A winter backpacking gear list for hiking on packed-snow trails in dry (low-humidity) climates.
Rex Sanders interviews Michael Glavin, the founder and general manager of Zenbivy.
Roger Caffin troubleshoots the heat shunt on V4 of his inverted canister stove design.
Shilletha Curtis recounts a harrowing encouter and invites the reader to see the world through her eyes.
In this episode of the Backpacking Light Podcast, Andrew and Ryan talk about mental health. As their jumping-off point, they use a recent paper called Levels of Nature and Stress Response.
The Xero Shoes Alpine Snow Boot is a flexible, insulated, waterproof, zero-drop footwear option for minimalist shoe lovers who still want warm feet in cold and snowy conditions.
Maggie Slepian considers what it means to be a perfectly average backpacker in a city (and industry) full of high-achievers.
Ben Kilbourne follows tracks in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument as its fate once again hangs in the balance.
The Nemo Kunai 2P Tent ($499, 4 lb 5 oz / 1.96 kg) is a four-season shelter capable of withstanding moderate storms and offers ample headroom and good ventilation.
Rex Sanders interviews long-time gear designer Mike Cecot-Scherer about tent design. This is part two of a three-part series.
Roger Caffin discusses how you can modify and use cheap butane canisters with canister stoves in this MYOG article.
Is backpacking suddenly...hard? Ben Kilbourne understands, and discusses how to deal with it during uncertain times.
Some observations on cheap one-person shelters, including on their design, proliferation, and history, and comparison between some shelters.
BPL columnist Maggie Slepian unpacks suffering in endurance sports.
BPL author Rex Sanders meditates on gratitude and 2020 as he recovers from a traumatic brain injury during the time of COIVD and wildfires.
Rediscovering the Great Smoky Mountains by lens and brush.
Greg Perhson details the process of creating your own, lightweight (19.5 oz), MYOG backpack from vehicle airbags!
The Helly Hansen Odin Minimalist 2.0 jacket (180 g / 6.35 oz, $220) is a lightweight 2.5-layer rain jacket with a well-designed hood and minimal features.
A recent multi-sport adventure got BPL columnist Mark Wetherington thinking about gear and our relationship to it.
Backpacking Light staff and contributors give their 2020 staff picks - their favorite backpacking and hiking gear of the year.
Rex Sanders interviews long-time gear designer Mike Cecot-Scherer about a range of common gear standards.