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Max Dilthey (mdilthey) - BPL Premium Member

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About Me 23 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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I found another resource that had this to say: That being said, I defer to BPL testing because this chart seems suspect (Gore-Tex 2 and 3 layer are identical? hmm...) and I thought someone h...

In GEAR » Breathability Ratings for eVent vs. DWR Silnylon?
February 18, 8:11pm

Kevin is great to work with, so this should be 100% as described.

In Gear Swap » FS: Big Agnes Slater UL2+
February 18, 6:37pm

I'm complicated: I bring two pairs of Smartwool PHD toe socks. So small, so thin, it's less weight than a single pair of most other socks. These are next to skin and washed/swapped often...

In GEAR » How Many Pairs of Socks Do You Carry?
February 18, 6:20pm

Yeah, the breathability ratings were definitely what I was looking for. Thanks!

In GEAR » Breathability Ratings for eVent vs. DWR Silnylon?
February 18, 5:49pm

Still Looking
Negotiating with all PM's sent. Accepting more offers (and other tent styles, if you'd like to offer)

In Gear Swap » WTB: Like-New Big Agnes 2P Tent
February 18, 12:20pm

I like a blade I can control, and almost never cut anything with a diameter greater than a centimeter. Sticks, paracord, loose threads, clothing, and occasionally peeling fruit. So, a 1-inch bl...

In GEAR » Knife features, uses
February 18, 12:14pm

Breathability Ratings for eVent vs. DWR Silnylon?
Comparing an eVent bivy to a Water Resistant bivy like the MLD Superlight, what's the breathability rating discrepancy? In other words, how much more/less breathable is eVent? Anyone happen ...

In GEAR » Breathability Ratings for eVent vs. DWR Silnylon?
February 18, 12:09pm

Mesh Tent Wall vs. Nylon Tent Wall?
I'm looking at the Big Agnes Slater and the walls of the tent are solid nylon, with a mesh door. Anyone have experience with this tent or similar that can tell me how much warmer this is during...

In GEAR » Mesh Tent Wall vs. Nylon Tent Wall?
February 18, 12:08pm

Slippery Slope
Careful; I now compulsively rip tags off of things I would never take camping to save weight.

In GEAR » How much weight will I shed if I start trimming the straps on my pack (Lowe Alpine Zepton 50?)
February 18, 11:25am

WTB: Like-New Big Agnes 2P Tent
It's couples camping time! I'm looking for a Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2 or a Fly Creek UL3, or similar. PM or email me at mdilthey @ gmail dot com

In Gear Swap » WTB: Like-New Big Agnes 2P Tent
February 18, 9:34am

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