Saturday, August 28, 2010

It's not over, 'til its over.

The kids may be back at school, but we're still enjoying some summer camping. Mother Nature's cooperating too with some beautiful days here in Waterbury Vermont. Tonight we're camped out in our Big Agnes Lynx Pass 4 again, sleeping on the Rolls Royce of camping pads...the Nemo Cosmo Air and Pillowtop Sleep System. But enough about us.

If you're reading this blog you probably know this is where we tip off friends and fans on upcoming sales, deals and clearance pricing. Within 10 days we'll be starting our bi-annual Osprey backpack sale. As for myself, I just picked up an Osprey Stratos 36 for myself; it's big enough to haul the family's gear on a day hike and just big enough for me to escape for a night in the woods on my own. Check back here after Labor Day for a list of backpacks featured in our sale. Look for prices that are 20% of MSRP on most bags!

Of course, I'm always fussing over having the right boots for the occasion. If you're like me you might want to head on over to our men's and women's boot clearance to see if you can score yourself a great deal!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Big Agnes & GoLite Sleeping Bag SALE!

As nights in the outdoors start to get a little colder, quality sleeping bags come to mind. That’s why we’re having a SLEEPING BAG SALE that includes several award winning bags! To start we’ve put three great 40 degree summer bags on sale:

All three bags offer lightweight coverage at a lightweight price of up to 20% off!

If you’re looking for an environmentally friendly sleeping bag we’ve got two bags that are as green as any bag gets:

If what you need is a warmer, colder weather bag for fall or winter we’ve got what are the roomiest and arguably the comfiest men’s and women’s sleeping bags:

· The Big Agnes Lost Ranger 15 degree down sleeping bag and

· The Big Agnes Roxy Ann 15 degree down sleeping bag

Both of these bags won recognition from Backpacker Magazine’s gear testers last fall when they were awarded Editor’s Choice honors.

Finally for those of you who you like sleeping out when it’s really cold - or you just need to be prepared for anything - we highly recommend you check out the Big Agnes Farwell 0 degree sleeping bag with Climashield HL insulation. But if you are holding out for the ultimate then the GoLite Adrenaline 0 degree 4 season is the bag for you. Built to excel on winter ski tours and in frigid camping conditions, the Adrenaline is GoLite's most efficient 4-Season mummy bag. This goose down bag features a center front zip, making it ideal for back and side sleepers. And because its a GoLite, you can feel good about saving the environment while sleeping in it.

Friday, August 13, 2010


What a great time to be shopping for outdoor gear! There so many bargains on hiking and backpacking gear...and there are still plenty of warm, long days to use them in the backcountry. With all the great deals on backpacks, tents, and hiking boots we created a Summer 2010 Clearance page for them. Find a great deal of up to 50% off everything from trekking poles to glacier glasses.

If you're looking to upgrade your old hiking or backpacking boots we've created a Men's Backpacking Boot Clearance page and a Women's Backpacking Boot Clearance page. Here you'll find some great buys on Lowa,Vasque, and Zamberlan boots. Please note that we have only one of each of these boots in the specified size and once they are gone...well you know...they're gone.

Last but not least we're running a 20% off Sale on select Big Agnes tents, sleeping bags, and pads for the next week. (If you know what you're looking for and want to see an overview of all of the Big Agnes offerings in a category and which is on sale, you can navigate straight to the BA Sleeping Bag Page, the BA Sleeping Pad page, or the BA Tent page).

Need some ideas? Cozy up with your partner in the Big Agnes King Solomon double sleeping bag or Big Agnes Cabin Creek double sleeping bag. But first get your kids settled into their Big Agnes Porcupine Junior Down bag for a long nature's rest - with creature comforts like this they'll beg to go hiking camping with you for years to come! Don't forget to get a Big Agnes Sleeping Pad so you get the full integrated pad effect. It's Big Agnes' claim to fame - never roll off your pad again! (note you can still get the effect with other pads, too). Check back here again for more sale features, or just visit us at and browse to your heart's content!

Set up your whole family with new gear for a fall adventure - or now that your mind is fresh from your latest hiking or camping trip - get some great deals now for an early start next summer. Either way now is a GREAT time to shop