Last Updated: September 4th, 2012

About a month ago, I reviewed a unique backpack called Solid Gray. It isn't a typical backpack by any standards - it's a unique hardshell pack made of a solid piece of extremely durable polypropylene plastic. Its eye-catching, futuristic design makes it one of a kind, and the overall layout is well thought-out given the nature of the bag.


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Now, it's your chance to grab this unique carry-all for absolutely nothing, because thanks to the awesome guys at Solid Gray, we have one to give away.

How to Enter

The contest is now over. Here is the winner, chosen by Solid Gray:

  • Clint P.

And this is his winning comment:

"This is exactly what I've been looking for. I'm leaving for Mars in November. I've been shopping everywhere for a backpack to fit in with the other chimps on board. You wouldn't believe how hard it is to find a backpack designed for a trip to space."

Congratulations - you will be contacted for your information in the near future!

Everyone else - keep participating and stay tuned to Android Police so that you don't miss our upcoming giveaway announcements. You can follow AP on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and RSS.

For everyone else, you can buy Solid Gray right here.

As always, this is the easiest part. All you need to do is leave a comment down below telling us one amusing, clever, funny, witty, or otherwise well thought-out reason you want the Solid Gray. Entries like "I want one because it looks cool!!!11!!oneone" will immediately be disqualified, because there's nothing thought-out about that.

This giveaway is open globally.

The giveaway begins now and will run until Tuesday, August 28 at 11:59 PM PT. At that time, we'll read through the comments and pick our favorite.

If you read a comment that you think deserves to win, go ahead an upvote it - we'll definitely take that into consideration as well.
Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Claudio Ibarra

    I want it to fulfill my dream of being a ninja turtle. Please help!

  • http://twitter.com/danihearne Cid Highwind

    I actually want one, so I can spray paint it green and pretend I'm a turtle!

  • Claudio Ibarra

    This will help me complete my life's dream of being a ninja turtle! Please help!

    (I tried to post this once before, but no comments appeared when I refreshed the page. My apologies for any repost).

  • http://twitter.com/cshaw29 Clay Shaw

    I can wear this while on my motorcycle and tell people that I come from "The Grid".

  • Sergio Lopez de Bustos

    Please give me one, I'll paint it green so I can be a turtle! :)

  • Prins

    Because the extremely durable polypropylene plastic, it's easy to wash off all the Apple bullshit that is all around

  • Champlification

    I need one of these because it looks extremely durable and when I take my work laptop with me I need something to keep it safe in.

  • Benjamin Wilson

    Always wear protection!

  • Scott Haggerty

    I'll be needing it for my trip to the new Mars outpost!

  • PogoWolf

    Looks perfect for camping! want!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kevin-L-Ready/100000097716605 Kevin L. Ready

    I'd like it to protect my electronics since im an IT major and carry around a lot of them. I'd also paint it to look like something from either mass effect or star trek

  • Adam

    I need to live out my childhood Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fantasy and this will make a perfect shell!

  • dude2k5

    I wonder if you left it somewhere, people would start thinking it's a bomb or something lol. Awesome looking however.

  • Teodor Iankov

    Well personally i'd want one so I could put hot coals inside and roast something on the outside. A neat little portable stove for me, or a BBQ... hmm...

  • Clint P

    This is exactly what I've been looking for. I'm leaving for Mars in November. I've been shopping everywhere for a backpack to fit in with the other chimps on board. You wouldn't believe how hard it is to find a backpack designed for a trip to space.

  • http://twitter.com/rohanXm Rohan Mathur

    Because I like them nice and hard.

    *sigh*, the things we do to win free stuff.

  • http://profiles.google.com/davidbsunshine1 David Sunshine

    I want it because I will carry around my toddler in it, so I can play dead trigger on the street

  • http://twitter.com/Blanktales Blank slate

    I NEED one to keep from destroying another laptop :-(

  • Steven Noel

    I would keep my laptop in it because for some reason my 3 yr old thinks he needs to lay my laptop bag on the floor and stand on it, luckily he has not broken the screen yet

  • http://about.me/patrick.connelly Patrick Connelly

    If I has the talent I'd paint it to look like the dark crystal. Seems fitting for something you'd walk long distances with.

  • George

    I just want it because I never won any giveaway in my life and would love to get something free. there you go- plain and simple truth.
    If anybody feels like being nice then upvote. Thanks

  • http://twitter.com/karndev karndevsinh jhala

    This would help in hiding the hunch !!

  • Ramy Raslan

    It will look coll with a stormtrooper costume

  • PunchSideiron

    Because I've always wanted to look like a cross between a turtle and an armored truck.

  • Holyloktar

    That would be a fantastic day pack! Fine china picnic anyone???

  • Joey Simeroth

    It will be MUCH more difficult for people to stab me in the back with this baby on!

  • Jody Barnes

    I plan on dressing as a Storm Trooper for halloween and the Big Android BBQ. Would be nice to have a way to tote my gadgets while in battle!

  • http://twitter.com/casbar casbar

    I've got a pet turtle who loves me. He sticks his head up above water and smiles back at me daily. I'd love to strap on this pack and surprise him one day. I'm sure he'd be flattered.

  • Paul Forbing

    I want to feel like a spaceman.

  • morrey35

    With the right shirt you could look like you are straight out of "Logans Run". Sweet

  • user311

    Well, since everyone else went with painting it green and being a turtle... I guess I'd want one so I can safely carry all my gear when the zombie apocalypse hits or just paint it black and go spelunking like batman.

  • https://plus.google.com/117644260838398696723 William Thieme

    Ever since seeing the article I was intrigued as to the DIY potential of this. Imagine all the awesome things I could mount on this like turn signals, external GPS radios, maybe even a cheap android tablet.

  • Dennis Heffernan

    Two words: jetpack housing.

  • Nik

    I want one because if I can't be a ghostbuster, being a ninja turtle would be the next best thing.

  • Tarek El-Eter

    Is it bad to say that if I win I eventually plan to spray paint it green and pretend I am a futuristic ninja turtle for Halloween ? Or turn it torn like with LEDs

  • Steven Curtis

    Because it is the perfect size, shape and possibly material to build a jetpack out of!

  • Luke Thomas

    I would love one to replace my Community branded bag, which is a it used. And I need something a little more geekier to show off with.

  • http://blog.brenthousen.com Brent Housen

    It would make creating my Bowser Halloween costume much easier.

  • Troy Leonard

    Spray paint it black and use it for the zombie apocalypse

  • Jason D

    I can picture this being useful when bicycle riding - stick some foam padding to the walls, and you'd never have to worry about damaging your gadgets if you take a spill.

  • Tarek El-Eter

    I meant tron like with LEDs and charger packs built in

  • Paul F

    I'll have it. I'll test its durability by wedging my two year old inside and drop kicking it. You know, as you do...

  • slipshft ontheweb

    My son will be able to use this with his Star Wars costumes (which he wears all the time). I think that this will help fuel his CosPlay streak and continue to give him the confidence to go out in public (which he does on occasion) with out fear.

  • Luis Gustavo Gonzalez Taboada

    With one of these, I would finally be able to join Bowser's Army!

  • jammer

    I want one to take to work so that my coworkers keep their distance even more than they already do. You know what they say about first impressions.

    Plus it might be nice to have for biking when it happens to rain etc.

    So you guys had a hard time giving this away at the office, huh?

  • http://twitter.com/bork76 Aaron Bork

    The Koopa Troopa costume I would love to make would work with one of these. Hmm also could you imagine being on a Go Kart with one of these. Look out incoming Red Shell!

  • Peter Warrior

    Those who we live on the olde shore of the Pond deserve to win something sometimes.

  • Noah Eisenbruch

    well im a real life ninja turtle (only at night) and I need a hard shell backpack for more gadgets.

    gotta keep the people safe.

  • http://twitter.com/SynisterWolf Justin

    I need this so that when the ninja's of my neighborhood attack me from behind, i will be well protected. This is an everyday recurrence and with your help it will end today.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001261702441 Timothy Bennett

    It's been my life long dream to follow the ways of my master, The Turtle Hermit. This backpack will help me become the greatest marshal artist that ever lived!

  • Andy_in_Indy

    That design is just BEGGING to be covered in solar panels!

  • Adam

    I wasn't turtely enough for the turtle club, but this will sure up my application next year.

  • Tora Mulligan

    That backpack would make a bitchin' Hyrulian Shield :3

  • Leo Kanellopoulos

    So i am a trekking enthusiast - alpinist and i would love to have my tablet and laptop together without the fear of falling and braking them. Apart from that from it's shape it can definitely be used as a sled in the snowy mountains of Greece! Cant wait to slide down!

    • http://www.facebook.com/magy.kontou Magy Kontou

      Wish you good luck mate ! Greetings from Greece, too !

  • http://www.facebook.com/bill.cumming Bill Cumming

    being up north in Scotland, the hard shell would make a great temporary toboggan so i can slide home from work in the winter, and use as a laptop table in the summer when on the beach...

  • http://twitter.com/mauaus mauaus

    Im working on making some competition to the iron man suit, all i need is a nice backpack that can take the abuse of flying at insane speeds.

  • benkoala

    I climbed the bell tower of Notre Dame last summer and this would have made a much better Quasimodo imitation than the backpack I wore at the time.

  • Adam Brubaker

    It will make me feel like a ninja turtle!

  • ocdtrekkie

    My spacesuit needs this. Actually, it'd be a pretty nifty case for a project I keep putting off.

  • http://twitter.com/ericcamil Eric Camil Jr

    I want to sit in class and convince my professor while wearing it that it's a medical device that's keeping me alive.

  • Mikey510

    Is this what we will be wearing in the future?

  • Brian Knapp

    I'll paint it green and be a ninja turtle packing android for halloween!

  • Greg Schneider

    I would love this bag for use around town, work, and going to the gym. The shape of this bag might allow for an interesting paint job, like a ninja turtle shell.

  • Tommy Thompson

    I want one so I can replace my backpack that I have had since high school(I'm 27 now)

  • Stefanos Anastasiadis

    There's always the need to carry stuff that you DON'T want them to get squeezed and break, and this backpack is probably the best way to do it like a geek :)

  • Hsien Loong Hwang

    To transform my neighbour kids into a AT-AT so that I can run from them while they are shooting laser at me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/CraigColinRoyMcLeod Craig Colin Roy McLeod

    Because in the coming zombie apocalypse, I will need something sturdy to ensure the survival of my gadgets, as I melee through the zombie masses in search of batteries that still work for my gadgets, because even in a time of un-dead uprising and the fall of humanity there is not reason to live with out tech.

  • http://www.facebook.com/paveliuc.bogdan Bogdan Paveliuc

    This could be a very efficient self defense weapon, so... i want one.

  • Andrew

    I want to win this because I could use it as part of a space suite costume.

  • Avohkah Tamer

    Stormtrooper chic: The most fashionable Empire-sanctioned storagewear money can buy!

  • Nathan Leon

    This would go perfect with my cat dressed as an MK2 during my Metal Gear Solid LARPs.

  • Agam720

    I would walk around with a dead fish and ask random people, "Will you take the Red Snapper? Or will you take what's in the box?"

  • Simone

    I need the solid gray so, the next time my backpack fall from the 2nd floor, I'll not need a new notebook :(

  • Ph4nthomWraith

    I'd deck it out with a custom paint job to resemble a turtle shell.

  • Levi Wilcox

    Well... if I get hit by a semi, at least my gadgets will be ok.

  • http://twitter.com/Chris_Padar Chris_Padar

    This looks like a neat backpack to carry party supplies that you don't want crushed. It would be cool for camping. I wonder if it is water and bear proof?


    I'd like to have one because i can hibernate when the weather gets chill/rain outside.

  • qbert1111

    Paint it green and be a NINJA TURTLE!

  • chey023

    It will help feed my teenage mutants ninja turtle addiction.

  • Michael Neese

    I can get my TMNT freak on while protecting my laptop, netbook, tablet and phone (all android of couse - even the netbook).

  • http://twitter.com/el_em Lawrence Micallef

    Ah that's where I left my Stormtrooper backpack then! Gotta have something to store the backup printed plans for the Deathstar v2 in to then defect to the Rebels!

  • http://twitter.com/hamburgers Tyler McIntyre

    This will be useful when my time machine is up and running and I travel to the future with my sidekick who is a Sasquatch.

  • http://twitter.com/Teck64 Martin Vasquez

    I need one to protect my stuff from these meteors that keep falling. :D

  • http://twitter.com/D21_C17 D21 C17

    As a youth leader it is my job to dress up and run round a town each year for camp. As a young youth leader it is my duty go overboard with dressing up camp each year and scare or embarrass as many people as possible. So far I have been: Sonic the Hedgehog, a pyromaniac (with fake homemade flamethrower) and a nineteen-twenties gangster (with wooden Tommy Gun). I feel I need this backpack to make an epic suit for next year whether it be a futuoristic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Robot or something even greater (still accepting ideas).

  • JensAstrup

    Considering this looks like some type of armor - it would be useful for when I am walking down the mean streets of NYC.

  • http://www.facebook.com/magy.kontou Magy Kontou

    Jedi's backpack is coming from future, shouting out loud "I’m Solid Gray Backpack, I’m here to rescue you." May the Force be with us.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cullen-Kau/1740348968 Cullen Kau

    This would be cool if you paint it to resemble a turtle shell.

  • Sam

    I'd like it so I can wear it and stand at the top of a building and look ready to jump.

  • Stian French

    I need one because my dog died from starvation and I need something to carry him out to the shack in the back with, and this backpack would be awesome for just that. Then I could use it to bring candy to the children that keep begging me for something to eat. And since I don't have hands, this backpack would make typing a lot easier for carrying stuff. Thank you. Have a heart.

  • Michael

    I want one because with this bag, I will finally be rivet-ing. And anyone who says otherwise can count them and be proven wrong.

  • Travis Faulkner

    I need the Solid Gray backpack because with three kids and a job as a radio reporter I've got to be prepared for battle each day. And the Solid Gray packs look like they could take a beating. All the neoprene cases in the world cant protect Daddy's Transformer Prime when the 3 year old who thinks he is the Incredible Hulk (thank you Avengers) gets ahold of it. And while I believe my boys will take the Solid Gray pack as a challenge, it looks like it will hold up. Please help me keep nice gadgets!

  • RonPodovich

    If I win I want to spray paint this green and run around as a ninja turtle

    • http://them3blog.wordpress.com/ Abel

      after looking at all the TNMT punch lines I feel so unoriginal

  • http://them3blog.wordpress.com/ Abel

    Because is a requirement to join the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001992840095 Tj Allen

    I think the solid gray would be an interesting and surely a more eye grabbing departure from my current Targus bag which feels big and bulky. Its also finally falling apart!

  • http://twitter.com/JohnnySarcasm Johnny

    This will so complete my Stormtrooper outfit!

  • Scott Warner

    I want to paint it like a turtle

  • http://twitter.com/DerekVipond Derek Vipond

    I want this for my son so he can be the coolest kid in his class!

  • Daniel J

    I'd love one of these because I've always wanted to be a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle!

  • Ben

    Because I'm from the future.

  • Nicola Orritos

    I'm sure Curiosity had one of them too. If not then how in the world (ehrm, I meant "how in the red planet") it happened to land safely?!?!

  • Philippe

    I really need that, because my backpacks is broken(even though i had fixed it many times), this have bigger space(what it looks like) and i think this bag is solid, strong enough so it won't broke when i bring heavy stuffs!

  • Alejo B

    Would it be terrible if I painted it to look like a ninja turtle shell? because that's what I wanna do

  • C’s

    I need the backpack because i was a ninja turtle in a previous life.

  • http://twitter.com/TechJeeper Cody Dean

    I would love this backpack for a few reasons, but the main reason is ruggedness. I often take my technology with me on "off-road" expeditions, and I have messed up some electronics in the past from getting banged around in the back of my Jeep.

  • Sam Gilley

    I will need Solid Grey to infiltrate Ghost Sound Harbor to reveal the truth about FOXHOUND and destroy ODIN... the final incarnation of Metal Gear!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=15622172 Moin Azfar Sheriff

    i could tell people my time machine worked coz this bag is futuristic. now where's my delorean?

  • canined

    The end of the world.
    Backpack to fight zombies off.
    Apocalypse won.

    Haiku to win!

  • Jacen47

    I would like to have it because it would make my life at college much easier. I often have to switch books out between class and a backpack that could carry both my laptop and books would make this much easier.

  • Carlos Escobedo

    Spinning on my back like a breakdancer

  • http://twitter.com/pixelswim Steve Heinrich

    I bought some Kryptonite at a yard sale last week. I got it cheap as the elderly couple throwing the yard sale obviously didn't know what they had. I also got a set of brass bookends. Because I got such a great deal I decided sell the radioactive element on eBay hoping to turn a profit. Surprisingly I only had one bid, which won, by a person with
    the username SexyLexLuthorama1940. Luckily the bid was for $2.5 million making
    my profit margin about 600,000%.

    So, I have been contemplating how to ship this other-worldly substance. Just as I was about to pack it in an ice cooler like a donated organ I saw the Android Police Tweet “[Giveaway] Win A Solid Gray Backpack From Android Police And Solid Gray”. I read about the
    sturdy nature of the backpack and knew that it would be the most efficient way
    to ship the Kryptonite. And you guys are just giving it away! This would help
    me save on the cost of packing materials.

    Please pick me straight away as I would like to get this shipped soon and avoid any possible negative feedback. Thanks!

  • Kory

    i got hit by a car riding my bike a few months ago. now i'm afraid to carry around electrics while riding on my bike. this might save my laptop one day!

  • Tyson Young

    Firstly I would paint it green secondly I would pop some spikes on the pack. Then everyday I could shuffle like Bowser.

  • David Perry

    Because it's the last piece of wardrobe I need for my fan sequel to "Hackers"

  • Ricardo Torres

    Painting it green and pretending to be a Ninja Turtle

  • scuttlefield

    ...and I shall name her M'shell!

  • nhizzat

    Gross misuse of a stealth sled.

  • http://twitter.com/turbosix turbosix

    No gym for home, work out floor with 30, but is it for 20 like 30 lb when you no lift it to be for men, for 30 lbs instead? or half is 10 for 20 pounds?

    UMM HOW i word this... ok u take 20 lbs no lifting for 30lb if guy, so divide 2 u dont sit, u get 10 but for guy it no 30, so 20 would be for guy if u werent a girl ?

  • nwilliam3

    I think it would be fun to put a couple bio-hazard stickers and as sign that says "human organ transportation" on it. Then anytime I'm in a hurry I can just point to the pack and watch people get out of my way! If somebody ever looks inside they'll see that it is actually full of ice and beer, but I'll deal with that later.

  • http://twitter.com/ggSolutions123 solutions123

    It's a "conversation piece", and maybe we can paint it to look like a turtle's shell.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Tom.Calisti Tom Calisti

    This pack is like turtle back combine with the spaceship look, this is just awesome. Looks easy to clean up, no cluttering and unique look... I am in !

  • http://twitter.com/HRehburg Hannes Rehburg

    Just polish it and you can use it as a sled in winter. A very practical one ;)

  • http://profiles.google.com/czahrt Carl Zahrt

    I need this to put my homemade Google Streetview cameras in!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ThomasBeckingham Thomas Beckingham

    My son is forever jumping on my all my bags and suitcases! With this I would have somewhere to store all my valuable breakables... or on second thought somewhere to store my son!

  • Ali AlAli

    You know what people said about Portland: Keep Portland Weird!
    it would be a great thing to have it here.

  • Jordan Oakley

    I need such an outlandish pack to distract people from my rugged good looks. Sometimes, it's hard being me.

  • Sam Gilley

    I need Solid Grey to infiltrate Ghost Sound Harbor to reveal the truth about FOXHOUND and destroy ODIN... the final incarnation of Metal Gear!

  • Daniel Poznysz

    If I win this Backpack, I will put in there all the love letters me and my wife exchanged before we were married. Then I would pick a random beach - dug a deep hole and put it there. Maybe one day somebody will find this, maybe 100 years from now....

  • enzoem

    I'm tired of crushing my lunch when I lean against the subway doors using my current backpack... This one will solve that issue.

  • http://www.facebook.com/RobJohnson90 Rob Johnson

    I want it so that when I can tell people that I won it from an Android phone site I can watch the look of confusion on their faces as they try to work out what it's got to do with Android phones.

  • http://www.facebook.com/troy.hayes.374 Troy Hayes

    Giving it to my wife for a little Ultra Violet cosplay action! That backpack looks identicle to the one she used in the movie!

  • http://www.facebook.com/dean.francisco Dean Francisco

    It will totally complete my Ninja Turtle Halloween costume and can carry the bounty of candy safely inside.

  • Robert James


  • http://twitter.com/eXadeci eXa

    I want one so I can become a Ninja Turtle :)

  • Mike S

    Just imagine the oohs and aahs when I pull off the most amazing back spin and then stop, open my backpack and pull out my tablet completely unscathed!

  • http://twitter.com/stifnec Serwen

    it will look good for my back to balance what's in front hehehehehe

  • Aman Srivastava

    Come now. Let's be honest here. Who doesn't want to act like a Ninja turtle?!

  • bleucube

    So I can recreate the fake moonlandings in my backyard.

  • br_hermon

    Looks like an albino turtle shell to me...

  • Virgilio

    It would be the perfect disguise for hiding my alien ware mx14. No one would ever suspect me hiding it there. Mwuahahaha!

  • Lupercall

    Paint it green and I could be a Ninja Turtle.

  • Christopher Bement

    This bag would provide me a clever way to become more aerodynamic while weaving in and out of traffic on my motorcycle. Anything to reduce drag!

  • shchen

    A hard shell always protects soft contents better.

  • Outrager

    If I painted that green it would be one step closer to an amazing Ninja Turtles Halloween costume. But for everyday use I can see myself modding this to suit my needs. Add some padding and get some way of putting in compartments to put on the inside to make holding everything I carry.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000134867810 Brent Oates

    I would totally use this, for all my gadgets, i mean it looks like a gadget in its self, so gadgets within the gadget....Gadgetception

  • derek amengual

    For when the plane goes down, and my Tablet and laptop survive.

  • http://www.facebook.com/johncgresham John C. Gresham

    I can paint it green and use it as a convenient place to store my nun-chucks when I play Ninja Turtles.

  • David Shirtliff

    I would paint it green and it would be my ninja turtle shell.

  • Sebastian Hoffmann

    I would like to win it because it will be useful links on my bike and climbing tours. Another good reason is that nothing inside will be crushed when I'm standing in a bus full with people. No more crushed bananas in my backpack ;)

  • Vyrlokar

    Because I need somewhere to put my gadgets when I do crash dummy impersonations on my bike, and it seems that this will protect my stuff well enough.

  • aatifsumar

    I want this backpack so I can finally say I'm 'Chillin Like A Ninja' and mean it.