The Great Outdoors

Coleman PFDsWhat It Is: Summertime means visits to the cabin, days at the beach, and in general, time spent outdoors. No matter where your adventures may take you, it’s super important to make sure you’ve got the right gear. With much of Canadians’ time spent on the water in the summer, Personal Floatation Devices (PFDs) are an absolute must-have. The good news? Coleman’s lineup of PFDs is way more advanced than those bulky, awkward PFDs you may remember from your childhood. Available in sizes for infants, children, youth, and adults, their PFDs are designed for a whole range of activities. Case in point? Fishermen will love the Deluxe Fishing Vest ($54), which includes two pockets to keep essentials close at hand and is Transport Canada approved. If you’re a water sports fan, check out the his and hers Hydropene Vests ($64.97), which move with your body no matter what activity you’re taking on.

If you believe that getting outdoors this summer (and every summer) is a must-have, you’ll want to check out Coleman’s Get Outside initiative. As big believers of enjoying Canada’s natural splendor, Coleman is petitioning (with your help) the Canadian government to declare Friday, July 17th (yes, tomorrow), National Get Outside Day. Click here to sign the petition and learn about awesome ways you can get back to nature and enjoy the great outdoors this summer.

Who It’s For: Your grandkids that are just dipping their toes into the proverbial water. Your spouse that just got a new boat or water toy. Your dad, who loves to fish and could use a new PFD for those rougher waters.

What It Costs: This practical gift idea comes with a practical price tag – the PFDs retail for as little as $21.97 for a basic youth or adult style.

Where It’s At: You can check out the full line on the Coleman Canada website. Most styles are available at Walmart.

As a last piece of great news, I’m giving away an Adult Nylon Paddlesport Vest in Green from Coleman! If you’re interested in winning this awesome PFD to make your summer shine, here’s how to enter:

1) First of all! You must be a Canadian Gift Guide subscriber to enter this giveaway. Just find the ‘Gift of Gab’ box on the righthand side of this page and either hit ‘Follow’ or enter your email address. Once you’ve done that, leave a comment below telling me what Coleman PFD you’d love to get for yourself. While you’re at it, sign Coleman Canada’s petition for Get Outside Day. You have until August 3, 2015.

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around August 4, 2015 to select the winner(s), who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible for this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry: Follow @GetOutsideDay on Twitter and Tweet about the campaign, tagging @GetOutsideDay. Leave a link back to your Tweet in a separate comment below.

5) Bonus Entry 2: Sign the Get Outside Day petition. Once you’ve done so, leave a separate comment below telling me.


47 Responses to “The Great Outdoors”
  1. Heather Swanson says:

    deluxe fishing vest

  2. redlizzy1 says:

    I would love the Women’s Hydroprene Vest in Pink/Grey. I am on a Dragon boat team and we also canoe the lakes/river in Ontario. My vest needs replacing. Thanks for the contest.

  3. redlizzy1 says:

    I tweeted:

  4. redlizzy1 says:

    I had already signed this great petition. Thanks
    Elizabeth Vlug

  5. tammy ta says:

    I would pick the adult nylon surge paddle vest grey/black

  6. Rachel C. says:

    I’d love the Adult Nylon Surge Paddle Vest! Thanks for the chance!

  7. Rachel C. says:

    I happily signed the petition. I’ve been so much more active this past year or so, and I so appreciate the outdoors more than I ever have before. This is a great cause!

  8. Karen says:

    I would like an adult nylon surge paddle vest for our kyaks.

  9. Leah says:


  10. Aimee says:

    The deluxe fishing vest with pockets would be great.

  11. Marlene V. says:


  12. dorcontest says:

    I subscribe by email.
    I really love the Adult Nylon Deluxe Fishing Vest L/XL – Tan

    Doreen Lamoureux
    dorcontest at gmail dot com

  13. Mary warner says:

    The Deluxe Fishing Vest please. I always use pockets.

  14. kiraali says:

    The ADULT NYLON UNIVERSAL VEST – RED is my preferred one! 🙂

  15. Janice Lewis says:

    Camo vest looks awesome!!!

  16. Julia H says:

    I’m already a subscriber. 🙂 I’d love the V1 series hydroprene v flex womens one….love the colour.

  17. edmontonjb says:

    I like the V1 Series Hydroprene – V Flex Women – S/M/L/XL


  18. SandyS says:

    The hydropene pdf would be my pick so I could share with the guys.

  19. Susan Patterson says:

    I would like the Antimicrobial Vest -blue oversize! Thank you!

  20. Anne Derkat says:

    I’d pick the V1 Series Hydroprene V Flex womens in size small for myself.

  21. Joan G. says:

    I’d choose the Adult Nylon Deluxe Fishing Vest for my husband.

  22. ksceviour says:

    I`d like to have the V1 SERIES HYDROPRENE – V FLEX WOMEN

  23. ksceviour says:

    I signed the petition 🙂

  24. Alison K says:

    I’m a Canadian Gift Guide subscriber. I’d love to get the Coleman Adult Antimicrobial Vest-Blue Universal PFD, but I’d settle for the Adult Nylon Paddlesport Vest in Green 😉 Thanks

  25. Graham Babe says:

    I’d like the men’s hydroprene vest.

  26. Graham Babe says:

    … and I have now signed the petition.

  27. Debra says:


  28. Burcu says:

    I like Adult Women’s Hydroprene Vest

  29. Cairine says:

    I would like to try the Womans Pink and Grey Hydroprene Vest.

  30. katydidit21 says:

    i would like the Adult Nylon Surge Paddle Vest.

  31. Ginny C says:

    I would like the pink/grey women’s hydroprene vest. Thanks

  32. Ginny C says:

    I signed the petition

  33. janicour says:

  34. janicour says:

    I signed the petition.

  35. andrea4444 says:

    The pink one 😉 Adult Women’s Hydroprene Vest

  36. stacey h says:

    the Adult women’s Hydroprene Vest would be great for kayaking

  37. Victoria Ess says:


  38. Victoria Ess says:

    Signed the petition!

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