Best Deals from the Backcountry Labor Day Sale
This is a sponsored post brought to you by Backcountry.com. The Backcountry Labor Day Sale runs 8/27 – 9/6.
Labor Day weekend is fast approaching, and with it comes the promise of cooler weather, fewer bugs, and glorious fall colors. Backcountry.com is celebrating the holiday with their annual Labor Day Sale, featuring sweet discounts of up to 60% off (!!) on everything from backpacks to sleeping bags. That means that now is the perfect time to gear up for your autumn hiking adventures.
We’ve combed through the sale to highlight our favorite deals on backpacking gear.
25% off Osprey Exos 48L Backpack
Reg. $200 | Sale $150
Weight: 42 oz
Carrying capacity: 35 lb
This ultra-breathable pack has been a fan favorite among thru-hikers for many years, and it’s easy to see why. It’s reasonably lightweight and comfortable with plenty of storage and carrying capacity for most hikers’ needs.
30% off Arc’Teryx Atom SL Anorak Jacket
Reg. $209 | Sale $146
Weight: 8.7 oz (men’s medium)
Fill: Synthetic Coreloft insulation
Synthetic Coreloft insulation makes this a perfect, lightweight midlayer for camp and activewear alike. The pullover design minimizes zipper weight and maximizes warmth, while stretchy fleece side panels improve range of motion and breathability.
20% off Oboz Sawtooth II Mid-B Dry Hiking Boot
Reg. $155 | Sale $124
Weight: 17.3 oz
For hikers who need a little more support than trail runners can offer, Oboz Sawtooth hiking boots are a great option. They’re stable, grippy, durable, and come with Oboz’s famously comfy insoles (so no need to shell out an extra $50 for aftermarket inserts).
25% off Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork Trekking Poles
Reg. $180 | Sale $135
Weight: 17 oz
Materials: Carbon fiber shaft, cork grip
Trekking poles can improve your balance, save your joints, and even provide the framework for an ultralight tarp tent. This ultralight option from Black Diamond features ultralight, premium materials for superior performance and comfort.
25% off MSR PocketRocket 2 Stove
Reg. $45 | Sale $34
The quintessential ultralight canister stove. You can also get 25% off on the MSR PocketRocket Mini Stove Kit, which comes with the stove, an aluminum pot (lid doubles as a strainer), plastic nesting cup, and a pot grabber.
25% off Marmot Sawtooth 15F Down Sleeping Bag
Reg. $300 | Sale $193
Weight: 40 oz
Fill: 650-fill duck down
This down mummy is cozy, lightweight, packable, and perfect for three-season conditions.
25% off Granite Gear Crown 2 Limited Edition 60L Backpack
Reg. $200 | $150
Weight: 37 oz
The Crown2 weighs 37 ounces off the shelf, but since the brain and internal frame are removable, you can get it down to 27 ounces if you want. This is a straightforward, durable pack with plenty of storage and customization options—including a highly adjustable “Re-Fit” hip belt.
25% off Smartwool Light Hike Crew Sock
Reg. $20 | Sale $15
Materials: 56% merino wool, 11% nylon, 31% recycled nylon, 2% spandex
The OG merino wool hiking sock, now with more recycled materials.
Weight: 30 oz
Fill: 650-fill Nikwax hydrophobic down
Plushy, hydrophobic down provides long-lasting loft and warmth in this cozy mummy bag. Pad retainers on the underside of the bag will keep you from sliding off your sleeping mat during the night.
20% off Biolite 330 Headlamp
Reg. $60 | Sale $48
Max light output: 330 lumens
Biolite headlamp moves the battery pack around to the back of the headlamp for a clean aesthetic and a lower profile light on your forehead. Lockable so you won’t accidentally turn it on in your backpack during the day and drain the battery, plus multiple light settings including red and strobe.
25% off Smartwool Merino 250 Women’s Base Layer Crew
Reg. $100 | Sale $75
Materials: 100% merino wool
Merino wool is deliciously soft, warm, and breathable. It makes a perfect baselayer for use when hiking and in camp due to its fantastic warmth and moisture management properties.
25% off MSR Hubba Hubba NX 2-Person Tent
Reg. $450 | Sale $338
Weight: 62 oz
Floro space: 29 sq ft
The Hubba Hubba tent may not be the lightest on the market, but it’s incredibly reliable. Exceptional comfort, durability, and stormworthiness make this classic tent popular among weekend warriors and thru-hikers alike.
Gear up this week at the Backcountry Labor Day Sale. Don’t see anything you like among our top picks? Fear not—this sale is massive, so just head on over to Backcountry.com for even more sweet deals.
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