Catch of the Day: Sales on Outdoor Gear

By Aaron Crowe, dealnews writer

After months of snow, rain and other weather hazards that have kept most of the country cooped up indoors, the skies are starting to clear. And you know what that means: Retailers are stocking up on outdoor gear and they want to move it as quickly as possible

That means there's a cluster of deals out there meant to entice you to think about summer. Below are some of the best recent ones we've listed on outdoor supplies. These deals were valid as of early Tuesday morning, but they can change fast, so check them out before you buy.

REI is cutting 42% to 48% off select tents during its Deal of the Week Sale, making it the best percent-off sale we've seen for these items at REI since last summer. We found deals such as $99.93 for an ALPS Mountainering Edge 2 Tent, to $149.93 for a two-person tent. Shipping starts at $9.99, or in-store pickup is free. The deal ends April 14.

Double Sleeping Bag
Put this in your tent: The Kelty Corona 30 degree Double Sleeping Bag in dark blue from VM Innovations through eBay is $54.99 with free shipping. It's the lowest total price we could find by $32. It has double layer, offset-quilt construction, zipper draft tube, external storage pocket, and more. The deal ends at 11:30 a.m. ET on May 1.

Jet Ski
Here's a relatively cheap way to get out of the house and enjoy the water: For $99.99 on eBay, the Sea-Doo Aqua Mate Motorized Inflatable Jet Skiis the total lowest price we could find by $12. It runs for up to an hour on each charge, and features a repair kit, dual speed control, and automatically powers off when the rider is thrown off. It's for ages 5 and older and can hold up to 155 pounds.

Outdoor Chairs
If you're going to sit in the sun, you might as well be comfortable. Target has a sale on the Outdoor Patio Bromley Comfort Lounge 2-Pack in tan for $124. The price for the two chairs drops to $119 with coupon code "I77QSLJ2," and with free shipping it's $60 off and the lowest total price we could find. (now expired) The chairs are made of rust and weather resistant construction, and have adjustable backs.

Fishing Lures
Bass Pro Shops is selling the Bomber Square "A" Fishing Lure in 14 styles for $1.97 each (now starting at $3.99). Buy 12 lures for $23.63, with shipping at $5.50, and it's the lowest total price we could find by $6. Each lure has a square paddle with chamfered corners to help you catch fish.

Gas Grills
If you live near a Sears store, and it's in stock, the Kenmore 4-Burner Gas Grill with Side Burner in silver is a deal at $246.97 (now $218.47). It beats by $13 the deal we found for it almost two weeks ago. The grill has a 634.5-square-inch cooking surface, cast iron cooking grids, stainless steel burners, and storage with two cabinet doors. To get the deal you have to activate a 5% off coupon, add the grill to your cart for $265.96 (now $249.97), and apply coupon code "SPATIO20" at checkout to cut the price to $246.97 ($218.47).

Aaron Crowe is a freelance journalist in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has worked as a reporter and an editor for newspapers and websites. Follow him on Twitter — @AaronCrowe.

Photo Credit: A Forest Frolic via Flickr.

DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).


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