30.08.13 by Jeff

Northern Sun Jacket Giveaway

Northern Sun Jacket Giveaway

I’ve got good news and bad news. The bad news is summer is nearly gone, it’s painful to even say it. But the good news is I’ve got a giveaway from my friends at Northern Sun that’s perfect for the fall season.

First of all I’ve gotta give credit to my friends, Jennilee Marigomen (photographer) and Redia Soltis (stylist), who put these beautiful images together. The video below was shot by Peter Hadfield.

I’ve got a men’s Aput Jacket and a women’s Aga Jacket to give away! Both are water resistant and premium down filled, and as promised this one’s open to everyone. If you’d like to snag either jacket, leave a comment below describing the first adventure you’ll go on.

We’ll pick two winners September 13th.

 


Northern Sun Jacket Giveaway

 

Northern Sun Jacket Giveaway

 

 

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The winners have been selected by the team at Northern Sun, congrats to Hanna B and Philip Faulkner. You’ve got mail!

 





  • Benjamin Spalding

    oh man, a jacket like this would come in super handy this coming winter! I’ll be traveling across costal Maine (my home state) to do some archiving of ghost stories!

  • luckyspark

    It might not be tourist season, but, in early winter I want to go to Duluth and then up to the Northern Shore of Lake Superior to see friends and go snow shoeing!

  • Guest

    People don’t think it gets cold in Georgia. Maybe it doesn’t but I do. My first chilly adventure this year will surely be a twilight hike.

  • ArmandoSaysNo

    Recently finished school and have been aching to drive up California’s golden coast and see where it takes me. I can picture it now, waking up early one morning when the sky’s still drenched in a velvety purple sea of darkness. Quickly packing a bag with a toiletry kit, an apple, some clothing, and a Northern Sun Aput Jacket as I make that critical decision to drive down PCH and leave all that I know, at least for a few days while I find myself. Somewhere inbetween the sand filled beaches of Laguna Beach and the rocky cliffs of Big Sur’s Doorway to Heaven is where I hope to find myself once more.

  • Lars

    I’m gonna go to Benidorm and drink Banana colada!

  • The Mount Majestic

    This fall I’ll pull the jacket over my arms and marvel at it’s warmth, protection and magical powers of water rejection. Then I’ll grab my fixed blade knife, some strong cord and a tarp and hike with my son out to the Gorge. We’ll start a fire with mag shavings and put up a lean-to with the cord, tarp and some strong branches. We’ll cook a simple dinner under the stars, and while we eat I’ll tell my son stories of camping at the Gorge when I was in college. When sleep finally overtakes us we won’t be far from home, the city, video games and traffic, but we’ll be far enough.

  • adammanley

    I moved to Maine two years ago from San Diego, where I spent some time camping and making art in the Southern California Desert. I miss that expansive space and the hot days and cold clear nights. I want to plan a camping trip for this winter to really explore the desert southwest and find the quietest place I can.

  • Atis Sedlenieks

    i will go off pc. and then i will go outside!

  • j4m3z

    I’m planning on a trip to New Zealand which has unpredictable weather so the men’s Aput jacket is perfect to give me some weather protection and shelter.

  • micky

    I’m living in Estonia for the winter and am uncertain what the winter holds weather wise… probably very cold though.

    • Julian C. Duron

      ^ This person should win ^

  • Eric Hosford

    I plan on climbing some mountains in up-state New York with my two puppies. The mens jacket would be awesome!

  • Taylor

    I just relocated from the deep South to the Midwest, Ohio to be exact. I am still unsure about what type of weather this winter will hold, but I hear cold and wet more times than not. I am here for a change of scenery and to study art. Traveling has always had the largest and most profound affect on myself and my work. I probably couldn’t tell you the first or last adventure that this jacket would accompany me on. Whether it be through a frost bitten nature or an ice covered urban setting, all I could tell you is that it would be put to great use keeping these bones warm and this skin dry.

  • Quinn Lindgren

    This fall I’m planning a trip back to Moab, Utah to do some climbing, hiking and overall marveling at the Mars-esque landscapes. I think the Aga jacket would be a perfect addition to my trip, but besides keeping me warm in the desert, it could continue to have adventures throughout the winter here in Boston. Since this is just my second winter in New England, I would love to wear it hiking in the White mountains or traipsing through Maine.

  • Maria Gillies

    My sister lives all the way in Canada and I want to go visit her but my only free time is in Winter! I am used to the South Europe heat and I shiver just thinking about snow, so this jacket would accompany me in hikes through the forests on the bay of Newfoundland in the middle of the snow. It would be fun because I would be all warm and fuzzy because of Northern Sun!

  • bekkapalmer

    I haven’t been on a good adventure in weeks, so I would plan something special around this jacket. Probably upstate New York for some hiking.

  • Emily

    Flying out to the west coast in November to visit friends and family from California to Vancouver, camping through the in between spots… Would love love love to have this to help get out of my sleeping bag in the mornings!

  • imunderpressure

    A three day adventure in the Catskills. Camping and cooking for two!

  • djrich4

    I would drive to the fringes of the High Uinta wilderness upon the first snowfall. I would hike around a lake as the sun rises and find a spot to spend the day as the snow melts.

  • Alex DeSpain

    I live in Portland, Oregon but I love to go camping on the coast. If I am so lucky to win, I will take it with me camping in Cannon Beach and I’ll even write a blog post about it!

  • Melissa

    I want to wear it in Yosemite this winter and find some bears to hang out with.

  • Ace Isaac Kieffer

    I’m currently doing a cross country road trip out west. would love to explore more of the northeast though on a future trip.

  • Tyler Durbano

    I’d love to take this jacket to Algonquin Park and do some plein air paintings

  • Elli

    Living in southern CA, craving some cold weather. Would wear it hiking and camping in Yosemite this fall/winter!!

  • Sophie Pesenti

    Yes, would love to have these jackets! to be prepared for the cold winter in London, but also to go skiing in Val d’Isère and to visit some friends in Sweden… This would be the perfect outfit!! :-)
    Cheers,
    Sophie

  • http://erikabogner.com/ E.Bogner
  • volthair

    I’m planning to study abroad in Finland with my boyfriend, would love to bring these jackets along!

  • Holly

    I’m going to go wherever the jacket wants to go….and I’m expecting something amazing.

  • Jennifer Finch Sappington

    Headed to Oregon to visit my tribe family then venturing to Idaho. The Aga Jacket would make a fashion and function forward statement during my trip!

  • funktruck

    I will be driving from Boston, MA to SanFran and back in September because my rent is going way up.. I will be taking photos and recording songs with one of my long time buds, Jhai.. We don’t want to sleep inside. :)

  • Mallory

    I’d love to go to Nelson this fall. Amazing place for camping and hiking!

  • sarah

    I’m going to Denmark in January when it will be well below zero, we plan on taking a hike in Sweden and I’ll be skiing for my first time. Scandinavia in winter is freezing as hell in general so this jacket would get me through some rough times!

  • Jonathon Austin

    I’m so excited to go ice skating to this beautiful river that freezes during winter

  • Georgi Stamenov

    If I wear it I will go to the mountain and really find bear. I would ask the bear if she will let me ride on her back and if all this magic happen I will make picture for you mister BOOOOOOOOM God. Thanks

  • http://kareemahmed.com Kareem Ahmed

    i will wear it on an urban hike in new york city on the first snowy day of this winter. it will be romantic and enchanting.

  • Elizabeth

    I want to hitchike through eastern europe to Finland this autumn, because all though autumn is not really the hitchiking season, it might be even more interesting/unusual. I hope I don’t get stuck in some forest or something, but in case of that happening the jacket would keep me extra warm.

  • Ana Chavarria

    I’ll go to the park that’s near of my city my boyfriend and I with our bycicle; that’d be a very lovely time ’cause we can’t see each other so much ’cause school and sometimes our parent don’t let us see on weekends. We will love to be there together.

  • Jocelyn Fung

    i would wear it in Iceland to hike to a misty waterfall like this one! http://goo.gl/1aKpNC

  • litenbird

    I would take this jacket and go make a little snow igloo.. like I always did when I was little.. in a few months when the ground will be covered in snow here in sweden.!! Then I will bring a termos and a friend and some candle lights. http://static.ddmcdn.com/gif/igloo-2.jpg

  • Clara

    my dream adventure with this jacket would involve: apple pie, a bonfire, good musicians, beer and spontaneous camping ;)

  • Celina Fällbom

    I would go on a quest, inspired by moonrise kingdom and where the wild things are, to find that special place and that special someone to share all the star filled nights of winter with.

  • http://liisakruusmagi.com/ liisa

    i’ll go to pick some mushrooms

  • Robert Bridges

    I will wake before dawn on a saturday, place my running shoes on and place my new Aput jacket on and drive out to the rolling hills which will now be frigid in bluegrass country. I will then run 10 miles glorying in my jacket which will now be acting as a sauna and leap off the road into the brush and race with the deer and jump over skunks… or I’ll probably wear it out for coffee on crisp fall/cold winter walks with my daughter. Either way I would enjoy it and my daughter would be happy. :)

  • André

    Im not from the US, im actually from Ecuador, but yeah, there´s this National Park here called El Cajas (pics: https://www.google.com/search?q=el+cajas&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=xMQgUqKTEaGzsAS2zoHoBg&biw=1278&bih=679&sei=xsQgUtnyM7OrsQTgp4HgDw ) and its really, really cold. So basically id take the jacket there for a trip and probably camping.

  • ms_clara

    Seeing as it’s almost September in Northern Minnesota, winter is just around the corner…I am very much looking forward to taking a hike down Park Point as the first snowflakes fall. Nothing beats Lake Superior on a crisp snowy day.

  • Brooke Archibald

    the first adventure i will go on will be when i go on a hiking expedition in Iceland in a couple of months!

  • Ana Chavarria

    I’ll go with my boyfriend to a park that’s in San Diego on fall. That’d be so lovely ’cause we can’t see each other ’cause school. We will love to go there with those jackets.

  • WildPony

    “I never felt magic crazy as this
    I never saw moons knew the meaning of the sea
    I never held emotion in the palm of my hand
    Or felt sweet breezes in the top of a tree
    But now you’re here
    Brighten my northern sky.”

    -Nick Drake

  • Jennifer Spanos

    perfect for a hike in the adirondacks!

  • pinny

    I will wear it on my first winter-venture of the season. I recently moved out of Maine and I’ve been itching to go back!

  • Suzy Vennard

    I will go on a cross country ski adventure on Mt Spokane.

  • maria

    i will be in antarida this february, soo, this will be perfect.

  • Jeremy Grant

    A down jacket is cheaper than an HVAC system. And for this Colorado sculptor who might be working from a aluminum shed this fall… well, that jacket could come in mighty handy. First adventure I’d take – is to the junk yard, for more art-making supplies.

  • Ryan Jansen

    I’ll wear it inside the house all winter and keep the heat off in my house. This will save energy and help out our polar bear friends.

  • MarkKalan

    Being that I don’t have a Winter jacket yet…and next year we’ll be leaving on the greatest adventure of our lives – retirement and traveling the National Parks through the Northwest then settling in the mountains of Mexico.

  • Rzehn

    Camping in Yosemite!

  • millie kessler

    NORWAY.
    ICEFISHING.
    Blammo!

  • Lisa

    the blue ridge mountains in northern georgia! our cabin there doesn’t have heat, just a wood-burning stove. lots of shady trees and mooing cows.

  • http://www.jonduff.com Jon Duff

    Me and my girlfriend will go back to Wisconsin, slam some leinenkugels, and jump face first into a snow bank!

  • Cyan Ryan

    theres a deralic childrens hospital ive been eyeing up…..surely this excellent jacket will protect my lungs from the aspesdos and from the small people still wandering the cellars …..?it sure would be nice to explore in warmth as im from dublin and we dont see the sun very often and as this building hasnt seen any sun in a few decades.

  • michelle warnke

    I will go for a hike in Forest Park or go to a waterfall!

  • Connie

    Go yodeling on Icelandic hikes and make my way to the Scandinavian regions to hit final destination, the glorious Helsinki hot springs. Of course, the real adventure will be to spend the entire journey with my mother ; )

  • iliveonwallst

    this will keep me warm on my winter trip to Duluth, Minnesnowta.

  • Anne-Marie Lavigne

    This jacket will be my compfy jacket, the one I wear everyday to go to grad school in Soho, New York. I would wear it to go by groceries, go for walks along the Hudson River.

  • Dan

    I should have made enough money by November to buy myself a camper van and when I have i won’t waste a minute. Come winter i’ll be off to the West Coast of Scotland to pursue my dream of spending a year living close to nature and developing my skills as a photographer, filmmaker and naturalist. I’ve got my camera, my bags are packed and I’m counting the minutes until i leave. But I’m missing one thing, a decent jacket to keep me warm for those long days on the fells!

  • Kristin

    camping in North Carolina for sure :)

  • Ben C.

    Gotta be puddle jumping in my backyard.

  • Carrie M.

    There is an abandoned hospital complex about 40km outside the center of Berlin, Germany. It is a very large complex complete with overgrown woods, boarded up doors, sprawling balconies and caved in roofs. I just made my first exploration of the Operation Theater this summer, captured some stunning images. Although this site is quite popular to explore, I imagine that it will yield lovely planes of pure snow in which to romp and dance this winter.

  • Whitney

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  • http://foxesinthegraveyard.blogspot.com/ Kelly Rae

    I’d love to head to Arkansas in the winter and see the Thorncrown Chapel by E Fay Jones. It would be so beautiful there with a big blanket of snow.

  • Andrew

    I recently moved to Brooklyn and have been dying to go hike up in the Adirondack Mountains!

  • Nicole Lavelle

    In the middle of the Utah desert, in the red rock, sort of near Colorado, there’s a tiny town called Green River. The next place with a gas station is 100 miles to the west, or 100 miles to the east, or 40 miles to the south, if you’re going that way. There is a place just outside Green River, where the high school kids hang out, that is the highest point around. From there you can see a 360-degree view of the freaky beautiful landscape surrounding this weird lovely town: the orderly Book Cliffs to the northeast, the low stretch of Canyonlands to the southwest, the La Sal mountains and the twinkling lights of Moab to the southeast, and the creepy amazing jumble of confusion that is the San Rafael Swell. Really, look all of these things up, and imagine seeing them all at once, on all of the horizons. Now, imagine how windy it is. It feels like you’re on the moon and you’re about to be blown off the cliff into nowhere. Add the icy winter air, which will be fierce when I go in January, and you super need a jacket like this one.

  • Alicia

    I am going to Iceland in October! This jacket looks so comfy! My winter wardrobe has become scarce after living in Florida for a few years too.

  • Juanita Benedicto

    I’ll wear it as I pack up my belongings and leave my unheated cabin in the Redwoods where I’ve lived for the past two years while working at a Buddhist Meditation Retreat Center. It will accompany me to the next phase.

  • WildPony

    This jacket will keep me warm when I go this winter to photograph and film for a special project I am collaborating on of rock climbers in action, all over the country. Optimal temperatures for rock climbing are not warm – the body, and especially the fingers, heat up so much that hot weather can cause slipping. Its cold for us photographers and documentary-makers, because we’re watching and capturing the moment while they stay active. This jacket rocks, and would be put to good use!

  • Edén Ochoa Iniesta

    I’m going to Picos de Europa in northern Spain for two weeks in November. It will be great time hiking :)

  • derek boman

    Would cop

  • caitiemc

    I’m going to run through a corn maze searching for ghouls!

  • Sven Torpedo

    Feed the wolves

  • heinzactivities

    This would actually line up perfectly for my first west coast excursion. My best friend and former roommate recently landed an incredible job for an animation firm in Portland, Oregon prompting him to move away from Pittsburgh. This move was all I needed to start planning my first trip to the Pacific Ocean.

    I’ve been dreaming of the rocky coast ever since I was introduced to it through television (I’m a HUGE Goonies fan and have been i love with the fall scenery since I first saw it in the late 80s).

    I’ll be flying into San Francisco late October, and driving my way up the coast, camping my way through Sacramento CA, Ashland OR, Portland OR and finally Haystack Rock – Cannon Beach and Astoria OR.

    When most people dream of vacations, they think of sunny beaches — but i’ve been fantasizing of cold fall nights along the Oregon coast for the past 20 years and it’s finally coming true. A Northern Sun Jacket would be the perfect travel companion for this long sought and beautiful trip.

  • Bill Thomson

    Look forward to skiing into the old winter cabin with a beautiful Northern Sun jacket ! Will look styling too at the old Hollyburn Ridge Lodge dance on Cypress Mt. in beautiful West Vancouver, BC. Canada. Cheers Bill T.

  • Liz Affa

    snowshoeing in Maine :)

  • Brent Akhurst

    BOOOOOOOM,
    I have recently married the women of my dreams and I cannot
    wait to start going on adventures together. We are planning on covering many vertical feet and many miles this winter. We are starting with a trip up the sunshine coast. Then over to the Vancouver Island to search to search for a lost WW2 bomber plan. My lady has never had a proper outdoor jacket and we would promise to put them to the test. I LOVE the outdoors.
    Much love,

  • https://www.facebook.com/walter.price.73 Walt SP

    I am moving to Montreal in about a month, and I intend on biking and walking around the city, all the time. I will wear this jacket all the time, esp. on those chilly MTL nights.

  • Ksen.

    love it! perfect for the berlin winter, i wont be freezing!
    ➳☃

  • Robert Ondzik

    Always have wanted to go to Sweden and especially the Laplands, this jacket will keep me from totally dying from exposure during winter!

  • Natalia Hoyos

    I’m from Arizona, so the thickest article of clothing that I own is a flannel. I now live in Venice, CA, though, and have gotten into surfing, hiking and going up to Big Bear. What I really want to do is surf in the morning and then wrap that jacket around me to go up to Big Bear to play in the snow within the same day.

  • Nicole Rivieccio

    My future husband and I (we are getting married on Christmas eve!) are planning on attending a visual arts/music residency in Iceland this upcoming winter. It will be completely dark and we will be devoting a month to our first body of work together. Aside from volcanoes and the Northern Lights, we will see and hopefully ride on horses (first time ever!). As two people constantly broke and constantly working the grind in NYC, we haven’t had the chance to even think about buying winter coats.

  • Marc Funaro

    I’d look fresh as hell in Boston, and take it with me on my trip to visit my best friend in Washington State and meet up with even more friends in Eugene, Oregon.

  • Emile

    i like the envoirement

  • Sven Kristian

    Hi! My girlfriend and I will be heading from Sunny Cape Town, South Africa, to cooold Iceland at the end of September! It is in itself an epic adventure, but to add to that, we will be taking part in an artist residency in the north west of Iceland, in a village called Skagastrond for 2 months during October and November. These jackets would help us stay warm and snug, while helping us in becoming better artists so that one day we too may be showcased on BOOOOOOOM:-) Thank you.

    Sven Kristian / http://www.svenkristian.com

  • Mike Moreno

    I’m gonna walk to work.

  • Andrés Miramontes

    I’ve just arrived to Ontario from México, I’ll be living here two years and never experienced a rough weather before. I don’t think mexican outfit will do in Canada. There’s an old quaker cementary near Dundas, I would love to go at night, but I don’t want to freeze. I’ll even grow a beard.

  • Denise

    I will wear the coat along with my eight month old baby strapped to me in her carrier and I will take her along all the country lanes in County Louth and along Baltray and Termonfeckin beach on the east coast of Ireland up and down sand dunes showing her the wildlife the colours of the changing season in the leaves before they fall and the winter berries that will arrive along with frosts and maybe some snow if we are lucky for her first christmas on the outside.

  • Brandon

    I’m moving to NYC in three days having never been there before.

  • Mekael Dawson

    This jacket seems like the perfect reason to get out of L.A. As winter approaches(not the sort of winter that lasts years and brings blue-eyed ghouls), I would love to make my way up the coast of California, past the Bay, and deep into the belly of the redwoods, steeped in old growth and lush life, and there soak in all of that raw splendor. As I sit beside my comrades ’round the fire, we will tell tales of the nature of existence, whilst sipping hot chai tea(or Maker’s Mark) and proceed to gaze upon the dense black sky, littered with glowing celestial bodies, and ponder on what those that inhabit those worlds see when they gaze back. All the while, nestled up and cozy in such a fine piece of outerwear.

  • Ellen

    Hiking the Tongariro crossing in New Zealand. Flight booked. Jacket needed.

  • Corey

    First thing I’d do is turn off the cell phone to help ensure we’ll be completely off the grid. Next would be to check the batteries in our headlamps, and head off into the wilderness of Big Sur, the best place on Earth. We’ve camped in the winter rains before, this time it’d be nice to have some protection :)

  • alittlenomadic

    Lovely photos by Jennilee! The next adventure I would go on is to buy my own boat and sail up the inside passage to Haida Gwaii.

  • Michelle Leroux

    I live in Whistler so everyday is an adventure and a water-proof down jacket is pretty much a prerequisite to leading an awesome life. Since my first adventure with the jacket will take place this fall I will use it to forage in the forests of Squamish for delicious wild Chanterelle mushrooms.

  • Henry Becker

    Hike the Pacific Crest Trail from Central Oregon to the Canadian boarder at the beginning of the snow season to see the first snow on the cascade mountains.

  • Katrina Butler

    Will be perfect for winter Geocaching!

  • Kelly Kristin Jones

    HELP! I’ve just moved and this southern girl needs a proper jacket to face the brutal winter!

  • Soncho

    the first adventure id go on would be a winter back packing trip in the woods some wear in northern california with my friend rayan!

  • Matt

    I went on a road trip with a friend to the Olympic Peninsula 7 years ago with a friend. In late September we are going up to retrieve 2 buried rolls of undeveloped film from the trip. This jacket would make the trip dope!

  • emilie

    I will use it for my adventure which will be the rest of my life!

  • Angie

    I recently moved to Copenhagen, from sunny Australia. I didn’t think to bring any warm clothes, so a super nice warm coat like this would allow for many adventures – especially riding to design home from design school at 2am in the middle of winter.

  • Thomas Homolya

    I’d love to go hiking with my son near Mt. Hood!

  • Natasha

    I’d take my partner skiing for the first time! He’s very reluctant but a jacket like that would probably help convince him.

  • Nico Glaude

    mount edith cavell

  • Gabriel Coco

    Winter storm watching in Tofino!! Yes yes and yes! If I can’t get one I’ll be cold and may perish. Thank you.

  • http://twitter.com/oxfordhaus DM Heebner

    With this coat, I would finally take my first trip to Colorado & do some serious hiking, exploring, and photographing.

  • seebas

    I’ll be going to Germany next semester to study abroad. My adventure would start as soon as I step off the plane.

  • Ramona August

    I’d take my jacket on a trip to Norway, traveling by boat to awesome rocky islands, then hiking around and camping. I’d show the jacket stunning landscapes and dream together of Aurora Borealis…

  • Mitch

    Sledding in Prospect Park, Brooklyn come first snowfall here in NYC

  • Kristina

    It seems everyone has big plans and distant places to go, but for me a weather-proof winter jacket would mean something closer to home, that me and my mum could make our way every day to our horses in the deep deep snow and biting wind in minus 20 degree winters to feed them and be able to spend time there. This year I moved home after travelling a lot and it feels like the best decision I’ve ever made. There is nothing like coming home after long travels. So not only would I be cosy on the outside thanks to my jacket, but also cosy on the inside with a warm fuzzy feeling being able to spend time with my family.

  • thecriterion

    Snow camping in northern Colorado!

  • Bryan Dunn

    I’d take my kids up to Minnesota’s north shore in the winter to show them frozen waterfalls.

  • elsieralston

    I just got married and soon will be moving to Denmark with my husband. I’m pretty sure these will come handy for our walks in the beautiful winter there :)

  • Andrew J. LeVine

    I would wear this coat on an adventure to the Gaspé peninsula in quebec at the end of Fall, it will be cold up there and I need something warm. It has been a small dream of mine to explore rural quebec during the onset of winter.

  • http://www.borborigm.com boris

    I’ll go for a winter photo safari to catch the beautiful sunset of Marseille’s Calanques. When the Mistral (cold wind) blows one need this kind of sweet jacket.

  • Timothy Tyndale

    I will don the jacket as soon as I step out of the Postal plane on to see my father for the first time in Scammon Bay. I found out where he lived after my grandfather died and the details came out in his will hearing. I better have a warm coat…

  • genevieve

    It will be early morning. It will be raining. I will wait for my friend’s ford truck to pick me up standing on the porch of my house in Portland. I havn’t seen him in a while and havn’t seen where we are going in even longer. We will spend the hour it takes to get to Sandy Oregon playing with radio and arguing about country music. I dont know how the farm will look when i get there. I dont know how much will have changed. But i will wear the coat the first time i go back to see the goats, to clime the trees and to return home.

  • http://www.cargocollective.com/avanitanya Avani Tanya

    I’ll sleep snugly in it, it’ll be the first time i’ll be warm in months spent on the lonely internet. Or i’ll go out to Kashmir and take pictures with my last roll of Kodachrome.

  • Adrian Martin

    I’d hike to the Sandia Man Cave, which is a cave in the Sandias that a man purportedly once lived in.

  • Luke Ulery

    In flight to Easter island for for my 30th birthday photo shoot, I’ll use this coat as a pillow. As I eat oysters from the bountiful breast of my girlfriend I will remove the coat from my back and use it as a reflector to bounce a flash. I’ll capture the moment in perfect light.

  • jelly

    i’ve lived in vancouver for 6.5 years. Still don’t own a waterproof coat! First thing I’d do? Hike through the rainy woods! And stay dry this time!

  • Carol Crooks

    The last two winters here in wet and windy Northern Ireland have been snowy and cold, we aren’t used to this and I’ve been unprepared for minus18C. These gorgeous coats would mean toasty walks with my lovely hubby and the dog in the Mournes or up to the Giant’s Causeway for sketching with my students or just down to the beach at Ballyholme with camera in hand (gloved of course!).

  • DannyR

    We’ve had 2 weeks of nice weather here in Holland so winter can kick in anytime now. I could really use this weatherproof body glove during a stormy beach scavenging mission

  • Alejandro Velarde

    I’ve lived in Mexico my whole life and I’m going on a roadtrip through Alaska in a few weeks. This would help A LOT!

  • Grace

    My boyfriend and I would wear them and go for long autumn/winter walks with my two dogs in the rain or snow!

  • Hannah Beverage

    I would finally get around to hiking Mount Defiance in Oregon!

  • Diane Daff

    Oh..looks like a really, really good jacket.
    Colorful and cosy, laidback and classy. It would be so perfect to break up the Parisian routine of grey and black wool coats.
    I’d take it for a wild pyschedelic camping trip in the Swiss Alpes first thing!

  • Nick K

    Venturing up to Moosehead Lake, ME. this winter. North Woods. Land where Moose outnumber people 3:1. Working on a photo workshop for disadvantaged Moose – living amongst them, making paintings of the snowbroth out of berry juice and charcoal. Snap a few of the Moose culture, real candid-type. Jacket could come in handy.

  • Jocelyn Conway

    Canadian winters can be harsh, but I havent owned a coat since 2007. I just wear layers of sweaters. I’d love to take an winter walk around the city at night, warm and toasty, listening to mellow music and watching the snow fall

  • Madeleine Margot

    I will take the ferry across the cold, grey sea to Pender Island to visit my Grandparents and their goats and sheep. Then I will explore the misty forests and the brisk beaches of the island with my friend Max.

  • David K Koppe

    looking forward to the fall season when all the campsites are empty. Will head towards Whistler and find a good spot in my dad’s Westfalia.

  • Roeland Huys

    Got a one-way ticket for fall 2013. Plannig on going further trough winter into the year 2014… If it still fits afterwards, I might consider on taking the trip once more.

  • Conciergedesk

    I might get flak from my girl but I really love the Fall and Winter in British Columbia. I think a great way to flip that script would be to take her on a surprise vacation up to Haida Gwaii. It’s totally off kilter and very memorable (and require a certain level of trust and convincing). I’m thinking we ride the ferry up to Prince Rupert and then across the water to Skidegate. The scenery on the boat would be incredible and definitely a big part of the appeal. Once there, the rough plan would be to stay in a nice rustic cabin on the coast, take in some First Nations culture, eat a bunch of seafood, try some winter surfing, get out and fish, etc. Being somewhere so remote and untouched would be very inspiring. I think that these are the best types of adventures: embracing the unknown and challenging yourself in order to truly experience something new. The bonds and memories that you create are, I believe, much stronger. And we’d sure as hell need proper down jackets for that.

  • LL

    I’m going to Iceland!

  • Laika

    The next adventure must be
    My first winter in New York!

  • Sarah

    I’m heading to Montreal for the winter then starting a journey with my friend walking across the states for a year!

  • kerry

    My adventure will be my 5 year old sons first action packed adventure in the Rhodopi Mountains, Bulgaria

    We will enjoy hiking, rock climbing, caving, horse riding; having fun in the land of bear, lynx and eagle

    An Aga Jacket will keep me snug on our nights camping at `Magic Lake`, then we cheat with six nights in family run hotels.
    When we get home to the UK, my adventure will be fighting off my friends who will be asking where I got such a gorgeous jacket from!!!

  • GABE

    Oh my god wow these jackets are so cool and I’d love to go backpacking somewhere in Northern California and use it to keep me warm in the day and cozy in the night and Id roll around on the ground with it! Thanks

  • travelluna

    going to Dornach in the Highlands of Scotland this November it would be perfect to wear the Aput Jacket there, and so stylish too

  • Morgan Whipple

    The first adventure I’ll go on is a trek from the tip top of Manhattan to the very bottom. on foot. without songs. I’ve just moved to New York and it’s time to explore. The Aput Jacket would make the perfect companion.

  • Jon Ham

    We’re planning a little getaway to Sooke, BC this November and these would be welcome companions for a hike on the Juan de Fuca!

  • Andrew Schaeffer

    With this jacket I can ditch my four year old jacket and take on the Ohio winter by taking routine walks through our metroparks and trails. Such a silence and peacefulness that can’t be emulated by any other season.

  • Melisa Gračić

    Living in Rijeka, Croatia during the winter is a big adventure itself. They call that city ”the London of Croatia”; not so many dry weeks in the winter here, only rain, rain, rain plus a mighty wind so no umbrella can keep you safe, it’s the jacket you rely on :)
    Besides that, I can’t say where will I go this winter because I tend to just go, without much planning, but I will surely end up somewhere where the winter sun lets me wander through spaces and places, and deep woods.

  • AJ Smith-Pennoyer

    Husband and I are coming BACK to Vancouver after a UK stint and we’re so thrilled to adventure where we belong: Home, under wider skies and cooler air.

  • Emma Ritchie

    winter camping on the beaches of the west coast of Vancouver Island. It would be nice to not have to put on ten layers of sweaters to keep out the rain

  • Nicole Ezell

    Go tromp around Mt. Hood! Tromp, tromp, tromp.

  • Jessie Bennett

    THE PERFECT JACKETS! My first outing will be to Dog Mountain on Mt. Seymour in North Vancouver. I slapped snowshoes on last winter to give the ol’ dog hill a go, but my partner was poorly dressed and getting dizzy, so we turned around, slid all the way back to base on our bums. HELP ME CONQUER THIS MOUNTAIN!

  • Shawn Le

    Looking forward to summiting Mt. Baldy this Winter.

  • elizabetha

    Me and my fella are going to the Steep Ravine cabins near Mt. Tamalpais to celebrate a friend’s birthday and take chilly walks on the beach!

  • Colin

    I’m going to do my best to make sure every day is a memorable adventure, seems like just the piece of gear to do it in when the weather takes a turn for the chilly.

  • reeecardo

    A trip this fall with my wife to Northern Cali to hike through Russian Gulch State Park and Mendocino.

  • Diego Diez

    Im going to Denmark in a few weeks, so It would be perfect for the first Fall days!

  • Marion Young

    This would be the perfect jacket to cosy up in when I head to the Bugaboos this winter!

  • Ljuré Quk

    I’ll move to live to Norway at the beginning of winter from the souther side of Ukraine, so if I’ll won this great stuff, this start will be easier and I will give a gratitude in Northern Sun under the northern sun.

  • Alex Nendza

    For my best friend’s 21st birthday in September, we’re going camping in the Rocky Mountains. This camping trip is also doubling as her going-away party since she’ll be moving across the country the following week. It would be awesome to win a jacket for her so she can enjoy camping in it and to make the trip even more memorable for her!

  • Tanya Mercer

    I am taking my two daughters up to the slopes of Mt Taranaki for a good airing!!!

  • Math M.

    Study abroad in Iceland!

  • Bryan Smith

    Exploring the freshwater islands in Lake Michigan!

  • andygrellmann

    winter camping and cabin living on Vancouver Island in oct/nov/dec!

  • Ellen Hess

    Hiking the northern trails in Olympic National Park this fall. Pre-Post snowboarding in the Cascades this winter. And, around the windy city of Wellington, during fall in NZ’d, where I’m attending university to complete my bachelors degree in design innovation. Puffys are the best in lightweight-full proof-effective technology.

  • jonas justen

    Adventures in my own backyard and afterwards down the valley to the river where sometimes magic happens. Would love to take my camera (and this jacket) on a photo trip!

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  • Glen

    Belly five’ing on Lake District national park’s tallest peaks in the winter mists will be me and my other half’s first icy adventure together!

  • Tatiana A

    I’m taking my mom to the french river for winter camping. I want to show her what I live for, what keeps me motivated, what saved me.. the beauty of it all! I can already imagine trying to share the lovely coat between us both hahah.
    The coat would also help me write in my journal. Ever tried writing with frost bite?! Not cool.(Good luck to all entering, I can’t help but note these other comments as ideas for future adventures.)

  • Momoko

    Exploring the winter wonderland in New Denver in one of these jackets would be such an awesome way to enjoy my first winter in the West Kootenays!

  • samantha carter

    I just moved into a very remote farmhouse on a mountain in NC and I feel a very cold winter coming on up here…this jacket would make my farm duties so much more manageable! Dreaming of snow.

  • Klark Relleve

    North Vancouver, British Columbia in the Fall, armed with a Video SLR camera, a Rode boom mic and filming a project about promoting the local parks. The videos will be a minute long with 12, 5 second clips. I’m inviting my musician friends to compose some background music that will accompany the video. I’m doing all of this for my graduation portfolio that I’m working on at the Art Institute of Vancouver

  • Struan

    I spend half my year in the Scottish highlands and half in the French Alps. always an adventure, always cold

  • Margot Anne

    Tofino BC winter beach walks with my beautiful boyfriend. Camping, fires and playing in tide pools. Hiking beach trails and exploring the island. Wearing matching jackets cause we are awesome.

  • Jessie

    I’d go on a long hike in the White Mountains in New England!

  • ensmingerbrianm

    My adventure is going to be a daily one–heading out into the Chicago wind/snow/winter early in the morning to make people delicious and carefully made coffees.

  • Alex Weaver

    I am currently traveling the Americas in my converted school bus! While the solar panels on the roof keep me warm and toasty on the inside, I’m sure that the Aput Jacket would be perfect for keeping me warm while trekking the Tierra del Fuego!

  • Vanessa Rienau

    Heading to Jones Lake here in BC for a camping trip, then off to Tofino for a camping trip! I <3 BC !

  • Audrey Opfer

    This clown is down w/ the “down”, I’m going to The Gathering. whoop whoop!

  • Randy Morales

    Im going to the highest mountain in dominican republic and the caribbean (yeah! the caribbean). Its pretty cold up there during the winter thats why I need this jacket!

  • Sylvia

    I am going to the bottom of the sea to see if I can find an old friend of mine. Being water proof, this jacket would be ideal. Also, wikipedia says it is really cold down there so I’m pretty stoked that it is down. I also have an underwater camera, pumped!

  • Rust

    It’d be for my daughter, working the ski areas in WA state.

  • ko

    Glacier National Park in late September, just as the snow begins to fall!

  • Levi Mandel

    Solo hikes through the upstate NY mountains with my camera and a book. The city is pulling me down, man.

  • Antonia

    The first adventure (of many) that I would love to go on is a proper trip across Canada, the country I live in but have seen so little of compared to other places. Hopefully I could go coast to coast, starting with British Columbia, dipping up into the territories from there.

  • T.Ferghe

    I would bring my camera and a tent, and hike in Jostedalsbreen National Park, see the glacier and the magnificent Norwegian mountains. Bringing my girlfriend. Back to the roots, just breathing the fresh air, feeling the fresh solitary retreat, and recharging before going back to the Copenhagen city life.

  • Rosie

    Just moved to Portland from Phoenix and don’t have a good quality warm, water-resistant jacket yet! My first adventure would be to go camping somewhere nearby in a few weeks, hopefully in the Steens Mountains. The area features several glaciers and temperatures can get down into the 40′s at night, so the Aga jacket would be perfect!

  • Piia

    Going to Estonia in October, would love to win this jacket to keep me warm! Thanks!

  • Marta

    I’m going t North Europe in November!!!

    (Greetings from Italy)
    Finger crossed for this giveaway!

  • Jonas

    I’m gonna explore Iceland in november, that jacket shure would come in handy.

  • rutata

    My first adventure would be to survive the whole winter in my hometown Vilnius, Lithuania. And not to be cold when waiting for a bus in bus stop.

  • Daniela Sarchizian

    my first stop wearing this jacket will be in france at val d’isere.

  • Michael Goldberg

    My adventure is “Surviving” the winter. If it’s under 60, it’s too cold.

  • michael

    it’s starting to feel like summer in australia – but all i want to do is climb california mountains in the toasty cold

  • Debbie Chapman

    I exhibit outdoors in Dublin every weekend throughout the winter. Rain, Hail or Snow! This jacket would mean that I wouldn’t need to take my duvet and whiskey! I promise it’s an adventure here every weekend.

  • Akiko da Silva

    We live next to the most active volcano on the main island of Japan, but have yet to look into the crater of the magnificent Asama Yama. With an elevation of over 8,000′ my husband’s old threadbare jacket from Ross isn’t going to cut it. Would be a dream to safely climb it with our doggy and my husband warmly clothed in that lovely looking Aput jacket.

  • David William Young

    ill be wrapping up n’ seeing through the night shift protecting the badgers in the badger cull in ye ol’ norfolk! long live mr snuggles our aptly named resident garden badger!

  • thejokercharacter

    If I get this jacket I’d visit Iceland for the first time and meet Björk and check how people can live there in the winter ^^

  • Jo

    I’ve recently moved to Japan, so I’d go searching for Snow Monkeys!

  • Gabe Pearlman

    Clamber the pacific glades and hollows and find lonesome friendless Sasquatch and together drink cold brews and sing sea shanties round the cookfire as the starry skies wheel’d overhead and no I’d never them where to find you dear friend

  • chris

    Hiking in the fog in san francisco!

  • Krista Kreišmane

    I have booked a flight to Thailand, to go swim with bioluminescent plankton. I live in a cold cold Latvia so it will be perfect when I come back!

  • Scott Rim

    i would move out of L.A.

  • aplotsky

    to northern sweden this winter, find a wrinkly wiry old swedish man, fell trees with axe and saw, pull them out of the forest with horses and turn the timber into furniture.

  • Jen Clayton

    my first adventure will be fresh powder turns in the beautiful town of Big Sky, Montana. Can’t WAIT for winter!

  • Alexander J. Peacock

    My girlfriend and I recently moved to New England from New Mexico and are completely unprepared for venturing the coming fall and winter months. These jackets would be perfect! However, our first adventure would be our anniversary, in which we have a four year tradition of climbing a mountain wherever we may be.

  • somare

    with my new jacket i will go to the ice kingdom, and help finn and jake fighting against the ice king!

  • paigeofcontent

    I am from New Hampshire where the livin’ is good and the people are rugged. However you can’t be rugged without a good jacket. My adventure would be at home, in my beloved New Hampshire forests, wearing this coat!

  • maggie

    I probably won’t leave PA but I intend on getting into some extreme snow ball fights, and this jacket will make me undefeated!

  • etp4eva

    im going to roll around in the dirt and get my new jacket all messay

  • rainbowstripe

    I’d love to win either jacket (women’s for myself, men’s for my boyfriend) as I’m actually about to make a big move from New Zealand to Vancouver, BC – so I’ll definitely need something warm as I’m used to the VERY mild NZ winters!! This will be my biggest adventure yet – I arrive in one week and I’m so excited!!

  • Allan

    This Florida boy will survive another Utah winter. I’ll build a snow man maybe a snow flamingo.

  • Elena Z

    If I get this beauuuuutiful jacket I will: Wrestle it from its packaging as fast as possible – throw on my hiking boots – drive an hour to get to Mt. Greylock (the tallest peak in Massachusetts) – climb it for the first time – get lost – decide that the only way to survive will be to catch a rabbit – get lucky with a makeshift snare – eat the rabbit (raw? of course I forgot the matches) – make its pelt into a warm hat – hike down the mountain – then go spend the afternoon at Mass MoCA, which is right next to Mt. Greylock – wander through enormous museum galleries of contemporary art whilst wearing a beautiful jacket and a still-warm rabbit skin hat – get a lot of compliments on my fabulous jacket – also get a lot of weird looks for the fresh fur on my head – a man asks me where it came from – I tell him the whole story about the jacket giveaway/hiking/getting lost/raw rabbit fiasco – he is so taken aback that all of this just happened that he offers me a job with his taxidermy business in northern Montana – I take the job – feel a little ill from the raw rabbit I ate a couple of hours earlier – grab a burger to settle my stomach – drive back home – quit my job – move to Montana.

  • Kim Draheim

    I’d go to as many hockey games as possible. Go Blackhawks!

  • Molly Arey

    I’d love to win either jacket myself. They’d be perfect for the coming winter weather!

  • CindyAiton

    Thank you for offering such a wonderful giveaway. My first adventure would be hiking in the Appalachian Mountains.

    Cindy Aiton

    clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • Howard Steeley

    Love to win for winter.

  • Anne-Odile Thomas

    I would love to say that I’m planning on going to the moon, but my two little kids would miss me too much… More realistically, the jacket would keep me warm on the many California winter surf days, and the occasional camping weekend with the fam’.

  • thegreenlane

    Dropping, bucking and splitting some hazard trees around our super hush-hush back-country ski-snowboard hut in the Rossland Range, British Columbia, Canada; instead of holdin’ hands and mincing through the underbrush, our crew will be busy at work chopping, stacking and busting deadfall and dead-stand up so there’s a few thousand BTUs of salvageable heat to warm the cabin through winter’s icy lovin’.

  • http://www.melonimitchell.com/ Meloni Mitchell

    Hello, I’m American and my husband is Italian. We live in a very small town in the country in Italy, and we are planning to move to the U.S. soon. We are artists and sometimes it takes time to turn creative work profitable, so we live in a house and work in studios without insulation. In the winter (which is very long here) it is freezing both inside and outside. We aren’t planning any trips because we need to save money, but with these jackets we would be able to comfortably sit at our computers and travel around the web so that we can check BOOOOOOOM and other creative sites without shivering. At the same time, we would be warm and comfortable from the hi-tech structure of the jackets while we are working on our projects. These jackets would also be perfect for the continuation of our “Snow Series” short film project. So far we have made 22 short snow films and if you are interested, you can see one of them here (the others are also posted in the same vimeo account: http://vimeo.com/36682417 This video is titled “SNOW HIDE”. Thanks and have a nice day! Meloni Mitchell / Roberto Calbucci

  • http://twitter.com/shark_y sharky

    Hello.
    I’ll put my jacket on and spend many hours in my supermarket deep-freeze aisle to eat as many ice-creams as possible.

  • JimLimProject

    I will go walking in a state park.

  • Anna Pabērza

    I come from a small country called Latvia. In this country every day you get out of your house is an adventure because, probably like in any other place, you don’t know what will happen this day. So getting out of my house would be my first small adventure. But in case i could keep myself warm in winter with this jacket, i would go somewhere deep in the forest because i love forests or go snowboarding.

  • Alej Perez

    Hoping to snag the Aga Jacket for a winter trip up to the UP. I’ve never gone winter camping, mostly due to lack of gear and heavy pricing in gear, and this would be one giant leap for (wo)man kind! I’ve fallen in love with the Minocqua area of Wisconsin and spent a wonderful week on Crystal Lake and exploring it’s surroundings. I’m sure those surroundings are even more beautiful in the winter.

    Also, ice fishing? Have you done that? I haven’t. And I want to!

  • Elisha

    I would use this jacket to stay warm in the winter while studying in Prague!!!!!!!

  • boogerspit

    save it for a trip to the beach while it’s snowing.

  • Natalie

    Hanging out in Whistler with all the pretty shiny people. Go snowshoeing!!

  • meredith

    the first adventure i’ll go on will be in the mountains of north carolina!

  • renee

    hi boom jeff! my boyfriend and i live in new york where time races away from you at breakneck speeds. i’ve been here for a year and i’m still adjusting. the daily stresses of being sardined in a packed subway car can sometimes feel like a slow, suffocating death for me.

    when i was a kid, we took a road trip to northern california and i got my first taste of wanderlust. to this day i remember driving our car through a hole in a redwood tree and running naked across the hot springs bridge and the fresh smell of it all. i talk about it with him so often that we’re determined to scrape together the cash to re-enact it together for christmas as a little gift to ourselves. hoping to win this jacket to keep warm in the cold north! happy trails :)

  • Matt Hansen

    Walking, 6 AM, to work.
    Snow swirling.
    Michigan Winter.

  • Leo Bercovich

    Hey! I´m from a northwest very hot city from Argentina, my sister lives in Montreal and is having twins this december. Since ur mom is handicaped, Im going to travel to Canada to help her. I´ve never been to such a cold place before, and of course I don´t have the appropiate cloth for that! Pleeeaaasee I need that Jacket for my adventure with my newborn nieces!

  • jaycie

    probably go on a hike with the pups to the hills behind my parents house.

  • QTownMayor

    Living on disability in Cleveland, Ohio, my life grows a little smaller every day, with the exception of the excitement I already feel as the cold weather approaches. I love all things winter – long sleeve Ts, fleece sweatpants, fuzzy socks and cuddling with my daughter’s beagle. I imagine this jacket as magical, slowly pulling it on one sleeve at a time, prolonging the moment when it is time to zipper up and fully realize the life affirming chill of winter. Wearing my magical jacket, I walk around the block. With the beagle. My crutches turn into skis as I flawlessly perform a triple-double-inside-out-360×2 off the top of my walker. Facing the northern sun, all things are possible.

  • Elena Vo

    My cousin and I are going to spend a few weeks in Armenia visiting a friend. I hear there are lots of trails in the mountains and I plan on exploring them all. Would love to win the jacket to keep me dry and warm while there!

  • Jesse

    hit up the rockies and venture down to the US to do some skiing in montana as well. then id be off to europe and I’d ski it up in the Alps!! hell yeah!! winter!!!

  • G.W.F. Bagel

    I’m taking a trip from Texas to Toronto to Iceland.

  • G Jolly

    There is a 5 day hike along the glaciers in Canada that I would love to take that bad boy on. Always grateful!

  • Arielle Shorr

    I’m about to travel to South Korea for 9 months, and I hear the mountains there are absolutely beautiful. I want to hike Baegundae, Seoul’s highest peak…it’ll probably be quite cold…I could definitely use such a lovely jacket =)

  • christine

    I would go to Iceland!

  • Jonny

    I’d wear it on the first skiing trip of the season!!

  • Jiggs Araneta

    Heading to Budapest in the fall and exploring the Baltic back country with a bottle of wine and camera in hand. :)

  • deathboyskate

    It would be pretty useful skating in the UK – plus with that cushioning, it looks like I’d bounce straight back up again off the savage floor I’m bound to hit!

  • katiebird

    i just went to iceland. i want to go to Glacier National Park next!

  • Zachary Wilks

    use the fallen leaves to scoot around all the wilderness places

  • Roop

    I’m inappropriately going to go to Australia this winter and look really hot.

  • SS_Summer

    Id love to go camping in the fall, and not worry about freezing to death!

  • John Roney

    I have a month-long Amtrak ticket and three weeks away from work in November. I hope to wander to and fro with a camera and a book. Possible points of exploration are New Mexico, Texas, the Midwest, and the Northeast.

  • Alma Siulagi

    I’d wear it to visit my love, who lives in one of the snowiest places in the country. Growing up on the West Coast, snow is foreign and kind of frightening, and I’d need something to tempt me into venturing outside!

  • Danny

    my next adventure is split boarding in utah and i just so happen to be in need of something fluffy

  • leanne

    I just moved to Bellingham, WA and the first adventure I would go on with this jacket, would be a trip to Mt. Baker to throw some snowballs around!

  • subtle takeover

    The first adventure will be fatherhood.

  • Phillip Faulkner

    I have just moved to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan with my wife and one year old son, to teach art at a University . We hope to explore the landscape surrounding the snowiest city east of the Rockies (390″ snowfall last year). Our son is set on gear, but his parents are in desperate need of a quality outter layer.

    We picture ourselves snowshoeing to the grocery store towing our son in a wagon sled.

    Plus you’d only have to send the coats to one address.

  • Brock

    I will venture outside

  • Evan Mark Hopkins

    save princess bubblegum from the ice king!!!

  • Mike Teng

    my nexts and first adventure would be to Greenland or someplace cold to try this awesome jacket out

  • mickeyf19

    my first adventure would be into the forests of the north american heartland, and it would continue to be my adventure through the winter with temperatures below -20 fahrenheit.

  • Neshii S Smith

    I’m from Oklahoma. I plan on resaving my money and once everything gets settled down before I go back to college, I’m gonna take a ski trip in Colorado. Ie always wanted to travel, but money is tight now more than ever. :((
    Thank you SO much for the Giveaway, lord knows I need a Winter jacket.! :))
    Love from Oklahoma,
    Neshii S Smith

    danesha(dot)smith33(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • Nick P.

    First adventure I’d go on with my new Northern Sun jacket? Braving the locations of Brooklyn, NY. With autumn and winter approaching, I’ll need protection from the chilling urban winds and heartless hipster glares as I commute to work. Everyday’s an adventure over here, aha.

  • Jenna O

    I´m about to travel to Northern Norway with my boyfriend on the winter time. The nature is breathtakingly beautiful and you can see reindeers and everything. I´d love to ski and hike so a warm jacket would be nice :)

  • Lindsay Braun

    The first adventure I’ll go on is to the Pacific Northwest (thereby removing myself from the surface of the sun, AKA Texas) to do some roaming/hiking/adventuring and put that jacket to good use!

  • Emily

    Storm King in the winter

  • Cale

    I’m going to buy the ‘will travel for vegan food’ van in October and then christen it with a camping trip to the Adirondack Mountains in New York USA. A nice warm (and free) pair of jackets would be awesome while my girlfriend and I live out of the van for a few days.

  • Nanna Hee Haastrup

    Oh, to Island in wintertime – -I will eifinitly need a warm and beautifull winter-jacket and I don´t have one just now.:-) nanna () vovvov dk

  • tuxut

    I’d pose a scene out of Leutze’s ‘Washington Crossing The Delaware’!

  • C. Frances

    My boyfriend and I met here in NC and later found out we were both raised in the the South Texas heat. He has done so much for me, supports me and inspires me every day. As a graduate art student, I’m not always able to treat him to the finest wines or most decadent dinners, but I plan on sweeping him off of his feet with a surprise trip on our time off this winter to venture the Appalachian Mountains (hike a portion of the Trail). I would love to be able to give him a great jacket on top of that. He warms me – humbles me with his selflessness. I would love to be able to warm him on this trip with some hot coffee and a new jacket.

  • Anet

    The jacket would be for my granny. Her heater broke and I don’t want her to be freezing. :)

  • Tyree Williams

    I wish I could say that I am going to go and hike into the mountains of Europe or do some scientific work in the Antarctic… but i’ll be trekking across NEW ENGLAND, outside doing simple work by loving people alot of people wont care to look at. Ill be travelling via train from New Haven to Bridgeport, CT going to college and doing late night outreaches loving on those addicted to drugs and caught up in prostiution. As a 34 y/o male, I myself a previous meth addict and prostitute have found such passion in going back to reach those in the same saddness.. So this is my adventure and my mission! Not to mention CT is very cold in winter and travelling by train back and forth is going to be intense! Booooooom!

  • colby

    I live in NYC. Its kinda hard to get away during the winter.
    I’ve always wanted to camp on my rooftop. I am for sure doing it this winter.

  • erica

    I’ll be going upstate (NY) to go camping and explore the sculpture gardens and frolic and forage in the forest.

  • Juhani Saraste

    I would go to Karhunkierros trail (bear trail) in Oulunka, Finland. The trail travels through pine dominated forest and along river
    banks. Really relaxing outdoor trail.

  • Bianca Rogoveanu

    Wow, these are great ! I don’t know if this competition is international, but i am writing from Romania! We have plenty of mountains in our country, so in the winter i would grab my fiance and go on a hike haha. Kisses

  • arra

    I just moved to NYC to pursue my dreams and this winter will be my first winter in NYC, which I heard are harsh. The Aput Jacket will be P E R F E C T for all my new adventures in this city. Thank!

  • Briel M

    I will walk out of my doorway, down the icy steps, and into my front yard. Which are acres of unfenced forest. I will walk with my children until we find a downed tree which we will bring back to the house and saw, chop, split until we can remain warm for another week.

    Then we will go inside the small cabin and make lunch. Though I will do all this without a fancy coat, I would like to be warmer.

  • Jon S.

    I would go inside a Walmart in Porterville, CA and take pictures of the wildlife.

  • William Taylor

    I’ve just moved to Pittsburgh for art school, and am ill-prepared for the upcoming winter. My first adventure would be a photography excursion to capture the contrast of effects of snow in urban and natural environments. Oh, and snowball fights; lots of snowball fights.

  • Antoine

    Taking pictures with may daugthers in the woods behind our house.

  • kolpin

    i’m going to maine this fall. it’ll be a welcome change from the heat wave we’re experiencing now! but I’ll need to dress the part, and these jackets would be perfect!

    kolpin4680 at gmail dot com

  • Adam

    I would go walking in the light snow drifted woods with a girl, reminiscing about some Nietzsche quote or Booooooom article or wondering if I turned the dishwasher on, while she solemnly stared at the ground beside me, wondering how come we weren’t talking, but thankful we both had our Northern Sun down jackets to keep us warm.

  • ross

    Heading to Somalia in a few weeka for work and then to Kenya for a few workshops. I would love to take this jacket on my first assent of mt. Kilimanjaro when the work is done. It’s only a 5 day trip but is there a better way to break in a jacket such as this, i think not.

  • Ana

    There is a Canyon is North-Central Pennsylvania, It’s quite large. I have not been there. I would go with a friend horseback riding at his canyon!!

  • Sustain_able

    Down the shops to get milk and cans

  • Hannah B

    I am moving to a city I have never been, nor do I know anyone. It’s
    nestled in the high mountains of New Mexico where the snow falls and
    accumulates enough to maintain a small, family-run ski resort. The first
    adventure I plan to go on is onto those mountains where I can get to
    know my new location and to find a new favorite secret spot to sit and
    write letters to loved ones I’ve had to say goodbye to, and to dream of
    all the new adventures I’ll be embarking on in the land of enchantment. :) How cool to see all these beautiful adventures people will be having!

  • Kira

    I’m going to wonder whose woods these are, but I think I’ll know because his house is in the village though, and he won’t see me stopping there to watch his woods fill up with snow.

    My little horse will think it queer to stop without a farmhouse near. Between the woods and frozen lake, the darkest evening of the year. He’ll give his harness bells a shake to ask if there’s some mistake. The only other sound will be the sweep of easy wind and downy flake.

    The woods are lovely dark and deep but I’ll have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep so give me the goddamn jacket.

  • Esme jarrell

    Hi! I am moving from SE America (read: hot) to the middle of Sweden (read: same latitude as northern Canada) in the middle of December! It is going to be an exciting and amazing adventure, and this jacket would help me to not freeze into an ice cube. I will be keeping a blog so you can take a look at me in my jacket and my sick adventures.

  • Chloe Hubmann

    My husband and I live in the mountains of Appalachia. I’m ready for winter, and with it, mountain hiking!

  • Jameson Kergozou

    I’m emigrating to Gdansk in Poland soon, Nearby is a place called Hel where I want to travel to see wild seals!!

  • Gretchen A.

    sunken city in san pedro!

  • Aaron Marin

    walk across a frozen lake in upstate new york and take pictures of the ice fisherman during the winter season.

  • aa lark

    I have spent most of my life in Vancouver and we have pretty mild
    winters but I am applying to grad school in Toronto now and this pretty
    Jacket would make the transition from mild winter to real Canadian
    winter a little bit easier. :)

  • Shayne Garcia

    I would stand in the freezer section of my local grocery store handing out Popsicles in my new Northern Sun gear and tell everyone how deliciously warm I was. Also I need a new jacket I’m freezing right now!

  • Karey Shumansky

    First adventure – snowshoeing at Seymour Mountain in the trails!
    Second adventure – exploring the Great Wall of China in January! It’s bound to test the warmth of these jackets, considering that it will be -20 degrees or so! We will need them, in place of our Vancouver “winter” jackets! Thanks!

  • breanne

    i would purchase a greyhound bus ticket towards the nearest snow capped mountain city to see snow for the first time, and then i think ill just flop down on my back because i imagine snow molds to you like a foam mattress, and just lay there until the sun goes down and the stars come out. maybe then get up And make some friends, or a fire.

  • http://autochocadora.tumblr.com/ Giuliana Autochocadora

    I’m from Argentina and here it is becoming summer, so I would take a nap holding it while I dream with a lot of joy about mountains under my fan.

  • Mitch Coulter

    With a free winter jacket, I’ll be able to afford to go live in the woods for a month. Its been a long time goal. Maybe up in the mountains near Clearwater/Barriere. Live off of the fish and the cheap beer.

  • michael

    i get a knot in my stomach every year as winter approaches. i am feeling a sense of ennui living as a post-college designer in a smaller, new england city. is this right for me? is this is this my own definition of ‘making it’ or is it rather a typical interpretation of predicable ‘success’? i fear that i am no longer growing here and i’m anticipating/dreaming of traveling to seoul to find my parents. is this realistic? are they even alive? will i find profound meaning? i’d like to see what lifestyle is for me while learning and understanding the philosophies of wabi-sabi and other views on eastern aesthetic. did i use correct grammar? hmm. who cares. i’m just entering for the jacket. i wonder if anybody recognizes this as me. i hope not.

  • Mike Haeg

    I’ll be heading up to Madeline Island (one of The Apostles on Lake Superior) to check the dead drop that our family shares with another on the island. Upon each visit, we pick up a gift from the other family and upon leaving, drop one for their next visit. This summer we left the kids mini harmonicas and tiny handmade books of songs they can play (it’s a 3 hour trip via car). Sam told me they left something equally fiendish for our kids. Autumn and I’ll be heading up on our latest trip ever in October. Should be brisk and nearly devoid of vacationers.

  • Laetitia

    I was thinking about an adventure I could come up with to win this beautiful jacket… but (my) life is already adventurous enough! No need to make something up. So first adventure would be facing autumn and get out there and see the world…

  • Jay Panelomo

    wife and I are on our way to Mt Fuji this coming october – and i only have my cuppa tea to keep me warm. boo-hoo.

  • taryn

    i just moved to seattle a few months ago, and i want to go hike the olympic peninsula before the summer’s gone, although a coat like that would make it feasible any time of year.

  • Rosa

    Awesome giveaway + I want to win! First adventure…every day’s an adventure. Live on the Fraser River, where I walk each day and often see eagles, herons and the occasional sea lion. Banff in early Oct. Yellowstone in mid-Oct. Yeah.

  • Michael McGhee

    Late-night snowmobile adventure across a frozen lake in northern BC.

  • Brenda

    Would love the chance to win one of these amazing jackets! Thank you. I would take my girls out and play in the snow!!

  • Laurie Lucachick

    I feel it. Fall is coming. Then winter. I don’t mind it; I love the cold. I love MN. What I mind is the shortening of the days. Wish we could have the magic of winter for 18 hrs per day instead of 8. This jacket would keep things toasty.

  • shazzledazzle

    This jacket would accompany me on my 20 day camping trip I’m taking from the south west of England up the coast towards Scotland and around the Scottish islands. This jacket will see the most beautiful places on earth, whilst keeping me warm and snug in the harsh British evenings!

  • Maddie

    As a geologist/oceanographer in Maine, this Northern Sun jacket would be perfect for staying warm (and cute) on those many chilly fall New England days. First stop, Acadia National Park…

  • Rebecca West

    Hiking and camping in the Adirondaks! Love your lookbook and photos :)

  • Mariah Hamilton

    To go to Iceland!

  • Anna Alich

    This coat would accompany me to see the Northern Lights in Iceland. It would also keep me warm and cozy, and looking good, in the brutal New York winters. (Also, it’s my first winter in 3 years after being in the sweltering Saigon heat!)

  • Carrie

    I live in chilly – cold Jackson Hole, Wyoming ~ where we know how to play in the snow really, really well. I’ll arrange a mad snowball fight and document the best snow ball hit in the game in a 6 second video, if you give me the jacket. Special Bonus: I’ll video me slamming my husband with a snowball in the beard if you give us both!!!!!

  • kasia

    i hate to be cold, imagine that in poland for a half of year is winter…

  • kasia

    i hate cold and to be cold, imagine that you far away in poland which for a half o year is winter…. brrrr.

  • kasia

    i hate cold and be cold. imagine that where i live for a half of year is winter…BRRRRRRRRRR!

  • Laura Margaret Ramsey

    I will spend all night taking photographs of the stars.

  • Lubaska

    oh no, I am late.:-( Dreaming about travelling Siberia (by train.:-) – but jacket would be great addition to my wardrobe. I hope next time…

  • Jay Geurink

    In early November I’m headed to New Mexico to do venture into the mountains and see an old friend. We are arranging a camping trip as well and intend to few rad wood burned log pieces using a car battery and tools. More then likely I’ll burn through some of my 8mm film for some stock film. Being a Austinite I’m clearly not equipped with a warm jacket.

  • anthea

    i’m going hiking in norway!

  • http://www.booooooom.com/ Jeff Hamada

    The winners have been selected by the team at Northern Sun, congrats to Hanna B and Philip Faulkner. You’ve got mail!