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Trailspace News

February 2012

Gear News

Can down be improved?

These companies think so:

Black Diamond goes Pro with FlickLock redesign

For 17 years, Black Diamond's FlickLock mechanism set the standard for adjustable pole locks. The new stainless steel FlickLock Pro improves upon the classic with twice the holding force and a lower profile design.

Crescent Moon calls Black Kilo snowshoe a "complete carbon fiber solution"

When Crescent Moon launches its carbon fiber Black Kilo snowshoe next winter, not only will it be the lightest on the market at 2.2 pounds per pair, it could herald a new direction in snowshoe design, says Jake Thamm, company president and co-founder.

Petzl Nao headlamp automatically dims and brightens

Once in a while, a headlamp comes around that changes the game for others. Enter Petzl's Nao auto-adjusting headlamp, which dims or brightens according to the level of ambient light.

Vibram's FiveFingers Lontra made for winter running

Cold-weather running can pose a challenge in minimalist footwear. The insulated, water-resistant FiveFingers Lontra is Vibram's answer to "running in wet, yucky conditions."

Coverage from Outdoor Retailer Winter Market

See all of Trailspace's coverage of the outdoor gear industry gathering in Salt Lake City.

Trailspace Reviewers of the Month



Congratulations to Patman and Tamerlin, the authors of the most helpful gear reviews posted in the month of January: Patman for his review of the Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2 tent, and Tamerlin for his review of the McHale Super Critical Mass II pack.

Each wins a Trailspace goodie pack. Congratulations, guys!

Could you be next month's winner? Find out how!

Recent User Reviews

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First Ascent Downlight Vest

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photo: Hillsound Trail Crampon Pro
Hillsound Trail Crampon Pro


photo: White Box Stove
White Box Stove

Open Country Mors Bush Pot 1.8L

Osprey Stratos 26 pack

Petzl Ascension ascender

Sea to Summit Pack Tap water reservoir

Sierra Designs Down Moccasin

White Box Stove

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Women's specific clothing and gear

Sterno for backpacking

VIDEO: Lost!

Grand Canyon NP eliminates sale of water in disposable containers

Trip Report: Two Days in a Micro Wilderness...or Mosquitoes in February

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