Safety Gear

The best safety gear, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on December 9, 2018. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Safety Gear Reviews

ClickHeat Hand/Pocket Warmer

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Sold by Berko Productions of Miami, FL (and some cites also say NY, NY) at Providence Place Mall in Providence, RI. Scam artists selling a ridiculously overpriced, poor quality product (ClickHeat) with lies, lies, lies! As I wrote above, bought this lumbar pack (with sleeve) at Providence Place mall in Rhode Island a few days ago. Activated and wore while remaining in mall. Was told by salesperson that heat would last two hours. It lasted 30 minutes. While still in the mall, I looked up the company… Full review

ClickHeat Hand/Pocket Warmer

rated 5 of 5 stars I like these packs as they work well, quickly, and lasted me quite a while. Unlike others I have had no difficulty as I have read the directions and followed them to a tee. Also, I was careful when boiling it to stir the neck pack around do it doesn't stick to the hot metal pot. IT WILL NOT BURN YOU if it gets punctured as someone else said. In fact, it is sodium acetate, a salt, and is made by mixing baking soda and vinegar. Read the safety data sheet or chemical information on it. I saw a lot… Full review

ClickHeat Hand/Pocket Warmer

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Seemed fascinating when “pitched” at the gun show. Was told that the heat would last for over an hour and to rejuvenate it just place it in some "warm" water for a few minutes. Neither are true. My old solid fuel hand warmers were far superior. Interesting yet disappointing. Full review

ClickHeat Hand/Pocket Warmer

rated 1 of 5 stars Bad feeling about product. I guess it is true...there is a sucker born every day! Unfortunately, it had to be me. I went to the LA County Fair Sept 21, 2018. I spoke with a helpful girl about Clickheat. I was  told that she uses it at the hospital on patients and it was even safe on cancer patients. I wanted to buy it for my 89-year-old mom who is having compressed back issues and is in a lot of pain. I was told $199 for one piece or $299 for the kit which had the feet, back, shoulder, and neck… Full review

TheTentLab Deuce of Spades

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The #1 item for when I need to go #2. The Deuce of Spades is a great little trowel that works like a charm. I wrap a bandana around the handle to make it a little easier to use. I received this as a prize from Trailspace for being a Reviewer of the Month. A quick note: I was initially hesitant to write this review, since this product is already well covered here on Trailspace (at the time of writing, there are six reviews, all 5-stars), but the more I thought about it, the more I realized that… Full review

Garcia Backpackers' Cache

rated 4 of 5 stars It's relatively inexpensive. It's easy to open. It's rugged. It works as intended. I have had my Garcia for almost 20 years. It has never failed me. It carries a lot of food with careful, deliberate packing. Full review

BearVault BV500

rated 4 of 5 stars Better to have it and not need it. I needed it. Love to walk our Redwood National and State Parks here in the 'hood. Love those black bears and their scat's on the trail. Of course, the blackberries are ripe. Keep 'em wild. That's right, you can read about Yellow Yellow on the AT opening these by twisting her head and shearing the lock tabs. It's the hundredth monkey effect, but it's black bears around her slowly picking up the technique. My treks are all West of the Great Divide, so no worries… Full review

Incrediwear Knee Sleeve

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The best knee brace I have found for my particular aches and injuries. It feels good worn all day, doesn’t get too hot, and provides ample support for hiking and backpacking, as well as therapeutic fabric to aid blood flow and healing. My only real negative is it takes a while to dry, likely due to some minor cotton content. Waiver – since this is a medical device, albeit over the counter, I would like to clearly state that you should consult with a doctor regarding any injuries, the use of… Full review

Smidge Spray

rated 5 of 5 stars Non-DEET insect repellent, good for midges, mosquitoes, and ticks. It works! Smidge was developed in Scotland for protection against Scotland's famous midges, but it also claims to offer protection against mosquitoes, horse flies, sandflies, fleas, and ticks.  According to the Smidge website, the product does not rely on DEET but on an ingredient called Picaridin or Saltidin (the latter, if I understand right, being the trade name). It is just as effective as DEET and it works by blocking the antennal… Full review

user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Ultimate Survival Technologies Survival Blanket 2.0 Emergency Shelter
$15
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Coghlan's Backpackers Trowel Camp Shovel/Trowel
$2
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel Scout Fire Starter
$8
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Ultimate Survival Technologies StrikeForce Fire Starter
$21
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Repel Permanone Insect Repellent
$8
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Lightload Towels Towel
$6
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Adventure Medical Kits Weekender First Aid Kit
$60
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Space All-Weather Blanket Emergency Shelter
$17
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Sea to Summit Dry Lite Towel Towel
$11
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Ursack Major Bear Bag/Bell
$80
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
NRS Storm Whistle Whistle/Horn
$9
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Counter Assault Bear Deterrent Bear Spray
$37 - $54
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Doan Magnesium Fire Starting Tool Fire Starter
$7
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Matador NanoDry Shower Towel Towel
$20 - $35
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Dr. Bronner Tea Tree Liquid Soap Soap/Cleanser
$13
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Thermacell Backpacker Mosquito Repeller Insect Repellent
$30 - $39
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
SOL Thermal Bivvy Emergency Shelter
$20 - $29
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Adventure Medical Kits Ultralight & Watertight .7 First Aid Kit
$29 - $33
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Sawyer Permethrin Insect Repellent Treatment for Clothing, Gear, and Tents Insect Repellent
$12 - $16
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Ultimate Survival Technologies BlastMatch Fire Starter
$17
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gerber Sport Axe II
$50
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coghlan's Tweezer / Magnifier First Aid Supply
$6
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Whiz Freedom Feminine Funnel Waste and Sanitation Supply/Device
$25
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
SOL Sport Utility Blanket Emergency Shelter
$18 - $19
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Tecnu Outdoor Skin Cleanser Soap/Cleanser
$1 - $8
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coghlan's Emergency Tinder Kit Fire Starter
$5
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Ultimate Survival Technologies WetFire Tinder Fire Starter
$4 - $9
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
BodyGlide Anti-Chafe Hygiene Supply/Device
$5 - $10
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Exped Travel Box II Plus Bug Net
$179
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
QuikClot Sport First Aid Supply
$11 - $19
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coghlan's Bear Bell with Magnetic Silencer Bear Bag/Bell
$3 - $4
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
UCO Stormproof Match Kit Fire Starter
$7
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
BodyGlide Foot Glide Hygiene Supply/Device
$5 - $8
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coghlan's Deluxe Mosquito Head Net Bug Net
$5
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Ultimate Survival Technologies Delta Shockproof Lighter Fire Starter
$45
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Vargo Titanium Emergency Whistle Whistle/Horn
$11
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Discovery Trekking Ultra Fast-Dry Towel Towel
$12 - $19
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
UCO Stormproof Matches Fire Starter
$8
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Sea to Summit Mosquito Head Net Bug Net
$10 - $14
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Snow Peak GigaPower 2Way Torch Fire Starter
$43 - $57
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Ultimate Survival Technologies Base Tube Tarp 1.0 Emergency Shelter
$30
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Adventure Medical Kits Pocket Survival Pak Plus Survival Kit
$70
user rating: 4 of 5 (7)
Garcia Backpackers' Cache Bear Canister
$75
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
SOL Emergency Bivvy Emergency Shelter
$14 - $23
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
BearVault BV500 Bear Canister
$77 - $79
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Sea to Summit Pocket Shower Hygiene Supply/Device
$25 - $32
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
GoGirl Female Urination Device Waste and Sanitation Supply/Device
$13
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
U-Dig-It Folding Hand Shovel and Trowel Camp Shovel/Trowel
$20
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Yeti Bear Proof Cooler Locks Bear Safety
$17
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Tick Key The Tick Key First Aid Supply
$6 - $7
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