Congratulations, Top Reviewers of 2017

Every day our members help make Trailspace the best outdoor gear community around. They contribute first-hand, independent reviews and share personal outdoor experiences to help other hikers, climbers, paddlers, skiers, and trail runners find the right backcountry gear for outdoor adventures.

It's only fitting that we honor and thank our top gear reviewers.

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 2017.

Congratulations, everyone! As a thank-you for your efforts and contributions, we're sending each of you a Trailspace Top Reviewer of 2017 Stainless Steel Para-Bottle from Vargo. The 34-ounce Para-Bottle features seven feet of integrated replaceable 550 paracord in the carry loop, a geometric shaped lid, standard wide mouth compatible threading, and food grade stainless steel construction.

Thank you!

 

Presenting our Top 10 Reviewers of 2017:


Sean Van Cleve 
Maryland


Mike Mineart
Washington


Jeffery Gosnell (Goose)
Illinois


LoneStranger
Maine


Andrew F. (leadbelly2550)
Maryland


Phil May (FlipNC)
North Carolina


Steve Mullen (Gearmansteve)
California


Vladimir Gorbunov
Russian Federation

 

Jake W
Ontario

Joel (JRinGeorgia)
Georgia

 

And the Rest of the Top 25 Reviewers:

 

Congratulations to our top 25 gear reviewers of 2017!

And a huge thanks to everyone who shares reviews on Trailspace. We're incredibly thankful to have each of you as part of our great outdoor gear community. 

 

Top 2017 reviewers were based on the total number of reviewer reputation points earned as of December 31, 2017, for reviews written between January 1 and December 31, 2017.


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Comments

CY6TacticalSolutions.com
INCENTIVIZED REVIEWER
875 reviewer rep
1 forum posts
March 21, 2018 at 4:17 p.m. (EDT)

Very honored and humbled to be named among the finest gear reviewers. Thank you Trailspace.com! Thank you Alicia!

Nick Mesarhakis
TOP 25 REVIEWER
740 reviewer rep
14 forum posts
March 21, 2018 at 6:37 p.m. (EDT)

I'm, also, honored to make it to the list. Thanks everyone!

Vladimir Gorbunov
TOP 25 REVIEWER
1,531 reviewer rep
16 forum posts
March 22, 2018 at 5:14 a.m. (EDT)

Thank you for kind words! I'm especially honored to be the only non-American in Top-10!

LoneStranger
TOP 10 REVIEWER REVIEW CORPS
7,162 reviewer rep
1,381 forum posts
March 22, 2018 at 7:29 a.m. (EDT)

Vladimir Gorbunov said:

Thank you for kind words! I'm especially honored to be the only non-American in Top-10!

 There are 4 out of the top 25 who are international reviewers this year which seems pretty good. Great to see gear we might not otherwise and always fun to hear stories about places we'll never go. Thanks to you and all of our international reviewers Vladimir!

FlipNC
TOP 10 REVIEWER REVIEW CORPS
3,304 reviewer rep
1,281 forum posts
March 22, 2018 at 8:05 a.m. (EDT)

Glad to be in this illustrious company...and some infamous ones as well!

I like the fact we are going more international...just picked up a Rab fleece on sale. I hope we see more gear from Europe and other places. Paramo is next on my list.

Alicia MacLeay (Alicia)
TRAILSPACE STAFF
983 reviewer rep
3,945 forum posts
March 22, 2018 at 8:56 a.m. (EDT)

Thanks to every one of you! You are the reason people come to Trailspace—to read helpful gear reviews.

I also appreciate reading reviews from our international members and reviews of companies that are unknown, or not as well known as they should be, here in North America. 

We want Trailspace to be a place where anyone can review any gear, whether it's the shiniest, new, award-winning piece or a vintage item that has been used for decades. The more outdoor voices, the better the info.

Thanks, everyone!

Jake W
TOP 10 REVIEWER REVIEW CORPS
4,021 reviewer rep
990 forum posts
March 22, 2018 at 1:20 p.m. (EDT)

LoneStranger said:

Vladimir Gorbunov said:

Thank you for kind words! I'm especially honored to be the only non-American in Top-10!

 There are 4 out of the top 25 who are international reviewers this year which seems pretty good. Great to see gear we might not otherwise and always fun to hear stories about places we'll never go. Thanks to you and all of our international reviewers Vladimir!

 People do realize that Ontario is not in the U.S, right?! I know, I know, those crazy Canadians with their colourful bills and "provinces". That makes for a total of 6 of the 25!

FlipNC
TOP 10 REVIEWER REVIEW CORPS
3,304 reviewer rep
1,281 forum posts
March 22, 2018 at 1:23 p.m. (EDT)

Good point Jake! You get full credit. Shouldn't take our friendly northern neighbors for granted. Maybe our poor geography skills just assumed you were in South Alaska...or east I guess.

LoneStranger
TOP 10 REVIEWER REVIEW CORPS
7,162 reviewer rep
1,381 forum posts
March 22, 2018 at 1:40 p.m. (EDT)

Jake W said:


 People do realize that Ontario is not in the U.S, right?! I know, I know, those crazy Canadians with their colourful bills and "provinces". That makes for a total of 6 of the 25!

 I managed to miss you because I didn't go back to the top ten to check Jake. I not only know where Ontario is I've been to several Springsteen concerts and a Shakespeare festival there so no offense to you or Canada intended.

As for BigRed I can't tell you how I missed him when I was counting this morning. Either lack of coffee for me or him spending so much time in the states is making him look like a local.

Jake W
TOP 10 REVIEWER REVIEW CORPS
4,021 reviewer rep
990 forum posts
March 22, 2018 at 5:08 p.m. (EDT)

Hahaha I jest guys! Hope no one takes me serious!

LS- hahaha our tourism industry is buzzing!

pillowthread
REVIEW CORPS
2,580 reviewer rep
1,414 forum posts
March 22, 2018 at 10:49 p.m. (EDT)

When did we start calling North Minnesota, Ontario? Did Canada annex it?

JRinGeorgia
TOP 25 REVIEWER
1,967 reviewer rep
337 forum posts
March 22, 2018 at 11:23 p.m. (EDT)

Thanks! I've enjoyed it, I hope my posts have been useful.

Ross Tapp
TOP 25 REVIEWER
597 reviewer rep
7 forum posts
March 23, 2018 at 7:53 p.m. (EDT)

Thanks Trailspace for the honor, it's been a privilege to share my thoughts and reviews.

KiwiKlimber
TOP 10 REVIEWER REVIEW CORPS
4,398 reviewer rep
547 forum posts
March 23, 2018 at 8:42 p.m. (EDT)

Alicia said: 

The more outdoor voices, the better the info.

I couldn't agree more and I'm glad to be a part of a community that at its core, allows for all voices to be heard. 

Here's to more great reviews in 2018!

KiwiKlimber
TOP 10 REVIEWER REVIEW CORPS
4,398 reviewer rep
547 forum posts
April 3, 2018 at 10:40 p.m. (EDT)


Had the chance to take my new bottle on a snowy morning hike yesterday. It's a great, large capacity bottle. Thanks Trailspace!
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Alicia MacLeay (Alicia)
TRAILSPACE STAFF
983 reviewer rep
3,945 forum posts
April 4, 2018 at 6:39 a.m. (EDT)

Excellent, Kiwi! You are very welcome.

JRinGeorgia
TOP 25 REVIEWER
1,967 reviewer rep
337 forum posts
April 4, 2018 at 10:10 a.m. (EDT)

I agree, great bottle. I showed my daughter and she immediately frowned, I asked why and she said "heavy." I smiled and shook my head and put it in her hand, she was really surprised at how light it is for the size. Thanks!

Sheila Bergin Goss (Sheila Goss)
BRAND REP TOP 10 REVIEWER REVIEW CORPS
3,148 reviewer rep
40 forum posts
April 4, 2018 at 10:59 a.m. (EDT)

Love the bottle! Look forward to taking it out in the canoe. Honored to be a part of the great Trailspace community!

FlipNC
TOP 10 REVIEWER REVIEW CORPS
3,304 reviewer rep
1,281 forum posts
April 4, 2018 at 1:10 p.m. (EDT)

Well my bottle isn't having that much fun...but keeping me hydrated as I trudge along through work...
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Sean Van Cleve
GUIDE/OUTFITTER TOP 10 REVIEWER REVIEW CORPS
9,055 reviewer rep
437 forum posts
April 10, 2018 at 8:34 p.m. (EDT)

Thanks Trailspace, and all that contribute to this wonderful community!


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Vladimir Gorbunov
TOP 25 REVIEWER
1,531 reviewer rep
16 forum posts
April 12, 2018 at 3:19 p.m. (EDT)

Great bottle, thank you! All my family loved it. I'm proud to be the part of this community!

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Nick Mesarhakis
TOP 25 REVIEWER
740 reviewer rep
14 forum posts
August 28, 2018 at 3:28 p.m. (EDT)


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Alicia MacLeay (Alicia)
TRAILSPACE STAFF
983 reviewer rep
3,945 forum posts
August 29, 2018 at 10:11 a.m. (EDT)

Thanks for the pictures, Nick!

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