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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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Ok, but let's get technical. Will the shell prevent the merino wool from properly wicking moisture? Will the wool allow for things like sweat to sit against the eVent membrane and prevent i...

In Gear Swap » FS: Westcomb Skeena Hooded Softshells. M and L. eVent and Merino Wool. MMMMM.
August 20, 9:36am

Site Selection
90% of your results this weekend will depend on good site selection. Finding an area with good airflow will solve a lot of your condensation issues, as will pitching in such a way that air flows th...

In GEAR » Wet, humid weekend. Stick to UL gear or go more traditional?
August 20, 7:32am

Strange jacket...
Does this product actually make sense from a technical point of view? Someone sell me...

In Gear Swap » FS: Westcomb Skeena Hooded Softshells. M and L. eVent and Merino Wool. MMMMM.
August 18, 8:45pm

Going Faster
My old frame was crashed several times, badly twice. I was "crashed" as well, but my skin heals better than a bike's paint job. This bike is fast, so I'm sure I'll crash i...

In Chaff » Everyone, Look At My New Baby
August 18, 11:13am

Scott, what I can tell you from personal experience is that Neoshell and eVent are pretty on-par and widely considered to be the most breathable. Gore-Tex falls below that, but it's still good....

In GEAR » Hardshell for the NW
August 18, 11:10am

New Bike, Old Habits
If by "redecorate" you mean "crash and replace" then yeah, I'll try to avoid that this round. I definitely took down my last fork. It's funny, my ultralight bikepacki...

In Chaff » Everyone, Look At My New Baby
August 18, 11:05am

Everyone, Look At My New Baby
Look upon my works, ye backpackers, and despair!

In Chaff » Everyone, Look At My New Baby
August 18, 8:51am

For some reason, calling these raincoats "hardshells" just sounds so cool to me. I use the EMS Helix Anorak, and it's NeoShell 3-layer and 11.4oz. Very well priced for the same ma...

In GEAR » Hardshell for the NW
August 15, 9:32am

Fleece, fleece fleece. The Patagonia Micro-D fleece is back for 2014 and it only weighs 8oz.... Literally one fleece is often the difference between hypothermia under a wet rainshell.

In GEAR » Best rainwear for a month in monsoonal summer on JMT
August 12, 8:35pm

200wt Merino wool! Ibex bottoms, Smartwool top!

In GEAR » What is your favorite base layer?
August 12, 2:49pm

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