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Fall Hiking & Camping Gear

What gear is keeping you warm and comfortable outdoors this fall? Spread the word and help others get outside safely with a review of it. Or need some new gear for your next outdoor adventure? Check out other users' reviews and compare prices first.

Congratulations, King Thurber, Cascade Designs gear winner

Congratulations to King Thurber, a hiker and musician from Utah, and Trailspace's winner of a Cascade Designs backpacking setup—Therm-a-Rest sleep system, MSR shelter and stove, Platypus filter, and PackTowl ($1200 value). Meet him in our profile.

Top 12 Outdoor Gear Reviews of 2021

From shelter to stove accessories, a purifier to a pillow, even an umbrella—here are our Top 12 reviews of 2021. Out of 700 published by community members last year, these outstanding 12 were rated the most helpful and informative.

Congratulations, Top 25 Reviewers of 2021

Congratulations to Trailspace's Top 25 Reviewers of 2021! Collectively this exceptional group, from around the world, contributed 217 gear reviews to the Trailspace community and helped countless others gear up and get outside.

Shout it Out for Your Favorite Gear

Give a shout-out to your gear and help others get outside, simply by sharing a review. Whether on an epic thru hike or a morning snowshoe, telling others how your gear fared helps individuals of all experience levels and backgrounds access the outdoors safely.

Congratulations, Matt, Rab Jackets Winner

Congratulations to Matt, a backpacker and gear reviewer from Pennsylvania, and Trailspace's winner of two warm, sustainable Rab insulated jackets for winter ($480 value).

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Shorts and Skirts

Columbia Iron Mountain Trail Shorts

A cheap, comfortable, basic short that looks good in town and performs acceptably, but not great, on trail. These shorts are breathable, light, and comfortable… Full Review »

Hiking Boots

Zamberlan 900 Rolle Evo 2 GTX

Excellent choice for a Perwanger leather upper, has a Hydrobloc material, is rugged and yet light. Sizing is critical, but the chart is reliable. Those 900's felt… Full Review »

Compressed Fuel Canister Stoves

Soto Amicus with Igniter

High-quality, compact canister stove for camping and backpacking from Japanese masters Soto. Very efficient and economical, built to last and can simmer, too. I… Full Review »

Three-Season Tents

Six Moon Designs Serenity Ultralight NetTent

The Serenity UL NetTent from Six Moon Designs works great as part of a primary shelter system, but is light enough to carry as a secondary option. So many ways… Full Review »

Tarps and Shelters

Six Moon Designs Gatewood Cape

The Gatewood Cape from Six Moon Designs is a minimalist's dream that can serve as rain gear, pack cover, and shelter, among a few other things. Others dealing with… Full Review »

Hiking Pants

namuk Dash lightweight ripstop pant

A pair of pants that can handle the wears and tears of a toddler. Great for outdoor families needing sturdy apparel. Testing Conditions: My daughter has worn these… Full Review »

Overnight Packs

Lowe Alpine Vision 40

Great sturdy minimalist pack! This is a superb pack. I bought mine for $30 on ebay a few years ago and have put over 500+ miles on it over various 3-15 day AT section… Full Review »

Axes and Hatchets

Hults Bruk Jonaker

Handy trail companion. Bombproof craftsmanship and ergonomically excellent!                   This handy hatchet has been used on a multitude of adventures… Full Review »

Cold Weather Down Sleeping Bags

The North Face Ibex

I bought two Ibex bags in 1973 or '74 for $125 each. Just gave them to my granddaughters. Maybe they were used a few times during the '70s. They were kept in their… Full Review »


Hikpro 002 33L

This is a budget foldable daypack that is spacious and organized. It is best for urban travelers who don't care about suitcase weight, but do care about suitcase… Full Review »

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