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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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Most Used
1. Headlamp! At least twice or thrice a week. 2. Socks! Every day! 3. Foam Sit Pad! Working on the bike, relaxing on the porch, riding in the car, sitting on a train, etc. Always useful.

In GEAR » What is your most used piece of gear?
October 13, 9:23pm

Everyone ought to buy a pair...
I just got some of the fleece mittens from ZPacks. They're supposed to go in their cuben mittens, but I just bought them on their own. They pack down to the size of a golf ball, and they're...

In GEAR » Everyone ought to buy a pair...
October 10, 10:58pm

MLD eVent Mitts
When I was 22, I had some extra income and I bought the MLD Rain Mitts. I've used them every winter and fall/spring since, and I haven't seam sealed them yet. I might never- I think it vent...

In GEAR » MLD rain mitts or ???
October 09, 10:20am

Softshell use
Since I often crash bikes, rock climb, mountain bike, scramble, stumble, etc. I always use a super-thin softshell instead of a windshirt. It's several ounces heavier, but it survives my life.

In GEAR » any reason to use a softshell?
October 02, 8:45am

I would opt for a bivy in alpine conditions. The flexibility and speed it allows in your setup is convenient all the time, and potentially life-saving some of the time. Imagine trying to pitch a te...

In GEAR » Lightest Bomber Tent/Shelter Options?
September 29, 5:30pm

Blown Snow
The blown-snow issue could be solved by just building a little snow wall. Not even "building," really, just pushing. A sit pad could double as a platform for a ski pole. That, or a roc...

In GEAR » Lightest tent for snow?
September 28, 3:04pm

Ended up picking up the 5.10 Aescents, used, on eBay. I like them, and I'll try to keep their tread by not using them around town. The grip on my pedals is nothing short of fantastic. I'...

In GEAR » Mtn Bike / Hike-A-Bike Shoes
September 28, 2:35pm

Mtn Bike / Hike-A-Bike Shoes
I need one more pair of shoes in my arsenal. I know the one-gun method of shoe picking is usually opt for failure, but I'll ask anyways; anyone have a suggestion for a do-everything shoe? I'...

In GEAR » Mtn Bike / Hike-A-Bike Shoes
September 22, 7:44pm

Hat's Off
Sent you an email, Kat. Thanks!

In GEAR » The Perfect Wool Hat
September 21, 10:49pm

I would, but...
I thought Katharina had to take a break due to carpal tunnel?

In GEAR » The Perfect Wool Hat
September 21, 10:30pm

All Reader Reviews by Max Dilthey

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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