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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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StateMN
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All Forum Posts by Tjaard Breeuwer

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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

Boots
With those size feet you will have extremely limited options for boots, so my advice would be to first find boots that fit. Once you find some that will dictate the binding. Once you have a boot a...

In Winter Hiking » Help with ski boots
January 27, 11:32am

I ended up sewing anyway
I ended up sewing the velcro to the grosgrain ribbon, since I realized I couldn't apply the glue to the ribbon and the velcro strip and then press them together without trapping a ton of fur in...

In Make Your Own Gear » laminating velcro
January 25, 10:11pm

Updated fit report of Brynje
In my first post I stated that the Brynje long sleeve zip had very long arms. I will add that they end up riding up in use. Though they are quite long when I put the shirt on, after a while outside...

In Editor's Roundtable » Just Say No To Wicking: Non-Traditional Base Layers Based on a Next-to-Skin Fishnet Model
January 25, 9:23pm

How to make the starburst
The only thing I which wa added was a better description of what constitutes a starburst pattern, showing how the fur is oriented.

In GEAR » Effectiveness of a Fur Ruff
January 25, 11:28am

laminating velcro
What are your thoughts/experiences on glueing velro to grosgrain ribbon? I am attaching a fur ruff to my jacket with velcro. The fur ruff came from Glacier wear ( http://www.glacierwear.com/c...

In Make Your Own Gear » laminating velcro
January 24, 8:56am

Effectiveness of a Fur Ruff
For those of you who like to read the tests,as well as get some insight into design considerations, here is a paper I came across about the effectiveness of a fur ruff. http://www.int-res.com/ar...

In GEAR » Effectiveness of a Fur Ruff
January 23, 9:00pm

sometimes
Yes, in general I don't look at the windchill very much for these cold temperatures. I choose the amount of insulation based on the absolute temperature, and the amount of wind protection base...

In Philosophy & Technique » Dressing for cold: windchill vs. actual temp.
January 23, 8:23pm

Brynje review
Hi I just got my Brynje set from Nordic Life and wanted to let you know about fit, since if you live in the US you will have to mail order this. I got: Bottoms: Longs wool fine mesh. size M W...

In Editor's Roundtable » Just Say No To Wicking: Non-Traditional Base Layers Based on a Next-to-Skin Fishnet Model
January 22, 3:18pm

Cioch Direct (nikwax Abnalogy custom)
Cioch is now removing the VAT for orders outside the EU. The listed prices are including VAT. This at least helps cover the shipping for those of us in the US!

In Editor's Roundtable » Páramo Vista Rain Jacket Review
January 16, 2:47pm

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