18 Best Backpacking Deals during the Moosejaw Rewards Member Sale
This is a sponsored post brought to you by Moosejaw.com. The 2023 Moosejaw Rewards Member Sale runs from December 7th to December 11th.
While the Black Friday and Cyber Week madness are now behind us, that doesn’t mean that there isn’t still time to score great deals on the outdoor gear that you or your loved ones need to get back outside this winter or next season. In fact, the good folks at Moosejaw are keeping the good times rolling with their Rewards Member Sale.
From December 7th through December 11th, Rewards Members can take 25% off one full-priced itema in addition to 25% off select items that are already on sale. And if you’re not already a member, then enrolling is free. Get your piece of the action by signing up and using discount code SLEIGH at checkout.
That discount applies to dozens of brands, including NEMO, Darn Tough, Brooks, Outdoor Research, Mountain Hardwear, Gregory, Altra, Black Diamond, Merrell, Keen, and Big Agnes.
Here are a few of our favorite deals on backpacking and hiking gear from the sale.
Best Backpacking Gear Deals from the Moosejaw Rewards Member Sale
NEMO Tensor Insulated Sleeping Pad | 30% off
Sale $140 (Reg. $200)
- Weight: 15 ounces
- R-value: 4.2
A three-season inflatable sleeping pad that weighs less than one pound? Yes please. It hardly weighs more than a spartan foam pad, yet it’s at least twice as warm and comfortable. What’s not to love? Seriously, NEMO makes some truly innovative gear, and the Tensor is one of the best sleeping pads on the market today.
- Weight: 14 ounces
- Insulation: 800 fill-power down
Cotopaxi is known as a socially conscious brand that makes high-quality gear with no-rules styling. The Fuego fits that description. It’s a toasty warm down jacket that looks good no matter where you are, and is one of our favorites for strutting our stuff in town. It is also made with some of the most socially and environmentally available materials and construction. That means something.
- Material: 100% merino wool
Base layers always have their uses, no matter the season. Merino wool is a great choice because of its great next-to-skin feel, ability to retain warmth even when wet, and, best yet, because it is extremely odor-resistant. Even if you’re certain that you don’t have BO, your hiking partners will thank you when you skip laundry day yet again, “because you don’t need it.”
Darn Tough Men’s Hiker Micro Crew Cushion Sock | 32% off
Sale $17 (Reg. $25)
- Materials: 61% Merino Wool / 36% Nylon / 3% Lycra Spandex
Darn Tough socks are not only extremely durable and amazingly comfortable, but they are also backed by the best warranty in the universe. This Vermont brand stands behind its work, which is one of the reasons that their socks are the most popular on our wonderful long trails. The Hiker Micro Crew offers the perfect coverage and cushion whether you wear boots or trail runners. We’ve been through a lot of these socks, though not as many as you might think, and we keep coming back.
- Weight: 15.4 ounces
- Insulation: 800+ fill-power goose down
Outdoor Research makes high-quality gear for a wide range of mountain activities. As hikers, we value low weight above most other things, which is where the Helium excels. Just as the popular rain jacket of the same name focuses on cutting out everything but the essentials, this jacket is super warm for the weight and will be a reliable companion no matter the adventure.
- Weight: 4.3 ounces
- Material: Active Mesh Teijin Octa (polyester)
If you’re not sure that your layering system is going to cut it, the obvious solution is to add a featherweight layer like the AirMesh. This thing is honestly a miracle garment — it’s way too warm for how much it weighs and how small it packs down. As warm as a bulkier fleece, yet more breathable, this is one of our favorite lightweight midlayers for all seasons. And if you want a little extra warmth for your dome, the AirMesh is also available as a hoody (women’s | men’s).
- Stack height: 27 mm
- Drop: 0 mm
If you prefer to have one pair of shoes that does it all, then the Outroad is the Altra for you. Designed to be at home on pavement and trails, this runner provides a comfy ride and confident grip on most non-technical terrain. When things get mucky, you might want a true trail shoe, but the Outroad won’t have any issues with well-maintained trails, and maybe even a scramble or two.
Black Diamond Revolt 350 Headlamp | 34% off
Sale $43 (Reg. $65)
- Weight: 3.2 ounces
- Battery: Rechargeable 1800 mAh lithium or standard AAA
We’ve been waiting a while for Black Diamond to join the rechargeable headlamp game, and the Revolt finally answers the call. Not only is it stressful to not know how much juice those disposable batteries have left in the tank, but carrying spares is just another thing to lug around. Now it’s possible to get that great BD performance with the confidence of a fresh charge every evening.
- Stack height: 29/21 mm
- Drop: 8 mm
Does anybody remember a time when Brooks Cascadias weren’t a popular shoe for thru-hiking? Alright, alright, “Back In My Day” Guy, they haven’t been around forever, but the 16th iteration of this perennial favorite is a rockin’ trail runner for those who like the fit of a traditional shoe and time-proven comfort and durability.
- Material: Bluesign-approved polyester
- Sun protection: UPF 15-20
Sun hoodies have taken the thru-hiking world by storm, and here at The Trek, we’re all in on this versatile layer. They’re great for sunny days, obviously, but the arm and head covering is also cozy after the sun sets or if it never came out at all. The Echo Hoodie is one of our favorites for its breezy feel and incredibly low weight. If you’d prefer to hike shirtless, but have been burned by sunburn before, then this layer is the next best thing.
Gregory Women’s Deva 60L Pack | 28% off
Sale $216 (Reg. $300)
- Weight: 73 ounces
- Capacity: 50 pounds
Going ultralight isn’t for everyone, and for those of you who want to haul a big load, the Deva is ready to keep you comfortable. With weights that will deform the frame of lighter backpacks, this well-engineered beast is just getting started. The unique frame fits the contours of your lumbar spine, and ample padding in the shoulder harness and hip belt ensures that you never feel the bottom.
Gregory Men’s Baltoro 75L Pack | 25% off
Sale $247 (Reg. $330)
- Weight: 79 ounces
- Capacity: 55 pounds
Like the women’s Deva above, the Baltoro is built to haul. If you build a 75-liter backpack, then it better have the structure to hold all that stuff comfortably, and Gregory nails it with this backpack. In fact, they’ve been refining this pack for years, and the result is a backpack that you never need to worry about. Sure, this thing weighs more than an ultralighter’s big 3, but it doesn’t exist in that world. If you need the Baltoro, then you’ll be happy to have it.
Komperdell Summit Carbon Compact Trekking Poles | 50% off
Sale $100 (Reg. $200)
- Weight: 17 ounces (pair)
- Length: 90-120 cm
Komperdell makes some of the most rugged trekking poles around, which makes them the perfect people to produce a carbon fiber pole. Not all carbon is created equal, and these sticks aren’t made with the cheap stuff. While there are lighter poles out there, they likely won’t last as long, a difference which is usually reflected in the price. But not now — during this sale, these poles are an enticing 50% off. Just be aware that they might not extend long enough to pitch some trekking pole shelters.
Merrell Women’s Moab 3 Shoe | 35% off
Sale $72 (Reg. $110)
- Weight: 26 ounces
- Outsole: Vibram
If you haven’t switched, or refuse to switch, to trail runners then the Merrell Moabs are a great lightweight boot that have proven year after year to handle the rigors of trail. With more foot protection and durability than lightweight runners, it’s not unheard of for Moabs to go 1,000+ miles per pair. Yet for a boot, they are remarkably lightweight and strike a winning balance between comfort, durability, and price. Considering their longevity, these boots are a deal. Or are they shoes? That’s for you to decide.
- Stack height: 27/23 mm
- Drop: 4 mm
In complete contrast to the recognition that Brooks Cascadias enjoy among the thru-hiking community, the Saucony Peregrine is an often overlooked option even though they’ve been around for almost as long. If you’re not into wide toe boxes, but still want a rugged shoe with minimal heel-toe drop, it’s worth considering this sleek option. Every foot is different, and the Saucony special sauce might be what you need to make those puppies sing.
Sea to Summit Ultra Sil Dry Sacks | 25% off
Sale $15 (Reg. $28)
- Capacity: 4-13 liters
- Weight: 1.1 ounces
Stuff sacks are great for keeping your pack organized. They’re even better if they also keep that stuff dry without adding a bunch of weight or bulk. These ultralight stuff sacks from Sea to Summit check all of the boxes, with a durable yet lightweight rolltop construction. They come in a few different sizes to fit every need, and bright colors keep them easy to find and identify.
- Upper: Leather and mesh
- Drop: 4 mm
Sometimes trail runners just won’t cut it and the best tool for the job is a true boot. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t be comfortable too. The original Targhee made a name for itself by combining the protection of a boot with the comfort of a shoe, and the Targhee III stays true to that ethos. For messy conditions or a more supportive ride, this boot delivers.
Smartwool Classic Thermal Merino Base Layer 1/4 Zip (Women’s | Men’s) | 36% off
Sale $74 (Reg. $120)
- Material: 100% merino wool
Here’s another merino wool base layer for you, because we love them so much. This one utilizes a quarter-zipper, which helps to regulate temperature during high-output activities. While it’s comfortable enough to be worn next to the skin, it is also ready to do duty as an outer layer on those cool winter hikes.
Haven’t seen anything that lights your fire? These are just our favorite sale items, but there are literally thousands of others currently available at steep discounts during the Moosejaw Rewards Member Sale.
From December 7th through December 11th prices on sale items at Moosejaw are already super low, and Rewards Members can save even more. Take 25% off one full-priced item and an additional 25% off select sale items with discount code SLEIGH at checkout. And if you’re not already a member, remember that enrolling is a free way to save even more money on the gear you need.
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