Gear Reviews

5 Early Labor Day Deals to Get You Ready for Fall Hiking

It may not feel like it, but autumn is just around the corner.

It feels too early to be thinking about fall: Across most of the US, temperatures are still balmy and the days are still long. But with September around the corner, it’s high time to start planning for the next season. We picked five of our favorite deals you can get right now, from a reliable approach shoe to a classic canister stove to a burly tent that will stand tall in even rough fall weather.

Scarpa Zen Pro Shoe—$135 (25% off)


For hikes that turn vertical and scrambly, these approach shoes are built for confidence. With a flat section around the toe (perfect for edging) and a sock-like, running-shoe fit, you’ll be able to make moves without worrying about slippage. Buy the Men’s Scarpa Zen Pro Shoe now / Buy the Women’s Scarpa Zen Pro Shoe now

Marmot Limelight Tent 2-Person—$189 (30% off)


Foul weather is no match for this sturdy, freestanding tent, which shrugs off wind and rain without a second thought. Color-coded clips on the aluminum poles make setup a snap, even in challenging conditions. Buy the Marmot Limelight Tent 2-Person Now

Mystery Ranch Glacier Backpack—$263 (25% off)


“If you have dreams of carrying 50 pounds in comfort, this 71-liter behemoth is your pack,” our testers said. With four stays two more than most packs in this category) even big loads stay stable, and the toplid detaches and turns into a 10-liter daypack for summit missions. Buy the Men’s Mystery Ranch Glacier Backpack now / Buy the Women’s Mystery Ranch Glacier Backpack now

MSR PocketRocket 2 Stove—$34 (25% off)


It’s a classic for a reason. This simple canister stove is lightweight and reliable, and the pot supports on this redesigned version pack up even better than the original (small enough to fit into an MSR Titan Mug). Buy the MSR PocketRocket 2 Stove now

Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork Trekking Pole—$135 (25% off)


“The magazine you hold in your hands weighs more than twice as much as one of these airy poles,” we wrote when we first reviewed these sticks in our gear guide. The problem: Carbon isn’t cheap. But at 25% off, these three-section sticks are a little easier to afford. Buy the Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork Trekking Pole now