The Dyrt is a simple concept: a free camping app to search for campsites, complete with camper-submitted reviews and photos. And thanks to the overwhelming response from our launch last year, we’re the fastest-growing gateway to the outdoors.

The Dyrt: Connecting campers + companies

We’re also a community of outdoor enthusiasts helping each other have an even better experience in nature.

The Dyrt users submit pictures and review campsites in all 50 states, making it easier to find a new spot for your next camping trip. Rather than wrestle with a government website, The Dyrt has user photos and tips so you actually find a spot that meets your desires.

As much as we are a community of campers, we are also a community of outdoor brands — brands made up of people committed to the outdoors just like you and me.  Our community of brand partners is connecting with our community of campers all summer long.

The goal? Give prizes to the top campsite reviewers across the country. Contests start on May 1st. Review campsites to win prizes. Because good, valuable campsite information exists. It exists in you, it exists in your neighbor, and we can all benefit from having access to that information.

The nature we love so much can also benefit, because better information means more-informed campers. Rainbow Grove campsite is closed for the season, but the sign is hard to see? Find that info on The Dyrt and go to a different spot where camping has less of an ecological impact.

Making Camping (Even) Better with Prizes + Community

Without further ado, we couldn’t be more proud to announce our 2017 brand partners. All summer long, you can win prizes from these companies by participating in our camping contests (details at the end of this post).

These are the brands who want to connect with you, the campers on the ground, through The Dyrt to help make camping even better for decades to come.

Belmont Blanket‘s #AdventureBlankets

Belmont Blanket makes an #adventureblanket that’s as tough as your adventures are rough. Waterproof durability with Pendleton-style design, they’re a blanket you want indoors and outdoors, and on sunny days or soggy grounds.

Check out Belmont Blankets here.

Beyond Clothing‘s Survival Clothing System

Beyond Clothing makes clothing system designed for the worst of survival situations, so you can rest easy wearing their gear. Their numbered system makes layering straightforward for the roughest of conditions.

Check out Beyond Clothing’s clothing system here.

Boost Oxygen‘s Bottled O2

Boost Oxygen gives you the boost you need to do more, better. Pressurized oxygen in a can, it is trusted by NFL teams, professional athletes, and everyday people alike. In a world that is increasingly taxing, pure oxygen may be the boost you need to keep going–or to relax and recover.

Read more about Boost Oxygen here.

ColdPruf‘s Base Layers

ColdPruf’s base layers are second to none. In any situation where layering is appropriate, reach for a ColdPruf baselayer to feel comfortable and ready for action.

ColdPruf’s base layers. Put ’em in your trunk and save your next camping trip.

Check out ColdPruf here.

CRKT Expert-Designed Knives

Columbia River Knife and Tool takes knife-making to the next level. With expert designers behind every blade, they have figured out how to make exclusive designs for any activity available to all. I personally carry a CRKT Homefront with me at all times, and use it every day.

The Homefront™, disassembled in the field and ready to be cleaned. Great for campers.

Check out CRKT’s entire line of knives here.

Grand Trunk “Goods for the Road”

Grand Trunk makes goods for the road. From hammocks to hooded travel pillows, when you travel with Grand Trunk you travel in comfort and style. And it should be noted, their goods are made for every road, from highways to dirt access roads. Take their gear into the backcountry or on an international adventure–you’ll be glad you did in both cases.

Peruse Grand Trunk’s full line of wares here.

Green Goo‘s All-Natural Self-Care Products

Green Goo makes deodorants, salves, and rubs that are the pinnacle of mass-market body care. With fully natural ingredients, you know you can trust what you’re putting on your (or your child’s, or your spouse’s, or your parent’s) skin. And what’s more–this sh*t works really, really well. I wear Green Goo deodorant every single day. Not because they’re our partner; simply because they’re the best.

See Green Goo’s full line of products here.

Gregory Packs: The Best Packs for all your Gear

If you’re going to hit the trail or travel the world, you’re going to want a Gregory Pack. Thru-hike the Appalachian trail or just set out for a day walking city streets. In either case, Gregory Packs are there to hold your goods, comfortably.

Check out all the options from Gregory Packs here.

High Hopes Hammocks: Humanitarian Hammocks

High Hopes Hammocks sells one thing: hammocks. And as part of each sale, they help people in need. From a hammock for the homeless to missions to Kenya, High Hopes not only lifts people up, they elevate lives.

Read more about the High Hopes mission here.

Sleep Outside with Klymit: Better Sleep, Better Adventures

Klymit has perfected the art of sleeping outside, whether you’re on the ground or in a hammock. Overnight quick car camping trip? Sleep on Klymit. Backcountry weekend? Klymit. Touring the Andes? Klymit! Sleep is perhaps the single most important aspect of recovery (alongside food). Why not sleep better when you’re outdoors so you can see more, go further, and live more?

See Klymit’s full line of goods here.

Leatherman Multi-Tools

Leatherman makes multi tools to end all multi tools. If a multi tool were a person and it wanted to buy a multi tool, it would buy a Leatherman. They’re built for real life, and you’ll use yours more often than you’d expect.

The full line of Leatherman can be seen on their brand new site here.

Lily Trotters Compression Socks

Lily Trotters is named after the Lily Trotter bird, a bird so swift it can trot across lily pads without sinking. Lily Trotters makes the same light and easy movement possible with compression technology. Socks that are designed to enhance your performance, but also to look good. Too many compression socks look like they’re made for medical patients. Lily Trotters puts the fashion back in compression, because high performance can look good, too.

Check out Lily Trotters’ compression socks here.

Mishmi Takin Breathable Gear for All Weather

Mishmi Takin was born out of a frustrating experience in the Himalayas. Kapil Dev Singh was hiking the Mishmi hills while wearing waterproof boots and jacket. The humid hills forced his waterproof gear to hold in moisture, leaving him soaked and uncomfortable. So he set out to create products that are waterproof, yet breathable. And that’s exactly what he’s done with Mishmi Takin: created waterproof, breathable boots and jackets.

See Mishmi Takin’s full line of waterproof yet breathable products here.

Mountain House Adventure Meals

Mountain House’s adventure meals are chef-cooked, pre-packaged products for the backcountry, campsite, road trip, or emergency situation alike. Throw them in your bag, heat and add water, and enjoy a gourmet meal where ever your adventures take you.

See all Mountain House flavors and sizes here.

OOFOS: The Original Recovery Shoe

The original recovery shoe, Oofos are trusted by professional runners and hikers for their recovery properties. After a long run, day or travel, or time on your feet, put on a pair of Oofos and feel the OO. Speed up recovery time to get back out there, and feel great while you wait.

Check out all Oofos’ oo-inducing items here.

Optic Nerve Eyewear

Optic Nerve Eyewear is one of the few eyewear companies that is not owned by a massive conglomerate. Because they remain independent, they can sell designer styles with polarized lenses for less money. A brand name themselves, they put other conglomerate-owned brands to shame. When you pay for a pair of Ray-Bans or Oakleys, you’re paying the same parent company for an overpriced product. Keep your cash, get great glasses with Optic Nerve.

See all Optic Nerve’s styles here.

Primus Stoves: 125 Years of Swedish Engineering

Primus stoves were the first stoves on Everest and endured missions into the arctic more than 100 years ago. Built with Swedish Engineering, Primus recently built out their US headquarters and has just started selling direct to consumers in the US. Quality stoves and camping goods from the backcountry to the beach.

Check out Primus’ products here.

Roanline, the Modern Explorer’s Online Marketplace

Roanline is an online marketplace built for the modern explorer. With gear for the home, trail, and river, Roanline is a great place to round out your gear gaps with quality items.

See Roanline’s full lineup and shop their sales here.

Saris Racks to Take Your Bike Anywhere

Saris Racks let you take your bike from here to there with little more than a couple easy actions. Put the rack on you car, add a bike, and you have a recipe for a great afternoon of cycling the open road. There are few things better than a day exploring trails by bike, hopping in a lake, and settling in around a campfire for the night. Saris Racks make that possible.

Check out all Saris’ rack options here.

Showers Pass: Weather-Tested Gear in the Ever-Wet Pacific Northwest

Showers Pass makes some of the best high-visibility outdoor jackets, socks, and other cycling gear to thrive while you ride in all weather. They’re battle-tested by the ever-wet weather of the Pacific Northwest, and perfect whether you’re exploring on foot, by bike, or traveling the world.

Check out Showers Pass’ full lineup of items here.

SylvanSport GO Camper/Hauler/Trailer

SylvanSport is the genius company behind the GO, a camper with a full queen size bed, which also doubles as a hauler for all your gear. Got kayaks and bikes and a big family in back? The GO will give you a home, a kitchen table, and a place to put all your gear. Touring the US and want a consistent place to sleep. The GO is for you. They’re the title sponsor of our #GetOutAndGO project, in which they’re giving away a GO.

Camping at Meat Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada. The GO’s frame holds all your gear, from bikes to boats. It’s your kitchen and living space then transforms internally to be the size of two queen beds.

Enter to win the SylvanSport GO camper here.

Tentsile‘s Tent in the Trees

Tentsile makes tents that hang from trees. Combining slackline-like technology with elegantly simple engineering, they have created an entirely new way — and more comfortable way — to experience the outdoors.

A Tentsile three-pronged tent for comparison.

Check out all the Tentsile options here.

TREDAGAIN: Shoes from Up-cycled, Dead Tires

TREDAGAIN gives old tires new life by upcycling their rubber into a compound called APX, which is then used to create shoes. With a brand new line of styles for 2017, TREDAGAIN is making it easy to keep shoes on your feet and tires out of the earth.

Check out TREDAGAIN’s current and upcoming styles here.

How to win free gear for camping

To win prizes from these companies,

  1. Download The Dyrt or go to thedyrt.com.
  2. Search for a campsite you have camped at before.
  3. Review the campsite for points. Got photos? Get more points. Got video? Get even more points.

At the end of the month, the campers with the most points in each region will win gear.

Contests start fresh every. Single. Month. That means there are winners every month, and chances to win all summer long.

Contests run May through October, and you can follow your progress on our contests page.

 

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Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith

Sarah is The Dyrt's Co-founder. Growing up hiking, canoeing, and camping in the north woods of Minnesota, The Dyrt is a natural extension of her life experiences. She has traveled to over 40 countries and trekked in Nepal, biked the United Kingdom, and climbed Mt Fuji. An avid camper, Sarah now lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband Kevin (the other Co-founder of The Dyrt), and the original #DyrtDog, Brandy.