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5 Backpacking Gear Deals You Can Grab for 50% Off Today

Get a trekking pole, a versatile backpack, a high-end ski boot, and more at a steep discount.

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With March around the corner, we’re thinking of longer days, warmer weather, and more opportunities to get out. If you’re going through your gear closet to get ready for spring, check out these five hand-picked deals: From an insulated jacket to an overnight pack to one of our favorite ski boots, this gear is ready to go.

Salomon Sense Ride 2


Going light doesn’t have to mean putting up with discomfort. The Sense Ride balances weight and comfort, with a moderately-cushioned sole and a wide-but-not-too-wide toe box, while a middle-of-the-road 8-millimeter drop will keep the majority of runners’ feet happy. Buy Salomon Women’s Sense Ride 2 now for $60 (50% off) / Buy Salomon Men’s Sense Ride 2 now for $60 (50% off)

Arc’teryx Procline Carbon Support Alpine Touring Ski Boots


How’s this for a deal: Originally $1,000, these Editors’ Choice-winning ski boots are on sale right now for less than $300. Our testers praised the unparalleled flex (75 degrees forward and back, 35 degrees side to side), which minimized foot fatigue and let them climb as well as they skied. Buy Arc’teryx Procline Carbon Support Alpine Touring Ski Boots now for $298 (70% off)

Gregory Paragon 38 / Maven 35


“I don’t baby packs,” one tester said after trying a larger version of the Paragon “After trips in the Rockies and Colombia, the Paragon looks like it will handle many more seasons.” This smaller version is just the right size for ultralight overnights. Buy Gregory Paragon 38 Backpack now for $80 (50% off) / Buy Gregory Maven 35 now for $80 (50% off)

Komperdell Carbon C4 Trailstick VARIO Trekking Pole


This folding trekking pole is light, at 8.8 ounces each, and folds up to just 36 cm. A foam grip reduces hand fatigue on long hikes. Buy Komperdell Carbon C4 Trailstick VARIO Trekking Pole now for $125 (50% off)

REI Co-op Revelcloud II Jacket


This is a perfect jacket for quickly-changing spring weather: It’s less than a pound and stuffs into its own pocket, meaning you’ll never have to debate whether to bring a puffy again. DWR-treated recycled nylon shrugs off spring showers, too. Buy REI Co-op Men’s Revelcloud II Jacket now for $50 (66% off)Buy REI Co-op Women’s Revelcloud II Jacket now for $50 (66% off)