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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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All Forum Posts by Max Dilthey

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Heavy is Better Sometimes
I bought and tried 8oz Outdoor Research nylon pants. I found them annoyingly slim, non-stretchy, and I longed for a few simple features. My 13oz Prana pants are stretchy, comfortable, have neat ...

In GEAR » "When your pants are kinda heavy..."
February 17, 12:11pm

To Eric Chan
Partially unrelated, but I feel like Eric has come dangerously close at times to being completely dismissed on BPL because of his somewhat reckless way of presenting his (often polarized) opinions....

In GEAR » A Visual Paradigm for Windshirts - Multiple Axis of Understanding.-Rev 0
February 17, 12:08pm

WTB: Men's Wool Crew
I'm looking to buy a silkweight or lightweight wool crew! Brands: Patagonia (L) Icebreaker (L or XL) Ibex (M or L) Color doesn't matter! I'm looking for a long-sleeved crew n...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Men's Wool Crew
February 17, 8:54am

Check The Craigslist Ad
Price drop to $900 for: Nikon D7000 35mm Nikon DX Lens >3lb Aluminum 4-section Oben tripod w/ ball head ($100 new) Lowepro Carrying Case w/ extra neoprene case Chargers, cords, 4GB SDHC M...

In Gear Swap » FS: Nikon D7000 w/ all the extras!
February 17, 8:49am

$249 New
$80 Shipped

In Gear Swap » FS: Patagonia Retro-X Windproof Fleece, Men's L, 2012
February 17, 8:37am

FS: Military R1 Grid Fleece, Men's L
For Sale: Condor Military grid fleece, similar to Patagonia's R1. Size Men's L New, never worn. I have the tag. I found it to be true to size (it fits me) but it was slightly on the smal...

In Gear Swap » FS: Military R1 Grid Fleece, Men's L
February 12, 10:16am

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

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