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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.
StateMA
CountryUnited States
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All Forum Posts by Max Dilthey

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Ha!
Joke's on you guys! I'm already a tester!

In GEAR » Looking for a Wool Underwear Product Tester
August 02, 8:22am

Thoughts
Best value in bivies right now might be Borah gear. You can get one custom-made to your dimensions to save weight, I imagine. Silnylon bottom with eVent top would likely come in sub-20oz if you ...

In GEAR » Anyone have any experience w/ OR's Helium bivy?
August 02, 8:20am

Couch Time
FINALLY! I can stop hiking!

In GEAR » Thru Hike: The Appalachian Trail! The game!!!
July 31, 8:15am

Thoughts
If there's a place to ask questions like this, it's BPL. That being said, this is one area where I feel like any shirt is going to be 95% marketing and hype, and 5% polyester.

In GEAR » Fabrics Theory/Use
July 31, 6:46am

Cheers
Bob, Thanks. Going to start with the electricity course. What multimeter are you using?

In GEAR » Where can I learn about Solar Rechargers?
July 28, 12:51pm

Where can I learn about Solar Rechargers?
I'm trying to learn more about portable solar charging, for work (freelance writer) and for myself (bicycle tourist). I admit I've read a lot of reviews and a lot of customer testimonial...

In GEAR » Where can I learn about Solar Rechargers?
July 28, 12:07pm

Another +1 to 40L
Just thought I'd share... 40L is just right for me for bikepacking (distributed among bike bags) and for backpacking.

In GEAR » Pack size for UL thru-hiking - 40L too small?
July 28, 12:01pm

Rab Ventus
Thanks for the tips. Considering adding a Rab Ventus pullover windshirt, since it fills that Tech-Wick category you mention for cooler temperatures. I'm also going to add the ripstop nylon &...

In Gear Lists » White Mountains / Pemigewasset Wilderness Pack List
July 28, 11:58am

Grey Tent
Yeah, Cuben breaks the bank. if I was gonna get a grey shelter, I'd likely go with a Tarptent Contrail. My girl and I can squeeze in there, as a wide pitch comes out to be about the space of a ...

In GEAR » Two-person stealth camping?
July 25, 11:20am

Sierra Designs Users, come forward!
Bump, I want this information too.

In GEAR » Anyone have experience with the new Sierra Designs Lightning 2 or 3?
July 25, 11:16am

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