:27am

RE Paramo
Hey Joe, If you find you don't like Paramo fit,try Cioch Direct, they use Paramo fabric to make their garments, and do custom sizing too. You could also try Furtech, which works similar(h...

In Editor's Roundtable » Montane Slipstream GL Jacket Review
March 07, 10:20am

Fit description
Will writes: "The first thing you should know about the Slipstream is that it runs small. My sample is a size Large and it fits like a Medium, which I found to be okay for a windshirt since I...

In Editor's Roundtable » Montane Slipstream GL Jacket Review
March 07, 10:05am

Great article!
Very well written and wonderful photographs!

In Editor's Roundtable » Journey on the Wild Coast
March 07, 9:11am

What are Ti wires?
Roger, what do you mean with 'Ti wires'?

In Editor's Roundtable » Ditch Your Stakes: A Guide To Alternative Shelter Anchors
March 02, 11:30am

Nicely written. Format sub-optimal
I find the writing very nice to read. It has some very good information for almost anyone. Here are my suggestions for a second edition: The narrow soft bound printing is not so good. Leave t...

In Editor's Roundtable » Andrew Skurka's The Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide: Book Review
March 02, 10:09am

Spread the love!
It's great that you were able to take someone out who was interested in going backpacking. I have been fortunate when I was young to have people take me to do fun outdoor activities that I woul...

In Post-Trip Reports » Newton's 24 Hour Trip on the Backbone Trail
February 27, 7:36pm

what about frozen ground?
Last night I had solidly frozen ground with 2"(5cm) fresh snow on top. It was in an open forest. I tied of to trees and shrubs, but as Mike mentioned, they were often in the wrong place. No...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ditch Your Stakes: A Guide To Alternative Shelter Anchors
February 26, 10:00pm

Thanks!
Thanks for the encouraging comments guys! Yeah, she was having a great time non stop. I thought she might object in the morning when we woke up with snow on the sleeping bags,or when she had to ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Dad & Daughter, first time winter camping
February 26, 7:46pm

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