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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

Black Diamond Infinity 60 & Innova 50 Backpack Review

By Will Rietveld and Janet Reichl | on December 14, 2010 | in Gear » Reviews
Freedom of movement is the next advancement in internal frame backpack technology, but it appears to have limitations.

Ultralight Tip of the Week

By Mike Clelland! | on January 13, 2012 | in Techniques » Techniques & Best Practices
Rotating feature with tips and illustrations from Mike Clelland!'s new book: Ultralight Backpackin' Tips

Gossamer Gear SpinnTwinn Tarp REVIEW

By Will Rietveld | on April 17, 2007 | in Gear » Reviews
Gossamer Gear offers an ultralight spinnaker fabric catenary-shaped tarp for one or two people that weighs just 8 ounces!

Rab Quantum Top Bag Sleeping Bag REVIEW

By Will Rietveld and Jay Ham | on November 08, 2005 | in Gear » Reviews
The original top bag is state-of-the art in some ways, and an antique in others.

Comfort and Moisture Transport in Lightweight Wool and Synthetic Base Layers

on 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.

2007 Rab Summit Extreme Tent REVIEW

By Doug Johnson | on May 15, 2007 | in Gear » Reviews
Based on the previous Outdoor Designs tent, the Rab Summit Extreme is a rare eVENT tent that provides the ultimate in single wall breathability. It is built to handle the most extreme alpine environments and has few peers in its extreme mountaineering niche.

7 Myths about the Continental Divide Trail

By Francis Tapon | on April 05, 2011 | in Places » Featured Routes
At first glance, doing a round-trip (a yo-yo) on the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) seems like a waste. Why not hike a different trail instead of hiking the same one two times? However, unlike the Appalachian Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail, the CDT is never the same trail twice.

M The 60-Second Backpacker, Episode No. 1: Weigh Your Stuff

By Ryan Jordan | on July 14, 2015 | 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.

Backcountry Fly Fishing with Tenkara: Ultralight Style and Simplicity

By Ryan Jordan | on August 18, 2009 | in Techniques » Techniques & Best Practices
The literal translation of the Japanese word 'Tenkara' is 'from Heaven.' Fitting for a lightweight fly rod characterized by elegance, grace, and simplicity.

Lightweight Backpacking with Young Children

By Stephanie and Ryan Jordan | on October 15, 2003 | in Techniques » Techniques & Best Practices

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