15 best deals: Hiking, camping and picnic gear

this is a Great time of year to stock up on outdoor gear. Online retailers are clearing last year’s inventory and discounting this year’s items to attract customers. Either way, this is a good time to upgrade or fill in the missing pieces you need before spring arrives. We’ve found discounts on many of our favorite gear to get you through no matter where your outdoor adventures take you.

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Camping and backpacking deals

Kelty Loveseat camping chair

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This agreement is only for one color, but as long as you don’t mind the brown-green theme, this chair is the most comfortable way to hang out around camp. It may be big, heavy, and hard to fold, but it’s totally worth it when you put your loved ones on it in front of the fire.

Yeti’s Hopper cooler is my ideal cooler for an afternoon at the beach. It’s just big enough to hold ice, drinks and snacks for my family of five. This deal is on the purple version. Tote-style M30 Yeti cooler, larger is also on sale in purple for $280 ($70 off).

I haven’t had a chance to rate it yet, but I spent quite a few nights in this tent last fall. It’s light and sturdy, with a large foyer and plenty of storage options inside. It’s on the smaller end, so if you and your partner are taller, I would consider this a tent for 2. My only annoyance is that it’s low to the ground, which is partly what makes it wind-stable, but it makes getting in and out more difficult when fully flying.

REI 650 Feather Jacket

Photo: REI

These REI Puffy jackets have been bargains even at full price, so while it’s not a huge sale, it makes these jackets even more appealing. Make sure to increase the size a bit so you can fit the base and middle layers.

I used to be one of those light backpackers who shaved off the toothbrush handle, but these days, I want some steak for dinner and a good pillow to sleep in. I’ve tried quite a few pillows and this is my top luxury pick. It’s not nicer than the Eros (in terms of weight). At full price, this one feels like a punch in the gut (my home pillow is cheaper than that), but this deal gives you the chance to hit luxury at a more reasonable price.

This water purifier changed my backpack for me. Pumping water while repelling mosquitoes is not a good idea, especially when you are pumping water for the whole family. With this genius filter from MSR, you simply fill up your bag, head back to camp, hang it up and a few minutes later everyone’s thirst will be quenched. It’s not cheap, but it’s worth every penny.

Wide mouth thermos bottle

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The Hydro Flask bottle can withstand strong impact without damage or cosmetic leakage. There are also a lot of matte color options. The threads are on the outside of the rim, where you sip, which is weird, but otherwise it’s one of those our favorite water bottle.

I haven’t tested this one, but Mystery Ranch packs are a staple of remote area firefighters and forest service workers I know. It’s hard to think of a group of people who have worn out their packaging more, so I don’t hesitate to say that this is a durable bag. It’s not a good deal, but the smaller Scepter 35L is also on sale for $164 ($55 off).

Only the yellow version is on sale, but this is a good deal for the best day pack I’ve ever owned. It’s a perfect size, capable of holding everything I need for an all-day hike with three kids, but also capable of collapsing when my load is lighter on solo adventures.

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm

Photo: Backcountry

If you need a new sleeping pad for next season, the NeoAir is one of our favorites. It’s 2.5 inches thick, has an R-value of 6.9, and still weighs just 15 ounces. The included pump bag helps to fill it up quickly. If you don’t need such a large pad, the smaller, lighter Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Xlite is also on sale for $126 ($105 off).

Having the space to actually cook makes camping so much more enjoyable. This table is light in weight, packing surprisingly small but still sturdy. I don’t want to load hundreds of pounds of equipment on it, but it holds my Coleman stove and leaves plenty of room for cutting boards and prep. My only problem is the price, but this deal makes it easier to sell.

Clothes and Jackets

Patagonia Nano Hooded Jacket

Photo: Patagonia

This artificial puff is an industry standard. This is the hooded version, but jackets and vests are also available. Don’t let the synthetics bother you, this stuffs like a down jacket and is impressively warm. Deals don’t vary by size and price, but there’s a good selection available for sale. Men’s size is also on sale.

I’m currently putting together a merino wool tutorial that includes this 100% merino backing from Smartwool. This deal varies by size and color, so be sure to try a few different options if the price doesn’t work for you. Women’s size is also sold at BackcountryAs if kids version.

This is one of our top picks from our upcoming merino wool guide. This jacket is made of 100% merino and is incredibly warm although not too thick. That makes it a great choice for days when the weather can change dramatically—it’s warm enough for chilly mornings, but won’t weigh heavily in your backpack for the rest of the day. back in the day. women’s size is also on sale.

I haven’t actually tested these, but the popularity of these Fjallraven pants on the internet suggests they’re worth every penny. They’re made from 65% recycled polyester and 35% cotton blend, have pockets everywhere, and extras like ventilated zippers, reinforced knees (with holes for pads), and a loop at the back. legs to hold an ax. Do your pants have an ax loop? Don’t think so. The link above is for men, but women’s sizes are for sale here.


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