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All Forum Posts by Ken Bennett

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Re: is a 12kg gear and fuel list still validate an internal framed backpack
I tested several frameless options, and found that for me, about 10kg total pack weight was the limit for comfort in a frameless pack. 8-9kg was much better. Other people can carry more, but I have...

In GEAR » is a 12kg gear and fuel list still validate an internal framed backpack
April 17, 7:23pm

Re: Tarptent (Double Rainbow) question
The fabric can handle extremely heavy rain, though you will on occasion get some "misting" through it. In my experience, not a big deal. The tent handles heavy wind, too, especially if yo...

In GEAR » Tarptent (Double Rainbow) question
April 16, 1:47pm

Re: Lightest 3 Person Tent
We had the original Rainshadow when our daughter hiked with us. Great tent, lots of room inside for three actual adult people. Good ventilation (translates to somewhat colder than a traditional ten...

In GEAR » Lightest 3 Person Tent
April 12, 3:57pm

Re: MH Micro Dome, SW Cuffed Beanie? Or?
I have a couple of Microdomes and LOVE them. Light, warm, small, and awesome. I've not used the SW hat, but my wife knit me a merino wool hat from sock yarn, and it's also very nice. Bu...

In GEAR » MH Micro Dome, SW Cuffed Beanie? Or?
April 10, 6:49pm

Re: Sleeping pad with an Ohm
I would just roll the pad and carry it on the top of the pack, using the top strap. Simple and convenient.

In GEAR » Sleeping pad with an Ohm
March 25, 7:46am

Re: Try Pack Before Buying
My current pack is a custom Circuit, but I spent a couple of hours walking around Mountain Crossings at Neels Gap in Georgia with a stock Circuit and all my gear. Before that I bought an Ohm sight-...

In GEAR » Try Pack Before Buying
March 25, 7:42am

Re: i pods for dummies
Yes, get an actual iPod, probably a Nano. You'll need to install the application iTunes on your computer (they have Windows and Mac versions.) Within iTunes you may "rip" your CDs in...

In GEAR » i pods for dummies
March 22, 11:45am

Re: Wide angle m43 lens: Oly 12mm f/2.0 vs Oly 9-18mm f/4.0-5.6
I've got the Panny 14/2.5, which is an under-appreciated lens IMO. It's amazingly light, and image quality is excellent. However, it's not wide enough or flexible enough for general lan...

In Photography » Wide angle m43 lens: Oly 12mm f/2.0 vs Oly 9-18mm f/4.0-5.6
March 22, 6:58am

Re: RE: Wind Pants not as popular as wind shirt
+1 on Elliot, I always take my wind pants, often as my only long pants, since I wear shorts on the trail year-round. My wife made them for me from the thru-hiker kit, using a standard DWR ripstop. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Wind Pants not as popular as wind shirt?
March 16, 8:31pm

Re: new to backpacking. how big of a pack do I need?
Not the Hornet 46. Not with your other gear, and not for a beginning backpacker. It's a more specialized piece of kit. Something in the 60-65 liter range, with a real internal frame, less th...

In GEAR » new to backpacking. how big of a pack do I need?
March 15, 6:25pm

All Reader Reviews by Ken Bennett

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Photon Freedom Micro (White)
The newest version is the Photon Freedom To The Max, which uses some sort of new technology in the LED that doubles brightness while not using any more battery power. Nice. The Doug Ritter edition ...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
January 17, 6:10pm

Marmot Ion
I just received my Marmot Ion jacket from Campmor, and I agree with the two most recent posts. I don't think it's sil-nylon, exactly, but my hiking test had water beading up on the inside whil...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
January 17, 6:04pm