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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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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

Still happy with my Hex
We just did an overnighter last weekend. Weather was in the 40's with showers and stormy winds. We used our Golite Hex3 with a Bearpaw cuben floored inner tent with full fabric walls. My fami...

In Editor's Roundtable » State of the Market Report: Family/Group Backpacking Tents
October 08, 1:14pm

price drop - selling again this winter.
I ended up keeping it last winter, but putting it up for sale again. Worn less than 20 times. new price $99. super warm, super cozy and comfy jacket.

In Gear Swap » FS: -Mont Bell - Baffled - Alpine Down Jacket XL
September 27, 8:23pm

to be expected
Try the smaller, made-in-north-america companies if you want to have any reasonable hope that you'll be talking to someone who knows anything technical about their products. Nunatak USA Wes...

In GEAR » why i wont buy a ghost whisperer
September 23, 2:53pm

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