Win a Coast Rapid Response Folding Knife

Coast Rapid Response folding knife

Good news! Hiking Lady and Coast Portland have partnered up on the latest giveaway. One lucky Hiking Lady reader will win a Coast Portland Rapid Response folding knife!

This knife has a 3 inch blade, weighs just 3.7 ounces (so is great for hikers looking to keep pack weight low), and is made of high-carbon stainless steel. It uses S.A.T.โ„ข Smooth Assist Technology, which means it is opens quickly and easily, and it also lock securely when it is in the closed position.

Want to know more about the knife? Check out Coast Portland’s website for more details on the Rapid Response knife.

How to enter:

Please leave a comment below, and one winner will be chosen by Coast Portland on March 14, 2012. What to say? Anything goes ๐Ÿ™‚ Keep it short and sweet…such as where you’d use the Rapid Response knife if you won, what you’d use it for on your next hiking trip, or why you love Hiking Lady! hahaa

Good luck, and happy trails!

Update: Winner Announced! drum roll please…And the winner is Tom, who will be adding his new Coast Rapid Response folding knife to his tackle box. Thank you to everyone that entered. Please check back for more gear giveaways!


  1. Steve Sheppard says:

    The knife will go to my 11 year old daughter. She amazes me every day. There is nothing she can not do.

  2. Mr-Steve says:

    My wife is being very ambitious for a new hiker. She has decided to hike Mt Whitney in a day with friends who are also a new hikers. The knife would be used for opening food & things on the hike and all of us would use it at camp for cooking, slicing, cutting rope and twine. It’s a good knife to share with people at the camp site.

  3. Mary Anne Baum says:

    This is such a great site for amateur and expert alike. Just getting to do this one thing that I have been itching to do for years (backpack out for several days) and this is a great source of info. Thanks, new friend!

  4. Kathleen McMahon says:

    I’ve been steadily gathering my own backpacking supplies and tools for quite some years but have yet to find a decent knife to add to my group of hiking essentials!
    I plan on visiting the west coast trail for a two week hike this summer and will defiantly need a trusty blade for essential use’s, it look’s to me from many a positive review that the rapid response knife would be ideal for the situation. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Not only will it come in handy on the Pacific coast but also in the Canadian back woods and rocky mountains on my regular hiking, camping and backwoods exploring expeditions!

    Good weather and happy trails!

  5. Michele says:

    Need a reliable knife to throw in my bike’s seat pack! Could’ve used it yesterday to fashion a shim to keep my seat post from slipping so I could get home and not have my knees in my ears!

  6. Deb Freele says:

    I’ve actually owned this knife before, but it took a walk a couple of summers ago at the end of what ended in a very disastrous trip in Montana.

    I was making due with my multi-tool last year. Although the multi was an ok stand in, it doesn’t fill the hole left by this particular knife for me. The Rapid Response Knife was my “go to all purpose” knife. I’m an avid outdoors woman. I paddle, hike, backpack, camp and fly fish, putting in 300 days a year in those pursuits. In the canoe, kayak, float tube or pontoon boat, it was my rescue knife. I took it wading with me. It cut me out of messes when I got hung up on a wayward back-cast. I could wear it on my life jacket, grab it quickly and have the blade out with just a quick flick of my thumb. The serrated portion of the blade cut through nylon ropes and webbing like butter. I also wore it on my backpack or my belt when hiking and or camping. It was my all purpose utility knife. I used it for cooking and eating, too. It also cleaned a few fish, marked a trail or two and made kindling. It was light weight, small and easily fit on my belt, in my pocket or on the webbing of my backpack or life vest. We were like old friends. I missed that knife last season. I hope I can win this one. If not, I’ll still go out and buy another one this year.

  7. Alex says:

    The wife and I are new to backpacking. We are trying to learn what we need and which gear is appropriate. We are also looking for fun places to backpack to near So Cal.
    Your site is very informative and a good source for us the beginners.

  8. Jeremy Ritchie says:

    I have been looking at these ever sense they have came out looks like a good quality product. I have also got a hp7 and a hp21 coast flashlight which are amazing if you are looking for a great flashlight I recommend the hp21 it is extremely bright and can light up a a lot of area around you. It also has the focusing so you have the spot or flood which no other high powered led light has.

  9. Heather Carlough says:

    I am elated to find you site and help me gain the information and confidence I need to start backpacking!

  10. Cliff Hanger says:

    This Coast knife looks like a good item for hikers to have for their many tasks on the trail!

    Thanks for the contest and Thank You for the website!

    Happy Trails to you!

  11. CeCe says:

    As a new hiker, it’s great to find sites like this one with so much valuable information! I’m still collecting a set of gear and I don’t yet have a good knife! My friend and I are working up to being able to do the Wonderland Trail at Mt. Rainier this summer…. so if I win, the knife will get to go on a spectacular and cool hike with me!

  12. Trail Walker says:

    WOW!!! Please enter me in the contest, this appears to be an excellent example of an every day carry knife, also my favorite type of blade: straight edge and serrated-both on the one blade for many tasks.
    I Love the black blade and the handle has a lock for safer and more effective uses! The handle also has grip that should be a good choice for hikers and others that depend on a good grip.
    Thanks again!


  13. nick says:

    Coast is the best product there is period. Just look at the flashlights. BTW the HP17 & HP14 are out of this world!!!!!!!

  14. Chelsea B says:

    Now that’s a knife! My husband and I are going on backpacking trip to southern utah at the end of this month–would be a great time to break it in!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  15. RW says:

    I grew up backpacking with my father. Now its my turn to share my love of the wild with my children ages 7 and 9. I could use this knife for creating shelter, cutting up snacks and whittling wood. Now that I don’t have my father to take care of all the necessities, I have to start gathering my own equipment! =)

  16. @campin_girl27 says:

    As an avid outdoors-woman, I have a small multi-tool pocket knife but not a nice knife for bigger tasks. If I won, it would be great for my canoe camping and backpacking trips.

  17. Liz Peel says:

    I’d use a Rapid Response Folding Knife in every Manchester I visit this year – all 52 of them. Lakes, mountains, jungle villages and even gold mines, all called Manchester. I’ll be needing a dependable knife like that!

  18. JR says:

    I’ve never actually owned a decent knife, let alone one for my rescue kit(unable to afford it).
    It would be a honour to me as a volunteer Rescue Officer to carry a Coast Rapid Response folding knife either in my kit or upon my belt when in the field.
    If I win, I would see this as a heartfelt thank-you for my selfless act of giving to the community and hope it inspires others to join me in making our communities a better place by volunteering too ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. michelle beare says:

    my husband would love me forever if i won him this ๐Ÿ™‚ he is a big fan. thank you

  20. Lauralee Broschinsky says:

    I would use this knife while hiking /backpacking, it’s one of the essentials I don’t have.

  21. leslie says:

    My husband would love for me to have one of these – that way I won’t be borrowing his!

  22. Brenda brackmann says:

    I’d love this knife for my hiking expeditions, especially solo ones, to my NH 4000 footer summits. I’d use it to de-pit fruit, ward off bears and moose, and cut bandages for gigantic splinter.

  23. sandy says:

    Life is filled with ups and downs; I need agood knife to keep my feeton the ground when my head gets stuck in the clouds….

  24. Tracy says:

    I would give this to my nephew who has recently been introduced to hiking. He would love it. He fishes too and this would come in handy !

  25. Kyle R. says:

    I would love to win a Rapid Response Knife because I need a good quality knife to take with me when I go mountain biking in the backwoods of nowhere, just in case. I have 3 Coast Flashlights that I take with me everywhere, HP17TAC, A25, A15 and once in a while my LED Lenser T7. I really need a knife, college tuition cleared me out and my tax return, well, it went to more books and required tools.

  26. Alessa says:

    Yah for a light weight smaller knife! I can only imangine all the places this would come in handy. Thanks for the chance Hiking Lady!

  27. Traci Wagner says:

    I have been hiking for 6 months now and have thoroughly enjoyed this website. I have enjoyed some beautiful areas in Arizona and look forward to backpacking soon. This wonderful knife would be a great addition to my pack. I purchased a cheap, multipurpose tool and it did not cut the mustard lol. Needless to say it was returned.

  28. charlotte manley says:

    sure would love to have that knife it is our 39 wedding aniversary and i would love to give it to my husband he loves knifes and is always looking for new and kdifferent ones he woould love this and show it to everyone he knows

  29. Chris W says:

    I would use the Rapid Response knife on my camping trip to the Upper Peninsula in Michigan.

  30. Joe Schultz says:

    I would give it to my Wonderful Wife Laurie .Who needs a Fine blade like this one I am also a Lover of their Great flashlights.

  31. John Hancock says:

    I need to get a good knife. I’m a practical guy that uses my knife every day and could surely put this to use!

  32. Hammerman says:

    I definitely need to get a new knife as I lost my old one while hiking in the mountains. And I love Coast Portland! I have several of their flashlights, and would love to try one of their knives. Here’s hoping I win!

  33. Shane says:

    A new Coast knife! If it is as good as their lights (which I am sure that it is), it will be a home run! I can’t wait to try it out on all my outdoor activities.

  34. Jennifer says:

    Wow…that’s just awesome! I am never without a knife, and this little gem looks like something I will be checking out to add to my collection!

  35. Em Robin says:

    Great for camping too! Lightweight gear is of great importance to me–double bonus when it’s high quality.

  36. Cristina says:

    Definitely looks easier to use than my current Swiss Army knife (which albeit ery practical, always feels a bit bulky in the hand), so count me in! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  37. Chris says:

    My son just started hiking and camping with cub scouts and this would be nice to teach him the right way to handle and respect knives.

  38. Heather H. says:

    I would absolutely love this! My husband and I are avid hunters and hikers and are always looking for new and better equipment. This knife looks amazing and would be put to good use with us! ๐Ÿ™‚

    heatherhaddox at yahoo dot com

  39. Gina says:

    I live along the Warner Springs, CA portion of the PCT trail, am an avid lady hiker and love The Hiking Lady. I would love to include this “must have knife” as a part of my daily hiking gear.

  40. Marie Gush says:

    I would leave it in the pickup that we use a lot for summer activities such as bike, hike and kayak. Good to take camping too

  41. Meg says:

    I’m an athlete with a non-profit called Team X-T.R.E.M.E. ( Our mission is to honor, empower, and motivate wounded warriors from OIF and OEF by running endurance events in gas masks as a symbol of overcoming adversity. Our first event of 2012 is the Bataan Memorial Death March (26.2 miles) in NM. We’ll be hiking the event with 35-40lb packs, boots, and gas masks and will have a Warrior Athlete (double amputee) competing with us. We’ve been doing some serious hikes the last several weeks and your boot lacing trick saved my heels! Thanks!

  42. Jessi says:

    Great piece of essential gear. I could see myself using this awesome knife for many tasks on my summer trip to Glacier National Park!

  43. I do a lot of back country travel here in Canada, doing nature photography, and weight is a major issue with my heavy photo gear, but a good knife you can depend on is a must have.

    Thanks hiking lady!

  44. DadInPain says:

    I would love to win this knife and in fact March 16 is MY B-Day… what a great present it would be. I would be more than happy to take a few pictures with this knife on my upcoming journey on the 2650 mile PCT. I leave in 26 days Good luck to everyone. DIP

  45. CHRISSY says:

    Just started hiking and while getting some thoughts for new hikers I found your site. Being a women I loved the idea of a hiking lady. This knife would make a wonderful addition to my hiking supplies beings I don’t have a good knife yet. Thanks for all the great info, keep it up.

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