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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

Flash Reviews No. 2: Deuce of Spades, Helinox Ground Chair, and Vargo vs. MSR Pot Lifters

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By Ryan Jordan | on October 14, 2014 | in Gear » SpotLite Reviews
Introductory reviews of noteworthy lightweight gear new to the author.

Black Diamond Mega Light and Mega Bug Pyramid Tent REVIEW

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By Jay Ham | on May 08, 2007 | in Gear » Reviews
The Mega Light is a solid, well designed pyramid tent, but the weight-conscious should leave the bug liner behind.

Winter Backpacking Checklist (Gear List): Ultralight Winter Snowcave Camping

By Ryan Jordan | on January 01, 2004 | in Gear » Gear Lists
A lightweight approach to traveling light in the winter on snowshoes.

M Backpacking Tights - Part 2

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By Damien Tougas | on August 20, 2013 | in Gear » Reviews
Take a more in depth look at the tights best suited for the backcountry.

Cinnamon Monkey Bread

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By Ken Larson | on August 19, 2014 | in People » Profiles
The winner of the BPL summer recipe contest made this tasty treat.

Backpacking: Baby on Board

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By Nick Meynen | on November 10, 2009 | in Techniques » Techniques
Hiking through the French Pyrenees is challenging for any young couple hoping to enjoy some relaxation and romance in between climbing passes and breaking camp. The afternoon heat - often ending in a violent thunderstorm - brings more than one overloaded backpacker to boiling point. Now enter a six-kilo, breast-fed, three-month-old baby. Great family trip or a bad idea?

Black Diamond Firstlight Tent Review

By Alan Dixon | on September 25, 2004 | in Gear » Reviews
So, how do you make a waterproof tent out of non-waterproof fabric? Black Diamond shows us how with the Firstlight EPIC by Nextec single wall freestanding tent.

Rab Microlight Jacket Review

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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.

Coleman Exponent F1 Ultralight Canister Stove REVIEW

By Stuart Bilby | on February 15, 2005 | in Gear » Reviews
Product performance review of the Coleman Exponent F1 Ultralight canister stove - a performance underdog among small stoves on the market.

The Backpacking Fly Fisherman

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By Ryan Jordan | on July 26, 2005 | in Techniques » Techniques & Best Practices
Ultralight fly fishing gear for the backpacker fishing on the move.


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