Gear

Deals of the Week

Every week we scour the internet looking for the best deals on outdoor gear and update this post. If there's an item you'd like us to search for, just contact us and we'll do our best to find a bargain for you.

Updated: May 24th 2020

Tents & Shelters

ALPS Mountaineering Westgate 3 - We're a huge fan of Alps Mountaineering here. You can pretty much guarantee great equipment at a very reasonable price. The Westgate 3 is one of their higher-end designs. Nice size and weighing around 8lbs. Usually priced around $300, Backcountry are currently selling them for an outrageous $134.99. An absolute steal!


Sleeping

It's almost always worth spending a little more for a comfortable night's sleep. But what if you could get something awesome for LESS than the price of something mediocre? Read on, my friend...

Sleeping Bags

ALPS Mountaineering Blue Springs Sleeping Bag - This synthetic sleeping bag is rated for 35F making it a solid 3-season bag. It weighs 3lbs which means you can use it for backpacking as well as camping or overnight visitors. It'll usually run you close to $90 but you can pick one up at Backcountry.com for just $44.99


Sleeping Pads 

Sea To Summit Comfort Light Insulated Sleeping Pad - If you're in the market for a sleeping pad you may well have looked at Sea to Summit and wondered if it's worth spending 200 bucks on a good night's sleep. (Short answer: yes, it's worth it, but that doesn't mean you can afford it). The great news is you can currently pick up one of the phenomenal pads for less than $90 at Backcountry.

Camping Mattresses

Exped Down Mat XP9 - This is quite a pricey bit of kit but if you like camping AND like your home comforts it's a great investment. Usually more than $300, US Outdoors have it on sale for closer to $200. A very nice saving on a very nice bit of kit.


Alps Mountaineering Velocity Air Bed - If you want a nice inflatable camping mattress but the Exped is too much for you, the Velocity air bed is a great budget alternative. Usually around $170, you can currently pick one up for a paltry $43 at Backcountry.


Camping Cots

Couldn't find a good deal on camping cots this week.

Camping Chairs

Helinox Chair ONE - Love love love my Helinox Chair ONE. If I could go back in time and buy one for just 80 bucks, I'd buy 2! Packs down to the size of a shoe, weighs 2lb, rated for 300lbs and insanely comfortable. Pick up  an XL version cheap from SteepAndCheap.com



Coolers

You'd be hard pushed to find any coolers on sale at this time of the year but we managed to track one down! The Kelty 45L Folding Cooler Duffel Bag is a nifty bit of gear. It has soft sides so as to pack down neatly when empty which, if you've ever been annoyed at home much space hard-shell coolers take up in the off-season is something you'll really appreciate. Normally $110 from Moosejaw, they currently have 25% off making it a very reasonable $82.50.

Backpacks

Mountainsmith Lookout 80l Backpack - Very happy with finding this deal! This is a really popular backpack from the ever popular Mountainsmith. It doesn't have all the bells and whistles of a super-high-end backpack. But it's comfortable, spacious and durable. Which means it's pretty darned good value at its RRP of $230. So when we spotted this on at just $99 from Steep&Cheap, we had to include it.

Camp Kitchen

Sea to Summit X-Set 31 - This is a tremendous bit of backpacking kit. A 2.4l pot plus lid plus 2 x mugs and 2 x bowls which all collapse down into something the thickness of a pancake. And weighing just 21oz, it's easier to see why this set of cookware is so popular to folk keeping their packs to a minimum. Usually costing well north of $100, Moosejaw currently have 25% off meaning they'll set you back $82.46. Which could bring it into affordability range for some.


About the author

Bertie

Bertie

I’m Bertie and I’ve been enjoying the wilderness for as long as I can remember. I get out camping, hiking and backpacking whenever I can. And when I can’t, I enjoy writing about outdoor-related stuff!

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