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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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+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

Hoks in BWCA?
Mitch, Why do you prefer the Hoks in the BWCA? The shorter length doesn't do you any good on a lake. Is it just for the portages? Wouldn't the extra speed of a regular backcountry ski on ...

In Winter Hiking » Altai Hok on SHT
March 16, 9:40am

Sleep socks
Jim, Vb and over boots are a viable system and work well with ski boots too, although you can usually leave the over boots off for skiing since ski boots tend to be more insulated. (Except in ext...

In Editor's Roundtable » Spring Snow Trekking Gear List
March 16, 9:25am

How do you use this system?
Thanks for the list. For those of us, who have not tried a similar gear list out, could you explain how you use this system? Specifically what you would wear for several different conditions. Wh...

In Editor's Roundtable » Spring Snow Trekking Gear List
March 13, 10:19pm

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