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Ben Preston

Ben Preston

Park City

Ben Preston's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Snowshoeing

Ben Preston's Bio

A man with a plan.

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Ben Preston

Ben Prestonwrote a review of on August 12, 2009

5 5

This travel vest is awesome. It's light, comfortable and perfect for travel - whether going through the security check at the airport, browsing a bazaar or hiking trails. Since there's a distinct lack of pictures here, allow me to describe the layout of the pockets: it has a zippered passport/wallet pocket on the lower-right on the inside; a zippered sunglass pocket inside the left breast; an angled ticket pocket inside the right breast; a cellphone pocket under the sunglass pocket (holds my iPhone just fine); a zippered pocket under the left breast pocket on the outside and lastly, a hip-pocket for camera lens storage. This is an excellently-designed vest.

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Ben Prestonwrote a review of on March 13, 2009

5 5

Wore my Stoneham on a moderately warm day in March (30 on the slopes) and it was just too hot. I had a longsleeve merino shirt and a tee over that. In the dead of Winter I suspect this will be extremely warm for you. (I'm stoked for January's return, anyone else?) It looks awesome as well. I picked it up in black and it's quite striking, visually. I'm 6'1" w/ 42" shoulders and I picked it up in an XL. Probably would have been fine in a L, but I like my coats baggy. Never know when you'll have to get a girl in there with you. I never know, anyway... Really... Tech on this Helly is awesome. Ever had to have your liftmates pull your pitzips because you couldn't reach the damned things? Yeah, not on this guy; they're mounted towards the front. Brilliant! The hand pockets are extremely warm and comfy. I think they lined them with kittens. Just a guess. The pass pocket on the sleeve could stand to have a bigger window. It's just barely wide enough to display my barcode for scanning, but only if you hold it "just so". I just take it out. Everything else is perfectly laid out, IMO. The muffler (? - whatever you end up with when you zip it up all the way and have up against your face) is very soft and it has... holes in it. Not sure how useful that will be, but I'll play along. Maybe I'll comment on that in a follow-up review next season. Also! It has a little spandex "powderskirt" in the sleeves, complete with thumbholes! This was a nice surprise. Again, too hot for me this time, but keeping snow out of your sleeves if you're rocking gloves without gauntlets is priceless. Super stoked to have this in my wardrobe and can't wait for it to come out next season.

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Ben Prestonwrote a review of on December 12, 2008

4 5

Picked up these Arc'teryx Gothic Lightweight Gloves a couple months ago. They're a great base layer when you're on the hill. No clamminess or sweating. They would be useless on their own though, unless you're walking around the house. Not remotely windproof - not that I was expecting this. Just making sure folks know.

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Ben Prestonwrote a review of on July 29, 2008

4 5

I can't wear aviators normally unless they're wraparound style. I look too strange in them, but these are perfect! The only way they could be better is if the lens color was more of an amber. Brown is fine though. I also don't care too much for the temple design. They look like they're just waiting to catch a jacket sleeve to go flying off your face. A straight design would be better. They're great for driving and they absolutely destroy road and vehicle glare. Great price too!

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