As temps continue to drop all across the Northern Hemisphere, ice and snow looms on the horizon. As you shift gears from sun bathing at sport crags to sharpening the picks of your ice tools, Backcountry.com has you covered for cold weather climbing gear and apparel with deals on everything from mountain boots to base layers.
Singing Rock Bandit Ice Tool
$116.97 (35% off, was $179.95)
The Bandit Ice Tool is an axe designed for versatility in the mountains. The curved shaft excels on steep terrain, but isn’t so aggressive that it becomes useless when crossing a snowfield on mountaineering missions. The hot-forged head is designed to be jammed into cracks when mixed climbing, and it’s modular design accepts ice or dry pick, hammer or adze. From steep ice to mixed climbs to mountaineering, the Bandit Ice Tool is an all-around solid piece of gear.
Scarpa Ribelle Tech OD Mountaineering Boot
$350.97 (35% off, was $539.95)
This mountaineering boot is built for light-and-fast alpinism. The boots weigh in at just 1 lb 3 oz, but their Primaloft insulation ensures warmth even when wet. The external upper is burley yet well ventilated, while the Vibram outsole underfoot has rubber lugs for traction over ice and snow. They are compatible with semi-automatic crampons.
La Sportiva Baruntse Mountaineering Boot
$375 (40% off, was $625)
The Baruntse Mountaineering Boot is for the expedition climber venturing out to bag 6,000 to 7,000 meter peaks. They are a rugged and durable boot with a PU-coated, two-layer insulating outer boot and thermo-molded EVA inner that will help keep your feet warm even in the most foreboding of landscapes. They are compatible with step-in crampons.
Outdoor Research Bitterblaze Glove
$80.97 (40% off, was $134.95)
From ice climbing to mountaineering to alpine touring, the Bitterblaze Glove is an ideal choice for keeping your fingers both warm and dexterous on cold backcountry missions. Using Aerogel insulation in the palm that does not wear out after prolonged use, this glove will be with you for the long haul, ensuring warm hands season after season. The Gore-Tex Xtrafit insert is breathable and waterproof, while the Primaloft insulation is warm and compressible.
Yaktrax Diamond Grip Crampon
$33.71 (25% off, was 44.95)
Compatible with hiking boots and casual shoes alike, the Yaktrax Diamond Grip Crampons are a useful tool for both mellow approaches to ice crags or shoveling your driveway, and every other winter activity in between. The diamond-shaped steel beads have hundreds of biting edges for traction on icy ground. The heavy duty rubber frame allows you to stretch and wrap them around almost any footwear.
Stoic Midweight Crew Baselayer Top
$27.47 (45% off, was $49.95)
The Stoic Midweight Crew Baselayer is an awesome and affordable baselayer, keeping you warm and dry during those cold weather adventures. The polyester and spandex blend is breathable, moisture wicking, and stretchy, and doesn’t sacrifice anything when it comes to holding in heat.
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Sweet Protection Supernaut Windstopper Pants
$119.98 (60% off, was $299.95)
These wind protective pants are ideal for backcountry skiing and mountaineering, when the harsh alpine winds are an inevitability. Not only are they coated by Gore-Tex Windstopper in critical areas, but they are a stretchy and breathable softshell, allowing you to push yourself without restricted movement or overheating. Their water-resistant construction sheds light rain and snow, and the outer-thigh zips make it easy to cool off.
Outdoor Research Furio Jacket
$159.58 (60% off, was $398.95)
The Furio Jacket is a hybrid hardshell designed specifically for alpinism. It has a waterproof Gore-Tex outer, with Paclite Plus insulation for lightweight carry and compressible packing. The Dynamic Reach fit allows for full mobility while climbing, and the ventilation zippers provide easy airflow. The adjustable hem, cuffs, and helmet compatible hood ensure a secure and airtight fit all around.