Ultimate Holiday Gear Pack (camera and GPS watch prize)

Winner Announced! Ryan Leglu from Concord, Calif., submitted the winning response with, “This package would be perfect for my marriage. My wife’s idea of camping is a 4-star hotel, but documenting one of my backpacking trips to a tranquil High Sierra lake could sway her into joining me next time. I’d love for her to experience the beauty of the outdoors!”

We sorted through the 200+ submissions, and we liked Leglu’s submission for its honesty, straightforwardness, and slight humor but with a purpose for the prize. We’re looking forward to reading Ryan’s blog to hear about how he and his wife put the Suunto Ambit GPS watch and the POV.HD camera from V.I.O. to use!

In the spirit of the Holidays — and gift procrastinators the world over! — we’ve partnered with Suunto and V.I.O. to assemble a seriously great gift box worth $1,000+. Tell us who on your list needs this package, including the Suunto Ambit GPS watch ($500 value) and the POV.HD camera from V.I.O. ($599 value), in the comments area below this post. It’s that easy.

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To enter: Click the “LIKE” buttons below to share this article. Next, in the comments area on this post, in 50 words or less, tell us who on your list needs this gift box, and why.

Fine Print: Contest ends 11:59p.m. EST on Thursday, December 20. We’ll ship the prize out the following day for delivery before Christmas.

For your answer, tell the truth, and be creative, convincing, real, and fun. We’ll pick out the best reason and the most in-need gift giver (and gift receiver) for this ultimate last-minute prize.

Happy holidays, and good luck all around!

Posted by Mark Christy - 12/17/2012 04:08 PM

This would be the ultimate gift for myself on my upcoming adventure!! I’ll be saying goodbye to the city life and living in my truck for a year (at least) searching out any and all adventures and documenting the whole thing. My background in sports cinematography would really make this POV camera come to life, hope you guys consider me!!! Thanks!

Posted by Paul Osborn - 12/17/2012 04:14 PM

Selfishly I need the GPS watch for my mountaineering and hiking (I’m hiking 2 mountains over 6000 meters this spring and doing the JMT this summer). The POV camera I’d probably give to my brother has he’s stuck using his iphone for most stuff.

Posted by Tony - 12/17/2012 04:14 PM

I need this of course! Because with those babies I will never get lost.

Posted by Austin - 12/17/2012 04:17 PM

This would be perfect for my dad. After fighting nerve damage from old injuries and nearly losing the ability to walk, he’s not only walking and hiking again, but taking up back country skiing this season. At 55 he can still beat my brothers and I up the hill. The watch and camera would be put to good use in Brighton back country and Uintahs this season.

Posted by Marianne Vaskova - 12/17/2012 04:19 PM

This is perfect for my dad! His affinity for high tech gear like this is unsurpassed by anyone I have met. Unfortunately, he lost all of his gadgets in the 6ft of water that filled our home during Hurricane Sandy. All of our money has been going to home repairs and necessities, leaving no room for splurging on what he really wants. Please help me make Christmas happen this year!

Posted by Marc Sacco - 12/17/2012 04:19 PM

This gift would be for my girlfriend as we were affected by hurricane Sandy (we used to live in Long Beach) and I lost my job so not only are we living with her parents, this Christmas will have to be void of material gifts but it will be full of thankfulness and love.

Posted by Andy Odell - 12/17/2012 04:21 PM

My daughter could really use this. She gets lost all the time and has security issues where she currently lives. A camera for outside would be smashing.

Posted by Lonnie Brooks - 12/17/2012 04:24 PM

I would nominate my son Spencer. He is always outdoors going something with friends and has just recently signed to the local Venturing crew with the Boy Scouts of America. With his mountain hikes with freinds the GPS watch could be a life saver and the camera, well I think that could come in handy along the way. Thanks for considering this honor student from Virginia, Spencer Brooks.

Posted by Chad Januskiewicz - 12/17/2012 04:26 PM

This would make a sweet gift for my 9 year old son. It’s perfect for our upcoming snow shoe research/adventure up Pleasant Pond Mountain! The V.I.O. would be an indispensable tool for capturing footage of Whiskey Jack and documenting our journey along the way. Crossing my fingers on this one!

Posted by Alan Davison - 12/17/2012 04:26 PM

This would be a great package for my son. He is in Boy Scouts and they are always having fun on high adventure trips. It would be great to share these experiences with other freinds and family members who cannot attend. Please make his Christmas and send this our way.

Posted by Merle Sipes - 12/17/2012 04:30 PM

I want this for my girlfriend. She is 50 and still dosen’t know North from South or East from West. When she travels she uses land marks to go by, not street address . This would be a great gift so she wont get lost. Thats the truth. lol

Posted by Amy Perkins - 12/17/2012 04:32 PM

I need this for myself and hubby…. He can’t stop getting lost, and let’s face it, as a true “land myself in the hospital” self professed klutz, that camera mounted on my head would catch some pretty funny stuff!

Posted by Ben - 12/17/2012 04:33 PM

Waugh! Livin’ in New Mexico and raisin’ 9 youngsters who love the outdoors is a blast! Using these tools to document our exploratory adventures would be the coolest! Long live GJ … HUZZAH!

Posted by Eric Metz - 12/17/2012 04:37 PM

These would be the perfect gifts for my dad! He is constantly going on new adventures and loves to document them. This POV camera would be a big step up from his tiny point and shoot camera and his old handheld gps that he takes with him.

Posted by Ryan Leglu - 12/17/2012 04:38 PM

This package would be perfect for my marriage. My wife’s idea of camping is a 4-star hotel, but documenting one of my backpacking trips to a tranquil high Sierra lake could sway her into joining me next time. I’d love for her to experience the beauty of the outdoors!

Posted by Job Hendrickx - 12/17/2012 04:41 PM

Having a brother that isn’t as much into outdoor-sports as I am, I would love to put this underneath our Christmas tree. So, why give this to someone that isn’t into outdoor-sports? Simple, to get him started and to strengthen those brother/brother ties while recording everything with the amazing V.I.O!

Posted by John Hazlett - 12/17/2012 04:45 PM

Perfect for my best friend.. who spends more time out of doors than in. He always comes back with stories for which I demand proof due to how outlandish they are. This set up would help him to be able to back up his mouth!

Posted by Joshua Kerr - 12/17/2012 04:57 PM

My kayaking buddy. We took a trip earlier this year and he had the task of navigating. Well it seems that he did not know how to use his GPS and we had to just wing it. It all worked out in the end, but it’d be nice to know that he’d have the tools to keep us on course next time.

Posted by André - 12/17/2012 05:00 PM

The watch would be a perfect gift for my fiancé that’s starting up with her training again – I think this would inspire her to be out in the woods more with me too! What about the camera you say? Well, that I would give to myself to shoot my own and our own adventurers.

Posted by Kim Sardo - 12/17/2012 05:05 PM

The person on my list who needs this Suunto Abit GPS Watch along with the V.I.O POVHD camera none other than yours truly.
I have been forever wanting to document my hikes, runs and outdoor adventures that I do with my 9 year old son. Most of the long distance activities I do with my son pusing him in his stroller. Brandon has Down syndrome. By my documenting our many and various adventures in HD I’ll be able to share them not only with the world but with other parents of children who have special needs. I want to show them that you can get out with your child, despite their disability and explore our great world. Being a sole parent I’d love to inspire the world by showing them what we do together… and not get lost doing it. My son rocks his extra chromosome and is my inspiration. I’d love to rock our world with a new GPS and Camera. Thank you GJ for this opportunity. Merry Christmas

Posted by Naomi O - 12/17/2012 05:09 PM

THe GPS watch would be great for my hubby b/c he’s out hiking on the unbeaten track every spare day he has! Also, he needs to show me some more of what he does!

Posted by Kaleb - 12/17/2012 05:09 PM

This would make the bike tour I’ve been planning as now it looks like life in New Zealand is coming to an end. Plan on riding Nz, Australia, Japan, and back to Minneapolis. Way to document the adventure or life in NZ if that happens. Coast to Coast anyone?

Posted by Patrick Brand - 12/17/2012 05:21 PM

Nice bundle!

Posted by Lorie Regenold - 12/17/2012 05:22 PM

My son Kade NEEDS this. He never leaves home without a bag of gadgets and seeing life from his vantage point would be extreem, to say the least.

Posted by David Foster - 12/17/2012 05:24 PM

I need this combo for hiking in the Red River Gorge.

Posted by Corbin Smith - 12/17/2012 05:25 PM

I would for sure give this to my wife. She could document all of her adventures in motherhood and otherwise. Then, of course, I could borrow it for some of my own fun. I’ll always give it back, of course. ;)

Posted by Kyle Thompson - 12/17/2012 05:33 PM

Lost my watch at work. Wanting another. Have a good one.

Posted by Mark Masse - 12/17/2012 05:35 PM

I need this for my camping trips in Idaho. Mostly because my wife was fired from being the navigator at least seven times this last year. She had us in the ditches an through thorn brush way too many times while we were hiking last year. For the love of pete; PLEASE SAVE OUR MARRIAGE!

Posted by jeffrey young - 12/17/2012 05:42 PM

This would be the best gift i could give my son,he was born with cleft lip and pallete and is deaf in one ear, he has always kept to himself,locked in his room playing video games.we recently moved out of NY to the country in Pa, and now he has found a new passion in exploring the woods,mountains and rivers that surround us, i cant keep him in the house and his mother worries he will get lost. He reminds me of myself when i was young, just exploring and i would love to give him something that i know he would put to good use.

Posted by Franko - 12/17/2012 05:45 PM

My father-in-law needs this prize package. We’re always giving him a hard time for his ‘You shoulda seen the size of the (fish, bear, hawk, etc…)’ and he’s pretty bad at leading us back to his favorite fishing/picture taking locations. This gear pack would help prove that he is the master of his domain, as he claims, or one heck of an adventurer/storyteller/exaggerator, as we all believe. And if you’re reading this Steve, we love you & hope that we win so that you win!

Posted by Aura - 12/17/2012 05:48 PM

This would be an ultimate gift for my nephew who loves camping and technology

Posted by Patrick - 12/17/2012 05:51 PM

This would be a great gift for my law enforcement friend. He never has any time to get out and do things on his free time but maybe this will encourage him! Plus if he gets hurt on duty the GPS might be able to track him!

Posted by Spencer Messer - 12/17/2012 05:54 PM

I’m a super avid reader of the blog and I also work as backpacking guide for a camp in Estes Park, CO. This prize pack would not only be used by me, but also by other guides to help keep us and our ten campers safer. The camera would also help document the awesome things we do and would be a huge step up from the terrible Kodak camera we have now. Many people would reap the benefits of this if I’m chosen.

Posted by Mike M. - 12/17/2012 05:55 PM

This would be a bada$$ gift for my brother who is always getting lost in the woods while he is wasted. and he can watch it the next day because he always forgets what happened that same night…

Posted by Steve - 12/17/2012 05:55 PM

I can’t honestly say that I “Need” this package but I would be thrilled to use it for my trail running adventures! Always wanted the Ambit but it’s a little pricey and this is my first time seeing the camera…now I really want one! Thanks for great give-away regardless if I win or not. Merry Christmas!

Posted by Joel - 12/17/2012 06:02 PM

A good friend of mine just took up nordic skiing. It’d be awesome to have her film her first races on the snow and the GPS would be sweet for running and cross country skiing.

Posted by Lorraine K - 12/17/2012 06:03 PM

My BFF, because she could have bought herself an Ambit, but donated that money to one of our local mountain rescue units instead.

Posted by shauna casolari - 12/17/2012 06:11 PM

I would give it to my dad. He goes on some really neat trips (that he deserves after years of hard work). His problem? He is a man and tends to get caught up in hiking towards whatever has caught his attention and ends up who knows where. With this, I could live vicariously through his footage.

Posted by Abdullah Khan - 12/17/2012 06:14 PM

Hi, well I read a lot of stories/reasons here, truly they all deserve this watch and the camera. This is something to have. I just love the suunto products. First time I ever saw was in the mall. Fell in love with it. But me poor single dad can’t afford it. I don’t even have a camera to take picture of my kids, I had to borrow from others… But that just my life. And my luck. Wish all of you have a Wonderful Merry Christmas and Happy New year. Bless you all.

Posted by Theron - 12/17/2012 06:16 PM

After really thinking about it, no one else I know can use this except me. Normally I would love finding gifts for friends but none of my friends are as tech savvy as I am. The Suunto watch would help me with my outside expeditions and physical training adventures with my job. Furthermore my current Suunto watch experienced damage last year and crazy glue is doing it justice. Secondly the POV HD camera was one of the coolest gadgets I have seen. The vidoes my friend showed me from working overseas were great and I thought to myself, “a camera like that can bring my family adventures to the TV instantly.” Who ever wins these prizes should put them through the hardest and most adventurous usage possible. I know I would.

Posted by Jamie Casolari - 12/17/2012 06:16 PM

This would be absolutely perfect for my perpetually lost husband, with a GPS watch on his we would avoid so many arguments over stopping to ask for directions. The camera would be perfect for using on our upcoming winter hike trip.

Posted by Mark - 12/17/2012 06:17 PM

My wife and I both, and our son. We both love the outdoors. I have a watch but she does not, and with a son due Feb 22 and a jogging stroller, the camera would help capture our family adventures.

Posted by Jeanne Middleton - 12/17/2012 06:34 PM

My daughter will begin competing her horse in NATRC competitive trail rides this summer. As a junior of 10, she will be competing in 40 mile weekends against more experienced juniors up to 18 years of age. The ability to rate your horse over 20 miles and 5.5 hours keeping an average of 4.3 to 5.3 mph is difficult for seasoned competitors let alone beginners who are also responsible for conditioning their mounts. This tool will be an asset in her training and development and help her to compete with confidence. The camera will allow her to promote the sport of competitive trail riding and endurance for those in her age group, she would love to record her experiences orienteering and competing so that her friends will finally understand what she does.

Posted by Keith Daniels - 12/17/2012 06:42 PM

Finding this package under the Christmas tree would be a joyful event. I would love the Ambit as my Garmin GPS is on its “last legs” and I would love the Ambit and its longer battery life to track my long runs and umtra races! The camera would be great as I would love to take better photos as I experience the ultra world. Or, I could give it to a friend of mine who is the “historian” of our running club and quite a good photographer!

Posted by felix - 12/17/2012 06:47 PM

This would be the perfect gift for my Girlfriend. She just started a new job and it’s a bit tough that she always has to wait for the weekend to climb harder than me or surf better. With the cam, she could take videos of me getting destroyed climbs she cruised up, and during the week she can track my paths with the gps, so she can be sure I actually just went to the pub for some beers (this will of course also benefit me, but I guess a little bit of selfishness is hard to deny with such an awesome gift pack)

Posted by Colin Beesley - 12/17/2012 06:55 PM

My Brother, who hasn’t had a watch for several years after his last one broke, a new one would maybe help him get to the right places on time, instead of always being late or lost (or both), the POV camera would be useful in both his Scouting activities, and his 4×4 play days (oh, and I could probably borrow them as well)

Posted by Tim Anaya - 12/17/2012 07:13 PM

I would like to nominate any one of the first responders to the tragedy in CT. God Bless

Posted by Brenda - 12/17/2012 07:30 PM

Orion battige, he would love this and would actually use it regularly I’m sure lol

Posted by Amanda M - 12/17/2012 07:47 PM

I was going to write how my outdoor loving, super geek sweetheart would love, love this, but the stories I have read already are much more deserving.I am sure someone awesome will recieve this. Happy Holidays !

Posted by Raymond Langer - 12/17/2012 07:47 PM

My son Chris is currently being trained at Camp Pendleton and will be going for a tour in Afganistan. It would make a great gift.

Posted by Zachary Leighton - 12/17/2012 07:58 PM

I need this pack because… It’s awesome!

Posted by Matt Meadows - 12/17/2012 08:00 PM

This would be a great gift for my buddy Andrew I already have the 10x and a V.I.O. However he has nothing and always counts on me during our adventures! I would love to see him with this gift, with his propensity to get lost plus his video editing capabilities I think he makes a great candidate!

Posted by Kristin Troska - 12/17/2012 08:58 PM

Happy Holidays to you all, and I am sure you are all quite deserving of this Ultimate Holiday Gear Package from The Gear Junkie, but actually my husband Antony really needs this, his old camera is sad and his old watch is sad and he is a good guy and I have never bought him a present, ever. We don’t actually celebrate birthdays and Christmas and don’t bother with presents (20+ years now), so wow, it would be swell to surprise him with something this cool. Thanks for the chance to win. Peace!

Posted by Ryan Stefani - 12/17/2012 09:25 PM

In the past year, I know someone that has A.) turned Kieners into a 23 hour epic due to darkness, off route, and getting totally turned around on the descent, B.) stumbled through a rim-to-rim-to-rim of the Grand Canyon and wondered—out loud—every 3 minutes of the last 5 miles how much further, C.) got lost in a camp-fire-near-the-lake winter night at St. Mary’s Glacier (the BIGGEST TRAIL EVER) (but then again, the blowing snow turned it near white out in minutes), D.) turned a “nice tour of Red Mountain” into an after dark “I told you that glade across the gully would be awesome. Now where are we?”, and E.) gotten completely lost on the descent to Solar Slab. That would be me. But I’m not the one that needs this. My girlfriend, the person that I tricked into suffering with me on all of these fun trips, needs this. So she can secretly refer to her GPS and tell me, “I know you think you remember that pile of rocks that reminds you of an anuk shuk. Let’s keep going the other way for a while longer and see what happens.” The best part: she’ll be able to record all of this to show my kids. It’ll be fun for all.

Posted by Tom Weitz - 12/17/2012 10:01 PM

The perfect gift for myself and Team USA. So I can capture all the blood, sweat, and heart pounding training that’s required to make Team USA Dragon Boat Team and participate in my 7th World Championships (Szeged, Hungary) and help US retain the coveted Nation’s Cup. Capturing these moments for dozens of people to be cherished the rest of their lives.

Posted by Bryan F - 12/17/2012 10:16 PM

Great gift for my younger brother he has just enlisted and it would be well deserved and put to good use . Plus he can stop “borrowing” my V.I.O cam :)

Posted by Fritz Anker - 12/17/2012 10:32 PM

Give this one to my wife. She gave me an Ambit for Christmas AND let me open it early! Least I could do.

Posted by Sherryn Brown - 12/17/2012 10:38 PM

I think my 9 year old son and his dad NEED this. They could use them while spending time together.

Posted by Eric Smith - 12/17/2012 11:03 PM

I want to give this watch to my wife, whom I moved from Wasilla, Alaska, to Memphis, Tenn., seven years ago. Yes, that Wasilla: home of Sarah Palin and land of a thousand meth labs. But it’s also home of mountains and skiing and hiking, all the things my wife loves and misses. Now, we get out West a couple times a year, and when we do break away from Elvis and the flatlands, I want to make sure she has the gear to adequately track our adventures. This would make her life — and mine — in the Lower 48 much more enjoyable.

Posted by Brian Power - 12/17/2012 11:59 PM

I want to give this to my uncle. He lives out in Colorado and he is an avid hiker, biker, skier, you name it.
One of his favorite things to do is to ski the back country. And the watch would be great for him to use all the time. This would be a gift that would just keep on giving for him. He says that he never needs a GPS because he has an internal compass, but that doesnt stop him from calling my aunt to help him out.

Thanks for listening

Posted by Zachary Wist - 12/17/2012 11:59 PM

I would wrap it all up and give it to my wife so she could hook it up to the jogger and never miss an exciting moment with my son and I. We could take it to Iceland on our trip and film our epic honeymoon and all the sights. Man, that would be awesome.

Posted by Michael borders - 12/18/2012 12:10 AM

I would have to be a bit selfish and say it is me that NEEDs this kit the most. Everyone in my family are not very adventurous. I am taking a three day accelerated mountaineering course in early January and would really love to capture the experience in HD. The watch is awesome too!

Posted by Kieran O'Halloran - 12/18/2012 04:50 AM

This would be awesome for my wife to have a video of her learning to ski

Posted by Perry Ambulos - 12/18/2012 05:58 AM

Well… they say we get wiser with age.I was planning on telling my 13 yr old sons’ story of beating the odds and overcoming an pdd nos diagnosis..many years of restrictive diets, years of various therapies way too much to describe… if you met him now you’d have no idea what he went through ..he’s a bright, shining star, brilliant student incredible soccer player who practices nearly every day on his own, runs, lift weights with hopes of becoming the next Messi…he’s taken to trail running with me and his pup…the expression on his face says it all… one with nature sucking it all in. However, after reading Kim Sardos’ story above I believe it would be in the true spirit of xmas for gearjunkie to award her the gift… something tells me she would touch far more people with this gift than any of us could possibly imagine. happy holidays

Posted by Kevin - 12/18/2012 07:30 AM

This would be the best gift for my little brother. He spent last summer hiking the first half of the AT and will be completing the second half this summer. With this, he can both find his way and share his experience with those of us not fortunate enough to be making the trek with him!

Posted by corgimas - 12/18/2012 08:25 AM

My wife NEEDS this gift package for her adventures.but she also needs it so that she can find her way back out of the woods!!!

Posted by Esko - 12/18/2012 08:50 AM

This would be the perfect gift for my husband. He likes taking pictures and loves the outdoors but he even gets lost in a restaurant after a visit to the restroom and ends up in the kitchen or somewhere else.

Posted by Benjamin Sperl - 12/18/2012 08:54 AM

Every morning my cat goes out of the house and is still out for some hours. It is a beautiful black cat, we all love them. A few weeks ago the cat, called devil, did not came back to us. After days we have given up hope. I am a professional trail runner and did my sunday morning long jog. 14km away of our house I saw a black cat catching a mouse, in mid of the wood. I called devil: we both ran to each other. I dragged the cat all the way back home. This, and the moment when the rest of my family saw the cat, was so awesome. For this and other adventures the cam would be perfect for me and my family and even the watch could help me to count the time, my cat scratch my arms while dragging. It does have mineral glass, does it?

Posted by Steve - 12/18/2012 09:32 AM

My wife needs this! It may just be the geeky nudge to get her to enjoy the outdoors more!

Posted by Dylan - 12/18/2012 11:09 AM

My dog would love this! I could track his wearabouts with the watch and record what he does all day when I’m gone.

Posted by James - 12/18/2012 11:32 AM

My brother Mike deserves this gift box because he loves adventure and is an avid photographer. I don’t know when he’s able to use it though because he’s undergoing chemotherapy. I know this would put a smile on his face and inspire him to plan and continue his life’s adventures.

Posted by Walker - 12/18/2012 11:53 AM

My radness would know no bounds!

Posted by Tony - 12/18/2012 11:55 AM

My wife needs the Suunto watch. We recently got into ultramarathoning and this would be perfect for her to track her progress and become a better athlete.

Posted by Jake Clark - 12/18/2012 11:56 AM

I need this as the camera would do wonders to get me better footage from airsofting. I am tired of trying to line up shots without being able to see the results on an external monitor. Besides the watch would be a great help and fit in with my gear.

Posted by Charlie - 12/18/2012 11:57 AM

I could definately use this ! I prefer to hike deep into the woods in the middle of the night when hunting… I like to “settle in” before day break.

Posted by Marc Kennis - 12/18/2012 11:57 AM

Well i am going to have to say i would most likely keep the ambit for myself because i want to upgrade from my core. As for the Camera i would most likely give that to my buddy who films my hunts. I feel this would be a pivotal piece to take on hunts and film in the most outrageous spots known to hunters. But all and all this is the ultimate adventurers wish kit. Not only will i just use it for climbing but i would further take it on my climbing expeditions to plan ahead and to see the unseen crevasses that lurk ahead.

Posted by Justin - 12/18/2012 11:57 AM

I have spent the last 6 months caring for my mother who was diagnosed with cancer and haven’t had time for outdoor adventure in the Rocky Mountains. I am planning to get back outdoors in the coming year and this would be inspiration to get out more.

Posted by Adam Velasquez - 12/18/2012 12:00 PM

I’d love to give this to my little brother Jarrod. He is an adventurer like me and would do a backflip if we would give this to him. He is a great guy and I’d like to keep him on the Ed Abbey path if at all possible. Thanks

Posted by Jordan - 12/18/2012 12:02 PM

This would be the perfect gift for my dad. Especially for our upcoming snowshoe trip to Yellowstone.

Posted by Kimberly - 12/18/2012 12:02 PM

My boyfriend totally needs this… he’s a life-long city photographer, but we will very likely be moving to a much more rural area in the new year. This gift box would helo him explore and document his new southern wild environs.

Posted by Jennifer Chamberlain - 12/18/2012 12:04 PM

I don’t “need” this gear pack…
but I don’t have any presents under the tree this year, so I would be very grateful if I did get something.

Posted by Ian - 12/18/2012 12:05 PM

I would give this to my next door neighbor. She is a single mother with two kids and one has been bedridden for the past 4 months. She is a teacher and I think she would be able to use these gadgets in class.

Posted by Daniel - 12/18/2012 12:09 PM

My reason is 1/4 selfish, and 3/4 in the spirit of the holidays. My friends are trying to start a snowboarding company with movies and clothing and could really use a great camera to capture their runs when they head west on the first (from Chicago, where it hasn’t even been cold enough to ride.) As for the selfish aspect, I’ll be moving to California before we get a real snowfall or cold enough weather to sustain made-snow so this will be my second year of no snowboarding. So I’m hoping they’ll be able to get some great footage of riding I could participate in, rather than the 60 foot big airs from all the other snowboard videos. The watch I’d keep for my hiking along the coast, and hope it would keep me safe with preloaded routes.

Posted by Albert Quackenbush - 12/18/2012 12:13 PM

I would ask Santa to give this to my buddy Eddy in Colorado. He is a hunting nut and is always deep in the backcountry of Colorado working hard to support his family. He’d never ask for anything, but his kindness is unsurpassed.

Posted by Jason A. Miller - 12/18/2012 12:14 PM

I would give this to my father. He needs it to capture on video the “one that got away”, the one that always gets away. And then it will make sure he finds his way home to show us.

Posted by David Yap - 12/18/2012 12:14 PM

Things we see will never be repeated. I wish to record places like mountains, jungles and huge landscapes. Moment when I fall off the clift and injured myself screaming. So one day, I’ll be able to replay whenever I reach the age that I’m not able to do trips again.

Posted by Tim - 12/18/2012 12:14 PM

The watch would have to go to my daughter, because she get’s lost very easily. The POV camera to my best friend, for his art project.

Posted by Mike Hafner - 12/18/2012 12:16 PM

I would give at least part of this to my nephew who just joined the Army to become a Ranger. He is following in his brother’s footsteps. We are super proud of him. He has completed jump school and will be home for Christmas….just in time to receive his new watch!!!

Posted by Joel Phillips - 12/18/2012 12:17 PM

I need this for myself. I never get to give myself things as I have a wife and kids to buy for every year.

Posted by Jordan - 12/18/2012 12:17 PM

I could lie and say my brother, but it would really be just for me. Adirondacks in February, Yosemite in April. I would be living the dream with this package!

Posted by Rick Pearson - 12/18/2012 12:19 PM

I ain’t going to lie to you… Santa would keep this one for himself!

Posted by christopher sorel - 12/18/2012 12:20 PM

This would be great for me as a new scout leader for hikes with the boys and camping this summer. We can make some great video at scout camp

Posted by Tony R - 12/18/2012 12:22 PM

I would use the camera on the fire truck to record fire ground activities. I’ve seen several things caught on camera that end up as training videos. If it can keep us safer, I’m going to use it. The watch will be used selfishly for my own activities.

Posted by Joseph Fisch - 12/18/2012 12:26 PM

I could use this myself because my wife and I just had our first baby, Elyse, and as I look under the tree I don’t see any presents with my name on them. I know it seems selfish but I’m not ready for ties and other “daddy” presents.

Posted by Luke - 12/18/2012 12:28 PM

My wife is big into ultra-running and could really use the Ambit for doing long runs in the Sierra. She made a video about one of this summer’s runs ( http://vimeo.com/47317658 ) and her next video would be even better with a slick camera!

Posted by Hoi - 12/18/2012 12:32 PM

I need this so my friends with GoPro and Garmin GPS will be jealous.

Posted by Jono de Leon - 12/18/2012 12:36 PM

I would be using both for myself, though I would make sure to take many people on my adventures.

Posted by Greg - 12/18/2012 12:38 PM

My best friend TJ from high school is a huge white water kayaking fanatic – He would love to use these on his trips, and show me his skill afterwards!

Posted by Elizabeth - 12/18/2012 12:40 PM

I would give this to my husband. He’s heading out to Washington this summer for a triple summit of Rainier. He’s really excited and I think this would be a great way to support his adventure (and to get some great video for the trip report)!

(p.s. I’m not on facebook, so no likes, but… I reposted it on Twitter for you. Hope that counts!)

Posted by Brian - 12/18/2012 12:45 PM

This package would be a great gift for my Dad. He loves the outdoors but hasn’t been able to recently and this would be just the thing to get him back out there. Out of everyone on my list he is the only one I have left and my funds are limited. I’m a full time student, so school on top of other things makes it difficult to get everything. This package would help me finish my list and lead to some good times with my Dad.

Posted by Pat - 12/18/2012 12:46 PM

Lets be honest, shall we? This would literally be the coolest thing anyone could receive this year—I have been eyeing this equipment for a while—and while contours and gopros are cool don’t we all always want the best of the best? And thats what this camera and watch are. My god they are awesome. Selfishly I would love to be able to win this—I’ve been dying to make a documentary of my local mountain and people here in Maine and this would be PERFECT to get my project off the ground. Many thanks for your consideration.

Posted by Hart - 12/18/2012 12:54 PM

This would be the PERFECT gift and the PERFECT timing for my best friend Adam. We are both embarking on a charity climb of Mount Aconcagua on Jan. 2 to raise money for The Hospital for Sick Children’s Oncology Department. This package would let him keep time and altitude for the team as well as document the incredible journey to 22,841 ft. in high def! We would be able to use the video next year to get some awesome PR and raise awareness for childhood cancer.

Posted by Rebecca Watt - 12/18/2012 12:56 PM

My boyfriend, Montana mountain guide and expedition nurse extraordinaire, would use the heck out of these on his climbing and backcountry ski trips. He currently uses his phone to document trips…and he has a terrible sense of direction. Please help!!!!!!! :-) Happy holidays!

Posted by Val Kowalewich - 12/18/2012 12:57 PM

Mmmm…list…list…yip I am on my list! Fantastic! This gear will stop me from getting lost on my snowboarding trips into the back country and have it recorded for posterity in HD.
V.I.O. rocks!

Posted by Martin - 12/18/2012 01:21 PM

My daughter will highly benefit from this gift set. The camera will help her track all her adventures and the GPS unit will help her stay on track :-)

Posted by Curtis - 12/18/2012 01:27 PM

I need this because no one would buy it for me and I need some gear to head outdoors for some extreme adventure.

Posted by John Turner - 12/18/2012 01:41 PM

My sisters stepson (my nephew) deserves this prize. He’s at university and doesn’t have much money. He’s a member of the Universities Outward Bound and Mountaineering Club so gets to do outdoorsey stuff at discounted and shared costs. He’s finally struggled to clothe and equip himself (with a little of our help). We think this fantastic prize of top of the range technical goodies would thrill him to bits, as most of his Christmas prezzies will be related to his education.

Posted by Brian Mason - 12/18/2012 02:10 PM

I could use this i’m always finding a nuse for items like those.

Posted by Teresa Jones - 12/18/2012 02:14 PM

My son Adam would LOVE this! He’s a single Dad that stepped up and has been raising his Son since he was 10 weeks old (he’s now 5 yrs.)Everything he earns goes towards his Son. He is so deserving!

Posted by James Read - 12/18/2012 02:17 PM

My youngest daughter needs this as she is always taking pictures on her adventures. The watch would come in handy too because she loses her way quite often.

Posted by Jolene S - 12/18/2012 02:20 PM

This would be a great gift for my daughter, who’s a Wildlife Biologist. She could take pictures of birds and other wildlife and not get lost doing it!

Posted by Crystal Beach - 12/18/2012 02:20 PM

My husband needs this! Not only is he an outdoor enthusiast but as we are trying to become debt free, purchases like this just don’t happen. We are living like no one now so that in the future we can live like no one and go on so many new adventures!

Posted by Russell Jenness - 12/18/2012 02:22 PM

simply put I would love to give this gift to myself. As a amateur field biologist this equipment could go along way in helping with my out door observations.

Posted by Stephanie Gossett - 12/18/2012 02:36 PM

My husband took in my two daughters who were abandoned by their father. He spends his days off teaching them trust and survival skills. He is making them strong girls with self esteem. He never asks anything in return! He has used the outdoors to change lives, and this would make our trips safer and more memorable!

Posted by Michael Defenbaugh - 12/18/2012 03:04 PM

I’m that guy, the one who won’t settle for merely a little jaunt, I need an epic adventure. I chose to be a guide because of this insatiable need to be outdoors, having fun, and sharing that with others. I am always looking for new ways to wow people and give them a taste of what is waiting for them outside the door and beyond the next hill. I need this kit, and I’m being super cereal… not just for myself, but for the people I take on my trips and those who can’t come. I would blow so many minds and hopefully change lives with your help and this awesome kit. Thanks guys for another great year of GJ content, looking forward to 2013! Cheers, beers, and the great outdoors!

Posted by Terri McMillan - 12/18/2012 03:22 PM

I need this because of my ability to always seem to get LOST

Posted by Jill Robins - 12/18/2012 03:36 PM

I am an avid runner, but more importantly, we are homeschoolers and we are starting a hiking challenge! We are doing all the local trails and will do Mt. Washington by spring. Then… who knows. This package would provide a sense of security with the GPS and a great way to document everything! We’ll link you to our blog too!

Posted by Becca - 12/18/2012 03:44 PM

My boyfriend and I need this gear pack. He is the one who introduced me to the wondrous great outdoors, so who better to deserve this stuff than someone who pushes the beauty of OUTSIDE onto people. Plus he has the sexiest Suunto watch, and if we won, i could have one too! Merry Christmas!

Posted by John Bradley - 12/18/2012 03:45 PM

Me or any of my fly-fishing buds. The multiple backcountry trips we take could finally be captured and the best holes kept up with.

Posted by Jack Ryan - 12/18/2012 04:02 PM

I’m relatively new to this and would greatly benefit from these great products. Thank you for making them available as a prize.

Posted by Gareth Hughes - 12/18/2012 04:03 PM

not going to beg or tell lies…I would love this just as much as everyone else I do want it to use not ebay like some will and I hope whoever wins keeps and uses it….as I will being a semi pro mystical ninja,part time troll hunter and the last line of defense spandex wearing ultimate intergalactic hero against the evil alien horde!

Posted by Brent Bowen - 12/18/2012 04:43 PM

My brother Alex finally made it back home from the Army after a decade of fighting for the country that he loves and so that we can all do the things we love in life. I’m excited to have him back so we can make up for the years we missed together kayaking, snowboarding, mountain-biking, and exploring. This would be a great gift and way to enjoy and capture our newfound adventures. The best gift though is having him home for the holidays for the first time since joining the Army. Happy Holidays everyone!

Posted by Darryn - 12/18/2012 07:10 PM

I’d give it to my wife. She’s spent the last few years filming our kids as they participated in soccer, circus acrobatics, unicycle, dance and skiing. It’s time that she was able to record some of her own adventures. (I’d love to have her back rogaining with me).

Posted by Cjsalv - 12/18/2012 07:57 PM

My son is working on his eagle project and this would be a big help.

Posted by Matt - 12/18/2012 09:36 PM

I could use it for work. I’m a cross country tourguide and this solves so many problems for me.

Running late? Not anymore with a new watch that isn’t an iPhone.

Annoying tourist asks every 10 minutes what elevation we’re at? I’ve finally got an answer for them.

Beautiful tourist who wonders what elevation we’re at? Wow her with my knowledge of the area after checking out what “time” it is.

A final memento of the trip? What’s better than a surprise video of the past week.

Posted by Kenji - 12/18/2012 10:02 PM

well first off I love the Gear Junkie, and second of all my teenage son just went on his first backpack trip in the Sierra and getting this gift pack would cement his passion for getting outdoors! Tech gear plus outdoors = win for daddy and son both!

Posted by Nicole Melvin - 12/18/2012 10:05 PM

I would give this gift to my amazing boyfriend. He has stuck by my side over the last few months why I am dealing with an unknown medical condition. I recently lost my medical leave and funds have been tight but he still made sure my 2 boys will have a great Christmas and I would love to show him my appreciation by giving him this amazing gift!

Posted by Stephen Carlin - 12/18/2012 10:42 PM

Our cub master sure could use this to keep track of 60 scouts. or at least use it to catch them on video doing stupid stuff!

Posted by Pat - 12/18/2012 10:46 PM

My dad would use these in the mountains!

Posted by Jeremiah - 12/18/2012 10:46 PM

I would have to keep this gear package for myself, I could never afford to get either of these items myself and I would love to put them to use on my white water rafting trips, gold prospecting, hiking and camping trips… This would be a perfect gift for me.

Posted by Patrick Perkins - 12/18/2012 10:49 PM

My friend Chris needs this, because we whitewater paddle, snowboard, climb, and hike together, and who else is going to get all the awesome stuff we do on camera!? Having recently graduated, paying student loans, and no real job yet, I can’t afford important & great presents like this!

Posted by David Massing - 12/18/2012 10:50 PM

would be the ultimate gift for myself on my upcoming adventure!! I’ll be saying goodbye to the city life and living in my truck for a year (at least) searching out any and all adventures and documenting the whole thing. Thanks!

Posted by Josh del Villar - 12/18/2012 10:51 PM

This would be the perfect gift for my buddy Rick who is not at runner at 6’ 3” and 240lbs but who is a good enough sport and has a big enough heart to join me in an ultra marathon across Haiti as a fundraiser for the Medical Missions of Memphis.

Posted by Michael Phillips - 12/18/2012 10:54 PM

I need this so i don’t get lost then i can record it so that when I get back I don’t do it a second time.

Posted by melanie swanson - 12/18/2012 10:57 PM

I would give this to my husband. He just was appointed Scoutmaster of Troop 829 in Youngstown ny. He will need it for the adventures he will be taking with the Boy Scouts..Seeing how we just moved out this way in the summer- it is a big step in his life- and you guys can help him lead the way for the boys !

Posted by Alex Flamm - 12/18/2012 11:17 PM

I would spilt the list between my daughter and wife? The HD camera would go to my daughter to film her new found love and hobby mountain biking and the watch would go to my wife who has just lost a ton of weight and found a love for fitness but won’t run. Hoping the watch will give her that extra motivation. Thanks for this opportunity, someone’s going to have an epic Christmas this year.

Posted by David Wheat - 12/18/2012 11:23 PM

My friend Steve Seago needs this watch because he refers to me as the “guy with the short hair and the big watch” since I got my Ambit. Send it to him so I can refer to him as the “guy with the gray hair and the big watch”.

Posted by Chandra Danza - 12/18/2012 11:25 PM

These would be perfect for me and my daughter!!! It would help us immensely in geocashing & hiking – doing whatever it takes to stay away drom the tv. this year she is going to start running 5k’s and Mud Runs starting with our first “mommy & me Spartan weekend”. These will help me because I LOVE being outside and I am determined to change as many minds as I can that you can have fun without tv:)

Posted by christina - 12/18/2012 11:32 PM

this should go to my friend ken, because even though he’s fine with just a map(or two) and compass, every backcountry geezer needs some fun new gear now and again

Posted by RR - 12/19/2012 12:09 AM

I’m going to ski Svalbard with a friend. He’s not too good with time nor place. Need help with that. Also visual proof for wife that we actually go skiing and not just to a local pub for few weeks.

Posted by marina - 12/19/2012 12:31 AM

i think i would like to give this to my brother. he is moving back from Switzerland soon and the two of us are going to go backpacking. he would really enjoy it

Posted by Andy - 12/19/2012 12:39 AM

My brother really needs this watch because when we go on trips to foreign countries, he seems to always wander off. This way at least he won’t be lost. He could also use the camera to show me what I missed while he was lost.

Posted by Wendy - 12/19/2012 03:44 AM

I would like to give my husband the gift of “peace of mind” this christmas by winning this gift for myself. We do a lot of traveling and hiking together-ish. He hikes faster and I inevitably take the wrong turn, every turn along the trail. This way, I can can possibly find him before he has to find me and I can show him where ‘we’ hiked that day.

Posted by Mike - 12/19/2012 05:00 AM

I need this! In the past two years, I’ve definitely lost my way. Seems to be the ideal solution.

Posted by Alec Lister - 12/19/2012 06:16 AM

I would give this to my amazing girlfriend as we are both walking the 800km “Camino de Santiago” across Spain and France this coming March! She needs the camera to help film her documentary she’s making along the way and the watch to safely let us climb the French Pyrenees! Thanks!!

Posted by Josh - 12/19/2012 06:19 AM

I would give it to my girlfriend. She is always either late or lost so the ambit would sort her out and I could steal the VIO evey now and again (all the time) for skiing and MTB. plus I could never afford to buy her that stuff so winning it would be great.

Posted by Greg - 12/19/2012 08:15 AM

I am STILL lost in the woods. Can you ship to the Chattahoochee National Forest? This might help me make it home by Christmas!

Posted by Kurt - 12/19/2012 08:17 AM

I would like this for my dog (and me)so I can see a dogs eye view of the fields and woods that he loves to run in and not get lost doing it.

Posted by jdgrffn - 12/19/2012 08:51 AM

My ski buddy needs the new camera to replace the defective one he currently uses which for some reason is unable to catch my ohh so elegant ski style and the gps unit to get us out of the backcountry when we miss the cut-off back to our bus stop.

Posted by Zulhilmi Ghouse - 12/19/2012 10:11 AM

I’m kind of like the Grinch when it comes to Christmas.
I don’t celebrate it, I think it’s meaningless.
I NEED this on Christmas Eve to record all my deeds of evil.
And to navigate the fastest route from Mt. Crumpit to Whoville.
I jog around to places now, you know.
It’s greener, helps keep the CO2 low.
This year, I’m going to steal all of the Christmas trees, hohoho.
And let the Whos know it’s courtesy of POV and Sunnto.

Posted by musicman - 12/19/2012 02:12 PM

I’ll be doing international mission work next year and the camera and watch would definitely come in handy.

Posted by EFelipe - 12/19/2012 08:47 PM

Nobody is more deserving of this gift package than me. It’s selfish, I know, but I truly need to track my speed and distance when kite sailing the dry lake bed of Ivanpah, and the POV camera is perfect to capture the moment.

Posted by Jon L. - 12/19/2012 09:08 PM

This would be great for my friend Mark and my father-in-law Karl who just gave me a 29er as an early xmas gift. I don’t make a whole lot of money and it’d be great to repay them with this gift to split between the two.

Posted by Evandro Jacques - 12/19/2012 09:47 PM

I practice trekking, mountain biking, cascading among others, have explored many wonderful places in nature and I need a good and accurate GPS to mark my location and share it with everyone. When I find these places, I need to monitor my heartbeat because surely my heart will accelerate with such unexplored beauty. To record all this emotion nothing better than high-quality photos of an advanced camera that will be attached to my helmet, without neglecting safety.

Posted by chris - 12/19/2012 11:30 PM

my girlfriend would love this prize pack. she would use it all the time. especially by letting me use it when she wants to get me out of the house so she can have quiet time.

Posted by Ed - 12/20/2012 12:46 AM

My directionally impaired spouse needs this package. We’re walking the Camino to Santiago de Compostela in March. With my luck, I’m certain she’ll find a way to get separated and lost.

She needs the watch to find her way back. She needs the camera so I can enjoy the hilarity of her misadventure when she returns. :-)

Posted by Matthew Childs - 12/20/2012 07:23 AM

In this current political climate this gift would go to help protect my family in these crazy times, and the watch wouldn’t hurt either for my wife who still gets lost going to the store. Would make our xmas a lot better!

Posted by sean c - 12/20/2012 07:25 AM

my son would love this hes allways doing stuff and posting it on youtube and the watch i would use becase i hate asking for directions

Posted by Kyle Wilson - 12/20/2012 07:27 AM

My son would be the recipient of this gift. He is becoming the outdoorsman and I am loving it. I was always outdoors and I am so excited to see the flicker in his eyes when we are out RAIN / SNOW / SHINE!
Thanks,
KW

Posted by Edward Taylor - 12/20/2012 07:35 AM

I am rediscovering myself in the world after a crippling injury sidelined me for more than a decade. I just started geocaching with a coworker as a means to recover in the wilderness the parts of me lost to the dark time. This would be great help for me!

Posted by Tiara Adams - 12/20/2012 07:37 AM

This would be the perfect gift for my DAD (and my Best Friend)! My 63 year old Dad, is also my teammate on team Off Road Rage Adventure Racing! Since our spouses may just think we are a little crazy, we very rarely get to purchase any awesome training gear. This would be perfect to help us to stay on track on our numerous adventures!

Posted by dave Fikkert - 12/20/2012 07:37 AM

Well as much as i like sharing and gifting things to people i just want me to have it. Not that because I’m a greedy bastard (i can be, let me tell you) but the POV cam i just desperately need for my motorbike closed circuit driving. And the watch is just kick ass and I would donate it to my father or my son! (i rather keep it myself but hey sharing is the way forward. so! HIHOO! Ship it to Amsterdam. FAST

Posted by Sarah Austin - 12/20/2012 07:42 AM

This would be alot of fun for our entire family. My husband could have the most fun during hunting and fishing trips. I would love to get him and the kids landing the big one. I may keep the watch, directionalism is not my strong point, but I would share the knowledge with the kids.

Posted by Zach Johns - 12/20/2012 07:56 AM

My son Nick has been begging for a pov cam for years! He could go off filming his freeskiing adventures then check his watch to make sure he isn’t late for practice with the high school ski team. More importantly, I could keep all my fingers by not having to bare-handedly film him with my old point n shoot!

Posted by Marcelo Catalan - 12/20/2012 08:11 AM

I would give these to my 8 year old daughter. Might as well get her started in the RIGHT DIRECTION (pun intended)! Merry X-Mas!!!

Posted by Tobias Hunter - 12/20/2012 08:21 AM

Two things my mum always asks me is “where are you?” & “what are you doing?” I’m sure I can help her to know where I am with precision via GPS and also bring the outdoors to the lounge so she knows what I’m doing via a sweet camera. Merry Christmas!

Posted by Tony Butz - 12/20/2012 09:12 AM

Great for my wife. We’ve always wanted our boys to see what triathlons and some of our kayak camping trips are like. It would be like they were there and we could watch together. We could also stay on track with the watch.

Posted by Scott Webb - 12/20/2012 09:23 AM

In April my father and I will be putting our name in the hat for elk tags in New Mexico. This will probably be his last big game hunt and I will be getting some sort of weather proof mountable recording system for this trip. The V.I.O. is a bit out of my budget, but looks like it would be a great system for such a memorable last trip.

Posted by Steve - 12/20/2012 09:45 AM

These will make all of my adventures even more epic.

Posted by Nick Turcotte - 12/20/2012 10:06 AM

I would be ask that this gift be for me. I am a mountaineer who usually climbs solo so as you can imagine the watch could be a huge help. The camera could go to a couple places but I think the best would be to an up and coming videographer. Because of this I think I would most likely donate it to a local school or college.

Posted by S. Montes - 12/20/2012 11:34 AM

Firstly, I’ve never won any contests and with the world “ending” tomorrow it would be nice to say I’ve finally won something even though I wouldn’t get my hands on it. Because, of course, this gift box would be my gift to myself this year! A much deserved gift. If shipping were quick enough maybe I can utilize the gear to survive the apocalypse!

Secondly, and more importantly, I’d totally make use of the gear every single day and get “lost” in my element outdoors. Thereby becoming a survivalist and experienced outdoors-man and soon after that becoming famous for my feats. Of course then I’d be able thank the gear junkie and VIO and SUUNTO!

Lastly, the watch would look most awesome on my wrist anyways. Just sayin.

Posted by R Buck - 12/20/2012 11:41 AM

This Would be a great tool for the trips that I take students on to video journal and geo-map the trip for presentations! Plus it would be fun to play with.

Posted by Lance Perry - 12/20/2012 11:42 AM

My wife, to help her not get lost

Posted by Carl - 12/20/2012 01:02 PM

Semi-selfishly i’d give it to my Dad with the intention of sharing it.
He’d use the camera in his car on his daily commute to record + report poor drivers, and the watch for running and biking.
Then i’d use the camera for outdoor ventures (MTBing, climbing, airsoft), and we’d each use the watch to track our winter mountaineering expeditions

Posted by Nate - 12/20/2012 02:14 PM

“This would be perfect for my dad,” my 8-month-old son says (or will say when he learns English). “He’s awesome.”

Posted by Nick - 12/20/2012 02:16 PM

We get lost alot, and would like to film finding our way.

Doing the pacific coast trail in jan, would love some POV action (especially of my Husky carrying his panniers)

Posted by Keith Iskiw - 12/20/2012 03:46 PM

I would give it to my wife as I know she would tihnk this stuff is stupid and give it right back to be!

Posted by Peter D - 12/20/2012 04:43 PM

Well, me I guess. They would certainly come in handy for a long term goal of a cross country bicycle trip. In the short term, I think it would be great to share with other members of my family to document our adventures. Thanks for the giveaway!

Posted by Phil - 12/20/2012 05:47 PM

i need this for all my downhilling adventures!!!!

Posted by William Armstrong - 12/20/2012 05:57 PM

Dad this is for you! It would only make our trail riding adventures more fun! Watching the two of us racing through the bush. Winding between the trees. With both our cameras running we could see all the action of each other trying to pass at speeds between trees and on tracks just wider than the handlebars. Splashing through the creeks and rivers. Hoping over logs launching rocks out our back wheels as we race up mountain peaks. This would be the best way to share what little time i have left with my dad while riding dirt bikes. Thanks for the chance.

Posted by Dan Gunman - 12/20/2012 06:05 PM

This would be great for me My pov 1.5 was stolen & I gave my gps away to someone needier than me Now I’m out of work and I’m the needed one so it would be great to have something under my Christmas tree short & sweet

Posted by Nate - 12/20/2012 06:21 PM

After reading some of the comments below I can’t say I know anyone who “needs” these items… but they would be an amazing gift for any of my friends or family who love to be outside and active. It would be great to share these with everyone!

Posted by Bill Blodgett - 12/20/2012 06:21 PM

If we had another 1080HD POV we could post pictures of the day all season long at www.facebook.com/119TiogaLane We will call it pictures of the day by VIO POV

Posted by Ste Rumbelow - 12/20/2012 06:22 PM

I’d use these during my upcoming 1000km charity trek which would give me the opportunity to document the entire thing and not get lost in unfamiliar territory at the same time.

Posted by Dan S. - 12/20/2012 06:23 PM

I know just the graduate to give this to; what better tools does someone need to find their path in the real world and to document their journey through life. I also hope that they’d share as some items in my basement have been eluding me for some time…

Posted by Ryan - 12/20/2012 06:33 PM

Sounds like a perfect gift to bestow upon myself. But not entirely selfish in purpose, as this set up would benefit myself and the broski’s in the backcountry as we venture into the new year.

Posted by Brian Mullin - 12/20/2012 06:40 PM

Because one can never have enough toys

Posted by GB - 12/20/2012 06:41 PM

I’m nearly broke and will be even more broke after I purchase a ring for my hopefully-soon-to-be fiance. I wanted to actually use a GPS route to get her to find me in a hidden location where I will plan to propose to her. Being able to grab video would also make it really memorable. HELP ME DO THIS!

Posted by Angie Armstrong - 12/20/2012 06:50 PM

A GPS watch would assist me in blazing my own trail this winter on my skiis (and snowshoes). I can use a compass, but a GPS would bring me into the 21st century! Thanks for the contest!

Posted by Jason Schmidthuber - 12/20/2012 07:36 PM

Five words…“Colorado Cat Snowboarding in February!”

Posted by David Mawditt - 12/20/2012 08:19 PM

This would be the perfect gift for my wife which she could then wrap up and put under the tree for myself. I know she would really enjoy the sound of videos being edited and having to sit through countless various edited versions. She has missed this terribly since my original VIO pov SD died last summer whilst kayaking on the white Nile in Uganda. The watch would be a great replacement for my old sunto. Both great pieces of kit. Thanks for the many years of use.

Posted by David Mawditt - 12/20/2012 08:58 PM

A perfect gift for my wife to wrap and put under the tree for myself. I know she would really enjoy sitting through countless various edited versions of footage. She has missed this terribly since my original V.I.O.POV.SD died last summer. The watch, a great replacement for my old Suunto.

Posted by Robert Lisowski - 12/20/2012 10:22 PM

My brother-in-law Marc. He is an avid “Gear” Junkie and he will be heading off to the Sea Of Cortez in March to Study More Marine Mammals and lead a team of volunteers. The GPS watch and camera will help him document the migrations while educating the volunteers. Great stuff for a great guy! Hope I can get this for him.

Posted by Jeremy Puent - 12/20/2012 10:22 PM

I’m really hoping my wife filled out a comment try and win this for me. As a Former Marine who makes iOS apps. I am a geeks geek. This would be an awesome Christmas gift for me, and if she’s half as awesome as I know she is. She would have told you all of this and more. (Not to mention that Suunto watch has been on my wish list for quite a while now) it’s good to dream.

Posted by BILL BUDKA - 12/20/2012 10:25 PM

i would love to win these for my son..its been a rough year….he has been an angel..i am disabled and he has helped me so much and he deserve this so much !!! HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE !!

Posted by Nelson Parker - 12/20/2012 10:25 PM

For my son… He is a senior in High School and loves the outdoors. He works hard every summer at a job and plays football. This would be a awesome present for a kid that try so hard at so many things.

Posted by Brian Bain - 12/20/2012 10:26 PM

We just moved away from outdoor heaven in the NC and SC foothills/mountains and need these gadgets to get back in the spirit of the outdoors in my new home state of Mississippi.

Posted by gary brensdal - 12/20/2012 10:26 PM

ME, cause otherwise I won’t get anything.:(
Plus I love this package, and with a new 3wk old addition to the family, it’ll be a little while till I can get myself anything.
And it’s awesome! :D

Posted by Brandon Crummett - 12/20/2012 10:26 PM

My good friend Doug “Lotus” Lee, would love this gear. He’s an amateur cave explorer in upstate NY, and loves to make movies of his adventures.

Posted by Beth Farber - 12/20/2012 10:27 PM

I’d give this to my brother- he turned 40 today and celebrated by biking 22 miles in a blizzard in Iowa City! I’m very proud of him- he has discovered a love of cycling and has lost 60 lbs this year! He needs the GPS watch for navigation so he doesn’t get lost in the snow- and he camera so he can document his epic rides!! ( he is the father of 4 kids, 9,7 5,3 – the whole family have gotten into cycling!!

Posted by Ed Guy - 12/20/2012 10:27 PM

I would give this package to my best friend. We do a ton of fishing and he has been talking about getting a POV camera. As for the watch, it would be great to pinpoint fishing locations that we take the video from!

Posted by Matthew Brown - 12/20/2012 10:29 PM

I’m thinking my son, He is bridging into Boyscouts and we are all avid Gear Junkies and outdoor enthusiast, his plans are to be the youngest Eagle Scout and is on his way. This could be a beautiful addition to his and our outdoor addiction.

Posted by Chuck - 12/20/2012 10:29 PM

All the gifts I bought this year were for others, this would be in my stocking. I need it to show others just how much fun life can be.

Posted by Dan F. - 12/20/2012 10:32 PM

How else am I going to capture Santa in the wild without getting lost? The elves and reindeer have nothing on my stealth!

Posted by Stephen White - 12/20/2012 10:32 PM

This would be a great gift for my friend and his wife. They are about to get married and do a 1 month long honeymoon to New Zealand. The Suunto watch would be great for them to hike the countryside. This would be a fantastic way for them to document their trip. Plus I would get to watch the footage from the POV HD camera when they return and dream that I could see it for myself.

Posted by Michael - 12/20/2012 10:34 PM

I work with this one guy, he like, rides his bike a lot, and does some running and then takes pictures and stuff too. He never really keeps track of his workouts though because his data bundle is too expensive and he’s a bit on the complacent side when it comes to being competitive. I bet he’d just brag about winning a writing contest or winning anything at all if he tried entering this himself, because he’s way too proud to admit how shameless and gear oriented he is. Seriously. What a junkie. By the way, my friend’s name is Michael.

Posted by charlie - 12/20/2012 10:34 PM

My son-in-law Jeremiah, the greatest ever, needs this for his youth group’s back country excursions into the wilds of Utah.

Posted by Nancy Willis - 12/20/2012 10:37 PM

My boyfriend is a police officer on SWAT. His team doesn’t provide equipment like this and it would be something he could use for operations and training purposes. This is a man who puts his life on the line daily. Anything that would give him an advantage would be amazing.

Posted by Chris Russell - 12/20/2012 10:38 PM

This would be the perfect gift for my fiancee! She’s traveled to over 70 countries and has China and Russia next on the list. I’m helping her (with wordpress) develop her own blog about travelling and adventure. She’s too frugal to indulge on a sunnto GPS but based on her sense of direction she could use one. The ivo POV cam is perfect for adding content to her site. Even if we don’t win the prize, we might need to get her one of both anyway.

Posted by Dawn Burke - 12/20/2012 10:38 PM

This gift would be wonderful for my friend, Jess. She is an ultrarunner who is running the Fuego y Agua Ultra in Nicaragua in February and then running the Copper Canyon Ultra in Mexico in March. She invited me to travel with her so I can volunteer at the races. We will be doing that for a month and then we are going to backpack around Central America for another two months. This gear would be great as we navigate our way around (neither one of us has ever been to Central America) and document our adventures.

Posted by Jodi Bailey - 12/20/2012 10:41 PM

This would be an amazing gift for my husband. Thank you very much for the opportunity.

Posted by Richard S - 12/20/2012 10:46 PM

This would be the dolphins’ click in presents this Christmas. Have the need for this caliber of equipment, this would make a perfect addition to the diver in my family and help him when he volunteers at the Oregon Coast Aquarium. Thanks for the chance to enter your epic drawing

Posted by Andrew Derr - 12/20/2012 10:58 PM

This would be a great gift package for me because the camera could be great for my friend who owns an up and coming skateboard company lost soul skateboards he is also in a band so it could come in handy for that, and the gps would come in great for me because i’m an urban explorer/photographer with not much money i doubt i will be getting anything for christmas thanks for your gifts to whoever gets it and good luck everyone

Posted by salim M - 12/20/2012 11:03 PM

can I be honest and just say I want this for myself. Because it looks damn cool and it be a lot of fun to play around with them and capture POV of various different things from photography outing to gokart racing.

Posted by Ira - 12/20/2012 11:06 PM

Why I do of course! We survived Sandy and it would be great to have this on hand for the next crisis and while we rebuild.

Posted by Aron Altmark - 12/20/2012 11:13 PM

As the end of an era nears (according to the Mayans), I can think of a better way to spend the end of the world as we know it than adventuring through whatever may come next. I’ll be using these to find my way and record adventures in the new age with those I cherish most. And if the world doesn’t end, I’ll post my adventures to Facebook. :-)

Posted by kevin lawrence - 12/20/2012 11:14 PM

I have to be honest, I have no noble cause, and any person other than me that I’d give this to. But what I would do with this gift to myself is film as many epic ski days as I could in 2013 and post them to all the doomsday blogs I could find. And email them to anyone who thought the world was going to end to show them the only thing the Mayans predicted in 2013 was that I was going to find lots of powder this year…

Posted by Witold Skwarcan - 12/20/2012 11:17 PM

There are a few people, which greatly pleased the to receive such a gift. The camera is a perfect gift for the active extremists. Watch for the intended purpose will be for Santa Claus. He will do not have any excuses to get lost to me in next year.

Posted by Rohan - 12/20/2012 11:37 PM

As a passionate hiker, I’ll be completing the The Great Western Loop (6,875-mile) long distance trail starting from May 2013. Apart from my regular training & outdoor features (GPS, 3D compass) – I am really looking for a light-weight GPS watch something which is durable, and highly accurate. I’d say Suunto Ambit would be my ultimate survival tech with all its terrific outdoor functions. In this my long journey full of wilderness, if I make small mistakes in trails/altitude measurement – I will be punished quickly and loosing my path, as an engineer I know people agonize about buying a GPS without the SiRFIV chip – this is something which I trust, and I am aslo a big fan of the POV HD Hook System, this is strong enough to withstand this summer taking some terrific HD video of the Great Western Loop. The only other option I have for video is to get a delicate Go Pro camera, its a disaster when it comes to underwater and has very confusing settings menu. PV HD system is the ultimate solution. I have a very small budget, and a watch and a camera are crucial for me. If I survive this long journey, I know I’ll be in for the walk of my life.

Posted by Gary Bashor - 12/20/2012 11:43 PM

It would really be great to be able to replace my GoPro with one of these babies!

Posted by Christian - 12/21/2012 12:08 AM

I got a good friend who has just began riding bicycle in the mountains with me. His gear is way behind mine so this would give him a great boost :)

Posted by Mike Simpson - 12/21/2012 07:14 AM

My AR teammate, so he can document me leading him around the woods for days on end. Then he can remember who got him to the finish line. ;)

Posted by Mike Howe - 12/21/2012 08:18 AM

Without a doubt this would go to my wife. She is “make-do” woman but has had her eye on a video set up like this for over a year. Our business would prosper with being able to offer videos of clients catching trophy lake trout on Flathead Lake.

Posted by Scott Rosales - 12/21/2012 10:29 AM

I’m going to throw my hat in the arena for myself. No, I didn’t loose my gear to a natural disaster nor do I have a life altering disease so I’ll gladly stand in the back of the line and count myself lucky if the SWAG should go to one of them. However, I do have an affinity for getting lost and the watch might help me wander out of the woods in better shape than I usually do, and if not at least I can document my “adventure” until I find my way home.

Posted by mitice - 12/21/2012 11:48 PM

This would be an ultimate gift for my biking and running adventures

Posted by Carlos Velasquez - 12/22/2012 02:06 AM

This gift would be perfect for my best friend and I. We both have a desire and passion to travel the world. A couple of our dreams is to walk el camino de santiago de compostela or to travel to Patagonia. We want to be able to have real adventure, when everything goes wrong. These gifts would be great tools to not only help us with our dreams, but to help preserve and show our friends and family.

Posted by scott taylor - 12/22/2012 07:30 PM

I need this gear pack because once warmer weather returns I plan on leaving the South East and going West to the vast land we all own ran by the Bureau of Land Management and stay as long as my supplies and money hold out. I would like to be able to document this journey and share it with others when I return from this blissful adventure!

Posted by Robert Ganey - 12/23/2012 06:55 AM

I would like to enter this contest for my wife. She has been using a crappy Garmin that is in accurate every time we go on a trail run and has had so many issues with losing signals in plan site. I could even use the camera to record her reaction to the simplicity of the Ambit as I already have one.

Posted by Garry Messer - 12/03/2013 02:23 PM

This gift would be perfect for my son who during our last
Father/Son backpacking trip to the Smokys, when he decided to
“get lost” for a while after making camp…actually did.
He could video the rock he made that last left turn at and get a close up of the bear than convinced him
to head back to camp.

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