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
65 Comments| on October 05, 2010 | in Gear » SpotLite Reviews
The SteriPEN UV wands have been through several generations of development, reaching a very satisfactory state with this SteriPEN Opti unit.
59 Comments| on September 28, 2010 | in Gear » Reviews
Mini-review for the 2010 State of the Market Report on Internal Frame Backpacks.
431 Comments| on January 13, 2012 | in Techniques » Techniques & Best Practices
Rotating feature with tips and illustrations from Mike Clelland!'s new book: Ultralight Backpackin' Tips
21 Comments| on January 11, 2011 | in Gear » Reviews
These Cuben Fiber shelter systems are among the lightest out there, consisting of a tarp, mesh insert, and front beak and providing five useful shelter options!
46 Comments| on October 11, 2011 | in Gear » Gear Lists
An example of what a lightweight backpacker might take on a 3-day outing.
142 Comments| on April 19, 2006 | in Gear » Gear Lists
Philmont Guidebook to Adventure: "Remember, the key to successful backpacking is to go lightly."
44 Comments| on June 23, 2009 | in Techniques » Techniques & Best Practices
After taking a Wilderness Trekking course from Andrew Skurka and Don Wilson, I wanted to try the Philmont Scout Ranch in a UL style. By stepping out of my existing comfort zone, I discovered a whole new one.
31 Comments| on November 05, 2013 | in Gear » Reviews
Although certainly a very dependable jacket, the Plasma seems to be more of a technology statement rather than a high-value jacket.
55 Commentson 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.