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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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Price Drop
Big price drop: $600 to $550

In Gear Swap » FS: Ricoh GR 16.2 MP Digital Camera
January 18, 7:35pm

Go for it!
Thanks for the shout-out :) I like mountain biking year-round. A lot of people choose fatbikes in the winter, with much wider (4-5 inch) tires for flotation over packed snow. That said, a tradit...

In GEAR » Is mountain biking like snow skiing
January 16, 9:25am

Why Backpack?
I wrote something about running last year. I think the philosophy in it applies to backpacking, too. Enjoy: "I never once pounded the pavement. I spent the second decade of my life resi...

In GEAR » Why do you go backpacking
January 13, 10:48am

Yellow and Orange are pretty similar. For a third color, maybe a blue or green would offer more variety.

In GEAR » Pack Color Preferences
January 11, 12:04pm

I keep my boots right next to me when I camp. When I get out of my bivy, I change from booties to boots on my sit pad and then move about. If socks were warm enough, i'd just wear those. I n...

In GEAR » Ultralight Booties: What's Out There?
January 08, 8:27pm

In biking, we call it "Ride Your Own Ride"
I hemmed and hawed over a backpack for a long time. Tested out Ospreys, Gregories, Granite Gears, etc. The works. Today I use an old Kelty frame pack. It's comfortable. REPEAT: It&#...

In GEAR » What Dan McHale has to say about UL backpacks
January 08, 10:44am

Careful Bob, if Ian catches you making puns this thread is done for.

In GEAR » Ultralight Booties: What's Out There?
January 08, 10:36am

Great Options
Doug, no knock to your socks, just not going for Vapor barrier socks, as I may use these with other sleep systems above zero, too. The Enlightened Equipment booties are winning. Very cool. ...

In GEAR » Ultralight Booties: What's Out There?
January 08, 10:35am

Good ideas... A question
Any U.S. Manufacturers making anything simple like the Rab Hot Socks?

In GEAR » Ultralight Booties: What's Out There?
January 08, 9:55am

Ultralight Booties: What's Out There?
Hi All, I'm looking for warm footwear for use in a sleeping bag (not around camp, so no sole). As light as possible. I currently have a pair of Baffin slippers but they take up as much room ...

In GEAR » Ultralight Booties: What's Out There?
January 08, 8:59am

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