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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

Tarptent Contrail Tent REVIEW

By Will Rietveld | on November 08, 2006 | in Gear » Reviews
Tarptent introduces the 1+ person Contrail, a throwback to the original minimalist Tarptent, but loaded with refinements and new design elements.

Ultralight Tip of the Week

By Mike Clelland! | on January 13, 2012 | in Techniques » Techniques & Best Practices
Rotating feature with tips and illustrations from Mike Clelland!'s new book: Ultralight Backpackin' Tips

Single Wall Tents and Shelters Review Summary

By Doug Johnson | on October 25, 2004 | in Gear » State of the Market Reports
Comparison review of single wall tents and shelters for lightweight backpacking.

Backpacking Light Trip Planning Spreadsheet Contest Winners

By Backpacking Light Staff | on June 06, 2006 | in Techniques » Techniques
The winners of the Backpacking Light Trip Planning Spreadsheet Contest are a diverse group.

Lightweight Rainwear 2008: Current Favorites, New Introductions, and New Technologies (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2008)

By Will Rietveld | on August 12, 2008 | in Trends » Outdoor Retailer News
Associate Editor Will Rietveld provides an in-depth roundup of lightweight rainwear options and highlights current staff favorites, new products in the pipeline, market trends, and a new technology that could dramatically change the waterproof-breathable apparel market.

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.

Backpacking versus Thru-hiking

By Francis Tapon | on September 20, 2011 | in Techniques » Techniques & Best Practices
Thru-hiking is not simply a longer version of a backpacking trip. Considering thru-hiking a long trail? Make sure you know what you're getting into and set yourself up for success.

M Backpacking Tights - Part 2

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

Bear Bag Hanging Techniques

By Ryan Jordan | on May 30, 2004 | in Techniques » Techniques
A brief review of bear bag hanging techniques with a focus on minimizing weight and maximizing simplicity.

Frequently Asked Questions About Lightweight Canister Stoves and Fuels

By Will Rietveld | on February 08, 2005 | in Techniques » Techniques

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