The People Have Voted and Chosen Their Favorite Outdoor Gear Brands

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The people have spoken and elected their favorite outdoor gear brands in the Gearzy Awards on—the first social networking website for outdoor enthusiasts. After thousands of votes, the winners are:Gear Maker of the Year – Patagonia Backpacks - High Sierra Tents - Sierra Designs Sleeping Bags - The North Face Lights - Energizer Mountain Bikes - Trek Climbing Gear - Black Diamond Clothing - Patagonia Shoes - Merrell Socks - Smartwool Watches - Suunto Gear Maker of the Year Patagonia won over REI, Merrell and Smartwool for bragging rights and a month of free advertising on Voting for the Gearzy Awards started in November, and was open to anyone.

Every voter who cast a ballot had a chance to win prizes from Merrell, Coghlan’s, Bridgedale, Oboz Footwear, Timex and more.’s panel of gear testing bloggers chose the slate of nominees—four in each category. “Our first-ever Gearzy Awards was a great success,” said Jason Heflin of “Thanks to all the nominees who make such fine gear and to everyone who cast a vote for companies they believe are the best." Resources:PatagoniaHigh SierraSierra DesignsThe North FaceEnergizerTrekBlack DiamondMerrellSmartwoolSuunto

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