Jeffery's Vargo Ti-Arc Pack review was selected randomly from the 227 outdoor gear reviews submitted since May 1:
"The external frame pack is back! ... The design is innovative. The comfort is phenomenal. ... This is the pack I want with me on the trail."
If you're a regular visitor to Trailspace you likely know Jeffery, who is one of our volunteer moderators, top reviewers, and a member of our Review Corps. Oh yeah, he won another $500 gift card back in January 2013 (try not to hate him too much; he's a really nice guy).
Jeffery even tried to turn down this prize for fear of making Trailspace look bad. We didn't let him. We're pretty sure he—or his kids or friends, family, maybe some long-lost caving buddies—will help him find a way to spend that $500 on gear at CampSaver.com.
Rest assured, Jeffery's win was truly random. We were as (happily) surprised as anyone when his number came up.
For those interested in our methodology for selecting contest winners, we total the number of reviews from the contest period (in this case 227), use random.org to select a number through its "true randomness," then identify the corresponding review (first review on a contest's opening day is #1). If the selected review doesn't meet our rules we draw again. Jeffery's Vargo review was selected on the first draw.
To top it off, we're sending him a Trailspace Trail Runner Cap to wear on his outdoor adventures.
Thanks again to our friends at CampSaver for donating such a great prize to the Trailspace community.
If you didn't win this time, stay tuned for our next write-a-review gear giveaway starting tomorrow.
Don't worry, Jeffery won't be able to win that one too. He'll have to wait a year before he's eligible again.