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Win a Helle Wabakimi Knife by "Survivorman" and a Kupilka FireSteel

On Monday, October 21, we're giving one Trailspace member a Helle Wabakimi designed by "Survivorman" Les Stroud, plus a Kupilka FireSteel 8. Write a review today and this $200+ prize could be yours.

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Congratulations, Bob, Winner of a Hults Bruk Axe

Congratulations to Bob Peltzer from Ontario, Canada, winner of a hand-forged Akka axe plus grinding stone, thanks to Hults Bruk, the oldest active axe maker in the world ($200+ value). Meet Bob.

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Review Your Gear to Win a Hults Bruk Akka Axe or Helle Wabakimi Knife

Review any of your own outdoor gear today and you're entered to win a Helle Wabakimi fixed-blade knife designed by "Survivorman" Les Stroud, plus a sustainably-produced Kupilka FireSteel 8 ($200+ value).

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Win the Akka from Hults Bruk, World's Oldest Axe Maker

Hults Bruk, oldest axe maker in the world, is giving one Trailspace member a hand-forged Akka axe, plus grinding stone. Review your gear by October 10 for a chance to win this premium heritage piece ($200+ value).

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"Down the rabbit hole" with Lori, Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations to Lori Lindsey of Tennessee, our newest Reviewer of the Month! Lori is a hiker, hammock camper, and photographer, and wins more than $300 worth of gear in thanks for her contributions.

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Congratulations, Seth and Maine Coast Heritage Trust

For the past decade, Seth Levy has supported Trailspace and our outdoor community in a variety of evolving ways. This month Seth moves on to become the Donor Engagement Officer at Maine Coast Heritage Trust, and we'll miss him.

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Outdoor Insiders' Top 10 Tips for Standout Gear Reviews

What makes a product review valuable and trustworthy? We've been asking community members, reviewers, and outdoor industry professionals to share their insights. Here's what we learned.

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Congratulations, Kevin David, $700 Leatherman Winner

Congratulations to Kevin from Washington, winner of a Leatherman Free P4 one-handed multi-tool, Signal multi-tool, and Tread Tempo LT multi-tool watch, thanks to Leatherman ($700 value).

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Final Days: Review Your Gear to Win $700 Leatherman Prize

On Saturday, June 29, we're giving one Trailspace reviewer a Leatherman Free P4, Signal, and Tread Tempo. Write a review of your outdoor gear today and this $700 multi-tool prize could be yours.

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Review Your Gear to Win $700 Worth of Leatherman Tools

Review any of your handy gear now through Friday, June 28, and you're automatically entered to win a Leatherman prize package worth $700—a Free P4, Signal, and Tread Tempo. Have you shared your reviews yet?

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"Adventures can be found in many ways"—Oliver, Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations to Oliver, a long distance hiker, Forest School teacher, stove and bushcraft enthusiast, and our Reviewer of the Month! Oliver lives in England and wins more than $360 worth of gear in thanks for his contributions.

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Want $700 Worth of Leatherman Tools? Review Your Gear.

Whether on the trail, the water, or at home, everyone can use a handy multi-tool. Well how about three? We're giving one Trailspace reviewer a Leatherman Free P4, Signal, and Tread Tempo.

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Win a $700 Leatherman Multi-Tool and Timepiece Prize

We're giving one Trailspace reviewer a Leatherman Free P4 one-handed multi-tool, a Signal multi-tool, and a Tread Tempo multi-tool watch, worth $700 in total.

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Meet Wade: "Paddle Fanatic," Landscape Photographer, Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations to Wade, an avid paddler and landscape photographer and our newest Reviewer of the Month! Wade lives in Northern California’s Sierra Nevada foothills and wins more than $360 worth of gear in thanks for his contributions.

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Congratulations, Tyler our Sierra Designs Gear Winner

Congratulations to Tyler from Pennsylvania, winner of a Sierra Designs Studio 2 three-season tent and a 35-degree Nitro 800 down quilt, thanks to Sierra Designs ($600 value).

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Final Days: Review Your Gear to Win a Sierra Designs Tent and Quilt

On Tuesday, April 30, we're giving one Trailspace reviewer a Sierra Designs Studio 2 tent and a Nitro 800 down quilt. Write a review of your outdoor gear today and this $600 prize could be all yours.

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We're Giving One Member a Sierra Designs Tent and Quilt

What outdoor gear would you recommend? Tell us about it in a review and you could win a Studio 2 three-season, lightweight tent and a 35-degree Nitro 800 down quilt, thanks to Sierra Designs.

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Review Your Gear to Win $600 Sierra Designs Prize

Write a review on Trailspace this month and you're automatically entered to win a Studio 2 three-season tent and 35-degree Nitro 800 down quilt, thanks to Sierra Designs. We'll draw one winner on April 30.

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Congratulations, Trailspace's Annual Top Reviewers

Every day our members help make Trailspace the best outdoor gear community around. In thanks for their helpful, informative, real-world gear reviews, we're sending each of our top 25 reviewers of 2018 a special-edition, Trailspace Top Reviewer Bindle Bottle. Thank you, all!

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Win a Sierra Designs Tent and Quilt for Spring Adventures

Want some new gear for spring? We're giving away a Studio 2 three-season, lightweight tent and a 35-degree Nitro 800 down quilt to one reviewer this month, thanks to Sierra Designs ($600 value).

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"I just like to be outside"—Jim, Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations to Jim McCann of New Hampshire, our Reviewer of the Month. A skier, mountain and fat biker, and fly fisherman, Jim wins more than $360 worth of gear in thanks for his contributions.

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Meet Teri: Section Hiker, Biker, Skier, Sunscreen Wearer, and Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations to Teri Anderson of Gilbert, Arizona, our newest Reviewer of the Month! A section hiker, mountain biker, paddler, skier, and more, she wins more than $300 worth of gear in thanks for her contributions.

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Congratulations, Zalman, Our MSR Winter Gear Winner

Congratulations to Zalman from Portland, Ore., winner of an MSR Evo Snowshoe Kit, WindBurner Duo stove, and Operator snow shovel, thanks to MSR ($450 value).

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Final Days: Review Your Gear Today to Win $450 MSR Prize

On Monday, December 31, we're giving one Trailspace reviewer an MSR WindBurner Duo stove, Evo Snowshoe Kit, and Operator snow shovel. Write a review of your outdoor gear today and this $450 prize could be all yours.

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Enter to Win $450 Worth of MSR Winter Outdoor Gear

We're giving one of you an MSR WindBurner Duo stove, Evo Snowshoe Kit, and Operator snow shovel, thanks to MSR. Tell us about your outdoor gear, apparel, or footwear in a review to be entered to win.

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Meet Phil: New England Hiker, Snowshoer, Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations to Phil Smith of Jackman, Maine, our newest Reviewer of the Month! A hiker, snowshoer, and peak bagger, he wins more than $300 worth of gear in thanks for his contributions.

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Review Your Gear to Win $450 MSR Winter Gear Package

Write a review on Trailspace and you're automatically entered to win an Evo Snowshoe Kit, WindBurner Duo stove, and Operator snow shovel, thanks to MSR. We'll draw one lucky winner on December 31.

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Win MSR Snowshoes, Stove, and Shovel in Gear Giveaway

We're giving away an MSR Evo Snowshoe Kit, WindBurner Duo stove, and Operator snow shovel, thanks to MSR. Review your outdoor gear and you're entered to win this winter prize package ($450 value).

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"The more we discuss, the better the gear will get." Meet David, Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations to David Eckel of Ottawa, Ontario, our newest Reviewer of the Month! A cyclist, skier, and canoeist, he wins more than $300 worth of gear in thanks for his contributions.

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Where'd You Get That Gear? Identifying Incentivized Reviews

In addition to knowing how a piece of gear has been used, we at Trailspace think knowing how a reviewer got that gear is important too. So, here's what we're doing.

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Soaking up Challenge and Companionship: Meet Bruce, Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations to Bruce Etter of Pennsylvania, our newest Reviewer of the Month! An AT and PCT thru-hiker, climber, and cyclist, he wins more than $300 worth of gear in thanks for his contributions.

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Member Feedback: What makes you trust a review?

What makes you trust a review? What makes you value a review? We want to hear our community members' thoughts on the info and opinions they find most useful when considering new gear.

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"The further you can walk, the more you can see." Meet Charles, Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations to Charles Polidano of Malta, our newest Reviewer of the Month! An avid long-distance hiker, he wins more than $300 worth of gear in thanks for his contributions.

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Congratulations, Troy, our Therm-a-Rest Gear Winner

Congratulations to Troy from Texas, winner of a Parsec down sleeping bag, NeoAir XLite Max SV mattress, and Air Head pillow ($600+ total value), thanks to Therm-a-Rest.

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Final Days: Enter to Win $600 Therm-a-Rest Sleep System

On Monday, July 9, we're giving one Trailspacer a Parsec down sleeping bag, NeoAir XLite Max SV mattress, and Air Head pillow, thanks to Therm-a-Rest. Just write a review of your outdoor gear and you're entered.

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Review Your Gear to Win $600 Therm-a-Rest Prize

Review your gear today and you could win a Parsec down sleeping bag, NeoAir XLite Max SV mattress, and Air Head pillow, thanks to Therm-a-Rest ($600+ value).

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Win a Therm-a-Rest Parsec Sleeping Bag and NeoAir Mat

We're giving one lucky reviewer a Parsec down sleeping bag, NeoAir XLite Max SV mattress, and Air Head pillow from Therm-a-Rest. Just write a review and you're entered to win.

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Win a Complete Sleep System from Therm-a-Rest

What outdoor gear would you recommend to friends? Tell us all about it in a review and you could win a down sleeping bag, mattress, and pillow from Therm-a-Rest ($600+ value).

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Meet Patman: Lover of Mountains and Trip Reporter Extraordinaire

Congratulations to Patrick Mason, our newest Reviewer of the Month! An avid backpacker from Tennessee and prodigious reporter of trips, he wins more than $300 worth of gear in thanks for his contributions.

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"Nothing Is Essential." Meet Jake, Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations to Jake Weston, our newest Reviewer of the Month! A climber, hiker, and mountain biker from Canada, Jake wins more than $300 worth of gear in thanks for his contributions.

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Congrats, Michael, Winner of $450 Worth of Sawyer Gear

Congratulations to Michael Krayna of Colorado, winner of water treatment filters and systems, plus a year's supply of insect repellent and sun protection ($450 total value), all thanks to Sawyer.

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Win Sawyer Water Filters, Plus Year of Insect and Sun Protection

One Trailspace reviewer is going to win an assortment of Sawyer water treatment solutions, plus a year's supply of insect repellent and sun protection ($450 value). Review your gear by Sunday and it could be yours.

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Review Your Gear and You Could Win $450 Sawyer Prize

Review your gear today and you could win a year's supply of insect repellent and sun protection, plus an assortment of water treatment solutions, all from Sawyer ($450 value).

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"In Perpetual Need of New Adventures"—Meet Reviewer of the Month Christine

Congratulations to Christine Kelly, our newest Reviewer of the Month! Christine, who hiked the PCT last year, wins a gear prize pack worth more than $300 in thanks for her contributions.

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Win Water Filters for Every Trip, Plus a Year of Insect and Sun Protection from Sawyer

We're giving one reviewer Sawyer water filters for all of their trips, plus a year's supply of insect repellent and sun protection. Review your gear and be entered to win this $450 gear prize.

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Congratulations, Top Reviewers of 2017

Congratulation to Trailspace's top gear reviewers of 2017! Meet the individuals most recognized by their fellow community members for their helpful, informative outdoor gear reviews.

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Congratulations, Robert, our Therm-a-Rest Contest Winner

Congratulations to Robert Martin, a lifelong outdoorsman from Michigan's Upper Peninsula, and winner of a Therm-a-Rest sleeping bag, pad, pillow, and Honcho Poncho insulation ($470 value) just for reviewing his gear.

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Meet Ross: Bike Tech, Backpacker, Paddler, Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations to Ross Tapp, our final 2017 Reviewer of the Month! Ross is a bike tech in Ontario making the transition from cycle touring to hiking, backpacking, and kayaking. He wins a 10 Essentials prize pack worth $350.

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Final Days: Review Your Gear to Win Therm-a-Rest Prize

Hiking, climbing, paddling, skiing, trail running. We want to hear about the gear you use. Review yours, and you could win $470 worth of Therm-a-Rest sleep and insulation gear on Monday.

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Here's How to Win $470 Worth of Therm-a-Rest Gear

We're giving away a Therm-a-Rest sleep system and insulation worth more than $470 to one of you! Review your own outdoor apparel, footwear, or gear today and you're automatically entered to win.

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