Wilderness Backpacking Gear Giveaway

Ready to hit the trail? We have partnered with seven incredible brands to give you first-class gear for your wilderness backpacking kit. With over $650 in prizes, one super stoked winner will win eight pieces of gear to help tackle the backcountry.

What Do You Win?


Included items: Eddie Bauer EverTherm Hooded Down Jacket (Men’s or Women’s), NEMO Tensor 20R Sleeping Pad, Zpacks Ultralight Carbon Fiber Trekking Poles (2), Feathered Friends Geoduck Backpacking Pillow, Katadyn BeFree 1L, GSI Outdoors Microlite 500, SealLine Blocker 10L Dry Sack, and a SealLine BlockerLite 5L Dry Sack. Plus your own collection of sweet Backpackers.com stickers!

How Do You Enter?

Enter the Wilderness Backpacker Gear Giveaway with your email address. Earn additional entries by completing the questions and social media engagement below. Earn the most entries by sharing our giveaway with your friends and getting them to sign up.

Good luck, and see you out there.

Wilderness Backpacking Gear Giveaway

More Gear Details

Our Wilderness Backpacking Gift Guide features some of the gear in this giveaway — it’s an amazing kit of gear, and we know you’ll love it. We highlight the items featured in this giveaway below.

Eddie Bauer EverTherm Down Hooded Jacket — $279

Eddie Bauer EverTherm Down Hooded Jacket Wilderness Backpacking Gift Guide

Eddie Bauer’s new EverTherm Down Hooded Jacket packs more warmth in less packaging. ThinDown uses down in sheets, rather than plumes, which allows the jacket to have no baffles or quilting. This reduces cold spots! The EverTherm is designed to fit midlayers underneath and a rain shell over the top. It’s like wearing a big, cozy blanket in the wild without the cold spots found in traditional puffies.

An excellent gift for backpackers who want a down puffy without the bulk, those who don’t love the marshmallow puffer look, or those who love trying brand new gear.

Enter our giveaway to win an Eddie Bauer EverTherm Down Hooded Jacket.

NEMO Tensor 20R Sleeping Pad — $119.95

nemo tensor 20r sleeping pad stock 2017 Wilderness Backpacking Gift GuideNEMO’s Tensor 20R Sleeping Pad is one of lightest pads on the market, has three inches of plush comfort, and packs down to the size of a water bottle. It’s comfortable and packable — every backpacker’s dream, this sleeping pad won our Classic Pick award for the Wilderness Backpacker.

An excellent gift for the size or weight-obsessed Backpacker on your list, or anyone who needs one of those “new-fangled” air sleeping pads for backcountry adventures.

Enter our giveaway to win a NEMO Tensor 20R Sleeping Pad.

Zpacks Ultralight Carbon Fiber Trekking Poles — $99 for two

Zpacks Ultralight Carbon Fiber Trekking Poles Wilderness Backpacking Gift Guide

Zpacks Ultralight Carbon Fiber Trekking Poles are slim and ultralight, coming in at a 6.7 ounces per pole. Made from super-strong carbon fiber, these trekking poles won’t let you down. Adjustable in two points, you can amble up the hills and dales or take on the tallest peaks. This trusty sidekick will keep you steady all the way to the top. It works for Ultralight Backpackers as well as Wilderness Backpackers!

An excellent gift for anyone looking to backpack quickly and keep the weight down. Also great for those who complain of achy knees after a trip.

Enter our giveaway to win two Zpacks Ultralight Carbon Fiber Trekking Poles.

Feathered Friends Geoduck Travel Pillow — $45

Feathered Friends Geoduck Travel Pillow Wilderness Backpacking Gift Guide

Feathered Friends may have the “best travel pillow in the world” with the Geoduck Travel Pillow. Named after a burrowing clam, you’ll want to burrow into this fluffy slice of heaven. It’s compressible and stuffs into itself, making it super convenient to carry around. Your Backpacker will get great use of the Geoduck Travel Pillow in the backcountry, in the car, on a plane, and anywhere else you can think to trek.

An excellent gift for backpackers on the go in the wild and around the world.

Enter our giveaway to win a Feathered Friends Geoduck Travel Pillow.

Katadyn BeFree Water Filtration System 1L — $44.95

Katadyn BeFree Water Filtration System 1L Wilderness Backpacking Gift Guide

The Katadyn BeFree Water Filtration System 1L is a great companion for backpacking treks. Bacteria and protozoa are easily removed with the hollow fiber filter, and the flow rate on this is the fastest on the market. The filter and water bottle come together, and it’s uber light to boot! The Katadyn BeFree .6L won our Budget Pick award for the Day Hiker, and the larger form factor is ideal for wilderness backpacking. Give your Backpacker the gift of clean drinking water!

An excellent gift for the lover of quick and easy water filtration who also has a hankering for collapsible bottles.

Enter our giveaway to win a Katadyn BeFree Water Filtration System 1L.

GSI Outdoors Microlite 500 Flip — $25.95

GSI Outdoors Microlite 500 Flip Wilderness Backpacking Gift GuideThe GSI Outdoors Microlite 500 Flip is a handy insulated bottle that’s ready to hit the road. We love the 500 ml size (16 ounces) because it’s plenty to drink in the wilderness and only weighs 7.9 ounces for total insulation! It’s rare to find an insulated water bottle that works for backpacking, and this is it.

An excellent gift for the Wilderness Backpacker who wants piping hot (or cold) liquid on demand.

Enter our giveaway to win a GSI Outdoors Microlite 500 Flip.

SealLine Blocker and BlockerLite Dry Sacks — $14.95-$29.95

SealLine Blocker Dry Sack Wilderness Backpacking Gift Guide

SealLine’s collection of Blocker Dry Sacks come in three easy sizes for the adventurer on your list. All your gear stays dry and ready to use with welded seams, and the rectangular shape packs well. A little extra protection goes a long way towards a stress-free trip. The BlockerLite Dry Sacks are lighter and a little less durable.

An excellent gift for the Backpacker who worries more about rain and gear getting wet than anything else. Also great for those who love to keep gear organized and easy to pack.

Enter our giveaway to win a 10L SealLine Blocker Dry Sack and a 5L SealLine BlockerLite Dry Sack.


2 responses to “Wilderness Backpacking Gear Giveaway

  1. Travis Lavysays:

    Hello I love in Fort Wayne IN. I’ve been wanting to go backpacking for years but I have nobody to go with that has any equipment. I’m trying to save up some money to get my own equipment but it’s taking sometime. Unfortunately in the Midwest the hiking is kind of dull. I would like to hike the Appalation Trail and the PTC one of these days but I need to get some equipment and experience under my belt. I think I would be a great candidate for this give away because you would be giving to someone who is a backpacker at heart but hasn’t had the opportunity to get out to do any real backpacking. This equipment would make my year!

    1. Daniel Zweiersays:

      Hi Travis,

      Thanks for writing in. We’ll have another giveaway soon, make sure to enter!

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