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

Deejo UL Knives

By Roger Caffin | on May 27, 2014 | in Gear » SpotLite Reviews
A very lightweight and practical backcountry knife. Useful for food prep with good hardness for its price.

REI Flash 50 and Flash 65 Backpack Review

By Will Rietveld | on April 14, 2009 | in Gear » Reviews
Three-pound internal frame backpacks with great fit, features, versatility, and value.

Philmont Redux: A Returning Scouter’s Report

By Tom Baskin | on October 19, 2010 | in Places » Trip Reports
Nearly 40 years after his first visit, Tom brought his son's Troop to experience the magic of Philmont - and the magic of lighter packs!

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.

M Lil' Bugout Shelter Review

By David Chenault | on March 18, 2014 | in Gear » Reviews
An uncommon design transforms the Lil' Bugout into a weather fortress. And it has plenty of space to keep you cozy as you weather the storms.

2013 Staff Picks

By BackpackingLight.com Staff | on December 27, 2013 | in Gear » Staff Picks
As we close out the year, take a minute and see which gear our staff uses often.

MontBell Plasma 1000 Down Jacket Review

By Will Rietveld | on November 05, 2013 | in Gear » Reviews
Although certainly a very dependable jacket, the Plasma seems to be more of a technology statement rather than a high-value jacket.

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!

100 Mile Wilderness

By Matt Heid | on May 06, 2014 | in Places » Trip Reports
The 100 mile wilderness is vast - and challenging. Thru-hikers often complete the whole traverse in a few days, but slowing down will offer spectacular views and an even more memorable experience.

Boy Scout Gear List: New Scouts, Three-Season

By Doug Prosser | on June 07, 2005 | in Gear » Gear Lists
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.

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