Department of Goods

In a near-Orwellian tone, the news came today that “The Department of Goods is Live; Full Price is Dead.” As reported by, after six months of “poking, prodding, tweaking, testing, and gear loading,” the discount gear megastore was launched this week. (The store is an evolution of the now-defunct, which sold “last year’s gear at insanely low prices,” as per the site’s description). Now, dear gear junkies, the promise of top-notch gear at dirt bag prices awaits. See for yourself at

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Stephen Regenold is Founder and Editor-In-Chief of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for nearly two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of four small kids, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.