5 Very Good Camping Deals We’re Eyeing at Backcountry’s Labor Day Sale
Now is one of the best times of the year to save on camping essentials
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We scour the web every day for the best deals on outdoor gear, and we found a lot of worthy steals at Backcountry’s Labor Day Sale, which lasts now through September 7. Here are the five best deals on camping essentials that we think are worth your money.
Big Agnes Daisy Mae 15 Sleeping Bag (Women’s) ($217; 25 Percent Off)
The Daisy Mae 15 sleeping bag was a favorite in our 2019 Summer Buyer’s Guide test. “Consider this (and the men’s Anvil Horn 15) a full sleep system, with a polyester-taffeta lining that’s so soft it feels like silk, and an attached sleeve that holds a rectangular pad in place,” one tester wrote. It’s currently 25 percent off.
Marmot Tungsten 4-Person 3-Season Tent ($274; 25 Percent Off)
Tester Ryan Stuart called the Tungsten 4 the best backpacking tent for families. “When you’re camping with your partner and a kid, or two, and maybe the dog, you could bring two tents. But I think piling into one tent is better,” he wrote. “Half the reason I camp with the family is to enjoy time together. And with the Tungsten 4, you won’t be sleeping on top of each other when the bonding stops. At 8.8 pounds it’s going to feel heavy if you carry it all, but it’s one of the lightest tents available for its square footage, at just over two pounds per-person.” It’s currently 25 percent off. Here’s a look inside:
Exped MegaMat Duo 10 Sleeping Pad ($262; 25 Percent Off)
The Mega Mat Duo 10 is the most comfortable mattress we’ve used for car camping, hands down. It’s a 10-centimeter-thick air pad with memory foam insulation. It’s pricey, but it’s the closest we’ve come to feeling like we were in our bed at home while camping. “Unlike air beds, this mattress’s air chamber is surrounded by memory foam—an arrangement that makes it more comfortable to sleep on than the Tempurpedic mattress I use on my bed at home,” wrote Outside columnist Wes Siler. It’s currently 25 percent off.
Jetboil MicroMo Stove ($109; 25 Percent Off)
Outside’s Gear Guy, Joe Jackson, reviewed the MicroMo back in 2016—and five years later, we still rely on it as a solid backcountry option for heating up water quickly. “The MicroMo boils water just as fast and simmers just as smoothly as Jetboil’s 32-ounce MiniMo, but in a svelter 27-ounce package,” he wrote. “Expect to have water for two cups of coffee ready in about two minutes. It’ll also cook a freeze-dried meal in no time.” It’s currently 25 percent off.
Nemo Disco 15 Sleeping Bag ($225; 25 Percent Off)
In our 2017 Summer Buyer’s Guide, we picked the Disco 15 as the best sleeping bag for “side sleepers who like to sprawl.” The bag widens at the shoulders and knees, so you have plenty of room while on your side. We also like the two zippered chest vents that keep you from overheating on warmer nights. “On a 55-degree night, our testers opened the gills and left the bag’s full zip open for maximum venting,” we wrote. It’s currently 25 percent off.