The Best Deals for Backpackers at Backcountry’s Memorial Day Sale

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Backcountry’s annual Memorial Day Sale starts today, May 15, and runs until May 25. Shoppers can save up to 50% off across the entire site, including big-ticket apparel and backpacking items from Arc’teryx, Black DiamondMarmot, and more. There are tents, sleeping bags, packs, apparel, and more… all on mega sale. Find the rest of the deals here, and backpacking-specific gear on sale here. Plus, grab 20% off one full-priced item from Backcountry’s favorite new arrivals.

Note: Patagonia items like the Nano Puff, Down Sweater, and Capilene Long Sleeve, will be on sale starting 5/21. Shop those items here.

Arc’Teryx Cerium Hooded Jacket
On sale for $265.30 (save 30%)

This sleek, 9-ounce jacket has a combination of high-loft, 850-fill goose down for warmth-to-weight ratio while packing areas prone to dampness with synthetic insulation to help maintain insulating properties.

Bear Vault BV 500
On sale for $57.71 (save 25%)

The Bear Vault bear canisters come in two popular sizes: 450 and 500. The 500 might take up more room in your pack, but you’re pretty much guaranteed to not run out of space when packing for a long distance between resupplies.

MSR Hubba Hubba NX
On sale for $337.46 (save 25%)

This semi-freestanding tent is sturdy, durable, and has a roomy interior floor space of 29 square feet. A wide head and foot area means you can move around without bumping into tent walls.

Granite Gear Crown2 60
Certain colors on sale for $187.95 (save 30%)

A stalwart among the long-distance community, the Crown2 60 is the most recent iteration in the Granite Gear Crown series. This pack can comfortably carry up to 35 pounds, and weighs just over two pounds empty.

Osprey Atmos 65
On sale for $201.95 (save 25%)

Hike the distance in comfort with this highly organized 65-liter pack packed with features and pockets. This pack is well cushioned and has Osprey’s proprietary suspension system for comfort over long-distance carries.

Osprey Ariel AG
On sale for $216.95 (save 25%)

The women-specific Ariel has Osprey’s patented AntiGravity suspension to keep your back cool while allowing the pack to sit flush against your back and reduce shoulder fatigue.

Osprey Lumina 
On sale for $187.95 (save 25%)

Osprey’s answer to thru-hikers looking for a lighter pack that doesn’t lose features like suspension and compression straps. Need more space? Find the 60L model here, and the men’s Levity here.


Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork Poles
On sale for $134.96 (save 25%)

Trekking poles have become ubiquitous with long-distance hikers—think everything from saving your knees on the downhill to easing the pressure on your quads on steep ascents. Many hikers now use their trekking poles or tarp-style shelters as well, and this set is durable and won’t collapse on you whether you’re hiking or using them to set up your shelter.

Therm-a-Rest Vela Double Quilt
On sale for $224.96 (save 25%)

Save weight and body heat by sleeping in a double quilt. The Vela is rated to 32 degrees and even though it’s double the width of a standard quilt, still packs small. Read our double-sleepers’ report on their sleep system here.

Therm-a-Rest Corus Quilt
On sale for $159.96 (save 25%)

Another one of Therm-a-Rest’s newer quilts, the Corus is rated down to 32 degrees and is filled with 650-fill NikWax Hydrophobic Down.

GSI Outdoors Boiler Pot
On sale for $23.96 (save 25%)

This convenient pot with a coated, folding handle comes in 1.1 or 1.8L sizes. It has a durable finish and cleans out easily.

MSR PocketRocket Deluxe Stove Kit
On sale for $86.21 (save 25%)

Never worry about forgetting a component to your cook set again with this convenient nesting set. Includes pot, grippers, stove, lid, and cup. Don’t need the entire kit? The MSR PocketRocket 2 is on sale here.

Black Diamond 325 Headlamp 
On sale for $29.96 (save 25%)

You’ll want at least 300 lumens for night hiking, and this tiny-but-mighty headlamp delivers. It comes with lighting options for distance and proximity, as well as a red light setting for sneaking into camp late. Need more power? Find the 400 lumen model on sale here.

Sea to Summit Delta Spoon
On sale for $3.71 (save 25%)

Your stomach will thank you after this long-handled model gets every last scrap of food from the bottom of the bag.

Marmot Precip Eco Jacket
On sale for $69.96 (save 30%)

Simple and reasonably priced, this 10-ounce rain jacket has a stow-away hood, two zippered hand pockets, and pit zips.

Merrell Moab 2
On sale for $100.00 (save 20%)

This is the waterproof version of Merrell’s classic low-rise hiking shoe, one of the most popular models in the company’s entire line.

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