Pack less, be more: join today.
Save time, money, and heartache on your journey to lighten your pack.
Gain immediate access to the most comprehensive library of lightweight backpacking skills, gear info, make-your-own-gear projects, stories, gear lists, safety and comfort guidelines, trip planning resources, community forums, and more: 2,000+ articles and videos, 4+ million words of content, 125k+ forum topics (850k+ posts!) – more than 17 years of archives written by the world’s most passionate backpacking enthusiasts and experts.
Backpackinglight.com Members learn how to lighten their pack, select lightweight gear that works for them, and learn the skills to be safe, comfortable, and competent in the outdoors because Backpackinglight.com promotes a methodical, rational, intentional approach that saves you time, money, and trouble.
We guarantee that you’ll LOVE being a Backpackinglight.com Member or you get your money back!
Or Register for our free-level membership
to get read-only access to forums (including the ability to watch threads and use private messaging),
access to a limited amount of free video and article content,
and receive our weekly newsletter.
“Backpacking Light is the best resource on the web to teach people how to backpack safely but with minimum weight. If you want to learn from the experts, Backpacking Light’s products and services are affordably-priced and backed by people with passion and love for our sport. Support Backpacking Light – the “Consumer Reports” of long-distance backpacking.”
– Roleigh Martin, Backpackinglight.com Unlimited Member / Lead Moderator, John Muir Trail Yahoo Group / Treasurer and Trainer, Great Basin Chapter of the Sierra Club (Reno, Nevada USA)
Backpackinglight.com has been featured in: