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Hear ye, hear ye: Backcountry’s Winter Yard Sale has arrived, and it’s packing deals on a huge array of beloved brands and must-have gear for up to 50% off. Patagonia! Osprey! Eagle Creek! Sorel! And more of your favorites! The gang’s all here, and they’ve brought their best discounts from now until Feb. 28.
Here are some of our favorite picks:
1.A trendy, stainless-steel Hydro Flask with a wide mouth that’ll keep your favorite beverages cold for HOURS. With a capacity of 20 ounces, this BPA- and phthalate-free water bottle is perfect for both backpacking and casual use (including commuting, if/when commuting becomes a thing again); plus, it comes in loads of gorgeous colors.
2.An Osprey Porter pack that’s part-duffel and part-backpack, because it never hurts to have all your bases covered. This pack’s 30-liter size holds everything you need for a (socially distanced) day hike, or even a long weekend, if you’re an efficient packer. Furthermore, folks who have traveled with it in the Before Times say it’s also the perfect carry-on, with pockets for everything, a laptop sleeve, and more.
3.A cozy down jacket from Marmot that’s both lightweight and water-repellent, so you can stay toasty without feeling like you’ve turned into a giant marshmallow. The faux fur trim on the hood is removable, letting you adjust for the level of warmth you need; also, it has an unexpectedly vast array of pockets, so you’ll never be at a loss for storage space.
4.A full-zip Huxley fleece perfect for everyday wear OR as an additional layer when you’re out in the Great Outdoors. Extra points for the water-resistant paneling — it helps protect your core in a way that nothing else does.
5.A duo of Eagle Creek compression cubes that’ll save SO MUCH SPACE in your pack. This set includes one half-cube and one full one, both of which are super lightweight, water-resistant, and anti-staining. And thanks to the compression zippers, you can keep your stuff organized without wasting valuable space.
6.Some touchscreen-compatible liner gloves so you can check your phone without having to fiddle with removing your gloves first. This pair is made of stretchy Polartec for flexibility, but also boasts goat leather palm patches to make sure you can keep your grip on your ski poles (or whatever else you're carrying). And if you need more warmth, heavier-weight mittens layer on top of these streamlined beauties with ease.
7.A basic long-sleeved crew neck so versatile, you’ll want to wear it inside AND out. Its Merino wool material keeps you toasty while wicking away moisture and keeping smells from, uh… smelling. What more could you want?
8.A pair of anti-fog, polarized ski and snowboard goggles from Zeal so you can hit the slopes with a clear line of sight. The frames are impact-resistant, too — AND they’re compatible with helmets, so you can stay safe and stylish at the same time.
9.A pair of sturdy Sorel boots that’ll keep your tootsies both warm and dry while you stomp through the snow. The third iteration of Sorel’s Slimpack design, these lace-up boots are waterproof and insulated, with padded wool collar traps and a microfleece lining to keep heat from escaping. Bonus: The chunky heel adds a little height without sacrificing stability.
10.A breathable cycling jersey to wick away sweat so you can stay cool even on the most strenuous of rides. The compression fit also makes sure your muscles have the support they need, while the three pockets at the back give a handy spot to stash important stuff like your phone and ID.
11.A quarter-zip Smartwool base layer, because it’s equally important to keep in the heat AND be able to vent when needed. Perfect for skiing, hiking, and other outdoors-y activities, this long-sleeved option is made of Merino wool with a nylon core — which means that in addition to providing warmth and helping to regulate your body temperature, it also keeps odors at bay.
12.A much-loved camping chair, so you can relax by the fire in the greatest of comfort. The frame is made of powder-coated steel, while the seat itself cradles you like a lil' hammock. It’s also foldable and includes its own, shoulder strap-adorned back for easy transport.
13.A convertible Sherpani bag that can be a tote, a crossbody, or a backpack, depending on what you’ve got going during any given day. It’s made of heavy-duty nylon, but the color blocking gives it a sophisticated look that’ll blend into a wide variety of situations. Both the backpack and shoulder straps are padded, and it’s got a sleeve big enough for a 15-inch laptop, too.
14.A pair of comfy, slouchy, drawstring pants you’ll basically want to live in. Made of airy, Lenzing Modal crinkle gauze material, they’re perfect for lounging (which, let’s face it, is something most of us are doing… a lot more of now than we may have previously). And hey, guess what? They’re also Fair Trade Factory Certified, so you can feel good about wearing them for more reasons than one.
15.A Patagonia pompom beanie to keep your noggin warm and adorable at the same time. This new take on Patagonia’s OG Powder Town beanie is a little lighter and more breathable than its older sibling; it’s also made out of recycled polyester, making it a bit more eco-friendly. Everybody wins!
16.A DMM Pivot belay device that experienced climbers say can’t be beat. Made of aluminum, it includes both high- and low-friction modes, as well as a pivoting auto-blocking guide mode.
17.Some quick-drying utility pants so you can be ready for anything, whether you’re deep in the mountains or way out in the desert. Their stretchy double weave provides excellent freedom of movement — and, of course, they’re equipped with plenty of pockets to keep your most important gadgets and gear close at hand.
18.A fancy-yet-rugged Barbour wool scarf to cozy up in during the coldest winter temperatures. The classic, tartan-inspired design goes with everything, and it’s hard to beat the snuggliness of a Merino-cashmere blend.
19.A Gore-Tex insulated ski jacket packed with features like an adjustable hood and cuffs to keep you warm, dry and in ~style~ on the slopes. Note that this piece runs slightly small, so if you like a little more give in your gear, you may want to size up.
20.Some lightweight Smartwool trail socks, because your toes deserve to be babied even when you’re putting them through their paces. Cushioned for comfort and designed for thermal regulation, these outdoor socks work just as well for a stroll around the block as they do for a little light hiking.
21.A fleecy, furry Patagonia vest for your kiddos that’ll make sure they’re appropriately bundled up for the weather. The thick pile of this zip-up fleece provides tons of warmth in one playful package — and it’s great for layering on those REALLY cold days.
22.A waterproof envelope from Outdoor Research that’ll keep all your most important stuff dry, whether you get caught in the rain on a hike or like to hit the water from time to time. The two-layer construction is submersible, and the window is compatible with touchscreens on both sides, providing excellent form AND function.
23.A pair of wet weather-friendly Vans boots that look almost like sneakers. They’re water-resistant and insulated, with lug outsoles that provide ample traction – but they’re still lightweight enough for everyday use when the air is full of rain, snow, or that weird, messy "wintry mix" nonsense.
24.A highly-rated headlamp so you can light your way even in the darkest of places. This adjustable option transitions with a simple tap between numerous modes. It even has a "brightness memory" feature, meaning that when you turn it back on, it'll remember what brightness and proximity settings you had enabled the last time you turned it off. Talk about smart!
25.And an oversized turtleneck sweater you’ll want to drink SO MUCH hot cocoa in. I mean, hey, you’re going to need SOMETHING to cozy up in after a long, cold day outside, right?