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Save up to 60% on top gear and apparel during the Backcountry Labor Day Sale.

The Labor Day Sale jumpstarts now and runs through September 6 (aka Labor Day). That’s 11 days to stock up on fall and winter gear. That said, some of these items won’t be around that long.

We found some great deals on highly rated (and favorite-tested) gear. We put those at the top, but there are plenty more deals on Backcountry, too.

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Labor Day Deals: Save Up to 60%

Granite Gear Crown 2 Limited Edition 60L Backpack: $150 (25% Off)

Granite Gear Crown 2 Limited Edition 60L Backpack

Here’s a limited edition variant of the Crown 2, which we rated Best Ultralight Backpack and reviewed in depth. In other words, we like this backpack a lot, especially for its adaptability.

It weighs in at a reported 2 pounds 5 ounces and can ditch a frame sheet and removable lid for shorter hikes to get down to 1 pound 11 ounces. The hip belt in particular lets you dial the fit, either on a day hike or a thru-hike when body shapes tend to change. Our tester found the 60L capacity can comfortably haul 35 pounds.

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Outdoor Research Men’s Hemispheres Jacket & Bib Pant: From $240 (Up to 60% Off)

Outdoor Research Hemisphere

The Hemispheres kit was a flagship for Outdoor Research just a few years ago. We reviewed it and praised it for “its great range of motion in a waterproof-breathable shell.” Add that to the mix of the breathable GORE-TEX C-Knit three-layer shell and GORE-TEX two-layer panels with Stretch Technology.

Pack it for powdery downhill days or unzip the big side vents and ramp up the skin track.

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Oboz Sypes Low Leather B-DRY Hiking Shoe — Women’s: From $116 (Up to 20% Off)

Oboz Sypes Low Leather B-DRY Hiking Shoe Womens

This waterproof hiker is on sale in time for fall hikes. The hybrid build of leather and mesh protects the foot while allowing it to breathe and flex. Meanwhile, the brand’s B-DRY membrane keeps out water when the trail conditions are sloppy or require a stream crossing.

Oboz uses a midsole with rebound and protection in mind, while the foam footbed is meant to take the shape of your foot over time.

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La Sportiva TX Guide Approach Shoe — Men’s: $120 (25% Off)

La Sportiva TX Guide Approach Shoe

Positioned as “a lightweight approach shoe ideal for climbers who hike every day,” Backcountry puts it between the X4 boots and the lighter TX3 shoes. A design update gave the TX Guide an all-new upper made with Ultra-Weave jacquard for breathability and durability.

The sole is a mix of Vibram’s Megagrip and Idrogrip rubber. And then there’s the brand’s “Impact Brake System” for assisting on sketchy downhills.

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Katadyn Pocket Water Microfilter: $277 (25% Off)

Katadyn Pocket Water Microfilter

A portable water filter to taking while hiking and camping, the Pocket’s silver-impregnated ceramic filter will remove germs and microbes from freshwater collected from neighboring streams and rivers.

The filter should last up to 50,000 L. And since you probably can’t keep track of that in your head, it has a gauge to tell you when it’s ready to swap out. There’s a bottle clip included for more easily attaching the filter to your favorite bottle.

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Big Agnes Cabin Creek Double Sleeping Bag — 15F Synthetic: $218 (25% Off)

Big Agnes Cabin Creek 15 degree bag synthetic

Double the fun in this winter camping bag that’s built for two. This bag’s sleeping pad sleeve can adapt to work with one or two pads underneath.

Inside, there’s a drawcord and “Pillow Barn” to keep the fit tight and heads warm. It has a 15-degree rating from its synthetic insulation.

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Marmot Limelight Tent: 3-Person 3-Season: $242 (25% Off)


Sized with a roomier footprint than other three-person tents, the three-season Limelight includes a waterproof fly and floor, a no-see-um mesh canopy, and a large vestibule for keeping gear outside the tent dry.

It comes with color-coded clips and poles for an easy setup. There’s one large D-shaped door to make access less of a squeeze.

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Marmot Sawtooth Sleeping Bag — 15F Down: From $193 (25% Off)

15 degree marmot sawtooth bag

A 650-fill down mummy sleeping bag, rated down to 15 degrees, that’s light and packable enough to take on backpacking trips. The bag still makes nods toward comfort, though, like an anatomical foot and stretch-tricot baffles maximize the loft, which will translate to car camping.

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Mad Rock Mad Pad Crash Pad: $142 (25% Off)

Mad Rock Mad Pad Crash PadThe Mad Pad Crash Pad has 5 inches of closed-cell foam. When you’re not solving a problem, you can convert it into a big lounge chair, sort of like the old futon you (used to?) sleep on.

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Concorde Express Quickdraw Set — 6-Pack: $53 (25% Off)

Mad Rock Concorde Express Quickdraw 6 pack

The aluminum wire gate carabiners and Dyneema dog bones are made for smooth clipping draws with a weight of 3 ounces each. They are strength rated at 26KN along the major axis and individually tested and CE and UIAA certified.

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Marmot Chelsea Down Coat — Women’s: $285 (25% Off)

marmot chelsea coat

We’ve included this coat in dozens of sales, and it remains a popular pick for putting harsh-weather performance in a city-style trench coat. The knee-length cut provides more coverage while the 2L MemBrain and taped seams protect from all sorts of wet stuff.

Inside, the Chelsea’s 700-fill down insulation should keep you warm and cozy while hanging outside.

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Marmot Minimalist Jacket — Men’s: $142 (25% Off)

Blue Marmot Minimalist Jacket

The Marmot Minimalist Jacket is a dependable rain jacket and, as the name suggests, packable and lightweight. It uses a GORE-TEX laminate to withstand heavy rains and comes with an adjustable hood and a bonded flap over the front zipper.

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Don’t Wait

Now is a great time to save on new gear or replacement gear for those fall backpacking trips, when the conditions are a little cooler and the crowds have thinned out.

Check out the rest of the sale for fall and winter outerwear, or even some summer staples to stash until next year.

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