Backpacking Light is home to more than 20,000 active members. Our community includes everyone from Scouts to Seniors, day hikers to thru-hikers, slackpackers to fastpackers, gear nerds to Goodwill hunters, and everyone in between. Our community started in 2003 – we’ve been through a lot together! We strive to be helpful, respectful, inspiring, and inclusive.
Membership is required to post and edit forum topics and replies, member gear reviews, member trip reports, and member blog posts. Membership is also required to participate in the Gear Swap as a buyer, seller, or trader.
- Please review our Community Guidelines
Editing window for post authors:
- Forums: 60 minutes
- Member Trip Reports, Gear Reviews, and Blog Posts: 7 days
- Gear Swap Listings: 30 days*
*All Gear Swap Listings will be closed by moderators after 30 days.