Reviewer Dirtwheels Wins $1,100 in L.L. Bean Winter Gear

Lee (above with his dirt wheels at Huntington Beach State Park, Murrells Inlet, S.C.) won $1,100 in winter gear from L.L. Bean, including a four-season tent and two winter mummy bags, for reviewing his outdoor gear!

Congratulations to Lee Robbins (aka Dirtwheels), winner of a $1,100 winter gear package courtesy of L.L. Bean!

For sharing his gear reviews, Lee wins two 0-degree down sleeping bags and a four-season backcountry dome tent, all thanks to the generous folks at L.L. Bean.

Lee's review of his TATO Gear Element Titanium Wood Stove was selected randomly from the 253 outdoor gear reviews submitted since September 23.

L.L. Bean Prize

As our lucky L.L. Bean contest winner, Lee wins a rugged, four-season Backcountry 2-Person Dome Tent ($399 value) and two 0° Down Mummy Bags filled with DownTek 650-fill down that retains its loft in wet conditions ($350 value each).

We're also sending him a Trailspace Trail Runner Cap to wear on his outdoor adventures.

Meet Dirtwheels

Lee (Dirtwheels) is a mountain biker, hiker, and hammock hanger from South Carolina, who is planning some bikepacking trips and AT section hikes. He grew up hunting, fishing, and climbing and wandering the thousands of acres of woods around his Virginia home.

A Trailspace member since 2012, Lee shared 14 gear reviews during this contest period, including an impressive six standout Killer Reviews.

Enjoy your new backcountry tent and sleeping bags, Lee! Let us know how they perform on your winter trips.

Finally, thank you to our generous friends at L.L. Bean for donating this amazing winter gear prize.


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1,096 reviewer rep
150 forum posts
October 22, 2014 at 12:34 p.m. (EDT)

I sincerely want to thank the TS staff for all their work making this site a great place to learn about all of the new as well as the tried and true gear gear available today.

Thanks for everyone that read my reviews and voted that some of them were helpful.

And thanks to LL Bean and all the other gear manufacturers who donate their gear for these giveaways as well as to be reviewed.

Lee Robbins

Daniel Oates
2,900 reviewer rep
256 forum posts
October 22, 2014 at 2:16 p.m. (EDT)

Congrats, dirtwheels! Great reviews and contributions to review posts.  Enjoy the goodies!

11,737 reviewer rep
1,399 forum posts
October 22, 2014 at 9:01 p.m. (EDT)

Well deserved! Lee, you put out some great reviews this month. I hope you will keep posting.

1,096 reviewer rep
150 forum posts
October 22, 2014 at 9:16 p.m. (EDT)

Thanks guys, I certainly will continue to post reviews. Testing an insulated hammock now.

B. Frost (Billie 777)
363 reviewer rep
36 forum posts
October 23, 2014 at 1:21 a.m. (EDT)

Congrats! Have fun with your new gear.

Alicia MacLeay (Alicia)
1,684 reviewer rep
4,257 forum posts
October 23, 2014 at 7:23 a.m. (EDT)

Congratulations again, Lee. Thanks for all of your helpful contributions. I hope you enjoy the new gear.

Eric Owens
170 reviewer rep
5 forum posts
October 23, 2014 at 5:39 p.m. (EDT)


Joseph Renow (jrenow)
1,747 reviewer rep
743 forum posts
October 23, 2014 at 6:41 p.m. (EDT)

Big win...and well deserved Dirtwheels:-)

1,096 reviewer rep
150 forum posts
October 24, 2014 at 8:16 a.m. (EDT)

Thanks for all the kind words.

6,518 reviewer rep
175 forum posts
October 24, 2014 at 8:45 a.m. (EDT)

I agree, well deserved! Thanks for sharing all your great reviews.

Rob R
940 reviewer rep
783 forum posts
October 24, 2014 at 4:33 p.m. (EDT)

Two thumbs up!

5,612 reviewer rep
619 forum posts
October 24, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. (EDT)

Well deserved. Enjoy those bags and the tent!

1,096 reviewer rep
150 forum posts
October 25, 2014 at 4:21 p.m. (EDT)

Thanks!, Looking to put it to use soon!

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