As we close out the year, take a minute and see which gear our staff uses often.
Gear Guides offer a cursory overview of a product category, with a summary of available products with their features, specifications and applications compared. Gear Guides offer less emphasis on field performance than in a State of the Market Report (i.e., this is sort of a “SpotLite” version of a State of the Market Report), but increased emphasis on showing the breadth of the product category. Gear Guides are a great resource for comparison shopping as a starting point for further research.
Take a more in depth look at the tights best suited for the backcountry.
An eclectic assortment of the staff’s favorite gear for 2012.
Backpacking Light staff pick their favorite gear/cool dealio/thingy-dingy of 2011.
Backpacking Light staff pick their favorite gear/cool dealio/place of 2010.
Backpacking Light staff pick their favorite gear of 2009.
Backpacking Light staff pick their favorite gear of 2008.
Backpacking Light staff pick their favorite gear of 2007
A review of commercially-available, lightweight gear suited for – if not made for – backpacking with kids.
Find out what BPL staffers carry to cut, slice, chop, and snip.
Based on our research and testing, we recommend lightweight footwear systems for specific conditions and activities. In addition, our Backpacking Light staffers describe their favorite systems, and two ultralight nomads – Andrew Skurka and Chris Townsend – share their wisdom.
We cover the components of a lightweight footwear system – shoes/boots, footbeds, socks, vapor barriers, booties, overboots, and gaiters (everything on or around the foot), discuss the pros and cons of different options, and identify our favorites.