Online Shopping: 3 Discounted Gear Websites
I am an online shopping addict as I am sure a lot of us in this day and age are. For me, nothing beats convenience. (Nothing that is except discounted gears, sales, etc.) On a teacher salary it is impossible to afford the gear I want and still very difficult to afford the gear I actually need. (Yes, at almost 29 I am still trying to learn the difference between a "want" and a "need".) These websites minimize some of the hurt I put on my bank account and maximize the amount of gear I have in my closet.
1. The Clymb
This website has just about everything you need from premium outdoor brands with discounts up to 70% off. From yoga, to climbing, to skiing, to camping and everything is DISCOUNTED. I just purchased a Wilder and Sons beanie, originally selling for $25, snagged mine for $12.99. Also just purchased a 2L Nathan Race Vest, originally $85.00, I bought mine for $34.98. I do not give a damn about anything being "last season" especially at discounted prices.
If you want to join, feel free to follow my link, once you sign up you get $10 off your first purchase of $50! Not a bad deal.
Much like The Clymb, 6PM offers discounts that are out of this world. However, this site is primarily dedicated to fashion rather than geared to the great outdoors. That being said, I have found some more "fashionable" gear on this site and at a great price. While 6PM features brands like Coach and Prada, the webiste also includes gear from the likes of The North Face, CamelBak, Keen and Prana. I snagged a pair of last season's Oakley Latch sunglasses for $75, when they retail for $150.
I had never heard of this little slice of heaven until moving to Colorado, and man has it been a savior. I recently just scored some Colombia boarding/skiing outerwear there for 50% of retail value. This store even has goodies for the pets. (Chili, my "boxer mix" chews through just about every toy he has been given, save the KONG, so discount dog toys are my go to.) While gear options are more limited than The CLYMB, Sierra Trading Post does offer options for snow sports, biking, climbing, camping, hiking, hunting, fishing and paddling in addition to clothing and home goods. And... if you would rather shop in store STP has physical storefronts as well. Feel free to bring doggo, they are dog friendly too!