Memorial Day Deals Not to Miss
5 ways to upgrade your gear closet on the cheap
Memorial Day weekend is often considered the unofficial start to summer. It's also when many retailers go nuts with deals. As it turns out, a rainy Monday off might just be the opportunity you need to take stock of what gear you've got that couple use an upgrade. To help, we found a few particularly sweet deals. These are them.
La Sportiva Oxygym Climbing Shoe, 40% OFF
Whether you’re a regular at the local gym or looking to get into the hottest sport around this spring, the retro-styled Oxygym Climbing Shoe ($59) from famed Italian outfitter La Sportiva is a solid bet. The shape is less aggressive than some, so your feet won’t be in pain when waiting for your turn on the wall, while the soft sole is the grippiest rubber the brand offers. At 40% off these discontinued shoes—avail in men’s and women’s—are a steal. (see tons more discounted La Sportiva gear here)
Snow Peak Titanium French Press, 25% OFF
We love coffee and we love minimalist Japanese industrial design and so, it’s a no brainer that we love this Titanium French Press ($42) from Snow Peak. It’s as simple as it gets, and when you’re done with coffee, use the body as a lightweight vessel for boiling water for your bag breakfast too.
Black Diamond Speed Zip 33 Backpack, 25% OFF
Designed for technical climbing and mountaineering objectives, yet sized just right for backpacking too, the mid-sized Speed Zip 33 Backpack ($119) is functional, well-designed with all your gear needs in mind, and attractive too. Get the tech specs here. (more Black Diamond deals here)
Mountain Hardwear Bozeman Torch Sleeping Bag 0 Degree Synthetic, 20% OFF
Down is great for compression and saving weight, but when it gets wet it it’s insulation capabilities are severely compromised. Duh. The Bozeman Torch Sleeping Bag ($111) is insulated with synthetic material that retains heat even when wet, so you’re free to adventure throughout the questionable spring season. Plus the stuff sack is lined with microfleece—stuff it with some extra layers and you’ve got a dang nice pillow.
Mountain Hardwear Hylo 3-Person 3-Season Tent, 25% OFF
This lightweight, freestanding design is the ideal backpacking tent for couples looking for a bit of extra room for gear or a four-legged friend. Designed with welded corners, interior mesh storage pockets, and integrated rainfly construction, the Hylo 3 Tent ($262) is the perfect balance of space and functionality without the excess weight. (not the right tent for you? check these MH deals)