The Weekly Huckberry Giveaway: July 27, 2012

by Brett & Kate McKay on July 27, 2012 · 893 comments

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The winner of last week’s giveaway was:

Christopher Stancato, from Pleasant Prairie, WI. Chris will be receiving the Whiskey Lover’s Set ($60), which is available in the General Store and includes Made in America, mouth-blown glass tumblers, along with unique natural soapstone whiskey stones. I hope Chris enjoys his whiskey set, while sitting in a leather armchair, and reading the Art of Manliness.

My Pick This Week

This week Huckberry went for a lawn/pool games theme that features an eclectic assortment of stuff for having fun outside this summer. Obviously aimed at those who live outside the Midwest, for whom “fun” and “outside” and “summer” do not constitute a contradiction in terms.

But for me the best thing in this week’s store is the chance to sign up for the GORUCK Challenge at a discount. The GORUCK Challenge is an intense, Special Operations-inspired, team-oriented, 8-10 hour, 15-20 mile guided tour of your city. It starts late at night or in the early morning (like 1:00 am), and goes into daylight. You perform a series of missions patterned after your guide’s military experience, all while hauling around six bricks in your backpack, carrying heavy things like logs, and doing lots of running, push-ups, and other physical exercises. The challenge is designed to build camaraderie, teach leadership, and stretch your capabilities.

The GORUCK Challenge was founded by a Green Beret, and $10 of every GORUCK entry fee goes to The Green Beret Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides unconventional support to wounded Green Berets, their families, and Gold Star family members of killed Green Berets.

My brother and I are going to be doing our first GORUCK challenge in Oklahoma City on Saturday, November 24 (10:00 pm start time). I’d love to get some area AoM readers to join us and get an Art of Manliness team going. If you’ve ever wanted to see the founder of AoM cry like a little girl in the middle of a cold November night, here’s your chance

The Prize

Any item currently available in the Huckberry Store. Be sure to check out the current line-up of items as it changes every week.

How to Enter

1) Leave a comment sharing what you’d like to win

  • Sign up for Huckberry to gain access to their  store. You have to sign up because the store and the discounted prices are not available to the public. Just so we’re clear, if you sign up for Huckberry, you’re opting into receiving weekly emails from Huckberry on their exclusive deals. You can unsubscribe anytime you want.
  • Take a look around, pick one item you’d like, and leave a comment on this post sharing your selection.
  • Do not make multiple comments. All comments are moderated, so your comment will not show up instantly, but will show up later once it’s approved.
  • If you are an email subscriber, do not reply to this email to make your entry. You must click on the title of this post, which will take you to the post on our web page. You must make your comment on the post on our web page to be entered.

Deadline to enter is August 2, at 5PM CDT.

We’ll then draw one random comment to select the winner. This lucky gent will get the item they selected and shared in the comments.

801 Jerrin Lawi-an August 1, 2012 at 5:53 am

the Fitzroy pack in Black. looks perfect for university for carrying all my stuff, and isn’t too big to boot.

802 Sam Leopold August 1, 2012 at 6:58 am

I think I need the tan dop kit to equip me on the many business trips I take.

803 Nick August 1, 2012 at 7:17 am

I will take the Vandal backpack in green please.

804 Alex G August 1, 2012 at 8:13 am

Would love the vandal in charcoal.

805 Jason August 1, 2012 at 8:14 am

The Monty – Blue!

806 Kris August 1, 2012 at 8:24 am

The Rummy (black preferably)

807 Francis Y August 1, 2012 at 8:50 am

The Tsovet SVT QS40 is looking mighty fine.

808 Tony August 1, 2012 at 9:10 am

Wabi Nabe

809 Ben Stange August 1, 2012 at 9:32 am

PORTLAND GROWLER CO. Black sprocket growler. Cool.

810 Jon August 1, 2012 at 10:05 am

The Fitzroy backpack (Black) is great. It can be used for everything.

811 David B August 1, 2012 at 10:18 am

I’m a bag junkie. I’d love a Vandal black.

812 Gian Bell August 1, 2012 at 10:37 am

Mark one down for the tan Dopp kit

813 Eric August 1, 2012 at 11:07 am

Would love a set of Munitio Battle Gray Billet ear buds.

814 Michael Schramm August 1, 2012 at 11:35 am

Whiskey Lovers set. I love a good whiskey, and since I’ve recently started focusing on making nearly all of my purchases American-made, this looks like a win-win!

815 William Martinez August 1, 2012 at 11:45 am

the vandal looks like it can carry alot of stuff

816 Brandon Lowe August 1, 2012 at 12:36 pm

The Mini-Griptilian Tanto knife is awesome. That is my pick.

817 lauris August 1, 2012 at 12:37 pm

I’d love to have a tsovet SVT-AR77 wach.

818 Larry Sawyer August 1, 2012 at 12:39 pm

That V:King game set looks like fun.

819 Joe August 1, 2012 at 12:41 pm

The Vagisoft Blanket. Because while “”fun” and “outside” and “summer” do not constitute a contradiction” from May-Sep, “cold” and “snow” and “frigid” are realities from Dec-Feb. After snowshowing, ice fishing, or just playing in the snow with the kids, a good quality blanket to warm up under with the hot cocoa is worth it’s weight in gold.

820 Adrian August 1, 2012 at 12:49 pm

I’d love a Wabi Nabe pot!

821 Levi R. August 1, 2012 at 12:57 pm

The Grey Sprocket Growler from Portland Growler Co. looks awesome. I’m about to start brewing my own beer and this would just be perfect for me.

822 Lukus Collins August 1, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Tsovet SVT-FW44

823 Francis Yoshi August 1, 2012 at 1:51 pm
I would like the SVT-AR77 please.

824 Alex B August 1, 2012 at 2:01 pm

I could really use a new carrying around knife, mini-griptilian tanto looks nice!

825 Joshua Z August 1, 2012 at 2:29 pm

TSOVET SVT-AR77 please. Love the industrial design of this watch.

826 Robbie Bennett August 1, 2012 at 2:39 pm


827 Christopher August 1, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Wouldn’t mind the Tsovet SVT-AR77!

828 Phil Davis August 1, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Honestly, I value time spent with friends and family more than most things I see in the store. That said, there’s one obvious choice I’d pick and that’s the V:King Game Set. Looks like a terrifically good time!

829 Zach August 1, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Luke Lamp Co. “Industrial Table Lamp” please.

830 Mustafa August 1, 2012 at 3:15 pm

For me: the Tsovet SVT-QS46. Very cool.

831 Marc August 1, 2012 at 3:27 pm

The Monty (Gray) for me.

832 Bret August 1, 2012 at 3:43 pm

The TSovet SVT-FW44. I mean, look at it! That’s all the reason I need. Well, that and a killer time-piece.

833 kurtis August 1, 2012 at 3:45 pm

that wabi nabe would make cooking great!

834 Gregory Amoresano August 1, 2012 at 4:05 pm

The Reusable 6pack from Walnut Studio

835 Stephen August 1, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Would love the Tsovet SVT-QS40, very classy

836 Jeff August 1, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Put me down for a black Rambler pack.

837 Jaysan August 1, 2012 at 4:39 pm

A wabi nabe for when I move out please.

838 Matt August 1, 2012 at 4:49 pm

I’d enjoy the Tsovet SVT-QS40. A fine looking, classically styled watch.

839 Neal August 1, 2012 at 5:02 pm

that black sprocket growler looks like it will hold my brew….

840 Andrew L. August 1, 2012 at 5:42 pm

The Tsovet SVT-QS40 would be a rather manly item to receive.

841 cody mayo August 1, 2012 at 6:26 pm

A vandal backpack in charcoal would be the perfect all around bag.

842 Bill August 1, 2012 at 6:29 pm

The grey sprocket Portland Growler so I can pick up tap brew straight from the source!

843 Will F. August 1, 2012 at 6:31 pm

The Portland Grey Sprocket Growler would be incredible.

844 Brent August 1, 2012 at 6:34 pm

I would love a TSOVET SVT-FW44

845 Spencer August 1, 2012 at 6:43 pm

Definitely the vandal in green!

846 Brian M. August 1, 2012 at 9:15 pm

The TSOVET SVT-FW44 looks fantastic! Thank you in advance.

847 Pat beam August 1, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Tan Dopp kit is great

848 Jack August 1, 2012 at 10:09 pm

The Mission Workshop Rambler (Black) seems like a good daily commute backpack, but also great for hiking and travelling. A manly bag to last many years!

849 Brandon Maki August 1, 2012 at 10:40 pm

I would love the Tsovet SVT-NM85 watch.

850 Joshua Lund August 1, 2012 at 11:22 pm

The TSOVET SVT-AR77 would be a fantastic watch to own and keep for years to come! My wrist thanks you already!

851 Matthew Narron August 1, 2012 at 11:34 pm

The Vandal Backpack in charcoal!

852 Zack Saari August 1, 2012 at 11:46 pm

The Rummy (olive) would be a cool bag to have to carry my laptop and other things.

853 Russ August 1, 2012 at 11:53 pm

The Vandal in black would be great for carrying my college stuff.

854 Mark S. August 2, 2012 at 12:34 am

The Rambler pack in any color would be amazing!

855 Vijai Sookrah August 2, 2012 at 1:17 am

Hey guys,

I NEED the nanoSTRICKER XL in Gunmetal for my next backcountry portage.


856 Paul Weatherford August 2, 2012 at 1:45 am

The Wabi-Nabe looks pretty cool.

857 Keith August 2, 2012 at 2:25 am

Well sure, why not.
If you choose me, I’ll take the Battle Gray Billets thanks.

858 Bryan August 2, 2012 at 2:47 am

May you never shaker

859 kevin August 2, 2012 at 3:14 am

the wabi nabe would be a great addition to my camping adventures.

860 Erik August 2, 2012 at 3:39 am

The Darkfin Men’s Gloves (in Med-Large), so that I can swim like the fishes, not “with the fishes”.

861 Charles Jacobs August 2, 2012 at 4:11 am

The Rummy Red

862 Richard August 2, 2012 at 4:26 am

The Vandal charcoal

863 Jake Rudin August 2, 2012 at 5:19 am

Just got my first suit, after following all of your recommendations (Made to measure Navy Blue) and I think the TSOVET SVT-QS40 watch would complete the whole look. I’m thoroughly studying the art of manliness.

864 Chris D August 2, 2012 at 6:34 am

Wabi Nabe, por favor!

865 jef August 2, 2012 at 7:30 am

most definitely the SVT-AT76 time piece.

866 Bradley Black August 2, 2012 at 8:21 am

TSOVET SVT-FW44, would be awesome!

867 Ravinheart August 2, 2012 at 9:21 am

Munitio Bullet head phones … Cool looking conversation starter and … I love to listen to my music

868 Patrick August 2, 2012 at 9:38 am

The Vandal backpack from Mission workshop in Charcoal Grey please!!

869 Josh August 2, 2012 at 9:43 am

I keep telling myself I am going to do a GORUCK so getting a free entry would give me the push to do so!

870 Kurtis August 2, 2012 at 9:45 am

THE FITZROY (GRAY) would be amazing for school!

871 Eric J August 2, 2012 at 10:48 am

THE RAMBLER in black looks like an amazing bag.

872 Jefferson T August 2, 2012 at 10:49 am

I’d like the Tsovet SVT-AT76. Thanks!

873 Pelle August 2, 2012 at 11:23 am

Darkfin Webbed Gloves. Avid surfer, slow swimmer…need all the help I can get.

874 Taylor August 2, 2012 at 11:29 am

The Tellason slim straight jeans would be great!

875 Adrian August 2, 2012 at 11:48 am

Walnut Studio frame cinch.. I don’t always drink and ride, but when I do, I use one hand to hold the 6 pack and the other to hold the one I’m drinking. I could use some help with transporting the beverages from A to B

876 Evan O August 2, 2012 at 11:51 am

Dopp Kit in either color. Leaving soon for the military, would be perfect to have.

877 Joshua V. August 2, 2012 at 12:08 pm

I could totally see myself toting around an olive Stone+Cloth bag, if you follow.

878 Jorge Villarreal August 2, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Stone + Cloth Backpack (Camel)

879 Adam August 2, 2012 at 1:01 pm

The Mission Workshop Monty in black would be a great bag to deal with the rain here in the Northwest.


880 jrt mcp August 2, 2012 at 1:04 pm

One Rambler back pack in black please.

881 Jon W. August 2, 2012 at 1:13 pm

I’d love a V:King Game Set!

Also, my college hosted a mini-GoRuck challenge. It was about half the length (6 hours and about 7 miles) of a full one. Those 6 hours were some of the hardest in my life, but easily the most satisfying. Best of luck!

882 Brad McNally August 2, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Easy one this week – the GORUCK Challenge. There is one a few hours from where I live, and it would be awesome…

883 jacob martin August 2, 2012 at 2:39 pm

I would like to get the vandal green backpack by mission workshop. I ride a motorcycle quite often, and this bag would help me out for trips to the store, or even big camping trips. I would love to have this before my big trip from San Diego to New Orleans in October.

884 John August 2, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Tsovet Watch: SVT-FW44

885 michael G. August 2, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Changed my mind. I want the sanction pack in olive.

886 jonathan cooper August 2, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Wabi Nabe. Just pronouncing it my way (probably not correct) sounds cool.

887 Jason August 2, 2012 at 4:01 pm

The Fitzroy pack in grey.

888 Giulio Marina August 2, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Im fixing up my ’79 CB650 for a cross country trip this fall and I’m looking for the right bag for my gear. The Mission Workshop Vandal (Black) looks perfect.

889 T. Durham August 2, 2012 at 4:21 pm

The Mason Jar Rope Lamp please.

890 Spence August 2, 2012 at 4:42 pm

I would love a The Fitzroy (Black) for a bugout bag.

891 Spence August 2, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Not sure the last one went through…anyway, I would love to have a The Fitzroy (Black) as a bugout bag!

892 Jake Haen August 2, 2012 at 5:09 pm

The rummy in black will do.

893 Blake August 2, 2012 at 5:33 pm

I’d go for the slim fit jeans.

I’d really love a pair of solid, go to’s.

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