Wednesday, April 21, 2010

High Sierra Sport Review and Giveaway

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Hi Neighbors,

I thought while we were At the Fence this time, maybe we could play a little game with this one. We are doing a Scavenger Hunt! High Sierra Sport sent me this really great backpack for review. It is called a Swerve, and has sooooo many pockets. It has mesh pockets on the side to hold a water bottle. Inside the first zippered compartment on the front there are several varying sized pockets to carry pens, change, etc. There is also a detachable key fob. Then there are 2 zippered compartments where you could carry books, notebooks, gym clothes, etc. The first of these 2 has a smaller pocket where you could put an Ipod or MP3 player, as there is access to the outside for your headphones or earbud wire. Next is a small zippered pocket that would hold a wallet or change purse. There is one more large divided compartment that once again could hold books, notebooks, etc. The very last zippered compartment is padded to hold a laptop. This backpack is very well made. It has nicely padded shoulder straps with thumb-ring pulls and a very sturdy handle at the top. You can check their description here. This is definitely a company to share At the Fence with my neighbors. They carry so many different bags in so many different shapes and sizes. They are sure to have a bag that suits your needs.




Now, pay attention. This giveaway is going to be run a little different than normal. There will be one mandatory entry and then the rest is going to be set up like a scavenger hunt. You may do as much or as little as you like and I will still use random.org to choose a winner. Each question or requirement for the scavenger hunt will equal 1 entry/1 comment. Please do not put more than one answer per comment as I will only count it as one. Also this requires your honesty. DO NOT look at someone else's entries to get your answers.

High Sierra Sport is going to send the winner of this giveaway a random backpack chosen by High Sierra Sport.
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Mandatory Entry: Go to High Sierra Sport and come back and leave a comment letting me know which backpack you are interested in. You do not have to be a blogger to enter, but you MUST leave a valid email where I can contact you should you win. This giveaway will end 5/6 at 11:59 pm CST. I will use random.org to choose a winner who will then be notified by email. Please respond within 48 hours, or I will choose a new winner.

Let the Scavenger Hunt begin. (Remember leave a comment HERE for each item you complete.) If possible include the number you are completing.

1. What Olympic team does High Sierra Sport suppliy equipment to? (Leave a comment)

2. Go to High Sierra Sport Facebook page (become a fan) and leave a comment regarding why you appreciate them supporting one of the groups in giving back to the community. You can find the list here. This is worth 2 entries, so leave 2 comments.

3. Name one of the awards High Sierra has won. (Leave a comment)

4. Name a giveaway on At the Fence that you have entered. It can be one that is active or that has ended.

5. Name one of the activities that you could use a High Sierra bag for. (Leave a comment)

6. Watch one of their product demos and in your comment let me know which one.

7. Become a fan of High Sierra on Twitter. (Leave a comment here)

8. What do I call my followers?

9. What water pitcher did I do a review and giveaway with?

10. Tell me a retailer that carries High Sierra Sport in your area.

11. Do a post regarding this giveaway. Normal 2 entries.

12. Tweet about this giveaway. Same as normal, 1 tweet per day, 1 entry per day.

13. There is a children's nightlight I have previously done a review and giveaway with, that I have an upcoming review and giveaway. Name that company.

14. When was High Sierra founded and what was it called at that time.

15. Tell me why you would like to win a backpack from High Sierra Sport.


Disclosure:I received no monetary compensation for this review. I did receive 1 Swerve Backpack for review purposes. All quotes are taken from the High Sierra Sport website. All thoughts and opinions are mine.

136 comments:

anthy said...
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anthy said...

Oh, whoops, let me post again, this time including my email address. :-)

Oh, cool, a scavanger hunt! I will be honest and not check other people's answers, promise. I'm typing my answers into notepad right now and will post them when I'm done...that way I'll have no chance of accidentally seeing someone else's answers.

I'd love to win this backpack for my nephew, who's going to college in the fall. :-)

Mandatory entry: I love the Black Stalwart backpack. The Rupert is cool, too!

Thank you for the giveaway!

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anthy said...

1. High Sierra Sport supplies equipment to the U.S. Ski Team! (Maybe the U.S. Snowboarding Team, too... their animation says they are, but the article doesn't say.)

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anthy said...

3. Their Guide 3200 backpack won the Great Gear of the Year Award at Shape You.

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anthy said...

4. I just now entered the Guidecraft Noah's Ark Table and Chairs Set giveaway.

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anthy said...

5. You could use a High Sierra bag for lugging heavy books (and/or a laptop) around at university, which is the activity for which I'm hoping to win the bag for my nephew. A High Sierra bag would also be great for carrying supplies while hiking/camping.

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anthy said...

6. I watched the High Sierra Guide 3200 Backpack Overview, and also the Guide 3200 Internal Frame Pack Additional Features demo video. They stressed how it gives quick access to equipment, the loops to hook on your skis, and that it's small size would be helpful for small trips/backpacking. There is a built-in raincover, which would help for checking the bag as luggage, and there's even a pack for goggles! It is also hydration-friendly. Cool bag. :-)

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anthy said...

7. I follow High Sierra on twitter, @my_twitraccount.

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anthy said...

8. You call your followers your neighbors.

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anthy said...

9. You did a review and giveaway for the Zero Water Pitcher.

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anthy said...

10. Dick's Sporting Goods carries High Sierra products in my area (department store). Also, if I go further away, MC Sports carries them, too.

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anthy said...

13. Children's Nighlight company you did a review/giveaway for in the past: KinderGlo! Not sure about the future review part, but I think that might be right?

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anthy said...

14. High Sierra was founded in 1978, and was called the H. Bernbaum Import & Export Company at that time.

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anthy said...

15. I really want to win this for my nephew, because he's going off to college to become an art student in the fall, and I think he could really use a good backpack. Especially one that will fit the MacBook Pro he's going to need to buy for school (it's a requirement of his art program!)

Thank you for the scavenger hunt - that was fun! I'll tweet every day, too. :-)

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anthy said...

tweet! http://twitter.com/my_twitraccount/status/12616578030
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tweet! http://twitter.com/my_twitraccount/status/12633542548
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KBraden said...

I like the wilder

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KBraden said...

They supply to the snowboard and ski team.

KBraden said...

the Zero water pitcher

KBraden said...

I entered the Gree Mountain giveaway

DuMei said...

I like the Loop backpack.
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DuMei said...

1. U.S. Ski and Snowboarding team
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thaeter7 said...

I liked the "Blue curve day pack #54107-444
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thaeter7 said...

Supplies to the US ski team
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thaeter7 said...

I entered the "Green mountain coffee contest
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anthy said...

tweet! http://twitter.com/my_twitraccount/status/12696082446
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Anonymous said...

After looking at them all I think I would actully like the one you got, the swerve. I like the fact it has alot of room.
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Anonymous said...

They supplied the U.S. ski and snowboarding team.
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Anonymous said...

I entered the sunglasses giveaway.
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Sally, Greg and Hannah said...

Ok...so....don't laugh. I would pick the "Fat Boy" Backpack simply because of all the baby stuff I am constantly hauling around. :)

My email: piano4praise@gmail.com

(I hear you laughing...)

Sally, Greg and Hannah said...

Question 1: US Ski and Snowboarding Teams

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Question 3: Explorer 55:Top Gear of the Year

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Question 4: I entered the Green Mountain Coffee Giveaway

Sally, Greg and Hannah said...

Question 5: Well, because I chose "Fat Boy" (stop laughing...) I thought I would see what I could actually do with it. I guess I could use it for school! (Not that I am in school or anything...) :)

Sally, Greg and Hannah said...

Question 6: I watched the demo video entitled: High Sierra Guide 3200 Internal Frame Pack

Sally, Greg and Hannah said...

Question 7: I am now a follower of High Sierra on Twitter (coupons4moms)

Sally, Greg and Hannah said...

Question 8: Neighbors!

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Question 9: Zero Water Pitcher

Sally, Greg and Hannah said...

Question 10: Bed Bath and Beyond

Sally, Greg and Hannah said...

Question 11: I blogged this giveaway: http://couponsandfreebiesforyou.blogspot.com/2010/04/high-sierra-giveaway.html

Sally, Greg and Hannah said...

Question 11: I blogged this giveaway: http://couponsandfreebiesforyou.blogspot.com/2010/04/high-sierra-giveaway.html

Sally, Greg and Hannah said...

Question 12: Tweeted this giveaway: High Sierra Sports Giveaway Happening Here: http://tinyurl.com/3737wjp
(coupons4moms)

Sally, Greg and Hannah said...

Question 13: KinderGlo

Sally, Greg and Hannah said...

Question 14: High Sierra was founded in 1978 with the name H. Bernbaum Import & Export Company

Sally, Greg and Hannah said...

Question 15: I would LOVE to win a back pack from High Sierra to help cart around all my baby stuff...diaper bags just aren't big enough these days!

Thanks for the neat scavanger hunt! Fun Fun!

Hippie4ever said...

Love Love the Railpass silenttributary(at)yahoo(dot)com

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#4 Guidecraft Noah's Ark table & chairs silenttributary(at)yahoo(dot)com

Hippie4ever said...

#5 CAmping, hiking and Travel!! silenttributary(at)yahoo(dot)com

Hippie4ever said...

#7 Following High Sierra on twitter Hippie4ever2 silenttributary(at)yahoo(dot)com

Hippie4ever said...

#9 Neighbors silenttributary(at)yahoo(dot)com

Hippie4ever said...

#10 Gander Mountain silenttributary(at)yahoo(dot)com

Hippie4ever said...

#15 This particular pack I'd like to win for my husband, who totes assorted heavy books with him to work every day. This would really help silenttributary(at)yahoo(dot)com

Hippie4ever said...

#14 H Bernbaum Import and Export Co 1978 silenttributary(at)yahoo(dot)com

Hippie4ever said...

#1 Us Ski and Snowboarding silenttributary(at)yahoo(dot)com

anthy said...

tweet! http://twitter.com/my_twitraccount/status/12770784038
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anthy said...

tweet! http://twitter.com/my_twitraccount/status/12819603921
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Haydensmommy05 said...

I love the Swerve!!
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Haydensmommy05 said...

The US Ski and snowboardding teams!!
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Haydensmommy05 said...

The Explorer 55 Top Gear of the Year!
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Haydensmommy05 said...

I entered the guidecraft giveawya!
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Haydensmommy05 said...

You can use it for hiking!!
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Haydensmommy05 said...

I watched the 3200 backpack overview!
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Haydensmommy05 said...

I follow high sierra on twitter!
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Haydensmommy05 said...

You call us followers neighbors!
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Haydensmommy05 said...

Our Dicks sporting goods sells them!
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Haydensmommy05 said...

Founded in 1978 as H. Bernbaum Import & Export Company!
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Haydensmommy05 said...

I would love to win one beause I am getting ready to start school and I need a backpack!!
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Haydensmommy05 said...

I tweeted!
http://twitter.com/Haydensmommy05/status/12899616444

Haydensmommy05 said...

I am a FB fan of high sierra and I appreciate the A Silver Lining Foundation and Susan G. Komen For the Cure Chicagoland Affilitiate! I have a family member with breast caner and any company that supports them is a great company by me and I will support that company!!
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Haydensmommy05 said...

FB fan and reason #2
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Haydensmommy05 said...

The company is Blue moon Lites Incorporated the light is Kinder glo!!
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Jennifer said...

I like the Swerve jk.gorcery@gmail.com

Jennifer said...

I entered your Air-O-Swiss Travel Humidifier giveaway jk.gorcery@gmail.com

Jennifer said...

I could use it for my girls school bag jk.gorcery@gmail.com

Jennifer said...

You call them neighbor follower jk.gorcery@gmail.com

Jennifer said...

I tweeted: https://twitter.com/jkgorcery/status/12907133288 jk.gorcery@gmail.com

Jennifer said...

I would like to win because my girl needs a new backpack jk.gorcery@gmail.com

anthy said...

tweet! http://twitter.com/my_twitraccount/status/12939606810
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anthy said...

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Merrie L. said...

I like the Freewheel! lockwoodmerrie@yahoo.com

Merrie L. said...

What Olympic team does High Sierra Sport suppliy equipment to? The US Ski & Snowboarding Teams... lockwoodmerrie@yahoo.com

Robyn said...

I am interested in the Garrett day pack.

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Robyn said...

US Snowboarding and Ski Teams

Robyn said...

Explorer 55 Top Gear of the Year

Robyn said...

Entered Air-O-Swiss Humidifier giveaway.

Robyn said...

Watched "About High Sierra" demo

Robyn said...

Follow high sierra on twitter (Coolestmommy)

Robyn said...

Neighbors. :-)

Robyn said...

Emerson Creek Pottery (Iris)

Robyn said...

Shopko carries in my area

Robyn said...

I'd like to win one for my oldest. He has trashed his backpack for school this year and needs one for summer school & fall.

Robyn said...

Founded in 1978 as H. Bernbaum Import & Export Company by Harry Bernbaum and Hank Bernbaum, High Sierra Sport Company has grown to become the tenth largest outdoor company in the United States

Robyn said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/Coolestmommy/statuses/13281958941

anthy said...

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Molomatic said...

I like their Impact Day Pack, thanks!

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Molomatic said...

I'd like to win because I'm planning on doing lot of day hikes with my family!

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Molomatic said...

I entered you humidifier giveaway!

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Molomatic said...

High Sierra Sport supplies equipment to The US Ski & Snowboarding Olympic Teams!

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Molomatic said...

BOB'S SKI SHOP in Portland carries High Sierra!

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Molomatic said...

I'm following High Sierra on Twitter @ molomatic

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Molomatic said...

#13: Kinder-glo Nightlight!

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Molomatic said...

#6: I watched the High Sierra US Ski & Snowboard Teams Collection demo! Cool bags

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Molomatic said...

#5. You could use it for hiking, yahoo!

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Molomatic said...

#14: It was founded in 1978 as H. Bernbaum Import & Export Company


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Molomatic said...

#8: You call them neighbor followers!

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Molomatic said...

#9: Zero water pitcher!

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Molomatic said...

Tweet, thanks!

http://twitter.com/Molomatic/status/13378853013

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anthy said...

tweet! http://twitter.com/my_twitraccount/status/13419760604
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Molomatic said...

Tweet, thanks!

http://twitter.com/Molomatic/status/13429448836

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Molomatic said...

I blogged about your giveaway! Entry #2

http://onegratefulmama.blogspot.com/2010/05/high-sierra-giveaway-from-at-fence.html

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Molomatic said...

I blogged about your giveaway! Entry #1

http://onegratefulmama.blogspot.com/2010/05/high-sierra-giveaway-from-at-fence.html

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Deb said...

I love the wilder backpack item #54402-1114---cool color combination!

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Deb said...

FB msg http://www.facebook.com/pages/High-Sierra-Sport-Company/54683494834#!/pages/High-Sierra-Sport-Company/54683494834?v=wall&story_fbid=392502329834&ref=mf

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Deb said...

FB msg http://www.facebook.com/pages/High-Sierra-Sport-Company/54683494834#!/pages/High-Sierra-Sport-Company/54683494834?v=wall&story_fbid=392502329834&ref=mf

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Deb said...

They won a Gearzy Award http://www.hssc.com/login/Article?articleID=789789823

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Deb said...

US Ski team

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Deb said...

I entered green mtn coffee

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Deb said...

Followers=Neighbors

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Deb said...

I could use a high sierra bag for an airline carry on bag

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Deb said...

'78 bernbaum import/export co.

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Deb said...

i follow them on twitter (@debthompson)

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Deb said...

I want to win because i am trying to save my pennies for a round the world trip :)

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Deb said...

buy at mc sports (about 1/8 of a mile from my house)

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Deb said...

zero water pitcher

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Deb said...

AT405 demo video

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Deb said...

Kinder glo nightlite

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anthy said...

Final tweet! http://twitter.com/my_twitraccount/status/13482560687
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Molomatic said...

Tweet, thanks!!

http://twitter.com/Molomatic/status/13503748383

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