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Staff Picks 2020

Backpacking Light staff and contributors give their 2020 staff picks - their favorite backpacking and hiking gear of the year.

Seek Outside Flight One Review

The Seek Outside Flight One (36 oz/1.02 kg, $299 - $319) is a lightweight, minimalist pack designed with comfort and durability in mind.

Out of the Mojave and Into the Twilight Zone: Hiking the Desert Trail

A narrative of my spring hike on the Desert Trail, and what it was like to re-enter American society at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.

Seek Outside Divide 4500 Pack Review

The Seek Outside Divide 4500 is an external frame backpack featuring a roll-top closure, two oversized side pockets, and a back pocket.

Podcast 26 | Load Hauling

Ryan and Andrew talk load hauling - how to go light when you have to pack heavy. Featuring an interview with Kevin Timm of Seek Outside.

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.

Seek Outside Tipi Review: An Ultralight Stove Tent for Cold Weather Backpacking with a Group

This Seek Outside Tipi Review investigates a shelter that is more like a cabin with a stove, increasing comfort during cold nights.

Seek Outside Redcliff Shelter Review (With Titanium Wood Stove)

Reviewed in this article is the Seek Outside Redcliff Shelter, a large pyramid tent that also includes a titanium wood stove.

Best Ultralight Backpacking Gear of 2015: Our Staff Favorites!

This article summarizes our staff's best backpacking gear of the year - the ultralight hiking, backpacking, and camping gear they pick as their favorites for their annual adventures.

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