Want to be a Backpacker Mag Gear Tester?

Friday, March 13, 2009

Backpacker Magazine is currently running a contest on their website for a handful of its readers to become official Gear Testers for the magazine.

If you happen to be one of the lucky winners, you’ll be given regular testing assignments over the course of a 12-month period. In addition to testing gear, you'll also have the opportunity to try your hand at writing reviews for both the magazine and Backpacker.com. And, if you're good enough, you could graduate and become one of Backpacker's regular corps of elite (and paid!) gear testers.

To register for the contest you'll need to send a short (200 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.

Deadline for submission is March 30, 2009. For more information, please click here.

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Anonymous said...

Neat! Thanks for the tip. I'm not a gearhead, but I know some people who would thrive at this!

Robin said...

Backpacker Magazine has picked winners for the gear tester contest.
link to results: