BACKPACKINGTV


BUYER'S GUIDE SERIES

A YouTube Series Showcasing the Best in Hiking, Camping and Backpacking Products
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ABOUT THE BACKPACKINGTV BUYER’S GUIDE YOUTUBE SERIES

The BackpackingTV Buyer’s Guide series is a YouTube series that helps consumers with their purchasing decisions through authentic and unbiased reviews of hiking, camping and backpacking gear, and that recognizes the best products of the year with BackpackingTV’s Best-In-Class Awards.

In 2022, the BackpackingTV Buyer’s Guide series will involve 30+ professionally produced videos hosted by highly regarded and passionate backpacker, influencer, TV show host and YouTuber, Eric Hanson.

Produced by Heliconia, the series will be released through the BackpackingTV YouTube Channel and shared through Facebook and Instagram. With 68,000 subscribers and 5.5 million views, BackpackingTV is one of the most popular hiking and backpacking focused YouTube channels in the world.

How Can I Submit Gear?

Send an email to us before January 21st, 2022, and include the following information:

Product name
Link to product on your website
Estimated delivery date

As we don’t charge anything for the production and distribution of the Buyer’s Guide content, affiliate links are a simple way for us to receive modest compensation for any direct sales we drive. While an affiliate commission is not a requirement for the Buyer’s Guide series, it will be a consideration when we select products for the Buyer’s Guide series.

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Backpacking Gear

Relevant Gear

Heliconia is interested in both established products and newly released products in the
following categories:

PACKS | CLOTHING | FOOTWEAR
TENTS & SHELTERS | SLEEPING BAGS, PADS | CAMPING GEAR OR
ACCESSORIES| STOVES, COOKWARE, AND COOKING ACCESSORIES
| HYDRATION | HIKING GEAR OR ACCESSORIES

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2022 Best In Class Awards

BackpackingTV’s Best-In-Class Awards recognize and reward the best in hiking, camping, and backpacking products in a variety of categories. Winners will be selected by BackpackingTV host, Eric Hanson, after all BackpackingTV Buyer’s Guide products have been tested.

Backpackingtv Eric Hanson

About The Host: Eric Hanson

A passionate and lifelong wilderness adventurer, Eric Hanson is a freelance writer for Gear
Junkie and Backpacker Magazine, and host of the Epic Trails – North America’s only hiking and backpacking focused TV series.

Now in its 5th season, Epic Trails is broadcast into more than 100 million US households
through Outside TV and the Bally regional sports network, and countless additional households through Amazon Prime and other major digital platforms.

FAQ

What is the cost?

There are no fees involved with submitting a product for consideration, or for having a product reviewed in the BackpackingTV Buyer’s Guide series. We simply ask companies to provide the product at no expense and cover all shipping related costs (including any duties and taxes) to get the product to Eric Hanson in Flagstaff, Arizona. 

What happens to the product?

We keep all the gear on hand for 18 – 24 months, so that it is available for additional filming purposes. This additional filming could include BackpackingTV Best-In-Class Awards videos, BackpackingTV instructional videos, or Epic Trails TV Show content.

Important Dates

January 21, 2022: Submission deadline 

February 1, 2022: Selections Announced 

Feb 1 – Aug 1, 2022: Product to be delivered to Eric Hanson 

I have another question

If you require any additional information about the BackpackingTV Buyer’s Guide series or Best-In-Class Awards, please email jenna@heliconia.ca