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

Vibram FiveFingers KSO Treks Review

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By Ray Estrella | on January 11, 2011 | in Gear » Reviews
Will heavier mid and outer soles plus durable leather uppers make for backpacking bliss, or will the Treks leave our feet wrecks?

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.

Sno-Seal Original Beeswax Waterproofing for Leather

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By Roger Caffin | on October 27, 2009 | in Techniques » Techniques & Best Practices
Treat your leather nicely, THEN abuse the ever-loving daylights out of it.

7 Myths about the Continental Divide Trail

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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.

The North Face Beeline Sleeping Bag Review

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By Will Rietveld | on September 29, 2009 | in Gear » Reviews
The specifications look great, but the devil is in the details.

Gossamer Gear Thinlight Foam Mat and Generic EVA30 Foam Mat

By Roger Caffin and Will Rietveld | on August 23, 2011 | in Gear » State of the Market Reports
Mini-review for the 2011 Lightweight Inflatable Sleeping Pads State of the Market Report

Simplifying Expedition Food With Single Serving Sized Packages

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By Ryan Jordan | on November 19, 2013 | in Techniques » Techniques
Single serving packages can simplify shopping, packaging, and preparation of meals.

The Beautiful Cup

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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.

Where the Mountains Meet the Sea: Trekking the Olympic Range (Photo Essay)

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By Ryan Jordan | on August 05, 2014 | in Places » Photo Essays
Boy Scouts tackle the Olympic range - from rainforest to snowy divide - in lightweight style.

Granite Gear Virga Backpack Review

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By Will Rietveld | on August 02, 2011 | in Gear » Reviews
An old stalwart among frameless backpacks, the Virga has remarkable fit and comfort, but it has a few quirks as well.


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