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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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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

Softshell Windshirt
The Rab Ventus might be a good piece in place of the windshirt and the R1. It won't be quite as warm as your R1, but with the poncho and your dress shirt, you can probably push the range ju...

In GEAR » top layering help needed
August 07, 2:22pm

Hooded!
My head is difficult. I have never -repeat, never- found an appropriate neck on a turtleneck or 1/4-zip fleece or the like. If I zip it up all the way, I'm uncomfortable, period. Closest I g...

In GEAR » Hooded vs. hoodless puffies
August 07, 2:18pm

Sock Size
I'm not sure, but my feet are different sizes. They fit my Size 8 and my Size 10.5 feet, so I would guess Men's L.

In Gear Swap » FS: Helly Hansen, Uniqlo, Smartwool
August 07, 1:36pm

FS: Helly Hansen, Uniqlo, Smartwool
//////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) GOOD DEAL for outfitting a fri...

In Gear Swap » FS: Helly Hansen, Uniqlo, Smartwool
August 07, 11:48am

Unfortunate option
I blink a lot.

In GEAR » sweat & sunglasses management
August 06, 6:37pm

Just me?
I have several pairs of Darn Toughs and the wool is starting to wear along the top of the sock. Haven't worn the boot socks that much and they're really showing wear there. Looks like the m...

In GEAR » Darn Tough Socks Tough As S**t
August 05, 3:27pm

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