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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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Could use some more opinions on this
I have very serious doubts that the voids in grid fleeces trap more warm air than the fibers of an equal-weight fleece, even under a windshirt. If both fleeces are under a windshirt - and all other...

In GEAR » Lofty Fleece Layer
December 03, 4:10pm

Justin, I have to fundamentally disagree with you... Regular fleece will always be warmer than grid fleece if the fleeces are the same weight. One traps air, one moves air. A grid fleece will be...

In GEAR » Lofty Fleece Layer
December 03, 3:16pm

Seam Tape
Oh yeah, what I mean is, if their rain jackets failed so spectacularly I have little faith in the company.

In GEAR » Marmot Quasar Hoody -- ultralight down
December 03, 2:44pm

The Best BPL Article Ever Written
Midweight merino wool, I find, is quite pleasant when wet. The science is covered extensively in my favorite BPL article, found here: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/c...

In GEAR » Lofty Fleece Layer
December 03, 1:25pm

Beater Fleece
Dale, the only time I think your R1 is a poor choice is when it's over another R1 vest. YMMV, though, it's definitely doing something, just not as much as it could. My around-town, fix-...

In GEAR » Lofty Fleece Layer
December 03, 1:16pm

I still don't buy it.
Any way you spin it, you're literally tripling the manufacturing. 1 type of fly becomes 3 types of flys (flies?). One inner becomes 3 inners. That's a big increase in overhead, which is pro...

In GEAR » Short Report: Fly Creek UL1 Platinum
December 03, 1:01pm

Time to Waste Time
Ian, I am now hunting for a moving BPL profile picture. Thanks....

In GEAR » Lofty Fleece Layer
December 03, 12:49pm

The Holy Grail of Packs
When you find this pack, let us know... good luck!

In Gear Swap » WTB Winter grade pack 65 liters +
December 03, 12:46pm

Boycotting Marmot
I'm not alone in the sentiment, but my distrust of Marmot after shoddy workmanship left me with uselessly torn rain jackets and delaminating seam tape in conditions where I needed a reliable co...

In GEAR » Marmot Quasar Hoody -- ultralight down
December 03, 12:39pm

Re: 300 weight Polartec
"P.S. I thought the fleece v.s. shelled synthetic insulation debate was long ago settled in favor of shelled synthetic jackets." ---------------- I liken that to a shoes VS. sandals...

In GEAR » Lofty Fleece Layer
December 03, 12:37pm

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