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They don't call it the great outdoors for nothing. And thanks to our incredible National Park Service and historic commitment to preserving wild places, America has a great outdoors. It's no surprise, then, that the country birthed the modern outdoor-athletic lifestyle in all of its technical-gear, fleece-and-puff-coat glory.
In recent years there's been an explosion of products (and prices), and you're not alone if it feels a little bewildering. With everyone and their mother hawking outdoor gear, it can be tough to know where to turn for the best deals and the best quality.
That's why we're grateful for Moosejaw, a one-stop-shop for all your outdoor and adventure needs. Clothes, jackets, shoes, backpacks, camp stoves and more. You name it, they've got it. And with its deep inventory and generous sales, Moosejaw is our go-to place for scoring great deals.
Even better, they have a current 96 hour promotion through December 10th 11:59 PST, with an extra 15% off sale items with code HOLLYJOLLY. This sale includes men's and women's jackets, footwear and backpacks. Throw in free 2-day shipping on orders over $49 and an already fantastic deal has gone stratospheric.
Need some ideas where to start? Here's what we recommend:
These are pretty much standard issue if you're spending any time outdoors during the fall or winter months. Patagonia is pretty much the OG manufacturer when it comes to making sustainable and ethical clothes, which is a nice sweetener. These work just as well with jeans or layered under a coat.
2. YETI Rambler 20-ounce Tumbler ($29.99; moosejaw.com)
Don't knock the humble tumbler. Through the magic of double-wall vacuum insulation, they keep our cold drinks cold and our hot drinks hot no matter what time of year. And with Yeti you know you're getting tank-like construction that'll last longer than you will. Still have doubts? There are 18,782 five-star reviews on Moosejaw for the Rambler. People really like these things.
3. The North Face Women's Arctic Parka II ($298.95; moosejaw.com)
Mother Earth already made down feathers ridiculously warm, but the North Face 2-layer DryVent outer shell gives nature a level-up with its proprietary windproof and waterproof protection. Check this out when you're ready to get serious about staying warm.
4. Black Diamond Spot Headlamp ($39.95, moosejaw.com)
On the trail, light is life. And these are small and inexpensive enough for you to throw a few in your bag or truck when you hit the trail. Three hundred lumens is a lot of light from such a small package, but that's the power of today's modern LED technology. And these are light in another way, too: 3.9 ounces (with batteries) is a feather on your forehead.
5. Arcteryx Men's Cerium LT Hoody ($379; moosejaw.com)
Eight hundred-fifty fill European white goose down makes this one toasty. But it's also packable, moisture-repellant and outfitted with all sorts of smart touches (internal zippered security pocket with stuff sack, anyone?) that make a day out in the cold that much more bearable.
6. Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Sol Sleeping Pad ($34.95-$44.95, moosejaw.com)
Sleeping without a pad is insanity in today's camping scene. Why would you even do that? You wouldn't, because a light, compressible and insulated sleeping pad like this one is a no-brainer for anybody who doesn't like sleeping on the cold ground.