Gear Reviews

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.

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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.

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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.

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To Write the Best Backpack Reviews Answer 3 Questions

When buying a backpack, people want to know how it will fit, feel, and hold their gear. Give those details, and you'll help other hikers, backpackers, climbers, skiers, trail runners, and paddlers find the right pack for their next backcountry adventures.

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11 Tips for the Best Outdoor Gear Reviews

Whether you're reviewing your 20-year-old backpack, the latest solid fuel stove, or any other outdoor equipment, clothing, or footwear, follow these tips to write the best outdoor gear reviews.

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Introducing Reviewer Reputation

Today we're introducing reviewer reputation: a rough measurement of each member's standing within the Trailspace community, based on the quantity and quality of their contributions.

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Trailspace Community Publishes 25,000th Gear Review

The Trailspace community has published 25,000 outdoor gear reviews! Congratulations to Kkpro. For writing the 25,000th (of his Black Diamond Cosmo) he wins a $400 gear prize pack. Plus, everyone gets special discounts from CampSaver, Massey’s Outfitters, Rock/Creek, and Tahoe Mountain Sports.

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Trailspace Community Nears 25,000 Outdoor Gear Reviews

We’re about to reach 25,000 outdoor gear reviews, thanks to our amazing community members! The author of the 25,000th review will win a Trailspace prize pack, so share your review today.

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Trailspace Top Ten: Your Best Outdoor Gear

For Trailspace's Best Outdoor Gear List, we turned to you, our community members. We've compiled one ultimate gear list from your 24,000 reviews, featuring your best shelter, sleeping bag, stove, water treatment, multi-tool, light, navigation, trekking poles, backpack, and food and drink.

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What New Gear Do You Want Reviewed?

What noteworthy outdoor gear do you want to see independently tested and reviewed here at Trailspace? Suggest promising, new-for-2013, backcountry equipment and apparel you'd like our Review Corps to field test.

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Vote Up Your Favorite Reviews

Community feedback plays a vital role in identifying and highlighting the best and most useful gear reviews on Trailspace. Today we're introducing a new interface to clarify and encourage your feedback.

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Test Backcountry Gear with Trailspace's Review Corps

If you've ever wondered about other outdoor gear testing and review programs, meet Trailspace's Review Corps and find out what it takes to become a member.

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Make your gear review a "Killer Review"

Noticed that Killer Review badge on a gear review? Learn what it means and how you and your reviews can earn one too.

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New Feature: Comment on Gear Reviews

Have you ever read someone's gear review and had a follow-up question or two? Or just wanted to comment on a stellar, helpful review? Great job! Now you can leave comments on any Trailspace gear review.

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New Tools for Writing Great Gear Reviews

One of our goals at Trailspace is to give our members the best tools to write and share great gear reviews. So we’re excited to announce that we’ve launched a redesigned and enhanced version of our “write a review” form.

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