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As winter storms blanket the American west, it may be time to beef up your cold weather wardrobe, take up ice climbing, and get yourself some avalanche gear. Backcountry.com has huge discounts on all your cold-weather needs.
$79.96 (20% off, was $99.95)
This winter glove from Backcountry is constructed of durable goatskin leather paired with a waterproof Gore-Tex membrane. The primaloft insulation keeps your hands nice and toasty and the fleece lining wicks moisture. The Gore-Tex Snow Glove is an ideal piece for skiing, ice climbing, and shoveling the driveway.
$67.48 (55% off, was $149.95)
Having a solid pair of shell snow pants is essential for any winter weather activity. The Stoic Shell Pants have a two-layer membrane for waterproofing and a classic fit with a little extra room for layering underneath. The ankle gaiters and snap closure hems help keep the snow out and the inner thigh zips regulate heat. And for less than $70, this is a screaming deal.
$51.92 (20% off, was $64.99)
A good baselayer is the foundation of staying warm on winter missions. This long sleeve baselayer from Endura is made of Merino wool, the supreme baselayer fabric. Merino is soft and stretchy, which feels nice on the skin, but is also extremely insulating and retains its warmth even when wet.
$367.46 (25% off, was $489.95)
These all around mountain boots are designed for whatever winter adventures you can throw at them. Whether you’re kicking steps up a snowy couloir or front pointing a frozen waterfall, the Alta Via GV Mountaineering Boot will help you get to the top. It has a Gore-Tex insulated membrane for warmth and weather protection, an anti-shock insert, and is compatible with automatic crampons.
$82.49 (25% off, was $109.95)
The Raven is a classic straight shafted mountaineering axe with pick on one side and an adze on the other. BD updated this tried and true design by adding a rubber grip on the handle for better stability and avoiding an icy metal shaft on the hand.
$54.99 (45% off, was $99.99)
A proper sleeping bag can easily make or break your winter camping trip. Shivering through the night in your tent or the back of your car is no way to pass the midnight hour. The Crescent Lake Sleeping Bag is rated to 0°F and is stuffed with a synthetic insulation that retains its heat even when wet. The mummy shape and cinchable hood ensures that your body’s warmth stays in the bag.
$67.46 (25% off, was $89.95)
Backcountry travel during the winter months necessitates carrying an avalanche shovel. The Transfer LT Shovel from Black Diamond is an ultralight option, weighing just 14oz. It has a large blade for quick snow removal, and a telescoping handle for easy packing.
$74.96 (25% off, was $99.95)
Another avalanche necessity is a probe. This 300cm probe is made of carbon fiber for lightweight durability. A kevlar cord runs through the shaft paired with a wiregate closure for rapid deployment.