The holiday season is just around the corner. Instead of gifting iTunes gift cards to everyone you know again, get the climber in your life something they’ll actually use: more gear. Backcountry.com has awesome deals right now for all of your gift-giving needs. Check out seven highlights below, and for more ideas check out our previous post about the Cyber Apres Sale, which is still going.
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Five Ten Five Tennie DLX Approach Shoe
$120 (29% off, was $169.95)
The original Five Tennie is among the most iconic approach shoes of all time. Now, after partnering with Adidas, Five Ten has upped the ante with the Five Tennie DLX, incorporating a mesh upper for enhanced breathability, leather paneling and a beefed up toe rand for longevity, and a Stealth Ph rubber sole for stickiness while scrambling. The Five Tennies have always been fly kicks, stylish enough to waltz right into town after getting down from the mountains—that certainly hasn’t changed.
Edelrid Fraggle II Full Body Harness (Kids’)
$50.96 (15% off, was $59.95)
For the wee-little climber in your life, pick up a Fraggle II Full Body Harness. They may be too young now to fully grasp how righteous rock climbing is, but when they’re sending 5.13+ as teenagers, surely they’ll be thankful that mom and dad put them in a harness as toddlers. And for now they might just love calling "take" five feet off the ground and then swinging around on the rope. Either way, they're having fun.
Five Ten Moccasym Climbing Shoe
$87.46 (30% off, $124.95)
Whether you’re at the bouldering gym or racking up at the base of the North Six Shooter, you are quite likely to see a pair of Moccasyms on someone’s feet. This is no coincidence—Moccs are one of the most popular shoes on the market for their ease of slipping on and off, the leather upper that molds to your feet for custom comfort, and the fact that they are still a performance shoe. Thirty-percent off on a pair of Moccs is as sweet as it gets.
Mammut Neon Smart 35L Backpack
$104.96 (25% off, was $139.95)
Naming a backpack after how “smart” it is seems a bit bold, but this is a seriously well thought-out rope pack. It unzips all the way (like a duffle bag) so that you don’t ever have to fish your gear out of the bottom of the pack, with organizational pockets for harness, shoes, and draws. It comes with a rope tarp, and even a fold out carpet to stand on while you change your shoes. We’d call that pretty smart.
Black Diamond Raven Pro Ice Axe
$71 (35% off, was $109.95)
For the masochistic mountaineers in your life who lay awake at night dreaming about snowy slopes and calculating ounces and grams, the Raven Pro Ice Axe is a perfect gift. It has a classic design meant to handle all mountaineering situations, and is perfect for the backcountry skier as well. Bonus: At 11-ounces, it's quite light. Quite.
Metolius Ultralight Cylinder Chalkbag
$14.96 (25% off, was $19.95)
A chalkbag is one of the most essential pieces of climbing gear, necessary for any climber at any level and any discipline. The Ultralight Cylinder Chalkbag from Metolius will be a fine piece for the incoming climber, but is slightly more technical than your average chalkbag. It is a minimalist ultralight bag to save you precious grams on those fast and light missions. No fluff, only practicality.
Black Diamond RockLock Screwgate Carabiner
$7.77 (35% off, was $11.95)
Stocking stuffer. Seriously, who wouldn’t be stoked about a screwgate ‘biner?