Winter Wonderland Giveaway! $2500+ in Prizes

We have partnered with nine incredible brands to give you first-class winter gear!

Win over $2500 in prizes! There will be two winners, First and Second Place. Enter with your email address, name, zip code, and age, 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 25 to March 4 2021.

Enter the Giveaway below, and while you wait to see if you won, check out some of our best outdoor guides.

Best Backpacking Backpacks

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New Year New Gear Giveaway Prizes

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First Place

686 $750 Gift Card

66° North Vatnajökull Powerfill Vest

Black Diamond Equipment Creek Transit 32 Pack

Cornbread Hemp $100 Gift Card

American Backcountry $100 Gift Card

Thrupack $100 Gift Card

Kula Cloth Kula Prize Bundle 1 (2 Cloths, 1 Hat) Adventure Badge Stickers (2 of your choice!)

Best Hiking Boots


Second Place

Survival Frog LifeShield® All-in-One Bug Out Bag + 6 Survival Kits

Cortazu Mountain Mid Layer Zip

Black Diamond Equipment Creek Transit 32 Pack

Cornbread Hemp $100 Gift Card

American Backcountry $100 Gift Card

Thrupack $100 Gift Card

Kula Cloth Kula Prize Bundle 1 (2 Cloths, 1 Hat) 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.


101 responses to “Winter Wonderland Giveaway! $2500+ in Prizes

  1. Tobin Hobbssays:

    Sweet giveaways, I have yet to win one but I would love to some day.

    1. ERIC JENSsays:

      Awesome stuff! I love it!

      1. I always do try to win survey and never win. I’ve been doing them for about 15 years now. I keep trying. Thanks.

    2. Irsan Zakariasays:

      I always try to get giveaway but never get it yet. I hope i get it from this survey

    3. I don’t ever remember having won anything in 64 years. So it would be really exciting to win one of your giveaways.

  2. shaffersays:

    i’ve literally never won a giveaway of any kind… but i’m looking forward to the emails

    1. Kristin Allan Tiptonsays:

      Does anyone actually win?

      1. Daniel Zweiersays:

        Hi Kristin,

        Yes, we list winners on this page as well as email everyone who entered the Giveaway to let them know who won and what they plan to do with the gear!

  3. Clarence Gregorysays:

    Nice giveaways

  4. Tom Emmettsays:

    Nice gear, great give away! Let’s all stay awhile longer.

  5. Alita Bowdersays:

    Way cool

  6. Maximiliano Ghisolfosays:

    I give you back half of the price to travel with the other half, wearing 686. Cheers!

    1. I need a gift to help me in the outdoors and to lift my spirits after all the losses associated with this virus and social issues. Please. Thank you. Stay safe…God bless you.

  7. Taylor Withamsays:

    I wanna win I never win anything, this might be the one.

  8. Sure would like to win !!

    1. Alyssasays:

      All of the things crossed

  9. Lisa Gurulesays:

    This would be great for the summer with the family.

  10. Josey Simondssays:

    Huge fan of 686 and have been reppin their gear for 15years plus! I’m a Bellingham/Baker local. Best snowboard gear out! Never have had a bad experience or anything but great things to say about their products and customer service.

  11. Your site has some great gear. Fingers crossed as I look forward to hopefully winning.

  12. Rob Nicholssays:

    I love giveaways like this. I’ve never won but I always dream how I would use the gear on the trail, camping, biking, kayaking, and being in the outdoors for days at a time. It would be amazing.

  13. Perseverance climbing the mountain of Life, and hopefully putting some new gear to the test!

  14. Sandra McHughsays:

    I never win anything this would be fantastic I ski about 4-5 days a week !!

  15. Karen R. Johnstonsays:

    I tend to obsess over gear as well. Always feel like I need one more thing…..or 10. Would love to win any of the prizes in this giveaway.

  16. Steven Tuckersays:

    Thanks for putting this on. Fun giveaway and I found some new stores.

  17. Joshua Solomonsays:

    A lot of amazing prizes from some absolutely awesome companies

  18. nice prizes hope to win

  19. when the SHTF I’ll be PREPARED

  20. Awesome giveaway

    Great website

  21. Anne Adamssays:


  22. Pamsays:

    A mover made off with our best gear years ago and we’ve yet to replace it. These keep us dreaming.

  23. Paul Millersays:

    Just bought a new RV and planning on lot of out door trips,

  24. Andy jonessays:

    Sounds good

  25. Great stuff. Keep it up!

  26. I don’t go on Instagram, but am participating as best I can. My daughter’s family and I love the outdoors and try to spend time together out there, even if it is the backyard or the pasture.

  27. On behalf of all the poor “hker trash” community, we thank you once again for giving away stellar prizes! Good luck everyone!

  28. michael ericksonsays:

    right on

  29. Your giveaways are always appreciated and definitely useful in most daily situations

  30. Frank Wodiuksays:

    I have climbed all of the 14, fourteeners in Colorado in my lifetime.

  31. This is such a great giveaway! Thanks for a shot at winning and good luck everyone! Cheers from Vancouver WA and stay safe and be good human beings!

  32. Jimmy Fieldssays:

    I was crushed between 2 forklifts and still trying to recover. Have to keep moving at my age or pain and stiffness will put me down for good.
    I refuse to relent, let’s move, camp, hunt, fish, outdoors is my element. Thank you for what you do.
    About to get a boat, live about half mile from Eagle Mountain Lake boat ramp. Just moved here, looking forward to take advantage of it

  33. I want to win!!!!Yeah!!!

  34. Great giveaways, good products, hope I next to win!

  35. Yes, I want to win!!!!!!!!!!!

  36. In it to WIN it! Thank You!

  37. Davesays:

    OK, iIm in!

  38. Ashersays:

    I am in!

  39. Do not expect to win more than minimal survival gear. Every bit helps though.

  40. KEN WALFORDsays:


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  42. danny briggssays:


  43. I would love to win, even 2nd place

  44. An outdoor activist delight for the WIN



  46. Kevin Simmonssays:

    Good luck to everyone who entered

  47. Valen Berniussays:

    very nice prizes

  48. Sounds Really great!

  49. kellysays:

    Do people really win these giveaways?

    1. Daniel Zweiersays:

      Yes, they do! We announce the winners in an email to everyone who entered, typically a week or so after the giveaway. We also list the winners by first name once it’s over.

  50. I like it outside for the beauty, the cleaner air, and the enjoyment of being one in nature and with God.

  51. This is a GREAT contest… the linking and liking part was tricky in that some of the linking AFTER liking did not go through until 2 or 3 or 4th etc… tries… STILL would like to win… nice products

  52. Chrissays:

    What great equipment! Like everyone else, of course, I’m hoping to WIN.

  53. Diane Solomonsays:

    Backpackers are awesome. Always enjoy the write ups on all the gear, also great sweepstakes opportunities, hoping to win replace alot of old worn out gear getting back into the out of doors.

  54. Austinsays:

    What a Giveaway! Great products to keep us motivated to continue exploring the great outdoors.

  55. Jordansays:

    Is this only for USA or is it worldwide?

    1. Daniel Zweiersays:

      Unfortunately it’s just USA at this time.

  56. Am I dreaming with high quality products that I would love winning. Been an outdoor lover since 1966. Would enjoy getting improved products to get outside and be warm but also looking good. Thanks to all the companies that are supporting this contest.

  57. David Fishersays:

    Very nice. Thanks.

  58. Julie Gsays:

    Great giveaway

  59. Juliesays:

    What a great contest ! Being outside in the wilderness is frequently synonymous of passing time with friends and in this pendemic situation is the best way to keep it going ! This contest just arrive at the good time and especially cause all the good gear is sometimes expensive.
    Wish i will be able to find new favorite stuff and brand !! 🙂

  60. Sarah K.says:

    Awesome website!

  61. Tim Hsays:

    Would love to win something since losing my job to covid layoffs. Looking forward to a beautiful and positive 2021 spring!

  62. Dreams are made of these high quality products that only come on a wish list. Now, when I win I can enjoy outdoors activities throughout the year with so many adventures to look forward to. Thanks to all the companies and outfitters supplying their products to make nature the magic it is. Thanks so much.

  63. Thomas Tannersays:

    Any of these would be wonderful!

  64. Vanessa Nicolasays:


  65. Don Bancroftsays:

    I did all the things for bonus entries but I can’t see if I got the 45 entries for my friend entering and he said he couldn’t tell if his entry was accepted until he got an email saying it was successful.

    1. Daniel Zweiersays:

      Hi Don,

      Thanks for inquiring. Please email us at [email protected] and we’ll look into this! In your email to us please include the name and email address that you entered with.

      Thank you!

  66. Thank you. I am a winter hiker and camper. New gear will be great.

  67. Eva Macksays:

    let’s go places

  68. jennifer Greensays:

    I would love to win! My family and I love the outdoors and new gear would be a great incentive to keep getting out there!

  69. Mary Meadowssays:

    Thanks for the wonderful opportunity!

  70. Lot’s of cool stuff! What ever I don’t use, I’m sure one of my three sons will use. If I WIN!!!! Thanks

  71. I am hopeful to win. I like or use most of theses.

  72. sharon shafransays:

    my family would love this

  73. Jennifersays:

    Wow. Would be nice to getaway camping with some great gear! Us old fogies need to get out more 🙂

  74. susan dubesays:

    just completed the form. i hope for the best.

  75. susan dubesays:

    just entered for the first time. hope it works. would love to win something to brighten up the day

  76. Awesome Contest, Thank You For The Chance.

  77. Larry Brenizesays:

    Just getting ready to retire. Would be great to field test this gear.


    Thanks for the reminder to enter the wonderland giveaway. I’m an avid photographer and writer and love to hike, be out in wild and urban places to canoe and kayak, hike, snowshoe, take photos, camp, and stare at the night skies…forests, deserts, ocean beaches, Haleakala and other volcanic wonders all appeal…I have been an avid outdoor creature all my life and would be delighted to continue my journeys with some new and updated equipment.

    As a writer and editor, I have a keen eye for typos and missing words on all kinds of documents online, in zines, books, and even in my own writing.
    I found a typo in your sweepstakes entry that you may want to correct for future sweepstakes, etc.
    My small gift to you and your copy editor to keep egg off your face!

    Here is the typo: Skier + Snowboarded Correction:
    I believe it should read: Skier + Snowboarder

    Best of health, safety, grace and joy in supporting everyone, no matter what their age, to take the time to spend time outdoors in nature, however they can manage it, each and every day of their lives. That’s what makes people care about the environment and live their lives honoring what we blessed with in this planet.

    Patricia Simon

    1. Daniel Zweiersays:

      Thanks Patricia!

  79. Jennifer Shirahsays:

    What an awesome opportunity to score gear for an outdoor adventure.

  80. Talk about great Prizes, Best Givaway Ever, Thank You…………….

  81. Glena Gonsersays:

    I would love to win this.

  82. What a great opportunity!

  83. nice to win great items winter wonderland for me and my family

  84. Can’t wait for a vacation!

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