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Backpacking Light Magazine Announces Winners of First Annual Lightitude Awards for the Outdoor Industry's Best Lightweight Gear

Bozeman, Mont. − August 12, 2005 - Backpacking Light Magazine, the industry’s leading consumer voice for lightweight backpacking trends, technique, and gear is pleased to announce the winners of the first annual 2005 Lightitude Awards. Winners were announced at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2005 in Salt Lake City, Utah on August 12. This press release provides a complete list of award winners, honorable mentions, and reason for selection.

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Backpacking Light Magazine ( is the outdoor industry’s most recognized and authoritative voice for wilderness travel philosophy, techniques and gear. Catering primarily to prosumer and industry professional audiences, Backpacking Light technical articles and product reviews are based on accurate and trustworthy investigative research. In addition, Backpacking Light publishes content for beginning and novice wilderness travelers to help them go light while staying safe and comfortable in the backcountry. Backpacking Light offers two primary subscription-based products, including a print magazine of exceptional shelf quality (Backpacking Light, ISSN 1550-4417) and a comprehensive online magazine (, ISSN 1537-0364) that features articles, reviews, gear guides, reader forums, and a members’ co-op-style gear shop that features some of the quirkiest and coolest ultralight gear on the planet.

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