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Giveaway: My Trail Company Chrome Umbrella

The My Trail Company Chrome Umbrella is an alternative to conventional rain gear. It’s lighter, more waterproof, and more comfortable in warmer temperatures. Wind, off-trail travel, and poorly maintained trails are a challenge for it, however. Read more pros & cons of backpacking umbrellas. I am giving away one new Chrome Umbrella, which was given […]

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The double wrist cuff helps to reduce drafts, keeping arms (and thus fingers) warmer.

Giveaway: Sierra Designs Tioga & Sierra Insulated Jackets

Recently Sierra Designs released four new insulated jackets: the Tuolumne, Tioga, Sierra, and Whitney. They are nicely designed and featured, and priced very competitively (starting at $100). Read my full review. This FREE giveaway will be for the two jackets used for the review: Tioga Hoodie: men’s Medium, synthetic insulation, hood, red Sierra Jacket: men’s […]

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The FC features six exterior pockets: two on the hipbelt, two side pockets, one top lid pocket, and a shoulder strap pocket.

Giveaway: Win a Flex Capacitor Pack & The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide

Sierra Designs is putting on a giveaway that you’ll want to get in on, through this Thursday (Feb 24). Enter to win a Flex Capacitor 40-60 Pack and a signed copy of The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide. Enter here at SierraDesigns.com Update. This contest has closed.  Congrats to the winners: Laura H. of Denver, and […]

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The Salewa Ultra Train is a light and agile hiking shoe or a capable mountain running shoe, depending on your preferences and needs.

Win the Salewa Ultra Train Trail Shoes || Holiday Giveaway #6

Did I save the best for last? I think so, but only incidentally, since Salewa is last in alphabetical order among the brands that generously provided goodies for this giveaway series: Coast, Esbit, GaiaGPS, LuminAid, and Platypus; plus Sierra Designs, which broadcast my holiday gift guide last week via Facebook Live Yesterday’s winner Congrats to Elena G, […]

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Win the GaiaGPS app for Android or IOS || Holiday Giveaway #5

We’re getting close to the end, today and then a final grand prize tomorrow. Good luck! Yesterday’s winner Congrats to Bill R, yesterday’s winner of the Platypus Platy Bottles. Today’s giveaway With the GaiaGPS app, my smartphone has the same functionality as a conventional handheld GPS unit. In many respects a smartphone-as-GPS is an even better system: […]

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