Biggest prize yet!

I am head over heels excited to bring you a wonderful review I had the chance to do on the impeccable High Sierra sport company. I’ve been on the hunt for a nice sized pack for hiking and backpacking for the past few months, and finally found a great one. I  sure would have loved to have it when I was on that long 3 hour hike uphill on Mount Fairview when we visited Lake Louise, Alberta this summer!

I do have a bit of a qualm about this pack. It doesn’t rest nicely on my neck and I wouldn’t be able to hike with it wearing a teeshirt. A jacket would be fine. But having the shirt on, it irritated my neck a bit. However, I must admit — it’s still brand new and with a bit of wear I’m sure it will fit great on my body!

It’s a nice sized pack hey? It’s quite roomy inside too.

Browsing through other company websites, I narrowed down my choice to High Sierra as I thought they had the best selection to what I was looking for. I ended up contacting them just before Christmas to see if I could do a review and giveaway on this website of mine, and they surprisingly but oh so gladly agreed! I was on cloud nine when they accepted my request. See? I so love you guys!

You get to receive THIS back pack too!!

See how over excited I am about this? Couldn’t stop those smiles with anything!

The Cirque 30 backpack is classified under the Hiking/Outdoors category of their website and retails for about $120. You can view the online description they put on the pack below:

Item Number: 59102
Suggested Retail: $120.00
Size: 21.5″ x 12.75″ x 9.00″
Capacity: 1830 cubic inches
Weight: 2.0 lbs.
Materials: Grid-Weave Duralite®, Mini-Weave Duralite®, Duraweave (bottom)
0: Black
611: Amazon, Tungsten, Black
801: Chipotle, Tungsten, Black

The Chipotle (orange)  color is the one that I have for one lucky loyal reader/winner of mine! The other is for me to — of course tell you all about, and try out for myself!

bb-backpackThis is when I first received the packs, I couldn’t wait to snap a picture on my regular camera so the blackberry was in charge. What beaut’s eh? Clearly I’m a huge fan of orange packs as my gym bag is orange too!

It fits me so snugly. Even a pocket for the cell. I have my priorities straight ;) The zippers on this are great quality. Even the boyfriend agreed.

All in all, the pack is extremely well constructed to carry an array of products from heavy to lightweight. You can bet your dollar that I’ll be bringing this pack to Ironman Canada with us for our my vacation this year! As an active couple, Scott and I — we benefit highly from a great product such as this High Sierra Sport Company backpack, and I am so glad I got to review and represent their company on my website.

So, what do you say I get this giveaway started! Enough reading, hey? I know you all want to win a pack!


  1. Comment once saying “Enter me!” or something of the like. Duplicates will be deleted.
  2. Tell me what you’d use this pack for, if you won. Yes that’s another comment for you!
  3. Follow High Sierra on Facebook. (They actually do a random drawing for a free bag, once a week!)
  4. Follow High Sierra on Twitter.
  5. Tweet about this giveaway: “@spiffykerms is giving away a High Sierra pack!” (Yes, the “Y” is missing. TinyURL did that).
  6. Blog about this giveaway on your website and tell me you’ve done so in the comments.

You read that correctly — you are allowed up to six comments per person. Pretty good odds if you ask me! Any more, and they will be removed by myself. Remember, I can check to see if you did any of these comments/tweets/follows/FB entries. If you comment saying you’ve done something and you haven’t. Your comments will be removed.

Contest is open to contestants worldwide and will close April 15, 2010 12:00 noon EST. The winner will be chosen through

That’s me waving good bye to you!! :)

Good luck all.

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  1. I would use this backpack for EVERYthing, but mostly for holding all my work things when I’m waiting for the bus in the morning, and hiking/biking!

  2. Omg I’m so spamming your comments! But I followed them on twitter, and tweeted it, lol

    Nancy says: Melanie, you qualify for another comment since you followed them on twitter AND tweet’ed it. Go ahead and enter another comment.

  3. Def. want this for hiking around here!! It would be so helpful with all it’s pockets and how they fit! Great give away Nancy

  4. I will actually use this for everyday use too if i need to lug things around (heavy books etc) BUT we are planning LOTS of camping trips this year and all summer and this would be absolutely perfect to take out there and on hikes etc ahh exciting!

  5. Awesome giveaway! That backpack is gorrrgeous and I love that orange colour. Enter me, please!

    Nancy says: Done and done! Good luck Leah! :)

  6. What would I use this pack for? I’ve recently started hiking & carrying water & such in a little drawstring backpack knapsack is annoying. It just doesn’t sit right. So I would definitely put this baby to some use. Mountain hiking & maybe even mountain cycling!

  7. We have some great hiking trails around our house. Keith is a big moutain biker and he rides the trails all the time but usually on Sundays we go hiking together so he can show me all his dare devil feats…haha!

  8. I think I’d be giving this backpack to my BF because he doesn’t have a nice backpack for hiking or camping. But I might decide to keep it if I win *muhahaha*
    I’d use it for going camping this summer or on short day trip adventures into the wild!

  9. I would use this pack for hiking the east coast trail or maybe use for when I travel around Canada after I graduate from College! :)

  10. Just signed up to follow on Facebook. That is awesome that they do a draw each week for a pack! Wicked!

  11. My friends and I are trying to hike an 800 km trail in our province. Not all at once, mind you, but we get out for a couple of weekends a year, knocking off around 40kms a trip. The pack would be great for stowing daytrip stuff!

  12. I think I just successfully added them and you yo Twitter. Let me know if I messed it up. (Have too and explore it now) :)

  13. How I’d use this pack? Give it to my boyfriend (is that allowed?) because that thing looks huge and I’d make him carry everything if we went on our hikes anyway. He already does!

  14. Also blogged it @ too!

    I said this to you on twitter, but I followed them on twitter, fan’ed it on FB, and tweeted about the giveaway on my twitter.

    Now that I think about it, I want it SO BAD! Haha. Orange is my boyfriend’s favorite color and if it wasn’t $120, I’d whip out my credit card and buy it for him right now! I don’t think I’ve ever been this excited about a backpack hahaha

  15. I’d use this to take all my assorted stuff to and from school everyday. I lug a lot of crap around.

  16. I would love to win one of your backpacks. I could store my camera in it when I go on hikes. Looks really sturdy to carry all those extra goodies.

  17. Although the bag could be used for a ton of things, right now I think I would use it as a gym bag. The bag I’m using now just isn’t big enough!

  18. What a shame! I don´t use neither Facebook nor Twitter!!!!! Maybe next time…..

    Nancy says: You’re still considered entered as you can just say “enter me” and then… another comment as to WHY you would like to win. Go ahead and comment one more time, Pedro! :)

  19. I’d use it to go hiking this summer (and many more summers) with my boyfriend. I also use backpacks and other random bags as luggage because I don’t have an actual set, so I’d use it for travel too. :)

  20. I’m now a fan of High Sierra on Facebook – my name is Jordan Cumberland. Hope that’s enough info!

  21. Now following @HighSierraSport on Twitter & my username on there is jordanabanana/Jordan Cumberland. :)

  22. Enter me, please , Nancy because, in case I won the super incredible wonderful and awsome prize you are kindly offering us, I would use them next summer in the trip across Canada I am planning with my friends. I won´t find a better opportunity in next 100 years!!!!!

  23. I am now following you on Twitter and I have posted about the give Way! I cant figure out how to post the link to it from mu iPhone, lol but I DM’d you lol :)

  24. I’d love this bag to go hiking in the summer. I really want to go camping this year.. I haven’t been in forever and this would be awesome for that! I also would probably use it for school since it looks like really good quality and I have to carry a lot to and from school (I don’t drive! :( lol)

  25. If I won, I would use this to hike part of the Appalachian trail this year! It runs through the corner of my state and I have wanted to give it a try for years!

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