Thursday, April 8, 2010

Backpacker Magazine seeking gear testers

Backpacker Magazine is again seeking readers who would be interested in becoming a gear tester for the publication in 2010.

The magazine is seeking six passionate, frequent hikers who understand equipment and aren't afraid to tell it like it is. If you match this profile, you'll need to enter the online contest.

If you happen to be one of the lucky winners, you’ll be given regular testing assignments between May 1 and October 1, 2010. Selected applicants must spend at least 25 nights camping and hike a minimum of 250 miles during that same time period. Winners will be given regular testing assignments and their names (and photos) will appear in the magazine.

To register for the contest you'll need to send a short (150 word) sample gear review of your favorite piece of gear to Backpacker. Also, the magazine is requiring that you produce and post a YouTube video in order to introduce yourself and show why you would make the perfect Backpacker Magazine Gear Tester.

Backpacker editors will choose six finalists.

Deadline for submission is April 19, 2010. For more information, please click here.

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Amber said...

This would be a fun experience. I have tried before but have not gotten their attention. Of course it may make your trip less than fun if you get a hold of some junky gear to try out.

kevin said...

Commonly failed by the outdoors man are forgotten to bring there outdoor gear or camping gears so please be reminded. Don't forget to bring your gears and tents when go outing. This would be a great fun of experience.... good luck guys and have fun