After narrowing several fantastic submissions down to just 12 finalists, and then turning to the votes of The Trek's Expert Panel and readers, the winners of the 2018 Trek Badger Sponsorship have finally been announced!

You can see the full list of winners and their prizes on The Trek's website:

The grand prize package included all of the following awesome gear thanks to a bunch of sponsors who love thru-hikers (including Gossamer Gear!):

  • Choice between one (1) Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2 or Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2tent
  • Choice of one (1) Gossamer Gear Backpack
  • Choice between one (1) REI Igneo Sleeping Bag or (1) REI Joule Sleeping Bag
  • One (1) Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Xlite Sleeping Pad
  • Four (4) $100 Gift Cards to Altra
  • One (1) Montbell Ex Light Down Anorak
  • Five (5) pairs of Darn Tough Socks
  • One (1) pair of Bedrock Sandalsand a Bedrock Buff
  • Three (3) Granite Gear eVent Sil Dry Sacs
  • Six (6) 20 serving bags of SkratchLabsSport Hydration Drink Mix
  • Five (5) boxes of Skratch Labs Anytime Energy Bars
  • One (1) Sawyer Squeeze
  • Twelve (12) Good To-Go Dehydrated Dinnersand six (6) Good To-Go Breakfasts
  • Two (2) Thru-Hiking Coaching Sessions
  • A signed copy of Appalachian Trials or Pacific Crest Trials (your choice)
  • An eBook copy of Appalachian Trials or Pacific Crest Trials(your choice)
  • Choice of one (1) The Trek hat
  • An invitation to become a Blogger for The Trek

That grand prize this year went to Lizzie! You can check out her winning video below:

Many thanks to everyone who participated in this year's contest, either by submitting an entry or taking the time to vote! We look forward to following everyone's upcoming journeys. Make sure to tag Gossamer Gear in your photos and use #takelessdomore for a chance to be featured in our newsletter.