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UPDATED: Definitive Black Friday Sales Guide for Backpackers (2021)

The best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals for backpackers are already live with more in the works for the coming week.

Most (nearly all) the gear most-loved by Pacific Crest Trail and Continental Divide Trail hikers as reported in the yearly PCT Gear Survey and CDT Gear Survey is available at what's likely the steepest discount you'll find all year (if you're buying new). If you've got plans for the outdoors in 2022, now's a great time to get your kit sorted without paying retail (the worst amount to pay).

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May 8, 2022

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