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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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Cotton and Wool
To my understanding, the cotton fibers would still absorb odor and take longer to dry. So, 50% of the shirt will absorb odor. Am I wrong? Being next to a wool fiber doesn't make the cotto...

In GEAR » wool/cotton blends?
August 12, 8:12am

I have a vein malformation in my foot that means I need the bottoms protected about 24/7, so I use Vibram EL-X shoes. They work as water shoes too. I like those montbell camp shoes but haven...

In GEAR » "Hotel" shoescamp shoes
August 12, 8:09am

UL Tent LED christmas lights?
Anyone have a good string of LED lights that doesn't weigh much? I don't know if these even exist... but given that the new Big Agnes tents have them, I was wondering if they come as a sepa...

In GEAR » UL Tent LED christmas lights?
August 11, 4:29pm

Smartwool doesn't last as long as Ibex or Icebreaker. The patagonia boxers, similarly, will last longer, but they're a large percentage nylon for durability. Ibex D-Luxe boxer is probabl...

In GEAR » Loose merino boxers
August 11, 9:31am

Taking offers....

In Gear Swap » FS: Helly Hansen, Uniqlo, Smartwool
August 10, 6:20pm

For all Four
Price Drop! $30 Shipped! That makes it about... $6 per pair of socks (15$ ea. new) $8 for the Bottoms ($20 new) $10 for the Baselayer ($30 new)

In Gear Swap » FS: Helly Hansen, Uniqlo, Smartwool
August 10, 8:57am

Synthetic vs Down
I think down is good too, and probably warmer for the weight than the Atom SV. I just prefer synthetics because I like redundancy in keeping warm on winter cycling trips. The unexpected wet coat ha...

In GEAR » Hooded vs. hoodless puffies
August 07, 2:53pm

Neoshell For a Song
Second on the EMS Helix Anorak mentioned above. Cheap and wicked effective. Keep your arcteryx, suckers!

In GEAR » Have OR Helium II- Worth Upgrading to eVent Jacket for Heavier Rains?
August 07, 2:50pm

Gender Bias
I wish men's... anything came in such cool colors. A 6'6" bag is guaranteed to be a dull color inside and out. So tired of black interiors.

In GEAR » ++++++!!!Big Agnes!!!+++++++
August 07, 2:48pm

Freak Show
Andy, same! I have a bad vein malformation in my right foot. I've had surgery four times. That's why I'm the only one on BPL who backpacks less than 50 miles a year, but bike tours hund...

In Gear Swap » FS: Helly Hansen, Uniqlo, Smartwool
August 07, 2:40pm

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