Ben Stone

Ben Stone

Washington and Caalifornia

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Ben Stone's Passions

Fly Fishing
Hiking & Camping
Biking
Paddling
Skiing
Climbing
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I like gravity!

Ben Stone

Ben Stone wrote a review of on October 14, 2013

Decent rope for pushing the boundaries
3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This rope is absolutly not light by any means but makes up for it in being a pretty burly rope. Would be good for gym climbing and sport climbs with short walk ups in dry conditions. I have no idea why backcountry has put it under ice climbing ropes since it's not dry treated at all and actually soaked up a bit of moisture from the air on a recent cragging adventure. What I have ended up doing is keeping this rope for when I am pushing myself sport climbing and want to feel safer with a bigger diameter rope that is rated for more falls.

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Ben Stone posted an image about on October 13, 2013

My big blue fortress

This bag has been with me everywhere, which is exactly why I love it. It withstood rain and a soggy tent on the Olympic Peninsula, sub-freezing temps on a windswept ridge near Mt. Rainier , and was my bed for 3 months this summer in desolation wilderness. On a sizing note, the bag runs a little roomy, I'm 6'3" 155lbs and I got a long which I love but still have another 3-5 inches of space in the foot box. I wouldn't trade this bag for anything, a little pricey but so so worth it!

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Ben Stone

Ben Stone wrote a review of on October 13, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have had my Icon now for a little over and use it constantly (~3-5 times a week) for everyday nightly activities. Where it really excels is outside though. Yes the weight is a bit much when compared to other, more compact headlamps, but it's added lumens and functions make it worth it. Besides, at night it will be on your head, not in your pack.

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