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Ken Bennett (ken_bennett) - BPL Forum Member

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All Forum Posts by Ken Bennett

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FS: Women's Ibex soft shell pants, size Medium, good condition, $75
I am selling my wife's Ibex wool softshell pants, as she has replaced them with a lighter pant. These are the Climawool soft shell pants, 74% nylon, 20% merino wool, 6% spandex. They are siz...

In Gear Swap » FS: Women's Ibex soft shell pants, size Medium, good condition, $75
December 13, 1:33pm

FS: 2010 ULA Ohm, Large/Large, Excellent Condition, $150 shipped
I am selling my 2010 ULA Ohm, purchased last summer and used for <4 weekend trips. Having purchased both the Ohm and the Circuit, I ended up getting a custom Circuit this fall, which will become...

In Gear Swap » FS: 2010 ULA Ohm, Large/Large, Excellent Condition, $150 shipped
December 13, 1:26pm

Re: Daughters first overnight pack
My daughter was 4 and a half on her first overnight trip. She carried a tiny kid's day pack with her water bottle, snacks, fleece, ccf pad, and a stuffed animal. I carried everything else :-) T...

In GEAR » Daughters first overnight pack
December 06, 6:03am

Re: I'll do some checking
The Antelope? Yeah, it's pretty big. I can get mine into a ULA Circuit in a compression stuff sack, so I'm all set for winter around here, but I imagine the Northern Sierras require more cl...

In GEAR » Any hope for a light 90L or so winter pack?
December 06, 6:00am

Re: Any hope for a light 90L or so winter pack?
You might check the ULA Epic, which uses a drybag up to 70 liters. As you can strap larger items outside the drybag, it may be able to hold what you need. http://www.ula-equipment.com/epic.asp

In GEAR » Any hope for a light 90L or so winter pack?
December 05, 2:24pm

Re: Wmens Sleeping Bags - insulation and fit
My wife has tried a lot of very good down bags, and likes the Montbell super stretch bags. They give her plenty of room to thrash around, but keep the insulation close for better efficiency. Sh...

In GEAR » Wmens Sleeping Bags - insulation and fit
December 05, 2:21pm

Re: Internal Frame vs Frameless Pack
I found a frameless pack quite uncomfortable over 22 pounds total weight. But I have shoulder problems, so maybe that's part of it. The Circuit is a great pack, you might also look at the Si...

In GEAR » Internal Frame vs Frameless Pack
December 01, 1:01pm

Re: Two solo tents vs one two man tent
I sometimes backpack solo, but mostly I go with either my wife or my long-time hiking partner. My "rule" for sharing a tent is simple -- I'll share a tent with anyone I normally sleep...

In GEAR » Two solo tents vs one two man tent
December 01, 12:58pm

Re: Non-breathable sleeping bag/quilt hood/collar?
The Stephenson's Warmlite sleeping bag has a built-in vapor barrier, iirc. Their web site won't load for me at the moment, but here is an online review: http://www.weasel.com/gear_bag.html

In GEAR » Non-breathable sleeping bag/quilt hood/collar?
November 29, 5:28am

Re: recommend a headlamp with red beam
Not ultralight, but I like my Black Diamond Spot headlamp. It has three separate lights -- a very bright main beam, a lower power task light, and a red light for night. The two white lights can be ...

In GEAR » recommend a headlamp with red beam
November 27, 7:28am

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