New Year, New Gear Giveaway! $2000+ in Prizes

We have partnered with nine incredible brands to give you first-class gear that’s brand new for 2020.

Win over $2,000 in prizes! There will be two winners, First and Second Place. Enter with your email address and name, and earn many additional entries by sharing with your friends, following participating brands on Instagram, and completing our Backpacker Type survey! The giveaway will run from February 19 to February 26.

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New Year, New Gear Giveaway Prizes

First Place

Kelty Cosmic Synthetic 20 Sleeping Bag (not yet released!)

NEMO Stargaze Camp Chair

MPOWERD Luci String Lights

MPOWERD Base Light

MPOWERD Luci Explore

ExOfficio Bugsaway Top and Bottom

Trailtopia Trail Buddies 3-Day Bundle for Two + Eggs

Cold Case Gear The Pouch (x2)

Vapur 1L Anti-Vacuum Bottle (x2)

Vapur DrinkLink Hydration Tube System

Dust City Wood Stickers – 10 Outdoor Stickers Adventure Badge Stickers (2 of your choice!)

Second Place

Kelty Redwing 50L Backpack (not yet released!)

Survival Frog LifeShield All-in-one Bug Out Bag

NEMO Stargaze Camp Chair


MPOWERD Luci Pro Outdoor

ExOfficio Bugsaway Top and Bottom

Trailtopia Trail Buddies 3-Day Bundle for Two + Eggs

Cold Case Gear The Pouch (x2)

Vapur 1L Anti-Vacuum Bottle (x2)

Vapur DrinkLink Hydration Tube System

Dust City Wood Stickers – 10 Outdoor Stickers Adventure Badge Stickers (2 of your choice!) Affiliate Policy: This guide contains affiliate links, which help fund our website. When you click on the links to purchase the gear we get a commission, and this goes a long way to creating guides, gear reviews, and other excellent content.


100 responses to “New Year, New Gear Giveaway! $2000+ in Prizes

  1. Michael P Douglasssays:

    Thanks BP for helping keep the dream alive !

    1. Daniel Zweiersays:

      Of course! Good luck 🙂

    2. Amy Jo Coopersays:

      Thank you from Telluride Colorado

    3. Stormy Murraysays:

      Thanks for the opportunity to win such amazing gear!

    4. Thanks for the amazing opportunity to win the best gear!

  2. Jim Cowensays:

    Looking forward to possibly winning and of course, using the gear

    1. Daniel Zweiersays:

      Thanks for entering! Good luck 🙂

    2. Michael Brouillettesays:

      I didn’t realize just how Expencive Hiking Could Be When I First Started. To hike safe and warm and always be prepared cost money so I Found I have to keep trying and hoping some day I’ll win more of the great gear I really need to make my dreams come true and be able to live them safely and comfortably

  3. Eric Jensensays:

    This would be an epic get! **fingers crossed***

  4. Russell Williamssays:

    Even an older man can feel young when I am outside and moving.

  5. Bob McElroysays:

    Getting older so comfort is becoming a priority. Looking forward to seeing new items out, and the opportunity to try them out!

  6. Jerome Suttonsays:

    What an awesome giveaway! Thank you, J

  7. Chris Brarenssays:

    Perfect bday gifts for my son!

  8. Kathleensays:

    Your gear is empowering newly single 68 year old adventuress to independence!

  9. Joseph Waitesays:

    Fingers crossed! The gear selection for the prizes looks awesome!!

  10. Davidsays:

    This is truly a great prize package, can only hope to win this great package from this great company.

  11. Sheila jaressays:

    I cannot wait to start having fun

  12. Scottsays:

    Where exactly do we enter the giveaway? I don’t see an entry or any hyperlinks above. Thanks

    1. Daniel Zweiersays:

      Hi Scott,

      The giveaway entry is a form that’s loaded on this blog post. It should appear under “Enter this Giveaway”, and ask you for your First Name, Last Name, and Email Address. If you cannot see it please let us know.

      1. Alberto Garridosays:

        Hi Daniel,

        I do not see the entry form on this page. Can you direct us to it?

        Thank you!

        1. Daniel Zweiersays:

          Hi Alberto,

          At the top of this page, under Enter Giveaway, a form should load that gives you all the info to enter. It loads with javascript, so if your browser can’t read that that could be the reason. If it is, please get in touch at [email protected].

          1. Rebeccasays:

            yeah I’m not able to access any kind of form either. It says “enter giveaway” but no hyperlink to anything, no form, just a pic with all the brands. I’m using Chrome.

          2. Daniel Zweiersays:

            Sorry to hear you can’t access the giveaway. If you are still having trouble please email us at: [email protected] and we will get you entered.

    2. Mary L Hazelsays:

      What a wonderful selection of prizes! Hope to win!

    3. Charles Tuttlesays:

      Hi. I see no link. I have both Apple and Android devices and neither displays the hyperlink

      1. Daniel Zweiersays:

        Hi Charles and Scott,

        Sorry to hear you can’t access the giveaway. There is no hyperlink — the giveaway form is loaded via Javascript directly on our site, so there is not a link to “click”. If you are still having trouble please email us at: [email protected] and we will get you entered.

  13. WebRomeosays:

    After endlessenties yo contests, I finally found one that relates to activity that I enjoy! I started such activity, began outdoor events in Boy Scouts, making that of the out doors all the more enjoyable! I feel incredibly hopeful that if I win the items won would be put to immediate purpose or given to a family friend that recently lost her husband / home! Thank you Backpackers.comfor this giveaway, and all the staff that made this possible!

  14. Leona Brunssays:

    Sure would like new gear for my TMB and Haute Route this summer! Thanks for the chance to win!

  15. Thomas K Poehlmansays:

    Always looking for new gear to try, and getting to pass on well loved gear is great!

  16. trusinak rusinaksays:

    Back Packers=excellence!!!

  17. David j Labocsays:

    Can’t wait to win any of the products, I want to get out there now with any of it

  18. Gerardo Padillasays:

    Nothing like the anticipation of getting free gear to do more exploring thank you for the opportunity

  19. Johnny McIntiresays:

    This would be awesome

  20. Mamssays:

    Is there any way to see how may entries there has been? I did everything possible to maximize my entries but want to know what the odds are that I’ll win.

    1. Daniel Zweiersays:

      Our team is working on getting this to display, thanks for bringing it to our attention!

  21. Deborah Andersonsays:

    stargazing – experiencing the world to share storytelling with our kids!

  22. Those trailtopia meals are great here in Florida for hurricane emergency supplies!

  23. Alan Davisonsays:

    That’s a nice list of goodies.

  24. I would love this!

  25. Always great to have a chance at winning quality gear!

  26. Michelle Rosinisays:


  27. Curteis LaBoysays:

    God bless.

  28. Ernie Warzycasays:

    Any one would love to win

  29. Toni Andersonsays:

    Wow! Great giveaway! Good luck to all

  30. chau buisays:


  31. Ryan McElhoesays:

    I need this it has been a ruff year the more time I can stay out the less crazy I I will be and next year would start of so much better.

  32. kimberly a grongsays:

    Pick me !

  33. Charles Harlichsays:


  34. sarasays:

    definitely can never have too much gear!! thanks for such an awesome lineup in this giveaway

  35. Sandrasays:

    Thanks for the chance

  36. Michael Petersensays:

    Great Items!

  37. deena beckersays:

    This is a wonderful competition

    1. Larrysays:

      Awesome equipment!

  38. Thanks for the entry. I would love to win either prize package.

  39. Tracy A Cresssays:

    I usually get in about 4 campouts a year.
    I work at a Christian campgrounds in N.E. Ohio and hiking is a big part of the experience. This gear could make for some interesting activities to the list of others that we do off the grid.

  40. Stanley Martinsays:

    Thanks for all that you have done in the past and what you’re doing for the future.
    Keep us hiking.

  41. Codysays:

    Sweet give away! Thanks for all the sponsors!

  42. Renee Morgansays:

    I’d love to win! Awesome prizes.

  43. İlknursays:

    This is a Perfect giveaway !!! ‍

  44. Roberto Contrerassays:

    nice to win a awesome gear giveaway up $ 2,000

  45. Michel Keelersays:

    my BF is doing the PCT and this would be so amazing to gift him with!

  46. Ryan McCartneysays:

    Would be a game changer to win

  47. Rosemarysays:


  48. Michellesays:

    Wow, cool stuff for doing what I love. Thanks!

  49. Will Fryesays:

    This looks like some great gear. Thanks Kelty!

  50. Will Fryesays:

    This looks like some great gear. Thanks Back

  51. Just the best gear for a great ad venture

  52. Michael harmssays:

    Outstanding brands and merchandise

  53. Charles Steinberg Isays:

    Nice equipment

  54. Timothy Oliversays:

    Daniel I appreciate the fellow passion for nature it’s the only thing that truly gives us nirvana and bliss because it’s epitome is such.The exploration and education you provide about gear and your experience with it and it’s use in nature is inspiring to say the least and it compels is who need nature more to get us a dose of it.Im a tech freak and gearaholic as well I research more than I actually buy because I want to know all that’s out there and if there are anybody trying to recreate or make a better product.Thanks again for the knowledge and expertise may the winner get outdoors and stay there.

  55. Jennifersays:

    Another set of awesome prizes!!!

    May whoever wins ends up shining more brightly and thus help the rest shine brighter during their advantures with. D without the prizes.

  56. carlsays:


  57. Diane Solomonsays:

    Had a complete shoulder replacement, sold all my gear prior thinking I may never be able to hike, backpack or campout ever again, but low and behold, a whole year of down time and got the bug to get back into the out of doors and this prize would be a great way for me to get going. Thanks for the opportunity to win such great stuff. Backpacker, you guys areally terrific.

  58. Ryansays:

    Awesome giveaway. Just in time for Spring

  59. Nice chance to win great stuff.

  60. Diane McMahonsays:

    Not much snow this winter, but that can change quickly.

  61. Juliesays:

    Thanks so much for this cool opportunity! Lots of cool gear prizes!

  62. Charmaine Whitesays:

    Thanks for the chance.No snow just cold and damp.

  63. Tami Burtonsays:

    Thanks nice way to start my backpacking future with great products!

  64. Eric Kirstsays:

    Hope to win

  65. sheilasays:

    wow! what a giveaway!

  66. Arthur Jsays:

    Sorry but I live in Canada…the Best backpacking country in the world!

    1. Daniel Zweiersays:

      Totally understand! We hope to include international winners soon 🙂

  67. Smith Stephen.says:

    Sooooooooo great to have a chance to win such top notch equipment,

  68. Tommy Messoresays:

    I have loved the outdoors since I could walk. I love wilderness camping, breaking the ice for water to wash up, shave, prepping a meal. The great feeling you get at night, the sounds, the solitude of being out there, just you and nature.

  69. Tommy Messoresays:

    The still of the night, the crackle of the campfire, even the night time visitors (raccoons, etc.,) happy for an old slice of bread, from breakfast. The acorns, pinecones dropping on the tent at night. Beyond peaceful, a night that you can share with nature.

  70. Steve O.says:

    Awesome prizes!! Hope to win!

  71. Patricia Sedanosays:

    Oh Snap! Such a wonderful contest! Great products at great values!

  72. joshsays:

    Looking to win the backpack. Good luck people!

  73. Scott Gsays:

    Great Contest
    Fantastic Prizes

  74. Paula Pagesays:

    What a wonderful giveaway! Both of my sons live near 9,000′ in Colorado. We’ll all be excited if I win!

  75. Gregory Hillsays:


  76. Evelyn Friersonsays:

    Great Outdoor Giveaway!

  77. Brettsays:

    I’ve got my fingers crossed! As a Wildland Firefighter these prizes would really make being out in the wilderness for 14 – 28+ days much more comfortable!

  78. Heath Williamssays:

    Good luck everyone

  79. This is really great to have a chance to win some cool gear! I could use some new gear on my next trip, Thanks, good luck everyone & God bless!

  80. My Husband & I love taking our furbaby (Bella) with us hiking on trails. So it would be so wonderful ❤️ to win some of this gear to help us on our ventures into the wilderness!

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