Gear Reviews

The Best Deals at the Backcountry Semi Annual Sale

Now's a good time to grab hiking boots, jackets, adventure luggage, and more.

Mountain Hardwear Exponent Jacket


Don’t let a little precip ruin your hike: Grab this 2.5-layer, full-featured shell for just over $80, a 35 percent markdown. Buy Mountain Hardwear Exponent (the women’s version is also a respectable 30 percent off

Marmot Featherless Component Jacket


The 60 percent savings on one of our favorite puffies, would be good enough, but you also get a solid shell in this package. Buy Marmot Featherless Component Jacket (women’s is 55 percent off

The North Face Rolling Thunder 22″ Carry-On Bag


Small but mighty, this rolling duffer is sized to fit in overhead bins but is rugged enough to protect all your gear when it counts. Grab the nifty ivory print for 40 percent off. Buy The North Face Rolling Thunder 22″ Carry-On Bag

Arc’teryx Atom LT Hooded Insulated Jacket


For warmth without overheating, this classic breathable midlayer will keep you regulated on everything from chilly hikes to spring ski tours. And at up to 30 percent off, it’s a steal. Buy the Arc’teryx Atom LT Hooded Insulated Jacket (women’s is 25 percent off)

Fjällräven Nikka Short


Plenty of men’s shorts have pockets for everything, but women’s models can be harder to come by. The Nikka is a welcome exception, especially with certain colors at 30 percent off. Buy the Fjällräven Nikka Short

Vasque Monolith UltraDry Hiking Boot


These mid-cut hikers will keep your feet happy on the trail, and your wallet even happier with 25 percent savings. Buy the Vasque Monolith UltraDry Hiking Boot (women’s version available as well)

Garmin GPS Map 64s


Crush off-trail navigation and put your mind at ease with this palm-sized GPS from Garmin, which is on sale for 28 percent off. Buy the Garmin GPS Map 64s

Osprey Variant 37L


It may not look like winter now, but you’ll be glad you jumped on this 45 percent-off deal for this ski touring and climbing pack when the snow starts to fall again. Buy the Osprey Variant 37L 

Patagonia Lightweight Synchilla Snap-T Fleece Pullover


This classic Patagonia fleece is a campsite staple, and certain colors are up to 55p percent off. Buy the Patagonia Lightweight Synchilla Snap-T Fleece Pullover (women’s available here)

Big Agnes Scout Plus UL Tent


The Scout has long been a favorite of BACKPACKER’ ultralight faction, and at a 30 percent markdown it might win even more fans. Buy the Big Agnes Scout Plus UL Tent

We love a good deal—and Backcountry‘s Semi Annual Sale, going on right now, is a fount of them. We picked out our favorite buys, from apparel to footwear to luggage that’s ready for an international adventure.