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Ken Bennett (ken_bennett) - BPL Forum Member

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Re: Down Jackets, sooo many options...
I sold my Patagonia and Montbell insulation layers and bought a Western Mountaineering Hooded Flash jacket. It's expensive, but I love it. Well designed, with a great hood, handwarmer pockets, ...

In GEAR » Down Jackets, sooo many options...
November 24, 7:01am

Re: Lumix Micro 4/3 thoughts?
I have the 14/2.5 prime. It's a great little lens, but it's not really necessary if one already has the 14-42 zoom. I got it because I had only the 20mm. I've since added the 45mm Olymp...

In Photography » Lumix Micro 4/3 thoughts?
November 22, 12:10pm

Took the custom Circuit on the trail this past weekend. Handled all my winter gear, carried well, and it looks great. The drawstring top is much easier for me to use than the roll-top of the st...

In GEAR » Circuit + Ohm = ? (Another ode to the awesomeness that is ULA)
November 22, 12:03pm

Re: Lumix Micro 4/3 thoughts?
We own a pretty good m4/3 kit and use it extensively. +1 on the G-3 camera. It has a built-in very high quality EVF and a better sensor than the GF-2, plus more manual controls. It can be had for $...

In Photography » Lumix Micro 4/3 thoughts?
November 21, 9:41am

Re: Dirty Little Secrets
" I ended up cutting the liner out of shorts and wearing them with boxer briefs. Now that was true heaven!" I do this all the time. I gave up trying to find good light hiking shorts w/...

In GEAR » Underwear and Chafing
November 13, 6:00pm

Re: rain wrap
Yeah, rain wrap (or rain skirt.) I have a request into the MYOG maker in our house for one. When my nylon hiking shorts get soaking wet, it's hard to stay warm, and rain pants work only in the ...

In GEAR » Leg insulation for Fall/Winter
November 13, 5:49pm

Re: GX1
One thing to consider is the viewfinder. If, like me, you prefer to hold a camera up to your eye, rather than at arms' length, some sort of viewfinder is necessary. I have the EVF for the origi...

In Photography » New Panasonic GX1
November 07, 10:22am

Re: Overfilling my WM bag
I just got back from a trip in which I started getting a little chilly in my Megalite down around freezing, and I was thinking about adding down to it. So your post is both timely and extremely hel...

In GEAR » Overfilling my WM bag
November 05, 10:55am

Re: Re: Circuit + Ohm = ? (Another ode to the awesomeness that is ULA)
"Now for the most important question: what does it weigh? Just kidding : )" Yeah, probably an ounce or two more than my regular Circuit. We'll see. In the final analysis, it weighs...

In GEAR » Circuit + Ohm = ? (Another ode to the awesomeness that is ULA)
November 04, 9:36am

Re: pics?
I'll post pics as soon as it arrives.

In GEAR » Circuit + Ohm = ? (Another ode to the awesomeness that is ULA)
November 03, 3:40pm

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