One More Sponsor!

One More Sponsor!

We secured another sponsor! And, once again, it is a company we have known and loved for years.

Big Agnes is providing us with our 29 square foot “home” while we are in New Zealand – the Cooper Spur UL2 tent. We actually used the Copper Spur on the AT, but they have come out with a version in 2014 that even lost a few ounces. Yeah for updates and improvements!!

Our precious home on the AT in 2011 – Cooper Spur
If that wasn’t generous enough, Big Agnes will also be providing us with their Shovelhead DownTek Jackets. I couldn’t be more excited about this. My “poof” jacket is my comfort item on the trail. When I get to camp, I shed my sweaty clothes and put on a light shirt and my poof jacket. The features on the Shovelhead are exactly what I want – lightweight, packable, DownTek with 700 fill (meaning it will keep me warm and water repellent), a drawcord hood, and thumb holes.
The last item they are gifting us are our trekking poles. On the Long Trail, I took no poles. On the AT, I took 1 pole. You could say I was a slow-burning convert to the trekking pole scene, but now I realize and love their benefits, as J had been telling me for years. The Helinox line of poles are super lightweight and we have been using them for a year now. I couldn’t imagine backpacking without them.
Thank you again to all our sponsors!! I would say we are definitely “geared up” for this trek! FYI, we will be posting our full gear list tomorrow once we pack it all up.

One response to “One More Sponsor!”

  1. Misti says:

    Sweet! WE LOVE Big Agnes! 🙂 They have helped us in a crunch twice while backpacking!

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