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

Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2 Tent Review

By Ray Estrella | on December 15, 2009 | in Gear » Reviews
Big Agnes raises the bar for two-person double-wall tents by creating their lightest offering ever. In fact, it is the lightest tent in this category from any manufacturer. Will it Fly high, or leave us up a Creek?

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.

The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 1

By Roger Caffin | on July 03, 2013 | in Gear » SpotLite Reviews
Dissatisfied with what was commercially available at the time, the author has been working on the design of a lightweight winter canister stove since 2007.

Thru Running New York’s Long Path

By Kenneth Posner | on February 05, 2014 | in Places » Trip Reports
New York's long path is a gem - nestled in the middle of a sprawling metropolis, this path cuts through the city taking you northward to the peaceful woods.

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.

Kelty Cosmic Down 20 Sleeping Bag Review

By Brad Groves | on March 22, 2011 | in Gear » Reviews
It's a $100 DOWN bag. Too good to be true? You may be surprised...

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.

M Thru-Hiking Alaska’s Arctic: A 1,000 Mile Solo Traverse

By Kristin Gates | on October 29, 2013 | in Places » Trip Reports
Located above the Arctic Circle, the Brooks Range is one of the last true wildernesses. Here the grizzly bears, wolves, moose, and caribou roam free and the hiker is enveloped in nature.

Comparison Review of Tarps and Other Floorless Shelters

By the Product Review Staff | on September 29, 2003 | in Gear » Reviews

M Tarp Camping Techniques for Inclement Conditions

By Ryan Jordan | on October 16, 2012 | in Techniques » Techniques & Best Practices

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