Monday, March 29, 2010

High Sierra Sport Review & Giveaway

Since Mike & I first started dating, we've always spent a good amount of Spring & Summer, outdoors, hiking, walking trails, checking out different parks & scenic outdoor areas.

We used to toss a water bottle in the back of the Jeep, with the top down & the most we worried about was running out of water for me, cigarettes for Mike & gas because we spent all our cash on beer the night before.

Now, we have kids.

Do they have socks? Shoes? Bug spray? Diapers? Extra diapers?  A blanket? Is everyone changed & dry to go?
I mean.. come on.. getting out the door is half the battle & then when we get to the park, someone doesn't want to do in a carrier, or they don't want to walk, or they don't want the sun to shine because they don't like the sun.

I mean..ohmygod...

Then there is me, who is like "ok, where the hell do I put my keys? Ugh I HATE carrying water bottles.. I like my hands free, to hop over things & take the long routes. Then I need somewhere for a kids hat, because if I don't bring it, someone will want it.

High Sierra Sport sent both Mike & I the Spire 2500.

This is a hiking backing with an internal frame.

 Check out it's features:
  • 25-Liter, panel-load main compartment.
  • Quick-release, adjustable tuck-away webbing straps for vertical snowboard carry.
  • Adjustable webbing straps on top and bottom for diagonal ski carry.
  • Large zippered front pocket holds a shovel blade and essential snow tools.
  • S-shaped shoulder straps with high-density foam padding, adjustable sternum strap and removable media/cell phone pocket.
  • Internal hydration reservoir sleeve and insulated hydration tube pocket on the shoulder strap helps keep water from freezing (reservoir not included).
  • Single, contoured aluminum frame bar can be adjusted to fit the shape of your back.
  • Padded back panel with adjustable waist belt.
  • Tricot-lined accessory pocket holds goggles or other necessities
  • Soft lashing hardware holds an ice ax or hiking poles.
  • Dual side pockets hold beverages or gear.

Let's break that down, it's quite a load of information. There is a spot for everything.
If your a SERIOUS climber, or hiker, there is a spot for all your equipment to be readily available as you climb, hike or participate in any outdoor sport.
I love the water reservoir, as I said, I hate carrying bottles but I get dehydrated really easily. I have since I was a kid, I over heat & because I'm nursing, my water intake is pretty high.It's an easy system to maintain hydration, hands free, even!
I have a spot for kids stuff, a spot for my stuff, hands free for climbing & even some nifty little pockets that I don't even know what I can put in, yet!!

Check out Mike, modeling the bag.

Mike actually wears his to school. The hard, support in the back helps him, as he has a degenerative disc syndrome. He is able to keep all his books & school items in it, right down to writing utensils. So, this isn't just for hiking, it could be a multi use bag, a school bag,whatever!

I pack mine with kids "back up items" for being out & water & a diaper or 2, when we went to the zoo, last weekend. Its comfortable to wear,while walking around on family outings, even if your not hiking & climbing!

One reader will win a bag, from HSS. The bag is the choice of HSS, not the reader.
I guarantee, whatever you get, will be awesome. I haven't been disappointed yet.

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  3. I am a fan of your facebook I found out about this giveaway :)

  4. I follow you via google friend connect!

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  10. I am a fan of them on Facebook as Shannon S.S. ( I can full name upon request)


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