Congratulations, Top Reviewers of 2015

It's our members that make Trailspace the best outdoor gear community around. Every day they contribute honest reviews and share personal outdoor experiences to help fellow hikers, climbers, paddlers, skiers, and trail runners find the right backcountry gear for outdoor adventures.

So, it's fitting that we honor and thank our community's top gear reviewers of 2015.

Below are the folks most recognized last year by their fellow community members for sharing helpful, informative, real-world gear reviews, earning them the most reviewer reputation points in 2015.

Congratulations, everyone! As a thank-you for your greatly appreciated efforts and contributions, we're sending each of you a Trailspace Top Reviewer of 2015 Camp Cup from Innate and an Ultralight Java Drip from GSI Outdoors. Drink up with pride on or off the trail!

Presenting 2015's Top 10 Reviewers:


Jeffery Gosnell
(G00SE)
Illinois


Brent Mills
Massachusetts


Go Time!
(
Jesse Maloney)
Minnesota


Chris Myers
Kentucky

Jeff Ediger
(FromSagetoSnow)
Washington

Tyler (KiwiKlimber)
Pennsylvania


Sheila Bergin Goss
Vermont


Gary Leatham (TrailFrog)
Washington

Robin (Bentbrook)
North Carolina

Bill S
California

   

And the Rest of the Top 25 Honorees:



 

Congratulations to all of the top 25 gear reviewers of 2015!

And a huge thanks to each of you who shared a review on Trailspace last year. We're incredibly thankful to have each of you as part of our outdoor gear community. 

Top 2015 reviewers were based on the total number of reviewer reputation points earned as of December 31, 2015, for reviews written between January 1 and December 31, 2015.


Filed under: Reviewer of the Month, Trailspace News

Comments

LoneStranger
TOP 10 REVIEWER REVIEW CORPS
7,931 reviewer rep
1,424 forum posts
January 20, 2016 at 4:21 p.m. (EST)

Oh my! Those will definitely look good around the campfire and will make a great conversation starter for those of us spreading the Trailspace gospel :)

Cadenza
1,259 reviewer rep
31 forum posts
January 20, 2016 at 9:51 p.m. (EST)

Cool beans!

bheiser1
1,452 reviewer rep
1,344 forum posts
January 20, 2016 at 10:38 p.m. (EST)

Congrats, top reviewers!

B. Frost (Billie 777)
363 reviewer rep
36 forum posts
January 20, 2016 at 10:55 p.m. (EST)

Yea! Thank you... reading all those reviews make me wanna go out & buy, buy, buy! 

leodinasbrav
0 reviewer rep
1 forum posts
January 21, 2016 at 2:07 a.m. (EST)

Congratulations!!

G00SE
11,722 reviewer rep
1,399 forum posts
January 21, 2016 at 8:01 a.m. (EST)

I joined TS 3 years ago. I'm still amazed and appreciative for this site and for Alicia & Dave's generosity to it's members. I gain far more from Trailspace than I could ever give back.


Thank you!

Sheila Bergin Goss (Sheila Goss)
BRAND REP TOP 25 REVIEWER REVIEW CORPS
3,792 reviewer rep
54 forum posts
January 21, 2016 at 8:49 a.m. (EST)

What a great group this is! I certainly hope my reviews have been helpful...I know that I have learned so much from others who contribute to this community. I can hardly wait to take the Camp Mug out for some canoe camping ( only 4 more months to wait!)

KiwiKlimber
TOP 10 REVIEWER REVIEW CORPS
5,226 reviewer rep
583 forum posts
January 21, 2016 at 8:10 p.m. (EST)

I second G00SE's testament. I originally came here to learn, learn, learn and that's what still has me coming back. The least I can do is add my reviews every now and again. Thanks for being such a great community. 

Daniel Oates
2,885 reviewer rep
256 forum posts
January 21, 2016 at 8:33 p.m. (EST)

Thanks, Trailspace! I know we all appreciate all of the hard work that you all do behind the scenes. 

We all have benefited from the honest reviews posted here. Giving back is the least we can do!

Alicia MacLeay (Alicia)
TRAILSPACE STAFF
1,684 reviewer rep
4,102 forum posts
January 22, 2016 at 7:38 a.m. (EST)

I may sound like a broken record here (is that even still an analogy?), but a huge thank-you to all of you and the reviews, tips, opinions, and experiences you share with all of our community members.

Without our members, Trailspace would be a pretty lonely place. Thanks for making it such a warm, positive, and helpful online community!

Jake Evans
115 reviewer rep
3 forum posts
January 22, 2016 at 4:51 p.m. (EST)

Congrats to the top 25! Look forward to reading about many more of your experiences!

G00SE
11,722 reviewer rep
1,399 forum posts
February 11, 2016 at 9:09 a.m. (EST)


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Just thought I'd share a pic of my office desk. 

Thanks, Alicia & Dave, for such an awesome site to be a part of!

Patman
TOP 10 REVIEWER REVIEW CORPS
3,158 reviewer rep
2,247 forum posts
February 11, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. (EST)

got my cup and pour-over filter yesterday! whoo-hoo! will use this for sure, thanks Alicia!

denis daly
271 reviewer rep
1,916 forum posts
February 11, 2016 at 11:55 a.m. (EST)

Congratulations to the winners....

Jake W
TOP 10 REVIEWER REVIEW CORPS
4,906 reviewer rep
1,031 forum posts
February 11, 2016 at 1:23 p.m. (EST)

Damn Canadian postal office workers! Mines not here yet!

LoneStranger
TOP 10 REVIEWER REVIEW CORPS
7,931 reviewer rep
1,424 forum posts
February 11, 2016 at 1:35 p.m. (EST)

Sorry Jake, due to Canadian customs regulations folks north of the border will be receiving a rrroll up the rim cup from Timmy's instead.

Sheila Bergin Goss (Sheila Goss)
BRAND REP TOP 25 REVIEWER REVIEW CORPS
3,792 reviewer rep
54 forum posts
February 11, 2016 at 8:20 p.m. (EST)

Love the camp cup and GSI java drip! I can hardly wait for canoe camping season to begin, where they'll get lots of use! Thanks again Trailspace!

Jake W
TOP 10 REVIEWER REVIEW CORPS
4,906 reviewer rep
1,031 forum posts
February 11, 2016 at 9:06 p.m. (EST)

Hahaha, that's as good as gold up here LoneStranger, maybe people would happily trade their first born for a cup!

Jake W
TOP 10 REVIEWER REVIEW CORPS
4,906 reviewer rep
1,031 forum posts
February 11, 2016 at 9:07 p.m. (EST)

Oh it actually came today, I just hadn't check the mail yet! Thanks trailspace, I think this is my favourite one yet!

Alicia MacLeay (Alicia)
TRAILSPACE STAFF
1,684 reviewer rep
4,102 forum posts
February 12, 2016 at 10:33 a.m. (EST)

Excellent!

I'm glad the prizes are making their way to our many worthy top reviewers and hope you all enjoy them. Thanks for all you do for Trailspace!

I can only imagine the moving acceptance speeches you each recite to family and friends upon claiming your award from your local postal carrier.

G00SE
11,722 reviewer rep
1,399 forum posts
February 12, 2016 at 10:39 a.m. (EST)

Alicia said:

I can only imagine the moving acceptance speeches you each recite to family and friends upon claiming your award from your local postal carrier.

I did call it a "Major Award," which prompted family & coworkers to ask why it's not a leg lamp.

Alicia MacLeay (Alicia)
TRAILSPACE STAFF
1,684 reviewer rep
4,102 forum posts
February 12, 2016 at 11:06 a.m. (EST)

G00SE said:

Alicia said:

I can only imagine the moving acceptance speeches you each recite to family and friends upon claiming your award from your local postal carrier.

I did call it a "Major Award," which prompted family & coworkers to ask why it's not a leg lamp.

 So, they're trying to keep you humble, eh?

G00SE
11,722 reviewer rep
1,399 forum posts
February 12, 2016 at 11:13 a.m. (EST)

Alicia said:

G00SE said:

Alicia said:

I can only imagine the moving acceptance speeches you each recite to family and friends upon claiming your award from your local postal carrier.

I did call it a "Major Award," which prompted family & coworkers to ask why it's not a leg lamp.

 So, they're trying to keep you humble, eh?

That's why they beat me every day.

Patman
TOP 10 REVIEWER REVIEW CORPS
3,158 reviewer rep
2,247 forum posts
February 15, 2016 at 7:30 a.m. (EST)

I used my Trailspace swag last weekend!

LoneStranger
TOP 10 REVIEWER REVIEW CORPS
7,931 reviewer rep
1,424 forum posts
February 15, 2016 at 9:24 a.m. (EST)

Loved the opening music Pat. Really added to the drama.

Actually it was nice to see how that filter worked on the mug. I looked at it and wondered how messy it would be, but that didn't look bad at all.

I clipped the filter on to the bowl shaped "mug" from my GSI Dualist kit and can see that would have no problem catching all the drips. Guess I'll give it a shot on my insulated mug if I sneak out later this week.

G00SE
11,722 reviewer rep
1,399 forum posts
February 15, 2016 at 9:34 a.m. (EST)

I made a cup indoors. Didn't record it. Didn't add intense music. 

But from now on, when I use this thing, I'm going to tense up and expect a Sith Lord to attack me from behind the trees! 

Patman
TOP 10 REVIEWER REVIEW CORPS
3,158 reviewer rep
2,247 forum posts
February 15, 2016 at 9:40 a.m. (EST)

haha yeah, I woke up early this morning and couldn't go back to sleep, instead of using my extra 30 minutes wisely I made that video and posted it to youtube.

Sith Lords are bad around here and I hear the infestation is moving north and west Goose, so be careful!

hmm, or was that fire ants?

G00SE
11,722 reviewer rep
1,399 forum posts
February 15, 2016 at 9:51 a.m. (EST)

Not worried about fire ants...I sleep in a hammock. ;)

Alicia MacLeay (Alicia)
TRAILSPACE STAFF
1,684 reviewer rep
4,102 forum posts
February 15, 2016 at 10:10 a.m. (EST)

That was great, Patman!

Very intense—I kept wondering, what will happen next?!

KiwiKlimber
TOP 10 REVIEWER REVIEW CORPS
5,226 reviewer rep
583 forum posts
February 15, 2016 at 10:31 a.m. (EST)


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I was surprised how easily the mesh cleaned up. Easy to rinse and air dried pretty quickly. 

LoneStranger
TOP 10 REVIEWER REVIEW CORPS
7,931 reviewer rep
1,424 forum posts
February 15, 2016 at 10:35 a.m. (EST)

The bad news is that it sounds like we'll all be carrying soggy coffee grounds in our garbage bags now, but the good news is that will make our garbage smell better :)

Patman
TOP 10 REVIEWER REVIEW CORPS
3,158 reviewer rep
2,247 forum posts
February 15, 2016 at 11:04 a.m. (EST)

LS, yeah but I do that anyway with my paper filter. It was about 9 degrees F when I made that coffee in the video. I laid the filter aside and in a few minutes I was able to just peel the frozen grounds off into a trash bag. Of course when spring gets here I'll have to come up with something else. :) 

G00SE
11,722 reviewer rep
1,399 forum posts
February 15, 2016 at 11:14 a.m. (EST)

I've always used the Folgers instant coffee shots, but I will try my new filter on the trail soon. 

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