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Richard Nisley (richard295) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale San Francisco Bay Area
About Me My outdoor hobbies include hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, snow shoeing, skiing, fishing, and hunting. I enjoy continuously refining my equipment and techniques with the emphasis on less weight and volume.
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All Forum Posts by Richard Nisley

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Re: Baselayer
John, You significantly reduce the effectiveness of a "cold weather" base layer by not having it firmly touch your skin at all times! In the Polartec product line family, they only...

In Philosophy & Technique » Layering: Staying Comfortable in the Mountains
February 14, 11:18am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Current UL windshirts and breathability: are there other options and layering techniques?
Tom, Take one garment to an independent local lab and measure its air permeability. POOF... no more doubt, perhaps, or maybe. You will experience much less angst knowing for sure (smile).

In GEAR » Current UL windshirts and breathability: are there other options and layering techniques?
February 13, 2:48pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Current UL windshirts and breathability: are there other options and layering techniques?
Tom, Backpacking is listed in standard physiology energy expenditure guide entitled “The Compendium of Physical Activities Tracking Guide” as an average 7 MET activity. That is the highest l...

In GEAR » Current UL windshirts and breathability: are there other options and layering techniques?
February 13, 2:04pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Current UL windshirts and breathability: are there other options and layering techniques?
Tom, Please list all the spec values that vary from my higher test results. If the differences are major, please independently test the values that differ and post your results. This should all...

In GEAR » Current UL windshirts and breathability: are there other options and layering techniques?
February 13, 7:07am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Current UL windshirts and breathability: are there other options and layering techniques?
Roman, Like Patagonia, WT changes the fabric used for some model years. Sometimes the product name changes and sometimes it doesn't.

In GEAR » Current UL windshirts and breathability: are there other options and layering techniques?
February 13, 5:47am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Current UL windshirts and breathability: are there other options and layering techniques?
Tom, I have never seen that information published nor have I asked for it from WT. If they give you any CFM or HH information, please share it with me.

In GEAR » Current UL windshirts and breathability: are there other options and layering techniques?
February 13, 5:34am

Re: Salomon Fast Wing Hoodie
Paul, It is speced at <5 CFM.

In GEAR » Current UL windshirts and breathability: are there other options and layering techniques?
February 13, 1:40am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Current UL windshirts and breathability: are there other options and layering techniques?
Roman, Yes, the most recent high air permeability EPIC windshirt I tested was a 70 denier nylon, size XL @ 8.7 oz.; it tested 29.8 CFM. It is the Metacam color Windshirt WT 1.0 ($109) sold by Wi...

In GEAR » Current UL windshirts and breathability: are there other options and layering techniques?
February 13, 1:14am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Current UL windshirts and breathability: are there other options and layering techniques?
Roman, The EPIC process encapsulates the fibers within a woven fabric with an ultra thin polymer film and it precisely places a durable, breathable barrier within the fabric, between fiber bundl...

In GEAR » Current UL windshirts and breathability: are there other options and layering techniques?
February 12, 11:05pm

Re: Running hoody
hwc, You said, "... my main purpose of a wind jacket: to block the wind on exposed mountain ridges or summits...". You already have a Marmot Essence in your pack; why do you want a win...

In GEAR » Current UL windshirts and breathability: are there other options and layering techniques?
February 08, 8:41pm

All Reader Reviews by Richard Nisley

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Lite my fire firesteel scout firelighter
I went back to the Midwest, this month, for a family reunion and fishing trip. I took my fire steel with me. My two nephews are 10 and 12 and they love to fish. The 12 year old asked me if I would tea...

In Cookware - Other
July 21, 1:37pm

Jetboil Personal Cooking System
My piezo failed after a couple of days. It took one second to fix it by bending down the ignitor rod to make a slightly smaller gap (1/8" smaller). I then used it in Alaska for 1 1/2 months twice a da...

In Stoves - Canister
August 25, 5:17pm