Hi, I’m Emily Reed, an online gear editor at Outside. I have spent the past four years educating and helping people gear up for their outdoor adventures. Each week, I scour the web for the best gear deals. I look for products that I’ve tested and am comfortable recommending to family, friends, and staff. The goal: share the best deals on the best products. Come back next Monday for the latest offerings, and send any requests my way on our Facebook Gear Page.
Outdoor Research Plaza Down Jackette ($154; 30 percent off)
Perfect for chilly days, the Plaza is stuffed with 700-fill down in the torso and has super stretchy polyester in the arms to allow for a full range of movement. Plus, the hood is removable so it won't get in the way if you want to layer this under another jacket.
Uco SoftShell Ice Cream Ball ($35; 30 percent off)
Have homemade ice cream anywhere you want with this Uco ice cream ball. Load up the interior compartment with cream, sugar, and vanilla, then add ice and rock salt into the other end. Next, roll, shake, or play with the ball for about 30 minutes and then enjoy a quart of a delicious frozen treat.
Sponsor Content: L.L.Bean L.L.Bean Sweater Fleece ($79)
The L.L.Bean Sweater Fleece is the go-to layer for just about everything. It’s lab-tested to meet the highest quality standards, proven to resist pilling and fading, and backed by hundreds of five-star reviews.
LifeStraw Go Water Filter Bottles ($56; 25 percent off)
Great for travel or camping, the Go water filter bottles give you clean, safe water anywhere. The interior water filters remove 99.9 percent of waterborne bacteria, and 99.9 percent of waterborne protozoan parasites without chemicals, iodine, or batteries.
DryGuy Simple Dry Boot and Glove Dryer ($27; 28 percent off)
Don't settle for damp boots or gloves in the morning. Drop your wet gear on these dryers before heading to bed and wake up to dry, toasty warm mitts. The dryer also helps reduce the odors from bacteria, fungus, and mildew.
GSI Outdoors Glacier Nesting Wine Glass ($14; 21 percent off)
These wine glasses pack down into themselves for easy storing so you don't have to go without real glasses when you're roughing it. They're made from high-grade stainless steel that is durable and can go right in the dishwasher when you get home.