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Scarpa Maestrale RS Ski Boot (Men's)

$795 $636 from REI 20% off

One of the most popular AT boots of the year, the Maestrale RS is built on a wide, 101mm last for super comfort on the ascent. The shell is made from Grilamid, a lightweight plastic that's reinforced with carbon fiber for increased rigidity without extra weight. The entire cuff is vented to let body heat escape and is backed by a waterproof, breathable membrane so snow doesn't work its way in.

Flylow Sinclair Insulated Flannel (Men's)

$130 $91 from REI 30% off

This is our favorite mid­winter morning top. It's stuffed with just enough synthetic fill to keep you warm while brushing off the car and driving to the mountain and an extra layer of fabric across the shoulder and on the forearms will tame sharp ski edges.

MSR Lightening Ascent Snowshoes

$300 $225 from REI 25% off

On top of the traditional crampon-style claws underfoot, MSR serrated the edges of the Lightning Ascent. It looks like a snow saw—and bites like one, too. The extra spikes provide stellar all-over grip and lateral stability on steep, icy traverses.

Patagonia Snowshot 3-in-1 Jacket (Men's)

$399 $279 from REI 30% off

When it was first released in 2010, we called the Snowshot “one of the least expensive jackets in our test but also a tester favorite.” The three-in-one design lets you wear a waterproof shell or insulated liner—or both together for really cold weather.

Outdoor Research Interstellar Jacket (Women’s)

$299 $224 from Amazon 25% off

At long last, the holy grail of waterproof jackets. The Interstellar blew our crew away with an uncanny mix of weatherproofing, breathability, and stretch. “It feels softer than a soft shell but as waterproof as any hard shell I’ve used,” said one tester. “Not to mention that it’s the most breathable rain shell imaginable.”

Black Diamond First Light Hooded Jacket (Women's)

$249 $187 from Backcountry 24% off

The stretchy face fabric adds durability and breathability and a DWR treatment repels water, dirt, and oil. The PrimaLoft Silver synthetic insulation provides consistent warmth, even through the start and stop cycle of alpine climbing and backcountry skiing. When the snow begins to fall, pull the adjustable hood over your helmet for extra weather protection.

Black Diamond Traverse Ski Poles

$80 $60 from REI 25% off

The Traverse is an all-aluminum touring pole that's durable enough for any day of backcountry skiing. Black Diamond's FlickLock system makes adjustability easy and the ergonomically shaped grip and rubber grip extension feel natural when choking up while sidehilling on the skin track.

REI Co-op 650 Down Jacket (Men's)

$118 $83 from REI 29% off

Quality insulation doesn’t have to be expensive. Case in point: the REI Co-op 650 Down jacket. It weighs just 10.5 ounces and packs into its own pocket when you don’t need it. It’s a perfect midlayer for colder winter pursuits, thanks to the 650-fill down insulation, and it’s lightweight enough to be a good stand-alone piece in milder weather.

Kammok 2018 Roo Double Hammock

$100 $40 60% off

The Roo Double camping hammock is optimized for adventure. It is durable, tear resistant, comfortable, and strong enough for two campers—or a baby elephant. Your pick. Diamond ripstop nylon adds reinforcement to protect against tearing and ripping and results in 500-pound weight capacity.

Black Diamond Recon BT Beacon

$340 $306 from Backcountry 10% off

The Recon BT is a user-friendly avalanche beacon with all the features you need for a quick, efficient search. Its three antenna design reduces signal spikes, which drastically improves accuracy during a search when compared to more traditional two antenna beacons, and the 60-meter circular range allows you to pick up the victim's signal from farther away.

Black Diamond First Light Hooded Jacket (Men's)

$249 $199 from Backcountry 20% off

The stretchy face fabric adds durability and breathability and a DWR treatment repels water, dirt, and oil. The PrimaLoft Silver synthetic insulation provides consistent warmth, even through the start and stop cycle of alpine climbing and backcountry skiing. When the snow begins to fall, pull the adjustable hood over your helmet for extra weather protection.

Marmot Starfire Jacket (Women’s)

$300 $165 from Backcountry 44% off

This three-layer jacket a worthy accomplice for fast-moving alpine missions in notoriously fickle conditions and versatile enough for everything from grueling hikes to long-duration travel. Water-resistant underarm zips quickly expel excess heat when you're working up a sweat on fast-moving ascents.

Coal The Pinnacle Hat

$40 $34 from Backcountry 15% off

This hat is fully insulated, with fold-down earflaps and a Velcro chin strap. The brushed-microfiber outer fabric offers UPF 40 sun protection.

MPowerd Luci Color Lantern

$25 $17 from REI 32% off

With ten LEDs that produce 50 lumens, this lantern has a frosted plastic body that casts prettier light than most fixtures at five-star resorts. It has three settings (low, medium, and high), a separate button to check the remaining power, and a strap for carrying and hanging.

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Black Diamond Trail Back Trekking Poles

$80 $72 from Moosejaw 10% off

Trekking poles help keep you stable on sketchy sections of trail, and when you’re wearing a heavy pack they can transfer some of the load to your arms, relieving your back and shoulders. The Trail Backs have low-profile trekking baskets, non-slip EVA foam grips, and nylon webbing straps with woven lining for increased comfort.

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Hydro Flask Coffee Flask (16-Ounce)

$25 $19 24% off

The Coffee Flask keeps beverages cold for 16 hours, so you’ll never sip on lukewarm coffee again. The smartly designed flip lid essentially eliminates any spills. Note: the sale price will only appear once the product has been added to your cart.

Sherpa Adventure Gear Gurkhali Pants (Men's)

$180 $135 from REI 25% off

The Gurkhali's are one of gear editor Will Egensteiner's favorite pants. They're made with a blend of Dyneema, cotton, and Lycra, so they provide range of motion and durability. For those reasons, they're a great fit for the office and the trail. “Pretty soon I’ll have no reason to change out of them,” Will writes.

Smith Lowdown Slim Sunglasses

$189 $132 from REI 30% off

The Lowdown Slims are gear editor Ariella Gintzler's go-to shades. “A smaller, skinnier version of Smith’s classic Lowdown frame, the Lowdown Slim has the same sporty yet stylish androgynous shape that fits in equally well on a snowfield, singletrack, or sidewalk,” she writes.

180s Down Ear Warmers

$30 $20 from Amazon 33% off

Don't knock them until you try them. Made from down insulation and a DWR-coated nylon shell, the behind-the-head design helps the 180's fit comfortably over your ears and can be worn with other headwear and head protection.

REI Co-op Flash 22 Pack

$55 $38 from REI 30% off

REI’s Flash series of packs takes a minimalist approach. The 22-liter version maintains Flash simplicity while incorporating smart features like external stash pockets big enough for bottles, a bladder sleeve and port, and external tool loops in case you’re bringing trekking poles. The Flash 22 was featured in our roundup of the daypacks we use most.

Black Diamond Trail Trekking Poles (Women's)

$100 $90 10% off

No frills but packed full of dependability—the Trail trekking poles offer easy-to-use FlickLock adjustment points that promise no slipping while you're hiking. The poles extend from 23 inches to 49 inches and pack easily into suitcases or on the exterior of backpacks.

Vasque Trailbender Running Shoe (Men's)

$130 $65 from REI 50% off

One of the top shoes from our 2017 Summer Buyer's Guide, the Trailbender is "a thick, cruisey softy, best for meandering epics over hill and dale. Though it offered a somewhat clunky ride overall, we were pleasantly surprised by how well this shoe bombed full-speed down deeply rutted trails—not a fun prospect in most high-stack maximalist shoes."

Morakniv Eldris Knife

$36 $28 from Huckberry 22% off

Gear editor Emily Reed loves the Eldris, which is a staple of her camping box. She finds the oversize handle and fixed blade effective for whittling and chopping kindling. Plus, the affordable price means it's not a devastating loss if she accidentally forgets the knife at a campsite. Read her full review here.

Backcountry x Nalgene Wide Mouth Tritan Bottle

$11 $8 from Backcountry 27% off

The Wide Mouth was selected by our readers—and by our editors—as one of their favorite water bottles. The Nalgene's tough, BPA-free plastic can take a beating; we've slung ours around at crags, banged them against rocks, and generally abused them for years. Yet they still work just as intended—no leaks and only a few scratches, for character.

TRX Strong System

$150 $110 from Huckberry 26% off

No need to lug weights to get in your strength workout. The lightweight Strong System makes it easy to get stronger right at home or when travelling. Bonus: It comes with a door mount and carry bag.

Mystery Ranch Urban Assault Backpack

$140 $100 from Huckberry 28% off

The 21-liter Urban Assault bag is inspired by military assault rucksacks and is the epitome of clean, functional design. A unique three-zip closure on the front allows you to easily see the contents of your bag without having to dump it out. The face fabric is a super durable 500-denier Cordura, which you'll be hard-pressed to tear.

Saxx Vibe Boxers (Men's)

$33 $21 from REI 36% off

The Vibe boxers have changed the way many men wear boxers, thanks to their BallPark pouch. Soft viscose fabric, supportive construction, and fun patterns are just a few of the reasons Saxx is the unofficial underwear of Outside’s male employees. 

Light and Motion Vibe Bike Light

$40 $32 from REI 20% off

The Vibe was featured on a list of the best affordable bike lights, where our tester appreciated “a sensor, which turns the light on when there’s motion and turns the light off when the bike is parked so you never waste your battery by forgetting to hit the off button.”

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Yakima SlimShady Awning Shelter

$279 $181 from REI 35% off

The SlimShady made it into our 2018 Summer Buyer’s Guide because it attaches to any roof rack and covers 42 square feet—plenty of shelter whether you’re escaping the brutal sun or waiting out a downpour.

Garmin Fenix 5 Performer Bundle

$570 $427 from REI 25% off

Hold on to your fitness goal harder than ever before with this data-driven bundle from Garmin. It combines a multisport GPS heart rate monitor watch with an HRM-Tri heart rate chest strap to deliver top-notch results after every workout. The watch is great for everyday use too—smart notifications hit the device as soon as you get a text or call to your smartphone.

La Sportiva Boulder X Approach Shoes (Women's)

$120 $70 from REI 41% off

These are some of Outside editor Jakob Schiller's favorite pair of approach shoes. "I loved them so much I wore one pair for four years straight through my first couple of photojournalism jobs because the thick all-leather build and highly cushioned soles put up with everything I faced daily—from muddy rodeo fields to long, boring press conferences where I stood still for hours on end."

Rumpl Fleece Puffy Throw Blanket

$120 $90 from REI 25% off

Rumpl is the Cadillac of adventure blankets, so it’s no wonder it’s one of pro skier Amie Engerbretson’s go-to travel essentials. This version has a silky-smooth moleskin fleece on one side.

Osprey Duro Handheld Water Bottle

$30 $15 from REI 50% off

Go a little faster and a little lighter with the Duro handheld water bottle. It holds 8.5-ounces of your favorite hydration and has a small zippered pocket for small essentials like cash and your driver's license.

Teva De La Vina Dos Chelsea Boots (Women's)

$130 $70 from REI 46% off

These Chelsea boots look good and perform well, too. Made from a waterproof leather upper with a canvas lining, the boots slip on and off easily. The rubber outsoles have a slight heel and are made to be grippy on rocks and light snow.

Thule Chariot Lite 2 Multisport Trailer

$850 $552 35% off

Go for a run with your little ones (the Chariot fits up to two kids up to 100 pounds) and pack it up small to store easily in your trunk or garage afterward. With different attachments, this stroller can be used for fours activities: biking, jogging, strolling, and skiing.

Granite Gear Crown VC 60 Pack

$200 $150 from REI 25% off

The Crown2 has all the bells and whistles you need, like compression straps, a ventilated back panel, and stretch pockets on the shoulder straps hold cell phone or earbuds, but still weighs barely over two pounds. Going on a shorter trip? The roll-top closure accommodates varied load volumes making it just as easy to use this pack for an overnight as it is for a week-long adventure.

Buff Original Multifunctional Headwear

$20 $14 from REI 30% off

It seems like every week one of our writers praises the performance qualities of the Buff. Made from soft polyester microfiber, you can use it as a neck warmer, twist the ends together to make a hat, or even wear it as a bandana.

Deuter Rise 34+ Pack

$170 $126 from REI 25% off

Pack right and a 34-liter rucksack is an ideal weekender. But snow camping? That’s where the “+” comes in. With all your avy gear in a dedicated pocket, goggles and other essentials stashed in the brain, and skins in the zippered side sleeves, the Rise Tour’s cavernous main compartment is left open for a whole lotta love.

Smith Colette ChromaPop Polarized Sunglasses (Women's)

$169 $118 from REI 30% off

Protect your eyes with these polarized sunglasses for women. The lenses reduce 99 percent of visible glare from water, snow, sand, and even pavement for better visual accuracy and decreased eye strain. An anti-reflective and hydrophobic coating help them resist reflections and water.

Smartwool Parmalee Reversible Skirt (Women's)

$110 $55 from REI 50% off

You don't have to pack up your skirts just because the weather is getting colder. The Parmalee is filled with 60 grams of recycled wool insulation to keep you warm. Stretchy, knit panels allow you to run to catch the subway in a pinch and the DWR coating gives you light protection against moisture.

Patagonia Refugio Pack

$50 $44 from REI 12% off

A perennial part of our back-to-school gift guide, the 28-liter Refugio is the perfect size for carrying daily cargo like lunch and gym clothes, and it even makes a decent day-hiking pack. 

REI Co-op Roadtripper 100-liter Duffel

$60 $30 from REI 50% off

This budget-friendly duffel is ready to haul 100 liters of your gear. When not in use, the duffel packs into its own pocket that is about the size of a Nalgene. Perfect for overseas travel, this bag is there when you need it and gone when you don't.

Five Ten Guide Tennie Approach Shoes (Women's)

$120 $70 from REI 41% off

With Spidey-like Stealth C4 rubber soles, these Guide Tennies excel as approach shoes. They also work for every day because of their clean, not-overdone aesthetics, cushy compression-molded EVA soles, and simple but fun colors. They’re not our first choice for longer hikes, but they’re perfect for overland camping trips where you’re driving for hours and then and scrambling over rocks.

Hunter Original Tall Wellington Rain Boots (Women's)

$150 $90 from REI 40% off

An instant classic, these rain boots have waterproof, vulcanized rubber uppers that are flexible so you can walk in them comfortably. Buckles at the top of the boot allow you to tighten them down when the weather turns for extra protection and a nylon lining helps wick away foot sweat.

Icebreaker Tech Lite Crewe Camper Lift Shirt (Men's)

$100 $75 from REI 25% off

New Zealand-based Icebreaker has sourced the merino directly from growers since 1997 and in 2000 they were the first outfitter to launch a full line of merino performance wear. The Tech Lite Crewe for men is great for hiking or everyday wear thanks to the properties of wool—wicking, breathable, and odor-resistant.

Mountain Hardwear Plasmic Gloves (Men's)

$60 $42 from REI 30% off

Keep hands happy and dry with these gloves made from a waterproof Gore-tex lining and tech-compatible, nonslip synthetic palms. The brushed tricot lining adds warmth and wicks moisture when your hands get a little warm after hours on the hill.

Nike Challenger 2-in-1 Running Shorts (Men's)

$45 $31 from REI 31% off

Pick up your pace in these all-in-one running and compression shorts. The side vents work to eliminate moisture build up but in case it does, a DryFit lining wicks it away quickly. The small front pocket gives you storage for small items like cash or earphones.

Outdoor Research Retro Crocodile Gaiters

$85 $59 from REI 30% off

Made with a waterproof nylon outer and a Gore-Tex lining, these gaiters feature a fitted design and a front tab, which latches to your boot laces to keep it secure. The retro styling ensures you stand out amoung the crowd.

REI Co-op Roadtripper Medium Print Pod

$20 $8 from REI 60% off

The medium size of this pod will hold up to six liters of small products—like toiletries or cords. The wide zip opening makes it easy to see what you packed and what you didn't and the fun, bright orange print won't get lost in your luggage.

Manduka Yogitoes Yoga Mat Towel

$58 $43 from REI 25% off

Featured in our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide, this yoga towel feels like a soft terry blanket. Don't let the coziness fool you, though. This puppy is all about yoga performance, with silicone dots on the bottom to grip slick studio floors and a convenient lightweight and packable build.

Skhoop Short Down Skirt (Women's)

$159 $111 from REI 30% off

Skhoop, which is female-owned, makes down and synthetic skirts in all lengths, ranging from mini to ankle-length. You can adjust the side zippers to fit the temperature or your stride length, pull the skirt easily over pants and snow boots, and when you’re not wearing it, squash it down to the size of a pair of gloves.

Patagonia Houdini Jacket (Women's)

$99 $69 from REI 30% off

Gear editor Ariella Gintzler loves the Houdini for its versatile, lightweight material. “The papery quality of the Houdini offers superior next-to-skin comfort; you can wear it over a short-sleeve shirt without that clammy shell sensation against your arms,” she writes. It's billed as a trail-running shell, but works just as well for climbing.

Mountain Hardwear PackDown Jacket (Men's)

$200 $140 from Backcountry 30% off

This simple yet versatile midweight jacket has a supremely casual vibe—perfect for running errands around town. The 650-fill down stuffing makes it light and warm, while the cool snap closure adds style points and eliminates the fuss of a zipper.

Marmot Ama Dablam Down Jacket (Women's)

$275 $192 from Backcountry 30% off

Marmot's Ama Dablam is an excellent midweight expedition parka. It has a long cut, full hood, and 800-fill down, all in a sub-three-pound package. And thanks to the hexagonal quilting, it has a slimmer, sleeker cut than many other puffies.

Salomon Sense Ride Trail Shoes (Men's)

$120 $90 from REI 25% off

The Sense Rides are one of our favorite trail runners. The drawcord lacing system makes them easy to slip on, they don't require a break-in period, and, thanks to the thick, cushioned midsole, our feet are always happy after a few miles of trail-chomping.

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Patagonia Stretch Rainshadow Jacket (Women's)

$199 $139 from REI 30% off

The H2No fabric that Patagonia uses for the Rainshadow is fully waterproof and fairly breathable, but cheaper to produce than Gore-Tex which keeps the cost of the jacket low. A helmet-compatible hood with a visor, watertight zippers and a draw-cord at the hem are just a few of the highlights of this full-featured rain shell.

Patagonia Down Sweater (Men's)

$229 $160 from REI 30% off

The Down Sweater delivers ultralight, compressible warmth for your cold-weather fun outside while everyone else is languishing at the gym or huddled by the fireplace. It's stuffed with sustainably sourced 800 fill down and covered in a recycled ripstop nylon shell with a DWR coating.

Sorel Cheyanne II Chelsea Boot (Men's)

$145 $109 from Backcountry 24% off

Once winter sets in, a sturdy, warm pair of winter boots are an essential component to your daily life. We love the Chelsea version of the Cheyanne for it’s easy-to-slip-on fit and durable leather upper and classic rubber lower half. It’s lined with 200-gram synthetic insulation, allowing for work or play in cold conditions.

Sorel Cheyanne II Boot (Men’s)

$155 $116 from Backcountry 25% off

Fully taped waterproof construction keeps your feet dry while 200-gram insulation keeps toes warm and toasty during that early morning drive to the mountain for first tracks. When you take off your uncomfortable plastic ski boots, the Cheyannes, with their removable molded EVA footbeds, will feel like walking on clouds as you slip them on for apres-ski drinks.

OR Transcendent Hooded Down Jacket (Men's)

$225 $157 from Backcountry 30% off

Editor Ben Fox loves the Transcendent for its uber-warm protection from the elements: “When you’re on a chilly belay or ripping off touring skins on an exposed summit and the wind starts gusting, you’ll be thankful for the Transcendent’s lofty, lightweight 650-fill down insulation, wind-resistant fabric, and cozy hood,” Fox says.

Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Reversible Jacket

$350 $245 from Backcountry 30% off

Fend off chills and cold weather in the Ghost Whisperer Reversible jacket. Nikwax treated 800-fill down insulation retains heat while also resisting moisture so the jacket can be worn in light rain and snow and still provide ample protection from the elements.

Mountain Hardwear SummitRocket VestPack 20L Backpack

$120 $72 from Backcountry 40% off

Ideal for speedy missions in the alpine, the SummitRocket can hold between 10 and 25 pounds of gear. The shoulder straps (with four pockets) hug your chest and distribute weight evenly. Ice climbers, give kudos to Mountain Hardwear for throwing in two ice tool holders and mini daisy chains.

Mountain Hardwear Lamina Z Sleeping Bag (Women's)

$229 $136 from Backcountry 40% off

The Lamina’s insulation is selectively zoned to maximize warmth where you need it most while reducing weight and bulk in other areas. The result is a 0-degree bag that insulates more efficiently while saving weight and packing down smaller. This women's model also packs more insulation than men's bags since women have been proven to sleep at colder temperatures than their male counterparts.

Black Diamond Crag T-Shirt (Men's)

$39 $24 from Backcountry 38% off

Built with underarm gussets for more mobility, this shirt moves with you whether you're clinking glasses or reaching for the final hold on a route. Cotton blend construction adds softness and a touch of moisture management so you can focus on having a good time instead of a wardrobe malfunction.

Black Diamond Alpine Start Hooded Jacket (Men’s)

$165 $95 from Backcountry 42% off

This DWR-treated softshell packs down into its own pocket so it can be easily pulled out/stashed when the clouds roll in. Slip it on when the gusts come out to play, and the climbing-specific gussets keep your arms moving freely even as its nylon face blocks the wind. The Schoeller softshell fabric is highly breathable, so you can hike fast and climb hard.

Black Diamond ReVolt Headlamp

$60 $48 from Backcountry 20% off

Our tester loved the ability to seamlessly swap between AAA batteries and the rechargeable ones that come with the ReVolt. And the torch has a max output of 300 lumens, which is nearly bright enough to light up an entire campsite.

Black Diamond Beta Shirt (Women's)

$55 $35 from Backcountry 36% off

Thanks to its T-back, this polyester top allows for free range of movement and breathability. The light and stretchy polyester and elastane blended fabric wicks moisture and dries quickly to keep you looking fresh for the post-send beverages back home.

Marmot Trestles 30 Degree Synthetic Sleeping Bag

$119 $79 from Backcountry 33% off

This bag is a staple for summer surf trips, shoulder season backpacking trips, and overnight forays into the mountains. It's light and compact enough for taking out on the trail, yet still comfy enough for casual car camping adventures, and it comes at a price that won't destroy your summer wandering budget.

Marmot Trestles 15 Degree Synthetic Sleeping Bag

$129 $87 from Backcountry 32% off

This bag's resilient polyester shell will stand up to seasons of abuse, while its synthetic insulation continues to insulate even if you set up on soggy ground. Lofty synthetic insulation combines hollow fibers and denser, solid synthetic fibers to create a balance of warmth, softness, and compressibility for easy packing, whether you're car camping for the weekend or on a longer adventure.

Patagonia A/C Lightweight Top (Women’s)

$65 $33 from Backcountry 49% off

It may be so hot and humid outside that your hair feels like it never left the shower, but at least the Short-Sleeve A/C Lightweight Top helps. With a blend of ultralight organic cotton and breathable hemp crafted into a slightly raised texture, this shirt helps cool you down against the sticky heat outside.

Patagonia Atom 18L Backpack

$79 $51 from Backcountry 35% off

At 18 liters, the Atom is a good choice for an everyday carry pack. The main compartment can fit a few books, a snack, and your keys, while the soft-lined sleeve can fit your laptop.

The North Face Terra 40 Backpack

$149 $112 24% off

We fell in love with the Terra several years ago because it's fully featured at a bargain price. This pack comfortably supports 45-pound loads, thanks to the ultra-comfortable and anatomically correct shoulder harness. While vertical channels promote air circulation during stifling summer trips and sub-tropic excursions.

Patagonia Ascensionist 30 Pack

$149 $104 30% off

The ultralight Ascensionist is made with double-ripstop nylon and features one large sinch compartment for stuffing gear on-the-go. It's just as good for hauling gear up a multi-pitch wall as it is at making a short the local crag.

Helinox Chair One Camp Chair

$100 $60 40% off

Weighing just 1.6 pounds, this chair can hold up to 320 pounds. The secret is a pairing of strong but light aluminum poles and tough 600 denier polyester fabric which creates a package that packs to the size of a Nalgene.

REI Co-op Kingdom 6 Tent

$439 $285 35% off

Our Gear Guy, Joe Jackson, picked the Kingdom 6 as one of the best car-camping tents on the market. It has a six-foot-high ceiling, a divider that creates two rooms (a handy feature if you're camping with a rambunctious dog), and two doors. It's a roomy setup that's great for long weekend outings.

ENO Double Deluxe Hammock

$85 $64 24% off

A full 26 inches wider than ENO's classic DoubleNest hammock, the Double Deluxe offers a mega-comfy setup for those warm-weather excursions. It's built with durable nylon and fits two people with room to spare.

Mountain Hardwear SingleTrack 24 Pack

$110 $77 30% off

The SingleTrack 18 pack is ideal for runners, hikers, and bikers who want to carry gear without slowing down. It’s not big, but it has enough room for the essentials and trades unnecessary features for a few well-placed organizer pockets.

Keen Elsa Sneaker (Women's)

$75 $60 20% off

These classic canvas sneakers go with nearly anything in your closet, from jeans to your favorite summer dress. The shoes are 100 percent vegan and have a nonmarking rubber outsole.

Chaco ZX/3 Sandal (Women's)

$105 $31 70% off

If you have smaller feet (size 5 or 6), this is a great deal on a pair of Chacos. The ZX/3 has the same features of the award-winning Z1's, including a sturdy sole and anti-microbial footbed, in a slightly more stylish, three-strap design.

Vasque Trailbender Running Shoe (Women's)

$130 $65 50% off

One of the top picks of our 2017 Summer Buyer's Guide, the Trailbender is "a thick, cruisey softy, best for meandering epics over hill and dale. Though it offered a somewhat clunky ride overall, we were pleasantly surprised by how well this shoe bombed full-speed down deeply rutted trails—not a fun prospect in most high-stack maximalist shoes."

ENO CamoNest XL Hammock

$95 $47 from REI 50% off

The CamoNest XL is for lovers or those who just want extra space to lounge. Our tester took this one climbing at a local crag and found it light enough to haul up the wall and unobtrusive when hanging off a harness.

Skooba Design Cable Stable DLX

$40 $23 42% off

Big enough to fit a Kindle or other small tablet, there’s also enough room for all your cords, batteries, headphones, and whatever else you’re toting. The interior organization is a mix of elastic straps, mesh pockets, and a large zippered pocket. There’s even enough room for pens and a slim zipper pocket on the outside, too.

United by Blue Bison Sport Jacket (Men’s)

$378 $227 39% off

This fully waterproof jacket is a limited-edition run of only 1,000. According to the brand, it’s made to withstand temperatures between zero and 40 degrees and has a removable hood, a waterproof front zipper, and several stash pockets. Plus, there’s a microfiber cloth stowed in the left chest pocket for easy on-the-go glasses or goggles cleanings.

Coleman Xtreme 5 Wheeled Cooler

$60 $40 33% off

The lightweight Xtreme is Coleman’s most insulated line, rated at five days of cold in temperatures up to 90 degrees. The Xtreme 5 is spacious enough to stow two-liter bottles upright, while the telescoping handle makes it so easy to wheel that even kids can tow it to the beach.

Outdoor Tech Turtle Shell 3.0

$110 $53 51% off

The Turtle Shell can take a beating. It’s waterproof, shockproof, and dustproof, and it floats. The sound is boom-box quality, and there are multiple strap and mounting options, so you can put it on your raft, paddleboard, bike, or cooler.

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Sea to Summit Aeros Premium Pillow

$43 $32 25% off

If you’re still rolling up your midlayer to use as a pillow on the trail, it’s time to upgrade. You’ll barely notice the Premium in your pack (it weighs just 2.8 ounces) but it inflates to five inches thick in just a few breaths.

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GSI Outdoors Pinnacle Dualist Cookset

$65 $45 30% off

This cooking set has everything needed to easily make a meal for two in the backcountry. The kit includes a hard-anodized 1.8-liter pot with a strainer lid, two insulated mugs with lids, two bowls, two telescoping foons, a welded sink, and a stove bag.

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Big Agnes Seedhouse SL2 Tent

$350 $210 40% off

This is a great price on a do-it-all backpacking tent. The Seedhouse works great for three-season use, its steep sidewalls offer plenty of livable space and ample headroom, and it weighs under three pounds, so it can be carried easily on extended trips.

Acorn Mule Rag Slippers (Women’s)

$45 $22 51% off

A good pair of slippers can be a game changer in cold winter months. These ones have a fleece lining to wick moisture and durable sidewalls made of suede. Skid-resistant outsoles mean you can wear them both inside and outside, and don’t worry about keeping them clean: they’re machine washable.

Gregory Jade Pack (Women's)

$200 $150 25% off

The back panel on this space-efficient pack closely mimics the curve of a woman's back, which makes it so comfy that testers forgot they had it on. It's available in five sizes so you can really dial in the fit.

Black Diamond Trekker Gloves

$30 $15 50% off

The Trekkers are a great multi-sport glove that will keep your hands warm on chilly hikes. They're ultra-breathable and grippy, too, making them our go-to option for high-output adventures. Take an extra 20 percent off with code NEWGEAR2019 at checkout.

Best American Duffel Hybrid Bag

$150 $120 20% off

The 69-liter BAD (Best American Duffel) remains one of our favorite gear haulers. Made with 1,000-denier Cordura nylon and two-inch, 6,000-pound break-strength seat-belt webbing, it’s built to withstand a beating.

Big Agnes Air Core Insulated Pad

$90 $72 20% off

The Air Core Insulated sleeping pad offers a 4.1 R-value, with a comfort range down to 15 degrees. Complete with a ripstop nylon outer and stuffed with a thin layer PrimaLoft insulation, it’s a durable multi-season pad for those chilly nights under the stars.

Alps Mountaineering Hydrus Tent

$220 $143 35% off

The Alps Mountaineering Hydrus is simple—with its single-door—and durable—with a taped floor and fly. The two-person, three-season tent weighs just over five pounds, making it best suited to car camping.

Prana Stretch Zion Pant (Men's)

$84 $54 35% off

Nearly every guy in the Outside office has a pair of Stretch Zions. That's because they're supremely comfortable (way superior to jeans) and the DWR-treated nylon-Spandex fabric makes them a solid choice for hiking and climbing.

REI Camp Bundle

$236 $149 36% off

The REI Camp Bundle is a great gift for the entry-level campers in your life. For less than the cost of most full-price sleeping bags, you get a two-person tent, a 2.5-inch thick sleeping pad, and a 30-degree sleeping bag.

Chaco Z/Cloud X Sandals (Women's)

$109 $82 24% off

Our testers have put the Z/Cloud X sandals through their paces and they've come away impressed. l've hiked for miles on end in them, from rocky scrambles in Grand Teton National Park to ruins in the ancient city of Petra, Jordan, and dusty, steep hills along other parts of the Jordan Trail, one wrote.

Kelty TN2 Tent

$250 $151 39% off

We gave the three-season, two-person TN2 our Gear of the Year award in 2016 for its simple and efficient build. "It's just rock solid, dependable, and willing to lend a novice camper a hand," our tester wrote. "The TN2 gives you everything you need and nothing you don't, whether it's your first tent or your tenth."

POC Tectal Bike Helmet

$190 $152 20% off

The mountain bike-specific Tectal features a clean style and unibody construction, which extends coverage over the back of the head and temples. POC also carves 15 vents and a lengthy system of air channels throughout so you won't overheat under your lid when you start working hard on a climb.

Castelli Superleggera (Women's)

$100 $45 55% off

The women's Superleggera may be light, but its waterproof outer and long cut works to keep you dry during unexpectedly wet rides. If you're heating up, you can pack it away into a jersey pocket.