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Max Dilthey (mdilthey) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale MaxTheCyclist.com
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.
StateMA
CountryUnited States
My Website URLhttp://www.MaxTheCyclist.com

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All Forum Posts by Max Dilthey

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Shoes
I have a vein malformation in my foot that means I need the bottoms protected about 24/7, so I use Vibram EL-X shoes. They work as water shoes too. I like those montbell camp shoes but haven...

In GEAR » "Hotel" shoescamp shoes
August 12, 8:09am

UL Tent LED christmas lights?
Anyone have a good string of LED lights that doesn't weigh much? I don't know if these even exist... but given that the new Big Agnes tents have them, I was wondering if they come as a sepa...

In GEAR » UL Tent LED christmas lights?
August 11, 4:29pm

Wool
Smartwool doesn't last as long as Ibex or Icebreaker. The patagonia boxers, similarly, will last longer, but they're a large percentage nylon for durability. Ibex D-Luxe boxer is probabl...

In GEAR » Loose merino boxers
August 11, 9:31am

Offers!
Taking offers....

In Gear Swap » FS: Helly Hansen, Uniqlo, Smartwool
August 10, 6:20pm

For all Four
Price Drop! $30 Shipped! That makes it about... $6 per pair of socks (15$ ea. new) $8 for the Bottoms ($20 new) $10 for the Baselayer ($30 new)

In Gear Swap » FS: Helly Hansen, Uniqlo, Smartwool
August 10, 8:57am

Synthetic vs Down
I think down is good too, and probably warmer for the weight than the Atom SV. I just prefer synthetics because I like redundancy in keeping warm on winter cycling trips. The unexpected wet coat ha...

In GEAR » Hooded vs. hoodless puffies
August 07, 2:53pm

Neoshell For a Song
Second on the EMS Helix Anorak mentioned above. Cheap and wicked effective. Keep your arcteryx, suckers!

In GEAR » Have OR Helium II- Worth Upgrading to eVent Jacket for Heavier Rains?
August 07, 2:50pm

Gender Bias
I wish men's... anything came in such cool colors. A 6'6" bag is guaranteed to be a dull color inside and out. So tired of black interiors.

In GEAR » ++++++!!!Big Agnes!!!+++++++
August 07, 2:48pm

Freak Show
Andy, same! I have a bad vein malformation in my right foot. I've had surgery four times. That's why I'm the only one on BPL who backpacks less than 50 miles a year, but bike tours hund...

In Gear Swap » FS: Helly Hansen, Uniqlo, Smartwool
August 07, 2:40pm

Softshell Windshirt
The Rab Ventus might be a good piece in place of the windshirt and the R1. It won't be quite as warm as your R1, but with the poncho and your dress shirt, you can probably push the range ju...

In GEAR » top layering help needed
August 07, 2:22pm

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