Are you a regular backpacker and outdoor enthusiast? Do you guide and have experience with the best backpacks for different trips? Have you ever thought you were perfect to write backpack reviews with a personal touch?
I’m extremely passionate about researching quality gear and providing the most accurate, in-depth reviews possible. That said, I may never be able to accumulate personal experience with every quality backpack on the market and I feel strongly about the importance of a personal touch or story when it comes to creating awesome backpack reviews!
I Need Help!
Not only do I want to provide awesome reviews for people looking to purchase a new backpack, but I want to build a community of people willing to share their personal experiences with specific products. A lot of the finer pros and cons of certain packs are only revealed once you’ve spent a few days on the trail!
There’s no way I can sample every backpack on the market on my own. I’d love to try! But I think reaching out for help is a more sound plan of action. I need people willing to submit their own reviews so that we can expand this database and offer even more great, valuable information to our readers!
What I’m Looking For!
I’m looking for avid backpackers, hikers, climbers, and outdoor adventurers that are passionate about sharing their experiences in the wild. Ideally, I’m also looking for someone that has a knack for writing and conveying the pros and cons of their unique product experiences in a conversational tone.
I like corny jokes! Read any of my reviews thus far and you’ll most likely find at least one corny joke thrown in somewhere. I like whacky comparisons! “After two days of wearing this pack, my hips felt like a horse’s behind after being whipped for 30 miles by a stagecoach driver.” I don’t know. It’s the first thing that came to my head.
Most of all, I want people that can connect with my audience and share useful insights into products that I simply don’t have time to cover. Of course, I’m going to proofread all submissions thoroughly, but I want your personality to come out in your submission. Anyone can write a bland, facts-only product review. At The Backpack Guide, we can do much better than that!
Review Submission Requirements
So, what should your review look like? Here’s a list of general requirements:
- Your submission should be at least 1000 words. I want the details people!
- The title of your submission should be catchy. You can do better than ‘My Backpack Review’.
- Your submission should be centered around a keyword. This keyword should pertain to the specific backpack or brand that you’ll be reviewing. If you need help in this area, please don’t hesitate to contact me!
- Your submission should contain a brief overview of the technical specifications of your pack, as well as a few of its best features.
- Your submission should contain at least 5 subheadings to break up content into easily digestible chunks.
- Your submission should contain photos of the backpack you’re reviewing! Contact me directly for more information on image submission requirements.
- Along with your review, you should submit your Full Name, Email Address, and a brief Author Biography (no more than 100 words)
And that’s it! I’ll do the rest of the curating and editing on my end. After submission, I’ll contact you with the date you’ll be featured on The Backpack Guide and our affiliated social media profiles!
Sharing is Caring!
After your submission is approved and thoroughly proofread, you’ll be contacted with a scheduled date for your review to be featured. You’ll be asked to follow The Backpack Guide on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, for starters, and you’ll be expected to share the post featuring your review when it is published.
We want to grow to reach a large audience because we wholeheartedly believe there are plenty of people out there that need more information about the industry’s leading backpack brands. You are an integral part of this growth! When we share information, even without the expectation of receiving anything in return, we all win!
Get Published in The Backpack Guide!
That’s pretty much it in a nutshell! If you want to get published on The Backpack Guide’s site, start crafting your review today We’re very excited to grow our community and learn about your unique experiences with specific products in the field!
At The Backpack Guide, we’re always looking for new trails and wildernesses to explore. We’re also excited to see and share photos of our readers with their new backpacks. Please don’t hesitate to share your latest adventure or backpack purchase with us on social media by tagging @thebackpackguide on Instagram and Facebook, or @backpackguide1 on Twitter!
As always, please leave any questions, comments, or concerns below and we hope you enjoyed the information we’ve presented here for you today!
Looking forward to your submission!
The Backpack Guide
My review of the woman’s Osprey Tempest 40 backpack.
The bag came missing a part and I contacted customer service. That didn’t do me any good because they told me that I would have to send the bag back to them. Well, that would cost almost as much as the bag did. The woman that helped me was very kind and gracious but was not what I expected.
When I bought the SugarRose a new backpack from Osprey I thought this is guaranteed, this will last, it is going to go on a very long trek on the Appalachian Trail, but all that being said it isn’t. The bag is missing half a chest strap.
The woman I spoke to requested that I send multiple pictures. I did. I especially showed pictures of where the sternum strap was attached on one side and there was nothing on the other. This is not good because it causes great discomfort not to have that strap when backpacking. I would in no way ever, recommend any Osprey backpack. They do not stand for their guarantees as they say they do. I find the bag disgusting and I spent a lot of money for nothing.
I very much appreciate you sharing your experience and I want to let you know that I have reached out to Osprey on your behalf.
It is my hope that they get back to me soon and we can work on righting this wrong and getting you a pack that you’re happy with and feel comfortable taking on your AT trek!
I’m sorry to hear about your experience but, again, I very much appreciate you sharing and hope it benefits others as well!