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2011 & to award $7,500 of big-name merchandise in August

Gigantic Gargantuan Gear GiveawayPITTSBURGH, Pa., July 15, 2011 -- Outdoor products may keep getting lighter, but this August, and want to show outdoor enthusiasts that bigger can sometimes be better.

The Gigantic Gargantuan Gear Giveaway (G4) is a super-sized co-promotion from two of the outdoor industry’s leading gear review and news sites. Over $7,500 in outdoor gear is up for the taking throughout the month of August.

“I’m stoked to work with Josh and Ben at in a one-of-a-kind promotion,” said Jason Elliot, Editor and Head Gear Geek.“Our sites' patrons count on us for the latest on outdoor products. Plus, we were able to partner with some of the industry’s leading companies to sponsor the prizes for the promotion.”

Gargoyles, Gerber, GoLite Footwear, Hi-Tec, JanSport, Mammut, Polarmax, Salomon, Tilley Endurables, and Wolverine are the key sponsors for the promotion. In total, over 30 companies have sponsored outdoor gear for the promotion’s prize packages.

“Having so many brands come together for this promotion is truly special and very exciting. It’s a great opportunity for followers of and to not only be exposed to a ton of new, cutting edge gear, but also to win some of these awesome products,” said Josh Turner, co-founder of

The promotion will run from August 1, 2011 to August 31, 2011. Residents of the U.S. and Canada that are 18 or older can enter once per day throughout the promotion’s entry period. Fifteen winners will be selected in September and will receive a prize package with a suggested retail value over $500. To enter, starting August 1st, visit Updates on the promotion and further details can be found at and

In addition to the key sponsors, the promotion is also supported by, Brunton, Cocoon by Design Salt, Columbia Sportswear, Eagles Nest Outfitters, Headsweats, Horny Toad, Icebreaker, Innate, ISIS, KEEN, Kelty, Osprey Packs, Overland Equipment, Primus, Redington, Sierra Designs, SteriPEN, Suunto, Vasque and Zuke's.

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Camping Gear TV is a web show featuring camping and backpacking gear reviews, interviews with industry leaders and adventurers, and special series.  Produced and hosted by Ben Kniffen and Josh Turner, the show delivers a unique mix of information, inspiration, and every once in a while, a laugh or two.  Camping Gear TV can be found on and is distributed on over 15 other video platforms.


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