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Matt Lutz (citystuckhiker) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Midwest
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: One shell to rule them all
...and in the darkness bind them.

In GEAR » One shell to rule them all
April 29, 6:27pm

Re: Acteryx Beta SL
+1 on cuffs wearing out. It is an area very prone to abrasion and oils from your hands. My cuffs were the among the first things to wear out on an old Precip.

In GEAR » Acteryx Beta SL
April 12, 12:21pm

Re: Marmot Venus Jacket Review
Goofy quilting patterns reduce a garment's quality. To the garment makers out there, please stop using them.

In Editor's Roundtable » Marmot Venus Jacket Review
April 06, 9:05pm

Re: Cutting Straps
I have cut my straps on my Vapor Trail. Use a sharp fabric scissors and cut at 45 degrees to the length of the webbing. Then you need to fuse (i.e. melt) the edge. Use a lighter and hold the webbin...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cutting Straps
April 06, 5:12pm

Re: Re: Re: Re:: $ / oz.
Trail miles/$ = lifespan efficiency. My best is probably a pair of my Smartwool Adrenaline Mini crews, which have been with me since early 2008 and each have half of 2,000+ miles of running and ...

In Multiple Use Gear » $ / oz.
April 05, 10:30am

Re: Re: Our new little hiker
My fiancee is a really big fan of the new one's name. She also thinks he's really cute.

In Chaff » Our new little hiker
April 05, 9:12am

Re: Re: another bivy sack
Mark +1.

In Make Your Own Gear » another bivy sack
April 05, 9:11am

Re: Re: Avoid tunnel.
@Roger and Nicholas: I think the comment was related to the ground Nicholas is experiencing. If I couldn't stake something, I'd want a dome-type tent. The Saivo I referenced above easily su...

In GEAR » Arctic tent
April 05, 9:10am

Re: Alcohol better then Canister for long section hike?
Another plug cometh for my hands-down favorite article series on BPL:Comparative fuel Efficient and Carry Weight for Six Lightweight Backpacking Cooking Systems (two parts). http://www.backpacki...

In Gear Lists » Alcohol better then Canister for long section hike?
April 04, 6:11pm

All great suggestions Mike C!

In Gear Lists » Suggested GEAR LIST ETIQUETTE
April 04, 6:06pm

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