It's been a rainy year here in Colorado. Some days you get to climb. Other days you take your gear for a long walk in the woods, due to a downpour that sends you back to your car just after you've reached the crag and declared "the rock is mostly dry, let's go for it." In these unpredictable times, it's always worth packing a rain shell, and right now you can get some of the latest, greatest shells on sale. Today at Backcountry, get 40-percent off gear from Arc'teryx and The North Face. (Sale amount varies, but 40-percent seems to be the most common.) And it's not just shells, you can find just about any climbing apparel you need: shorts, pants, approach shoes, puffy jackets, flannel shirts, backpacks, etc. I'm just talking about shells because I got rained out yesterday.