Win a Hoboroll by GobiGear *Updated*

Jack and his Hoboroll

Not too long ago my son reviewed one of the coolest pieces of travel and camping gear that I’ve seen in a long time – the Hoboroll by GobiGear. My son loved it so much that after reviewing it he decided he was going to keep it for himself and it became his go-to pack […]

Montane Minimus Rain Jacket Winner Announced

Montane minimus ultralight rain jacket giveaway

Thank you to everyone that participated in the Montane Minimus ultralight rain jacket giveaway. There were over 1,500 entries via Rafflecopter and lots of shares of the giveaway announcement via my Facebook page. I’ve consolidated all of the eligible entries, and selected a winner using So without further ado, the winner of a brand new […]

Win a Montane Minimus Ultralight Rain Shell

Win a Montane Minimus UL rain jacket

My amazing friends at Sport Hansa have very graciously offered to provide a brand new Montane Minimus Ultralight Rain Shell ($200 value) as a giveaway prize to the readers of Brian’s Backpacking Blog. If you’re not familiar with the Montane Minimus, check out my recent review – spoiler alert, it’s an amazing jacket! Maximum Tech […]

Gossamer Gear / PROBAR Giveaway Winner!

probar giveaway announcement

Wow! This giveaway had more entires than any other previous giveaway that I have run on my blog, I guess not everyone got exactly what they wanted from Santa this Christmas. Just a few quick stats: 1,441 entries, 774 comments, 94 re-tweets – you guys are awesome. As you can see from the graphic above, […]

Gossamer Gear Kumo & PROBAR Giveaway


As many of you know I am a big PROBAR fan thanks to my friend, unofficial PROBAR ambassador and founder of Gossamer Gear, Glen Van Peski. Glen turned me on to PROBAR shortly after reading my various blog posts chronicling my quest for a tasty and nutritional snack bar for backpacking. Glen was sure I’d love PROBAR […]

Winners: Flat Cat Gear Cookset Giveaway!

The official weight of the entire Flat Cat Gear Snow Leopard Cookset including the Snow Peak Hybrid cook system, was 257.6 grams according to my digital scale. Based on all of the entries that were submitted I’ve selected the two closes guesses. So without further delay the winners are… In 1st place and the winner of […]

Flat Cat Gear Snow Leopard Cookset Giveaway


The ultimate ultralight alcohol stove set giveaway. The one that so many of you have been nagging me for ever since my review of this cooking system over a year ago. Up for grabs is an ultralight  cookset combination put together especially for the readers of Brian’s Backpacking Blog. Jon Fong, the founder of Flat […]

Altitude Adapt | Gear Testers Announced

I’d like to thank everyone who took the time to leave a detailed comment on the Altitude Adapt Gear Tester post in order to be entered as part of the product testing and giveaway. There weren’t as many responses as I had hoped for, but the criteria to be eligible may have been a factor […]

Share Your Photos, Win CLIF Bar Goodies

You may have heard the buzz around CLIF Bar’s Meet the Moment, a celebration of athletic adventures and the places they happen. Whether it’s action, adventure or the thrill of the chase, CLIF Bar wants people to share how they met their Moment by uploading inspiring photos and stories. In turn, CLIF will donate $5 […]

National Trail Mix Day | Snack Giveaway!

Did you know that August 31st is Nation Trail Mix Day? Nope, me neither but it’s been around for several years. This holiday is all about enjoying the fun, delicious snack that has been popular with hikers and backpackers for years. If you’ve never had this healthy snack, let August 31st be the day you learn […]