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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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Super-Warm option
I dig the Outdoor Research Incandescent jacket. This spring/summer/fall, it'll be part of my sleep system with a 3/4 length sleeping bag, justifying the weight (16oz @ 800 FP).

In GEAR » favorite high elevation summer down puffy??
February 03, 9:11pm

Fond memory. When I was in 8th grade, I worked up the courage to ask Ruth to the school dance. She said yes. I decided to wear a dress shirt my mom had bought me that I hadn't grown into yet...

In GEAR » Black Patagonia Houdini wind pants remind me of parachute pants.
February 03, 11:21am

Super Annoyed @ Black Diamond
Why stop there, Jerry? Hike naked.

In GEAR » Super Annoyed @ Black Diamond
February 03, 11:18am

And here I am, gazing lustfully at the color.

In GEAR » 2015 Arcteryx Nuclei AR
February 02, 5:41pm

Good coat
Ha, that's funny. My current coat is the EMS helix, and I love it. Just exploring the helium as a summer UL shell when being wet isn't life-threatening.

In GEAR » OR Helium II? Have you tested it?
February 01, 10:49pm

OR Helium II? Have you tested it?
What's the verdict on the OR Helium II as an UL replacement for a shell? Seems like this is either going to be a really wet raincoat or a really stifling windshirt, if it's right between th...

In GEAR » OR Helium II? Have you tested it?
February 01, 1:33pm

I know I can't wear the NB shoes because my right foot is too tall. The NB shoes always have an inflexible band over the forefoot. The Altra Lone Peaks will be my next shoe. Thanks all.

In GEAR » Flexible, minimalist thru-hiking shoes WITH protection?
January 30, 10:14pm

Flexible, minimalist thru-hiking shoes WITH protection?
I hate shoe threads as much as the next guy, but unfortunately I'm stuck with world's worst feet. I find if I can keep flexing my forefoot all hike, I don't get any pain, but if my ...

In GEAR » Flexible, minimalist thru-hiking shoes WITH protection?
January 30, 8:21am

Am I understanding the mesh near the foot of the sleeping bag correctly? Does it prevent touching the sil walls or is there an additional mesh sleeve to prevent touching the smaller 5-inch bugnet w...

In GEAR » Tarptent Protrail
January 29, 12:46pm


In Gear Swap » FS: Tom Bihn Side Effect
January 29, 12:29pm

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