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.

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Daniel Zweier

Daniel Zweier is Editor-in-Chief of Beyond orchestrating the daily flow of, Daniel writes surrealistic short fiction and novels, adventures into the backcountry and abroad, surfs, reads, drinks tea, and obsesses over gear. A lot of gear. Visit his website if you want to learn more about his authorial pursuits.

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

    1. 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

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

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

      1. 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.

  2. 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!

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

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

  14. 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!

  15. 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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