Outside’s 12 Days of Gear Giveaways
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For the first 12 weekdays in December, we’ll be updating this page with a daily gear giveaway featuring a product from our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide. Just enter your name below if you want to be considered for that day’s prize—we’ll contact the winners directly, and we’ll also be announcing them on our Outside Gear Facebook Page. Good luck, and happy holidays!
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Day 12: Hydro Flask Unbound Soft Cooler
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
A portable cooler made comfortable—seriously. The straps, pockets, and large main compartment of the Hydro Flask Unbound Soft Cooler ($275) make it ideal for carrying an icy six-pack on a day hike or trip to the crag.
Day 11: REI Flash Air Hammock
Monday, December 17, 2018
REI’s Flash Air hammock ($200) strings up between two trees but has the mesh and rain fly of a ground tent—the best of both worlds.
Winner: Isaac G., New York
Day 10: Picnic Time Bar Backpack
Friday, December 14, 2018
Forget bar carts—get a bar backpack. The Picnic Time Bar Backpack ($245) is equipped with a shaker, muddler, bottle opener, and all the other accessories you need to blend the perfect winter cocktail.
Winner: Tricia W., Washington
Day 9: Helinox Sunset Chair
Thursday, December 13, 2018
The La-Z-Boy of camp chairs, Helinox’s Sunset ($150) is as comfortable as this camp essential gets—without being overbuilt.
Winner: Janet M., North Carolina
Day 8: Stanley Growler and Stein
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
For those who love beer, the Stanley Go Growler and Stein set ($90) is the perfect combo to keep the stuff frosty and carbonated. Plus, the ceramic liner doesn’t taint the brew with a metallic taste.
Winner: Rachel L., New Mexico
Day 7: Ember Ceramic Mug
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Thanks to built-in heaters, Ember’s Ceramic mug ($80) keeps coffee or cocoa hot all day. You can tweak the temperature manually or enter preset ones via the Ember app.
Winner: Caryn P., Connecticut
Day 6: Oyuki Pep Trigger Mitts
Monday, December 10, 2018
The Oyuki Pep Trigger mitts ($140) are a favorite of gear editor Ben Fox. The design allows the wearer’s thumb and forefinger to move freely—helpful when gripping a ski pole—while the middle, ring, and pinky fingers are grouped together to maximize heat retention.
Winner: Charles P., Pennsylvania
Day 5: Nomad Wireless Hub
Friday, December 7, 2018
Tech junkies, rejoice! The Nomad Wireless Hub ($80) eliminates tangled wires while making sure all of your devices stay charged.
Winner: Kevin H., California
Day 4: Wacaco Nanopresso
Thursday, December 6, 2018
With the Wacaco Nanopresso ($65), you can make a fresh cup of (seriously good) coffee almost anywhere. Perfect for campers who want an alternative to the instant junk.
Winner: Rachel L., New Mexico
Day 3: Peak Design Everyday Sling
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Photographers will dig today’s gift. The Everyday Sling ($150) from Peak Design can fit a full camera body and two lenses. The internal padded dividers can be adjusted to tightly cradle all that gear. Even if you’re not toting a DSLR, the Sling works just as well for carrying a day’s essentials around town.
Winner: Andrew R., Rhode Island
Day 2: Kari Traa Rothe Fleece
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Gear editor Ariella Gintzler shares why she loves the Kari Traa Rothe Fleece ($90). Its polyester fabric is extra plush, while fashionable touches like bomber jacket-style cuffs and a contrasting nylon chest patch boost its style points.
Winner: Hadley D., Tennessee
Day 1: Rumpl Sherpa Blanket
Monday, December 3, 2018
To kick off our 2018 giveaway, senior gear editor Will Egensteiner introduces the first item on our list: Rumpl’s Puffy Sherpa blanket ($159). Cushy fleece on one side and hardy nylon on the other make it a car-camping, picnicking, and tailgating standout.
Winner: Daisy A., Nevada