Looks like REI is having their biggest sale of the year, the Anniversary Sale. Did a 30 second scan and it looks like they’ve got a ton of
shit gear on sale. Quite a few drysuits (which you never see discounted much, if at all) at 20% off, a ton of kayaks, a shit ton of splitboards (some 40% off!) and the rest of the stuff you’d expect. Worth checking out if you’re in the market for some new stuff.
Best sleeping pad I’ve ever owned and on sale
Always thought this would be a fun’en
Just saw that evo has a bunch of splitboards on sale. Looks like 20-30% on most.
Go for broke vs. being broke aka paying full price is like hitting the knuckle and blowing up, nobody wants to do it.
Received an email from Utah this morn’ mentioning their Semi-Annual Sale. Took a quick look….the ‘backcountry snowboarding‘ stuff is all poles and snowshoes, not a splitboard in sight, but in the avy safety there are some things that the really awesome/handsome/beautiful/sculpted/well above average income/Mensa status readers of this blog may find interesting.
The Black Diamond Deploy and Transfer lines of shovels are on sale
They’ve got a few ABS packs on sale
And a bunch of other miscellaneous doohickeys and whatnots.
REI Winter Sale started the other day. Didn’t really look through it as I typically find their sales equal to be about equal to other retailers regular prices, but if there’s something you’re on the fence about their return policy is always there when you need it.
Only things that caught my eye on quick scan was the Voile V-Tail splitboard and the BCA Tracker 2 beacon.
Just saw that evo is taking an extra 20% off their outlet snow stuff with code ‘weatherreport’. Also noticed they’ve got a couple Jones Solutions and Hovercrafts listed there, with code brings them down below $400. They are blems, but I’m pretty sure every board Jones has manufactured has been a blem…. Regardless, not a bad deal for a brand spankin’ new skiboard.
I was admittedly critical of First Ascent when it first came on the scene a few years back. However, after a few years in the market, touching/feeling the product, being razzed on the blog and via emails, as well as knowing a few people that use their gear at levels far greater than most will I will say it looks like they’ve proven me wrong and are putting out quality gear and have staying power (and bonus points for having tall sizing).
That being said, saw that they are blowing out a bunch of their gear at prices that put it below most of the shred co’s attempt at similar pieces that are typically closer to disposable fashion than function. This is the time of the year to stock up on winter gear you need at 50%+ off in *gasp* last year’s colors, so if the First Ascent stuff isn’t what you’re looking for likely what you DO need is on sale somewhere. A sampling of the First Ascent gear on sale is below, but click here to see the entire sale.
Microtherm Down Shirt – about 1/2 lb, 800 fill power down, stretch panels in the shoulders
Downlight Sweater – under 1 lb., 800 fill
Mountain Guide Pants – Schoeller fabric soft shell pant
REI Summer Sale and Clearance starts today. The best days of summer are still ahead so gear up and get out there.
Received the REI Anniversary Sale preview catalog this AM. It’s the usual REI sale – 30% off a good selection of stuff across departments plus a 20% off full price member coupon. Noticed they are also doing an extra 33% off the Outlet price of Marmot and Mountain Hardwear stuff. As most of it is already 25-30% off that’s a pretty solid discount. Worth checking if you’re in the market for some gear.
Saw that The Clymb had Hestra gloves for sale today. High quality gloves that are insanely popular with the splitboarders that never convert to board mode crowd, and something you don’t see on the cheap very often. Looks like they’ve got a nice mix of Hestra gloves for sale, from the vertical cut freerides to my personal faves the 3-finger heli mitt, and all around 50% off. Worth adding to the gear closet at the prices they’ve got ‘em at if you’re looking.
The split biathlete's hand warmer of choice
Odd to see Homeschool up on The Clymb, but I guess after a year like this one was in most of the country it’s no surprise that manufacturers have excess inventory they are looking to dump. Looks like they’ve got all four jackets they make in every colorway, plus two styles of pant. Worth checking out if you’re looking for some good stuff (ran by some good peeps worth supporting) for next season.
Naked Raygun shell
Oh yeah, I visited those guys a few months back. You can check out the post here