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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

Trail Shoes

Merrell Moab Speed GTX

These shoes score well on most points including comfort and traction but seem to be wearing fast. OverallI walk a lot, typically 2,000 to 2,500 km a year so it… Full Review »

Pillows

Exped Ultra Pillow

The Exped Ultra Pillow is an extremely small and inflatable pillow that can make a big difference in one’s quality of rest on the trail. As a backpacking pillow… Full Review »

Base Layer Bottoms

Smartwool Classic All-Season Merino Base Layer Bottom

A full-length base layer bottom that has real value on trail in all four seasons. Smartwool's Classic All-Season Merino Base Layer Bottom uses a 150g wool/nylon… Full Review »

Four-Season Tents

NEMO Kunai 2P

Recently broke down and bought the Nemo Kunai 2p for backpacking, was a little hesitant based on the cost, but so far the tent has been worth one investment. Today… Full Review »

Hiking Boots

Lundhags Forest II

For real wilderness travel in tundra landscape. Lundhags single layer boots have been the best for decades. That being said, they are not the best for every type… Full Review »

Backpacking Boots

Alico Tahoe

Incredible bang for your buck. I'm not sure how I could rate these boots anything lower than 5 given their retail price, and certainly not what I paid on ebay ($89.05… Full Review »

Camp Tables

NEMO Moonlander Dual-Height Table

Highly collapsible and highly functional…that’s what comes to mind when I use the NEMO Moonlander Dual-Height Table. It's ideal for 1 or 2 people to use for… Full Review »

Camp Chairs

NEMO Moonlite Reclining Chair

A compact camping chair that comes in under 2 pounds, making it an option for backcountry use or most commonly, an easy to haul option for those times in the frontcountry… Full Review »

Fleece Vests

Patagonia Synchilla Vest

Solid construction, solid fleece, solid fit, but no windblock lowers utility. 1. I haven't had one new for 15 years'ish, so fit and fleece may be worse now. I hear… Full Review »

Trekking Poles

Denali Explorer II Carbon Fibre Walking Poles

Cheap and cheerful for beginners who don’t want to spend much, but will do the job. Was going to give 2 stars but on reflection in a world of “you get what… Full Review »

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