Gear Madness 2015 bracket

SPONSORSGear Madness 2015 – Bracket ContestAn Outdoors Contest like no other!We’ve pitted top-of-the-line gear against each… well, obviously they can’t “play” like teams do in that other bracket that runs in March. Instead, we developed the Challenges below to serve as your guiding light and inspiration!Use them to determine who advances if you like. If not, that’s cool too! Submissions received prior to March 22nd will be used to determine who advances and results released on the schedule below.Please don’t hesitate to shoot us a message via social media @TrailMob if you have questions or comments (FAQ also below).Rounds 1 & 2 Suggested Challenge (by group)Round 1 ChallengeRound 2 ChallengeTents & BagsWhich piece of gear is more likely to get a couch-potato millennial interested in the great outdoors?50 Shades of Camping… enough said… pick one!Packs & ApparelJohn Colter was running the original naked and afraid when he was famously chased by young Blackfoot Braves, which piece of gear could he have used most?The guy on a buffalo would likely prefer which piece of equipment?Gadgets & What-notYou’re castaway with Tom Hanks and his volleyball Wilson. Which piece of gear do you hope washes up?Someties it just comes down to whether is it a need or a want (but can’t it be both?).Filters & CookwareYou just landed a reality tv spot, you get one luxury item, which would you bring?TSA felt a little extra frisky on your trip back from Colorado, but yeed more if lost in the wilderness?Round 4 Suggested ChallengeAll groupsIt’s the final 4! Which is the better all-around piece of gear, from car-camping to epic thru-hikes?Final Suggested ChallengeThe FinalWe leave this one up to you, which should be crowned Last Gear Standing?

How to Win

All gear prizes are awarded by a drawing-style raffle. Submit your bracket with the form above. Entries must be received by April 4, 2015 at Noon (MST) to qualify. See below for more info and terms and conditions.Submit a Bracket:

  • Before March 22nd, 2015 (3:00 MST): Two chances to win (if Last Gear Standing correctly chosen, three chances to win).After March 22nd, 2015 (3:00 MST): One chance to win.
  • After your bracket is submitted, like or share this page on each of your favorite social media outlets for additional chances to win.* Use #gearmadness and/or #trailmob so we can keep tabs!Winners will be contacted via email provided or social media account, as appropriate.

    *Until submission deadline, one additional chance for each of Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest & Instagram; so long hashtags used as requested.

    About that FREE GEAR…

    Teton Sports Mountain Ultra 1 Backpacking tent, INOVA X3R Rechargeable LED flashlight, Osprey Daylite pack, MSR MicroRocket stove, assorted TrailMob schwag & much more from the sponsors of #GearMadness (25 prizes in total)!

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    Important dates & info
  • March 22nd: Submission deadline for maximum entries and chance for winner bonus (but you can still submit after this date).March 22nd: Results of Round 1 released with analysis.March 29th: Results of Round 2 & 3 released with analysis.April 4: Results of Round 4 & analysis released. Bracket submission deadline at Noon (MST)!April 6: Results of Final and raffle contest winners are contacted!
  • FaqI didn’t receive a confirmation e-mailThere is no confirmation e-mail – if you saw the congratulations screen after clicking ‘submit’ you are entered! Congratulations and good luck!How do you determine which piece of gear advances?GearMadness is by no means scientific (if you couldn’t tell from our questions!). Match-up winners are decided based on submissions received, in combination with our own review. Check back for the recap commentary for post-match analysis!How was this seeded?TrailMob editors based on personal experience and in the interest of creating worthy match-ups!How do I keep track of my entry?Please print or take a screenshot prior to submission!

    terms and conditions

    • Entry to the Gear Madness Bracket Contest (the “Contest”) is available only to U.S. persons over the age of 18. You may be asked, at any stage, to provide TrailMob Media, LLC (“TrailMob”) with proof of age and/or identity.Promotional consideration (the “Prizes”) for the Contest were provided by the sponsors listed above and TrailMob.Employees and relatives of employees of TrailMob and any entities affiliated or related therewith shall not be eligible to enter the Contest. For the purposes herein, the term “relative” shall mean spouse, partner, parent, child or sibling.A raffle will be held to determine winners. The raffle shall take place on or around April 6, 2015. The odds of winning are directly related to the number of entrants. The period prior is referred to as the Promotional Period.Each entrant shall be entitled to make entry during the Promotional Period by hitting ‘Submit’ on forms above and/or through social media sharing. Entry into the Contest is free. In the event that TrailMob deems an entrant to have in any way acted in bad faith with respect to the Promotion, such entrant shall be excluded from the Contest and consequently deemed ineligible to win any Prize.In order to enter the Contest via bracket submission each entrant shall submit their fully completed bracket, first name, last name, and valid email addressThe Prizes awarded to entrants for winning the Contest (a “Winner”) shall be determined by TrailMob based on the results of the raffle and Prizesavailability.Winner specifically acknowledges that Winner shall be responsible for the payment of all tax, title fees, license fees, insurance requirements and other charges as may be required under any law, ordinance, statute, regulation or otherwise.TrailMob shall notify winner via e-mail or social media, as appropriate, within five (5) business days of the Contest. Winner shall then have ten (10) business days to respond (and provide shipping information) or the Prizeswill be considered forfeit.TrailMob’s decision is final with respect to all matters relating to awarding of the Prizes and the Contest generally and shall not be subject to review or appeal by any entrant or by any third party. Some prizes may ship directly from the manufacturer.Your participation in the Contest is deemed your agreement that TrailMob may (i) contact you in the future and (ii) use your name, likeness or image for promotional and marketing purposes without the requirement for any payment to you and you hereby grant TrailMob the right to do the same and expressly waive any claims against TrailMob in this regard.A Prizesis neither transferable nor exchangeable and cannot be exchanged for money or money’s worth.By entering the Contest, each entrant unreservedly agrees to these terms and conditions which govern the Contest and the awarding of the Prize.By entering the Contest each entrant agrees to release, discharge and hold harmless TrailMob, its legal representatives, affiliates, subsidiaries, agencies and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents from any damages whatsoever suffered, sustained or allegedly sustained in connection the Contest or the acceptance of the Prize.TrailMob reserves the right to alter these terms and conditions at any time and in its sole discretion.TrailMob reserves the right, at any time, to cancel, modify or suspend the Contest if, in its sole judgment, the Contest is not capable of being conducted as specified.These terms and conditions and any matters relating hereto shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Idaho.

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