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Safety Gear

The best safety gear, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on January 21, 2021. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

user rating: 5 of 5 (7)
TheTentLab Deuce of Spades #2 Camp Shovel/Trowel
$20
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Sawyer Permethrin Insect Repellent Treatment for Clothing, Gear, and Tents Insect Repellent
$8 - $16
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Coghlan's Backpackers Trowel Camp Shovel/Trowel
$4
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Space All-Weather Blanket Emergency Shelter
$17 - $22
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
pStyle Urination Device
$12
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Ursack Major Bear Bag/Bell
$85 - $89
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Doan Magnesium Fire Starting Tool Fire Starter
$16
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
UCO Stormproof Matches Fire Starter
$5 - $8
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Sawyer Stay-Put Sunscreen SPF 30 Sunscreen
$9 - $13
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Thermacell Backpacker Mosquito Repeller Insect Repellent
$40
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Adventure Medical Kits Ultralight & Watertight .7 First Aid Kit
$29
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Mautz Fire Ribbon Fire Starter
$6
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gerber Sport Axe II
$49
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Ultimate Survival Technologies WetFire Tinder Fire Starter
$13
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
BodyGlide Anti-Chafe Hygiene Supply/Device
$5 - $10
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
QuikClot Sport First Aid Supply
$16 - $29
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
UCO Stormproof Match Kit Fire Starter
$8
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
BodyGlide Foot Glide Hygiene Supply/Device
$5 - $8
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Vargo Titanium Emergency Whistle Whistle/Horn
$11
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Yaktrax Hand Warmers Survival
$1 - $10
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
climbOn Bar First Aid Supply
$7 - $10
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Sea to Summit Mosquito Head Net Bug Net
$11 - $14
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
TheTentLab Deuce of Spades #3 Camp Shovel/Trowel
$22
user rating: 4 of 5 (7)
Garcia Backpackers' Cache Bear Canister
$75
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
SOL Thermal Bivvy Emergency Shelter
$30
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
BearVault BV450 Solo Bear Canister
$67 - $73
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
BearVault BV500 Bear Canister
$77 - $89
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Sea to Summit Pocket Shower Shower
$35
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
U-Dig-It Pro Folding Shovel Camp Shovel/Trowel
$20
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Cleanwaste Go Anywhere Toilet Kit Wag Bag Waste Bag
$3 - $304
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Tick Key The Tick Key First Aid Supply
$8
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
PackTowl UltraLite Towel
$15 - $49
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Coghlan's Waterproof Fire Sticks Fire Starter
$5
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Adventure Medical Kits Mountain Series Hiker Medical Kit First Aid Kit
$25
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Halo 28 JetForce Avalanche Airbag Pack Avalanche Airbag Pack
$780
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
SOL Survival Poncho Emergency Shelter
$8
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Adventure Medical Kits Mountain Series Day Tripper Lite Medical Kit First Aid Kit
$15
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Exotac MatchCap XL Fire Starter
$29 - $33
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Sea to Summit Wilderness Wash Soap/Cleanser
$4 - $7
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
SAM Medical SAM Splint First Aid Supply
$15
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Sawyer Picaridin Insect Repellent Insect Repellent
$7 - $10
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Counter Assault Bear Keg Bear Canister
$80
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
UCO Sweetfire Strikable Fire Starter Fire Starter
$6
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Ultimate Survival Technologies Sparkie Fire Starter
$11
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
UCO Titan Stormproof Match Kit Fire Starter
$10
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Dr. Bronner Liquid Soap Soap/Cleanser
$3 - $18
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Restop 2: Disposable Solid & Liquid Waste Bags Waste Bag
$42
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Zippo Windproof Lighter Fire Starter
$23
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Recent Safety Gear Reviews

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Cleanwaste Go Anywhere Toilet Kit Wag Bag

The Cleanwaste Go Anywhere Toilet Kit Wag Bag has all of the basic elements needed to handle, treat, and then transport your poop while in the outdoors. Wag Bags are also a great way for you to help keep the popular outdoor areas you visit a joy for others by enabling you to properly dispose of your waste in areas where mother nature just doesn't have the capability to do it for you. On a section hike of the John Muir Trail this last summer, I exited my hike out through Mt. Whitney portal which… Full review

rated 0.5 of 5 stars
ClickHeat Hand/Pocket Warmer

Terrible product, doesn’t work, and is potentially dangerous. I had a horrible experience with this. I was trying to activate it and—I kid you not—it exploded and I got it all over myself. I seriously hope this stuff isn’t toxic as you claim, cause I’m seriously scared it might damage my skin. It got dangerously close to my eye. I was outside and couldn’t even clean myself up for a good half an hour. This is up there with the worst experiences of my life and I’m writing the review… Full review

rated 1 of 5 stars
Exotac titanLIGHT

This company has a non-responsive customer service attitude. Sent a TitanLight to be investigated for a leak issue. Repeated attempts to contact someone regarding the issue have not been successful. Phone calls and emails are never returned. Now I am out the purchase of a unit and no unit. Horrible business practices Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Reliance Tri-To-Go Camping Chair/Portable Toilet

Going to the bathroom in remote areas can be a challenge. As I have gotten older the old "Dig a hole" method doesn't work and I want to use Leave No Trace principles. When looking for an option that would work for me I considered several and finally landed this "chair/toilet". This has been such a great addition to my camping supply box that I have ordered another one so I now have one in two locations. I purchased this last spring for a camping trip. Wasn't able to use until my fall camping trip… Full review

rated 0.5 of 5 stars
ClickHeat Hand/Pocket Warmer

Kjøpte til datteren på Julemarkedet i Norge. Erfaringer, vurderinger. Etter førstegangsbruk lekte to av seks poser. Til slutt etter kun noen ganger bruk begynte lekke alle. Dårlig produkt. Ikke kjøp. Bortkastet penger. Styr unna!  Mann får ikke kontakt med produsenten for reklamasjon,  selv om det ble sagt ved kjøp at de sender ny vare i erstatning ved feil. Lureri. [GOOGLE TRANSLATE: Bought to daughter at Christmas market in Norway. Experience, reviews. After first use, two of six bags… Full review

rated 2 of 5 stars
GoGirl Female Urination Device

Transgender male-to-female. I live in upstate New York and I’m transgender male-to-female and getting gender reassignment surgery to become a woman. Right now I’m wearing a prosthetic vagina and with it learning to pee uout method. So when hiking I have been having to squat behind a tree to pee. Not the most pleasant experience but part of being a lady. Having to expose butt to bugs and plants to relieve bladder. Then in recent cold having to remove layers of clothing and squat in the snow was… Full review

rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Futuro Dual Strap Knee Support

Tendon supporter for the knee that is easy to get on and off as it is a strap rather than a sleeve. Adjustable pressure is applied gently with materials that don't cause friction. Added gel pads above and below the patella provide front support without covering the knee cap. This review is not intended as medical advice and I can't tell you if this brace will work for you. A doctor is the place to go if you have an injury, not the internet! I'm aiming this at folks who are already using a brace… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Stoked Goods Stoke Lip & Face Balm

A really good option to avoid or deal with chapped lips and face. I like that it's a particularly fat lip balm. Bonus for putting in a paper (can be recycled) container. A bit pricy, and no sunblock. A very good lip balm (fine for face too) for cold, nasty weather that can chap and dry you out.  Five ingredients: cocoa butter, shea butter, cocoanut oil, beeswax, and vitamin E. The manufacturer says it's all organic, if you care. It has a fairly thick consistency but still smears on nicely. It smells… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Thinx Classic Undies

Dealing with periods in the backcountry can be incredibly frustrating. But Thinx unswear just might offer a solution. Periods are a regular part of most women's life. And yet they're still taboo to talk about. Instead of weighing all of our options, we pace along the period aisle in the grocery store, opting to use the most popular products (pads and tampons). But what other options are there? And how do you begin to handle periods in the backcountry? As someone who spends a lot of time in the wilderness,… Full review