Presenting all the stuff you should actually buy that also happens to have the deepest markdowns.
Patagonia Downtown Loft Parka ($284; 35 percent off)
Made of a buttery soft, durable, water-repellant satin polyester that feels so good against your skin you could wear it and nothing else. The 800-fill goose down, below-the-knee parka will insulate against even the bleakest Canadian cold front.
Big Agnes Fly Creek HV UL2 Tent ($234; 40 percent off)
A staple among lightweight backpackers, you won't find a better deal on a two-pound, two-person tent anywhere.
Fitbit Charge 2 Fitness Tracker ($130; 13 percent off)
A smartwatch and fitness-tracker hybrid, the Charge 2 can do everything from automatically detect when you start a workout to estimate VO2 max. It’s meant to be a daily driver, with a clean, customizable design and can go five days between charges.
Marmot Precip Jacket ($70; 530 percent off)
The Precip is one of our all-time favorite rain jackets thanks to its simple, streamlined design that works for urban commutes as well as epic hikes.
Altra Superior 3.0 Shoes ($66; 40 percent off)
The Superior is a low-swooping speedster, though it’s only for midfoot strikers—the thin foam and lack of drop don’t pair well with back-of-the-foot pounders. But don’t think these shoes are weak on defense. While it doesn't get much liftoff, there’s a full-length removable rock plate for confidence on scree and just enough cush to forget the trail without losing precision while moving quickly.
Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z Trekking Poles ($111; 30 percent off)
A favorite of ultralight backpackers, the Carbon Z poles are lightweight and collapse quickly when it’s time to stow them in your pack.
Gregory Deva 70 Pack ($192; 30 percent off)
We love the rubberized bottom and burly 210-denier ripstop nylon shell of this pack. Plus, the top compartment transforms into an over-the-shoulder daypack in seconds.
The North Face Cats Meow Sleeping Bag ($140; 25 percent off)
One of the most versatile, durable three-season synthetic bags available. The roomy sack is stuffed with lofty, long-lasting Polarguard Delta and wrapped with a tough skin of water-resistant ripstop nylon.
REI Co-op Talus Mountain Jacket ($100; 50 percent off)
If you’re looking for one jacket to wear all winter long, no matter the activity, the Talus is it. The two-layer polyester shell is waterproof, breathable, while lightweight synthetic insulation adds warmth.
Saucony Peregrine 7 Trail Runner ($90; 25 percent off)
There’s a reason the Peregrine continues to top testers’ rankings each year: it’s one of the most well-balanced utility shoes out there. The midsole lies in the sweet spot between responsive and plush, and the blown-rubber lugs roll equally well over sketchy gravel, sandy granite, and clean tarmac.
Sea to Summit Comfort Plus Sleeping Pad ($150; 25 percent off)
For backpacking, the Sea to Summit Comfort Plus Insulated Mat is one of the most comfortable pads you can buy.
REI Rain Jacket ($39; 30 percent off)
Made of 100-percent waterproof fabric that also breathes, this rain jacket will keep you dry on any adventure.
REI Quarter Dome Air Hammock ($150; 31 percent off)
REI borrowed elements from a parachute to create a flat surface that holds its shape well enough that you can sleep on your side without feeling like you’re sinking into a tarp taco. Lightweight stabilizer bars at each end hold the hammock open, while six webbing straps evenly distribute tension. Thanks to the hanging shelter’s intuitive, versatile design, you can sleep on either side—one with a bug fly and one without.
Columbia Lhotse II 3-in-1 Jacket ($180; 25 percent off)
We love the convenience and affordability of 3-in-1 jackets because they adapt with you as the temperatures change.
POC Octal X Helmet ($130; 50 percent off)
We wore this helmet all season, and for good reason. It weighs less than half a pound, vents like a sieve, and fits like a headband, thanks to a simple strap-dial system.