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Gear Up for Winter With Backcountry’s 20% Off Coupon

Twice a year, Backcountry offers 20 percent off a single full-price item. You can save on Patagonia, Marmot, MSR, Hydro Flask, and other top outdoor brands.

This is a great opportunity to buy that bigger-ticket piece of gear you’ve had your eye on before winter really gets going. Think ski accessories, winter boots, jackets, mountaineering gear, and more.

But it’s not just winter stuff on sale. You can choose from year-round gear favorites, too. Use promo code TAKE20WINTER to save 20 percent on your favorite all-season gear at Backcountry.

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Backcountry Winter Sale: 20% Off

How it works: The 20 percent off applies at checkout. Just add the item to your cart and use code TAKE20WINTER to see the best price. Most items are eligible for the discount, though there are a few exlcusions.

Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer 2 Hooded Down Jacket — Men’s & Women’s: $325 $260

Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Jackets

The most coveted ultralight puffy on the planet? You decide. It’s mindblowing how small this 800-fill goose down and 100-percent-recycled nylon ripstop jacket can pack in its own pocket.

The Ghost Whisperer can go most places, but we recommend it for cool-season backpacking and multipitch climbing, where you can count on the jacket’s tiny profile, big warmth-to-weight ratio, and emergency water resistance.

Outdoor Research Alti Mitten — Men’s & Women’s: $199 $159

Outdoor Research Alti Mitten

Are you the cold-hands guy who can’t wield his ice tools? The shredder who can’t leave home without her disposable heat packs? Then get this mitten. Outdoor Research knows how to make extreme accessories, and the Alti is the brand’s warmest model on the market.

Outside it’s waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX and a leather palm combo; inside’s coated with toasty synthetic insulation; and in between there’s just enough room to keep circulation between digits.

Patagonia Performance Better Sweater Fleece Jacket — Men’s: $149 $120

Patagonia Performance Better Sweater Fleece Jacket

Who doesn’t know Patagonia’s iconic Better Sweater? This performance version steps it up a notch with active elements so you can take your favorite full-zip on more adventures.

The multitasker combines sweater-knit face fleece to keep you warm with Polartec Power Stretch panels for mobility, plus flat seaming to reduce any chance of chafe. Then you’ve got your headphones chest pocket, two more zippered spaces for snacks or love handles, and a soft-trimmed high collar to keep wind at bay.

 KEEN Slater II Waterproof Boot: $170 $135

KEEN Slater II Waterproof Boot

These boots look rad! The Slater II boots seem solid for everyday winter wear. The leather makes them waterproof, comfortable, and stylish. Plus, a thin layer of insulation in the boots offers some extra warmth during the colder months.

Hydro Flask 40oz Wide Mouth Water Bottle: $43 $34

Hydro Flask 40oz Wide Mouth Water Bottle

Yep, this is the big daddy: 40 ounces of hot chocolate anyone — or five friends? Hydro Flask’s updated insulated wide-mouth bottle keeps beverages super toasty for up to 6 hours or icy, if that’s how your like it, for up to 24 hours.

So consider this your year-round hydration companion for adventures off or on the grid. You’ll dig the hookability of Hydro Flask’s new flexible loop on the colossal cap, too.

See the Hydro Flask 40oz Wide Mouth Bottle

Marmot Limelight 3-Person Tent: $299 $240

Marmot Limelight 3-Person Tent

This three-person tent is so simple it only requires one of three brains to build. Just follow the color-coded clips and poles for a step-by-step setup. After that, take a break in the shelter’s “liveable” construction. Read: roomy enough for sound slumbering, rainy-day card games, and sprawled stargazing through the mesh canopy.

If you do want to get out, that’s easy too. A big, D-shaped door makes bathroom break a breeze.

Smartwool Merino 250 Baselayer Pattern Crew — Women’s & Men’s: $110 $88

Smartwool Merino 250 Baselayer Pattern Crew

Smartwool is still a longtime customer favorite for what’s underneath. This soft yet sturdy slim-fit merino wool base layer crew is a super-versatile, midweight layering piece. Use it as your next-to-skin skiing layer, for alpine ascents, or by itself on winter mornings spent shoveling snow. It’s darn handy.

And our favorite feature? Wool is naturally antimicrobial, so you’ll stink less while you’re getting after it — and you won’t need to wash this one after every use.

Backcountry Cottonwoods GORE-TEX Bib Pant — Men’s & Women’s: $350 $280

Backcountry Cottonwoods GORE-TEX Bib Pant

These badass bibs by Backcountry’s signature brand are built to bust winter’s most wicked snow conditions. Bring on the blizzards: These GORE-TEX high-cut overalls will keep you dry whether the weather’s dropping in sheets of sleet or you’re dropping into waist-deep backcountry pow.

An integrated belt keeps the waistline roomy, but not droopy, and there are lots of low-profile pockets to stash critical ski and snowboard accessories. Check out how these bibs work with the Cottonwoods Jacket, below.

Backcountry Cottonwoods GORE-TEX Jacket — Men’s & Women’s: $400 $320

Backcountry Cottonwoods GORE-TEX Jacket

Sure, the $400 price point on this breathable, durable, and surprisingly packable three-layer jacket is hefty. But that’s why you’ve got your coupon! All the details are included in Backcountry’s Cottonwoods GORE-TEX Jacket.

The bombproof shell includes the same top-level GORE-TEX waterproofing as the bibs by the same name, plus important send-it features like articulated sleeves for good movement; glove-compatible cuffs; well-placed pockets; and a sleek, modern cut that still allows space to customize your layering.

MSR WindBurner Stove System: $150 $130

MSR WindBurner Stove System

Most outdoor cooks pray to the gods to stop one thing: the wind. It’s tough to cook efficiently, thoroughly, or at all when gale forces kill your flame. The MSR Windburner tries to solve that conundrum by wrapping its efficient Reactor stove in a windproof sleeve.

That should save you fuel and the headache of trying to boil water in up to 12mph winds, according to MSR. The compact twist-lock system comprises a sturdy little stand, fuel canister (sold separately), stove, and insulated pot with a top and a handle.

See the MSR WindBurner Stove System

La Sportiva Nepal Cube GTX Moutaineering Boots — Men’s & Women’s : $599 $480

La Sportiva Nepal Cube GTX Mountaineering Boot

The Nepal Cube is a lightweight, technical single boot made for mixed alpine climbs. The GORE-TEX insulation should keep your feet dry and warm on any trip. The leather material adds to comfort as you break them in and continue putting on the miles.

And yes, they are crampon-compatible. Mountaineering gear is built to perform and is often very expensive. Now is a great time to save 20 percent.

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Marmot Sonora Jacket — Women’s: $130 $104

Marmot Sonora Jacket

Yes, please, wrap me up like a furry little teddy bear. This modern box-cut coat with “sherpa face” fleece and lots of pockets works well for casual adventures — and making instant snuggle buddies. A full-snapping front provides easy on, easy off.

And a high-neck cowl is super cozy and convenient for keeping the cold out. This everyday fave comes in Terracotta (above), Steel Onyx, and Turtledove.

Gregory Optic 48L Backpack: $190 $152

Gregory Optic 48L Backpack

Gregory has been overhauling its pack line with greater precision each year. And that means the Optic weekender is no slouch. This crafty backpack is a balanced beast thanks to the brand’s ergonomic, load-distributing hipbelt and AeroSpan suspension system, which vents and stabilizes your back over an internal aluminum frame.

And it’s got just enough additional loops and pockets to stash your stuff and get out there.

See the Gregory Optic 48L Backpack


This article is sponsored by Backcountry. View the entire 20-percent-off sale to shop the full selection.


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