It’s the middle of summer, so you’re probably spending most of your time outside rocking a T-shirt, swimsuit, and maybe a pair of sandals. But fall is coming quickly, and you want to make sure you’ve got the gear you need to fully enjoy peak hiking and camping season. Which is why we’re, to use the outdoor-bro parlance, stoked that Backcountry.com is having a huge sale on hundreds of pieces of outdoor gear, including baselayers, breathable jackets, boots, backpacks and more items that don’t start with “B”. Here are three of the best deals.
Patagonia Windsweep 3-In-1 Jacket
This is less a jacket and more of a system of jackets that you can adapt to your conditions. The waterproof shell is ideal for summer rainstorms because it can keep you cool and dry, while the liner jacket zips into the shell for protection in the brutal winter months. The Forge Gray/Nouveau Green version, a nice combination of neutral shades, is just $190 today, half the original price.
Black Diamond Mercury 65L Backpack
Sixty-five liters is the medium-sized bag in the Black Diamond Mercury lineup. You’ll want something smaller for day hikes and something bigger for epic treks, but this one is a great fit for four- to five-day camping trips when you need to get away from it all. This backpack includes a hipbelt with pockets for easy access to supplies, plenty of pockets, and space for a hydration pack if you like to sip on the go. And at less than five pounds in weight, this bag won’t weigh you down. Normally, $270 it’s on sale for $148.
The North Face Ultra GTX Surround Hiking Shoe
This pair of hiking shoes from North Face is waterproof from sole to ankle, with built-in ventilation to help keep your feet from getting too sweaty in the summertime. These shoes are available in a black and red combo if you want to stand out or a muted gray if you want to blend in. They’re on sale for $108 today, 45 percent less than normal.