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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 skiing -Thomas the Tank Engine
I try and get her to herring bone on the ups(river skiing so the ups are short) but often I end up handing her the end of my pole and pulling her up. She has regular waxless skis, with kids NNN ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Overnight ski trip with my 5 year old
March 04, 6:47pm

Keep it local
For bags how about the Enlightened Equipement quilts? - They are affordable(not cheap): $200, for a 30F 6' regular width, 20.5 oz. - A quilt is is nicer than a mummy bag in summer here in t...

In Gear Lists » Midwest Gear List - Spring / Summer 2012
March 04, 1:40pm

No spoon?
No spoon? No windscreen? No map? No compass? What are the weights?

In Gear Lists » Feedback on my Gear?
March 04, 1:15pm

@ Brian: she can't leave the windpants behind, the only bottoms listed are shorts. I'd say the combo of shorts and windpants is a very good one. You seem to have a lot of tops listed: O...

In Gear Lists » PCT through hike list
March 04, 12:48pm

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

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