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Hall of Fame Features

The following list features Backpacking Light's "Hall of Fame" - the highest traffic articles ever published at BPL - a great place to start reading for new visitors and subscribers!

Today's Most Popular Gear Reviews & Articles

M Sunrei Headlamp Spotlite Review

By Roger Caffin | on May 19, 2015 | in Gear » Reviews
A versatile headlamp with an innovative design that fulfills your needs without adding significant weight to your pack.

Flash Reviews No. 7

By Jonathan Davis | on May 19, 2015 | in Gear » Flash Reviews
Flash Reviews No. 7: Kestrel Knives Ultralighter, Eddie Bauer Men's Quantum T, Survive Outdoors Longer Pocket Survival Pak Plus.

Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 16

By Jonathan Davis and Eric Vann | on May 12, 2015 | in Trends » Media Reviews
News this week: Get a look inside the 2015 Everest Climbing Season, Have Some Tea After Completing the Mt. Huashan Trail, Get to Know Author Frederick H. Swanson, and Much More!

Gear Guide: Ultralight Inflatable Pillows

By Ryan Jordan | on October 01, 2014 | in Gear » State of the Market Reports
Neck problems? Back problems? An ultralight inflatable pillow may be an ideal solution, but don't dive in head first. Read this first to see which ultralight pillows are the best.

Effectively Using Hiking Poles: The Gas-Brake-Coast Method

By Skip Spitzer | on October 11, 2011 | in Techniques » Techniques & Best Practices
Poking poles around for added stability is fairly intuitive, but the full promise of two more legs - greater endurance, building upper body strength, and reducing injury from stress or falls - requires some technique. Try Skip's straightforward and effective approach!

Lightweight Backpacking with Young Children

By Stephanie and Ryan Jordan | on October 15, 2003 | in Techniques » Techniques & Best Practices

Bear Bag Hanging Techniques

By Ryan Jordan | on May 30, 2004 | in Techniques » Techniques
A brief review of bear bag hanging techniques with a focus on minimizing weight and maximizing simplicity.

Homemade Canister Stove Windscreen

By Ryan Jordan | on June 25, 2001 | in Techniques » Make Your Own Gear
Homemade Canister Stove Windscreen

Tarptent Rainbow Tent REVIEW

By Will Rietveld | on July 12, 2006 | in Gear » Reviews
This radically different Tarptent is destined for greatness, but needs a few refinements here and there.

Comfort and Moisture Transport in Lightweight Wool and Synthetic Base Layers

on July 25, 2006 | in Technology » Test Reports
An in-depth comparison of the properties of wool and synthetic fabric for base layers yielded some surprising results.

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