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Trailspace Updates: Cameras, Apps, Thousands of Products

by Alicia MacLeay
November 5, 2013

A lot happens at Trailspace daily. New gear reviews, forum threads, and trip reports are shared and discussed, and there's also plenty of activity behind the scenes.

To keep you informed of Trailspace developments, updates, and new features, here's a roundup from the past month:

  • Camera and Outdoor App Reviews: Now there's a place for that app review. We've added an Electronics product category with new sub-categories for cameras (like the GoPro at right), camera accessories, and outdoor apps. Electronics also includes outdoor gear you'll already find under other categories, like avy beacons (Avalanche Safety), GPS receivers (Navigation), and headlamps (Lights).
  • Recent Reviews by Type: Looking for a new winter tent or hard shell and want to read all the recent reviews in that category? We've added a "recently reviewed" sort option at the top of product lists. For example, if you're looking at four-season tents, click on recently reviewed at the top to view the most recent reviews.
  • See All Brand Reviews: Want to read all the user reviews of a favorite or recently discovered outdoor brand? You now can view all reviews for any brand by clicking "more [brand] reviews" on its brand page. For example, go to the Arc'teryx brand page. Click on more Arc'teryx reviews » at the bottom of the Arc'teryx Reviews sidebar. You'll get a full list of all Arc'Teryx reviews, starting with the most recent 2013 ones and going back to 1996 (really!). You'll also see a total of how many reviews of that brand members have shared (438 in this case).

  • Thousands of New Products: New fall and winter outdoor gear, apparel, and footwear—like the goods we saw back in January at winter Outdoor Retailer—are now hitting outdoor retailer shelves. And showing up on Trailspace. We've added about 4,000 outdoor products to the site since the beginning of August, including 1,600 in October. So, if you need a new down jacket or snowshoes for your winter kit, now is the time to check availability, prices, and reviews.
  • Staff Stuff: The irony of working on an outdoor site like Trailspace, is that your work involves being inside at a computer. So, like most of you, we make regular efforts to get outside. For example, Seth may, or may not, have gone renegade running in a national park during the government shutdown. I broke my left hand while trail running, but ran three races anyway, including my first biathlon (fun!). And Dave, who was critical to all of the work above (thank you, Dave!), crushed it racing his mountain bike.