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2017 Backpacking Light Staff Picks

The Backpacking Light Staff Picks Gear Guide offers what we consider to be our personal recommendations for high-quality, high-performance, lightweight backpacking gear that we've actually used this year.

Publisher’s Gear Guide: My Personal Lightweight Backpacking Gear Recommendations

A summary of gear that I've used in 2017, and enthusiastically recommend for lightweight backpackers this holiday season.

Staff Picks 2016: Our Favorite Backpacking Gear of the Year

View our staff picks for the best backpacking gear of the year - recommendations from our editors and guides for hiking and backpacking gear.

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.

Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 26

In This Month's News: Woman Plans 5-Year Trek Across the Americas; Man and Woman Meet and Marry on the PCT; UL Sleeping Bag and Quilt Comparison Table; Ingredients for Planning an Expedition; Beginner Tenkara Tips; and much more!

Lightweight Backpacking 101: An Introductory Manual for Lightening Your Load Today (1st Edition – August 2001)

Lightweight Backpacking 101: An Introductory Manual for Lightening Your Load Today (1st Edition - August 2001)

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