Now is the best it’s time to buy some winter gear. The season may be coming to an end, but the savings are substantial. When I had to buy all my mountaineering gear as a budding mountaineer years ago, it was during the end of winter sales. Plan a few months in advance and you could save a lot of money.
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Technical equipment offers
- REI Flash 18 Pack for $ 20 ($ 20 off): Taking a big inflated bag on a day hike is unnecessary pain. For a quick “to go out” bag, the Flash 18 is one of our favorites because it’s light and inexpensive, but has enough room for a rain jacket, lunch, sunscreen and water. .
- Garmin Forerunner 735XT Run-Bundle for $ 240 ($ 160 off): WIRED writer Adrienne So, who tests fitness trackers among other things, says that’s a lot. It includes an HRM-Run chest strap that measures your heart rate. The Forerunner 735XL has GPS, is water resistant to 50 meters, and pairs with your Android or iOS smartphone.
- Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork hiking poles for $ 135 ($ 45 off): I hit and abused Black Diamond carbon fiber hiking poles on nasty rocks and they held up well. Cork grips are plush and handle sweaty palms well. I’m not sure I want to go back to handles without cork. Trekking poles are useful for stability and relieve some of the strain on your legs and knees.
- Toaks Titanium Foldable Spork for $ 6 ($ 3 off): If the hike had a symbol, it would be the titanium spatula. Toaks is a solid manufacturer of titanium cookware. This folder weighs only 0.6 ounces and folds nicely and small into your bag.
- REI Co-Op Multi Towel Mini for $ 4 ($ 5 off): You should have a pack of towels when you hike. Condensation and mist builds up on the fabric of your backpack as the weather changes. To keep it from getting into your fabric and weighing you down, it helps to have a small towel handy to wipe it down periodically.
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