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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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All Forum Posts by Max Dilthey

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Site Selection
90% of your results this weekend will depend on good site selection. Finding an area with good airflow will solve a lot of your condensation issues, as will pitching in such a way that air flows th...

In GEAR » Wet, humid weekend. Stick to UL gear or go more traditional?
August 20, 7:32am

Strange jacket...
Does this product actually make sense from a technical point of view? Someone sell me...

In Gear Swap » FS: Westcomb Skeena Hooded Softshells. M and L. eVent and Merino Wool. MMMMM.
August 18, 8:45pm

Going Faster
My old frame was crashed several times, badly twice. I was "crashed" as well, but my skin heals better than a bike's paint job. This bike is fast, so I'm sure I'll crash i...

In Chaff » Everyone, Look At My New Baby
August 18, 11:13am

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

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. 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

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

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