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Win a Free SPOT Messenger for Reviewing Your Gear

Free outdoor gear beats any Cyber Monday deal.

Review your own outdoor gear, apparel, or footwear today through December 20 and you're automatically entered to win a SPOT Gen3, plus one year of service ($370 value). 

Just in time for Christmas, one lucky Trailspace member will win SPOT's pocket-sized, satellite GPS messenger to stay connected with friends, family, and emergency responders on or off the trail.

To Enter to Win:

  • Write a review now through Sunday, December 20, of your own outdoor gear, apparel, or footwear. Every complete, qualifying review counts as an entry.
  • You're entered! Your review also helps other outdoor enthusiasts find the best gear for their backcountry adventures.
  • On Monday, December 21, we'll draw one eligible gear reviewer to win his or her own SPOT Gen3 messenger device.

SPOT Prize Package

Thanks to the folks at SPOT, one Trailspace member will win a Gen3 messenger device with one year of service ($370 total value). 

One lucky Trailspace member will win a SPOT Gen3
messenger device and one year of service

When adventures take you beyond cell service, the SPOT Gen3 with motion-activated tracking uses 100 percent satellite technology to let family and friends know you're OK or send emergency responders your GPS location, all at the push of a button ($170 value).

One year of Basic Service plus Enhanced Tracking ($200 value) is also included and features:

  • SOS Messages: Notify the emergency response center of your GPS location.
  • Help: Alert family, friends, and personal contacts when you need help in non-life-threatening situations (additional service fee for SPOT Assist roadside assistance).

  • Check-In and Custom Messages: Let friends and family know where you are and that you are OK via custom messages.
  • Motion Activated Tracking: A vibration sensor tells your SPOT to send Tracks only when you're moving.
  • Enhanced Tracking: Choose your tracking rate and allow friends and family to follow your progress online, plus save waypoints to review your route later.
  • Peace of Mind for your family member and friends back home

Review your gear today and you're automatically entered to win your very own SPOT Gen3 satellite GPS messenger with one year of service to keep you connected to the people that matter most.


SPOT Plans and Coverage
SPOT devices work around the world, including virtually all of the continental United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Australia, portions of South America, portions of North and South Africa, North-East Asia, and hundreds of miles offshore. View SPOT's estimated coverage area

The SPOT winner is responsible for any additional, optional messenger device services selected and the costs of any rescue charges incurred. Service renews automatically after one year, at which time the winner will be responsible for the cost of the service plan. To deactivate service, the winner must call SPOT and manually deactivate service before renewal.

See Trailspace's Write-a-Review Giveaway rules.


I have been researching PLB's and want to get one for safety sake:

So I have been looking into Personal Locator Beacons.....
It all depends on what you what it for.....
Spot 3  Is both a PLB and you can send pre-programmed messagesSignal Strength: .4 watts (the weakest signal)Great to let your loved know know you are safe and where you are.
DeLorme is both a PLB and you can send texts back and forthSignal Strength:  1.6 watts (a little better)Great to keep in touch with people thru texting
ResQLink is only a PLB Signal Strength:  5.0 Watts (The strongest)NO texting or pre-programmed messages
SO:The best one is based upon what you are looking for.
- My friend Bob's wife worries about him so for Bob the best feature is that his wife will know he is OK. Spot 3- Want to keep in touch and text then you want the Delorme- Need the PLB to get help when needed - the ResQLink is the best.

Cost over 4 years (all excluding tax):
- ResQLink   $280.00 total for 4 years, no service charge but a $150.00 fee at the end of the 4 years for a new battery and servicing of the unit.  Total $430.00
- Spot $75.00 cost plus tax (net of $75.00 rebate), $150.00 a year service so for 4 years $675.00 plus batteries.
- Delorme $300-$400 unit cost plus service that varies based upon how you use if so figure $150.00 per year of $900-$1,000 over 4 years plus batteries....

So if you are looking for strictly safety the ACR ResQLink has a significantly stronger signal and the best.  IF you want pre-programmed messaging then the Spot 3 is the best.  IF you  want texting capabilities the you need to look at the Delorme...

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