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.

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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.

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

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

    1. 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

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

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

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

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

  5. 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. 🙂

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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!!

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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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.

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

  14. 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.

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

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

    1. Hi Clydia,

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

    1. 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!

  17. 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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