Alicia

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joined Mar 14, 2001

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39-year-old woman
Maine
Occupation: Editor and co-founder of this website
Website: http://www.trailspace.com
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Affiliations: In my role as editor of Trailspace, I have professional relationships with numerous outdoor industry professionals, primarily outdoor gear manufacturers and their public relations representatives.

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Killer Review

La Sportiva Crosslite 2.0

The La Sportiva Crosslite 2.0’s are solid, moderately lightweight, and aggressive trail runners with excellent traction, fit, and comfort.
La Sportiva Crosslite 2.0
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Killer Review

Outdoor Research BackStop Gloves

The Outdoor Research BackStop fleece liner gloves with WindStopper have become my go-to gloves for year-round use. For a single pair of 100-weight…
Outdoor Research BackStop Gloves
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Julbo Looping I

The Julbo Looping sunglasses are the best little kid sunglasses I've ever come across. They're available in three sizes (I, II, and II) for…
Julbo Looping I
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Salazon Chocolate Organic Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt and Organic Cracked Black Pepper

I love chocolate. I like salt. But salted chocolate? When Salazon Chocolate, a brand new company, sent me samples of their salted chocolate…
Salazon Chocolate Organic Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt and Organic Cracked Black Pepper
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Salazon Chocolate Organic Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt and Organic Turbinado Cane Sugar

I love chocolate. I like salt. But salted chocolate? When Salazon Chocolate, a brand new company, sent me samples of their salted chocolate…
Salazon Chocolate Organic Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt and Organic Turbinado Cane Sugar
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Salazon Chocolate Organic Dark Chocolate with Natural Sea Salt

When Salazon Chocolate, a brand new company, sent me samples of their salted chocolate bars last month, I was a little skeptical. I love good…
Salazon Chocolate Organic Dark Chocolate with Natural Sea Salt
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La Sportiva Wildcat

This spring La Sportiva sent me a pair of women’s Wildcat trail running — wait, I mean mountain running — shoes to test. I’ve been wearing…
La Sportiva Wildcat
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CamelBak ShredBak

The soon-to-be-released CameBak ShredBak, a softshell vest with an integrated, removable, inner hydration layer, was the most interesting new…
CamelBak ShredBak
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prAna Luna Maternity Top

Finding technical clothing for outdoorsy women isn’t terribly difficult. Finding technical clothing for pregnant outdoorswomen is another…
prAna Luna Maternity Top
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prAna Luna Maternity Capri

Finding technical clothing for outdoorsy women isn’t terribly difficult. Finding technical clothing for pregnant outdoorswomen is another…
prAna Luna Maternity Capri
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Yaktrax Pro

I’ve had my Yaktrax Pro traction devices for two winters now and was relatively happy with them for winter trail running, despite some limitations,…
Yaktrax Pro
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Kahtoola Microspikes

I had been using a pair of Yaktrax Pro traction devices for winter trail running and was fairly pleased with them. However, this winter I got…
Kahtoola Microspikes
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Roonwear Haulin' Cargo Pants

My three-year-old son has been wearing these pants for hiking, camping, and general outdoor play for several months. Despite climbing all over…
Roonwear Haulin' Cargo Pants
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Isis Wool Tight

Isis’s new wool baselayers—available in a zip-neck turtle, v-neck top, and tights—offer the natural benefits of wool (temperature-regulating…
Isis Wool Tight
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Isis Wool Zip-Neck Turtle

Isis’s new wool baselayers—available in a zip-neck turtle, v-neck top, and tights—offer the natural benefits of wool (temperature-regulating…
Isis Wool Zip-Neck Turtle
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Montrail Namche

When the Montrail Namche—a lightweight, mid-cut hiker built on top of a trail running platform—was named Backpacker’s Best Fastpacking…
Montrail Namche
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Therm-a-Rest Wrap-It Pillow

* Trailspace Pick for Multi-Functionality * Weight: 3.2 ozDimensions: 20" x 26" (51 x 66 cm)MSRP: $22.95 Pros: The beauty of the Wrap-It is…
Therm-a-Rest Wrap-It Pillow
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Big Agnes Sleeping Giant Memory Foam Pillow (Upgrade Kit)

Weight: 7 oz (not including Air Core or other pillow)Dimensions: 16" x 12"7.5" x 9" x 3" (packed in stuff sack)7.5" x 3" (rolled compressed)MSRP:…
Big Agnes Sleeping Giant Memory Foam Pillow (Upgrade Kit)
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Big Agnes Air Core Pillow

Weight: 4.5 ozDimensions: 12" x 16" x 2.5"2" x 7.5" (packed)MSRP: $22 Pros: The Air Core packs down very small, but can be inflated to a large…
Big Agnes Air Core Pillow
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Exped Pillow Pump

* Trailspace Pick for Multi-Functionality * Weight: 4.2 oz (120 g)Dimensions: 13" x 6" x 4" (33 x 15 x 10 cm)6" x 3" (15 x 8 cm) (packed)MSRP:…
Exped Pillow Pump
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Pacific Outdoor Equipment Insulmat Aero U-Pillow

Weight: 3 oz (104 g)Dimensions: 18.5" x 11" (47 x 28 cm)MSRP: $12 Pros: If you're weight-conscious, but still want a decent-sized pillow, you'll…
Pacific Outdoor Equipment Insulmat Aero U-Pillow
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Sea to Summit Luxury Pillow

Weight: 12 oz (inflating insert only: 6.8 oz, pillow only: 5.2 oz)Fill: self-inflating insert, Dacron-filled pillowDimensions: 16" x 10", height…
Sea to Summit Luxury Pillow
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Pacific Outdoor Equipment InsulMat Deluxe Pillow

* Trailspace Pick for Family Camping Value * Weight: 8 oz (215 g)Fill: recycled foam chipsDimensions: 10" x 17" (24 x 43 cm)MSRP: $12 Pros:…
Pacific Outdoor Equipment InsulMat Deluxe Pillow
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Therm-a-Rest Compressible Pillow

* Trailspace Pick for Family Camping Value * Weight: 7 ozFill: recycled self-lofting ProLite foamDimensions: 12" x 16"12" x 4" (packed)MSRP:…
Therm-a-Rest Compressible Pillow
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Kelty Luxury Pillow

* Trailspace Pick for Basecamp Comfort * Weight: 10 ozFill: 600-fill power duck down on top, Thermolite Quallo on bottomDimensions: 18" x 14"…
Kelty Luxury Pillow
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Western Mountaineering Cloudrest

The Western Mountaineering Cloudrest was named Trailspace's Pick for Backpacking Comfort in our “Backpacking and Camping Pillow Comparison.”…
Western Mountaineering Cloudrest
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Sea to Summit Travel Pillow

Weight: 6.6 ozFill: Dacron fillingDimensions: 16" x 11"7" x 5.5" x 4 1/2" (packed)MSRP: $19.95 Pros: The Sea to Summit Travel Pillow is a favorite…
Sea to Summit Travel Pillow
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Sierra Designs Sleep E-Z Pillow (Synthetic)

Weight: 6 oz Fill: syntheticDimensions: 11" x 6.5" x 3.5"MSRP: $20 Pros: While both versions of the Sleep E-Z Pillow were firm, the synthetic…
Sierra Designs Sleep E-Z Pillow (Synthetic)
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Cocoon Synthetic Travel Pillow

Weight: 5.3 oz (150 g)Fill: syntheticDimensions: 10" x 13"3" x 4" (packed)MSRP: $16 Pros: Where the down version of Cocoon’s travel pillow…
Cocoon Synthetic Travel Pillow
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REI Travel Down Pillow

Weight: 6 ozFill: polyfiber synthetic insulation core surrounded by 500-fill goose downDimensions: 18" x 12"12" x 4" x 3" (packed)MSRP: $15…
REI Travel Down Pillow
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Sierra Designs Sleep E-Z Pillow (Down)

Weight: 5 ozFill: downDimensions: 11" x 6.5" x 3.5"MSRP: $27 Pros: The Sleep E-Z Pillow is the firmest and smallest of the down pillows tested.
Sierra Designs Sleep E-Z Pillow (Down)
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Cocoon Down Travel Pillow

* Trailspace Pick for Lightweight Backpacking * Weight: 2.6 oz (60 g)Fill: white goose downDimensions: 10" x 13" (25 x 35 cm)3" x 4" (packed)MSRP:…
Cocoon Down Travel Pillow
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EMS Techwick Lightweight Quarter Zip Shirt

I bought this top at my local EMS because I wanted a lightweight, wicking, quarter-zip shirt for aerobic activities like running and cross-country…
 
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Kahtoola FLIGHTdeck

The Kahtoola FLIGHTsystem, integrated overboots (FLIGHTboots) and snowshoe decks (FLIGHTdecks), offers winter trail runners and hikers a warm,…
Kahtoola FLIGHTdeck
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Kahtoola FLIGHTboot

The Kahtoola FLIGHTsystem, integrated overboots (FLIGHTboots) and snowshoe decks (FLIGHTdecks), offers winter trail runners and hikers a warm,…
Kahtoola FLIGHTboot
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La Sportiva Sonic TR

Stable, solid, secure, strong. This is how I thought of the La Sportiva Sonic TR women’s trail runners after every run. The Sonics have excellent…
La Sportiva Sonic TR
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Mountain Hardwear Fast Pack Cap

I’ve had the Mountain Hardwear Fast Pack Cap for about six months now and use it primarily for running (trail and road) and hiking and backpacking.
Mountain Hardwear Fast Pack Cap
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Nathan Elite 1 Plus

When stifling humidity and temperatures in the 80s and occasionally 90s impinged on my summer runs, I decided I better get serious about hydrating…
Nathan Elite 1 Plus
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Keen Bali

Keen’s Bali sandals are the best casual/sporty sandals I’ve ever worn. I wear them any time I don’t need a technical sport sandal, which…
Keen Bali
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Mountain Hardwear Phantom Vest

I love my Mountain Hardwear Phantom Vest! It’s lightweight, making it a good choice for outings when I want to bring along some core insulation,…
Mountain Hardwear Phantom Vest