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Max Dilthey (mdilthey) - BPL Premium Member

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About Me 24 year old backpacker, cyclist, and university outing club leader. As an environmental science major, I have been making the outdoors the priority of my existence since 2011.
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Wear Areas
I've owned these socks for a little while, but both have seen 30 days of use or less. My full cushion hiking ones, maybe 20 days. No wear at all anywhere except for those middle sections, where...

In GEAR » Darn Tough Socks Suck!
February 09, 2:06pm

Lifetime Guarantee
Yeah, thinking about it. My experience seems way different from others... but then again, shouldn't I see that with my other socks? Hmm... I'll call DT.

In GEAR » Darn Tough Socks Suck!
February 09, 9:12am

Warmth? How about...
Not an answer (sorry), but my warmth has more to do with what I had for dinner than +/- a couple ounces of down. This is one area where the more important differences are durability of the shell, i...

In GEAR » Warmth - ExLight vs. Arcteryx Cerium SL
February 09, 8:56am

Reputation for Durability
My Fox River socks are the same everyman-basic wool socks, and they're seemingly indestructible. I just don't know if I'm supposed to drink the kool-aid when it comes to Darn Toughs, th...

In GEAR » Darn Tough Socks Suck!
February 09, 8:53am

Darn Tough Socks Suck!
Ok, unpopular opinion.... I have no idea why Darn Tough socks are lauded as the sock to end all socks. They are literally my worst sock. The wool wears right out from the nylon with just a month of...

In GEAR » Darn Tough Socks Suck!
February 09, 8:38am

The Other Synth Jacket
I loved my Atom SV while I had it. Ended up switching to down because I wasn't sweating in my jacket. Honestly, though, every time I think about buying a new synth puffy, I end up reaching ...

In GEAR » 3-season synthetic jacket recommendations
February 08, 6:28pm

I'll take it!

In Gear Swap » For Sale: Arcteryx Covert Fleece Beanie with Pocket, One Size, Wine
February 08, 5:43pm

WTB: Patagonia Synchilla Snap-T, L
I lost my Patagonia Snap-T I got here; It got donated on accident. What a bummer. Anyone selling theirs? Men's large. I liked my nice, bright color.

In Gear Swap » WTB: Patagonia Synchilla Snap-T, L
February 08, 5:13pm

I had the Marmot Aura 2P and loved it. I found I didn't usually need a footprint with it, and when I did, the regular silnylon one wasn't good enough (like, for a gravelly/sandy campground)...

In Gear Swap » Needed: Marmot Aura 2p Footprint
February 05, 12:46pm


In Gear Swap » FS: Men's Mountain Hardware Ghost Whisperer, hooded down jacket
February 05, 12:41pm

All Reader Reviews by Max Dilthey

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CEP Dynamic+ Outdoor Wool Socks
Since I've got a blood malformation in my foot, I often use compression socks to kee...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
May 27, 7:10am

Kelty backpacks redwing 3100, red cloud 6650
I have two packs; a lightweight pack and a big, indestructible monster. It's good to have something reliable to fall back on for deep winter, or trips where you're carrying extra gear for some...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
February 02, 5:52am

Boreas Men's Buttermilk 40
Fit: This bag has a superb fit that places more pressure on your lower back, which distributes weight to the hips and keeps your upper back cool. I was impressed with how well this pack vented, even w...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
November 24, 7:19pm