Reviewer of the Month

"Down the rabbit hole" with Lori, Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations to Lori Lindsey of Tennessee, our newest Reviewer of the Month! Lori is a hiker, hammock camper, and photographer, and wins more than $300 worth of gear in thanks for her contributions.

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"Adventures can be found in many ways"—Oliver, Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations to Oliver, a long distance hiker, Forest School teacher, stove and bushcraft enthusiast, and our Reviewer of the Month! Oliver lives in England and wins more than $360 worth of gear in thanks for his contributions.

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Meet Wade: "Paddle Fanatic," Landscape Photographer, Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations to Wade, an avid paddler and landscape photographer and our newest Reviewer of the Month! Wade lives in Northern California’s Sierra Nevada foothills and wins more than $360 worth of gear in thanks for his contributions.

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Congratulations, Trailspace's Annual Top Reviewers

Every day our members help make Trailspace the best outdoor gear community around. In thanks for their helpful, informative, real-world gear reviews, we're sending each of our top 25 reviewers of 2018 a special-edition, Trailspace Top Reviewer Bindle Bottle. Thank you, all!

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"I just like to be outside"—Jim, Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations to Jim McCann of New Hampshire, our Reviewer of the Month. A skier, mountain and fat biker, and fly fisherman, Jim wins more than $360 worth of gear in thanks for his contributions.

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Meet Teri: Section Hiker, Biker, Skier, Sunscreen Wearer, and Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations to Teri Anderson of Gilbert, Arizona, our newest Reviewer of the Month! A section hiker, mountain biker, paddler, skier, and more, she wins more than $300 worth of gear in thanks for her contributions.

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Meet Phil: New England Hiker, Snowshoer, Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations to Phil Smith of Jackman, Maine, our newest Reviewer of the Month! A hiker, snowshoer, and peak bagger, he wins more than $300 worth of gear in thanks for his contributions.

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"The more we discuss, the better the gear will get." Meet David, Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations to David Eckel of Ottawa, Ontario, our newest Reviewer of the Month! A cyclist, skier, and canoeist, he wins more than $300 worth of gear in thanks for his contributions.

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Soaking up Challenge and Companionship: Meet Bruce, Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations to Bruce Etter of Pennsylvania, our newest Reviewer of the Month! An AT and PCT thru-hiker, climber, and cyclist, he wins more than $300 worth of gear in thanks for his contributions.

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"The further you can walk, the more you can see." Meet Charles, Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations to Charles Polidano of Malta, our newest Reviewer of the Month! An avid long-distance hiker, he wins more than $300 worth of gear in thanks for his contributions.

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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.

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"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.

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"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.

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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.

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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.

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"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.

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"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.

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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.

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"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.

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"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.

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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.

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"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.

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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.

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"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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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) .

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"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+.

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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+.

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"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+.

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"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+.

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"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+.

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"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+.

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"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+.

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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+.

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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+.

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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+.

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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+.

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Titanium Cookpots to Cast Iron Skillets: Meet Randy, Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations, Randy from Tennessee, our first 2016 Reviewer of the Month. Because our members are so essential to Trailspace, Randy wins a 10 Essentials prize pack of outdoor gear worth $300+.

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The Year of Essential Outdoor Gear

We're going back to basics to celebrate the 10 Essentials, the classic list of what outdoor gear to bring into the backcountry. We're giving every 2016 Reviewer of the Month an incredible prize pack of 10 Essentials.

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Congratulations, Top Reviewers of 2015

Congratulation to Trailspace's top gear reviewers of 2015! Meet the individuals most recognized by their fellow community members for their helpful, informative outdoor gear reviews.

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Meet Gary: PNW Hiker, Microbial Scientist, Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations, Gary Leatham! This ardent Pacific Northwest hiker, microbial scientist, and musician wins a SteriPEN Ultra UV water purifier and box of gear goodies.

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"Get Out There!" urges Trailspace Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations to our newest Reviewer of the Month, DLK37086. This hiker, backpacker, father, and former Army member in Middle Tennessee likes to "just be outdoors."

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Lifetime Hiker, Former Navy, Now Reviewer of the Month: Meet Brent

Congratulations, Brent Mills! The New England hiker, former Navy member, and current software architect wins a Rig 700M hydration pack, Crypto filter, and Nano drink tube, thanks to Geigerrig ($188 value).

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Meet Tam of the Rockies: Our Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations, Tam McTavish! As Reviewer of the Month, this Canadian Rockies mountaineer wins a titanium gear prize package, including a Titanium BOT Bottle Pot, all thanks to Vargo ($150 value).

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Paddles, Pups, Peaks: Meet Reviewer of the Month Sheila

Congratulations, Sheila Bergin Goss! As Reviewer of the Month, this Vermont paddler, hiker, and skijorer wins a Midori 2 backpacking tent, thanks to Eureka! ($159 value).

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Meet Chris, Kentucky Backpacker and Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations, Chris Myers! As Reviewer of the Month, this Kentucky backpacker wins a pair of Traveler Stretch Shorts and a Diablo Short Sleeve Shirt thanks to Royal Robbins ($130 value).

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Get to Know the Unknown Caver, Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations, Jonathan, explorer of caves around the world. As Reviewer of the Month, he wins a pair of AKU Bellamont Suede shoes and Lorpen T3 Light Hiker socks ($200+ value).

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It's Go Time! Meet Cliff Jumping, Hiking, Foraging Jesse

Congratulations to Jesse, a cliff-jumping, climbing, backpacking Minnesota father, teacher, and artist. As Reviewer of the Month, Jesse wins an Air Chair Compact from Crazy Creek.

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