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As 2021 rolls into 2022, we reflect on the year prior and look to the future—new goals, new climbs, new destinations. Whether your New Year’s Resolution is to climb a grade harder, move faster and lighter in the mountains, or to take that international trip you’ve always dreamed of, Backcountry.com has you covered with great discounts on the gear you need to get you to where you want to be.
As usual, we receive a portion of the sales—the listed items have not been tested by the editors.
La Sportiva TX2 Approach Shoe
$97.50 (25% off, was $130)
When it comes to moving light and fast, no approach shoe is lighter and faster than the TX2s. The breathable and quick-drying mesh upper combined with Vibram MegaGrip outsole packs a serious punch in terms of lightweight functionality. At just over 9oz per pair, the TX2s feel feathery on your feet, but are still rugged and grippy for confidence on class 4 scrambles, and the heel loops are designed to accommodate carabiners so they can easily be hung off your harness. These things are built for climbers.
Singing Rock Bandit Ice Tool
$116.97 (35% off, was $179.95)
Backcountry.com is here to help facilitate your love of the cold and suffering with a 35% discount on the Singing Rock Bandit Ice Tool. The curved shaft of this ice tool allows for a comfortable swing on steep terrain, the hot forged head is designed to be torqued in cracks while mixed climbing, and the swingweight is optimized for plunging into hard ice.
ALPS Mountaineering Journey Trekking Pole
$17.99 (40% off, was $29.99)
For long approaches with a heavy pack, walking with a set of trekking poles greatly reduces wear and tear on your joints and back. These are lightweight and durable aluminum trekking poles. The EVA grips are ergonomic and comfortable on the hands, while the telescoping shaft allows for compact storage and packing.
Fjallraven Singi 20L Backpack
$79.96 (20% off, was $99.95)
The Singi 20L Backpack is the perfect mid-sized daypack for light-duty trips to the crag, casual use around town, or a carry on companion. It has a zippered top for easy access to the main compartment, a padded laptop sleeve, and smaller organization pockets for your personal items. The durable outer material withstands snags and tears, and on top of all that, it is quite a stylish piece.
Black Diamond Camalot C4 Package #4 – 6
$296.88 (10% off, was $329.85)
There are those who love off-width climbing and those who don’t yet know that they love off-width climbing. If you want to get more in touch with your inner off-width lover, the #4 – 6 C4 Package is a great place to start. These are BDs three largest cams that are shockingly lightweight despite their size. They also feature trigger keepers that hold them in a retracted position to take up less space on your harness until you’re ready to place them.
Black Diamond Freerider Chalk Bag Honnold Edition
$17.46 (30% off, was $24.95)
Perhaps your goal for 2022 is to follow in the footsteps of legendary climber Alex Honnold by becoming the second person to ever free solo the Freerider on El Capitan. There is no possibility of you achieving such a feat without the Freerider Chalk Bag Honnold Edition strapped around your waist. This chalk bag is made of repurposed materials, has a fleece lining for chalk retention, and even features a signature from the man himself.
Salomon Outlife 70L Duffel Bag
$119.96 (25% off, was $159.95)
This is a large and durable duffel bag, perfect for traveling with your gear to far off destinations. The Outlife has lined end pockets to keep your dirty layers and shoes away from the rest of your belongings, packable shoulder straps to make it easy to carry, and is made of a rugged and waterproof outer material to ensure that your stuff is protected in the mountains and the baggage hull alike.
Costa Switchfoot 580P Polarized Sunglasses
$103.92 (45% off, was $208.95)
Step into the New Year as a more stylish version of your former self with the Costa Switchfoot 580P Sunglasses. The polarized polycarbonate lenses are exceptionally durable and eliminate glare, making it easier to gaze at open water or snowfields, as well as protect your eyes from UV rays. The adjustable temple pads ensure a perfect fit, so you don’t have to worry about buying these shades online before trying them on.