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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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CountryUnited States
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All Forum Posts by Max Dilthey

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Features
Scott, what I can tell you from personal experience is that Neoshell and eVent are pretty on-par and widely considered to be the most breathable. Gore-Tex falls below that, but it's still good....

In GEAR » Hardshell for the NW
August 18, 11:10am

New Bike, Old Habits
If by "redecorate" you mean "crash and replace" then yeah, I'll try to avoid that this round. I definitely took down my last fork. It's funny, my ultralight bikepacki...

In Chaff » Everyone, Look At My New Baby
August 18, 11:05am

Everyone, Look At My New Baby
Look upon my works, ye backpackers, and despair!

In Chaff » Everyone, Look At My New Baby
August 18, 8:51am

Recommendation
For some reason, calling these raincoats "hardshells" just sounds so cool to me. I use the EMS Helix Anorak, and it's NeoShell 3-layer and 11.4oz. Very well priced for the same ma...

In GEAR » Hardshell for the NW
August 15, 9:32am

FLEECE
Fleece, fleece fleece. The Patagonia Micro-D fleece is back for 2014 and it only weighs 8oz.... Literally one fleece is often the difference between hypothermia under a wet rainshell.

In GEAR » Best rainwear for a month in monsoonal summer on JMT
August 12, 8:35pm

Merino!
200wt Merino wool! Ibex bottoms, Smartwool top!

In GEAR » What is your favorite base layer?
August 12, 2:49pm

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

Shoes
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

Wool
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

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