HikerDeals' Best-of-the-Best Outdoor Gear Deals:
- Sierra Trading Post: Extra 15% Off Fishing, hunting & Work Gear
- Moosejaw: 10% off with coupon code MOOSE, extra 10% off sale items with code SUPERSALE
- Sierra Trading Post: Extra 10% Off Boots, Shoes, Gear, and Workout Apparel + January Coupon 10% Off $100+ Orders
HikerDeals Bargain, Deal, and Sale Archive for July, 2005
SierraTradingPost.com is offering an extra 20% off all Web Exclusive items. Just click through via the link and the discount will be applied automatically (expires 8/7/2005).
Overstock.com is offering 10% off and $1 shipping. Just click the link and the discount will be applied automatically at checkout (expires Mon, 8/1/2005).
PerformanceBike.com has a huge end-of-season sale and a bike rack and shipping sale this weekend. The items are already on sale, just enter shipping code: 1011017 at checkout for 99¢ shipping on $79+ orders (expires 7/31/2005).
PETsMART has a choose your own special offer sale: $10 off a $60+ order – coupon code: JULYTENLS or Free Shipping on a $60+ order- coupon code: JULYSHIPLS. Click the links and enter the “better” coupon code at checkout.
The Mountainsmith Cypher Sleeping Bag is normally $399.95, but it’s on sale now for just $219.95 and has Free Shipping at BackcountryOutlet.com. This is a great single-bag, with a 0-degree rating, lightweight 2 lb. 10 oz. weight, full draft tube, and dual neck-collars it will make a great winter bag. Plus, the 750+ fill-power down it will ventilate well for all but the hottest summer camping.
An End-of-Tour deal: enter coupon code 6001600 for 20% Off All Orders Over $100 at PerformanceBike.com (expires 7/24/2005, same day the Tour de France ends).
Just click the link and the 10% off discount will be applied at checkout: 10% off Sale at Sierra Trading Post
Nobody enjoys it, but getting one day’s clothes wet while hiking in the rain doesn’t spell the end of a trip. On the other hand, getting a whole pack full of clothes can spell the end of a trip. Pack flys (aka raincovers) are an expensive accessory after dropping $200+ on a big pack, but they’re well worth the investment. The fitted shape around the shoulder straps makes it more comfortable and easier to manage than a tarp or trashbag while hiking during a downpour. Right now: this Osprey raincover packfly is less than $25 (31% off) and eligible for free shipping at Altrec.
If you have to use a trashbag: Buy the heavy duty lawn and garden-type bags. They really hold up to sticks and brush better. Then, take at least one whole bag and one fitted bag on the trail. The whole bag is used to cover the pack completely at night and the fitted bag is used during the day while hiking. Make a fitted trashbag by cutting a U-shaped hole just big enough to let the hipbelt and pack straps out (from the open edge, about 2-3 inches narrower than the straps and 2 inches shorter than distance from pack bottom to where the straps connect). Line the edge of the U-shaped cutout with duct tape to keep it from tearing while it’s being used.
Mountaineering? Save your pack and the expensive gear in it with an external crampon pocket. Getting the crampons outside of the pack not only keeps them from puching holes in gear, but also keeps the ice from melting into clothes. An external pocket with a zipper also guarantees you won’t downclimb and dig around in the snow to find crampons that fell out of those “gear flaps” that many packs have now.
Something like this Osprey crampon pouch will work great. With multiple attachment points it will attach to almost all packs, not just the Osprey brand. It’s on sale at Altrec.com for 21% off, plus if you’ve purchased from Altrec before there is an extra 10% off and you can get free shipping for signing up for their email newsletter.
It’s been hard to share pictures with my family, since none of us live in the same state anymore and not everyone has gone digital yet. I finally managed to convince my Mom to send her film to Shutterfly.com, because they scan the developed film and put the pictures online to share with the rest of the family.
Now it’s time to get her a digital camera so she can email or upload to Shutterfly instantly. Of course, it’s taken a while to find a camera with both a simple interface and both good zoom and picture quality. I finally tested Kodak’s CX-series of cameras, and found they had good quality and a simple menu system. They’ve been hard to find a deal or sale on, until now:
Computer Geeks has the Kodak CX7310 on sale for just $69.99. With a Kodak lens and 5x zoom Mom will be able to get the shot she wants. Plus, the 3.2 megapixel The camera has a software and slight lens upgrade from the CX7300, click for review dpreview.com.
Eastbay has a huge stock of running and casual shoes, workout clothing, and other sports gear. These coupons make getting all that gear a whole lot cheaper, just enter the coupon codes at checkout:
- $10 Off $75+ purchase, coupon LKS1UL75 (expires 7/30/2005)
- Free Shipping with $99+ purchase, coupon LKS1PP99 (expires 7/30/2005)
- 20% Off $99+ purchase, coupon LKS19Y7M (expires 8/1/2005)
- 15% Off Any Purchase, coupon LKS1J9C7 (expires 8/1/2005)
A reminder about a great coupon: Sierra Trading Post has $20 off a $150+ order. Just click the link and the coupon is applied automatically at checkout (expires 8/4/2005).
Stack the coupon on top of the sale to get really good deals on Nike, Adidas, and more running shoes. Right now over 100 models of running shoes are on sale at Eastbay.com. Then remember to enter coupon code EM01J775 during checkout for an extra 10% off a $75 order (expires 7/31/2005). Coupon is also good on non-sale items like clothes, workout/yoga gear, and other shoes.
Parts, upgrades and nutritionals – Supergo has marked down almost half the products in the web store while the Tour de France is on. Plus they offer free shipping on bikes and, it turns out, anything else in an order if you buy a bike. (sales end 7/25/2005).