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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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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

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

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