Enter to win a Vegan Outdoor Adventures t-shirt

**Update: The contest is over and the winner is Amanda J! Congrats Amanda!**


If you were at the New England VegFest last Sunday, or follow me on social media (Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest), you’ve probably seen the new Vegan Outdoor Adventures t-shirts that my friends at Motive Company made for me.

I’m so excited about them!

For those who have been asking, yes, I will be setting up a store on the site so you can purchase them.

But for now, I thought it would be fun to give one away! (See below for details.)

This photo shows the front and back of the t-shirt. And below the shirt are little carabiner keychains and stickers, which I’ll be including with the shirt for the winner.

Enter to win these goodies!

Enter to win these goodies!

So here’s the scoop:

All you have to do is comment on this post and let me know your one must-have piece of vegan gear for your favorite type of adventure.

[Please note: Entries will not be valid for any non-vegan gear or adventures, including any clothing or equipment made of animal products or used for fishing, hunting, or anything else that harms animals. Thank you!]

You’ve got until 12:00PM EST on Sunday, May 10th.

That’s it! So get to it!

If this contest gets really popular I’ll start planning them more often, so tell your friends about it!

And then enter your email here to be sure you never miss out on a chance to win free stuff or new vegan gear lists:


Comments (63)

  1. Brooks Cascadia 9 shoes for trail running. They’re brand spankin’ new (hence the last minute entry =)), but I’m loving them so far! Yay t-shirts!

  2. Last minute entry!!

    My favorite piece of (vegan) hiking gear is an umbrella. Seriously! Nothing changes the experience of hiking in the rain more! You can hike with your hood down, keep rain from beating on your shoulders, and go to the privy at night without getting soaked again.

    And second, for vegans especially, carrying a small bottle of olive oil is a great and easy way to add flavor, calories, and fat to any trail meal!

  3. I don’t know if this counts as gear but for any hike, long bike ride or even running errands I HAVE to bring dates with me. They’re so delicious and calorie dense and perfect for travelling <3

  4. Great giveaway! πŸ™‚ My one must have gear is my Merrell barefoot shoes. I used to have horrible plantar fasciitis, and wearing barefoot/minimalist shoes made it almost completely go away. I wear them for everything, including hiking & biking on our adventures!

  5. My must-have vegan outdoor gear would definitely be my bouldering/rock climbing shoes! (It’s also how I found this unicorn of a website!)

  6. I just found out about some great vegan barefoot running shoes from a company called VivoBarefoot (www.vivobarefoot.com). Although they do make some non-vegan shoes as well, their website clearly indicates which ones are vegan-I believe most of the running shoes are vegan. They even have vegan trail running shoes. I got a pair and love them so far (I have the Evo Pures, which are not advertised as trail runners but work fine on my local trails). It’s hard to find a good minimalist barefoot running shoe and know they are vegan but this website is great. Highly recommended for anyone into minimalist/barefoot running!

  7. I have to say, my Columbia 3-1 snow jacket provided me the warmth and utility I needed to adventure upstate New York in the winter! I searched tirelessly for the perect outdoor gear, with your help, and managed to find all vegan products. In addition to my jacket, I found socks, boots, gloves, base layers…the works!!! Best vegan adventure ever because I was working on a sanctuary to care for rescued farmed animals <3

  8. Love, Love, Love my Zamberlan hiking boots! Got them after you reviewed them. They were my first new pair of hiking boots in 20 years. I was worried that new boots wouldn’t be comfortable or as durable as my old leather Vasque boots, but the Zamberlans are comfortable and sturdy. They’ve already traveled many miles across Cuba and the Midwest, and we’re headed to the Grand Canyon and the Alps next!

  9. The many uses of a small polyester blanket underscore it value.
    1. They are nice to lay upon.
    2. On warm nights one of these alone can suffice for outdoor bedding.
    3. After rain the moist material dries rapidly.
    4. When you find an injured bird, a blanket is very useful equipment used catch and cover the creature, often bringing a calm tranquility to the animal who is being transported to animal care (I have used a shirt for smaller birds).
    5. With macro-photography it cushions the knees quite well, instilling the patience vital to eliminate blur.
    6. Easily given to a stranger, making a friend.

  10. What an awesome shirt! For gear, I have to go with my Ultimate Direction Scott Jurek Ultra Vest 2.0. It can carry everything I need and then some on my long runs, and it’s held up for nearly 1000mi and still going strong. Plus it’s endorsed by one of the best vegan athletes of all time, so ya can’t beat that.

  11. I too am new to the Vegan lifestyle. I found myself in need of winter boots (I live in Boston – worst winter in history this year, so ya, it was an adventure!)…so started scouring for vegan boots. Finding a pair without leather was trickier than I had imagined, but found a pair and they kept my toes quite toasty!

  12. I just found some new kicks from Adidas. The Terrex Swift RW which comes in a mid and low cut. I wasn’t sure that they were completely synthetic so before purchase did a search on my phone and ta-da! They fit true to size and are light weight. I live in Maine and stepping out into my backyard is an adventure between the moose, wild turkeys and minutes away from the White Mountain range. So if you looking for a hiking shoe that is light weight check these out!

  13. Incredisocks are my choice for hiking – vegan and made with bamboo – durable and comfortable!

  14. I’m very happy with my Tenaya Inti climbing shoes.
    Discovered them here on this website. πŸ™‚

  15. For gear, I love Red Ledge packable rain jackets. They scrunch down into a small sack, are waterproof and also great for wind or just an extra layer. I’m assuming they are vegan but not sure there aren’t any animal glue sealants or something.

    For camping S’mores are a must… vegan chocolate and graham crackers are fairly easy to find, but vegan marshmallows not as much so… check out Dandies.

  16. I love my Patigonia backpack. It’s great for hiking and fits my hydration pack. Also works as a diaper bag or a book bag. But it comes close to my nano puff. I love that thing.

  17. My favorite product are my wicked hemp hiking shoes, all vegan all awesome πŸ™‚ I also just recently got vegan running shoes for more level trails!

  18. My Vibram Bikila LS – five fingers! I wear them running, hiking, biking, walking wooded terrain, at the beach, running errands…I do, of course, wear other shoes as well but, I do love these most when active outside, unless going barefoot!

  19. Adidas Terrex Fast X Mid GTX boots. It’s hard to find good vegan boots for my favorite activity, which is being out in the middle of nowhere all by my lonesome. (That’s what’s so great about living in Baja and close to Cali–so many different kinds of wilderness to choose from.) These boots are reliably vegan, but as with most things vegan, there is usually something which makes one take pause, in this case, Adidas’ cruel treatment of kangaroos.

  20. Love the shirt!
    No matter the adventure…..the belly insists.
    Clif Builder’s and/or Lenny and Larry Cookies.
    If the belly ain’t happy…..nobody’s happy!

  21. I recently bought a pair of those hiking boots based on your review. Thank you so much!

  22. We just picked up some Chacos OutCross Evo 3s for hiking and love them! Thanks for the heads up about Fountain Square Outfitters.

  23. I have to second Nicole- I adore my Freshette! Good for concerts, kayaking, hiking, traffic…. Just add a bandana for… extra hygiene and you are good to go!

  24. i love bringing tra mix from honest weights bulk section! Foooood!

    Also my camelback backpack! Stores my snacks, it’s vegan and I can keep hydrated! Lastly my altra trail running shoes!

    1. Trail mix* sorry my phone wouldn’t allow the proof read

      Awesome blog Jes! I can’t wait for our camping trip ❀️ we need to get on that!

  25. fave vegan outdoor gear: my (made in USA) NB trail running shoes. if only i had bought them *before* my first trail run because they are a dream. i like Scott’s answer too: my metal spork comes everywhere with me. <3

  26. I love my synthetic Buff headband, protects you from sun/wind and wicks away moisture, plus it’s tye-dye!

  27. My Light My Fire spoon, fork, knife combo which I take camping and everywhere! Or my Leatherman (unvegan in name only) multi-tool. Love the shirts!

  28. A must have is hiking boots for sure! I love the post you did on them as well, I’ve come up with a similar list.

  29. My essential vegan gear is the pair of Marmot sleeping bags my wife and I use. We were able to get one with a left zipper and one with a right zipper so they can be connected into one big bag. No camping trip is complete without cuddling!

    1. Good luck, Dave! Thanks for entering! πŸ™‚

      Treksta has some new stuff coming out for the spring and I’m just waiting to hear back about their vegan-ness. I’m loving this company more and more and might get a pair of low top hikers from them to round out my footwear collection. πŸ™‚ ~Jess

  30. Do Primal Strips count as “gear”? πŸ˜› haha Other than that, I had a pair of Merrell barefoot shoes that I quite enjoyed walking through the woods in! The first time my feet were actually dry during a Vancouver winter! (I can’t do rain boots because I find they hurt too much. I also loathe umbrellas lol)

    1. Yes, Carissa! I should’ve said to name the one overall thing you need for adventures. Primal Strips works! πŸ™‚ I really want to try the Merrell barefoot shoes. I love Merrell and they sound awesome! ~Jessica

  31. My Patagonia Nano Puff. It’s lightweight, keeps me warm, packs down really small, and helps me look cool when I return to civilization. What more could you want?

  32. Since I am new to eating a vegan diet, I haven’t been out on much in the way of adventure yet. However, I’m finding a food processor totally indispensable for my culinary adventures. And the library, for checking out vegan cookbooks.

    1. Hey Jen! Good answers! Any adventure is a good adventure. πŸ™‚

      For day trips I pack sandwiches, fruit, Probars, Clif bars or Larabars, trailmix, candy (for real though haha – I love a good sugar boost when I’m exhausted in the woods), things like that. For overnights, we have a GSI cookware set, and an MSR MicroRocket stove. Outdoor Herbivore makes loads of dehydrated vegan backpacking meals (I’ve ordered a few, but have yet to try them), and Good To-Go has vegan Penne Marinara, Mushroom Risotto and Chili, which you just have to add boiling water to. I love the penne & chili! It all depends on what type of trip you’re planning and how much you want to carry.

      Hope that helps a little. I get excited talking about this stuff and tend to jumble my thoughts all up! Are you and the boys planning something? πŸ™‚ ~Jess

      1. Excellent! πŸ™‚
        Then my favorite gear are the boots (AKU Suiterra Injected GTX, currently out of production, produced by an italian company). Without them I couldn’t reach the tops of the mountains and see incredible landscapes.

        Hi! πŸ™‚

          1. I just checked out your site quickly and your pictures are so beautiful! I wish I knew Italian… I guess I could copy and paste everything into Google translator. πŸ˜‰

            Thanks for entering! I want to expand the site to include more international gear, so I will make note of this company. Any other Italian companies I should know about?

          2. Thanks! πŸ˜€
            Yes, I think that Google can help. πŸ™‚

            The last time I checked their website, the AKU didn’t have new vegan options… I’ve been lucky with the Suiterra model. However, you can try asking them directly.
            Other italian companies are Ferrino, CAMP, Dolomite, Salewa, Asolo… but I don’t know if they have vegan options. Honestly, having already my vegan boots I didn’t search other ones.

    1. Hi,

      I live in Scotland and as I have my dogs to walk in all weathers, Merrell vegan boots are a must have for me.

      Thank you.

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