Months of quarantine madness has left everyone antsy to get moving. Social distancing might limit the scope of your outdoor adventures, but it’s still possible to maintain an active outdoor lifestyle with Spring right around the corner. If you’ve been itching to stretch your legs and get your heart-rate pumping, follow your bliss and do so with the right gear.
To help you spring forward, here are the top shops to purchase the gear you need for all your outdoor adventures.
Outdoorsy Department Stores
REI, the zoo of name brands for outdoor activities, offers everything from clothing and footwear to gear, all of which is organized by activity. From camping under the stars to running cross country, REI offers the best of the best for it all. Despite housing name brands like The North Face and Patagonia, REI remains an affordable option for most customers because of their used gear section. Every item in this section has been thoroughly inspected beforehand to ensure that it’s up to REI standards. You can also become an REI Co-op member and get 10% back on every purchase as well as discounts on equipment. These perks are offered through the $20 lifetime membership.
SIERRA, T.J. Maxx’s sister store, is an outdoor brand that offers discounted gear, equipment, and hiking clothing based on the season. If you’re looking for something special, make use of the search bar and category options on the site to locate particular brands and products.
On The Mountain Gear
Eastern Mountain Sports provides clothing, gear, and equipment for all outdoor activities. As an east coast brand, their online shop is constantly being utilized by adventurers in other parts of the country. The Expert Advice Page makes it easy to learn about what kinds of gear are best suited for different adventures, and which products work best for different activities. Here you can find the perfect tumbler to stay hydrated in Joshua Tree, or the most durable on the mountain gear for cliff climbing Yosemite. EMS also features a rewards program that grants users one point for every dollar they spend. Once you hit 200 points, you earn a $10 reward. Plus, it is FREE to join the program.
Walmart, though not exclusively a retailer of outdoor merchandise, is well-known for its low prices and its Ozark Trail hiking and camping gear. In addition to selling its own brand, Walmart also offers Coleman, Humminbird, and Lifetime products for customers looking for trustworthy brands that offer goods for on and off-mountain activities.
Finding the right gear for your favorite outdoor activities means finding gear that lasts. These retailers are popular for the fact that they sell products that outlast even the roughest outdoor conditions. However, finding resilient products does not mean settling for prices that burn a hole in your wallet. Between discounts, reward programs, and low prices, these options surely give you plenty to work with as you plan your next outdoor adventure.
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