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First Look: MSR HyperFlow

The MSR HyperFlow Microfilter, due in stores this month, is a lightweight, cucumber-sized water filter that utilizes hollow fiber technology to provide remarkably rapid water filtration. Trailspace put it to the test »

Will Environmental Labels Follow Patagonia's Footprints?

Is that organic cotton shirt environmentally better or worse than that wool baselayer or recycled fleece? While greener outdoor clothing options keep increasing, it can be next to impossible to know the total environmental costs of any one piece. Until now »

Recent Headlines

Jetboil Introduces World's First Liquid-Injected Butane Fuel Cooking System

2008 Ice Climbing Festivals

2008 Tubbs Romp To Stomp Out Breast Cancer Events

Big Agnes Skinny Fish Wins Best of Adventure Gear

More News »

Outdoor Retailer coverage

Be sure to tune into the Trailspace blog next week for our coverage of the latest new gear announcements from Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, January 23-26.

Recent User Reviews

Outdoor Research Verglas Gaiters

REI Flash UL Pack

Eureka! Apex 2XT three-season tent

Hilleberg Staika four-season tent

Ortovox D3 avalanche beacon

CiloGear 60L V2 WorkSack internal frame backpack

photo: REI Flash UL Pack
REI Flash UL Pack


photo: Ortovox D3
Ortovox D3

REI Icon hard shell jacket

Magellan Triton 300 GPS receiver

Deuter ACT Lite 65+10 internal frame backpack

Arc'teryx Theta AR hard shell jacket

Stephenson's Warmlite vapor barrier socks

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

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Forum Highlights

Clothing selection for summer WLT hike

Waterproof shoe or not?

Tent ground cloth and tent pole repair

Washing the dishes

Yosemite: what to expect, trip partners

Trip Report: Castle Crag SP, California, 01/2008

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

Trailspace Blog Hits

1% For the Planet Donation Winners

The 10 Deadliest Mountains

Sir Edmund Hillary Dies at 88

Climb Some Ice... Ouray and Other Fests Get Underway

Toyota Trundling Ad Irresponsible

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Sales and Specials


REI's January clearance is on now, with savings up to 50 percent.


The winter sale runs through January 22.

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