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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 »

"Chart a Good Course" and Meet Phil, Solo Backpacker, Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations to Phil, a backpacker, paddler, and environmental consultant from North Carolina, and our latest Reviewer of the Month! He wins a 10 Essentials prize pack worth $300+. Keep Reading »

Win a Hilleberg Akto Tent by Reviewing Your Outdoor Gear

We're giving a Hilleberg to one Trailspace member in September! Review your outdoor gear, apparel, or footwear and you could win a solo, spacious, all-season Akto worth $530. Keep Reading »

"Get Out and Do Something Fun" says Steve, Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations to Steve Mullen, a lifelong skier, hiker, and paddler from California, and our latest Reviewer of the Month! He wins a 10 Essentials prize pack worth $300+. Keep Reading »

Reviewer Arnie Wins LED Lenser Headlamp and Flashlight

Congratulations to Minnesota paddler Arnie, winner of a $400 LED Lenser lighting prize. He won a 1,000-lumen headlamp and 600-lumen flashlight for reviewing his outdoor gear in July. Keep Reading »

Final Days: Enter to Win 1600 Lumens from LED Lenser

It's the final week. Review your outdoor gear and be entered to win both a LED Lenser headlamp and flashlight boasting 1,600 total lumens and worth more than $400. Keep Reading »

"See the Beauty!" says Elizabeth, Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations to Elizabeth McCoy, an enthusiastic solo hiker and RN from Tacoma, Wash., and our latest Reviewer of the Month! She wins a 10 Essentials prize pack worth $300+. Keep Reading »

Review Your Gear to Win LED Lenser Lighting Worth $400

We're giving one Trailspace member a LED Lenser lighting prize worth more than $400 to light up their outdoor adventures. Keep Reading »

Win an LED Lenser Headlamp and Flashlight Worth $400

Review your outdoor gear today and you could win both a 1,000-lumen headlamp and a 600-lumen flashlight from LED Lenser worth more than $400 total. Keep Reading »

Paddler Sharon and Climber Brian Win Sierra Designs DriDown Bags

Congratulations to Sharon Miller and Brian McLaughlin. Both Trailspace members won new DriDown sleeping bags from Sierra Designs for reviewing their outdoor gear in June. Keep Reading »

Review Your Gear to Win 1600 Lumens from LED Lenser

Need lumens? We're giving away 1,600 blazing ones in a LED Lenser flashlight and headlamp prize package. Review your outdoor gear and you're entered to win both a rechargeable headlamp and a rechargeable flashlight worth $400+. Keep Reading »

Last Day, Enter to Win a Sierra Designs DriDown Bag

Today's the last day to enter to win one of two Sierra Designs DriDown sleeping bags. On Thursday we'll draw two Trailspace members to win a sleeping bag each. Keep Reading »

"Walking to the Empty Places": Meet Reviewer of the Month John

Congratulations to John (aka LoneStranger), a New England backpacker, year-round explorer, and our latest Reviewer of the Month! He wins a 10 Essentials prize pack worth $300+. Keep Reading »

Review Your Gear to Win a Sierra Designs Sleeping Bag

We're giving two lucky Trailspace members DriDown sleeping bags next week, thanks to Sierra Designs. Whether it's your pack, puffy, or paddle, review your outdoor gear now through Wednesday, June 29. Keep Reading »

A Brief History of Outdoor Insulation: Essential #3

To celebrate extra clothing (#3 of the 10 Essentials), we looked at the origins of some classic outdoor insulation: wool and polypro baselayers, down and synthetic jackets, and ever-popular fleece. Keep Reading »

Win Your Own Sierra Designs Summer Sleeping Bag

Two lucky Trailspace members are going to win his and her own DriDown sleeping bags in June, thanks to Sierra Designs. To enter, review your outdoor gear, apparel, or footwear. Keep Reading »

Win 1 of 2 DriDown Sleeping Bags from Sierra Designs

We're giving away Sierra Designs DriDown sleeping bags to two lucky Trailspace gear reviewers. After all, every outdoor enthusiast needs a warm, dry place to rest up between adventures. Keep Reading »

Review Your Gear, Win a Sierra Designs Sleeping Bag

We're giving away two Sierra Designs DriDown sleeping bags in June. Review your outdoor gear and you're entered to win a women's Eleanor Plus ($250 value) or a men's Zissou Plus ($220 value). Keep Reading »

Caver, Hammock Hanger, and Hiker: Meet Jeffery, Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations to Jeffery (aka Goose), a caver, hammock hanger, and hiker from Illinois, and our latest Reviewer of the Month! He wins a 10 Essentials prize pack worth $300+. Keep Reading »

Coastal Mainah, Avid Backpacker, Aspiring Blogger: Meet Uriah, Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations to Uriah, an "avid backpacker and distance hiker" from the coast of Maine, and our latest Reviewer of the Month! He wins a 10 Essentials prize pack worth $300+. Keep Reading »

Sun Protection is an Outdoor Essential Year Round

Sun protection isn't just for sunny hikes or summer swims. And effective sun protection means more than slapping on some sunscreen. So, as part of our Year of Essential Outdoor Gear, we're taking a look at Essential #2, sun protection. Keep Reading »

Meet Nick, Hiker of Crete and Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations to Nick, a hiker from Greece and our newest Reviewer of the Month! Members like Nick are essential to Trailspace, so he wins a 10 Essentials prize of outdoor gear worth $300+. Keep Reading »

Teri Wins $250 in Toad&Co Clothing for Backpack Review

Congratulations to Teri Anderson of Arizona, winner of $250 worth of Toad&Co clothing! A hiker, mountain biker, trail runner, and climber, Teri had her backpack review randomly selected to win. Keep Reading »

Review Your Gear to Win $250 in Toad&Co Clothing

Review your well-worn outdoor gear, apparel, or footwear now through Sunday, March 20, and you're entered to win $250 worth of Toad&Co clothing. Keep Reading »

Happy 15th Birthday, Trailspace

Happy 15th birthday, Trailspace, and thanks to our community members! Together we've published 32,000+ reviews and helped millions of hikers, climbers, paddlers, backcountry skiers, and trail runners find the best outdoor gear. Keep Reading »

Review Your Gear, Win Toad&Co Clothing for Spring

Review your outdoor gear or apparel by March 20, and you could win $250 in Toad&Co clothing! Be the best dressed and most comfy by the campfire this spring. Keep Reading »

Mountaineer Matt wins Kahtoola crampons and traction

Congratulations to our two winners of Kahtoola crampons and traction worth $300. Get to know winner Matt Williams, a mountaineer and police captain in California. Keep Reading »

Andrew of Australia wins Kahtoola crampons and traction

Congratulations to our two winners of Kahtoola crampons and traction worth $300. Get to know winner Andrew Stanner, a hiker and army vet from Australia. Keep Reading »

How Trailspace Members Rate Their Navigation Gear

A detailed topo map and compass have topped the 10 Essentials list for decades. But we wondered: What navigation gear is tops among our community members? Keep Reading »

Final Days: Enter to Win Kahtoola Traction Worth $300

On Monday, February 29, we're giving two members $300 worth of crampons and traction from Kahtoola! Review your gear and be entered to win. Keep Reading »

Hiker, DIY Gear Maker, Air Force Officer: Meet Daniel, Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations to Daniel from Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida. Daniel is a hiker, trail runner, DIY gear maker, Air Force Officer, and our Reviewer of the Month. He wins a 10 Essentials prize pack worth $300+. Keep Reading »

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