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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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Kids winter list
Here is the clothing and shelter from a ski trip last weekend with my 5 yr old. Temps were highs in mid 20's(-5C) and lows around 8F(-13C). For clothes she wore: Smartwool Kids Ski soc...

In Gear Lists » Kids winter list
March 04, 12:21pm

Gear list -Kids winter trip
Here is a brief discussion of some of the gear we used: For clothes she wore: Smartwool Kids Ski socks Midweight HH long underpants Icebreaker longsleeve lightweight merino shirt Fleece ve...

In Post-Trip Reports » Overnight ski trip with my 5 year old
March 04, 12:15pm

Overnight ski trip with my 5 year old
After our successful trips backpacking in fall and camping in winter, I figured my 5 year old daughter was ready for a real winter camping trip. She was very excited to go, she has been asking for...

In Post-Trip Reports » Overnight ski trip with my 5 year old
March 04, 11:58am

Stephen, Is that perhaps the pocket?

In GEAR » Brooks-Range Mojave Down Jacket
February 28, 9:05pm

Totally agree
Absolutely spot on. Zippers need to work. Summer bags need to open fully. Sewn threw summer bags don't need a draft tube. Mtn HW go and ditch the draft tube, extend the zipper!

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain Hardwear Speed 32 Sleeping Bag Review
February 28, 8:23am

Post trip
As recommended by people here, I used the Brynje Mesh -Cap4 - Cioch jacket combo. I found that I can wear the jacket over the mesh shirt in quite warm weather, by opening the front and the pit-z...

In Winter Hiking » Help with winter layering
February 26, 11:09am

New womens styles at Paramo
There are some new womens jackets at Paramo that look at lot more up to date style wise, and from the video and description it looks like the fit is a lot better too:

In Editor's Roundtable » Páramo Vista Rain Jacket Review
February 13, 6:04pm

Re: Paramo
Kathleen, I have ordered from Cioch Direct several times now,and it went very well. The last time they also made sure not to charge the VAT included in the listed price. Cioch makes stock and c...

In Editor's Roundtable » Notes from the Field: The Wintry Fringe Season in the Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness
February 13, 5:43pm

Don't measure!
I would recommend not measuring chest and jacket to check fit. It is very hard to know how the jacket will drape when actually worn and having the down loft up. I find that with thicker down gar...

In GEAR » fit check on rab down jacket.
February 13, 1:14pm

Great article!
Questions/comments: -No (breathable)bivy bivy sack? You have used one in the past,and it would seem that using a quilt, under a tarp, in cold, wet and windy weather would be the perfect condit...

In Editor's Roundtable » Notes from the Field: The Wintry Fringe Season in the Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness
February 13, 9:31am

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