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February Member Gear Discount

This month's exclusive discount is brought to you by Swiftwick.

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15% off New Year Sale
$7.02 / month*

  • A $500 value with everything in the Print + Digital Plan plus 25+ benefits including:
  • Member-only content from every title in the Outside network like Outside, SKI, Climbing, and more
  • Annual gear guides for backpacking, camping, skiing , climbing, and more
  • Gaia GPS Premium with hundreds of maps and global trail recommendations, a $39.99 value
  • Premium access to Outside TV and 1,000+ hours of exclusive shows
  • Exclusive discounts on gear, travel, and race-entry fees
  • Annual subscription to Outside magazine
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Print + Digital
50% Off New Year Sale
$2.00 / month*

  • Annual subscription to Backpacker magazine
  • Access to all member-exclusive content and gear reviews on Backpacker.com
  • Ad-free access to Backpacker.com
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*Outside memberships are billed annually. Print subscriptions available to U.S. residents only. You may cancel your membership at anytime, but no refunds will be issued for payments already made. Upon cancellation, you will have access to your membership through the end of your paid year. More Details


Socks Inspired by Adventure 

Mountainsmith has been an innovator in the backpacking industry since before it was cool. Ever since their beginning in 1979, the company has designed high quality long lasting packs in their home town of Golden, Colorado. With the mindset of creating seriously durable gear that could withstand the rigor of Rocky Mountain pursuits, the founding principles of the brand brought our industry some of the first fully rigid backcountry ski sleds, hiking lumbar packs, k9 packs, and high quality mountaineering gear. As a company, Mountainsmith continues its commitment to building the best made, most durable and functional packs on the market; unmatched by anyone for their comfort, stability, value and performance in the backcountry. This tradition of legendary quality continues with a full line of outdoor products for today’s active lifestyle consumer. Learn more about Mountainsmith at https://mountainsmith.com/


Swiftwick believes in the pursuit of greatness and that life is a journey we strive to enjoy every step of the way. They believe in giving back and partnering with organizations that share their mission to empower others to chase adventure, one step at a time. To learn more about Swiftwick, visit https://swiftwick.com/.

Use code ‘EVT20Backpacker’ for 20% off all products, excluding clearance, closeout and e-gift cards. Valid for one use per customer.


Enjoy your journey. All PURSUIT Hike socks feature two hero fibers; soft natural Merino Wool is blended with the superior moisture-wicking capabilities of Swiftwick’s signature Olefin fiber to bring you the driest hiking sock in its class. Featuring a variety of cushion levels and cuff heights customized for your next adventure, these socks will keep you warm in the winter, cool in the summer and provide maximum dryness from day hikes to multi-day expeditions. Stay comfortable and blister-free for as long as your journey lasts.



Your adventure companion. PURSUIT is constructed with soft Merino Wool that doesn’t scratch or cause itching. It naturally moves moisture away from your feet, while regulating temperature, so you stay warm in the winter, cool in the summer, and dry all year long. The soft medium cushion absorbs impact without adding any bulk inside your shoes. Pair these socks with your favorite outdoor activities like trail running or mountain biking for comfortable year-round wear.


Check out all of Swiftwick’s performance socks for hiking, running, cycling, fitness, golf, snowsports and a variety of other activities here.


To claim offer, enter code ‘EVT20Backpacker’ at checkout. Offer expires on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 11:59 PM PST.