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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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Big Agnes Fly Creek
Forgive me for stepping outside Cottage Gear parameters, but I freaking love the Fly Creek 1 Platinum. 9/10 BPL'ers agree, Max is too tall for this tent, but I've never had a problem...

In GEAR » A Casual Poll: Your Fave Go-to 3 season Solo Shelter
February 08, 9:22pm

WTB: Military Power Dry Fleece Bottoms
Looking for: Polartec Grid Fleece (R1) Fleece bottoms, I wear a Men's Medium and I'll take a regular or tall, but I prefer tall. Something like the E.C.W.C.S. Military Polartec® Powe...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Military Power Dry Fleece Bottoms
February 08, 8:52pm

Best Value UL Insulated Pants
I need some insulated pants. Actually, I needed them about 4 months ago... but better late than never. Excluding MYOG, what's the best screaming deal on UL insulated pants? Is it the Montbell T...

In GEAR » Best Value UL Insulated Pants
February 08, 5:47pm

I remember it fondly, and still have it!
A Sea to Summit eVent bottomed compression sack. This is my first piece of UL gear for two reasons. Firstly, it's the first piece I bought after joining the forum and reading about the idea ...

In GEAR » Your first "UL" piece of gear?
February 08, 5:40pm

Borah Gear Snowyside Bivy?
Anyone get a chance to use one yet? Anyone have pictures? I'm impatient and thirsty for knowledge while mine's being built!

In GEAR » Borah Gear Snowyside Bivy?
February 08, 8:09am

It's cool
I really think it's perfectly fine to sell knives here and I don't see why anyone would have a problem. Good luck!

In Gear Swap » New-ish Brothers of Brushcraft Knife and Sheath
February 08, 8:04am

A poncho isn't a perfect system for me for a couple of reasons. Firstly, a poncho is redundant with my rain jacket and rain pants, which I'm already bringing for use on the bike. So, the ro...

In GEAR » Sleep System for Bikepacking
February 07, 8:37am

BPL Meetup
Duncan, PM sent

In GEAR » Sleep System for Bikepacking
February 06, 1:34pm

Great Suggestions
Good suggestions, all: The poles aren't an end-all, I can definitely strap them to the frame. It's just slightly less convenient than the bivy. I have found that the less straps I have, ...

In GEAR » Sleep System for Bikepacking
February 06, 1:12pm

Drybag Pack
Sea to Summit makes a drybag with a shoulder/hipbelt integrated that looks pretty burly. It has lash points and no dedicated frame, and comes in at 2lb 4oz. You can reduce that further if you repla...

In GEAR » Pack recommendations with special requirements .. Kinda.
February 06, 1:04pm

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