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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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Re: gear list
Kevin, Thanks very much for all the advice. I'll probably ditch the camp shoes like you recommended but the gaiters are for my cycling shoes; every time I go off-roading I get sand and rocks...

In Gear Lists » 2014 Continental Divide Bikepacking Gear List
February 12, 6:56am

3M is my favorite
The 3M safety glasses have particularly good visual acuity. I love my clear ones for night riding, where the ability to see is a must. The hinges are also particularly sturdy. I don't use a cas...

In GEAR » UL Sunglasses
February 11, 6:36pm

I think it's good.
I hear you bob, but I think the option makes the tool attractive to less serious backpackers. I love figuring out my base weight, and I only use manufacturer specs, but I still get a ballpark an...

In GEAR » Gear List Project: FEEDBACK Appeciated!
February 11, 6:31pm

Rules don't work.
I think any effort to further regulate things will just fail. People who care don't make issues and everything goes smooth. People who don't care or are discourteous wouldn't be more...

In Gear Swap » 1st Post "I'll take it"
February 11, 6:25pm

Peruvian Yes!
I use a peruvian windproof fleece hat. Not because it's perfect (it's close) but because it was on sale. But it works great! I'd like a bill, the top hat looks fantastic. And the mar...

In GEAR » MH Power Stretch beanie with a bill
February 11, 12:48pm

No Dice for Mountain Goat... For now
Kat has a carpal tunnel injury and can't make hats as of 5 days ago :(

In GEAR » Wool Watch Cap Recommendations
February 11, 12:05pm

$249 new
$80 Shipped

In Gear Swap » FS: Patagonia Retro-X Windproof Fleece, Men's L, 2012
February 11, 12:01pm

UL Sunglasses
Can't do much better than these: 3m Tekk 11330 Virtua Anti-fog Safety Glasses, Gray Blocks 99.9% of UV, has an anti-fog coating, meets safety standards (relevant for cycling) and they onl...

In GEAR » UL Sunglasses
February 10, 10:58pm

Sold, sorry George. You just missed them.

In Gear Swap » FS: Ortlieb Back Roller Panniers
February 10, 10:47pm

Plan B
Oh, Dan, when I carried the little cassette sprocket on the 2013 Colorado tour, the plan was to use my Leatherman Crunch and a boot to kick the cassette loose, with a two-by-four or other piece of ...

In Gear Lists » 2014 Continental Divide Bikepacking Gear List
February 10, 9:58pm

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