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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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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

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 (

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

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