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Trailspace Names Top 25 Reviewers of 2020

Congratulations to Trailspace's Top 25 Reviewers! Despite the challenges of 2020, they contributed 226 informative gear reviews (backpacks, stoves, puffy jackets, and more), from around the world, and helped countless others gear up and get outside. Read More »

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Recent Reviews

FORLOH Deep Space Half Zip Long Sleeve Top

An impressive, USA-made quarter-zip synthetic baselayer that somehow doesn't get stinky, even after sweaty hikes in the mountains. With excellent moisture-wicking… Full Review »

Garmin Alpha 100

When used with the TT15 or T5 dog tracking collars this is a great tool for those off-leash moments when hunting or just enjoying recreation with your dog. The… Full Review »

Jennings JZ560 pocket scale

A compact, lightweight, and inexpensive pocket scale, useful for weighing out ingredients and meals on the fly. Menu planning for an international backpacking trip… Full Review »

Celestron SkyMaster 15x70 Binoculars

When you want to bring nature up close and personal you need good binoculars and Celestron fills this need nicely. Their 15 x 70 Binoculars are an economical choice… Full Review »

Optimus Svea 123

Worth its weight...in gold. I've run the gamut with stoves, trying to lighten the load. I always come back to the SVEA 123R. It's worth its weight in gold! My hiking… Full Review »

Wacaco Nanopresso

A hand-pumped espresso maker that is small and light enough to take along on weekenders, hut-to-hut trips, to base camp, and the like. Reliably delivers high quality… Full Review »

Hanwag Alaska GTX

Overall fit (depending on foot type) and features. Firm enough for rough mountain walking and winter frolics and not as stiff as Alpine boots. Check for fitting… Full Review »

Optimus Svea 123

Always works. Always. The volvo station wagon of camp stoves. Have been using since 1972. Briefly used an ///MSR Whisperlight but was not as dependable and seemed… Full Review »

Exo Cricket Energy Bar

Six-legged creatures have never tasted so good! The Blueberry Vanilla EXO Cricket Energy Bar is an energy bar made using cricket powder as the basic protein source. Full Review »

Mountain Equipment Tupilak 37+

Very lightweight and simple pack designed for climbers and alpinists, but also suitable for weight-conscious backpackers as well as backcountry skiers. The ME Tupilak… Full Review »

Kovea Spider

It work really well with the Flat Cat windscreen. The Flat Cat windscreen is made for the Kovea Spider. Flat Cat sells the whole kit, stove, and windscreen for… Full Review »

Mountain Hardwear Kor Strata Hoody

A well-built, breathable insulated jacket that competes with more expensive models. I was looking around for an insulated jacket that wasn't going to break the… Full Review »

Marker Griffon 13

Great overall binding. Good range of DIN, price to performance, light-ish for an alpine binding, and looks good. Suffers from an imprecise feel, and creaking with… Full Review »

Petzl NAO+

A powerful headlamp for night skiing, night biking, kiwi-spotting, or other activities where a good look ahead is needed. Optional reactive lighting automatically… Full Review »

Mammut Eigerjoch Pro IN Hooded Jacket

Mammut's polar vortex response. The Eigerjoch Pro IN Hooded is a top of the line Mammut down jacket. Their approach is as versatile as the jacket's. They use… Full Review »

Hilleberg Enan

Robust yet lightweight three-season solo tent. Space inside and especially in the porch is excellent. Headroom OK for those up to 6 feet.   Enan next to Angle… Full Review »

Marmot Guides Down Hoody

It's a very warm jacket, inexpensive and great quality.   It's a great jacket if you know what to expect from this. It's not a thin jacket to use as second layer,… Full Review »

Mountain Hardwear Alcove 3 GT

Generally a good tent with some design flaws. Roomy and with good porch space. Pitched the tent in horrendous weather on Dartmoor in the dark and in heavy rain… Full Review »

Patagonia Macro Puff Hoody

Designed as the warmer cousin of Patagonia's Micro Puff line, the Macro Puff Hoody is a lightweight, high loft insulated jacket. Using synthetic insulation and… Full Review »

Buffalo Special 6 Shirt

Keeping warm and dry when hiking. Got mine recently and tested it winter walking. Firstly, trust their advice and wear this as a shirt next to your skin. Believe… Full Review »

Massdrop Veil Wind Shell

Massdrop's Veil is a really light and small to carry simple nylon shell with hood. Easy to carry means you won't be tempted to leave it home and then regret it… Full Review »

Eureka! Taron 2

Great tent for backpacking trips for one or two people. Great tent for the price, that's my choice for backpacking trips for 1 or 2 people. 1) Setup: 2 aluminum… Full Review »

CamelBak Rogue

Nice, small hydration pack, but cheaper than the old one. I've used an older version of the Rogue for close to 10 years, so it has held up well. This new version… Full Review »

Arc'teryx Atom LT Vest

Breathable protection. Phenomenal core protection with a light weight. Outperforms many down vests in both warmth, wind resistance, and breathability. Compare to… Full Review »

Arc'teryx Atom LT Hoody

Outperforming down. The Atom LT Hoody has proven very versatile. It is very wind resistant and very light, though rather warm. Have used it as a jacket with the… Full Review »

Mammut Trion Spine 50

Brilliant pack. I'm devoted  to Mammut quality and the Eiger line of high end products. This brand exudes performance and sophistication. The Trion isn't the exception. Large… Full Review »

Arthur Beale Erebus Boat Neck Pullover

The Arthur Beale Erebus Boat Neck Pullover is an old school heavyweight wool sweater for cold weather. It’s made from unbleached, undyed black Welsh mountain… Full Review »

Arc'teryx Atom LT Vest

I've had my Atom LT Vest from Arc'teryx for more than eight years, and it continues to perform year-round as a versatile, lightweight synthetic insulated vest,… Full Review »

JanSport D5

I have two JanSport D5 packs (mid-late 1970s vintage) that are part of a collection I have, which includes three JanSport D3 packs. The D3, as a much larger pack… Full Review »

Pathfinder Stainless Steel 25 oz Cup & Lid Set

Versatile and hardwearing cup for drinks and boiling water for rehydrating food. Includes a snap on lid and batwing handles. Equally at home on an open fire or… Full Review »

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