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
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!