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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

Via Alpina: Not Another Walk in the Woods

By Brandon Wilson | 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!

Rab Microlight Jacket Review

By Will Rietveld | on November 03, 2009 | in Gear » Reviews
Trim-fitting ultralight three-season down jacket with a great shell and basic feature set, but its numerous horizontal seams allow down fragments to leak out.

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.

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.

Lightweight Backpacks 2008: Current Favorites and New Introductions (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2008)

By Will Rietveld | on September 16, 2008 | in Trends » Outdoor Retailer News
Backpacking Light Associate Editor Will Rietveld highlights our current favorite backpacks in three categories, evaluates some upgrades and new arrivals, and discusses the trends.

M Father & Son Re-unite in the Wind Rivers, WY

By Michael Boisvert | on November 18, 2014 | in Places » Trip Reports
A journey defined by reunion, challenges, and a love of the outdoors, Michael and his son, Matt, share fellowship in the rugged Wind Rivers.

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.

Techniques for River Corridor Camping

By Ryan Jordan | on October 08, 2013 | in Techniques » Techniques
Tarp camping is tricky enough. Couple that with unstable ground and strong winds and that perfect campsite can quickly become a nightmare. Learn all the tricks to stay dry and happy.

Vango Tempest 200 Review

By Roger Caffin | on April 24, 2012 | in Gear » Reviews
Tunnel Tents Tutorial and State of the Market Report - Mini Reviews

M Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 20

By Damien and Renee Tougas | on December 09, 2014 |
Follow the story of a family of five as they backpack over 2000 miles from Georgia to Maine.

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