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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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3 separate issues here
This one question is actually three issues to consider: 1 What is the warmth per weight of each (eg twice as warm but only 25% heavier)? 2 How much warmth do I need? 3 Would synthetic be better ...

In GEAR » Thanks scale. Warmth per ounce (is it worth it).
February 16, 8:21pm

what were the day conditions?
As stated before, what were the day conditions? You said the down jacket should be under your shell for rain or snow. If it is raining, it can't be very cold, in which case a down sweater would...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Proper Layering Technique
February 16, 8:12pm

Not far
Kevin, I read your report too, it was great! I have to admit, I only carried her for about 200 yards at a time, a few times near the end of the day. I could not have carried her more than tha...

In Post-Trip Reports » Backpacking with the family
February 16, 7:58pm

Target for baselayers Cioch direct for rain/winter gear
Target has great baselayers from about 4 yrs up, the problem is they only have 1 or 2 styles and weights in store at any one season, so it's hard to find just what you need at a specific time. ...

In GEAR » Gear for kids
February 15, 9:22am

Love mine!
I have a Cioch Direct Glamaigh and can only echo the previous comments: It is as breathable as uncoated windshell,but the liner makes it as warm as a windshell with light fleece underneath. So ...

In GEAR » Paramo Questions, including: are there knockoffs?
February 15, 9:01am

kid's rain gear
I got my kid's pants and jackets from Cioch Direct(Scotland, but mailed to me in USA). They make Paramo gear, more breathable than Event and more supple, which is great for kids. It is warmer ...

In On the Web » Overland track in Tasmania with 7 year old son
February 15, 8:46am

Cioch Direct:, as long as you want
Cioch will make it as long as you want, just ask. I bet you could ask for the lighter fabric in the Harta design. I got the Glamaig with the Harta hood but the pockets are low down, sometimes cove...

In GEAR » Tall eVent rain jacket?
February 15, 8:38am

winter pants for kids
Better late than never: Cioch offers kids Paramo pants and jackets, perfect for what you are describing, but they are not stretch. Paramo is SUPER supple though so I find it very good for active u...

In Make Your Own Gear » Mechanical (non-spandex) stretch fabric for use in MYOG Stretch-Paramo knockoff?
February 15, 8:28am

Cioch direct and Furtech are same as Paramo! simply fantastic!
I have a jacket from Cioch Direct. They use the Paramo fabrics, but make custom sizes and options, like using the lightweight shell fabric on the alpine design, other hoods etc. They have been very...

In GEAR » Alternatives for Rab Jacket?
February 15, 8:20am

Backpacking with a baby and a preschooler - Fall on the Superior Hiking Trail, Minnesota
Last fall we did our first family backpack and my oldest liked it so much she wanted to go again right away the next weekend! Who am I to argue with that, right? So off we went again. Our Octo...

In Post-Trip Reports » Backpacking with the family
February 13, 2:32pm

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