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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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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

+1 for Peter
I agree with Peter. What do you stand to gain with spraying aa wpb parka? It's already bugproof.

In GEAR » Permethrin damaging or effecting the performance of breathable fabrics?
June 27, 9:46pm

perforated reflective fabric -Omniheat
Columbia is using some kind of breathable reflective lining in their gear this year. Omni-heat:,default,pg.html Un...

In Editor's Roundtable » Torso Simulator to test Heat Loss in Outdoor Gear – Radiation
June 26, 4:46pm

Tent note
I should point out that this tent (Hex3) is way larger than needed for the two of us. We can comfortably sleep in it together with our 2 and 5 year old kids. I brought it any way for this trip a...

In Gear Lists » Plains/desert in the fall/winter bikepacking list
June 21, 9:50pm

swap pedals
Instead of bringing a pedal wrench, swap to one of the many pedals that install with a 6 or 8 mm hex inside the spindle. That way you can just use the minitool/Allen wrenches you would probably bri...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Bikepacking...Literally.
May 16, 9:50am

Can you get your bike on that raft?
Can you put that bike on that raft to cross rivers etc?

In Editor's Roundtable » SUL BikeRaftFishPacking (BFRP)
May 15, 9:22pm

Re: Vibram Company Location
From wikipedia: Vibram S.p.A. is an Italian company based in Albizzate that both manufactures and licenses the production of Vibram-branded rubber outsoles for footwear. The company is named aft...

In Editor's Roundtable » New Balance 889 Multisport Review
April 03, 8:53pm

Thanks Mitch, I can definitely see the tree issues on portages. I think I will keep my S-Bounds for the lakes though. At 188 x 99-69-85 I bet they have more surface than the Hoks, and I have no...

In Winter Hiking » Altai Hok on SHT
March 19, 8:32pm

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