The 2016 Outdoor Gear Giveaway

It’s become a bit of a site tradition for me to host a holiday giveaway, and this year is no different. But I like to shake it up and  I figured 2016 was the year to GO BIG. And trust me y’all: when I say BIG, I mean BIG. One person is going to walk away with over $1300 in outdoor gear and apparel!

I realize that many of you may just skip straight to the bottom of this post, and that’s quite alright. But for those of you sticking around to read the rest, I want to tell you this: thank you so much for your continued support and loyalty over the past bazillion years of this little site. There are many reader names that I recognize from years of comments and some of you have been with me for the long haul. I understand that the internet is a large place and there are plenty of places you can go to for outdoor adventure stories. I’m honored and humbled that you choose to hang out here with me.

Here’s to another year filled with powder days, dusty trails, and starry evenings in tents. I hope you come along for the ride!


Oh! And as for the giveaway?! The below items are going to be included in one RATHER LARGE prize package for one extra lucky reader. Keep reading for details on the items; options for entering are included at the bottom of the post. As always, I’d like to extend a big hug and high five to the brands who donated items. Obviously, I couldn’t do it without you!

{Items listed in alphabetical order}

Alpine Start Coffee


If you’re anything like me, coffee is a critical item for backcountry adventures. I simply don’t wake up without my morning cup o’ java! Sure, you can pack in a French Press but it’s kind of a pain {not to mention a waste of backpack space.} Instant coffee has always been my go-to choice but until recently, options were *very* limited. That is, until Alpine Start Coffee hit the scene!

Founded by a friend {Alex Hanifin} and pro climber Matt Segal, Alpine Start coffee is my jam. I was lucky enough to receive some samples awhile back and those tiny, caffeine-filled packets quickly became a staple in my backcountry kit. The flavor is rich in these Italian beans, and while I don’t quite understand how they made instant coffee taste so damn good, I’m not complaining. Rather, I’m counting my lucky blessings sine I can enjoy the good stuff while basking in the early sunrays of Mother Nature.

{Oh, and Will says thanks to Alpine Start too….happy wife, happy life!}

Arc’Teryx Proton LT Hoody {Featuring Climashield}

Seriously, you guys need this jacket in your life!


The Proton LT Hoody is honest-to-goodness one of the most versatile pieces I own. It features Climashield insulation to keep you cozy while backcountry skiing or tromping around the mountains. But along with the thermal factor is the crazy-awesome breathability. If you are into high-cardio winter activities like snowshoeing, backcountry skiing, or even hiking, this is a fantastic piece for your quiver. {Added bonus: it can take a beating which is an essential component for any piece of gear in my life!}

In a word: fan-freaking-tastic.

BUFF Hat, Neckwarmer, & National Park Neck Gaiter

BUFF makes products that, in my opinion, fly under the radar. You don’t realize how awesome they are since they aren’t the flashiest, but before you realize what is happening, you’re packing those items into your backpack for every.single.trip.


Truly, I’m pretty positive I throw in a BUFF neck gaiter on every outdoor adventure, regardless of whether it’s winter or summer. For ski season, I pack in a warm neck bandana {complete with a skull design!} and in the summer, I always have a UV-protective neck gaiter to keep Colorado’s hot sunshine off the back of my neck. In a pinch, these gaiters can do double duty as practically anything, so they’re incredibly versatile to have around.

Of course, BUFF carries more than just neck gaiter and I’m psyched that they have donated a smattering of items for you to get a feel for their product line. {Trust me: you’re going to fall in love with the toasty-warm Margo hat!}

Cotopaxi Dopp Kit & Kilimanjaro Backpack


Cotopaxi’s motto is “Gear for Good” and they do a great job of incorporating both sustainability and positive social impact into their products. Each item has a backstory, too. For example, let’s take a look at the Del Dia Dopp Kit. Del Dia means “of the day” in Spanish and that’s exactly what this dopp kit is. Each particular kit is made from repurposed materials and the sewer has creative control over the design. This means that each dopp kit is different depending on the design direction that sewer chose to go with on that particular day. How cool is that?!


For more information on Cotopaxi’s mission and how their brand funds solutions to help those living in extreme poverty, click here.

currexSOLE Insoles

If you’re like me, you likely use insoles for just about every pair of active shoes you have. I have specific ones for my ski boots and my running shoes and my CrossFit shoes. In fact, I’m willing to bet if I lined up all my insoles on the floor, they would easily trace around our kitchen!


currexSole is one such company that makes insoles for the active person. Every sport challenges our body in a different way and it’s not a bad idea to have an insole that provides support where you need it for each particular activity. For example, I pronate like crazy so when combined with my extra-flat feet, I typically use insoles for running to relieve ankle stress. It’s been quite amazing to see the difference since I started running with insoles– all my ankle aches and pains disappeared.

Heat Factory Hand Warmers

I seriously, seriously would not survive winter without hand warmers. Did I mention how serious I am?


I’m naturally a cold person. I also have a common ailment known as Reynaud Syndrome where blood flow is reduced to spasm arteries {especially in my fingers.} It happens all the dang time and it’s pretty normal to look at my hands and see chalk-white fingers with a red palm. It’s extra bizarre when it happens during the dead heat of summer. It can be 95-degrees outside but if you park me next to an air conditioner, my hands turn blue and my fingers go numb!

That said, I almost always have Heat Factory hand warmers in my mittens while skiing or winter camping. It’s not even something I think about anymore, and Will always includes at least a dozen in my stocking at Christmas every year. I’m not willing to give up my beloved winter activities, so this is my chosen workaround. I love these things: you just open the package, shake ’em around for a second, and put them inside your mittens. Voila! Toasty-warm hands no matter the conditions.

Krimson Klover Sweater

This Boulder-based brand has my heart: not only are they passionate about sweaters, but they are also female owned-and-operated. {And, of course, local!} While I do spend a lot of time on this site talking about outdoor playtime and the items that go along with that, I actually wear “normal” clothes for the majority of my week. Krimson Klover’s products fall into the latter category.


Krimson Klover specializes in quality sweaters with yarn sourced from all over the world. As an ambassador for them, I have a few pieces, including the Moxie Hand Painted Base Layer. Once I saw the sassy moose on the front of the top, I immediately fell in love! Of course, they make more sweaters than base layers, and I’ve been wearing the living daylights out of my Bundled Cable Vest. It’s SO DARN WARM!

Added Bonus: If you want to purchase a Krimson Klover sweater as a holiday gift, use the code KKBALOGH for a 30% discount through the end of 2016.

Leatherman Signal Multitool

Leatherman is a brand that likely needs no introduction. In fact, my Leatherman multitool has been a staple in my outdoor quiver since early 2001– and it’s still going strong!


These multitools are a must-have to ensure wilderness preparation. Not only does the new Signal multitool have all the usual items {think: pliers, wire cutters, knife, can openers, bottle opener, wrench, carabiner} but it also comes with a few added niceties like a diamond-coated sharpener, a fire-starting ferro rod, and an emergency whistle.

Fun story: Will and I just finished building the fence to our new backyard and we needed wire cutters to trim down the pet mesh. We quickly realized we don’t own any since DIY home projects aren’t really our thing. But fortunately, we do have a Leatherman! We ended up using the wire cutters on my original Wave to do the entire thing. How’s that for double duty?!

LEDLenser Neo Headlamp

If you play outside, you are going to need a headlamp at some point. Whether it’s traipsing around camp after dark, finding your way down a mountainside during a post-dusk trail run, or heading uphill for a pre-dawn summit, headlamps are a critical component in any gear kit.


The LEDLenser Neo headlamp is just what the doctor ordered. Not only is it bright {90 lumens with a 150-degree wide beam}, but it’s incredibly lightweight. The entire headlamp only weighs 1.9 ounces which makes it perfect for trail running or even summit bids. We’ve all had those days on trail when you are sure you will make it back after dark…but then don’t. With a headlamp that weighs less than two ounces, inclusion in your backpack is a no-brainer.

Did I mention it comes in various colors like pink, yellow or green?!

Mountain Hardwear Stretch Down Puffy

There is a good chance you’ve heard of this little company called Mountain Hardwear…. am I right?!


New for Fall 2016, the StretchDown jacket is quite the innovation. It’s the first-of-its kind puffy jacket that uses stretchy materials and welded seams for an insulated jacket that actually moves with your body. These welded seams expand with movement, creating a jacket that is more comfortable and flexible when compared to other puffies on the market. I mean, think about that for a minute: a puffy jacket that doesn’t have a single stitch. Welcome to the future, my friends!

I’ve owned this jacket for almost a year and it really does move. You can pull on the fabric and actually see it stretching. While it’s too warm for cardio activities, it’s been a favorite on camping trips and overnight excursions. The 750-fill down is toasty warm!

tasc Performance Workout Apparel

I first heard about tasc Performance a few years ago and was intrigued by the concept. Rather than using polyester in their workout apparel, they opted for fabrics sourced from Moso timber bamboo. While the original iteration didn’t work out as well as hoped, it did give tasc Performance some ideas on how to move forward with bamboo. They spent two years developing a new process and the result is BamCo, the materials used today.


The bamboo is certified organic and is responsibly managed and sourced from China {certified via the Forest Stewardship Council.} Bamboo rejuvenates quickly too, without the use of pesticide or even water. I’ve been wearing a pair of the capris for the past few months and while I was skeptical at first, I’ve grown to love them. They’re cute, functional, and odor resistant– everything I look for in workout apparel.

What Will You Win?

One reader is going to win the following in a single massive prize package:

**Five boxes of Alpine Start Coffee

**One Arc’Teryx Proton LT Hoody {men or women}

**One BUFF Knit Neckwarmer {Margo Orange}

**One BUFF Yosemite National Park Neck Gaiter

**One BUFF Margo Knit Hat {Margo Orange}

**One Cotopaxi Del Dia Dopp Kit

**One Cotopaxi Kilimanjaro 20L Backpack

**One currexSOLE insole {choice of running, hiking, skiing, or cycling}

**One Heat Factory Holiday Big Pack

**One Krimson Klover sweater {choice of Moxie base layer, Banded Base Layer top, Bundled Cable Vest, Tracing Circles Sweater, or Stacks Cashmere Turtleneck}

**One Leatherman Signal Multitool

**One LEDLenser Neo Headlamp

**One Mountain Hardwear StretchDown Puffy {men or women}

**One tasc Performance outfit of your choice {top and bottom}

How do you win? Check out the Rafflecopter widget below. Giveaway ends at 12am on Friday, December 9. Good luck!

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  • Reply Ashley C at

    Amazing giveaway package!

    • Reply Ashley C at

      Love the multi-tool, there is always something to fix while out-and-about.

    • Reply Katie at

      Amazing giveaway! You give all us “Colorado gals” a platform!

    • Reply Susan Strayer at

      I know. I really want the Mountain Hardwear coat.

    • Reply Court at

      Daaaaaaang this package is awesome — and would go so far to help support my research in the Andes!!! So psyched on all the warm gear — and that buff hat 👌👌👌
      Thanks for making this happen!

  • Reply Whitney Vestal at

    The Arc’Teryx Proton LT Hoody would be so awesome to win! I don’t own a really high quality winter jacket!

  • Reply Buddy Baum at

    Great idea, and thanks for the giveaway opportunity! If I won, I’d be most excited about the Arc’Teryx Proton LT Hoody {Featuring Climashield}, or the Mountain Hardwear Stretch Down Puffy, because, well…you can never have too many jackets!

  • Reply Kassondra Cloos at

    This is awesome, Heather! Love that KK moose baselayer in particular. Thanks for hosting this! 🙂

    • Reply Cassie at

      I also love the moose base layer! So many great finds here 🙂

  • Reply Carly Domingues at

    Coffee, always coffee! Would be awesome for camping next summer!
    Also the heat packs – as an always cold Canadian, I definitely could use those!

  • Reply Brenna at

    That Puffy looks so snugly and warm!

  • Reply Paul Osborn at

    The Arc’terytx hoody! It’s already 8 below outside!

  • Reply Megan Siegel at

    While the Cotopaxi Dopp Kit is super cool looking, anything that will keep me warm is what would make me the most excited to win. Like you, I am alllwaayyyssss cold!! That Arc’Teryx jacket is niccee. Drool. Everything.

  • Reply Lindsey Sidener at

    Arc’Teryx Proton LT Hoody FTW! Also that moose shirt by Krimson Klover is bomb – one of my girlfriends is an intern there.

  • Reply Sierra Richter at

    This haul looks amazing! I know I could use it all

  • Reply Kate at

    Always looking for more workout gear, and haven’t tried anything from TASC yet, so that is what I’d look forward to the most. My husband would be excited to try some new coffee options for the trail!

  • Reply Jillian Bejtlich at

    I need all these things in my life, especially since I *finally* got a splitboard and that means LOTS of backcountry adventures. 🙂

    Even if I don’t win, that Buff hat is looking really good. Hmm. Might have to get it anyways!

  • Reply Art at

    I’m most excited for the multi-tool!

  • Reply Julie Vernon at

    Love your blog. I think I have read every post all the way back to your bike trip! Can’t wait till your book comes out. I think I would love the mountain hardware puffy the most. I am never without a puffy but my current ones have thousands of days of wear on them. And it’s stretchy!!!!!

  • Reply Hatie at

    The Krimson Klover shirt is GORGESOUS!! These are all great products 🙂

    • Reply Hatie at

      *Gorgeous – excitement got the best of me.

  • Reply Conni at

    Any of it! But a Leatherman would be super handy!

  • Reply Alisa Santiesteban at

    So excited for the Arc’Teryx Proton LT Hoody! Boom!

  • Reply Rachael Ryan at

    Amazing! You had me at coffee… Definitely going to try it out, because let’s face it: no adventure is complete without a hot, caffeinated start!

  • Reply Renee C. at

    The Mountain Hardwear Stretch Down Puffy is very exciting to me. I am in need of a new jacket and the color of the one in the picture is delightful!

  • Reply lindsay at

    The Proton LT hoody. I was snowshoeing yesterday and debated about grabbing my long OR puffy, but didn’t . It would have been nice to have the extra length for sitting on in the snow.

  • Reply Tara at

    Holy Moly – that’s some sweet gear! I have to admit that I’ve neglected my gear for a long time. I think I’ve been using most of my stuff for 20+ years. I need an overhaul and winning this would make my whole year!

  • Reply Anne Rusk at

    I don’t think I could choose which I am more excited about! What makes this giveaway so awesome is that each item is unique and useful. There isn’t anything I saw that I couldn’t use ASAP! (For a Monday morning, that goes double for the coffee).

  • Reply Tanya at

    Fingers and toes crossed, hair braided, holding my rabbit’s foot for good luck!

  • Reply Aaron at

    I am most excited about the Mountain Hardwear Stretch Down Puffy because I do not have a socially acceptable winter coat.

  • Reply Katie @k8tlevy at

    This package is AMAZING! I’d love to try the coffee, honestly, and I’m always looking for well-fitting baselayers! Thanks for doing this, Heather!

  • Reply Kristen at

    I would love to win anything from BUFF or the Cotopaxi Kilimanjaro 20L Backpack! Ah, the adventures it would help with…. But also, that coffee….

  • Reply rae at

    I absolutely love all these products and would be amazingly enthused to win this giveaway. I have been wearing the same down jacket and outer coat for the past 15 years!

  • Reply rae at

    I would love to win this giveaway!

  • Reply Shawnté Salabert at

    Ahhhh….this is so amazing!!! I would be so exceptionally stoked to win the Arc’Teryx Proton LT Hoody, because I don’t have a proper “winter” jacket, and I’m hoping that 2017 is the year I get out and make some more winter mountain dreams come true!

  • Reply Rachael at

    It’s all AMAZING! I am SUPER thrilled about the Arc’Teryx Proton LT Hoody and the Krimson Klover sweater. Both would be key for my first winter in Colorado! Thanks for putting this fabulous giveaway together!

  • Reply Erin at

    Awesome stuff! The Mountain Hardwear StretchDown Puffy would probably be my favorite item as I’m always cold/would love another jacket in my lineup. 🙂

  • Reply Lynn @ The Not Dead Yet Blog at

    Dying for that Mountain Hardwear puffy!

  • Reply Hayley hahn at

    Hi met you on women outdoors on fb. I would love and use everything but if I picked one it would be the Cotopaxi backpack. I’ve seen these and would love to own one!!!

  • Reply Sabrina at

    That sweater looks awesome!! The whole package is amazing! Wow!!

  • Reply Jen K at

    What an incredible package! Would be fun to try it all out!

  • Reply eric eagan at

    Yessssssssssssss and the shoulders

  • Reply Alyssa at

    So many brands I’d love to try!

  • Reply Jenny at

    Those jackets look like an “always freezing” gals best friend! Thanks for being an inspiration!

  • Reply Kimberly Ciesla at

    While all of the above are amazing and would definitely be put to good use. I absoltely Love! Love! and am most excited about the Krimson Klover Sweater! Perfect for any outdoorsy woman and yet so very beautifully and artistically crafted. (I am an artist at heart <3 ) Love the designs, colors and patterns. I mean an outdoorsy girl loves to be pretty too, right? Great giveaway, thanks for the chance! HAPPY HOLIDAYS from our family to yours.

  • Reply Elle at

    As some one who also deals with Reynauds and lives in Colorado I would love to win the warm warm jacket and the hand warmers! Those would really make a difference in winter here in Colorado!

  • Reply Katie at

    This is one of the best holiday giveaways I’ve seen! Great brands and great products. I’ve only been reading your blog for about a year, but it’s one of my favorites. I love reading about the outdoors and outdoor adventures from fellow outdoorswomen!

  • Reply Casandra at

    I love the Krimson Klover Sweater!

  • Reply Sara at

    That Arc’Teryx jacket looks amazing!

  • Reply Amanda | Chasing My Sunshine at

    I always love your giveaway posts! I am LOVING all the sweaters and hoodies. They would definitely help in my quest to embrace winter. 😊

  • Reply Maggie at

    Wow – what a great giveaway Heather! I love following along on your adventures 🙂

  • Reply Mary Beth Richardson at

    You had me at coffee …. but seriously – all of these items are amazing! I live in Michigan where it’s cold and lake effect snow is no joke! So the terms “cozy and warm” are eyebrow perkers, because the hubs races mountain bikes in the winter and the pup and I are addicted to cheering for him….outside….in the sub zero temps …. in the obscenely deep snow …. for hours at a time. It’s a blast! 🙂

  • Reply Kelsey at

    I just signed up for an alpine climbing class this winter and this stuff would come in super handy!

  • Reply Kate at

    I have been wanting that Arc’Teryx jacket for a while!

  • Reply Nicholas at

    Wow. Mmmmmm, that Leatherman…..

  • Reply Kelly at

    The jackets look awesome! I’m always cold and need more layers! 🙂

  • Reply Amy Box at

    Holy workout gear batman!

  • Reply Aleya Littleton at

    Warm stuff! Just in time for ice climbing!

  • Reply Kelsie at

    Most excited for is a tie between the Cotopaxi gear (how can you not love their mission?!) and the Arc’Teryx hoody since I have a tendency to latch onto pieces of gear and use them for everything, the versatility is super appealing!

  • Reply Renee B. at

    The down jacket looks amazing and would be great for the cold WI winters.

  • Reply Allison C. at

    This is an amazing giveaway! My husband and I recently moved to Colorado, so anything that assists us in our outdoor adventuring is wonderful. I’m most excited about all of the winter gear–the Buff hat, the jackets, the ski sweater, and the headlamp. Each of these things would be useful in their own way as I navigate winter trails and, hopefully, the ski slopes!

  • Reply Debra at

    I would be most excited to win the sweater so I can stay warm this winter!

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  • Reply Julianna at

    that coffee sounds amazing and i am in desperate need of a new jacket!

  • Reply Kristine B at

    I’m not sure I can pick just one that I’d love to win. Sooo… hmmm…. the Buff. I have one and really, I’m not sure I’ll be able to hold back ordering more. I can’t believe I just recently found them!

  • Reply Kari at

    Impressive package. I think the moose shirt is so cute and different than any active wear I have ever seen!

  • Reply Jennifer Simmons at

    Oh man what a lovely giveaway!!
    I’m most excited about the Krimson klover sweater and the mountain hardware puffy jacket 😱😍

  • Reply NejaFP at

    Thanks for sharing all your great stories with us and being such an inspiration! I have enjoyed in every single one of them! 🙂

  • Reply Jessica Aasand at

    I live in North Dakota and winter is well on its way so that Mountain Hardware jacket for cold nights <3! I would love the coffee for those campfires at our Minnesota lake cabin, too. It's just too hard to pick one thing!

  • Reply Christine @ Love, Life, Surf at

    Holy moly. This is amazing Heather! I’m excited about the Arc’Teryx Hoody and the Cotopaxi bags. I hadn’t hear of them before but just took a look at their site and love their stuff!

  • Reply Mackenzie Manson at

    The arc’teryx coat looks amazing!! As does the rest of the stuff!

  • Reply Marisa Jarae at

    Nice missy!! Not gonna lie – preeetttyyy stoked about that coffee. Because – well – coffee. and instant. Which I use every day. Because instant 🙂 🙂 xoxo hope to see you soon love!

  • Reply Simone Lang at

    Wow! What a good prize pack!

  • Reply Sarah Malerich at

    The Puffy and Moose Sweater are both cool, but Cotopaxi is also awesome!

  • Reply Carmen Hernandez at

    I’m most excited about the Mountain Hardwear stretch down jacket because I’ve wanted/needed a down puffy for a while but they are soooo expensive. I know they’re worth the expense but still it’s hard to buy one for myself.

  • Reply Joy Sheehan at

    SO stoked to see Cotopaxi in this giveaway! I’ve heard so much about how they give back and promote sustainability and as a outdoor travel blogging wildlife biologist, I am ALL ABOUT that! What an epic giveaway opportunity!

  • Reply Erin Harkness at

    Wow, what an awesome giveaway. I think I’m most excited about the Arc’teryx hoody cause it looks long enough to keep my butt warm, and the buff hat because they are awesome!

  • Reply Amanda L. at

    I don’t think I could pick one thing – everything looks amazing!

  • Reply Nicole at

    That Krimson Klover sweater is to cute! I have to have it!! <3

  • Reply Caitlin at

    I would be excited to win the headlamp. I really need one! My current one is super weak!

  • Reply Anagha Bharadwaj at

    All of this gear sounds amazing! Would be esp excited about leatherman multitool – have been ogling it for a while now!a

  • Reply Ross at

    Wow. Wicked amount of stuff there. I’ve been wanting one of those Proton’s for a while.

  • Reply Julie Price at

    Loving everything, but most excited about the Arc’teryx hoodie. My hubby has an Arc’teryx jacket that i’ve been swooning over for years. Need one of my own!

  • Reply Kate at

    Love the Mountain Hardwear puffy coat

  • Reply Russ Beebe at

    You know, Heather, whenever gear sales occur or new technology hits the market, it seems I’m always counseling myself that I’ve already got all the gear I need. But then I saw your list of prizes and, well, I.AM.IN!

  • Reply Kim at

    Coffee – there aren’t any good coffee options for backpacking so I’d be excited to try it!

  • Reply Lindsay at

    Love this! I think the Cotopaxi backpack is perfect for day trips which is what I’ve been searching for.

  • Reply Jamie Nails at

    Good stuff. I’m in need of a a new headlamp.

  • Reply Karla at

    I would be excited to win any one of these items, much less the whole package!

  • Reply Caroline Mahoney at

    The Arc’Teryx Proton Hoodie would be perfect for winter mountain biking!

  • Reply Suzanne W at

    What a great giveaway! I’d be most excited to win the backpack.

  • Reply beth huebner at

    Love the hoody

  • Reply Sarah at

    Love that sweater vest!

  • Reply Lesley Glenn at

    I would really love either of the jackets. Hoody or puffy jacket. I need BOTH. lol. Thanks Heather for a great giveaway. <3 Enjoy your vacation to New Zealand.

  • Reply paige c at

    i love that cotopaxi backpack!

  • Reply Kristin at

    I want the Arc-teryx jacket!

  • Reply Karen Ung at

    Everything looks amazing, but I would most love to win the Mountain Hardwear Stretch Down Puffy. You can’t have too many jackets (or boots!) when you live in the Great White North!

  • Reply Amy Miller at

    Everything that keeps me warm!!!

  • Reply Trudi Kulp at

    The whole package looks amazing! I love jackets and the color of the Mountain Hardware jacket is awesome! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Reply Evan Polowick at

    Seriously I would love to win even just one of these items as they are all great. Strangely I am most excited about the insoles as I always look for good ones to protect my feet.

  • Reply Michelle Carter Seurer at

    I would love any of these. What an awesome giveaway! Your blog is great and a regular place I check out. Thanks!

  • Reply Andrea at

    Everything looks great, but I could really use a new headlamp!!

  • Reply Jodi Dziedzic at

    I would be super pumped to try the coffee to be honest. Since I started working at a coffee shop I’ve had a newfound love for the power of the coffee bean. I also love that this set isn’t just apparel but it’s highly functional gear like the headlamp and the multi tool. Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to win!

  • Reply Wendy Hansen at

    This is a sweet prize package. If I won, the Buff gear would excite me the most.

  • Reply Cassidy at

    Would love to try some new coffee! 🙂

  • Reply Sarah at

    I’d love the win the Arcteryx jacket. I’ve never owned a nice jacket from them 🙂

  • Reply Angie Guerrero at

    I’m excited for One Mountain Hardwear StretchDown Puffy!!! aaaahhhh so cute <3

  • Reply Jenna at

    What an awesome giveaway!
    Love reading your blog.

  • Reply M James at

    The jackets look sooo nice !

  • Reply Emily k at

    This is an amazing list! I just moved to seattle by myself and I actually love the idea of having more than one insole for each sport- I moved here to take advantage of all the different outdoor opportunities and my single high-arch inserts are getting worn fast rotating between all my different running/skiing/hiking/snowshoeing activities! Great blog 🙂

  • Reply Brooke at

    I would love to win the puffy! I’ve wanted one since moving to Colorado, but am yet to make the purchase!

  • Reply Julie Rice at

    Wow love it! The Leatherman tool seems ideal.

  • Reply Kerry Foley at

    Cheers. Just checked the weather. Might need to wear all the jackets at once..

  • Reply Ashley at

    I love reading your blog!! This giveaway is *amazing*, thank you for hosting it!!

  • Reply Heather S at

    I’m most excited for the Mountain Hardwear Stretch Down Puffy jacket!

  • Reply Kovas at

    I love my StretchDown from MH, but it really is too warm, funny problem to have, right?

  • Reply Laura at

    What an awesome giveaway! I’d love to try out the Stretch Down jacket – the new technology sounds really cool!

  • Reply RFC at

    Who wouldn’t love that moose sweater?! Hilariously awesome! What an incredible giveaway!

  • Reply Rachel @ Better LIVIN at

    That Moose top is so cute!

  • Reply Lisa at

    This is awesome! I recently decided I want to learn to ski again, so this gear would be so so useful!

  • Reply Ellen at

    So excited about this giveaway! Someone’s Christmas dream is going to come true!

  • Reply Katherine W at

    That mountain hardwear jacket sounds like a DREAM.

  • Reply Carly Williams at

    I am most excited for the headlamp!

  • Reply Morgan at

    What an amazing giveaway. I’m not sure which item I am most excited about!

  • Reply Andrew at

    Everything looks great, but I’ll say the coffee is most exciting because you’ve got to start with that before you enjoy anything else 🙂

  • Reply Dani at

    I have just come across your website and love how you represent the outdoors! Look forward to getting caught up on all you do. This is an amazing give away!

  • Reply Emily Leung at

    I’m excited about everything but mostly the jacket because I live in Cleveland and it’s COLD! I’ve been searching for a warm jacket for years but this one looks super warm.

  • Reply Matt at

    Hey thanks for the contest! Been occasionally reading your blog for a while now. I’m friends with your friend (sister’s friend?) Jessie who used to live in FoCo!

  • Reply Neil at

    The Copaxti gear and jackets are Rad!

  • Reply Ally Feldman at

    OMG, this giveaway is EPIC…and so well-curated! Totally interested in the coffee, I need a good pre-race insta solution. But that Arteryx jacket looks like the bizniz!

  • Reply Judith at

    that coat looks so warm

  • Reply Ali at

    That Arc’Teryx jacket looks warm all of the items are great!

  • Reply Hillary at

    All of these prizes look so amazing!!!

  • Reply Erin Trail at

    Krimson Klover sweater!

  • Reply Carrie at

    Is it weird that I really want to try the insoles??! Also the hoodie, base layer and strech puffy look amazing!

  • Reply Jen T at

    Ah this is an amazing giveaway! A lot of this would all come in handy living in Alaska!

  • Reply Jessica K at

    All of the prizes look amazing, but the Arcteryx jacket would be my favorite thing! I have a pretty old version of the Atom jacket and it is my favorite jacked ever!!

  • Reply Andrea Leung at

    Wow! All of these items look amazing, but I would love the down jacket. I can already feel the warmth!!

  • Reply Melissa B at

    Although all of the prizes look awesome I would really love the Mountain Hardwear Stretch Down Puffy jacket. Great giveaway!

  • Reply Paulina Dao at

    I just really want the Arc’teryx puffy, haha

  • Reply Beth at

    I need a new puffy. Badly. Mine is looking sad. lol

  • Reply Hannah at

    I’m definitely in need of a new puffy! However, this is such a great set of gear.

  • Reply Andrew at

    Either of the jackets would be an upgrade over the heavy parka I use for winter hikes!

  • Reply Lori Branin at

    This is an amazing giveaway! I didn’t even know that such a thing as a stretchy puffy jacket existed!

  • Reply Traci Thompson at

    I’d love to win any of the clothes! All of my gear is super old and I’m not yet able to afford new quality items.

  • Reply DJ at

    I would love the One Mountain Hardwear StretchDown Puffy. It would come in handy hiking in the mountains this winter.

  • Reply Amanda S at

    Proton hoody for sure! I love the way their stuff fits. The Krimson Klover stuff is all so beautiful.

  • Reply Cristal at

    Oh! That Krimson Klover sweater is just SO CUTE. I mean, all of the prizes are drool-worthy, but that would probably be my favorite 🙂

  • Reply Katy at

    Both jackets look amazing, and I love hand warmers since I also have Reynaud’s.

  • Reply Pamela Hay at

    Oh my goodness! I definitely need that jacket!! It would keep me nice a cozy while adventuring and working around the cabin.

  • Reply Steph at

    My boyfriend and I had planned on a lot of backpacking in the Spring, but it turns out I will be very pregnant during prime time. Maybe some cold weather gear for next Fall?

  • Reply Alexa F. at

    Leatherman, tasc… Cotopaxi… MH… Arc’T! You’re killin’ it in this giveaway. I honestly can’t choose just one thing to be super excited about!

  • Reply Brianne at

    Love the Buff!

  • Reply Raechel at

    I’ve been eyeing up that mountain hardware puff jacket! It’s s beauty! I’d love to try the alpine coffee also ☕️

  • Reply Christopher Smart at

    thank you! it all looks great, but the leatherman would be my go too!

  • Reply Michelle B at

    Oh my! What a great giveaway! Right now I’m kind of obsessed with Buff and would love some more!

  • Reply Lisa M at

    Excellent giveaway. What I would do for that Arc’teryx hoody!

  • Reply Jenny at

    That KK base layer is adorable! But I’m also a huge jacket addict so that StretchDown Puffy looks pretty nice too!

  • Reply Tami at

    I’d be super excited to try out the Arc’Teryx Proton LT Hoody… looks awesome!!

  • Reply Mimi Albano at

    Love your blog! Your photographs came up in a search for a magazine I’ve been working on. So refreshing to take a break and read through your website!

  • Reply Charles at

    For me I would love the Kilimanjaro Backpack, the Krimson Klover base layer is super cool though, I may have to get that for a present!

  • Reply Sara at

    Love love anything Arc’Teryx!!

  • Reply Ken C at

    The Proton LT Hoody so I can enjoy the winter hikes with my family.

  • Reply Lauren @ TriathLauren at

    I’d be so pumped about the dopp kit and backpack! Could def use an upgrade on those.

  • Reply Heather Pape at

    OMG that puffly looks luxurious.

  • Reply Kyle at

    I’d be excited to win any of it mostly because it would make the best Christmas gift for my crazy running wife. She would LOVE this!

  • Reply Jill at

    Wow, it’s like you put together a list of everything I’m currently needing right now in Tahoe! I’m most excited about the puffy jackets and the leatherman!

  • Reply Laura at

    Love all the cold weather gear!!

  • Reply Arabella at

    Stretch down jacket

  • Reply Dani at

    I need so many of these items, but the stretch puffy sounds the best because it is cold outside!!

  • Reply Laura at

    Wow what an amazing giveaway! The Arc’Teryx hoody would get some good use.

  • Reply Lily Wolfe at

    I’d love the mountain hardware puffy because I am in need of a new puffy!

  • Reply Julia Tock at

    I am recovering from a broken ankle so very interested to try the insoles! Thanks for organizing the great giveaway!

  • Reply Rachel Simms at

    I didn’t know buff made hats but I am stoked!!! I am obsessed with my ear warmer.

  • Reply Chantae at

    Incredible 😀 I’d love it all, but have to say the Krimson Klover top is so cute and can be worn everyday 🙂

  • Reply Tony M at

    The Proton Jacket and the Mt. Hardwear jacket are both super nice and would be great for staving off the chill of winter during a bunch of outside activities.

  • Reply Jill at

    Awesome Package

  • Reply Shea at

    The Cotopaxi backpack looks awesome

  • Reply Roxy Oberding at

    I would love to have the Arc’Teryx Proton LT Hoody {Featuring Climashield} for snowshoeing and skiing this winter!!

  • Reply Beth at

    Holy smokes! You definitely went BIG! The Arc’Teryx jacket would be amazing, but I’ve also been looking for a new dopp kit and that multitool… a girl needs tools too!

  • Reply CJ at

    Love your blog all year long, so your version of “Oprah’s favorite things” is a favorite! That hoody is calling my name. 🙂

  • Reply Brooke Welch at

    Amazing Giveaway. Thank you so much…I love the puffy coat but the whole package is phenomenonal. I am new to hiking and have no gear or essentials..what a great start. Merry Christmas Colorado Gal ♡

  • Reply Laraine Wyn-Jones at

    Love the tasc stuff! I’ve just been making a big long list of all the stuff I’d love from their website.

  • Reply Brian Flynn at

    I’d be happy to win any of the gifts as they all would be presents for my wife. With that said, the one I’d be most excited for is the Arc’Teryx Proton LT Hoody. She is ALWAYS cold and now that she is pregnant…more so than usual. She would sure enjoy it as we have never had the extra $$ for an Arc’Teryx item!

  • Reply Kimberly at

    Pretty awesome giveaway! That Mountain Hardware Stretch down jacket looks awesome!

  • Reply Robert at

    Awesome stuff Heather, not unlike the content of your blog! It’s always a joy to read your adventures, and think of inspiration for our own.

    best of luck Down Under, and on the new book!


  • Reply KK at

    Every single item rocks!

  • Reply Patrice at

    What a kick-butt giveaway! I’m entering in the knick of time!!

    I love all the products, but I would be most excited to win the Proton Hoody … Justin has one and I am jealous:)

  • Reply Kathy Imgarten at

    Love the Mountain Hardware puffy jacket… looks so cozy!

  • Reply Kat Carney at

    The leatherman! But all the warm stuff sounds great too now that I’m in Colorado for a bit.

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