The Ultralight Backpacking Giveaway! $2000+ in Prizes

We have partnered with ten incredible brands to give you first-class gear for your summer ultralight backpacking trek.

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 August 12 to August 19.

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The Ultralight Backpacking Giveaway Prizes

First Place

Mountainsmith Zerk 40 Backpack

Six Moon Designs Gatwood Cape/Shelter + Accessories

Topo Athletic Trailventure WP

LEKI Makalu Lite CorTec

Trailtopia 3 Day Meal Pack

Cold Case Gear The Pouch x2

Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter + Prize Pack (Stay-Put SPF30 Sunscreen, Sam Medical Blist-O-Ban, Picaridin Topical Insect Repellent Spray, Stickers)
Tailwind Nutrition Endurance Fuel + Prize Pack Adventure Badge Stickers (2 of your choice!)

Second Place

 Outdoor Vitals StormLoft Down TopQuilt

NEMO Tensor + Fillo

Topo Athletic Trailventure WP

LEKI Makalu Lite CorTec

Trailtopia 3 Day Meal Pack

Cold Case Gear The Pouch x2

Tailwind Nutrition Endurance Fuel + Prize Pack

Sawyer Mini Water Filter + Prize Pack (Sam Splint Protection, Permethrin Repellent, Picaridin Topical Insect Repellent Lotion, Stickers ) Adventure Badge Stickers (2 of your choice!) Affiliate Policy: This post 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.


84 responses to “The Ultralight Backpacking Giveaway! $2000+ in Prizes

  1. Sjan Woodruffsays:

    Thank you for the chance to win something I NEED and could NEVER buy!

    1. Francis Santellsays:

      Thanks always love to have new gear to get motivated for backpacking

      1. Donna Basmajiansays:

        Thank you for making a variety of nice looking and essential backpacks for all kinds of outdoor activities!

    2. Chris Burwellsays:

      To the folks over at Outdoor Vitails – wanted to relate my respect and admiration I have for your product line campaign. You offer superb affordable products without all the fancy useless add on’s that many of the corporate manufacturers include.. Fooling the consumer into thinking if they don’t have that design then there trip will suck due to the lack of style and or comfort….. .SQPA Simple, Quality, Performance, Affordability……..Thanks for all you do now and in the future …..CB. Yucca Valley, CA

  2. sarah woodssays:

    Thank You Back Packers for the opportunity to win merchandise

    1. Michaelsays:

      Thank you. Love the outdoors, great gear makes it so much better.

  3. Sounds absolutely wonderful

  4. Kevin Flynnsays:

    Light & fast is good!

  5. Dennis D Arnoldsays:

    Thank you for the chance to win something I NEED and could NEVER afford to spend my hard earn dollars on to buy

  6. Love the feature products you highlight!

  7. Don Mixsays:

    Wow so much cool gear in one win. Ultralight = more fun.

  8. Christopher Hargissays:

    Very excited for a chance to win top of the line outdoor gear!

  9. BA Kowiaksays:

    Nice loot! Thanks for setting up the contest!

  10. Jeff psays:

    Thank you

  11. I need a new Mountain Smith back pack, I love the one I have, but it’s beat to death after 5k miles.
    Doc Holliday

  12. Jared Obregonsays:

    Something hopeful to look forward to! Thank you

  13. Betty Campbellsays:

    Thankyou for the the chance to win great prizes

  14. Betty Barnettsays:

    Great Products!!!

  15. John Wirthsays:

    Thank You Back Packers for the opportunity to win merchandise

  16. Ryan McElhoesays:

    Amazing stuff I would definitely use but can’t afford. Thanks for the chance.

  17. Jeff de Graffenriedsays:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win all this amazing gear. Exciting!

  18. Stefan Wierzyneksays:

    Just send it already, why wait? 😀

  19. Joy Chadwicksays:

    Awesome prize packages and thanks for the great pics of Mother Nature at Her finest!!! Good luck everyone!

  20. kim charltonsays:

    What a sweet prize pack!! I’d make good use of everything!! Thanks for the chance!

  21. Luke Dowellsays:

    I’ve been holding out on purchasing more gear for Labor Day sales, but man, would this be even better!

    1. Daniel Zweiersays:

      We’ll have some epic deals for you then, too 🙂

      1. Shaunsays:

        Thank you for the chance to win something that I can’t afford.. An awesome company!!

  22. Christine Sapytasays:

    Your content is so useful. I am enjoying your articles while in quarantine mode.

    1. Daniel Zweiersays:

      Thank you!

  23. gwennsays:

    this would be an absolute pleasure in the midst of all the crazy. Thanks for putting this together!!

  24. Thank YOU for the opportunity to possibly win gear of such great quality. I’m out of work….thanks to COVID-19 & can’t afford upgrade to ultralight quality gear. Thank YOU for this opportunity. 🙂

  25. Useful stuff not just hip . Thanks.

  26. Bianca Blakesays:

    I would be your best and happiest spokesperson ever! Wow. I really need this to take my backpacking and hiking to the next level! Jaaaa

  27. PHIL HODGEsays:

    Excellent kit!

  28. Peggy Lottsays:


  29. Adrian Redgwellsays:

    Again backpackers is the people I want to represent. I will be finishing my incredible wild savage hike on Quebecs International Appalachian Trail today. 3 times I had no services for 6 hiking days. And could wash my others fir 12 days. I am afraid the Appalachian thru hikers that think they are hiker trash really don’t understand the true meaning of hiker trash. If you really want to feel a 12 hiker trash smell, then try hiking Quebec’s IAT one day. This was my 2 time thru hiking this 650km or 404mile trail and it is very intimidating and rewarding.

  30. Bobby Nancesays:

    Thank You and all the cottage vendors for the great opportunity to make it possible to get a low enough base weight for all us disabled hikers to get back on trail!!couldn’t do it without your high quality light weight gear!!

  31. Randolph Lee Schultzsays:

    Great offer. Thanks

  32. Beth Blitchingtonsays:

    Thanks so much for the chance to win such awesome gear!! ♥️

  33. Lisa Colesays:

    Ooh new gear. ❤

  34. sheilasays:

    I would never be able to afford this. It would be an incredible win to win this! aaaaahhhh!

  35. Would love some gear to make my outdoor experience awesome. Thanks for the opportunity to possibly win this amazing package.


  37. Ed Jaroszsays:

    Backpacking is the best form of social distancing.

  38. Kelsey Hamillsays:

    Thank you for this amazing opportunity!! Fingers crossed!!

  39. Kelly Carlesonsays:

    What an amazing giveaway!! So many cool products.

  40. Mark Buckallewsays:

    Amazing stuff I would definitely use but can’t afford of course! Thanks for the win some new gear…. mine is completely worn out!!!

  41. Gsays:

    Hey all at OV. Love my Aerie 20. That 2nd place Storm over quilt would be a great addition to my kit. Thanks to your team for all the thoughtful designs and dedication to out door recreation and preserving the Earth’s natural resource for everyones use. Keep on hanging

    Warmest Regards

  42. Mercedes Apontesays:

    I’m having trouble registering for this opportunity.

    1. Daniel Zweiersays:

      Hi Mercedes,

      Sorry to hear that. Please reach out to [email protected] for assistance.

  43. Denny W. Barnhartsays:


  44. Ky Hafensays:

    Great stuff I wish I could afford most of the stuff. I would love to have the stuff my pack.

  45. Daxsays:

    A wonderful thing, good luck everyone!

  46. scott nealsays:

    Thank you for joining Outdoor Vials on this fantastic giveaway. Wouldn’t be able to use it this year because I just had one knee replaced, and the second one is 2 months away. Best of luck to everyone, and God bless

  47. Linda Bacasays:

    Thank you Backpacker. Com. I love all your gear !

  48. Jim Matthewssays:

    Thanks again for the opportunity to win some awesome gear

  49. Dan McCluresays:

    thanks for the opportunity to win great gear, good luck everyone.

  50. Maryellen Weinbergsays:

    Thank you for the opportunity to win this awesome gear!!

  51. Daisysays:

    So many places to visit with this great selection of gear and advice from Backpacker!

  52. Rosemarysays:


  53. Back thanks for the chance to win, like most people could do with some luck with Covn19 making me lose my job. So giving me the chance to win and possibly get some great outdoor equipment to go camping and enjoying the great outdoors.

  54. Megan Martinsays:

    I am planning my first ever week-long antelope hunt in Montana. This giveaway would be perfect to get me started!

  55. Kathryn Mackeysays:

    This is cool I would love to win this.

  56. Diane Solomonsays:

    What an awesome way to motivate one during the pandemic. Looking forward to more opportunities to be able to get back into the out of doors.

  57. thomas rusinaksays:

    I am backpackless at the moment!

  58. Great Prize! I would LOVE to win!!!!!!!!!!!!

  59. Thelma Rodriguezsays:

    An absolutely fabulous way to get away from it all & deal with this pandemic in a constructive.

  60. David Colesays:

    Lovin’ it!

  61. Willie Sapp Jrsays:

    Need a break!!!!

  62. clydia defreesesays:

    I’m not on Instagram. And I couldn’t read the backpackers writing in dark blue. Sorry.

    1. Daniel Zweiersays:

      Hi Clydia,

      That’s OK, you can enter without IG. Apologies about the writing in dark blue, we’re working to get that resolved!

  63. Carlsays:

    Great package

  64. carolsays:


  65. Susan Kerlinsays:

    Would be great to win!

  66. rosemarysays:

    love the outdoors

  67. Michael Durlandsays:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win some gear I can share with my scouts.

  68. George Costanzasays:

    So y’all going to announce the winners anytime soon?

    1. Daniel Zweiersays:

      Hi George,

      Yes, we just confirmed the winners! We’ll include information about them in our next weekly email, and they are listed here. Thanks for participating and good luck on the next one!

  69. Chuck Ardizzonesays:

    Thanks for the chance to win some awesome gear.

  70. Chuck Ardizzonesays:

    Thanks for the chance to win some awesome gear I could use it during my Alaska adventures

  71. Denise Birdsongsays:

    This is a great giveaway! My whole family has just been getting into hiking. We moved to Utah and it is so peaceful and beautiful.

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