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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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my torso
dave, good point, i had forgotten that. my torso length is 18.5" from top of iliac crest to C7.

In GEAR » Anybody tried the Exped Lightning 45 and 60
September 20, 2:37pm

Not tall enough, to 'deep'
I just got one, but will returning it. From previous comments I had hoped that it was a tall pack, but that is not the case, it's merely not a short pack. Unlike Luke, I want the pack to stick...

In GEAR » Anybody tried the Exped Lightning 45 and 60
September 20, 8:27am

separate liner and shells from Paramo
Perhaps of more interest to BPL, they are making a line where the liner and the windshell are separate, the Bora windproofs and fleece.

In Editor's Roundtable » Páramo Vista Rain Jacket Review
September 17, 12:53pm

new slimmer fit Paramo garments
Paramo just released details about their new Enduro/Ventura jackets and pants. These have a slim, athletic fit and stretch panels. Quite heavy though.

In Editor's Roundtable » Páramo Vista Rain Jacket Review
September 17, 12:47pm

foam pad
missing weights on many items. the tripod lists a closed cell foam pad but you also list a separate sitpad and sleeping pad. could some of those be consolidated? Then there is a separate bag ...

In Gear Lists » Gear List- August to November Bicycle Tour, Eastern Canada
September 16, 12:40pm

Rab meco fit
Peter, In my experience the Rab Meco fits fairly athletic, with fairly long sleeves but not very trim in the torso. Better than many but not top of the heap. I/O Merino from Australia has spande...

In GEAR » Meco Hoody
September 16, 7:26am

What did you have to re tighten? So far, these Mallets have been fine, but my previous pair(the version before these) didn't last long.

In Gear Lists » Plains/desert in the fall/winter bikepacking list
July 02, 2:42pm

Bags and packs
Bolster said: "One more question from a guy who's never done bikepacking (but loves to mtn bike): Is it preferred to split the load between your back and on the bike? Is there an ideal pr...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Bags and packs
July 02, 1:58pm

Bikepacking forum
Hi, Did you see there is a separate bikepacking forum? There is also an excellent ...

In Gear Lists » Plains/desert in the fall/winter bikepacking list
July 02, 1:46pm

(1) From where do you get your very precise "expected conditions" before the trip? Well, when I say expected conditions, I am talking about climate. So, those are the conditions I am &#...

In Gear Lists » Plains/desert in the fall/winter bikepacking list
June 30, 11:50am

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