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Matt Lutz (citystuckhiker) - BPL Forum Member

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About Me Hiker-turned-ultramarathon runner. Sorry backpack, I've neglected you.
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All Forum Posts by Matt Lutz

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Re: Tips/gear for women
I'll speak for by girlfriend on this, since she is not a member of the forum. In general, she takes at least one more torso layer than I do. Head to toe: Head: Marmot Powerstretch ha...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Tips/gear for women
October 03, 11:43am

Re: Gore-Tex Softshell
Softshells are not waterproof - they are water resistant. Your softshell might be GoreTex Windstopper, which is a wind-resistant fabric with Gore's laminate in between the outer DWR-treated fab...

In GEAR » Gore-Tex Softshell
October 03, 7:58am

Re: Re: Leukotape is heavy!
The straw is difficult because it bends when you try and to remove it. Try a pencil.

In GEAR » Leukotape is heavy!
October 02, 6:32pm

Re: Re: Re: Model year
I tried to attach the vestibule to my tent today - it is too short and it looks like it is for the MK1 Lite (or a model with a shorter door), although the current model of the MK1 Lite does not hav...

In Gear Swap » Free-Vestibule for ID Mk I Tent
October 01, 7:23pm

Re: Pattern Similar to WM jacket?
Check out the kits from Thru-hiker. I can't comment on which jacket at which insulation thickness is comparable to the Flash jacket, though.

In Make Your Own Gear » Pattern Similar to WM jacket?
October 01, 7:21pm

Re: Which WP Bivy Should I buy

In GEAR » Which WP Bivy Should I buy
October 01, 2:14pm

Re: Rain Gear
I should have mentioned that a long poncho (not a poncho/tarp) with gaiters may work fine. You could also go with chaps (see MLD) and stay dry. Still need gaiters to cover gap between shoes and bot...

In GEAR » Another Rain Gear Thread
October 01, 1:14pm

Re: Another Rain Gear Thread
Tough question. I'm just getting started with poncho/tarp camping, and I can say with my minimal experience that you're going wet. The trick is staying warm, wetness notwithstanding. If ...

In GEAR » Another Rain Gear Thread
October 01, 10:24am

Re: Re: Model year
I talked to Evan at ID and they are going to make me a pole that will fit the vestibule - I also canceled my order for the first pole, so I'm not out any extra change. No worries here. Thanks a...

In Gear Swap » Free-Vestibule for ID Mk I Tent
October 01, 10:11am

Re: Model year
OK - I'll have to call Evan at ID to figure this one out. Thanks.

In Gear Swap » Free-Vestibule for ID Mk I Tent
October 01, 9:31am

All Reader Reviews by Matt Lutz

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Marmot Scree (softshell pants)
There is so much to love about these pants, but the little details kill any possibility of a 5 rating. So 4 it is. The good: The pants are made of Marmot's proprietary M3 fabric, which is a ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
October 20, 9:50am

Zpacks Z1
I bought my Z1 from a BPL forum member. It had a webbing waist belt and a removable sternum strap. I have since removed the waistbelt (via scissors) and removed the sternum strap, which was attached t...

In Backpacks - Frameless
October 03, 10:22am

Montbell UL Down Inner Parka
I have a 2008 MB Inner down Parka, and I wish I would have waited until the 2009 models were released before hitting "submit order." I have a size small, which weighs in at 7.2 oz. The ja...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
October 03, 9:24am

Black Diamond Windweight (formerly Jetstream)
I have owned two pairs of BD wind-proof liner gloves - an older pair of Jetstreams and the new model, their Windweights. Both used Polartec Windbloc fabric. These gloves are excellent next-to-skin...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
October 03, 9:15am

Black Diamond Powerstretch (now Midweights)
These are my go-to liner gloves for all seasons. In three-season wear, they are are breathable and not too warm when the temperature dips. In cold and wet weather, I use them under a pair of MLD eVent...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
October 03, 8:50am