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Benen Huntley (benen) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale South Australia
About Me I'm new to backpacking but love camping, rock climbing and the outdoors.
CityHighbury
StateSouth Australia
My PDF Gear ListBasic Gear List (summer and winter)

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All Forum Posts by Benen Huntley

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Thanks
Thanks for the help guys. Is it a shorter jacket than most? I've not read any complaints anywhere. I certainly don't want a jacket that is impractical just because its light!

In GEAR » UL Down Jacket
October 02, 1:34am

Soap and Toothbrush
Cheers Jerry, I'll see how it goes! Benen

In GEAR » Failing #3 Zippers?
October 01, 5:39pm

Failing Zip
I've never had a zip fail on me until now. The fly on our car camping tent (#5 ykk I think,) gets extremely stiff on the last 6" towards the ground so I've stopped closing it completel...

In GEAR » Failing #3 Zippers?
September 30, 11:35pm

Alternatives
The Mirage does look amazing but it's twice the price! The EB looks like a nice alternative but still nearly $100 more. I guess I'll just cop the shipping or see what the guy in NZ can ...

In GEAR » UL Down Jacket
September 30, 8:03pm

UL Jacket
Haha. I trust BPL more than anywhere else and the latest article I could find comparing warmth, weight, features was the 2010 state of the market and the Alpine Light seemed the best value for mone...

In GEAR » UL Down Jacket
September 30, 7:18pm

Shipping
I really had my heart set on the Alpine Light. The WM Flight is much more expensive to save a few ounces. I tried the USA an JP site but they don't ship anywhere else. . Benen

In GEAR » UL Down Jacket
September 30, 5:03pm

UL Down Jacket
Early next year my wife and I are doing a 6-10 day trek in the south of Tasmania called the Overland Track. It's a colder climate than were used to and I'm thinking I'll need a down jac...

In GEAR » UL Down Jacket
September 30, 6:10am

+1 WM
We bought out WM Ultralight bags from Hermit's Hut, they were the cheapest we could find and shipped free to Australia at the time. Super fast shipping. I can't say enough about the bags or...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Acceptable down bag weight?
September 26, 11:12pm

South Australia & Victoria
Where I mostly hike it occasionally gets up to 110 in summer with little respite through the night, but generally around the 95 mark so sleeping bags are definitely not required. Extremely difficul...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What ARE "summer nighttime temps" where you backpack?
September 24, 7:31pm

Camera gear
It's hard with camera gear. I always want to take my camera out and have at times taken 20lb of equipment plus 25-30lb of climbing gear plus food and water in hot weather and it's not pleas...

In Gear Lists » PNW gear list
September 22, 10:40pm

All Reader Reviews by Benen Huntley

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Hermits Hut
I just purchased two WM Ultralite bags from HH and they arrived today. I got an email to say when they were shipped and the shipped free from America to Australia. Couldn't be happier.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 31, 6:36am

Western Mountaineering The Company
As was previously said. I also live in Australia and they will not allow american retailers to sell to us. Ridiculous. I was surprised that I managed to purchase 2 sleeping bags from hermitshut which ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 23, 7:37pm