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Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2007 Highlights
Last week the outdoor industry gathered for its semi-annual new gear frenzy in Salt Lake City, and Trailspace was there for a sneak peak at the latest and greatest gear and gizmos. Read all about it »

Trailspace Hats Now Available

At long last, Trailspace hats are available for purchase! If you enjoy being a member of the Trailspace community, show your support by hitting the trail with a Trailspace lid on your head.

We currently have three models available:

Trail Runner Cap
Rain Cap
Tactel Cap

That's the Trail Runner Cap (our favorite) shown at left.

All three models can be purchased from our friends at Gear for Adventure.

Climbing: Gear and Access

We've made a couple changes recently to make Trailspace more useful for the climbers among us:

First, we've added a whole slew of climbing gear categories to the gear reviews, including protection, 'biners and draws, ice gear, big wall gear, and more. Climbers, review away...

More significantly, Trailspace has partnered with the Access Fund to help keep climbing areas open and conserve the climbing environment through public policy, stewardship and conservation, grassroots activism, climber education, and land acquisition. If you're a climber the Access Fund has your interests at heart. Read more about our partnership »


Recent User Reviews

William tests the Deuter Aircontact Zero 60+10 internal frame backpack on Mt. Whitney.

Lynn Rhodes slips into the Mion Current Sandal.

Canyonrider approaches the Mountain Hardwear Approach three-season tent.

JTroxell tackles Ecuador in Mammut Courmayer soft shell pants.

Markbug heats it up with the GSI Bugaboo Cookset SM.

Bheiser1 reviews the Kelty Redwing 3100 internal frame backpack.

photo: Deuter Aircontact Zero 60+10
Deuter Aircontact Zero 60+10


photo: Mammut Courmayer Pants
Mammut Courmayer Pants

Aardvark carries the Gregory Z 55 internal frame backpack through the Cascades.

Jason Chartrand decompresses in The North Face Roadrunner 33 three-season tent.

Ruffin'it and the dogs ride out a storm in the REI Half Dome 4 three-season tent.

After an AT thru-hike, Raindancer's Stephenson's Warmlite 2R four-season tent is still going strong.

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

Boot Options for Wide Feet

Backpack Restoration

Selecting a Camping Stove

Good Backcountry/Wilderness Hikes in NM

Sleeping Bag ACTUAL Fit Sizes

Breathable Hard Shell and Soft Shell Rain Jackets

Cleaning Poison Ivy Urushiol off Gear

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

Member Feature Ideas

We're working on expanding member features and profile information on Trailspace. What do you wish you could do as a Trailspace community member? Add photos, share trip reports, update your reviews? How would you like to use your Trailspace membership? Since this is a brainstorming session, the sky is the limit. We may not be able to do everything you suggest, but we'll make every effort to meet the collective wants and needs of the community. So, what would you like to be able to do on Trailspace?

Trailspace Blog Hits

Happy 70th Birthday, AT

Backcountry Libations

Is Your Old Harness Reliable?

New Feature: Post and Review Editing

Q&A: How to Find Discontinued Gear

More from the blog »

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Sales and Specials


Take an extra 20% off one item at REI Outlet, now through August 17.


Save up to 70% on last year's gear during's ski and snowboard clearance, through August 19.


Patagonia's annual summer sale runs through August 21, with 30-60% discounts.


Altrec's summer clearance sale offers up to 60% off now through August 30.

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