We don’t highlight every sale from every retailer, but we were surprised by how many great deals we found at Backcountry’s Semiannual Sale. Happily, nature’s seasons don’t always coincide with the sales calendar, so there are still weeks of sunny weather left to take out your brand-new hiking shoes or slackline. Backcountry will be offering up to a 50 percent discount through August 22. Scroll on for our favorite picks.
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Patagonia Nano Puff Insulated Jacket for $139 ($60 off): Patagonia’s recycled, packable, slim-fitting midlayers will be one of the most versatile and useful jackets that you own.
Patagonia Lightweight Mini Hip Pack for $20 ($9 off): I use this bag as a purse and running belt every day. It’s big enough for my wallet, phone, and car keys, lightweight, and can be packed down into its own internal pocket.
Danner Mountain 600 Hiking Boots for $135 ($65 off): These hiking boots are comfortable and light enough to keep your feet warm and dry through an entire Pacific Northwestern winter.
Roka Phantom Alloy Sunglasses for $80 ($120 off): If you’ve ever wanted lightweight, durable, technical performance sunglasses that don’t make you look like a crazy dodo from space, Roka has made these aviators for you.
Injinji Run Lightweight Crew Socks for $10 ($6 off): These Injinji toe socks are WIRED senior correspondent Peter Rubin’s favorite running socks to avoid blisters on any run longer than ten miles.
Patagonia Fleetwith Romper for $83 ($36 off): I have worn this romper every other day since I bought it, to hike, skateboard, walk dogs, and bike with my children. It’s made from the same light, water-resistant, recycled fabric that Patagonia’s running shorts. Also, ketchup wipes right off.
House of Marley Buffalo Bluetooth Headphones for $90 ($60 off): WIRED reviews editor Jeffrey Van Camp has been impressed with the House of Marley headphones he’s tried.
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