The Nor’easter powered by Eastern Mountain Sports in Burlington, Vermont is a 3-day celebration of outdoor culture showcasing the sports we play, the music we listen to, the food we eat, the beer we drink and the environmental issues we care about.
Osprey is a proud supporter of the festival and since the main event is coming at us in less than two weeks, we’ve decided to get our Facebook fans involved with the fun!
Here’s how you get involved:
- Visit both Osprey Packs and The Nor’easter on Facebook and “like” each page.
- Comment on this blog post when you do!
On September 19, we’ll pick one winner at random to win a host of awesome prizes! Here’s what’s up for grabs:
- 2 Osprey Vector 22 wheeled travel bags
- 2 Osprey Talon packs
- 2 Nor’easter festival passes
All so you and a friend can travel in style to the festival! Good luck!
Please note: The winner of this contest must be able to attend the Nor’easter festival this year, so please only enter if you’re excited and ready to travel to the festival. Travel and lodging is not covered by the festival pass.
Unless you’ve been living in a deep, dark cave… You may have noticed that there is a lot of cool stuff going on out there. So, we thought it was high-time we started rounding up some of our faves each Friday. Every month, we’ll be choosing a theme that fits with the Osprey lifestyle. It’s September and we’re living it up for all we’re worth this month to take advantage of these last days of summer. What is crucial to living it up in style? A really great playlist… so we’re dedicating this month to music. Welcome to the Osprey Friday Round-Up!
One of our favorite late summer events is Telluride Blues and Brews, a festival just a hop, skip and a boogie north of us here at Osprey HQ. We’re psyched to be a returning sponsor of the event and even more psyched to head to the festival in a couple of weeks to throw down with some incredible musicians.
In anticipation of the festival, we’ve decided to giveaway a festival pass along with some sweet Osprey travel gear! All you have to do, is answer a few trivia questions…
Our Osprey bike team is on the road this month! The team is driving and riding their way to several events across the West.
To make the road trip a little more fun, they’ll be posting Twitpics every few days from the road. And to make it more fun for our followers on Twitter, the first person to guess their location wins a hot new Viper or Verve hydration pack! Our bike crew will pick relatively well known landmarks or locations, but the photo may be unusual, so it’s going to be a bit tricky. To win, you must must identify the exact area where the picture was taken. Geocodes are a plus!
So keep your eyes out for pics from our bike team on Twitter!
What are you wearing today? Whether you and your friends have button up shirts paired with your bike shoes for your two-wheeled commute or your National Park Service green shorts ready to bust out a few hours at the welcome center, work outfits run the full range. But here at Osprey, we know perfectly well that only one thing matters: the pack.
Have a photo of what you and your friends are rocking on your commute today? Whatever it is, we want to see your style, and whatever pack/purse/bag/pannier you’re putting with it. Post your photo on our Facebook wall for a chance to win a few hot Momentum bags. We’ll announce the winning team on June 30.
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You can submit photos from anywhere in the world, but we will only ship prizes to addresses within the continental United States. Limit 4 bags for the winning entry.
Video via Red Reel
Photo via Anna Brones
Enter the BACKPACKER Extreme Sweepstakes for a chance to win an epic hike for you and a guest with Southwest Adventure Guides. You’ll cross wildflower-filled meadows and peak-studded basins to reach one of the most remote spots in the Lower 48: Rock Creek Lake in Colorado’s Weminuche Wilderness (featured in BACKPACKER’s May Issue).
Big-time bonus: Both the winner and guest will get expedition packs from Osprey loaded with sleeping bags and tents from Pine Needle Mountaineering.
To enter, all you have to do is submit your email here! Don’t delay-deadline to enter is June 30!
“My love letters could quickly become a book, so many are the places that have touched my life. The Adirondacks where I discovered the beauty and solitude of self sufficiency as a backpacker, the Appalachian Trail where I learned exactly how much tenacity it takes to reach one’s goal, the Himalaya where I learned to appreciate the scale of nature and the depth of warmth a people can have, Cambodia where I was given a glimpse of a beautiful Phoenix rising from the ashes… But my heart bursts with love in the canyonlands and San Juan mountains of my own backyard where now I can give my daughters the gift of backpacking so that it can lead them into a life filled with confidence, beauty and a love for all things wild.” — Alisa O’Hara Gardiner
Congratulations Alisa! Ready to post your own love letter? Just one more week in the contest! Here’s how you enter…
-23 degrees C, 04:00 in the night at Finse, Norway. Sleeping alone outside with the stars, indescribable. — Håkon Broder Lund
Congratulations Håkon! Ready to post your own love letter? Here’s how you enter…
We’re proud to be sponsors of the Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival and we’re excited that the national tour has kicked off in full force. The tour is choc full of awesome and inspiring films that are sure to make you laugh, cry and take action. Check out the tour calendar here.
And now for some trivia to get all of our friends psyched about the festival on tour…
Today’s trivia: where was Felt Soul Media‘s Eastern Rises filmed? To answer, please comment over on the Osprey Packs Facebook page post. Hint: if you’re stumped, you can find the answer by visiting the Wild & Scenic website.
If you’re right, you’ll be entered to win an Osprey Packs 24/7 Axis daypack and an Eastern Rises DVD. We’ll announce a winner at the end of the day!
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