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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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Mixed insulation seems stupid. So when the 70% down gets wet, you'll be 30% as warm from the synthetic? It's like mixing water and oil. They're too different to be any more useful to...

In GEAR » Kammok Thylacine: A sleeping bag with interchangeable baffles
January 04, 11:09am

FS: Smartwool Warmest Hat
For sale is a New With Tags, Smartwool Warmest Hat. Merino wool cording on the outside with a really nice merino wool liner inside. Looks smart, too. $22 Shipped CONUS PM or email mdilthey @ ...

In Gear Swap » FS: Smartwool Warmest Hat
January 04, 10:50am

FS: New Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 Trail Runners, Size Men's 11.5
I wanted to love these, but I need an EE width. I used them once snowshoeing and they worked great, just a little tight for my very wide feet. As you can see by the pictures, these are like-new ...

In Gear Swap » FS: New Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 Trail Runners, Size Men's 11.5
January 04, 10:47am

Josh, I've gone to -14º at home but I'm still working, so I'm backyard-bound for now. We went to about -5º on Camel's Hump in VT last year, too, but I was on the ground like a ple...

In GEAR » Smashing Cold-Weather Hammock Myths
January 04, 8:47am

Smashing Cold-Weather Hammock Myths
I saw that we had an interesting thread on Shug's courageous -40ºF night in a hammock, and since the Northeast is getting it's own cold snap, I thought I'd do some of my own testing an...

In GEAR » Smashing Cold-Weather Hammock Myths
January 04, 8:35am

Shug Style
Last night got to -6 or lower in my hammock. Tonight it's -15 with a higher windchill. I'll report back... IF I SURVIVE

In GEAR » Hammock for Frigid weather
January 03, 8:57pm

Great Thread
All helpful advice in here, folks. I'm still not sure about the best sleeping bag configuration but I think it's 45º on bottom and 20º x 2 on top. I'll do some backyard testing with h...

In GEAR » 1P tent for 2P? Anyone doing it?
January 03, 6:59am

Thanks Justin!
Been wearing them for about 2 weeks now. Fantastic gloves. I love that they're "ambidextrous" in how they're sewn, so I can just chuck them on. My favorite is wearing them over...

In GEAR » quicky gear review: fox river ragg wool fingerless gloves.
January 02, 7:04pm

My two, plus my dream
Hammock (basic polyester hammock w/ MLD Silnylon tarp): <40MPH winds, -20ºF temps No Snow Tent (Big Agnes Fly Creek Platinum: <60MPH winds, -30º temps <12in Snow So, wha...

In GEAR » Your thoughts on the operating limits for your shelter (or shelters)
January 02, 6:54pm

Alfpaca, I'm dying.

In GEAR » Indigenous Hooded Alpaca Baselayer
January 02, 6:24pm

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