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Free Gear – GoLite Breeze Backpack

I’m spring cleaning…. (yes – I know it’s Fall…) and sorting through my outdoor gear. I have a GoLite Breeze up for grabs. This pack was the predecessor to the Jam and based on Ray Jardine’s original design in Beyond Backpacking. It’s a very light no frill pack and in excellent (used) condition.

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Read this GoLite Breeze Review for more info.

How do you win? Simply submit a comment on this post and include your email address (so I can contact you for sending info…) when you do. I’ll pick a lucky winner at random on Friday.

Oh – and you have to agree to reimburse me for postage costs.

[Read Lucky Winner to see who won]

 29 Responses to “Free Gear – GoLite Breeze Backpack”

  1. Walter Underwood Says:

    Put my name in the hat.

    I borrowed a similar GoLite for Skyline-to-the-Sea (32 miles, 3 days) two summers ago. You need to pack it carefully so that it will carry well, but it sure is light.

  2. Johann Says:

    I’m in. Better to give away stuff than to throw it away :-)

  3. Lighthiker Says:

    Hi Brett,

    I would really love to win this piece of lightweight gear history! Jumping up and down and raising both hands!

  4. sonya Says:

    ace blog brett. i’m enjoying reading about your stuff & what you do with it

  5. whitespider1066 Says:

    wow I’ve always wanted one of these.

  6. Anthony Green Says:

    Hi Brett,

    As an avid reader of your blog, particularly your gear lists, you have helped me get from a backpack weighing circa 40Lbs with food, to well under 30lbs (Solo, 7 days, inc food, and water) – now all I need is a more compact, ultra-light backpack, which would force me to finally ditch the tent in exchange for a tarp.

    Last summer I cycled from your neck of the woods in San Francisco to Los Angeles – that really got me thinking about weight saving – the bike was so heavy until I offloaded a load of unnecessary gear in Big Sur!!

    My girlfriend is not really a hiker, but having shared excerpts of your Wonderland trail with her, she is really getting into it – we went up Snowdon in the pouring rain, and I have promised to take her for a two day hike as part of a holiday in the States, in the sunshine – this would be great for one of us to carry, I bet we could enjoy the scenery with only the bare minimum packed into the Golite.

    Keep up the good work!!

  7. Ethan Says:

    That’s it, just leave a comment? Well, ok =) I could use a light pack like this!

  8. Michael Moore Says:

    First! I enjoy reading your reviews and trip reports.

  9. Deanne Says:

    I’ve been due for some Spring cleaning for many Falls now – congrats on getting to it!

  10. Cameron Says:

    I have been dying to get my hands on one of these packs. Its very generous of you to simply give it away. (For the cost of postage…Of course) I would like to through my name in the drawing as well. I can be reached at cameronjreed(at)gmail(dot)com.

  11. Mike Carlyle Says:

    Nice reviews and articles!!!!! Keep up the good work

  12. samh Says:

    Count me in, Brett. Thanks for sharing this with someone.

  13. John Callahan Says:

    Brett,

    I have enjoyed reading the posts on your web site. I just completed my first multi-day backpacking trip in PA – two days and 27.5 miles on the Old Logger’s Path. I used your site extensively for gear reviews and recommendations. I was able to convince a co-worker, Brian D, who hiked with me to lighten his load somewhat. If I win, Brian will get the pack as his first piece of true ultra light gear. I purchased a Gossamer Gear Mariposa Plus two months ago – it’s an excellent backpack. Thanks for all your past work.

  14. Brendan Says:

    Very cool! I’d love to win it.

  15. vADOOM Says:

    Here’s to sustainable sharing!

    I’ll be away from computers for the next two weeks. Backpacking, as it goes :D

  16. Branden Daubel Says:

    Giving away a perfectly good pack to your readers? How magnanimous of you Brett!

  17. Wade Says:

    man, I always wanted one of those. I have an original Fur around here somewhere to go with it…

  18. Bren Says:

    Giveaways always bring the comments! Thanks for the great blog, and throw my name in the hat!

  19. Aaron Says:

    Hi Brett!

    Your Gear List inspired me to put together a new set of ultralight gear! I have a bunch of items together, but no pack, yet (I live in Boulder, CO and am hoping to be able to afford something from the GoLite warehouse sale this weekend… but funds are not exactly plentiful at this point in time). I would be very excited and honored to be able to use your old pack!

  20. Don Says:

    Dear Brett,
    Was researching packs and was so impressed with your GoLite review that I decided I wanted one, THEN I saw the timing of this give-away! I would be thrilled to give your pack a happy home and lots of miles. I am at ddmondo AT yahoo DOT com. Thanks!

  21. Adrien Says:

    Site super !
    Continuez comme cela !
    Et puis qui sait, peut être gagnerai-je =)

  22. Chris Says:

    I would love the GoLite pack so my son can go lighter.

  23. Richard Says:

    Brett,

    I’ll like to add my name to the raffle for the pack. I’m just easing into going UL and if I’m lucky enough to have my name drawn it would make a nice Christmas present for myself. Thanks for the opportunity and for all your hard work on this blog.

    -Richard

  24. Rob Says:

    As a newcomer to backpacking I could certainly put that to good use.

  25. Ryan Says:

    iay eednay otay eplaceray ymay alway artmay ackpay incesay iay pendsay llaay ymay oneymay noay ymay ourfay idskay.

    ankstay,

    —Ryan

    Translated for the non-pig latin speaking crowd: i need to replace my al mart pack since i spend all my money on my four kids. tanks [Brett]

  26. kyle Says:

    did you get a winner yet? or decide to wait a little longer. if so, add my name to your list.

  27. brettm Says:

    winner already decided – see post for details.

  28. jesse Says:

    wow good accurate info im a beginer backpacker and i live in bishop ca at the base of the sierras we have awsome backpacking up here i got a 1970 old backpack with broken zippers that i got for 5 dollars at a garage sale but so what i still have a great time and im going to get the toes type socks cant wait to just go up again me and my boy a back pack for would be good for him if we win it . im just another guy that lost my job to economic stuff thankx the dixons

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