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September 26, 2012

Win a Hydrapak Jolla Hydration Pack

Review your gear now through Tuesday, October 9, and you could win a Hydrapak Jolla, an 18-liter hydration pack designed to organize and carry your gear on trail rides, hikes, or your daily commute.

Gluten-Free Energy Bars for Outdoor Athletes

Outdoor athletes with gluten sensitivities needn't look far to find gluten-free energy and protein bars. Whether you go GF by choice or lifelong necessity, here are some options to fuel your outdoor activities.

Review: Sport Kilt Hiking Kilt

"For comfort, ease of movement, and adaptability, hiking in a kilt for the first time can be a revelation," says Terry. "For the price and the workmanship, it's hard to find a better hiking kilt."

Trip Report: First SUL Trip

On his first "super ultra light" trip on Michigan's Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Trail, Pillowthread tests gear from Black Rock, Evernew, Klymit, La Sportiva, Mountain Laurel, Patagonia, and ZPacks, and shares his results.

Review: Osprey Atmos 65 Pack

"You feel like a weightless astronaut," says Sanskrit of his Atmos. "It was so light. I don't know what it did with the weight, but I was literally jumping up and down on the trail."

Knives: How good is good enough?

"What's the minimum knife you really need for actual backcountry travel," asks FromSagetoSnow. What can't be done without it? Would you ever leave a knife at home?

Review: Hilleberg Rogen 2 Tent

"I think I have found the replacement for my favorite tents," says moof53, who's planning a 2013 AT thru-hike. "Its features allow many options for pitching and its quality makes it a refuge out on the trail."

Wanted: Your Gear Failure Pictures

Leaky tents, boots that ripped apart, a stove on fire, a ski in two pieces. We want to see your pictures of total gear failures. They could end up in a Trailspace promo.

Your Best Gear Deals

Jake snags a pair of brand new Wild Things Primaloft pants ($300 retail) for 10 bucks! "They're extra large and extra long. Nothing a sewing machine won't fix." What's your best gear deal?

Trip Report: 21 Days with TN Wild

Tipi Walter headed into the Cherokee and Nantahala National Forests in Tennessee and North Carolina for 21 days this month.

Stove Tradeoffs

Members discuss at what point does the efficiency of a canister stove supersede the weight savings of an alcohol stove? When do you switch to white gas or multi-fuel? Ever use wood-burning?

Review: Fjallraven Kajka 75 Pack

"I have carried large packs (65 to 105 L) in all kinds of environments for years now. The Kajka 75 is more comfortable and easier to organize than any of them!" says Badass Outdoors.

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