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Matt Lutz (citystuckhiker) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Midwest
About Me Hiker-turned-ultramarathon runner. Sorry backpack, I've neglected you.
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All Forum Posts by Matt Lutz

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Re: sleeping in the extremes
I find that I need to drink a lot of water in the winter (including throughout the night) to keep my throat from getting harsh. I'd rather not wear anything over my mouth because of freeze up. ...

In Winter Hiking » sleeping in the extremes
December 20, 8:04pm

Re: "Winter hiking footwear?"
WP boots + high gaiters + cushy socks for the win. Sam and I used this combo on our Parcour attempt. VBL socks are necessary once you get over a day or two, although neither he nor I used them in o...

In GEAR » Winter hiking footwear?
December 19, 10:29am

Re: Joe Valesko of Zpack's new 9oz tent
He's also making his packs out of Dyneema! I can get a 18 or 26 for a weight similar to a modded or unmodded GoLite Ion. Ah! Choices!

In GEAR » Joe Valesko of Zpack's new 9oz tent
December 17, 6:47pm

Re: What size of cooking pot do you use?
One cookpot here, 1.3L REI TiWare. Looking at an itty bitty mug for solo use.

In GEAR » What size of cooking pot do you use?
December 16, 7:50pm

Re: Re: Free $20.00 from backcountry
I'm looking hard at the 700, too. Or I'll spend it on others for x-ms (more likely). Can't go wrong for an $8 pot that weights 3.7 oz. Edit: you can if it won't fit an MSR can.

In Gear Deals » Free $20.00 from backcountry
December 15, 3:42pm

Re: trying to understand backpacking light
It cannot be emphasized how important the snowball (or anti-snowball) effect is in UL backpacking. The best place to start is with Ray Jardine's Beyond Backpacking. It takes a low-tech appr...

In Gear Lists » trying to understand backpacking light
December 15, 9:43am

Re: Re: You Knew It Was a Bad Idea, But...
The Firstlight makes me drool over its possible use in winter. Just drool.

In GEAR » You Knew It Was a Bad Idea, But...
December 14, 7:19pm

Re: Bivy?
On Steve's comments, the 2010 MLD Alpine bivy makes me drool.

In GEAR » need advice on bivy sacks
December 13, 4:40pm

Multi-use photo thread
Here's one my favorites: using my foamer as a windscreen on a canister stove. This shot is at Lewis and Clark pass with Sam Haraldson on 2009 Parcour: It's much easier in winter b/c ...

In Multiple Use Gear » Multi-use photo thread
December 13, 4:07pm

Re: Taking my list down to 20degreesF
You're right to look at puffy insulating gear and ground insulation. Options here, depending on how tight your down parka is. I tend to use Montbell UL Thermawrap pants on the bottom, then down...

In Gear Lists » Taking my list down to 20degreesF
December 13, 2:45pm

All Reader Reviews by Matt Lutz

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Marmot Scree (softshell pants)
There is so much to love about these pants, but the little details kill any possibility of a 5 rating. So 4 it is. The good: The pants are made of Marmot's proprietary M3 fabric, which is a ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
October 20, 9:50am

Zpacks Z1
I bought my Z1 from a BPL forum member. It had a webbing waist belt and a removable sternum strap. I have since removed the waistbelt (via scissors) and removed the sternum strap, which was attached t...

In Backpacks - Frameless
October 03, 10:22am

Montbell UL Down Inner Parka
I have a 2008 MB Inner down Parka, and I wish I would have waited until the 2009 models were released before hitting "submit order." I have a size small, which weighs in at 7.2 oz. The ja...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
October 03, 9:24am

Black Diamond Windweight (formerly Jetstream)
I have owned two pairs of BD wind-proof liner gloves - an older pair of Jetstreams and the new model, their Windweights. Both used Polartec Windbloc fabric. These gloves are excellent next-to-skin...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
October 03, 9:15am

Black Diamond Powerstretch (now Midweights)
These are my go-to liner gloves for all seasons. In three-season wear, they are are breathable and not too warm when the temperature dips. In cold and wet weather, I use them under a pair of MLD eVent...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
October 03, 8:50am