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
50 Comments| on December 28, 2010 | in Trends » Commentary
Backpacking Light staff pick their favorite gear/cool dealio/place of 2010.
14 Comments| on July 15, 2014 | in Gear » SpotLite Reviews
The Jetboil Joule is a high-volume cooking system that performs very well in ambient conditions; however more testing in cold conditions is needed to asses its overall performance.
37 Comments| on July 22, 2014 | in Techniques » Techniques & Best Practices
While moleskin still is an effective means to treating hot spots and blisters, new technology is emerging that is far more effective at treating sore feet.
22 Comments| on July 30, 2014 | in Techniques » Make Your Own Gear
Making your own gear is a frustrating and expensive yet very rewarding process. Making your own pack allows you to tailor it to your needs and is a fantastic way to learn about gear.
84 Comments| on December 15, 2005 | in Techniques » Techniques
Reader submissions of spreadsheet files used for trip planning and gear lists.
35 Comments| on January 03, 2012 | in Gear » Reviews
Large sensor. High resolution. Small package. Interchangeable lenses. Is the DSLR finally dead for the backpacking photographer?
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.
46 Comments| on October 11, 2011 | in Gear » Gear Lists
An example of what a lightweight backpacker might take on a 3-day outing.
33 Comments| on July 24, 2009 | in Trends » Outdoor Retailer News
Lots of good stuff in our day 3 roundup: a 2.4-ounce day pack, a new integrated canister fuel cooking system, new 3-pound internal frame backpacks, and 11-ounce mid-height hikers, to mention a few.