Let's be honest here: Quality outdoor gear can be costly. But, of course, you don't want to skimp on equipment you need to keep you safe, warm and dry when you're exploring the great outdoors. So, you resign yourself to paying big bucks. Well, good news: Backcountry is holding a massive Presidents' Day sale on a slew of must-have merch. "Because many of us have time off over three-day weekends, retailers see an increase in foot and click traffic and offer sales to secure some of that market share," shopping expert Trae Bodge, tells Yahoo Life.
Today, you'll score markdowns of up to 60% on a wide range of items, including gear from Patagonia, the North Face, Columbia and more. These amazing sale prices won't last, and the best items won't stay in stock for long. Our advice — snatch 'em up while you can.
Upgrade your puffer with this insulated jacket. It features mapped insulation to keep you warm all over, along with a snug fit. A brushed chin guard protects you from the elements without irritating your skin.
Get three jackets for the price of one: A DryVent waterproof outer layer, a puffy inner jacket and down-like insulation for extra warmth. An adjustable hood helps keep you warm and protected. Choose from three cool shades.
This backpack sports cool features, including water-resistant fabric, a chest buckle and a fleece sunglasses pocket to protect your shades. It's big enough to hold a 13-inch laptop and comes in several on-sale patterns.
Hit the trails this spring with these rugged hiking boots by Columbia. The Omni-Grip rubber sole prevents you from slipping and sliding on all types of terrains, while the waterproof membrane will keep your feet dry.
This Patagonia fleece is perfect for milder weather, or to layer under a heavier coat. Elastic binding at cuffs and hem help seal in warmth, while the snap chest pocket is just right for holding your keys and credit card.
This tent sleeps six and can offer shelter for up to three seasons of the year (you might want to go with something heftier if you're planning a winter camp-out). It features waterproof construction to keep you dry, along with mesh wall panels for good air flow.
This cool Patagonia fleece offers contrasting pops of color to create a statement jacket. It's surprisingly windproof (perfect for long afternoons outside) and features zip pockets to keep your stuff secure.
Block out the elements in this shell jacket. It features waterproof Gore-Tex Pro fabric, along with ripstop reinforced shoulders to ward off tears. The outsized hood is helmet-compatible to help you stay as warm and protected as possible on the slopes.
Prefer your fleece jackets to be a little longer? This option hits below the waist for added warmth, while the plush fabric wicks away moisture and traps heat in one go. Choose from three pretty colors.
This Columbia jacket features special technology to keep you warm without adding bulk. Weather-resistant fabric helps keep snow and wind away, while an adjustable hem and elastic cuffs allow you to block out drafts.
Just because you're alfresco doesn't mean you can't chill in style. This camping chair swings and reclines and has water-resistant mesh fabric, along with a cup holder and zippered pocket to hold your must-haves.
This jacket is made for cold weather. It features water-resistant fabric and an Omni-Heat reflective liner to keep in your body heat without looking bulky. There's even a soft fleece collar for added comfort and warmth.
Around 30,000 soldiers from Vladimir Putin’s Wagner Group “private army” and regular Russian units have been killed or wounded in the battle for the eastern town of Bakhmut, says a top British military expert. Ian Stubbs, senior military adviser at the UK Delegation to the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), stressed that the “staggering casualties” had been the cost of the Wagner mercenaries advancing just 25km (15.5 miles) in nine months. Latest reports suggested that Wagner soldiers were still inching their way forward in fierce fighting towards the centre of Bakhmut in the eastern Donetsk province.
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