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Win a Brenthaven Broadmore Backpack – Gear Review and Giveaway (contest ended)

October 30, 2013
Brenthaven Broadmore Backpack
Brenthaven Broadmore Backpack

Brenthaven Broadmore Backpack

11/17/13 We have a winner!!!

Congratulations to Lisa Henry!

Thanks to everyone who entered.

It’s hard to imagine calling a backpack “handsome” but this one is so elegant that a traveler can feel comfortable taking it anywhere. The Broadmore by Brenthaven is durable in design, style and texture. Made of ballistic nylon with a soft Napa leather trim and chrome hardware, it has a pinstripe quilted lining and enough interior and outside pockets to stay organized throughout your trip.

One of it nicest features is that it’s specially designed to protect your electronic gear, with separate padded pockets for a laptop and an iPad or e-reader. The laptop pocket flexes snuggly to automatically adjust to the size of your laptop. The product is TSA approved to be “X-ray friendly” so you don’t need to take your computer out as you pass through airport security (when you’re traveling domestically). You merely zip it open at the midline to lay it flat on the conveyor belt.

I’m used to carrying large tote bags but the comfort of being hands free with ample space to stow everything I need on the plane has made me a convert. If you’re looking for a backpack with a slim profile, this isn’t it. But for the luxury traveler who wants enough space to stow everything you’ll need on the plane (and a few personal items you accumulate along the way), this is a perfect choice.


THE GIVEAWAY

To enter simply write the name of your favorite travel destination in the comment section below.

The winner will be randomly chosen on November 16 and announced here. Only open to residents of the continental United States. 


Contest ends November 15, 2013. 

Retailing for $249.95, the Brenthaven Broadmore Backpack is available from Zappos, B & H Photo, Apple, and other retailers. It comes with a lifetime guarantee and looks like it will last a lifetime.


Disclosure: We were provided with a review sample of this product but any opinions expressed in this post are our own.

  • Reply
    Brittany Ruth
    October 30, 2013 at 9:02 am

    Currently, The Netherlands!

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    Lisa
    October 30, 2013 at 10:00 am

    Dominica, a beautiful, untouched Caribbean island.

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    Amy
    October 30, 2013 at 11:36 am

    I love Boston!

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    Maria
    October 30, 2013 at 11:36 am

    Galicia, Spain

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    Suzanne Fluhr (Boomeresque)
    October 30, 2013 at 11:43 am

    So hard to choose, but I really like the looks and description of this backpack, so I’ll go with South Island, New Zealand.

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    Kathy
    October 30, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    Switzerland!

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    Linsey
    October 30, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Venice!

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    Emilie Harting
    October 30, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    China and Iceland next!!! I use backpacks a lot. I’d like to compare this to my favorite Northface backpack that holds a lot in the back section.

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    Susan Williams
    October 30, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    In the States, I love San Francisco.
    In Europe, Switzerland.
    Currently on my wish list: Ireland, and Yellowstone National Park, with my daughter.

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    Deborah Davis
    October 30, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    I loved visiting Istanbul! My next favorite place to visit is Amsterdam! That backpack would be awesome to carry!

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    Sharon
    October 30, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    Provence. Top of my list.

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    Doreen McGettigan
    October 30, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    I recently spent a week at the Daytona Beach Shores Resort and Spa and cannot wait to go back in March. I cannot remember the last time I stayed in such a comfortable, casual place.

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    Haralee
    October 30, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    I just came home from a trip and wished I had a back pack because my back was bothering me from the 3 hour delay and the pulling of my carry on and the weight on my shoulder of my briefcase! My favorite place is a toss between Paris and London in Europe. In the states it is NYC.

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    Brenda Naber
    October 30, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    My favorites = anywhere warm, sunny with friendly people!!
    Although my daughter would beg to differ and say Udon Thani Thailand!!

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    Anne Parris
    October 30, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    I’d love to go to Hawaii.
    What a great product. I’d never heard of this brand before.

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    Jeff Spoehr
    November 2, 2013 at 8:32 am

    Alaska’s Inside Passage

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    Tammy Johnson
    November 2, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    Atlanta Georgia! It is so beautiful there.

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    Michael Woods
    November 2, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    Chile

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    Melissa Martin
    November 3, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    Athens, Greece

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    Patty Boone
    November 4, 2013 at 12:08 am

    My favorite place to go home away from home to is The Big Island of Hawaii. The island has many activities and varied climates, and one can enjoy ziplining through the forest and over waterfalls, explore the rugged volcanic terrain of Kilauea, and get lost in farmers markets and beautiful beaches.

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    manda
    November 4, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    Love the Swiss Alps

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    Julia
    November 5, 2013 at 8:14 am

    London, England! But I’d also like to go somewhere new…perhaps somewhere in Asia?

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    Angeline Munoz
    November 5, 2013 at 10:27 am

    Mexico…anywhere there.

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    Jonathan Baker
    November 6, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    Alabama coast.

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    Gail
    November 6, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    so far it is the amazing Achill Island in the West of Ireland!

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    Natalie
    November 6, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    I love visiting my family in Georgia

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    Adrianne B
    November 7, 2013 at 9:09 am

    My favorite travel destination is New Orleans, LA!

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    Amy Honious
    November 7, 2013 at 9:43 am

    My favorite travel destination is East Berlin, Germany. Went there a few years ago and absolutely fell in love! Thanks for such a useful giveaway 🙂

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    darby
    November 7, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    puerto rico

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    melina r
    November 7, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    My favorite travel destination is San Diego,CA.

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    Beruriah
    November 7, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    My favorite destination would be the Cayman Islands. Thank you for the opportunity!

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    Rose
    November 7, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    A trip to Santa Fe NM!

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    Sheila Hall
    November 8, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    I’m planning a round the world trip for next year and I have yet to buy travel gear. This would go to good use if I win! While I’ve been to many famous cities, my favorite is Lagos, Portugal.

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    Melissa Free
    November 9, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    I’ve never traveled outside of the US but once I get the opportunity to I would love to go to Italy!

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    Dawn
    November 10, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    The Big Island, Hawaii
    Breathtaking !!

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    Helga
    November 11, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    I would pick Fatima, Portugal.

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    Marcia
    November 12, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Patagonia!

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    Kymberly Pray
    November 12, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    I have just been there once, and the time was not nearly long enough so to return to Bali would be wonderful.
    Backpacks can be chic, who knew?!

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    Earl M
    November 15, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    I typically travel in the US, heading to Hawaii for the first time for New Years! We’re staying in Kauai!

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