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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. Keep Reading »

"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. Keep Reading »

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. Keep Reading »

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. Keep Reading »

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). Keep Reading »

"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. Keep Reading »

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. Keep Reading »

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. Keep Reading »

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. Keep Reading »

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. Keep Reading »

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. Keep Reading »

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. Keep Reading »

"Look for the challenge, solitude, and scenery every day" says David, our Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations to David, our Reviewer of the Month! A Trailspace member since 2010, David is a Sierra hiker and backpacker, road cyclist, and professional church musician He wins a 10 Essentials prize pack worth $350. Keep Reading »

Want to Win a $470 Therm-a-Rest Sleep System?

Review your outdoor apparel, footwear, or gear and you're automatically entered to win a Therm-a-Rest sleep system and insulation worth $470. Keep Reading »

Trailspace helps launch Maine Outdoor Brands alliance

Trailspace is proud to be part of Maine Outdoor Brands, a trade group to help grow the state's outdoor rec economy, promote brands, and attract manufacturers and a younger workforce. Keep Reading »

Review Your Gear to Win Therm-a-Rest Sleep System

Review your outdoor gear today and you could win a Therm-a-Rest sleeping bag, pad, pillow, and Honcho Poncho insulation worth more than $470. Keep Reading »

"Commit to Big Adventure," says Leah, Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations to Leah, our newest Reviewer of the Month! A long-distance hiker, as well as a mariner, biologist, and paddler, she wins a 10 Essentials prize pack worth $350. Keep Reading »

Meet Vince: Climber, Backpacker, Ranger, Seeker of "Awe and Wonder"

Congratulations to Vince, our Reviewer of the Month! A Trailspace member since 2008, Vince is a backpacker, climber, and park ranger. He wins a 10 Essentials prize pack worth $350. Keep Reading »

Congratulations, Phil, our Deuter Prize Pack Winner

Congratulations to Phil May, a backpacker from North Carolina, environmental consultant, and our winner of a Deuter prize package worth $400. Keep Reading »

Final Days: Review Your Gear to Win Deuter Pack Prize

We're giving one reviewer a Deuter AirContact backpack, Streamer hydration system, and accessories worth $400. Review your outdoor gear by Saturday, September 30, and it could be yours. Keep Reading »

"Don't Overthink It," says Reviewer of the Month Inga

Congratulations to Inga Aksamit, our Reviewer of the Month! Inga is a Sierra Club trip leader, outdoor author, hiker, and skier. She wins a 10 Essentials prize pack worth $350. Keep Reading »

Review Your Gear to Win $400 of Deuter Trekking Gear

Review your outdoor gear, apparel, or footwear today and you could win a Deuter backpack, hydration system, and accessories worth more than $400. Keep Reading »

"Make the time to get out" says Andrew, Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations to Andrew Friedman, our Reviewer of the Month! Andrew is a lifelong hiker and paddler, and decade-long member of Trailspace. He wins a 10 Essentials prize pack worth $350. Keep Reading »

Here's How to Win $400 of Deuter Backpacking Gear

We're giving one Trailspace member a Deuter AirContact backpack, plus year-round hydration system and storage accessories worth more than $400. Review your gear to be entered. Keep Reading »

Review Your Gear to Win Deuter Pack and Accessories

Review your outdoor gear today and you could win a Deuter AirContact backpack plus hydration and storage accessories worth more than $400. Keep Reading »

Meet Vladimir, Bike Tourist of the North and Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations to Vladimir Gorbunov, our newest Reviewer of the Month! Vladimir is a technical writer and bikepacker from Saint Petersburg, Russia. He wins a 10 Essentials prize pack worth $350 for his contributions. Keep Reading »

Congratulations, Kevin, Our Black Diamond Gear Winner

Congratulations to Kevin Calendris, an LA rock climber and our winner of a backpack, trekking poles, and lighting prize package from Black Diamond worth $575 for reviewing his gear. Keep Reading »

"When in Doubt Go," says Reviewer of the Month Ashleigh

Congratulations to Ashleigh McClary, an avid hiker and backpacker, South Carolinian, and new resident of Utah. As our Reviewer of the Month she wins a 10 Essentials prize pack worth $350. Keep Reading »

Final Days: Review Your Gear to Win Black Diamond Gear

On Monday, July 10, we're giving $575 worth of Black Diamond outdoor gear to one of our members. Review your own gear, apparel, or footwear by Sunday and it could be yours. Keep Reading »

Win $575 Worth of Black Diamond Equipment

Someone is getting all of this Black Diamond equipment. Write a review of your own gear and this backpack, trekking poles, headlamp, lantern, and trucker hat ($575 total value) could be yours. Keep Reading »

Review Your Gear, Win $575 of Black Diamond Gear

Want $575 worth of Black Diamond outdoor equipment for your next trip? Review your gear and a new backpack, trekking poles, headlamp, and lantern could be all yours. Keep Reading »

Win Black Diamond Gear by Reviewing your Gear

We're giving away a backpack, trekking poles, headlamp, and lantern from Black Diamond to one lucky member. Review your gear and be entered to win ($575 value). Keep Reading »

Meet Yuval: Long Distance Wanderer, Agronomist, Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations to Yuval Kadan, a long-distance hiker and agronomist from Israel and our Reviewer of the Month! He wins a 10 Essentials prize pack worth $350+ for his contributions. Keep Reading »

"Lazy. And Damn Good Looking"—Meet Andy, Backpacker, Geographer, Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations to Andy Gotto, a backpacker, thru-hiker, and geographer from St. Louis, and our Reviewer of the Month! He wins a 10 Essentials prize pack worth $350+ for his contributions. Keep Reading »

Meet Kelly: Mountain Biker, Backcountry Skier, Reviewer of the Month, and "Trailspace Junkie for Life"

Congratulations to Kelly, a mountain biker, yoga teacher, backcountry skier, gear tester, and our Reviewer of the Month! She wins a 10 Essentials prize pack worth $350+ for her contributions. Keep Reading »

Meet Joel: Backpacker, Researcher, Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations to Joel in Georgia, a backpacker, father, market researcher, and our Reviewer of the Month! He wins a 10 Essentials prize pack worth $350+ for his contributions. Keep Reading »

Congratulations, Top Gear Reviewers of 2016

Congratulation to Trailspace's top gear reviewers of 2016! Meet the individuals most recognized by their fellow community members for their helpful, informative outdoor gear reviews. Keep Reading »

Essential Gear for our 2017 Reviewers of the Month

Our members are essential to the Trailspace community. To thank them we're once again giving every Reviewer of the Month a prize pack of 10 Essentials gear ($350+ value) . Keep Reading »

"Don't put things off" says Mike, Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations to Mike Mineart of Washington, a search-and-rescue volunteer, hiker, climber, industrious DIY-er, and our Reviewer of the Month! He wins a 10 Essentials prize pack worth $300+. Keep Reading »

Congratulations, Sheila, Winner of a Year's Worth of Nikwax

Congratulations to Sheila Goss of Vermont, winner of a year's worth of Nikwax products, plus a Rab Microlight Alpine Jacket insulated with Nikwax Hydrophobic Down ($425 total value). Keep Reading »

Meet Sean: LNT Trainer, Hiker, Bartender, our Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations to Sean Van Cleve, a year-round hiker, Leave No Trace trainer, bartender, and our latest Reviewer of the Month! He wins a 10 Essentials prize pack worth $300+. Keep Reading »

Last Week: Review Your Gear to Win Nikwax and Rab

Next week we're giving one member a year's worth of Nikwax waterproofing and cleaning products plus a Rab Microlight Alpine Down Jacket. Have you entered yet? Keep Reading »

Review Your Gear to Win a Year of Nikwax plus a Rab Down Jacket

One Trailspace member will stay warm and dry with a year's worth of Nikwax waterproofing, cleaning, and conditioning products plus a Rab Microlight Alpine Down Jacket ($425 total value). Keep Reading »

Win a Year's Worth of Nikwax and a Rab Down Jacket

We're giving one lucky member a year's worth of Nikwax waterproofing, cleaning, and conditioning products, plus a Rab Microlight Alpine Down Jacket ($425 total value). Keep Reading »

"Breathtaking Moments" Near and Far: Meet Tyler, Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations to Tyler (KiwiKlimber), a hiker, mountain biker, and hunter from Pennsylvania's Alleghenies, and our latest Reviewer of the Month! He wins a 10 Essentials prize pack worth $300+. Keep Reading »

Lighten Up: Illumination is Outdoor Essential #4

Illumination is #4 on the 10 Essentials list. We talked to experts from Black Diamond, Ledlenser, and Petzl to learn more about headlamp technology and what to consider when selecting your backcountry illumination. Keep Reading »

Congratulations, Sebastian, our Hilleberg Tent Winner

Congratulations to California backpacker Sebastian, winner of a Hilleberg Akto all-seasons tent. He won the solo shelter for reviewing his own outdoor gear in September. Keep Reading »

Review Your Gear for a Chance to Win a Hilleberg Tent

Review your gear today for a chance to win an Akto solo tent from Hilleberg ($530 value). We're drawing one lucky member this Friday, September 30. Keep Reading »

We're Giving a Hilleberg Akto Tent to One of You

Win a Hilleberg Akto tent, and you'll be ready for all four seasons of adventure. Review your outdoor equipment, apparel, or footwear and you're entered to win ($530 value). Keep Reading »

Review Your Outdoor Gear to Win a Hilleberg Akto Tent

You (yes, you!) could win a Hilleberg Akto all-season, solo tent, just by reviewing your own well-used gear now through Thursday, September 29 ($530 value). Keep Reading »

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