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 Lightweight Lesson, Essentials, Backpack, Sleeping Bag and Pad, Personal Kit. Basic training for the beginner and/or young backpacker, with a focus on Scouts.
Although certainly a very dependable jacket, the Plasma seems to be more of a technology statement rather than a high-value jacket.
Curious on whether or not tags add significant weight to your gear? Well they don't! And there are far better ways to cut down on your gear weight!
While the camera clip may be useful in some settings, it is not ideal for wilderness travel.
Thermoregulation: An Overview of Heat Loss Mechanisms and Practical Guidelines for Staying Warm with Lightweight Gear
OR never ceases to amaze – always something new, something different, and something bizarre! The gear just keeps getting better and lighter.
The SUL Mindset may be more than gear weights, and performance standards.
The quest for the perfect lightweight backpacking shoe continues. Don't hold your breath. While these shoes are great for most hikes they are less than ideal for seriously demanding trips.
New Boy Scouts (and your parents!), take note: going light will leave your patrol leaders in the dust and there will be money left over from your paper route.
Tights are a very versatile backpacking tool. Their close fit keeps you warm and quickly wicks away moisture.