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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


Osprey Stratos 32

A bit heavy, well featured, and comfortable, also on a mountain. Lasts surprisingly well. I've had this for nearly 10 years now, and I am very satisfied. It's a… Full Review »

Hiking Boots

Belleville Mini-Mil TR102

Almost perfect. Almost. I've been wearing minimalist shoes (Xero) for three years now, and I've been looking for a general outdoor boot with the same qualities. Full Review »

Hiking Skirts

Purple Rain Adventure Dress

The Adventure Dress's weight-to-coverage and comfort are the best of all skirt or dress options for walking, hiking, backpacking, driving, around the house, and… Full Review »


Starbucks VIA Ready Brew

I brought the Colombia and Italian Roast on my 28-day hike on JMT. I had it every morning! I personally think it was adequate instant coffee for a cheap price to… Full Review »

Nutrition Bars

Skratch Labs Energy Bar Sport Fuel

LOVE this bar! Easy to digest and yummy! Peanut Butter and Strawberries ***** Peanut Butter and Chocolate ***** Raspberries and Lemon *** Chocolate Chips and Almonds… Full Review »


Mountain House Scrambled Eggs with Bacon

A significant improvement over previous iterations of this breakfast, now with significantly less sodium. Nutrition and taste: In the past, this meal has been a… Full Review »

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 »

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