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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).

Recently Reviewed

Sleeping Pad Accessories

Flextail Tiny Pump X

One of the dumbest purchases that I really like. I had an amazon gift card that I had to use and couldn't find anything, so I did this. I'm embarrassed that I have… Full Review »

Three-Season Tents

Big Agnes Tiger Wall UL3

Good 2 person tent that really strikes a balance between weight and livability Note - This is the newer Solution Dye version of the Tiger Wall UL3. If you read… Full Review »

Compressed Fuel Canister Stoves


This Is One Remote Canister Stove To Consider getting ... I did my own boil test at 3,000 ft. above sea level. First of all, I used an adapter for propane use (small… Full Review »

Fleece Tops

Patagonia R1 Pullover Hoody

The R1 Hoody is one of Patagonia's iconic fleeces for a reason: Just the right amount of features, and expertly laid out. While the latest version (2021) isn't… Full Review »

Liquid Fuel Stoves

MSR DragonFly

This is a stable and reliable stove for base camp cooking or backpacking. I have used a number of MSR stoves over the years (Whisperlite, XGK, XGK EX, and the Dragonfly);… Full Review »

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 »

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