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 November, 2005
Two more great vests from Sierra Trading Post. Weighing less than 14 ounces and making great bottom-of-the-pack core insulation, both Men’s and Women’s down vests from Sierra Designs are 33% off (just $59.95):
- Sierra Designs Down Vest (for Men) – red (L, XL), black (M, L, & XL), and charcoal gray (XL) currently available.
- Sierra Designs Down Vest (for Women) – medium blue & light olive (L, XL), black (M, L, XL), and purple (XL) currently available.
Again a reminder about free shipping on orders of $125 or more at Sierra Trading Post.
Marked all the way down to $49.95, from $120, the Camelbak Ethos pack is both a hydration pack and a daypack. With a 100oz reservoir and 2100 cu. inches of cargo space it will make a great backcountry daypack or even a fastpackers bag with a comfortable mesh backpanel.
I’ll mention again that Sierra Trading Post has free shipping on orders of $125 or more, so one or two more gifts and you can save even more.
Patagonia’s R2 Regulator vest is just $57.85 at Sierra Trading Post.com. That’s 35% off both the Men’s and Women’s vests and a bargain because Patagonia is such great quality and hard to find on sale (ever).
Also, Sierra Trading Post has free shipping on orders of $125 or more, so one or two more gifts and you can save even more.
Anyone getting a new bike as a gift, or on a great year-end clearance? Make sure to get a real pump and not just a compact mini-pump. Even better, stay away from lightweight and high-volume floor pumps with aluminum bodies – they can pull-out of the base and stop pumping if the body gets dented in a trunk. Hint: If the pump body is silver & not painted it’s either aluminum or stainless steel. And, if it’s stainless it should be marked on the tag.
A good quality pump is still easy to find. The Planet Bike SSX Stainless Steel floor pump is 50% off, just $24.99. It’s stainless steel and pumps all the way to 200psi. Even if you never pump a tire to 200psi, a higher top-end pressure usually means stronger and longer-lasting seals.
Regularly $139.99, the Polar S150 heart rate monitor is only $79.99 at PerformanceBike.com. With Polar’s great quality and accuracy, the S150 is a great heart rate monitor for training, plus it adds cycling computer functions like an odometer and current, average, & max. speed.
Steep and Cheap has the DAKINE Bronco GT mitten at 62% off, just $22.50, for Sunday only. That’s an awesome price for just a GoreTex shell, much less a fleece-lined mitten with a Flextough Cordura back and a ruberized Clarino leather palm. While these may not be the warmest mitts you’ll find – they’ll be great for anyone who needs to adjust a binding or who isn’t paying up $70 and staying outside for 10 hours on a full-day lift ticket.
These Bronco GT Mitts went on sale about 20 minutes ago, so red, blue, and grey colors are in-stock in all sizes. Black is already limited to just the XL size.
The top-end The North Face Beeline down sleeping bag is 39% off, and with 900-fill down that wasn’t even available a few years ago it fits into a Nalgene bottle and only weighs 1-pound 3-ounces. Normally $320, the Beeline is just $195.95 and has free shipping from BackcountryOutlet.com.
At Moosejaw.com, now through Nov. 28th, purchase any North Face Jacket over $99 and then do a search for Longitude Beanie, add the Longitude Beanie to your cart and it will automatically be $0. The Longitude Beanie is regularly $15 so if my math is correct, you are saving approximately $15.
And, even though they should just knock 10% off every order, a coupon code isn’t a bad way to get 10% off regular priced items and 5% off sale items for all the camping gear, boots, and winter clothes at Moosejaw.com use coupon code MOOSE (expires 11/30/2005). Oh yeah, and free shipping on $99+ orders.
Several new Eastbay.com coupons for running shoes, trail hiking shoes, and workout gear:
- 20% off gift cards, use coupon code: EWS520HD (expires 11/24/2005)
- $20 off $99+ orders, use coupon code: LKS1TEWS (expires 11/30/2005)
- Free shipping on orders of $75 and up, use coupon code: LKS1F755 (expires 11/21/2005)
Amazon.com has cut the Petzl Tikka Plus headlamp to just $25.24 and it has free shipping included. Regularly $45, the 44% off and free shipping are a deal on one of the lightest and best-made LED headlamps out there. Just 1.6 ounces for 4 LEDs in a vary water-resistant case make for a great headlamp at a bargain price.
- Outdoor Research Hydroseal stuff sacks are a heavy-duty waterproof fabric and have sealed seams for the best protection. OR’s workhorse stuff sacks, they range from 300-1250 cubic inches.
- Outdoor Research HydroLite stuff sacks are water-resistant and very light. They’re great all-purpose bags and good replacement stuff sacks for down bags (down can mold if it gets damp and then sealed in a waterproof stuff sack) and come in 750-1700 cubic inch sizes.
- Outdoor Research HydroLite ditty bags are ultralight, water-resistant, organizer bags in sizes of 85-225 cubic inches.
The Airboard Classic sled is an inflatable sled with TPU runners. On the slopes it’s half bodyboard and half wakeboard. It’s also almost as fast as anything I’ve ever ridden downhill before and you can stand up and pull some pretty wicked tricks. …no, I didn’t get to try it in a pipe or terrain park yet – but drop me an email or some pictures if you get a chance.
That reminds me of the fastest thing I ever did ride downhill:
There wasn’t always a lot to do in the winters when we were kids, so my brother and I always found interesting ways to stay both busy and injured.
Sledding was the activity of choice the winter after my friends and I got our driver’s licenses. We were using our cars as “power-assist” to get up a lot of speed before we even hit the downhill (kind of like tow-in surfing, except that hitting trees and curbs was common) and we took turns riding in a truck bed-liner behind someone’s car on the way to swim practices at 5am. Still, it wasn’t enough.
What we really wanted was a toboggan, since they were supposed to be a lot faster than the plastic sleds and bed-liners that we normally used. Since toboggans were expensive (and we probably would have broken one in half anyway), my brother and I decided to improvise. I had already scavenged some old rental skis from a trash pile at the local ice-and-fake-snow ski and boarding hill. They were pretty gouged up, so we weren’t shy about adding some steel struts and bolting several skis to the underside of a narrow plank of plywood – instant “skiboggan”.
The first run of the skiboggan was a blast. Not only was it fast, but it tracked straight in powder and sticky, packed snow alike. At about 8 feet long we could stack 5 guys on it and have enough speed to crush through the smaller kicker ramps we built for our plastic sleds.
Our second run of the skiboggan saw a few modifications. We added small wooden ridges to keep us from falling off the side, and we filed off the ski edges to stop them from slicing-and-dicing gloves and boots. With the ski edges gone and the slope iced up from the previous day’s fun we managed to build a long, gradual ramp that wouldn’t get shattered by sheer speed and weight. …with six guys loaded the skiboggan built up a ton of speed – and started to drift sideways. We hit the ramp broadside, lost two guys off the back of the sled, and started spinning in the air. One concussion, a broken hand (my hand), and a sprained ankle later – the skiboggan was retired for the winter.
We watched a friend’s dog while she was out of town this weekend, the dog was a Great Dane, and we went through a lot of treats and a couple toys were tugged apart. Here are some great deals on pet stuff:
- PETCO.com has 15% off Orders of $50 or more
- PetSmart.com has 20% off $75 and up Orders
- 50% off both Animal Planet’s fuzzy chew toy and monster-size pull toy (pictured at side) at Sierra Trading Post
Choose your discount at Overstock.com this month:
- Just $1 shipping on any order from Overstock.com (expires 11/30/2005)
- 10% Off all Overstock.com purchases (expires 11/30/2005)