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Stay Dry and Outside this Spring

Be prepared for April showers—or deluges—with a trustworthy rain shell for your adventures. Check out top-rated waterproof jackets from Arc'teryx, Columbia, Marmot, Outdoor Research, and more—all reviewed by Trailspace community members, like you! Read More »

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Recent Reviews

Patagonia Synchilla Vest

A wardrobe staple. Recycled, lightweight, versatile, durable. An extra layer of warmth, which doesn't impede your shoulder movement. I like a vest/gilet/sleeveless… Full Review »

Flylow Baker Bibs

When I decided it was time for me to switch to bibs, the Flylow Baker Bibs beat out all of their competitors across all winter uses.             My Flylow Baker… Full Review »

RockWear Laces Boot Strings

Laces. The unsung hero of boots and shoes. These are heroes. Something I've noticed is that a lot of good (costly) boot/shoe manufacturers tend to look at the actual… Full Review »

Sawyer MINI

Sawyer Mini Water Filter is a Must Have for every Hiker? - Full Review + Tips In this video we are going to review our one and only water filter that we have, the… Full Review »

Madshus Eon

Good, but not great ski for nordic touring. I have skied the Eon for four years mostly in northern Norway/Sweden. It is reasonably efficient under most conditions… Full Review »

Salomon X Ultra 3 Mid GTX

A lightweight mid-height light hiking boot that’s a good all-around choice for all but the heaviest-duty hiking. Mixes relatively light weight and very good support. Full Review »

Give'r Classic Give'r Gloves

These gloves are for morning chores, all day on the slopes from first chair to last call, and still perfect for that après time around the campfire. When work… Full Review »

Klymit Cross Canyon 3

Expansive interior, flappy exterior, cheap—but not cheap enough. After enjoying the space in our Sierra Designs Meteor Lite 3, we decided to upgrade our car camping… Full Review »

Grivel G12

The benchmark mountaineering crampon that most people need. This will get you up any mountain in the world. This is the crampon 90% of people need. I have climbed… Full Review »

Scarpa Trionic

I bought a pair in 1984. I last used them seriously in 2010 on a 20-mile timed challenge hike in the North Downs, England. At various times I walked from Chamonix… Full Review »

Big Agnes Air Core

Comfort is the best I have experienced in many years of sleeping in the wilderness. Having had lots of years of mountaineering and backing experience I have to… Full Review »

Podsacs Waterproof 20L Ruscksack

A dirt cheap solution, if you're worried about getting your electronics—or spare socks—wet, on your hike, in your boat or canyoneering. Pod Sacs has been a… Full Review »

Mountain Hardwear WayCool Arms

I love these sleeves—the only reason I'm giving them 4 stars is they stretch out with time and they are $30/pair. Worth it to me—I have 3 hours. But, I could… Full Review »

Icebreaker Quantum Long Sleeve Zip Hood

Smart design, adjusts to changing temps: Hood up for cold mornings, down as the sun rises and activity level increases. Breathable wool is naturally odor-resistant,… Full Review »

FORLOH AllClima 3L Rain Jacket with RECCO

A sturdy rain jacket that isn’t going to wear out anytime soon. The AllClima 3L Rain Jacket from FORLOH is not your run-of-the-mill jacket, instead, its durable… Full Review »

Isobaa Merino 200 Zip Neck Hoodie

Isobaa's Merino 200 Zip Neck Hoodie is a high performance hoodie that looks great on the trail or around the home. Made from ethically-sourced merino wool, the… Full Review »

The North Face VE 24

Great tent for winter, spring, and fall camping. Super stable, fits two comfortably. Easy set up and break down. No vestibule, but that wasn't a thing in 1986. Full Review »

Skinners Sock Shoes

These are for people who have been working at transitioning to minimalist and barefoot running. You can feel the ground, and sometimes even pain, but that's how… Full Review »

Klean Kanteen TKWide Cafe Cap

Paired with Klean Kanteen's Insulated TKWide bottles, the TKWide Café Cap is truly leakproof and gives you on-the-go access to your hot or cold drink with a simple… Full Review »

Helly Hansen Odin 9 Worlds 2.0 Jacket

The Odin 9 Worlds 2.0 is a superbly water-resistant, windproof, and breathable men's jacket that allows one to forget about the weather and focus on one's activities… Full Review »

Honey Stinger Cracker Bar with Protein

Honey Stinger's Cracker Bars are among my favorite bars for ski trips, hiking, and outdoor snacking. Available in two tasty flavors—Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate… Full Review »

Lowe Alpine Triple Point Ceramic Jacket

Very very good jacket, when one thinks of the age it was made in. Ceramic layer flaking off after years of use. I have three of these jackets since new, all bought… Full Review »

The North Face Freedom Pant

Good pants for playing in the snow. I have had the pants for a couple of years now and they are my main alpine ski pants. They have held up well considering what… Full Review »

Eureka! Timberline 2

Camped from CO to AK in 1996. Never got wet—snow, wind. Put a tarp inside the tent. I drove 9 hours each day from Denver, CO, to Talkeetna, AK, in 1996. I camped… Full Review »

The North Face Ibex

Take care of it and it will take care of you.     I bought my North Face Ibex in 1973 from The Wooden Nickel in Princeton, NJ. I still remember that I paid $128… Full Review »

Stanley Classic Legendary Bottle

Sturdy but heavy vacuum flask. The Stanley Classic Legendary Bottle 0.47 litre vacuum flask. This vacuum flask (0.47 L / 16 oz) is rated to keep liquids hot or… Full Review »

Marmot Helium 15

Wide temperature range. Light. Warm. Roomy. I own several Marmot sleeping bags from the lightweight Hydrogen to the extreme conditions Cwm. The Helium is my all… Full Review »

Sierra Designs Meteor Lite 3

High quality design, lightweight and spacious. Just spent 2 nights in 40 mph winds with rain and snow, and 0 issues! We were in a rush to keep moving,  so no pics… Full Review »

Trangia Mini Trangia

A great setup, but needs a supplementary windshield; very thirsty! A great little setup for the solo camper, trekker, hiker. Works well in most conditions and in… Full Review »

Julbo Tensing

Excellent sunglasses for those times when we need high protection (snow, glaciers, heights). Thanks to its Spectron 4 lens and its anatomical frame, we will be… Full Review »

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