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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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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

So there is no replcament for Topo?
Topo had most features that outdoor users would want. What product can offer these currently: -Good maps(7.5'quads, plus current info like trails and etc) -Draw a route and download it to a...

In GEAR » Mapping Software (TOPO state series discontinued)
February 13, 9:04am

run a ridgeline
How about running a ridge line inside the tarp? That way you add tensile strength to that dimension without worrying about seams ripping or waterproofing issues. It also makes a nice place to ha...

In GEAR » Center seam on cuben tarp necessary?
February 10, 1:21pm

summer layers
Brad, If I understand you correctly, you were looking for a touch more warmth in the evening/morning when not hiking? Over your lightweight hiking baselayer? How about using a windshell? At 3...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ibex Clothing Review
February 07, 11:16am

Awesome idea!
This could be just what many of us want, please Kickstart it!

In GEAR » kickstarter project
February 07, 10:57am

If its a product unique to you, adding more info like size etc. will help people on the fence, however if its widely available product producing info is just money wasted as people will still buy ...

In GEAR » From the owner of - What traits do BPL members consider important in an online gear shop???
January 31, 2:36pm

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

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