Where to Buy Discounted Outdoor & Camping Gear

Upgrading your camping equipment this season? Be sure to check out these discount camping gear sites before you do!

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When purchasing new camping gear, quality is important, but so is the price. You don’t want a flimsy product and you don’t want to pay top dollar if you don’t have to. So rather than punt a new gear purchase down the road indefinitely, or worse, compromising on quality to satisfy your budget, we suggest checking out a few of these discounted outdoor gear sites first.

Overhead view of backpacking gear laid out on the floor.

Whether it’s overstocked items, out-of-season gear, or last year’s colorways, these sites connect consumers with camping gear from top-of-the-line brands – but at steeply discounted prices.

Even if it’s “last year’s color”, a Patagonia shirt is still a Patagonia shirt. An MSR tent is still an MSR tent. You are still getting top quality gear, just not at top dollar prices.

Why We Love Discount Gear Sites
↠ Gives you access to new gear at used prices
↠ Most sites have a return / warranty policy
↠ Last year’s colors were better anyways (it’s amazing how often this is true!)

These days we rarely buy gear at full price, because we know there is usually a discount if you have a little patience and know where to look!

In this post, we’re sharing some of our favorite sites for finding deals on discounted outdoor gear. Additionally, we’ll do our best to keep it as up to date as possible with current deals and coupon codes as we find them, so be sure to check back!

Current deals & discounts

Backcountry.com: Recieve 15% off your first purchase at Backcountry.com using our code “FRESHOFFTHEGRID”. (Exclusions apply/non-sales items only.)

UST: Receive 20% off your order using our code “GRID20”

Moosejaw: Get 10% off full-priced items with code “ACTIVE10”. Exclusions apply. Ends 10/25/2020.

Sea to Summit: Take 15% off sleeping mats using code “SleepingMat15”

Sea to Summit: Take 15% off sleeping bags using code “SleepingBag15”

Sea to Summit: Take 10% off your order using code “7XM91ME3J00C”

Dometic: 5% off electric coolers using code “PATHFINDER”

Morsel: Take 10% off our FAVORITE backpacking utensil using code “FOTG10”

The best online stores to buy discount camping gear

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Steep & Cheap

Steep & Cheap is Backcountry.com’s online outlet where you can find great deals (like, up to 80% off!) on big brand names, with frequently rotating inventory. Any time we’re thinking about picking up a new piece of gear, we’ll check this site to see if it’s on there.

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REI Outlet

The REI Outlet is another great place to check for discount camping gear. They often have last season’s models or colors on sale. Items in the outlet are still backed by REI’s awesome return & refund policy, too!

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Backcountry.com Sales

Backcountry.com almost always has some great sales going on, so it’s worth checking out their Sales page, where you can sort by brand, activity, or browse through their 50%+ off section.

In addition, even if the item you’re looking for isn’t on sale, you can receive 15% off your first purchase using our code “FRESHOFFTHEGRID” (some exclusions apply)!

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CampSaver is an awesome discount site with a huge selection of brand name outdoor gear. Start with their Daily Deals section if you’re thinking about picking up a new piece of gear. (Psst… sign up for their newsletter and they will send you a code for an additional 20% off, too!)

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Patagonia Worn Wear

Patagonia is notorious for its prices (rightfully so: their quality and commitment to sustainability is awesome), but you can score some great deals through their Worn Wear shop. These are all items that have been pre-owned but still have life in them. Patagonia takes it in, fixes it up if needed, and lists it on Worn Wear (and backs it with their Ironclad Guarantee).

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REI Used Gear

In addition to the Outlet, REI also has a Used Gear section on their website (basically the online version of their famous garage sales!). Here you can find gently used gear at a great price. All REI’s used gear is backed by a 30-day guarantee.

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Moosejaw always has a great sales section, but the reason we’re including them in this post is for their new “LITHIC” brand. While we haven’t personally tested this line of gear, we appreciate it’s mission: to offer more affordable “enthusiast-level” camping gear to help make the outdoors more inclusive.

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GearTrade is a sold-by-owner marketplace (like Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist) for used outdoor gear where you can find some good deals. GearTrade does offer some protection for buyers, too, so you don’t have to worry about getting stuck with an item if it was misrepresented by the seller. And, if you’re looking to sell some of your used gear in order to upgrade, this is a great place to list it!

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evo is primarily a snow sports store, but they do often have discounts on camping gear. It’s worth swinging by if you’re in the market for a tent or sleeping bag in particular. And, even on full price items, they are committed to offering the lowest price: if you find an item for a lower final price on a competitor website, they will beat it by 5%!

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MEC Clearance

Our Canadian readers are probably already familiar with MEC stores, but not everyone knows about their online clearance section. MEC’s “Clearance Cabin” offers up to 60% off select products, including tents, sleeping bags & pads, and camp kitchen items.

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Outdoor Gear Exchange

Outdoor Gear Exchange is full of discontinued and closeout gear where you can score great deals on tons of outdoor brands. Check out their camping gear sale section to find the deals.

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While Decathlon’s gear isn’t truly discounted, it IS incredibly affordable! Decathlon’s mission is to make gear more accessible, and they do that by managing their production and supply chain in such a way that they’re able to pass savings onto their customers (while still maintaining a commitment to sustainability in their production & manufacturing!)

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