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Another year has gone by and it is time once again for the BackpackingLight staff to come up with their lists of favorite pieces of gear. Some kept the economy in mind with their choices, while others went for broke. Still, a favorite is a favorite, no matter the reasoning, and here's what our staff loved most this year.

This isn’t an “Editor’s Choice” or formal endorsement, just a list of gear we like.

Enjoy - and don’t forget to add your own 2008 favorites in the forum below. -Your BPL Eds


    • 2008 Staff Picks of Favorite Gear
    • Ryan Jordan, Publisher and Editorial Director - Bozeman, Montana
    • Chris Townsend, Senior Gear Editor - Grantown-on-Spey, Scotland
    • Roger Caffin, Senior Editor - Berrilee, NSW, Australia
    • Mike Martin, Senior Techniques Editor - Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
    • Will Rietveld, Associate Editor - Durango, Colorado
    • Mike Clelland!, Contributor - Driggs Idaho
    • Carol Crooker, Associate Editor - Mesa, Arizona
    • Kevin Sawchuk, Ultralight Ambassador - Alamo, California
    • Sam Haraldson, Marketing Director - Bozeman, Montana
    • Don Wilson, Editorial Correspondent - Tucson, Arizona
    • Alan Dixon, Editorial Correspondent - Washington, D.C.
    • Doug Johnson, Associate Editor - Redmond, Washington
    • Rick Dreher, Photo Editor - Sacramento, California
    • Ben Klocek, Production Editor - Sebastopol, California
    • Janet Reichl, Editorial Correspondent - Durango, Colorado
    • Alison Simon, Editorial Correspondent - Washington, D.C.

# WORDS: 8140
# PHOTOS: 48

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