Staff members of Backpacking Light magazine and Backpackinglight.com have published their favorite gear from the 2005 hiking and backpacking season.
Unlike most pages on the site, this one doesn’t require a paid registration.
Curiously, I found Ryan Jordan’s praise for a McHale Summit pack interesting, considering I couldn’t find that pack on the McHale Web site.
Then again, maybe the problem is the McHale site. Dan McHale has a well-deserved reputation for making some of the best packs around, but his Web site needs a makeover.