28 Dec The Best Post-Holiday Sales at Backcountry
If you waited until after the holidays to stock up on gear, you’re in luck. Backcountry is offering up to 40 percent off tons of great products now until January 8.
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Patagonia Lightweight Snap-T Synchilla Fleece ($84; 20 percent off)
The iconic Snap-T makes us swoon because it offers “next-to-skin softness but has the wool-like ability to keep the wearer warm, even when wet.”
Marmot Sawtooth Sleeping Bag ($191; 20 percent off)
An extra-wide bag that’s stuffed with down and rated down to 15 degrees.
Marmot Tungsten 3P Tent ($194; 25 percent off)
The Tungsten made our pick for the best family backpacking tent this year because, with 53-square-feet of volume, it has enough real estate to keep the siblings from feuding after the bonding stops.
Arc’teryx Women’s Atom SL Hoody ($160; 30 percent off)
This hoody is great for climbing, hiking, and chilly runs and bike rides throughout the summer. Credit its extreme versatility to the nearly transparent Coreloft synthetic insulation swaddled in a windproof shell which makes the top both breathable and plenty warm for cool mornings in the high alpine.
Osprey Aether AG 70 Pack ($248; 20 percent off)
Our Gear of the Year winning pack this year, we particularly loved the Aether AG’s trampoline-like back panel. The suspended mesh dispersed weight over every lumbar contour and made a 40-pound load feel like helium. That panel pushes weight a smidge away from the center of gravity, but not enough to tip us backward.
The North Face Women’s Ultra Fastpack II Boots ($116; 25 percent off)
Our tester picked the Ultra Fastpack as a favorite for day hiking because they have “more cushion and traction than your tennis shoes, but save you a lot of weight over true leather boots.”
Patagonia Capilene Baselayer ($50; 15 percent off)
These mid-weight base layers have been our Gear Guy’s go-to base layers for more than a decade, and he likes the newest version best because they’re “as light and supple as ever, and wick better than the old fabric.”
Patagonia Nano-Air Insulated Jacket ($211; 15 percent off)
The Nano-Air is one of our favorite mid layers thanks to its “superior breathability and stretch.”
Mountain Hardwear Monkey Man Fleece ($95; 40 percent off)
The Monkey Man proved to be “a comfy insulator under a shell on ten-degree powder days,” earning a spot on our list of best mid layers in last winter’s Buyer’s Guide.
Patagonia Baggies Board Shorts ($39; 20 percent off)
These “barely there” baggies made it into our 2016 Summer Buyer’s Guide due to the fast-drying nylon material that’s light and comfy, offering a go anywhere/do anything cover up.