True Wind Navigator Duffel and Classic Tote Bag Giveaway – Contest Has Ended

Words Marcus Bloom | April 26, 2010
We’re giving away two perfect summer accessories, the True Wind Dufffel and Classic Tote, in the first ever eMercedesBenz Giveaway
Words Marcus Bloom April 26, 2010

In keeping with this week’s MBUSA sponsored AMG Miami Beach Polo World Cup theme, we’re back with another round of polo-inspired style.  But today, ladies and gentlemen, is a little different.  Up until now, we’ve only had the pleasure of telling you about the various products we enjoy.  The problem is, as much as we love telling you about the products, we want you to be able to experience them as well.  So we decided the best way to make this happen is to start giving some of these fantastic lifestyle products away, to you, our readers.  Getting you involved with our products is something we’ve wanted to do since we originally envisioned our lifestyle section, so I can’t tell you how excited we are to finally start making it happen.  It’s going to be awesome – we’ve got some great products planned, and we think you’re going to love them.

Which brings us to our first ever eMercedesBenz Giveaway.  As noted above, it’s Miami Beach Polo World Cup week, so we wanted to bring you something indicative of the occasion.  Thinking of Miami Beach, images of the ocean, the sun and the summer all come to mind.  And regardless of what your summer activities consist of, whether it’s going to the beach, sailing, boating, etc., one of the accessories you’re going to use the most is a bag to haul your required gear, so we decided we’ll give away not one but two great summer accessories:  the True Wind Duffel Bag and True Wind Classic Tote Bag.

If you’re unfamiliar with True Wind, they’re a company that specializes in delivering superbly high quality bags in a variety of nautical themes.  Giving them their unique appeal, True Wind bags are constructed from new, high-quality Dacron sailcloth that’s been custom woven in Ireland by Hood Sailmakers.  It’s the same material that powers some of the largest and most prestigious yachts in existence, and thanks to its high resistance to sunlight, abrasion, and water (vital attributes for a sail), it’s a material that’s perfectly suited for soft-sided bags.  Complimenting the high quality Dacron sailcloth, trigger snaps, D-rings, and sliders are all constructed from solid brass and coated with a nickel finish, ensuring the bags’ metal parts will never rust or corrode.  Zig zag stitching (the same method used in sail construction) is utilized throughout the bag, and seams are either double or triple stitched for added strength.  Water-repellant treated nylon adds a secondary level of water protection for your contents, and it’s color-fast, meaning the colors won’t run or fade when washed.  All of this adds up to a beautiful bag that just as importantly, holds up beautifully in real world use, enough so that it’s guaranteed for life by True Wind.

When choosing which bags to give away, we opted to give away two of our favorites from the True Wind Signals Collection.  The first is the large True Wind Navigator Duffel Bag in red with navy stripes ($210).  Measuring 24″x12″x12″, it’s the perfect size for a weekend getaway or if you need to carry a little extra gear, but it’s not too large to the point that it’s difficult to carry.  The second bag is the True Winds Classic Tote Bag in navy with red stripes ($170).  Measuring 20″x14.5″x9″, the tote is a little smaller, and it’s ideally sized for a trip the beach, the market, or any other everyday task.  Both are fantastic bags, and the craftsmanship of True Wind brand really is exemplary.

So, you’re probably wondering how you can win one of the two True Wind bags.  The answer, ladies and gentlemen, is simple.  All you need to do is sign up for a eMercedesBenz account if you haven’t already, and reply in the comment section of this story that you want one.  The two winners will be plucked from the comments completely at random one week from today, and we’ll decide which bag each of the winners will receive completely at random as well.  It doesn’t get much easier than that.  All we ask is that you leave one comment per your account.  Of course, if you don’t win, don’t feel bad.  You can always head over to the True Wind website ( and get one for yourself.

I’ve included some photos of the two bags in the gallery below (the bags in the grass are the bags you’ll be winning); and I’ve also included some additional color options showing more of the True Wind line.  And before I go, a bit of fine print as recommended by our legal team.

Update:  If you haven’t already, sign up and add your comment below to be entered in our True Wind Navigator Duffel and Classic Tote Bag Giveaway.  The deadline is Thursday at midnight Central Time, so be sure to get your comments in before then.  As of this writing your odds of winning are 1 in 32, and unlike Vegas, you’ve got nothing to lose – you can’t get much better than that.