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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.
CityMankato
StateMinnesota
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://crazyrunnerguy.blogspot.com
My PDF Gear ListWinter 2011-12

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All Forum Posts by Matt Lutz

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Re: Best Quilt/Sleeping Bag Storage Sack
REI sells big mesh bags for sleeping bags. Otherwise, MYOG. An envelope-style sack would require three seams, a drawstring and a draw cord.

In GEAR » Best Quilt/Sleeping Bag Storage Sack
February 15, 3:17pm

Re: hood or hoodless wind shirt
Go with a hood. I have the GoLite Ether (hooded) and Wisp (hoodless). The hood adds so much warmth and keeps your ears warm in cold wind.

In GEAR » hood or hoodless wind shirt
February 12, 3:42pm

Re: Midlayer for hiking.
Read this thread by Richard Nisley:http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=9378 In essence, the trick is to layer short sleeve, long s...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Midlayer for hiking.
February 11, 7:29pm

Re: Should I walk the PCT this year?
+1 Cameron. And I'm speaking as a man about to graduate from law school and about to get married (Aug. 2010). Also, I canoed to Hudson Bay from the head of the Red River of the North (SD/MN ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Should I walk the PCT this year?
February 11, 5:11pm

Re: Pimping MLD
My favorite photo of this pack: rolled up. Also, 9.75 oz for the whole thing. Unknown what size that is. As of this posting, volume not listed.

In GEAR » Pimping MLD
February 10, 8:05pm

Re: Gear Brands and Their Pimps
Patagonia - me (Ben, it used to be you for the BA SL2 and the TT DR). Also, I imagine we all promote what we use.

In GEAR » Gear Brands and Their Pimps
February 10, 6:13am

Re: PCT gear list
Ok - commenting on your initial responses, with a new set of nunbers: 1. As far as insulation, I'm not sure as to the temps you'll encounter on the PCT. However, I'm a big fan of the...

In Gear Lists » Novice PCT gear list draft 1
February 09, 7:28pm

Re: Novice PCT gear list draft 1
1. Do you have any practice with the poncho/tarp? 2. Lose the baskets on the poles. 3. My FAK + repair kit is 3.1 oz. Check out my Winter Gear list (this forum) for its contents. 4. How are you ...

In Gear Lists » Novice PCT gear list draft 1
February 09, 5:58pm

Re: PHD Minim 400 Sleeping Bag Review
The part that is most impressive of about the bag is the percentage of the total weight that is insulation - 400 of the 680 grams - 58.8 percent. I don't know if this is a common stat, but my g...

In Editor's Roundtable » PHD Minim 400 Sleeping Bag Review
February 09, 4:29pm

Re: Minnesota winters
My take on it is that if I need a snow shovel, I'll use my snowshoes or that I have a bigger concern i.e. I need a shovel in the first place.

In Gear Lists » Minnesota winters
February 09, 11:06am

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