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    21 Things You Need In Your Life From Backcountry's Pre-Summer Sale

    Run (or bike or rock-climb or kayak) — don't walk! — to these killer sales while supplies last!

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    Remember the outdoors? I'm not sure I do after this brutal winter, but I was reminded of them today because Backcountry — the wildly underrated IMHO (in my humble opinion) outdoor recreation retailer — is having a very impressive Memorial Day sale. Starting today! It ends the 28th, with up to 50% off site-wide! Here are some of our faves to guide you along as you shop:

    1. A women's lightweight rain jacket to prep for the inevitable summer showers that you don't want to think about now but will be glad you did later.

    Promising review: "This jacket is the kind of item you buy, thinking you'll only use in the rain, and then are surprised by how often you wear it. The waterproofing is good and the hood and sleeves are sturdy, which is nice on such a lightweight jacket. The fit is unexpectedly flattering and the fun pattern makes this a really good wardrobe piece in general." —Nicole Handel

    Price: $103.96 (originally $129.95, available in sizes XS-XL)

    2. Or the men's version of this rain jacket, which comes in a not-to-overlook camo print.

    Promising review: "I use this primarily in light drizzle and wind, and it hasn't failed me yet. The lightweight jacket packs quickly and is an easy addition to day trip or extended overnight backcountry excursions. My first big impression was the form fit and padded zipper. I immediately needed the underarm vents and noticed the high quality zippers and the tapped seams. I don't believe I've ever had a trail rain jacket of this quality at this price before." —Silas Fallstich

    Price: $103.96 (originally $129.95, available in sizes S-XXL, and in black and olive camo)

    3. A pair of women's Frye Western-style urban shooties that'll last a lifetime.

    Promising review: "These boots are so cute and they look even better in person. Very well made, crossing my fingers we get more of these in soon!" —Sara VanderWaal

    Price: $185.96 (originally $247.95, available in women's sizes 6-9, and in cognac and smoke)

    4. A men's Nike SB jacket that's wind- and water-resistant and works for chillier summer nights.

    Promising review: "Love this coach jacket from Nike — it's super lightweight and very breathable. Awesome windbreaker and for any occasion, definitely won't weigh you down." —Jesse Ramirez

    Price: $45.46 (originally $64.95, available in S, L, and XL, and in black, neutral-olive, and mineral gold/obsidian)

    5. A pair of men's zion chino shorts with durable and moisture-wicking fabric — perfect for on the town or trail.,

    Promising review: "I wear these shorts from the office, to the trails, to the fishing/swimming hole. Classic fit/design with modern tech. Stretchy ultra-wicking fabric allows for full range of motion during any activity, and quick drying after that post-hike dip in the lake. These fit true to size." —Gavin Grant

    Price: $48.71 (originally $64.95, available in sizes 28-40, and in charcoal, coffee bean, and sandpiper)

    6. A Pendleton twill tote you'll want thrown on your shoulder as you head out for a lazy day in the park.

    Price: $119.37 (originally $198.95)

    7. A leather Frye bi-fold wallet that looks like a million bucks (but is actually reasonably priced, and on sale!).

    Price: $48.97 (originally $97.95)

    8. A women's Columbia hooded shell jacket that's stretchy, waterproof, and quite breathable.

    Price: $98.99 (originally $179.99, available in XS-XL, and in black or cloudburst)

    9. A Red Wing square-buckle leather belt that'll withstand daily wear and look better with age.

    Promising review: "Red Wing makes amazing products, and not just their boots. I am really impressed with this belt. The leather is really high-quality and strong. Got the amber color, which is a beautiful brown that will match everything. The buckle shape is also great!" —Mackenzie E

    Price: $62.26 (originally $88.95, available in sizes 36 and 38, and in amber and oro russet)

    10. A pair of women's Scarpa backpacking boots, because these tough, weather-resistant boots will have you summer-strutting through the wilderness.

    Promising review: "These are awesome for hiking and backpacking. They offer ample support and are really comfortable out of the box. I found them to run true to size. I love the dual lacing zone. You can tighten the lower and upper independently of each other thanks to gripping eyelets midway. Love the soft, full leather outer and nice padding around the ankle." —Lisa Edlund

    Price: $134.53 (originally $298.95, available in sizes 38-42, and in dark brown)

    11. A three-person tent that can endure all four seasons with grace.

    Promising review: "I bought this tent in 2015 and my partner and I are still in love with it. We usually go backpacking about once or twice a month and this has held up to everything Mother Nature has thrown our way — snow, sleet, downpours, 30 mph winds — on all terrains. It's spacious enough to spread out and play card & board games with four people when it's pouring (yes, we bring games backpacking)." —Sarah F.

    Price: $219.97 (originally $399.95)

    12. A Filson mesh logger hat that'll keep you looking on-trend, rain or shine.

    Price: $22.75 (originally $35)

    13. A versatile North Face backpack with a built-in laptop sleeve, a sunglasses pocket, and reflective details.

    Price: $117.47 (originally $234.95, available in medium gray and black heather)

    14. A 40-ounce Hydro Flask water bottle that'll keep your beverage cold all day long.

    See a full review of this product here.

    Price: $27.92 (originally $42.95, available in plum, forest, and sage)

    15. A pair of men's Nike running shoes with tons of cushioning, breathable uppers, and a modern design.


    Promising review: "I haven't been a runner day in my life, but recently decided to give it a shot. After shopping what seems like a ton of different options I finally narrowed it down to these. First impressions were great, they had stellar reviews. I'm glad I made the decision to get these. They are very supportive and lightweight. Sizing is dead-on as well. I believe these would be a great option for the beginners like myself to the more experienced runners." —Freddy A

    Price: $77.97+ (originally $119.95, available in sizes 8-13, and in black and olive)

    16. A lightweight sleeping pad that you can easily figure out how to inflate and deflate even if you're not an Eagle Scout.

    Promising review: "This pad is a pretty great option for someone looking for something simple and versatile. Comfortable enough for car-camping but packs down super small and light enough for summer backpacking." —Andy Rice

    Price: $72.60 (originally $132)

    17. A pair of women's relaxed-fit Prana pants for hiking, climbing, or just hanging out.

    Promising review: "These pants are the best. I've had them for about four years now (the same pair)... I wear them for work (as a strength coach) because they look professional, but they also are great for backpacking, climbing, yoga, etc. They're durable, comfortable, stretchy, great-looking... what more could a girl ask for?" —Court

    Price: $59.46 (originally $84.95, available in sizes 0-16, in short, tall, and regular, and in seven colors)

    18. A trendy Marmot duffel that has a laminated shell to protect it from rainy-day treks and a removable strap to make carrying as painless as possible.

    Promising review: "Most people go with the TNF and Patagonia duffel bags but you should not leave this one out. It's just as good and maybe better. It has backpack straps just like the others and also POCKETS, which the Patagonia is lacking." —Zach Higgins

    Price: $59.47 (originally $158.95, available in sizes M–XL and in eight colors)

    19. A party bucket that'll keep your booze cold while you lay out all day.

    Promising review: "I was surprised at how well the Daking Party Bucket actually keeps your beverages cool and tasty. I've used this thing many times and it's great for those impromptu situations where hauling your Yeti cooler isn't necessary." —Chris Purkey

    Price: $27.47+ (originally $54.95, available in seven colors)

    20. A men's slim-fit Patagonia button-up made with moisture-wicking organic cotton.

    Promising review: "Great lightweight shirt that is perfect for days spent outside in the heat when tech fabrics and wool are just overkill. Sometimes you do not need to have the fanciest moisture-wicking technology that you have never heard of — and all you need is a comfortable shirt for sitting on the dock, relaxing on your front porch, or just going out with friends." —BJ Platte

    Price: $37.95+ (originally $69, available in S-XXL, and in 8 colors).

    21. A pair of men's Prana pants with spandexy nylon material that'll move with you instead of against you.

    Promising review: "I'm a huge fan of these pants, I've got a few pairs of them. They come in great colors, have a great fit, and have just the right amount of stretch. This is the type of pants that you can wear to the office all day, out to the crag, commuting around town, just about anything. Oh, and my favorite part? These pants do not wrinkle... score! I will jam these in my duffel for days and within a few minutes of putting them back on, like magic, all wrinkles are gone!" —Justin Rychlicki

    Price: $56.21 (originally $74.95 available in sizes 28-40 and in five colors)

    Don't stop shopping just yet. Take a peek at the rest of the sale here!

    Some reviews in this post have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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