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

The Beautiful Cup

By Mike Clelland! | on September 07, 2010 | in Techniques » Techniques & Best Practices
Techniques and gear for the lightweight backcountry coffee connoisseur, because under no circumstances should you let a non-coffee drinker brew your bliss.

Pak-Rifle Review

By Ryan Jordan | on December 01, 2009 | in Gear » Reviews
My expectation for a small game rifle is to be able to shoot a very small and compact group on a target at 25 yards or less, and the Pak-Rifle makes my heart beat faster.

Philmont Scout Ranch: How Light Can You Go?

By Doug Prosser | 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.

Vango Helium Superlite 200 Tent Review

By Danny Milks & Kristin Tennessen | on September 27, 2011 | in Gear » Reviews
A sub-40 ounce, two-person, double-wall, hybrid tunnel tent that sheds wind and rain with ease?

Review of Fixing Your Feet: Prevention and Treatments for Athletes by John Vonhof

By Darin Banner | on September 16, 2014 | in Gear » SpotLite Reviews
A very well-written book that is recommended for anyone interested in learning the best ways to take care of their feet.

Make Your Own Gear: Five Yards to SuperUltraLight
Part 1, Introduction

By Jay Ham | on August 29, 2006 | in Techniques » Make Your Own Gear
Not for the frail at heart, in this article we dive into making a SUL tarp, pack, and stuff sack out of a single 5-yard piece of spinnaker fabric.

Lightweight Backpacking 101: An Introductory Manual for Lightening Your Load Today (1st Edition - August 2001)

By Ryan Jordan, Alan Dixon, George Cole, Lee Van Horn, Dave Schultz, and Rick Dreher | on August 27, 2001 | in Techniques » Techniques
Lightweight Backpacking 101: An Introductory Manual for Lightening Your Load Today (1st Edition - August 2001)

Patagonia Dragonfly Pullover REVIEW (Spring 2004 Style)

By the Product Review Staff | on November 25, 2003 | in Gear » Reviews
A three ounce wind shirt with an important distinguishing feature: durability.

Flash Reviews (No. 1): ZPacks Challenger Raingear, JepPaks Custom Packs, Zebralight H52Fw Headlamp

By Ryan Jordan | on September 17, 2014 |
Introductory reviews of noteworthy lightweight gear new to the author.

Rab Drillium Jacket REVIEW

By Will Rietveld | on May 08, 2007 | in Gear » Reviews
Lightweight eVENT multi-sport jacket with a terrific fit and feature set, but its appeal depends on whether you need a helmet-compatible hood or not.

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