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Trailspace News, August 2006

2007 New Product Preview

Last week outdoor gear manufacturers unveiled their latest innovations at the Outdoor Retailer trade show in Salt Lake City. Trailspace was there for a preview of next year's gear:

Trailspace Joins 1% For The Planet

Here at Trailspace we're dedicated to helping hikers, backpackers, climbers, and other backcountry enthusiasts get outside to enjoy the natural world, just like we do. That mission comes with a responsibility to be good stewards of the very environment we encourage our readers to explore. That's why Trailspace has joined 1% For The Planet, an alliance of companies that each donate at least one percent of their annual sales to environmental organizations worldwide. Full Story

New Site Features

Content, content, content. We've recently launched new sections of outdoor news for coverage of new product releases, events, and outdoor trends; and the Trailspace Blog for site news and opinion. We've also slightly redesigned the home page to accommodate all those new headlines. Read all about it.

Recent Reviews

After six months of use, Mario reflects on the pros and cons of sleeping in the GoLite Laze Bag.

Charity shares some tips on getting the most out of the Mountain Hardwear Kiva shelter.

Charlie Kirkwood visits some climbing hot spots with his The North Face Tadpole 23 tent.

A pair of hammocks: Kat gets comfortable in the Eagles Nest Outfitters SingleNest while MaxG searches for "the spot" in his Byer Moskito Traveller.

Features vs. durability: Justin Driemeyer tests The North Face Megamouth hydration pack.

Mountain Hardwear Kiva photo

Mountain Hardwear Kiva


Byer Moskito Traveller photo

Byer Moskito Traveller

Aardvark analyzes the Western Mountaineering Pod 30 sleeping bag's compromises.

lahiker sits out a rainstorm in the REI Minimalist bivy.

Dan gets cooking with the Primus ClassicTrail canister stove.

What is Perwanger leather? mbarnett sheds some light with this review of the Asolo TPS 575 GV boot.

An oldie but a goodie: Charles celebrates 30 years with his JanSport D5 backpack.

Browse all recent reviews by date.

Do you have a favorite -- or least favorite -- piece of gear? Write a review.

Forum Highlights

A serious buzz: bees in the backcountry.

How do you find the right balance between climbing and career?

Items in our packs that have proven useful in unexpected ways.

Tent or bivy? What's the best setup for sleeping under the stars without letting in crawling critters?

Find more topics in our expanded and improved forum index.

Sales and Specials

Late summer means lots of clearance sales:


RockCreek is selling all backpacks and bags at 15-40% off through August 25.


It's also time for the Patagonia summer sale, running from August 15-21, with discounts between 30% and 50%.


Teva's end-of-summer clearance is going on now. Save 20-60% on men's, women's and kids' Teva shoes and sandals at


Last but not least: up to 70% off at through August 31

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