Backpacker 2014 Be a Gear Tester Contest

I found out about Backpacker’s 2014 Be a Gear Tester contest on December 4th and entries were due December 15th. I thought I’d be a great candidate since I’m a gear junkie, I just thru hiked, I love Backpacker, and I would really love a free trip to the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market in Salt Lake City next month. After brainstorming a unique video idea with some friends, I came up with the following mockumentary:

And I won! I will be heading to Salt Lake City at the end of January to begin reporting on new gear for the magazine.

Thank you to everyone who helped me brainstorm, to all of my actors, and especially to Matt, for his excellent editing help!


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  1. Fuck yeah!! You go Kristen

  2. Well I guess Chris said it best, but congrats!!!

  3. Love the video! Congratulations!

  4. How do you top Christopher’s comment? 🙂 So proud of you Kris and you should be proud of yourself!!! You did amazing things this year!

  5. I’ve watched it a couple of times now and it still cracks me up! Awesome!!!!

  6. She has 2 votes here from Westmont New Jersey
    We loved reading your adventure from Ga to Maine

  7. Jacqueline Reiley December 26, 2013 — 1:22 pm

    I sent you a comment but you know me and this dam IPad. I’m sending it from Vince’s. way to go Siren! You always had my vote. I knew you accomplished it before you even left in March!

  8. Awesome video! I LOL’ed at the “Kristin, Kristin, SIREN, that is not trail magic”!

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