Congratulations, Kelly, Winner of an Elie Kayak

Congratulations to Kelly (aka OutdoorKelly), winner of a Strait 120 XE day touring kayak from Elie Sport, plus a Lavika paddle.

For sharing a gear review this month, Kelly wins this impressive paddling package worth more than $1,000, thanks to the generous folks at Pelican International.

Kelly's review of the Mammut Comfort Low GTX Surround trail shoes, which she tested as a member of Trailspace's Review Corpswas selected randomly from the 236 outdoor gear reviews submitted since July 1.

The Prize

As our lucky Elie kayak contest winner, Kelly wins her own Elie Strait 120 XE day touring kayak ($1,000 value) and Lavika Sport kayak paddle ($100 value). The Strait 120 XE touring kayak includes a Fluid Steering System rudder, watertight bow and stern bulkheads, easy-access quick lock hatch, adjustable footrests, and Ergoflex Seating System.

We're also sending her a Trailspace Trail Runner Cap to wear on her adventures on and off the water.

Meet OutdoorKelly

A Trailspace member since 2014, Kelly lives with her husband (Jim51111) and dogs in a little cabin in the mountains of northern New England. 

Their outdoor adventures range from stacking firewood to disappearing into the backcountry for days at a time. Writes Kelly, "the mountains are my anchor. I hike their granite staircases, and snowshoe and backcountry ski along their winter manes of ice and snow."

When she's not in the mountains, you might find Kelly mountain biking, kayaking (perhaps with her new kayak?), or standup paddleboarding. You also can read about Kelly and Jim's adventures on and off the grid in their blog Life in the Cabin.

Enjoy your new kayak and paddle, Kelly! Let us know how they perform out on the water.

Finally, thank you to our generous friends at Pelican International for donating this amazing paddling prize.

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July 31, 2015 at 5:56 p.m. (EDT)

Awesome!  Congratulations.  I'm looking forward to the review with lots of pictures!

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August 1, 2015 at 10:03 a.m. (EDT)

Paddle on, Kelly. Way to go!

And it's great to see that such a high-quality review won the prize (although I know that wasn't the requirement).

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August 1, 2015 at 8:20 p.m. (EDT)

Thanks a bunch! I'm looking forward to doing some quality testing on the water. Who knows, perhaps I'll even get a paddling shot to replace my current profile photo...just in time for winter ;)

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August 3, 2015 at 10:23 p.m. (EDT)

Congrats, Kelly! I hope you have a blast with your new kayak. Great job on the reviews, as well! 

Doug Edwards
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August 6, 2015 at 6:07 a.m. (EDT)

Congratulations! ! Enjoy it...

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