Gear Reviews

4 Discount Camping Gear Picks to Grab at Backcountry's Winter Yard Sale

Upgrade your sleeping bag, tent, or happy hour for less.

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It’s not just spring: It’s clearance season. This is the time of year when retailers offer up last year’s models at a discount, meaning it’s your chance to gear up for less. 

This week, Backcountry is getting in on the action with their Winter Yard Sale, which features discounts of up to 60%, plus an extra 20% off on Marmot, Black Diamond, and other select brands. We sifted through the deals to come up with our 4 favorite picks of the sale, including a weatherproof tent, a do-anything headlamp, and a comfy sleeping bag for the shoulder season.

Marmot Force 3P Tent

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“If you sleep better knowing you’re in a fuss-free fortress, this is the one for you,” we said when we first reviewed the two-person version of the Force. This freestanding tent is nigh-invulnerable in heavy weather; in our test, it stood up to 30-mph winds without any problem. Buy Marmot Force 3P Tent now for $264 (44% off—full discount applied at checkout) 

Sierra Designs Backcountry Bed 700 Sleeping Bag

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If you can’t stand being squeezed into a mummy bag, this bed-style sleeping solution (it features an oversized opening with integrated comforter) is for you. The 700-fill Dridown keeps weight down to a manageable 13.9 ounces for a regular while still insulating down to 35 degrees Fahrenheit. Buy Sierra Designs Backcountry Bed 700 Sleeping Bag starting at $196 (32% off)

Stanley Adventure Steel Shots + Flask

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Sure, you could just pass the flask. But who likes coming home from a trip with their hiking buddy’s cold? Do happy hour the grown-up way with these trail-friendly shot glasses, which won an Editors’ Choice Award in 2016. Buy Stanley Adventure Steel Shots + Flask now for $30 (25% off)

Black Diamond Storm 375 Headlamp

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This reliable workhorse of a headlamp can handle anything up to night skiing. Its 375-lumen max output is enough to scout out obstacles down the trail, while red, green, and blue LEDs are perfect for reading a map without blowing out your night vision. Bonus: waterproof. Buy Black Diamond Storm 375 Headlamp now for $30 (40% off—full discount applied at checkout)