Enter daily to win one of three gotta-have backpacks

Who’s going backpacking this summer? (Yep, I’ve got my hand raised, too!)

After you’ve collected the essentials—like a great stove, sturdy boots, a lightweight tent—did you remember the most important item for a long-distance trek? … a comfortable backpack?

We’ve got your back. Literally. This month, we’re giving away three—yes, three!—backpacks in our GOT YOUR BACK GIVEAWAY, starting June 1 and ending June 30.

The prizes include: A Deuter AIRCONTACT backpack ($270) for the first-place winner; an Osprey Atmos backpack ($240) for the second-place winner; and a Columbia SilverRidge Weekender backpack ($120) for the third-place winner. The first-place prize will also include a MSR Pocket Rocket stove, a Tilley Outback Hat, and a SnowPeak “Snow Miner” headlamp, too! (Read more about the prize packages.)

Your odds of winning increase the more you add your name to our pool of entries. So, enter daily through June 30. And don’t forget: You can tell others about the giveaway using the referral link displayed after you enter. You will receive one extra entry for each friend who enters the contest using your link.

The winner of the GOT YOUR BACK GIVEAWAY will be announced the week of July 1 (along with a new July giveaway that you don’t want to miss!).

Good luck—enter now!

Gordon Strawn, a Scoutmaster from Las Cruces, N.M., won the May 2012 JUST ADD WATER GIVEAWAY. Gordon reports that his troop will use the water-filtration gear during their trip to Philmont next year. Congrats, Gordon!