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Meet Sean: Backpacker, Bartender, Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations, Sean, our Reviewer of the Month! The Maryland backpacker, bartender, Wilderness First Responder, and Leave No Trace Trainer wins a WhisperLite Universal stove, thanks to MSR, for his helpful reviews. Keep Reading »

6 Reasons to Start at Trailspace

If you're anything like us, you'd rather be outside than shopping. But if you are buying outdoor gear, clothing, or gifts this holiday season, you should start at Trailspace. Here's why. Keep Reading »

Meet Lee, Trailspace's Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations, Lee, our Reviewer of the Month. The South Carolina mountain biker, hiker, and hammock hanger wins a personal light from RTG, plus more outdoor goodies for his helpful reviews. Keep Reading »

Spreading Outdoor Ethics and Lasting Impact: Dean Ronzoni of Leave No Trace

"Most people want to do the right thing. They just don’t always know what the right thing is," says Dean Ronzoni. That's where Leave No Trace comes in. Keep Reading »

Coordinating Trail Crews and Keeping it Wild: Meet PCTA Volunteer and Thru-Hiker Tammy Turner

Coordinating trail crews, favorite gear, the "Wild" phenomenon, and making this planet even better. We talk with Tammy Turner, Volunteer Coordinator for the Mount Hood Chapter of the PCTA. Keep Reading »

Reviewer Dirtwheels Wins $1,100 in L.L. Bean Winter Gear

Congratulations, Lee (Dirtwheels), winner of $1,100 in winter gear from L.L. Bean! For sharing his gear reviews, he wins two 0-degree down sleeping bags and a four-season backcountry dome tent. Keep Reading »

Last Week: Review Your Gear to Win $1000 L.L. Bean Prize

We're gearing up one member for winter with $1,100 in L.L. Bean gear. Review your outdoor gear by Tuesday, October 21, and you're entered to win two sleeping bags and a four-season backcountry tent. Keep Reading »

Meet Jim, Trailspace's Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations, Jim, our Reviewer of the Month. The backcountry skier, hiker, snowshoer, and SAR volunteer wins goodies from MSR, Mountain House, and more for his helpful reviews. Keep Reading »

2 Sleeping Bags + 1 Tent = 1 Happy L.L. Bean Winner

Don't stay indoors and lonely this winter. We're giving one member two 0-degree down sleeping bags, plus a four-season backcountry dome tent for two, all thanks to the good folks at L.L. Bean! Keep Reading »

Win a $1,000 Winter Camping Package from L.L. Bean

Get ready for winter adventure, with the help of L.L. Bean. Review your outdoor gear and you could win a four-season Backcountry Dome Tent and two 0-degree DownTek Mummy bags ($1,100 value). Keep Reading »

Building Trails on Water: American Rivers' Fay Augustyn

Trails don't have to be on land. Fay Augustyn helps communities access, connect to, and protect their rivers through the creation of Blue Trails at American Rivers. Keep Reading »

Win $1,000 in Winter Outdoor Gear from L.L. Bean

We're giving away a four-season Backcountry Dome tent, plus two DownTek 0-degree mummy bags for winter camping, thanks to L.L. Bean. Review your gear and this prize worth $1,000+ could be yours. Keep Reading »

Meet Big Red, Trailspace's Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations, Rick, Reviewer of the Month. The long-time community member, backcountry skier, hiker, and plant prof in Norway wins a Grayl Water Filtration Cup and purifier, Soto spork, and goodies. Keep Reading »

Reviewer Megan Wins $100 Backcountry.com Gift Card

Congratulations to gear reviewer Megan, our final weekly winner of a $100 gift card, thanks to Backcountry.com! And thanks to Backcountry for donating a generous $500 worth of gift cards to our members. Keep Reading »

Kathleen Wins $100 Backcountry Gift Card, One to Go

Congratulations to Kathleen, our weekly winner of a $100 gift card to Backcountry.com for sharing her gear review! Review your gear. We'll draw one more $100 winner next week. Keep Reading »

Committed to the Trail: Meet Andrew Downs of the ATC

"The trail blew me away and changed my life." Andrew Downs took his commitment to the Appalachian Trail further than his thru-hike. We talk with Downs about his work as Regional Director of the Central and Southwest Virginia Region for the ATC. Keep Reading »

Big Red Wins $100 Backcountry Gift Card, Two to Go

Congratulations to Rick (Big Red), our weekly winner of a $100 gift card to Backcountry.com! Rick reviewed his Big Agnes Pumphouse. We'll draw another $100 winning reviewer next week. Keep Reading »

Meet Leah, Trailspace's Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations to Leah, Trailspace's newest Reviewer of the Month. For her contributions, the "salty sailor," paddler, backpacker, and world traveler gets a solid-fuel Solo Stove, and our appreciation! Keep Reading »

Greg wins $100 Backcountry.com Gift Card, Three to Go

Congratulations to Greg Caporale, our weekly winner of a $100 gift card to Backcountry.com! Greg reviewed his Platypus Hoser. We'll draw another $100 winning reviewer next week. Keep Reading »

Titanium-Infused Garments, Retro Rain Gear, LED Tents

Sierra Designs celebrates 50 years with its decidedly retro Elite Cagoule and Rain Chaps. Big Agnes shows off mtnGLO tents with integrated LEDs. And Vargo Outdoors embeds titanium into its performance apparel. Keep Reading »

MSR Solo Stove, Tough Tufto Pants, UTMB Ultra Pack

A solo stove from Mountain Safety Research, bomb-proof scrambling pants from Bergans of Norway, and a super-niche ultra running pack from CamelBak: new gear was practically popping out of the booths on the second day of Outdoor Retailer. Keep Reading »

First $100 Backcountry.com Winner, Four to Go

Congratulations to Kim Fenske, our first weekly winner of a $100 gift card to Backcountry.com. We'll draw a new winning $100 reviewer next week until we have five winners total. Keep Reading »

Black Diamond and P-Tec: Lights and Lightweight Poles

Black Diamond and Princeton Tec showed off new charging and waterproof lights. Plus, a pair of super-light trekking poles from Black Diamond highlighted Day 1 at Outdoor Retailer. Keep Reading »

Outdoor Retailer Demo Day: Novel Bars, Paddling Solo

A few standouts from Outdoor Retailer's Demo Day included energy bars with interesting ingredients, plus an Old Town canoe built for one. Keep Reading »

It's Time for Outdoor Retailer Summer Market!

Trailspace is at Outdoor Retailer. Stay tuned for recaps on the backcountry gear, apparel, and footwear coming your way in 2015. And follow our coverage here, on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and YouTube. Keep Reading »

We're Giving Away Five $100 Backcountry.com Gift Cards

We're giving one lucky reviewer a $100 gift card to Backcountry.com every week for the next five weeks. We'll draw the first $100 weekly winner on Friday, August 8. Keep Reading »

Daniel Wins $300 Camp Kitchen from Katadyn, Optimus

Congratulations to member and gear reviewer Daniel Norgan! He won a backcountry kitchen package worth $300, thanks to Katadyn, Optimus, and AlpineAire. Keep Reading »

Last Week: Review Your Gear to Win Kataydn Kitchen

What's your most dependable outdoor gear? Review your gear, apparel, or footwear now through Wednesday, July 30, and you're entered to win $300 worth of great outdoor gear and trail food from Katadyn, Optimus, and AlpineAire. Keep Reading »

Meet Soleful2001, Trailspace's Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations, Soleful2001, Trailspace's newest Reviewer of the Month. For his contributions, the North Carolina backpacker and photographer wins a GoMotion Fusion backpack light and other goodies. Keep Reading »

Filter, Food, Fire: Win $300 of Kataydn-Optimus Gear

Stay hydrated and well fed on the trail this summer, if you win $300 worth of outdoor gear and trail food from Katadyn, Optimus, and AlpineAire. Keep Reading »

Protecting Climbing Crags: Meet the Access Fund Conservation Team

In addition to the essential gear, climbers also require open, protected climbing areas. Mike Morin and Amanda Peterson help maintain those crags as the 2014 Access Fund-Jeep Conservation Team. Keep Reading »

Review Your Gear to Win $300 of Katadyn-Optimus Gear

Review your outdoor gear today and you're entered to win a complete backcountry camp kitchen worth $300, thanks to Katadyn, Optimus, and AlpineAire. Keep Reading »

Win a Backcountry Kitchen from Katadyn and Optimus

From stove to spoon, filter to food, we're giving one gear reviewer all the essentials for a backcountry camp kitchen, thanks to the folks at Katadyn, Optimus, and AlpineAire ($300 value). Keep Reading »

Adrian Turner wins ENO Hammock Hanging Package

Congratulations to community member Adrian Turner! Adrian just won a complete hammock package including hammock, underquilt, fly, bug net, and more, thanks to Eagles Nest Outfitters ($585 value). Keep Reading »

Final Days: Review Gear to Win ENO Hammock Package

Whether it's your favorite (or least fave) backpacking stove, AT skis, climbing rope, kayak, or hard shell, we want to hear how your gear fared. You could win an Eagles Nest Outfitters hammock prize worth $585. Keep Reading »

One Gear Reviewer Will Win $585 ENO Hammock Prize

Review a piece of gear from your gear closet by Sunday, June 29, and you're entered to win a complete hammock hanging package worth $585, thanks to the lounging experts at Eagles Nest Outfitters. Keep Reading »

Meet Daniel Oates, Trailspace's Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations, Daniel Oates, Trailspace's newest Reviewer of the Month. The North Carolina backpacker and geocacher wins a pair of Brooks PureGrit 3 trail running shoes, plus a prize pack of outdoor goodies. Keep Reading »

Connecting Stewards with Trails: Meet Libby Wile, American Hiking's Volunteer Director

Libby Wile connects hundreds of volunteers annually with miles of trail projects across the country. In our Q&A, we talk with Wile about her work helping hikers and backpackers give back to the foot trails they love. Keep Reading »

Review Your Gear: Win ENO Hammock Hanging Package

Relax and hang out this summer. We're giving one lucky Trailspace member a complete hammock camping package, thanks to Eagles Nest Outfitters. Keep Reading »

Win a Complete Hammock Hanging Package from ENO

Review your outdoor gear now through Sunday, June 29, and you could win a complete hammock camping package, thanks to Eagles Nest Outfitters ($585 value). Keep Reading »

G00SE Wins $500 CampSaver Gift Card! (Seriously)

Congratulations to community member and gear reviewer G00SE (aka Jeffery Gosnell), who was selected randomly as the winner of a $500 CampSaver E-Gift Card. Keep Reading »

Last Days to Enter to Win $500 to CampSaver

Next week we're giving one member $500 to gear up for summer, thanks to CampSaver! Review your gear and it could be yours. Keep Reading »

Trailspace Updates: New Brand and Category Pages

With the help of our members, we strive to make Trailspace the best outdoor gear community. Here are some of our most recent developments toward that goal, including new brand and gear category pages. Keep Reading »

Review Your Gear: You Could Win $500 to CampSaver

Review your outdoor gear now through Sunday, June 1, and you could win a $500 gift card to CampSaver.com for yet more gear. Keep Reading »

Welcome, Ashleigh and G00SE, Our Newest Moderators

Welcome and thank you to Ashleigh and G00SE, our newest community moderators! They join Gonzan, Mike, and Tom D in welcoming, guiding, and assisting community members. Keep Reading »

Win a $500 Gear Shopping Spree to CampSaver

Thanks to CampSaver, one lucky Trailspace member is going to win a $500 gear shopping spree. Yup, $500 to spend on whatever hiking, climbing, running, or camping gear you choose. Keep Reading »

Q&A with Dana Gerschel, Director of the American Alpine Club Library

From the main stacks to the rare book room, the American Alpine Club Library is a mountaineer's treasure trove of beta. Dana Gerschel oversees this alpine info as its Library Director. Keep Reading »

Meet Bentbrook, Trailspace's Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations, Bentbrook, Trailspace's newest Reviewer of the Month. The North Carolina backpacker, geocacher and animal tracker wins an American Alpine Club membership and benefits, plus a prize pack of outdoor goodies. Keep Reading »

Win $500 Gift Card to CampSaver by Reviewing Your Gear

We're giving one member 500 dollars to gear up for summer, thanks to CampSaver! Review your outdoor gear now through Sunday, June 1, to be entered. Keep Reading »

Reviewer Bill Garlinghouse Wins Old Town Kayak Package

Congratulations to community member Bill "L.Dog" Garlinghouse! Bill just won a paddling package, including an Old Town kayak, Carlisle paddle, and Extrasport PFD ($880 value) for sharing his reviews. Keep Reading »

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