The call of the great outdoors is never quite so poignant and pretty as in the fall, and we're answering it with our roundup of camping and outdoor deals. So pitch a tent, get out the s'mores fixins, and fire up the laptop or tablet (your woods does have WiFi, right?) to take advantage of the upcoming free admission to 401 National Parks and more.
National Public Lands Day
Store: National Park Service
Expires: September 28
Is It Worth It?: Mark your calendars! This Saturday is the National Park Service's celebration of public lands. All 401 national parks in the great U S of A will be free to visit! And while a majority of these parks offer free admission year-round, it's free access to these parks that make this such an occasion.
Mad Rock Unisex Phoenix Rock Shoes
Price: $51.93 with free shipping
Lowest By: $23
Is It Worth It?: Plan on climbing up some rock walls? Then you should plan on owning a pair of these climbing shoes. They lace up to the toes and offer an exceptional, slip-resistant fit. What's more, they're flexible and supporting allowing you to climb and climb and climb! They're available in sizes 5 to 15.
Not much of a rock climber, but still in the market for some discount hiking gear? Check out REI's camping and outdoor gear sale, where select items are marked up to 62% off; the banner says 30%, but we found even better bargains within! And although not as strong as our sale mention from three weeks ago (which saw up to 70% off camping and sports gear), it's still a strong sale and results in several price lows.
Garmin GPSMAP 62S Waterproof Handheld GPS Navigator Bundle
Price: $293.93 with free shipping
Lowest By: $109
Is It Worth It?: We have programmed the coordinates $293.93 into our Garmin GPS and what do we locate? Savings to the tune of $109! This bundle, which includes a 24K TOPO U.S. Regional Mapping Download, a 1-Year Subscription to High-Resolution BirdsEye Satellite Imagery, a Soft Case, and a Carabiner Clip is great for any serious hiker. The GPS navigator features a 2.6" 160x240 LCD, 1.66GB memory, waterproof construction, up to 20 hours of battery life, 3-axis compass, microSD card slot, and USB connectivity.
ASR Outdoor Lighted LED Expandable Trekking Pole 2-Pack
Store: DealsOnlyWebStore via eBay
Price: $24.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $4
Is It Worth It?: Fortunately you don't have to trek very far for deals, on hiking poles! This pair is available in an assortment of colors (Silver, Red, Blue, Green, Purple, and Black) and each unit features a shock absorbing shaft, and LED flashlight in the handle. The poles also come with 4 AG13 batteries, and can improve stability and performance on any hike on almost any terrain.
Everest Mummy 0 to 5-Degree Sleeping Bag
Price: $17.14 with in-store pickup
Lowest By: $20
Is It Worth It?: You'll can rest comfortably at night bundled up in the savings of this warm sleeping bag. Features include double-layer polyester construction and a compression stuff sack, which are rated for temperatures between 0 and 5 degrees Fahrenheit. What's more, this deal offers the lowest total price we've ever seen for this sleeping bag.