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Interview with Gear Creator Michael Glavin

Rex Sanders interviews Michael Glavin, the founder and general manager of Zenbivy.

Field Notes: Wet, Snowy, Cold – Spring Backpacking with my Son in Wyoming with Lightweight Gear

Unseasonably cold May temperatures and a winter storm warning were too much to pass up, so we set out for an overnighter in SE Wyoming.

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir UberLite Sleeping Pad Review

This Therm-a-Rest NeoAir UberLite review presents our performance assessment of the lightest full-sized air-filled sleeping pad on the market.

Exped DownMat UL 7 Review

Back injuries and poor sleep patterns lead the author to purchase an expensive mat: will it be worth it? A trial of the Exped DownMat UL 7.

The Holiday Gift Guide of Lightweight Outdoor Gear for Trust-Funded Gear Junkies

Petzl Ultra Rush Headlamp, Benchmade Osborne Knife, Hyperlite Mountain Gear Dyneema Duffel Bag, MSR Carbon Core Stakes, La Sportiva Stratos Cube Boots.

Notes from the Field: Hidden Lakes, Montana

A quick overnight trip to a nearby lake chain offered opportunities for camaraderie with a friend and communion with nature.

Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 25

FBI Fugitive Found on Appalachian Trail, A Survival Video Game, The Zion Flash Flood, A "Walk In the Woods" Inspires People to Get Out, MSR FlyLite Tent, and much more!

2014 Staff Picks

Backpacking Light's staff is some of the most passionate backpackers around. Take a look at the ultralight gear we use and treasure.

Lightweight Backpacking for Couples
Introduction Most of us do not venture into the backcountry alone. Sharing the outdoors with another person heightens our outdoor experience. That person can be a good friend, parent, brother,...
New Lightweight Backpacking Gear – (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2003) – Public Version
If you are a member and would like to view a version that includes full product specifications and high resolution photos, click here Gear Availability Many of these products will...

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