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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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Help Me Out! FS: Arcteryx Squamish (Men's L, Orange)
I dun goof'd! I bought the new Squamish to check out the new material, and it's cool! It's 30d instead of 20d so it's .3oz heavier than 2013, but more durable. I like it, and I&#...

In Gear Swap » Help Me Out! FS: Arcteryx Squamish (Men's L, Orange)
March 12, 11:27pm

X-poles, 2 vestibules
Looks real similar to the Stoic. Seems to be a common design for middle-of-the-road tents.

In GEAR » Cheap Tents: Philosophy, Review, and Raw Emotion
March 12, 11:11pm

Really Good Deal
Mil fleece sold Retro-X jacket now $70, practically giving it away at that price... Like 1/3 retail!

In Gear Swap » FS: Patagonia Retro-X Windproof Fleece, Men's L, 2012
March 12, 10:57pm

Sold!
I'll take the Sportivas!

In Gear Swap » FS: La Sportiva Quantum trail 46.5 & New Balance MT110AK 11.5
March 12, 10:55pm

Science
I've written extensively on compression for my job as a fitness writer. The general knowledge right now is that the improved recovery rate is anecdotal, not scientifically backed. There is, ...

In GEAR » sun/compression sleeves
March 12, 9:52pm

Check it out!
If you're enjoying this thread, I did a full write-up with setup pics here: http://maxthecyclist.wordpress.com/2014/03/12/home-away-from-home/

In GEAR » Cheap Tents: Philosophy, Review, and Raw Emotion
March 12, 6:02pm

Duo-Mid
If I were to tarp camp for more than a night (since overnights, you can plan for the weather) I would use an enclosed tarp like an MLD Duo-Mid. It's still a "tarp" in terms of wei...

In GEAR » Tarp camping in the rain
March 12, 5:06pm

Per-Person Weight
Kell is in great shape from volleyball and tennis and lacrosse, but I suspect I'll (gladly) carry the tent when we hike this summer. I've got the endurance muscles, she's got the fast t...

In GEAR » Cheap Tents: Philosophy, Review, and Raw Emotion
March 12, 4:40pm

Re: cheap but good tents
Robert, My outdoors club at my old college was outfitted with three of those Timberline beauties. I slept with one on Camel's Hump last year, and I've probably put ten nights into them. ...

In GEAR » Cheap Tents: Philosophy, Review, and Raw Emotion
March 12, 4:28pm

Post pictures if it works!
Delmar, Neat idea for every tent, not just this one.

In GEAR » First impression: MSR Hubba Hubba NX
March 12, 4:08pm

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