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Start Here for a Great Outdoor Gear Review 6 Alicia MacLeay
2:59 p.m. on Sep 4, 2013
by giftogab
All the Quechua and Decathlon Hiking Gear we Love - Clothes, shoes, camping gear, backpacks 1 Angelina
2:48 p.m. on Oct 10, 2020
by Angelina
QUECHUA Trekking Backpack MH500 20L Review - Lightweight and Budget-Friendly Pack with Breathable Spine 1 Angelina
10:03 a.m. on Sep 19, 2020
by Angelina
Durable and Versatile Pack with Rigid Spine - Forclaz Trek 100 Easyfit Review 3 Angelina
1:26 p.m. on Aug 23, 2020
by Angelina
Digital camcorder benefits over the point and shoot - Comparison of different cameras 1 Angelina
2:42 p.m. on Jul 25, 2020
by Angelina
Ground cloths: Inside or under the tent? 47 Randall Purrett
10:25 p.m. on Jul 22, 2020
by alan
Your thoughts on hiking poles 16 Paul Lapierre
10:59 p.m. on May 23, 2020
by whomeworry
sleeping pad "cover" 8 300winmag
5:04 p.m. on May 22, 2020
by 300winmag
Cane grip vs. vertical grip trekking poles. 7 Randall Purrett
4:57 p.m. on May 22, 2020
by 300winmag
A winter sweat tip 10 T.J.
4:51 p.m. on May 22, 2020
by 300winmag
Always Look Up 13 LoneStranger
4:47 p.m. on May 22, 2020
by 300winmag
Boot laces and keeping them from coming undone...?? 8 Kato Baker
6:28 p.m. on May 19, 2020
by Kato Baker
Good Testing Makes Good Reviews 1 LoneStranger
5:52 p.m. on Feb 27, 2020
by LoneStranger
Headlamp/Lantern Review Tip 18 LoneStranger
10:39 a.m. on Jan 5, 2020
by John Starnes
Kelty Chilkoot Pack question 5 Joel Weber
10:10 a.m. on Nov 30, 2019
by ppine
Leki Wanderfreund can grip poles. 9 Randall Purrett
5:36 a.m. on Sep 13, 2019
by Randall Purrett
Ordered a Fujifilm Instax SQ20 camera. 1 Randall Purrett
12:03 p.m. on Aug 10, 2019
by Randall Purrett
Oboz Bridger mid: first hike. 3 Randall Purrett
10:18 a.m. on Aug 8, 2019
by Craig Houdeshell
The importance of insoles. 4 Randall Purrett
10:46 p.m. on Dec 30, 2018
by Phil Smith
Hiking footwear. boots vs. trail runners, waterproof or not waterproof? 8 Randall Purrett
11:53 p.m. on Sep 20, 2018
by Nick W.
Finding hiking footwear that fits. 5 Randall Purrett
9:25 p.m. on Aug 12, 2018
by andrew f.
My thoughts on choosing trekking poles. 5 Randall Purrett
5:43 p.m. on Aug 10, 2018
by andrew f.
Do trekking poles help? My thoughts so far. 26 Randall Purrett
10:32 a.m. on Aug 10, 2018
by mrgriff82
FYI for Trailspace Veterans - possible influx of new users 3 travelnate
10:13 a.m. on Feb 19, 2018
by ppine
Best Pop us canopy 1 Peter Koovs
8:00 a.m. on Jan 31, 2018
by Peter Koovs
Boots for woman - Alaskan trip next summer 7 Craig Houdeshell
11:56 p.m. on Dec 26, 2017
by Jordan Hufford
Tested -20 Thermos 6 Paul Lapierre
2:27 p.m. on Sep 15, 2017
by Bill S
Canister size questions 17 Paul Lapierre
9:55 a.m. on Sep 9, 2017
by Mr.Griz
Inflating new Thermarest Neo Air 11 Paul Lapierre
1:54 p.m. on Sep 7, 2017
by BigRed
Suunto observer watch strap 4 Paul Lapierre
10:09 a.m. on Jul 25, 2017
by Caroline Avagyan
Insulating a tent 90 Curtis Evans
10:43 a.m. on Jun 1, 2017
by Vladimir Gorbunov
Sleeping pads 3 oogway
4:55 p.m. on Jan 20, 2017
by oogway
Camping Cooler Hacks 7 Caren V
9:43 a.m. on Oct 11, 2016
by Caren V
Review of Discontinued Gear 10 PhilNC
9:19 p.m. on Sep 4, 2016
by Paul Lapierre
Rating or over rating. 48 PhilNC
8:24 p.m. on Aug 16, 2016
by PhilNC
Similar item review question 5 LoneStranger
11:54 a.m. on Feb 26, 2016
by KiwiKlimber
Almost 29000+ reviews last Christmas 2 GaryPalmer
6:02 p.m. on Dec 22, 2015
by Alicia MacLeay
Almost 29,300 Reviews! 16 Sean Van Cleve
4:02 p.m. on Dec 26, 2014
by KiwiKlimber
How can we get more ENO hammocks reviews? 1 DrPhun
1:29 p.m. on Jun 25, 2014
by DrPhun
Backpacker Mag taking aps for gear reviewers 9 Ja. R.
2:38 p.m. on May 11, 2014
by trouthunter
Finding Top-Rated Reviews 1 Alicia MacLeay
9:42 a.m. on Apr 17, 2014
by Alicia MacLeay
Quality of review - feedback requested 15 herdingcats
11:42 a.m. on Apr 12, 2014
by Erich
When is the right time for a review? 16 TJ1984
8:39 a.m. on Apr 7, 2014
by Seth Levy
How do I add a photo? 3 melensdad
6:26 p.m. on Sep 28, 2013
by melensdad
Gear Review Feedback? 7 Horn Rimmed Hiker
4:04 p.m. on Jun 29, 2013
by unk
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