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Climbing Antarctica

Bill Straka reports on the fortieth anniversary climb of Mt. Vinson, the highest peak in Antarctica. Read Bill's trip report and view photos from the coldest continent.

Review: Kahtoola FLIGHTsystem

the Kahtoola FLIGHTsystem

The Kahtoola FLIGHTsystem, a pair of integrated overboots and snowshoe decks, offers winter trail runners and hikers a warm, dry, and binding-free alternative to traditional snowshoes.

Osprey Launches Recycled Daypacks

A few years back Osprey set the goal of building a fully-functional pack from as many recycled materials as possible. The result is the ReSource Series, a collection of four daypacks and two courier bags built almost entirely from recycled materials. Read story »

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Recent User Reviews

Bill S cooks backcountry stir-fry with the GSI Hard Anodized Extreme Non-Stick Wok.

Jessica and Reed report on the Sierra Designs Hyperlight 3 AST tent.

ChrisBob scopes out the Mountain Hardwear Link Jacket.

Sergio Ortega tests the Patagonia White Smoke Jacket with a full month of skiing.

debmonster reviews the Brunton Optimus Nova liquid fuel stove.

photo: GSI Hard Anodized Extreme Non-Stick Wok
GSI Hard Anodized Extreme Non-Stick Wok Set

 

photo: Patagonia White Smoke Jacket
Patagonia White Smoke Jacket

AnneMarie evaluates The North Face Tadpole 23 tent.

Scott Chapman checks out the Kelty Canyon Ridge tent.

Rob K runs through winter in the Nike ACG Air Zoom Steens III trail runners.

Gary Powell checks in with a long-term review (19 years!) of the Galibier Super Guide mountaineering boot.

Browse all user reviews by date, type, or brand.

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

Forum Highlights

Climbing as a parent

Solutions for backcountry cooking

Pulling pins

Heavy winter gloves

Getting paid to become an explorer

Finding the right backpack for the Appalachian Trail

Join the conversation: all this and more in the Trailspace forums

One Percent for the Planet Update

Last August Trailspace joined 1% For The Planet, an alliance of companies that each donate at least one percent of their annual sales to environmental organizations.

Once Percent for the Planet logoWe just finished our 2006 donations and are excited to report where our first year's contributions went. We selected a range of international, national, regional, and local organizations working toward protecting and enhancing the wild lands and natural world we all enjoy. Learn about the organizations we supported in 2006 and suggest worthy recipients for 2007.

Sales and Specials

It's that time of year when retailers start blowing out their winter gear inventory:

 

Backcountry.com's semi-annual sale runs through February 28.

 

Altrec Outdoors -- over 700 products at 60 percent off through February 28.

 

RockCreek.com winter blowout sale -- save 15-60 percent until it's gone.

 

EMS winter clearance sale -- up to 75% off through February 27.

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