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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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Very nice movie! Hope your kids loved it. Mine do! My daughter is already asking to go bikepacking again this coming summer.

In Post-Trip Reports » Family Bike Tour
January 31, 11:26am

Think about it this way: what issues are most common, and which of those can be fixed on the trail? -Punctured inner tube -Cut tire(which leads to a puncture) -poor shifting due to dirty/d...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Bike's on the way - what else do I need to get Bikepacking?
January 29, 10:51am

+2 What Dave said, plus what he forgot
And also for parts: Fiberfix spokes, so you don't need 4 different lengths and so you can install it without removing your cassette. Small pliers (I use a Leatherman Squirt PS4), used for...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Bike's on the way - what else do I need to get Bikepacking?
January 29, 10:12am

Dynamo sizing
I am 33" waist, 36" inseam and find the L perfect. They are of course a bit short on me for fashionable wear, but long enough to keep me warm. I can layer a powerstretch tight underneath ...

In GEAR » Montbell Dyamno Wind Pant sizing.
January 29, 9:46am

Re: jackets
I would only bring the beyond fleece softshell if you were planning on that being your main outer layer for skiing. I won't bring just the thin Beyond softshell. It is too tight to layer und...

In Winter Hiking » Help with winter layering
January 28, 9:46pm

Help with winter layering
Hi, I am trying to decide which upper body layering system to take on an upcoming winter trip to the BWCA in Minnesota. Conditions: Daytime temps between -5F (-20C) and 32 F (0C). Average 20...

In Winter Hiking » Help with winter layering
January 28, 7:56pm

SOLD -Mont Bell - Baffled - Alpine Down Jacket XL

In Gear Swap » FS: -Mont Bell - Baffled - Alpine Down Jacket XL
January 28, 2:57pm

Re: Re: Family winter camp
Justin: yeah, that is a big pack from our pre BPL days, made taller by the fact that I didn't open up the internal divider, so the bottom compartment was only half full. Since my wife took our ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Family winter camp
January 28, 2:22pm

Warm enough?
Matt, are you warm enough touring-skiing in a short sleeve base layer, power stretch and windshirt at 0F? I usually like a bit more than that for those cold days. For example, last week, duri...

In Winter Hiking » What is your winter layering system?
January 27, 5:57pm

Family winter camp
Start 'em young: My 5 year old: "Are we going winter camping? Yeah! So to start packing shall we weigh the stuffies first?" All the hallmarks of a BPLer in a preschooler: you love...

In Post-Trip Reports » Family winter camp
January 27, 2:02pm

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