Shoulder the Cold Giveaway! $3600+ in Prizes

We have partnered with eight incredible brands to give you first-class gear for all your shoulder season backpacking.

Win over $3,600 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 September 16 to September 23.

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Prizes

First Place

Mammut Lithium Crest 50 + 7

Mammut Trion Nordwand 20

Mammut Masao Light Hardshell

Mammut Runbold Pants

Mammut Broad Peak Light Down Jacket

NEMO Tensor Alpine

MPOWERD Luci Explore

MPOWERD Luci Pro 2.0 Mobile Charging

MPOWERD Luci Pro Lux Mobile Charging

Ursack Allmitey

Ursack Opsak

Klean Kanteen Insulated Tumbler 16 oz

Klean Kanteen Insulated Classic 20 oz

Klean Kanteen Insulated TK Wide 16 oz

Astral TR1 Series

Good to Go 6 2P Meal Pack

Sockwell Gift Card

Backpackers.com Adventure Badge Stickers (2 of your choice!)

Second Place

Mammut Lithium Crest 50 + 7

Mammut Trion Nordwand 20

Mammut Masao Light Hardshell

Mammut Runbold Pants

Mammut Broad Peak Light Down Jacket

MPOWERD Luci Pro 2.0 Mobile Charging

MPOWERD Luci Pro Lux Mobile Charging

Ursack Major

Ursack Opsak

Klean Kanteen Insulated Tumbler 16 oz.

Klean Kanteen Insulated Classic 20oz

Klean Kanteen Insulated TK Wide 16oz

Astral TR1 Series

NEMO Fillo

Good to Go 6 2P Meal Pack

Sockwell Gift Card

Backpackers.com Adventure Badge Stickers (2 of your choice!)

Giveaway Products!

Mammut Lithium Crest 50 + 7

The Mammut Lithium Crest is a classic backpacking pack for long hikes with medium-weight loads. It has 50 liters of usable space, that can expand to an extra 7 liters, providing just enough for most backpacking kits. Access your sleeping bag via the bottom compartment, store on-hand items in the large fitted front pocket, and adjust the torso length to fit your body!

Mammut Trion Nordwand 20

The Mammut Trion Nordwand 20 is a versatile mountaineering pack that can double duty as a base camp pack, ski tours, or even around the city. It weighs just over a pound, has a removable T-Frame for climbing, and is made of extremely durable and lightweight Dyneema fabric.

Mammut Masao Light Hardshell

The Mammut Masao Light is more than a rain jacket. It has a helmet-compatible hood, pockets that can be accessed while wearing a pack, and articulated fit for maximum movement. The DWR is PFC-free and the jacket is a 3-layer shell, excellent for breathability and waterproofing.

Mammut Runbold Pants

The Mammut Runbold pants are all about hiking. They use a tear-resistant nylon material with stretch for freedom of movement and protection on the trail. They use miDori, a material that’s bluesign approved and very quick-drying, and comes with a UPF rating of 50+. There are four pockets and belt loops, all in a 10 ounce package.

Mammut Broad Peak Light Down Jacket

The Mammut Broad Peak Light is a high-end, super light down jacket. Its materials are premium and bluesign approved, including 850-fill down that’s certified by RDS, a Pertex Quantum shell, and YKK Vislon zippers. The jacket weighs just eight ounces and packs down into itself.

NEMO Tensor Alpine

The NEMO Tensor Alpine is a lightweight pad built for mountaineering. It uses NEMO’s Tensor design (which we have awarded), which is a 3-inch high pad that uses a quilted design for comfort and stability. It has a flat valve, uses 20D fabric, and has three layers of metalized film which ups the temperature rating significantly. As this is a mountaineering-specific pad, it weighs a bit more at one pound, 12 ounces, but will keep you warm in negative 15 degrees.

NEMO Fillo

The NEMO Fillo is a classic backpacking pillow that uses a combination of foam and air to create a comfy, adjustable head rest. It has a super soft microsuede cover (that can be removed and washed), a solid twist and pull inflation valve, and packs down fairly small.

MPOWERD Luci Explore

The MPOWERD Luci Explore is a light, a charger, and a bluetooth speaker all in one. Control it with the app, and set custom colors and alarms. It’s not out yet, so this is an exclusive!

MPOWERD Luci Pro 2.0 Mobile Charging

The MPOWERD Luci Pro Outdoor 2.0 is an inflatable solar lantern with some serious upgraded features, including an output for charging your smartphone (or anything else, really). It features 150 lumens on its brightest setting, has a clear finish, weighs five ounces, has four modes and a battery indicator.

MPOWERD Luci Pro Lux Mobile Charging

The MPOWERD Luci Pro Lux is very similar to the Pro 2.0 above, but has a frosted finish and is not quite as bright, with 135 lumens. Otherwise it’s the same: an inflatable solar lantern with an output for charging your smartphone, a five ounce weight, has four modes, and a battery indicator.

Ursack Allmitey/Major

The Ursack Allmitey (pictured above) and Major are virtually puncture proof food containers that weigh under one pound. They are a fantastic alternative to traditional bear canisters, and can prevent both bears and critters from tearing through the bag to get your food.

Adding the Opsak odor bag (also included in the giveaway) helps to reduce any scent of the food, making this excellent protection in the wilderness.

Klean Kanteen Insulated Tumbler 16 oz

The Klean Kanteen Insulated Tumbler is a simple insulating cup for your hot or cold liquid. It comes with a Straw lid and color matched stainless steel silicon straw, which are all endlessly reusable. It keeps drinks hot for 4 hours, and iced for 20. A great addition to your camp setup, or keeping a cup of coffee hot for your drive to the trailhead!

Klean Kanteen Insulated Classic 20 oz

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The Klean Kanteen Insulated Classic is a 20 ounce water bottle that helped to launch the insulated, reusable trend of water bottles. It keeps drinks hot for 20 hours and iced for 50 hours, has a lid with a carabiner-friendly loop, and comes in a long, streamlined form factor. Great for keeping your drinks hot or cold on the trail or at camp.

Klean Kanteen Insulated TK Wide 16 oz

Klean Kanteen Insulated TK Wide 16oz

The Klean Kanteen Insulated TK Wide is a 16 ounce vessel that’s a combination of a water bottle and a coffee mug. It comes with a leak proof Cafe Cap, allowing you to sip, keep your liquid from spilling, and has a carrying/carabiner loop for easy storage. This keeps drinks hot for 14 hours and cold for 47 hours, an impressive feat!

Astral TR1 Merge

The Astral TR1 Merge are capable, quick-drying backpacking boots. They use the legendary Astral G Rubber outsoles, which perform equally in wet and dry environments. They weigh around 12 ounces, which is light for a full boot, have an EVA foam midsole with a Top Shank, and 5 mm lugs in the sole.

Good to Go 6 2P Meal Pack

Good to Go makes delicious dehydrated backpacking food — not freeze dried, as so much backpacking food is these days. Good to Go has a huge range of delicious flavors, including the above pictured Bibimbap, Thai Curry, and Herbed Mushroom Risotto. They have vegan and vegetarian options, and meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

In this giveaway they are offering up six 2-person meals of your choice per winner!

Sockwell Gift Card

Sockwell is a compression-based sock company, and they want you to feel well (get the name?!). The socks above, and those meant for the “active” lifestyle, have a graduated compression, seamless toe closure, and are made of a mix of merino wool, nylon, alpaca, and spandex.

Sockwell is offering two gift cards in this giveaway so you can get the sock of your choice!


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