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Noticing Miracles and Giving Thanks

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” - Albert Einstein Keep Reading »

4 Ways to Give Great Gear

The holidays are an ideal opportunity to share the gift of outdoor recreation with friends and loved ones. Here's how to efficiently navigate holiday gear purchases, so you can spend less time shopping and more time outside. Keep Reading »

Review Your Gear to Win Foris 850 GPS from Rand McNally

Misplaced? Locationally challenged? Whatever you call lost, you can stay found year round with the Foris 850 GPS receiver from Rand McNally ($299 value). Review your gear today to enter to win. Keep Reading »

Q&A with Seth Levy, Trailspace's Community Evangelist

We know him as Seth Levy, Trailspace Community Evangelist and Review Corps Coordinator. But, there's much more. Today we turn the Q&A on Seth. Keep Reading »

Review Your Gear to Win Rand McNally's Foris 850 GPS

Review your outdoor gear now through Sunday, December 1, and you could win a Foris 850 GPS, pre-loaded with more than 5 million miles of trails and roads, thanks to Rand McNally ($299 value). Keep Reading »

Alexandra Wins Stio Vescent Soft Shell Jacket

Congratulations, Alexandra! For sharing a review of your Osprey Exos 46 pack, you've won a Vescent soft shell jacket, thanks to Stio ($229 value). Keep Reading »

Meet Earth Pig, Trailspace's Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations to Earth Pig, Trailspace's newest Reviewer of the Month! A Nebraska backpacker whose gear reviews were the highest rated in October, Earth Pig wins a Gerber MP1 multi-tool, plus a gear goodie pack. Keep Reading »

Review Your Gear to Win a Vescent Soft Shell from Stio

Review your outdoor gear now through Sunday, November 17, and you could win a sleek, stretchy Vescent soft shell jacket, thanks to Stio ($229 value). Keep Reading »

John Wins Patagonia EVERLong and Activist Shoes

Congratulations, jboothmtnbkr! For sharing a review of your Mountainsmith Circuit 3.0, you've shoes to run and shoes to chill, thanks to Patagonia ($195 value). Keep Reading »

Trailspace Updates: Cameras, Apps, Thousands of Products

We've added an Electronics category for your camera and outdoor app reviews, added thousands of new fall and winter products, and provided more gear and review sorting options. Here's a roundup of developments from the past month at Trailspace. Keep Reading »

How We Fight Fraud

We value honesty at Trailspace. But, while people increasingly turn to online consumer reviews, by next year one in 10 Internet reviews could be a fake. Here's what we do to prevent fraud on Trailspace. Keep Reading »

Win Shoes to Run and Shoes to Chill with Patagonia

Review your outdoor gear now through Wednesday, November 6, and you could win a pair of EVERlong trail runners and a pair of Activist packable shoes, thanks to Patagonia Footwear ($195 value). Keep Reading »

Rob Wins Fire, Lights, Knife from Industrial Revolution

Congratulations, Rob! For sharing a review of your Danner Mountain Light II boots, you've won loads of gear to light and ignite, thanks to Industrial Revolution ($250 value). Keep Reading »

Win $250 Light & Ignite Prize from Industrial Revolution

Just in time for fall's cool, dark nights, we're giving away $250 in gear to light and ignite, thanks to Industrial Revolution! Review your outdoor gear now through Sunday, October 27. Keep Reading »

Protecting the Most Famous Trail: Q&A with Ron Tipton

We talk with Ron Tipton, executive director of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, and learn what it's like to protect and maintain "the world’s most famous long-distance hiking trail." Keep Reading »

Fire, Lights, Knife! Win Industrial Revolution Prize Pack

Review your outdoor gear now through Sunday, October 27, and you could win $250 worth of fire (starters, stove, firebowl), lights (lanterns), and a bushcraft knife from Industrial Revolution! Keep Reading »

Elisa and Davis Win Head-to-Toe SmartWool Layers

Congratulations, DRMeschke and Elisa! For sharing reviews of your Scarpa Crux approach shoes and Black Diamond Momentum AL harness, you've each won a head-to-toe baselayer outfit from SmartWool ($250 value). Keep Reading »

Trailspace Updates: New About, Login, Review Forum

We've added a new About Trailspace page and Review Tips forum, tweaked the login, sped up page loading, listened to community feedback, and more. Here's a roundup of developments from the past month. Keep Reading »

Last Week: Review to Win $250 Worth of SmartWool

We're giving away two complete sets of SmartWool Merino wool apparel—worth $250 each—to one man and one woman. But you've got to review your gear by Sunday, October 13, to enter. Keep Reading »

Meet Peter1955, Trailspace's Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations, Peter, Trailspace's newest Reviewer of the Month! An avid hiker whose gear reviews were among the highest rated in September, Peter wins a pair of Hillsound Super Armadillo Nano Gaiters, plus a gear goodie pack. Keep Reading »

Q&A with PCTA Trail Rep and Advocate, Anitra Kass

Anitra Kass, thru-hiking Triple Crowner turned trail volunteer, helps protect, preserve, and promote the southern 700 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail as Southern California Regional Representative for the PCTA. Keep Reading »

Review Your Gear to Win a Complete SmartWool Set

Share your outdoor gear review now through Sunday, October 13, and you could win a head-to-toe outfit from SmartWool worth $250! Plus, we've got two sets to give away. Keep Reading »

Win a Head-to-Toe Baselayer Outfit from SmartWool

Review your outdoor gear now through Sunday, October 13, and you could win a head-to-toe outfit from SmartWool worth $250! We've got one set for the guys and one for the ladies. Keep Reading »

Meet Joseph Renow, Trailspace's Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations, Joseph, Trailspace's newest Reviewer of the Month! An avid paddler whose gear reviews were among the highest rated in August, Joseph wins a goodie pack from Kind, Klymit, and Trailspace. Keep Reading »

Patti Wins Spot Global Phone for Reviewing Her Gear

Congratulations, Patti LePoidevin! For sharing a review of your Deuter Aircontact backpack, you've won a SPOT Global Satellite Phone and two months of free airtime ($500 value). Keep Reading »

Last Week: Review Your Gear to Win SPOT Global Phone

Want to update friends as you climb around the world? Need to give your family peace of mind for your solo adventures? Review your outdoor gear and you could win a SPOT Global Satellite Phone and two months of free airtime ($500 value). Keep Reading »

Q&A with Kerry McClay, SnowSchool Director for Winter Wildlands Alliance

Kerry McClay has a passion for outdoor experiences, and as director of Winter Wildlands Alliance's SnowSchool he gets kids outdoors and on snowshoes to learn about winter ecology and snow-science. Keep Reading »

Meet HornRimmedHiker, Trailspace's Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations to Eric, July Reviewer of the Month! Thanks to the Trailspace community, Eric's gone from car camper to solo backpacker in three months and given back by publishing 18 reviews in July alone. He wins a goodie pack of gear from A3, Ibex, Innate, ProBar, and Trailspace. Keep Reading »

Win a SPOT Global Satellite Phone by Reviewing Your Gear

Review your outdoor gear now through Sunday, September 8, and you could win a Global Satellite Phone from SPOT, plus two months free airtime ($500 value). Keep Reading »

David Baker Wins $300 Gear Spree from Tahoe Mountain Sports

Congratulations, David Baker! For sharing a review of your Keen Men's Newport H2 sandals, you've won a $300 shopping spree from Tahoe Mountain Sports. Keep Reading »

Last Week! Review to Win $300 to Tahoe Mountain Sports

It's the last week for a chance to win! Review your outdoor gear today and you could win a $300 gear shopping spree from Tahoe Mountain Sports Keep Reading »

Review to Win $300 to Tahoe Mountain Sports

Need some new gear for that hike, climb, trail run, or ski? Eyeing an upgrade to the old kit? Review your outdoor gear today and you could win a $300 gear shopping spree from Tahoe Mountain Sports. Keep Reading »

Review Your Gear to Win $300 to Tahoe Mountain Sports

Review your outdoor gear now through Sunday, August 18, and you could win a $300 shopping spree from Tahoe Mountain Sports. Three hundred bucks will get you some worthy gear—rope for that climbing route, overnight pack for a hike, snowshoes for winter exploration... Keep Reading »

Ach Wins $250 Shopping Spree to Isis

Congratulations, Ach! For sharing a review of your Lowa Renegade boots, you've won a $250 shopping spree on outdoor performance clothing from Isis. Keep Reading »

A $2K Tent, Self-Motivated Headlamp, More Gear News

A $2,000 Cuben tent from Easton, a headlamp with "optic motility" from Snow Peak, plus final gear highlights from brands exhibiting at summer Outdoor Retailer. Keep Reading »

Fuel Cells, Titanium Frames, and Waterproof Sleeping Bags

PowerTrekk turns water into electricity. Vargo revives the external frame pack with titanium. Montane makes a totally waterproof sleeping bag. Day three of Outdoor Retailer was a parade of technological innovation. Keep Reading »

Outdoor Innovators Speak

Outdoor Retailer always promises unique innovations — and plenty enthusiastic product designers, brand managers, and PR reps eager to show them off. Here are just a few of them, in their own words. Keep Reading »

Keeping it Light with NEMO, Patagonia, and Sea to Summit

Gear gets lighter every year, but NEMO, Patagonia, and Sea to Summit strike the balance between lightweight performance and comfort with these new products. Keep Reading »

OR Day One: Around the Foot, Side, and Kitchen

Day One on the Outdoor Retailer show floor turned up a number of innovations, from breathable footwear to stable hydration and a slick cook system. Keep Reading »

2650-Mile Socks, Shapeshifting Shoes, and Packs that Adjust on the Fly

A pack whose torso length can be adjusted without taking it off, a shoe with a unique body, and socks built to endure 2,650 miles of pounding. Day one of Outdoor Retailer brought a parade of wonders. Keep Reading »

Outdoor Retailer: You Recognize Trailspace's Top Gear

We're scouting Outdoor Retailer in search of the most interesting outdoor gear for testing, reviews, and giveaways. But you'll already find real-world proven, top gear right here on Trailspace, thanks to you! Keep Reading »

OR Demo Day: Scorching Stoves, Thermoelectric Power, and Rapid Inflation Pads

Jetboil introduces a scorching 10,000 BTU stove. FlameStower offers another thermoelectric power-generating stove. And Windcatcher promises "rapid inflation technology" with its air pad. Keep Reading »

Outdoor Retailer: The Start of a Gear Relationship

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market opens this week with 1,300 brands exhibiting outdoor gear, apparel, footwear, and accessories. It's a heady gear experience. Follow along with our show coverage. Keep Reading »

Last Week: Review Your Gear to Win $250 in Isis Apparel

Ladies, want a new technical outfit for your next hike, run, or adventure? Guys, want to surprise someone special with an outdoor shopping spree? Review your gear today and you could win $250 from Isis for Women. Keep Reading »

Review Your Gear to Win $250 Shopping Spree from Isis

Review your outdoor gear now through Sunday, August 4, and you could win a $250 shopping spree on outdoor performance clothing from Isis. Rain shell, hiking pants, running skirt? What would you buy for yourself—or a lucky loved one—with $250? Keep Reading »

HornRimmedHiker Wins AAC Membership and Mountainsmith Pack

Congratulations, HornRimmedHiker! For sharing a review of your Light My Fire Spork, you've won an American Alpine Club membership and Mountainsmith Mountainlight Scream 25 backpack for your backcountry adventures ($150 total value). Keep Reading »

Q&A with American Alpine Club's Whitney Orban

Meet Whitney Orban, climber, writer, advocate, and Content Manager for the American Alpine Club, and learn what it's like to work for the nation's oldest and most prominent climbing organization. Keep Reading »

Last Week: Review Your Gear to Win AAC Membership and Mountainsmith Pack

We're giving away an American Alpine Club membership and a Mountainsmith Mountainlight Scream 25 backpack to one lucky reviewer, thanks to the AAC. Review your outdoor gear by Sunday, July 21, and you’re entered to win this great alpine setup ($150 value). Keep Reading »

Your Gear Reviews Are Focus of Updated Product Pages

We've redesigned the product pages on Trailspace, putting the focus of each product where it belongs—on your first-hand, real-world reviews and ratings. We've also added some new features, to help you find the outdoor gear info you want faster. Keep Reading »

Gear Reviews & Outdoor Stewardship: Why We're 1% for the Planet Members

Ever notice that 1% for the Planet logo at the bottom of every Trailspace page and wonder what it means? Learn why we're member of 1% FTP and what outdoor nonprofits we support. Keep Reading »

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