Monthly Archives: December 2017

Our Holiday Top Picks


The holidays are just around the corner and we are all guilty of procrastinating on gift shopping at one point or another. Well, no need to wait anymore because we are having a holiday sale!

From Monday, December 11 until Friday, December 15, receive 50% OFF or more on our eco-friendly bags and backpacks.

All orders placed before 12 P.M. PST 12/15 will be guaranteed to arrive before Christmas, so don’t wait to give friends and families the gift of eco-friendliness!

Here are our top three picks for the holiday season (in no particular order):

  1.  Brite Buddies

    Kids can light up their nights with these cuddly and flashy backpacks. There are three Brite Buddies to choose from (panda, puppy and pig), so there is sure to be one that your child would enjoy. Hover over the image above to light them up! MSRP: $59.99, SALE: $25

  2.  Bighorn 17 Backpack

    If you are looking for a spacious and versatile backpack, check out the Bighorn 17 Backpack. With plenty of compartments for all of your daily essentials, this backpack is great for anyone, from students to world travelers. MSRP: $69.99, SALE: $30

  3.  Pika Packpack

    Be both efficient and stylish with the spacious Pika Backpack. It features a large compartment that can be cover with with the buckled flap to keep your items secure. MSRP: $69.99, SALE: $30

Win a Bighorn 17 in REPREVE’s Holiday Giveaway

Celebrate the holidays with a new backpack to fill with gifts for your loved ones! REPREVE is featuring EcoGear in their “Fitness Fanatic” holiday look book as part of their Holiday Giveaway, and one lucky winner can win an Bighorn 17 bag!

To learn more about REPREVE, read our previous blog post.

How to enter:

To be enter to win an EcoGear (whatever bag we choose), participants must:

  1.  Follow REPREVE’s Instagram page
  2.  Like the giveaway post
  3.  Comment on the post that they want the EcoGear Bighorn 17 backpack

All entries must be submitted no later than December 15, 5 p.m. ET.

Protecting our Public Lands

 

The Trump administration announced on December 4 its plan to reduce the size of two Utah national monuments: Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante. Bears Ears would be reduced by 85% while Grand Staircase by 50%.

This is the largest reduction of national monument lands in American history.

Many outdoor recreation retailers, including Patagonia and REI, environmental conservationists and Native American tribes have spoken up about their disapproval of the plan.

“Today’s decision hurts the people who love these places. American enjoy our public lands in every part of the country, irrespective of politics.”
– REI

Bears Ears at a Glance

U.S. Bureau of Land Management / Wikimedia Commons

  • Location: San Juan County, Utah
  • Size: About 1.35 million acres
  • Size after reduction: About 228,000 acres; split into two sections
  • Established: December 28, 2016 by President Barack Obama

Grand Staircase-Escalante at a Glance

Wolfgang Staudt / Wikimedia Commons

  • Location: Kane County and Garfield County, Utah
  • Size: About 1.88 million acres
  • Size after reduction: About 1 million acres; split into three sections
  • Established: September 18, 1996 by President Bill Clinton

What can you do

There are groups and organizations that have banded together to try to protect Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante and other public lands from further destruction. Some that are standing up in the fight to protect the national monuments include: