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
3 Comments| on October 24, 2007 | in Gear » Reviews
A very light carbon fibre and aluminium alloy ‘potty trowel’ (which works quite well as such) which also functions very well as an ultra-light ice axe.
10 Comments| on November 11, 2015 | in Gear » SpotLite Reviews
The JepPaks Alpine pack combines durable materials with a slim, lightweight design yielding a pack that is well-suited for efficient and fast alpine travel.
14 Comments| in Trends » Outdoor Retailer News
A summary review of new gear, trends, and news from Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2015.
6 Comments| in Techniques » Techniques & Best Practices
The 60-Second Backpacker is a video series that provides bite-sized shorts about equipment, techniques, and philosophy of ultralight backpacking.
11 Comments| on November 11, 2015 | in Gear » Reviews
Tunnel tents are known for their robust frames and thriving in inclement weather. Does this tent from outdoor industry newcomer Nigor uphold to these standards?
15 Comments| on October 21, 2015 | in Gear » SpotLite Reviews
A wood stove-heated tent doesn't need to be made from steel and canvas, or require a horse to haul in. This setup is as ultralight as it gets - Cuben Fiber and titanium, baby.
65 Comments| on May 21, 2013 | in Techniques » Techniques
The first episode of Backpacking Light's new video series, "The SUL Wanderer" tells stories and teaches techniques about "SuperUltralight Backpacking" - the style of backpacking that focuses on the extremes of light weight, compactness, and simplicity for wilderness travel.
72 Comments| on January 14, 2014 | in Gear » Reviews
While it may be on the heavy side of ultralight, Paradox has worked hard to make each ounce count succeeding in creating a pack that excels at carrying extremely heavy loads.
142 Comments| on April 19, 2006 | in Gear » Gear Lists
Philmont Guidebook to Adventure: "Remember, the key to successful backpacking is to go lightly."