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6 Outdoor Deals to Help You Get Ready for Summer

Grab apparel, tents, and one famous firepit on sale right now for up to 55% off.

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The seasons are changing, and you know what that means: It’s high time to snag deals on all kinds of backpacking and camping gear. With retailers including REI, Backcountry, and more looking to clear out space for summer equipment, now’s a great time to start thinking about what you’ll need for warm-weather adventures. Kickstart your shopping with these six BACKPACKER-approved picks.

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BioLite FirePit

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If you’ve been watching BACKPACKER’s nightly campfire streams, you’ll recognize this high-tech firepit. Now, you can upgrade your own backyard fire for a steal. A set of 51 built-in air jets keeps the flames going (control them from your phone via Bluetooth), while the built in 10,400-mAh battery can charge an iPhone 11 nearly 3 times. Buy BioLite FirePit Now for $188 (25% Off)

Marmot PreCip Eco Jacket

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This affordable, versatile rain jacket doesn’t skimp on the features. A hood rolls into the neck to stay out of your way when not needed, while underarm zips vent heat efficiently on the trail. At $100, it’s a good deal; at less than $50, it’s a no-brainer. Buy Marmot Women’s PreCip Eco Jacket Now starting at $50 (50% off) / Buy Marmot Men’s PreCip Eco Jacket Now starting at $65 (35% off) 

Kelty Discovery 2-Person Camp Bundle

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If you know someone who’s just breaking into camping, this simple set will fast-track them into spending more time outside. With a four-person dome tent and two rectangular sleeping bags and pads, it’s meant more for car-camping trips than forays into the backcountry, but for summer trips, it’s a quick, easy, and affordable solution for under $200. Buy Kelty Discovery 2-Person Camp Bundle Now for $187 (25% off)

Backcountry Pentapitch Hooded Pullover

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This stretchy, UV-blocking top quickly became the layer we never took off. We used it as sun protection while bouldering, as a comfy, next-to-skin layer on spring ski trips, and on more after-work hikes than we can count. We especially appreciated the fixed hood, which warded off sunburns effectively. Buy Backcountry Pentapitch Hooded Pullover Now for $63 (30% off)

Marmot Limelight Tent: 3-Person

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Our larger testers (and those with dogs) appreciated this spacious, 3-person shelter, which left them with enough extra room to stow gear out of the elements without ending up on top of each other. The seam-taped construction kept out even the harshest weather. Buy Marmot Limelight Tent Now for $225 (25% off)

Garmin inReach Mini 2-Way Satellite Communicator

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Despite our best attempts at planning, things still go wrong sometimes. When we wanted to get ahold of friends or loved ones from the backcountry, we reached for this two-way satellite communicator. With 90 hours of battery life on a charge, we never had to worry about being out of pocket. Buy Garmin inReach Mini 2-Way Satellite Communicator Now for $300 (14% off)