Friday, January 29, 2010

January Sales Joy

I hate it when an advertisement from a gear retailer states, "biggest ever sale" or "top brands at lowest prices" only for you to arrive and find all they have are Craghoppers fleeces at half price (which you can normally find for even less at any time of year), The North Face Venture Jacket for 40 quid but only in XXS and XXL and a pair of mens, size 14?? Scarpa Mantas for 50 quid suitable only for Krusty the clown and Andre the giant.. Non of it any good to man nor beast.

This year however had been a revelation, for me at least. I've found some great bargains this month and taken full advantage. The current glut of online retailers really makes it possible to stretch your hard earned cash and get hold of the best gear for a lot less than the rrp.

The fruit of this months bargain hunting has been my most successful yet and here it is below:

                                                             Price Paid            Usual RRP

Rab Powerstretch Zip Top                        40                           50
Mountain Equipment Lightline Jacket       75                          150
Smartwool Midweight Zip Top                  30                           55
Scarpa Charmoz GTX boots                    120                          230
Black Diamond Raven Ice Axe                  60                           80
Bridgedale Precision Fit Ski sock             12                            15
Roclite 370's                                          30                            85
Source Hydration Bladder                        12                            17
Primus clip on windshield                         8                             10
                                                  Total        387                          692

    That's a huge saving of over 300 squid!! A few of these items came from The Outdoor Shop which have had a fantastic sale on over the past few weeks, if I had the dosh, I would have spent twice the amount!


    1. better than my $10 tent im sure! Im a low tech guy :) got my tent at Ross (a fashion liquidator)

    2. Hey Ratdog, a ten dollar tent? if it keeps the rain and wind out, isnt that all you want? If i could find a tent like that for ten dollars i'd be a happy man! Happy camping


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