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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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All Forum Posts by Max Dilthey

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I agree that a full bag is lighter, but if you're already carrying the jacket... multi-use. This is definitely one sleep system where utility comes before comfort. I don't think half bag...

In GEAR » Half Bag?
December 17, 10:10am

And yet...
Nothing quite soothes me to sleep like the knowledge of saved ounces.

In GEAR » Half Bag?
December 17, 9:41am

I picked up a half-bag from Wild Things off a BPL member. It's rated at 30ยบ, with enough length to reach almost to my armpits. I'm interested in using it with a synthetic jacket (Arcteryx ...

In GEAR » Half Bag?
December 16, 9:37pm

I'm getting the chance to test a vest from Ministry of Supply: Part of my goal is to tell them how to make their marketing information a litt...

In GEAR » Active vest
December 16, 9:20pm

Universal Cycles built my wheels. When I called in for help, they walked me through all of my options and got me to the perfect set of touring wheels. I asked if I could leave a good word with the ...

In GEAR » Showers Pass waterproof socks
December 16, 9:10pm

The Fleece Thickens
My girlfriend desperately wants a cat. I keep finding my girlfriend's hair in my fleece. Please advise, all.

In GEAR » Removing Cat hairs from Fleece
December 16, 9:03pm

Half Bag?
Is there merit to the half bag + coat sleep system? Who uses it, Who hates it? Trying to justify an already-made purchase. -M

In GEAR » Half Bag?
December 16, 8:58pm

Those Goosefeet booties look awesome. I've been using a really thick pair of Fox River insulated socks with my boots. My boots have been my camp shoes this year (although, 90% of the time I cam...

In GEAR » Ultralight Winter Bikepacking System
December 15, 7:22pm

Pad Length
Kevin, Thank you very much for the advice. Here are my thoughts: 3/4 length: I have yet to run into cold feet with a sleeping bag. I attribute this to two things: 1. If my thighs and calve...

In GEAR » Ultralight Winter Bikepacking System
December 15, 7:19pm

Thanks! :)

In GEAR » Ultralight Winter Bikepacking System
December 15, 5:30pm

All Reader Reviews by Max Dilthey

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CEP Dynamic+ Outdoor Wool Socks
Since I've got a blood malformation in my foot, I often use compression socks to kee...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
May 27, 7:10am

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