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Kat ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Anyone received their Backpacker Magazine yet? on 01/01/2011 21:16:18 MST Print View

I am curious if anyone that subscribed a while ago, during that deal with the promo code, has received their first issue yet. I remember reading that it would take six to eight weeks, but I think it has been at least that long..

Josh Newkirk
(Newkirk) - MLife

Locale: Australia
backpacker subscription time on 01/01/2011 21:21:50 MST Print View

I didnt order during the promo time but my first issue didnt come for like 10 weeks.

William Brown
(MatthewBrown) - F

Locale: Blue Ridge Mtns
9 issues on 01/01/2011 22:04:26 MST Print View

I think they only publish 9 issues a year. So after your subscription was processed you may have fallen in one of the longer lulls between issues.

garry pollard
(pollardg) - F

Locale: SF east bay
Re: Anyone received their Backpacker Magazine yet? on 01/02/2011 09:30:58 MST Print View

i signed up and just got a copy about 3 weeks ago. I signed up in late august

Tom Coffey
(tjc4golf) - F
I haven't on 01/02/2011 10:02:11 MST Print View

I haven't but I ordered in mid November. The confirm email I received says "Your order will arrive in 8-14 weeks."

Even if they only publish 9 issues a year, why it would take 8-14 weeks to activate the subscription and send the first issue I cannot comprehend. Can't complain too much though as I paid less than $6 :)

Edited by tjc4golf on 01/02/2011 10:03:04 MST.

Mark Cashmere
(tinkrtoy) - M

Locale: NEOH
Patience on 01/02/2011 11:05:46 MST Print View

I picked up a 2-year sub around those prices earlier in 2010 and it took a while to get the first issue, but they did come (sorry, can't remember exactly how long). I can say that I haven't seen one in a while. The last issue was the January 2011 which I received late November/early December so you are probably in one of those gaps in publishing. I would think you should see the February issue if they have one given your purchase time frame. HTH

Peter Longobardi
(paintplongo) - F

Locale: Hopefully on the Trail
Don't worry on 01/04/2011 12:05:10 MST Print View

I don't think you're out much, that magazine has gone way downhill in the last 3 years. There are still interesting articles, but most are extremely floozy.

Mike M
(mtwarden) - MLife

Locale: Montana
Re: Patience on 01/04/2011 13:01:06 MST Print View

yup- my first issue (ordered in Aug) was the "January 2011" issue which came out in mid-late November- haven't seen one since, but am expecting another issue soon

Chad Helmke
(the-gear-recycler) - MLife

Locale: High Rockies
Got mine yesterday...finally on 01/06/2011 17:47:38 MST Print View

I ordered when the dude posted the super cheap subscription link and just got the Jan issue yesterday and the March issue today. Be patient grasshopper...For that price, it can be a pretty crappy mag and still be worth it if you find info on a sweet hike!

Jim Larkey
(jimlarkey) - MLife

Locale: NoCO
Ordered Nov 19...Nothng yet on 01/06/2011 18:43:52 MST Print View


Henry Blake
(Dragon) - F

Locale: Minnesota
March Issue on 01/07/2011 07:41:24 MST Print View

My March 2011 issue arrived in the mail yesterday (Thursday, 1-6-11) in the Minneapolis area, MN.

Steven Adeff
(TinCanFury) - F

Locale: Boston
two so far on 01/07/2011 10:48:09 MST Print View

they have pretty pictures...
actually, they do have some good trail lists.

Claudia Garren
(spirit4earth) - F

Locale: North Carolina
Re: Anyone received their Backpacker Magazine yet? on 01/10/2011 12:47:19 MST Print View

Call them and tell them you haven't gotten an issue yet. They will send you one.

Mike Spain

Locale: Georgia
backpacker mag on 01/10/2011 12:57:21 MST Print View

I went back and ckecked my sub the other day. It said first issue should arrive in Feb. I ordered it in late Oct or early Nov. Hope to see it soon.

Chris Benson
(roguenode) - F

Locale: Boulder
ordered 11/09/10 on 01/10/2011 13:03:13 MST Print View

... and got my first issue last Friday.

Warren Greer
(WarrenGreer) - F

Locale: SoCal
Got it 1/12/2010 on 01/12/2011 20:26:59 MST Print View

I am a subscriber and live in SoCal. Was wondering when it'd finally get here.

Steven McAllister
(brooklynkayak) - MLife

Locale: Atlantic North East
Backpacker Mag on 01/13/2011 07:04:26 MST Print View

Backpacker Magazine is good source of information if your like me and want to be a hip consumer, popular and attractive to the opposite sex.

Chad "Stick" Poindexter
(Stick) - F

Locale: Wet & Humid Southeast....
Backpacker mag on 01/14/2011 09:34:49 MST Print View

I got mine about 2 weeks ago...

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Anyone received their Backpacker Magazine yet? on 01/14/2011 09:44:11 MST Print View

I ordered late summer and I've received a couple issues. It is a bagain basement service, but they have come through for two rounds of subscriptions. A year's worth for the same price as one issue on the news stand gets me over the weak content.

It strikes me the way Popular Photography does, giving a little entertainment and dropping a jewel now and then. I get more enjoyment from Outside mag, and even that is kind of like a superhero comic book for outdoor adventures.

Jim Larkey
(jimlarkey) - MLife

Locale: NoCO
Re: Anyone received their Backpacker Magazine yet? on 02/15/2011 06:42:22 MST Print View

Please advise status of my 2-yr subscription which you rec'd payment for on:
11/10/10 TANGA.COM GILBERT AZ $ 5.98......

TangaCool, Feb-14 15:36 (PST):
I am sorry to inform you that these orders have been rejected by the publisher. We are issuing full refunds at this time.
Sorry for the inconvenience,
Tanga Cool