19 Best Winter Sale Deals (2021): Outerwear, Backpacks & More


This is now the best it’s time to buy some winter gear. The season may be coming to an end, but the savings are substantial. When I had to buy all my mountaineering gear as a budding mountaineer years ago, it was during the end of winter sales. Plan a few months in advance and you could save a lot of money.

Update February 25: The REI Winter Clearance Sale has ended, but many items remain on sale, and the Backcountry and Moosejaw Winter Clearance Sale are still ongoing. I have crossed out some sold out items, added some that came back in stock, updated prices and added five new offers.

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Technical equipment offers

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  • REI Flash 18 Pack for $ 20 ($ 20 off): Taking a big inflated bag on a day hike is unnecessary pain. For a quick bag to ‘get out’, the Flash 18 is one of our favorites because it’s light and inexpensive, but has enough room for a rain jacket, lunch, sunscreen and water. .
  • Black Diamond Momentum Climbing Shoes for $ 70 ($ 25 off): This is a strong, non-aggressive climbing shoe ideal for beginner climbers and those of any skill level tackling certain types of smooth outdoor rocks, such as slabs. granite. These are some of the most comfortable climbing shoes I have worn. The woman version is on sale at the same price.
  • REI Co-Op Multi Towel Lite for $ 5 ($ 5 off): You should have a pack of towels when you hike. Condensation and mist builds up on the fabric of your backpack as the weather changes. To keep it from getting into your fabric and weighing you down, it helps to have a small towel handy to wipe it down periodically.
  • Mountain Hardwear Crag Wagon 35 for $ 142 ($ 78 off): If you are rock climbing outdoors, you will need a bag large enough to carry everything. A regular small backpack can work if you don’t carry full gear, but it’s nicer to be able to put your helmet and climbing shoes inside instead of hanging them outside. This 35 liter pack will swallow it all up and the front panel decompresses for easier loading and unloading than a top opening pack.
  • Black Diamond Camalot C4 Package # 4-6 for $ 297 ($ 32 off): If you want to start climbing or updating your rack, you will need cams. BD’s Camalot C4 series is the standard many of us use to judge the competition due to their long and continuous existence and ubiquity on any traditional route. The new generation is 10% lighter than the outgoing C4 cams.
  • Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork Trekking Poles for $ 135 ($ 45 off): (Update: sold out) I hit and abused Black Diamond carbon fiber hiking poles on nasty rocks and they held up well. Cork grips are plush and handle sweaty palms well. I’m not sure I want to go back to handles without cork. Hiking poles are useful for stability and relieve some of the strain on your legs and knees.
  • Garmin Forerunner 735XT Run-Bundle for $ 240 ($ 160 off): WIRED writer Adrienne So, who tests fitness trackers among other things, says it’s a lot. It includes an HRM-Run chest strap that measures your heart rate. The Forerunner 735XL has GPS, is water resistant to 50 meters, and pairs with your Android or iOS smartphone.
  • Toaks Titanium Foldable Spork for $ 6 ($ 3 off): If the backpack had a symbol, it would be the titanium spatula. Toaks is a solid manufacturer of titanium cookware. This folder weighs just 0.6 ounces and folds nicely and small into your bag.

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