You submitted your videos, and now the 12 finalists for the 2017 Badger Sponsorship have been unveiled! Your vote decides which lucky thru-hikers will win thousands of dollars worth of backpacking gear and resources, including your choice of any Gossamer Gear backpack.


This year's Badger Sponsorship winners are determined by a combination of a reader vote (50%) and The Trek's Expert Panel (also 50%). Voting ends at 10:00pm EST on Tuesday, January 24!The winner will be announced on Thursday, January 26th, on The Trek.


Make someone's year by voting for your favorite video in the poll at

January 19, 2017 — Brian Fryer