Recent Gear Reviews

34,794 reviews

Vibram Men's FiveFingers Spyridon LS

Vibram’s Spyridon MR is a fivefinger shoe intended for trail running. Design features that make these better for trails are a collar that helps keep stones out,… Full Review »

CamelBak Scout

Although marketed as a child's hiking pack, the Scout can be used by adults as well. It's lightweight and has enough space for a small amount of gear and snacks,… Full Review »

Sierra Designs Lookout

All-in-all, this is a true workhorse of a tent. It's suitable for all weather conditions, it's spacious, durable, and lightweight. A few personal preferences that… Full Review »

Fizan Compact Ultralite

The Fizan Compact 3 trekking poles are extremely light, comparable to and even lighter than many carbon fiber poles, but these poles are high-strength lightweight… Full Review »

MPG Elite Seamless T-Shirt

Odor control is the name of game with this Polygiene tee shirt. Nice fit, good ventilation, plus an interesting knit make this tee shirt stand out from the crowd. Full Review »

Eddyline Sea Star

Light, fast, long boat with ample storage and big-sea capabilities. I purchased this boat used 5-6 years ago because I needed something faster and lighter for a… Full Review »

Gossamer Gear Lightrek 4

Light, strong, and useful. My first pair of trekking poles lost the ability to lock—they were twist locking poles from a major manufacturer. Calling or emailing… Full Review »

Katadyn Hiker PRO

It's hard to look at water filtration as anything but a chore. At least it can be less of one. There will be advocates that stump for total protection, who want… Full Review »

Scrubba Wash Bag

The easy way to wash your clothes without a washing machine. The Scrubba Wash Bag is a rare thing, a real innovation, not just a variation on a well-worn idea. Full Review »

Sierra Designs Flash 2 FL

First ever tent, pushed this design to its limits in harsh conditions in Scotland, Northern Canada, California desert and Tahoe in rain, snow, hail, and relentless… Full Review »

Ecco Biom Hike GTX 1.7

Tall hiking boots. Comfortable out of the box and need little or no breaking in. The Ecco Biom Hike 1.7 boots are available in cocoa brown/mocha as shown here,… Full Review »

Katadyn Vario Microfilter

A great filter for filtering water for groups of people or for just getting out large volumes of filtered water fast. I've put a countless amount of gallons through… Full Review »

UCO Micro Candle Lantern

If you like the warmth of a flame and the safety of a candle lantern, this smallest of all does the job. There are construction problems, but it does burn dependably… Full Review »

Mammut Alpine Mat UL

Great lightweight alternative to Therm-a-Rest!! Have been looking for a lightweight closed cell pad that would give me some extra padding, especially if my inflatable… Full Review »

Gregory Baltoro 75 GZ

What's not to like?! A reputable solar charger, conveniently built-in to the top lid of an already proven trail-worthy backpack! Separately, both Gregory and Goal… Full Review »

Ultimate Survival Technologies Base Tube Tarp 1.0

A light and simple emergency shelter. I got this as part of the 10 Essentials prize pack as a 2016 Trailspace Reviewer of the Month. I haven't used it on some emergency… Full Review »

Sea to Summit Adaptor Traveller

A good stretchy thin liner from Sea to Summit. I bought this liner two years ago and have used it on several occasions. The Adaptor Traveller differentiates from… Full Review »

Swing Trek Liteflex Umbrella

This trekking umbrella is a great multi-use piece of gear. It is ultra lightweight and offers protection from sun and rain, keeps you cooler, you can use it hands-free,… Full Review »

The North Face Mica FL 2

North Face's first real stab at a relatively ultralight tent is pretty dang good, except for one or two sore thumbs that may irritate you when setting it up. Some… Full Review »

Jacks 'R' Better Hudson River Quilt

Quilts that don't let me buy new gear. Because they are light, and they are still in great shape. I've had two Hudson River quilts for what seems like forever. Full Review »

But wait, there's more: browse the complete list of recent reviews, sign up for our newsletter, or share your own review.