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
178 Comments| on August 12, 2005 | in Trends » Outdoor Retailer News
A lightweight integrated Esbit fuel cooking system.
9 Comments| on October 01, 2014 | in People » Profiles
Follow the story of a family of five as they backpack over 2000 miles from Georgia to Maine.
7 Comments| on September 22, 2009 | in Gear » Reviews
Not the lightest down jacket to be found, but it's an excellent balance of warmth and durability, and versatile the year around as an outer layer or midlayer.
25 Comments| on April 28, 2009 | in Gear » Reviews
MSR utilizes lightweight fabrics, carbon fiber poles, and elegant design to achieve a sub-three-pound double-wall tent for two.
21 Comments| on January 04, 2011 | in Places » Notes from the Field
Designed as a European cultural itinerary traversing the continent along the backbone of the Alps, you can experience jaw-dropping Alpine beauty, culture, nature, ecology, history and cuisine in whatever region you like!
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.
Thermoregulation: An Overview of Heat Loss Mechanisms and Practical Guidelines for Staying Warm with Lightweight Gear
50 Comments| on December 28, 2010 | in Trends » Commentary
Backpacking Light staff pick their favorite gear/cool dealio/place of 2010.
66 Comments| on May 08, 2013 | in Trends » Commentary
The SUL Mindset may be more than gear weights, and performance standards.