The changing of the seasons brings warmer temperatures, rain and end of season sales.
Outdoor retailers, no matter their specialty, still abide by the same principles as every other retailer. As the seasons change, so does their inventory. They need to turnover their excess stock and they do this by reducing prices on perfectly wonderful products.
A great example is REI’s sale and clearance page, which is a treasure trove of highly rated winter gear. Choosing to sort the page by customer rating lets the cream rise to the top. The wool buff is here for $20. North Face insulated pants, perfect for skiing and snowboarding, are 50% off at just under $80.
Check out your favorite retailers now to stock up. Frequenting end of season sales is exactly how I’ve been able to acquire a wardrobe of wool, and other high performance pieces without ever paying full price.