Explorer Essentials Giveaway: Enter to Win $1400 of Adventure Gear

Explorer Essentials Giveaway: Enter to Win $1400 of Adventure Gear

This contest has ended.

The winner is... VILFREDA!

Thank you to everyone who entered. We'll have another contest soon, so be sure you are subscribed to our newsletter to learn about the next one.

We made it to the end of 2020!

That's no small feat. After all, this past year was a tough one for nearly everyone. But why dwell on the past when there is so much to look forward to in the year to come?

If you are like us then you are probably anxious to get out of the house to enjoy everything the wild and wonderful world has to offer. We don't know when you will be able to socialize normally again, but we can certainly help you enjoy the outdoors. That's why Softstar is teaming up with some fantastic companies that specialize in premium outdoor adventure equipment for our latest giveaway!

One lucky winner will take home the following:

Giveaway Prize Package
  • $500 Softstar Gift Card
  • Garmin Oregon 700 GPS Navigator ($399 value)
  • Rumple Patina Blanket ($179 value)
  • Patagonia Black Hole 32L Backpack ($149 value)
  • Patagonia Refugio 28L Backpack ($89 value)
  • 3-Year Subscription to AllTrails Pro ($59 value)
  • 20 oz Wide Mouth Hydro Flask Thermos ($38 value)

About the Prizes

Read on to learn more about these wonderful prizes, or skip ahead to the entry form.

$500 Softstar Gift Card

$500 Gift Card for Softstar Shoes

Choose your own shoes! With this gift card, you can pick from any of the shoes in Softstar's annual collection, or get creative and customize your favorite styles in your own unique color combinations. Whatever you choose, we'll make sure your feet are happy and ready for your next great adventure.

Garmin Oregon 700 GPS Navigator

Garmin Oregon 700 GPS Navigator ($399)

Never get lost on a trail again! The Oregon 700 handheld provides comprehensive navigation and tracking to guide you on and off the beaten path. Whether you’re hiking, hunting, climbing, kayaking, trail riding or whatever, this rugged navigator is ready for it all.

Features GPS and GLONASS tracking, multilink wireless connectivity (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and ANT+), Active Weather support with animated radar overlays, a 1-year BirdsEye Satellite Imagery subscription and a built-in 3-axis compass to keep your bearing, whether you're moving or not. The built-in altimeter provides elevation data to accurately monitor ascent and descent, and the barometric sensor can be used to predict weather changes by showing short-term trends in air pressure. A TracBack® feature helps you navigate back to your starting point the same way you came. You can also mark locations, such as your campsite, vehicle or other points of interest.

Rumpl Patina Down Blanket

Rumple Patina Blanket ($179 value)

This NanoLoft® puffy blanket combines proprietary down-alternative insulation with the same technical materials found in premium sleeping bags and insulated jackets to keep you warm and cozy indoors and out. Made from 100% post-consumer recycled polyester shell and insulation with DWR finish for stain and water resistance. Insulation is nanometer high-elastic cloth with soft nap (synthetic down), 200gsm. Measures 52" x 75" flat, 6" x 14" packed, weighs 1.8 lb. Color is Pixel Fade.

32L Patagonia Black Hole Backpack

Patagonia Black Hole 32L Backpack ($149 value)

Perfect for organizing your daily commute and rugged enough to haul around the globe, the 32-liter Patagonia Black Hole travel pack protects your gear from scuffs, scrapes and miles of rough handling.

Large main compartment opens quickly with a half-moon zipper. An internal padded sleeve holds your 15 in. laptop or a hydration reservoir (not included). Top of back panel includes a reservoir tube port. Internal mesh pocket has a key keeper and organizer panel to hold a phone, keys, wallet and other small items. Body and lining fabrics both have a durable water repellent (DWR) finish. 3.3 oz., 200-denier, 100% recycled polyester lining includes a polyurethane coating. Measures 22" x 10.5" x 6.75" and weighs 1 lb 12.6 oz. Color is Crater Blue.

28L Patagonia Refugio Backpack

Patagonia Refugio 28L Backpack ($89 value)

Zen design meets catchall versatility in the 28-liter Refugio, the most popular backpack from Patagonia. With 3 main pockets, it keeps you organized without feeling fussy.

Main compartment also has padded laptop sleeve that accommodates a 15 in. laptop; or a hydration reservoir (not included) when you head off-road. Highly breathable mesh on the back panel and shoulder harness for all-day carrying comfort; compression straps stabilize contents. Adjustable and removable sternum strap. 630-denier nylon (50% recycled/50% high-tenacity) plain weave fabric with polyurethane coating and durable water repellent (DWR) finish; 200-denier recycled polyester lining. Weighs 1 lb 6.5 oz. Color is Smolder Blue with Red Roots.

AllTrails Pro Subscription

3-Year Subscription to AllTrails Pro ($59 value)

Explore the outdoors with a 3-year subscription to the AllTrails Pro app! Explore nature with over 100,000 hiking, biking, backpacking and running trails around the world. Log your hike, walk, run or mountain bike ride with a GPS activity tracker. Looking for a good spot for camping or backpacking? The interactive AllTrails community is a great place to get inspired with recommendations and trail reviews.

Filter maps to find kid-friendly or dog-friendly trails. Know what to expect with real-time map overlays that show air quality, satellite weather, pollen and light pollution. Download offline maps to track your GPS location on your smartphone even without a mobile signal. Print hard copies of custom topo maps as a backup. Assign safety contacts who know your plan and can track your progress. With the Pro version, your AllTrails experience will be ad-free. Get to the trailhead and start your outdoor adventure!

Use of AllTrails Pro subscription requires a compatible mobile device (smartphone or tablet), not included.

20oz Hydro Flask

20 oz Wide Mouth Hydroflask ($38 value)

Perfect for morning hikes, afternoon ski lessons, or evenings by the campfire, this 20 oz Wide Mouth Hydro Flask bottle is made with durable 18/8 pro-grade stainless steel and a wide opening for fast fill. Color Last™ powder coat is dishwasher safe for even more convenience. TempShield™ insulation eliminates condensation and keeps beverages cold up to 24 hours and hot up to 12 hours. BPA-Free and Phthalate-Free. Color is Pacific Blue and includes Softstar decal, as shown in picture.

Enter Now!

Entering is super easy. Simply complete the fields for your name and email below. Once you have entered you can scroll down for more options to gain extra entries and increase your chances of winning:

This contest has ended.

The winner is... VILFREDA!

Thank you to everyone who entered. We'll have another contest soon, so be sure you are subscribed to our newsletter to learn about the next one.

Beware of Fraud

We have been notified that a fraudulent Instagram profile made to look like Softstar has followed and sent direct messages to several of our Instagram fans saying they won this giveaway and must register on a separate website with credit card info to redeem the prizes. If you received this message then it is fake! The fraudulent profile has been removed, but keep these tips in mind to avoid scams:

  • The giveaway does not end until January 13, 2021. No winner will be selected until after that date.
  • We will not require any registration or credit card information of the winner. We will only ask for a shipping address for delivery of the prizes.
  • The winner will be notified by email, and the winning message will come from an address with the domain @softstarshoes.com. Messages from any other address domain are not from us.
  • The winner's first name will be posted on this page after the contest ends.


  1. Maroulio
    Such a fantastic give-away! Especially the shoes, which I could really use. I also like the backpacks,-one for each of us.
  2. Penny Branson LeBaron
    Penny Branson LeBaron
    This would be a wonderful prize package to win to kick 2020 to the curb and go running into 2021
  3. Beth Runciman
    I heart these items!
  4. Abby Ring
    My whole family loves Softstar shoes!
  5. Steve
    I need new gear
  6. Pamela perkins
    I shared this on my page
  7. Milly Voskanyan
    Amazing giveaway prizes!
  8. Cheryl Geiger-Paul
    Cheryl Geiger-Paul
    I bought a pair of your shoes several years ago...and am still wearing them...they are my favorite shoes for comfort!! I look forward to another pair once this pair is no longer serviceable!
    The prize package looks amazing.....good luck to all entries!
    Love from Canada
  9. Amanda
    I love my Softstar's!
    I am slowly winning my family over to your wonderful shoes, my fiance' has wide feet & the give away is perfect to get him in these amazing shoes!!! Thank you for your craftsmanship.
  10. Doreen Hughes
    At 86 years , I enter your competitions in the hope that if I win I can share with my daughter 55 & granddaughter 14. They are both out door types,doing wilderness camping ,hiking xcountry skiing ,paddle boarding,kyacking,.You get the picture. Keeping fit for me is walking MLK park on nice days. Thankyou to all the elves & wishing everyone the most rewarding ,exciting,New Year 2021.
  11. Ian Lesch
    Happy New Year!
  12. Irv
    Very kind giveaway, Thanks
  13. Eric Morrill
    A Very Cool Giveaway...thanks
  14. Wanda Tracey
    What an awesome prize package. I love it. Thank you for the opportunity. #Patagonia
  15. Dot Mann
    great contest
  16. Jana Walls
    Thanks for offering such an awesome giveaway!
  17. kathy Maher
  18. Mike Maher
  19. Robert Jackson
  20. Mandy Kilsby
  21. Jeff Drake
    Happy new year.
  22. Carol Ellestad
    I have tried to enter the contest but it says my entry has been flagged by an anti-spam system. What do I do? I would love to win a prize!
    1. Elf Martin
      Hi Carol. Can you try entering using a different browser, or from a different device?
  23. Tricia Bishop
    I want to win!
  24. Donna Hewko
    I love all your camping gear. Your contest is awesome!
  25. Donna Hewko
    Wow great prize
  26. Ashton Hill
    Awesome contest! I love all the prizes such great items
  27. Dawn binns
    Excellent giveaway
  28. Corinne Sims
    I just love your shoes! Having broken my ankle at the end of August, I just can't wait to get out and about enjoying the fresh Oregon air. What a fantastic prize!
  29. Jean Potter
    Nice styles of shoes. Winbig
    Happy New Year
  30. Rosa Cross
    This would be such an awesome win.
  31. Kurt Dehnert
    Looks like great gear! Thanks for the chance to win some.
  32. Brenda Piec
    #giveaway #win #prize package #alltrails

    Wow! This contest is incredible!
  33. Doris Olmstead
    Great contest! Love the prizes.
  34. Susan Askildson
    This would be so awesome to win! Love my slippers!
  35. Kathy Klein
    I am going to put all my intention in that I would be blessed and fortunate enough to win these amazing prizes! I would travel with them , too , in honor of one year post back fusion, barefoot shoes, down 40 lbs and im 62!
  36. Olivia Margaret Clow
    Olivia Margaret Clow
    Wow what a prize package thanks for this amazing chance
  37. Donna Hewko
    Love your prizes especially the blanket and the GPS
  38. Patti Matthews
    Thank y’all for the chance and Happy New Year
    Happy New year and thank you for the opportunity to win such amazing prizes.
  40. Rosemary
    Great prize

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