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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.

Recently Reviewed

Kayak Paddles

Aqua Bound Whiskey Fiberglass

The super lightweight paddle for flatwater paddling enthusiasts—with exceptional quality, look, and feel. For some people it’ll be psychologically difficult… Full Review »

Plates and Bowls

Silipint Lidded Bowl Set

A set of three lidded bowls (10oz, 20oz, and 30oz) that function well and have nice secure lids and non-slip silicone surfaces. Smallest one is good for a cup or… Full Review »

Backpacking Boots

Lowa Tibet GTX

Only used a couple of times BUT this showed, as with other recent Lowa boots, NO break-in period is required. Very good support and comfort off trail. These are… Full Review »

Meat Entrées

Backpacker's Pantry Chicken Larb

A tasty rendering of a traditional spicy southeast Asian chicken and rice meal, well worth stocking up on. Larb: a Laotian or Thai spicy salad consisting of ground,… Full Review »


FP Insoles Gamechangers Custom Orthotics

Gamechangers live up to their name. I was having a really hard time getting my snowboard boots to feel comfortable. My feet would hurt and I was getting numbness… Full Review »


Gastro Gnome Packable Meals

Gastro Gnome dried meals are hands-down the best I've ever tasted. If you prefer the taste of real food, prepared as it would be at home or in a restaurant, you… Full Review »

Sleeping Pad Accessories

Flextail Tiny Pump 2X

This is currently Flextail’s lightest and smallest mattress inflator/light. Exactly what you want for backpacking, On the web I found out about backpacking mattress… Full Review »

Weekend Packs

Fjallraven Keb 52L

Pity about the breast strap. Everything else is fine. I added a clip for each shoulder strap to allow attachment of a camera bag.   Replaced breast strap and two… Full Review »

Weekend Packs

Fjallraven Kajka 65

Best packs I have ever owned Kajka 65 and 85. In 48 years of backpack hiking these are the best. I own both the 65 and the 85 Litre versions. The three sizes (65,… Full Review »

Trail Shoes

Merrell Moab 3

A comfortable upgraded model from Merrell, that while grippier, still falls a little short for technical or long hikes. I have a love-hate relationship with Merrells. Full Review »

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