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Trailspace's Top 25 Gear Reviewers of 2022

Congratulations to Trailspace's Top 25 Reviewers of 2022! Collectively they adventured thousands of miles on at least four continents and shared 210 gear reviews. As a thank-you, we're sending each a special-edition Deuce of Spades #2 trowel courtesy of TheTentLab and a Trailspace hat or neck gaiter by Headsweats.

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.

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Soft Shell Pants

Arc'teryx Gamma AR Pant

So close, SO CLOSE; these pants are amazing. The fit, the mobility, the stretch, the sizing, but why couldn't you just put the littlest back pocket on there for… Full Review »

Camp Shovels and Trowels

TheTentLab Deuce of Spades #1

Pages could be written about an ultralight backpacking trowel...I believe the Official Moto is "They help you doo-doo the right thing." But enough has already been… Full Review »

Hiking Boots

Altberg Kisdon GFit

Altberg Kisdons are fairly stiff soled, tough, and grippy waterproof walking boots made with Nubuck leather.  Altberg Kisdon G-fit (size 9) Altberg Kisdon walking… Full Review »


Mystery Ranch 3 Way Expandable Briefcase

For the outdoor professional who is compelled to appear as, and travel like, a professional, this "briefcase" is the perfect shoulder bag for meetings. The terminology:… Full Review »

Insulated Gloves and Mittens

Black Diamond Soloist Gloves

A warm glove for winter that’s very comfortable. Removable liner, leather palm, and a proprietary waterproof/breathable membrane in the shell highlight the features… Full Review »

Three-Season Tents

Mountain Hardwear Waypoint 2

Much better tent than its reputation I’ve had mine since 2005. These never seemed to have had a good reputation, I don’t know why. The weight is excellent considering… Full Review »

Backpacking Boots

Asolo Bajura Gore-Tex

Backpacking boot Strong, heavy, well-made backpacking boot. According to Asolo it is resoleable (Asolo can do it, so I suppose a local cobbler will also). Beautiful… Full Review »


Opinel Picnic+

A handy multi-use tool that stores away easily and compactly. The knife is sharp, and the spoon and fork utensils are highly functional. It’s nice to have a quality… Full Review »

3-4 Season Convertible Tents

MSR Fusion 2

Brilliant tent and great customer service. I have had this tent since 2004, used it on several camping trips. It has been very reliable and comfortable. In 2022… Full Review »

Rigid Trekking Poles

Leki Makalu FX Carbon

  Great poles for the mountains Trekking poles have come a long way since the days of using old ski poles. I’ll admit that I resisted them for a long time, just… Full Review »

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