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Patagonia Houdini, REI, and TrailGroove Giveaway


Aaron Zagrodnick

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Note: This Giveaway Ended on 6/30/14.

Congratulations to the following TrailGroove members who were randomly drawn as the 3 winners!

1st Place: rig
2nd Place: TollerMom
3rd Place: Bobo Uzala

We've sent a private message to the winners for an address and for your choice of an item from the TrailGroove store. Let us know and we'll get the winnings in the mail! Thanks to all for participating and keep an eye out for other TrailGroove giveaways to come.

Although not quite officially here, it feels enough like summer that we thought we'd celebrate with a new giveaway for our readers and the TrailGroove Community.

Patagonia Houdini Wind Jacket

This is your chance to pick up a Patagonia Houdini Jacket, a gift card from REI, and your pick of an item from the TrailGroove Store. Here’s the scoop:

1) Enter simply by jumping in the discussion and posting over on the TrailGroove Forum from now until the drawing takes place. You can Register Here if you haven't yet signed up.

2) Each post / thread started made from 6/10 to 6/30 at 8 P.M. Mountain Time counts as one entry!

3) If you're a Senior TrailGroove Member (100 or more posts) at the time of this writing and have made a forum post in the last year, you'll automatically receive an entry to the drawing.

4) Entries to the contest end Monday 6/30/14 @ 8 P.M. Mountain Time.

5) The winners will be contacted via email for an address where we can send the winnings and to determine sizing. If we don't hear back after a week, we'll redraw.


3 winners!

1st Place

Patagonia Houdini Jacket (Black)
$20 REI Gift Card
Choice of item from the TrailGroove Store


2nd Place

$20 REI Gift Card
Choice of item from the TrailGroove Store
 

3rd Place

Choice of item from the TrailGroove Store
 

Special thanks to TrailGroove contributor Ted Ehrlich for donating the Patagonia Houdini jacket used in this giveaway!


The Fine Print:

For entries to count, the posts should be applicable to backpacking, hiking, the outdoors, etc., and at least somewhat constructive. For instance, we won't be able to count intentionally repeated posts, spam, one word posts (Unless it's a really good one word post), or posts that don't meet our basic forum guidelines agreed to when you Register.

Thanks for visiting, and good luck!

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Bobo Uzala

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Thanks for the invite to the "Groove" forum! Question for you - for posts to count as an entry, the instructions say that they have to be created **AT** 8PM??? That's kind of strange,.. what if I'm in the bathroom?!

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Aaron Zagrodnick

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You should be safe! We'll draw from eligible posts that were made at any point between 6/10 and 6/30 @ 8 P.M. Mountain Time. :DWelcome to the site!

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Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The activity on the TG Forum exploded after the announcement of the Patagonia Houdini/REI/TrailGroove Giveaway!!!!

Lots of new names or members who haven't been active for a while, that's for sure.

Ok, so here's my two cents worth.............What has been your experience with Patagonia products?? I (by chance) have never purchased any Patagonia, using mainly North Face, some Eddie Bauer, etc. I believe Patagonia has great quality gear, and the linked site on the jacket looks great.

I've always (in my mind that is) equated Patagonia with mountain climbing, which is something I'm not into. But I'm sure other TG members use Patagonia for regular hiking and backpacking usage.

So what's the scoop from other Forum Members?

Gary M

Olathe, Kansas

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Aaron Zagrodnick

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Hey Gary,

Thanks for checking out the post! There's definitely been some great activity lately. :D

I have a Houdini and have found it to be a great jacket, especially for taking the edge off the cold, wind, light rain, & snow during high output activities no matter what they are, hiking, biking, running, etc. It's also really light, so it's easy to bring along without much of a weight penalty. A lot of people are using a wind jacket / shirt as a key part of their hiking / backpacking clothing system. I'm also a really big fan of their Capilene baselayers, and I take a Patagonia Capilene 2 Zip-Neck long sleeve shirt on every backpacking trip I go on. I also add some Capilene 2 /3 bottoms on colder trips and use those for running and biking as well. They seem to wear out faster than I like, usually lasting me about a year...But then again during winter I'm using them everyday. They work well and I'm usually able to catch them on sale. Overall, at least from my experience Patagonia seems to make comfortable clothing that works well and can be adapted to a variety of activities.

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I freakin' love this site! I've gotten a heck of alot of info just from digging into the forum a bit! TG, keep up the awesome work! Stay frosty!

~Smitty

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TollerMom

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Sweet! Thank you so much! What a day for good news. First I get an A in my Map and Compass class. Second I win on TrailGroove. Doesn't get much better than that!

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Bobo Uzala

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Thanks for the prize, TrailGroove is awesome!!!

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Aaron Zagrodnick

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I freakin' love this site! I've gotten a heck of alot of info just from digging into the forum a bit! TG, keep up the awesome work! Stay frosty!

~Smitty

Thanks Smitty!

Sweet! Thank you so much! What a day for good news. First I get an A in my Map and Compass class. Second I win on TrailGroove. Doesn't get much better than that!

Thanks for the prize, TrailGroove is awesome!!!

Thanks TollerMom & Bobo Uzala, congratulations and enjoy the winnings!

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Thanks for the prize. This news really made my day :)

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Aaron Zagrodnick

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Glad to hear it rig - Congratulations!

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