When the economy gets tough, Americans buy more outdoor gear.
Spokane, WA (PRWEB) July 16, 2012
Spokane based outdoor retailer Mountain Gear is celebrating its 29th year in business with the company’s largest sale of the year, The Anniversary Sale. It’s a great time to stock up on clothing, footwear, gear, and more at the two week sale that starts today.
It’s a unique opportunity for shoppers to capitalize on savings on many of the top brands that Mountain Gear carries. They’ll see great sale prices on iconic brands like Arc’teryx, Black Diamond, Marmot, Mountain Hardwear, and Patagonia.
Paul Fish, Mountain Gear’s founder, has spent a lifetime rock climbing and so it’s fitting that some of the greatest deals of the Anniversary Sale are on climbing gear. During past Anniversary Sales, the Black Diamond Camalot C4 cam has been a best seller and Fish expects a repeat this year. It’s a versatile and reliable cam that features a double axle design that gives a large expansion range and great strength.
There will be great deals for the clothing shopper, too. Patagonia’s Morning Glory dress is a stretchy nylon and spandex knit piece that’s perfect for summer days and summer nights. It’s not too early to think about fall and back to school, either. There will be special savings on past season colors and sizes of The North Face’s iconic Apex Bionic jacket, too. It’s a versatile, fleece-backed softshell wonder and one of Mountain Gear’s bestselling clothing pieces.
The sale comes at a particularly good time, too. A July 10, 2012 report in the Boulder County Business Report identified an economic trend that’s good news for outdoor retailers, “When the economy gets tough, Americans buy more outdoor gear.”
Mountain Gear’s Anniversary Sale is a chance for families on a budget to grab some great gear for a camping trip that won’t soak the family budget. There will be sale pricing on lots of Mountain Hardwear camping gear. This year’s sale will feature two of their flagship products, the Drifter 2 tent and the Ultralamina 15 sleeping bag.
Also in tents, there is Marmot’s Limelight series. It’s easy-to-pitch tent with reliable, three-season protection. Marmot includes a footprint and gear loft to add value to an already great buy.
Hiking and summer go together like apple pie and ice cream, and Mountain Gear’s anniversary sale is a great time to stock up on footwear such as the Asolo Fugitive Hiker. If the shopper anticipates a day at the lake or along a river trail, there is also Keen’s classic Newport H2, a sandal that’s as happy on dry land as it is in the water.
Keep an eye on Mountain Gear’s website to see more details about all the great savings. Or subscribe to Mountain Gear’s emails to get the inside scoop on other deals.
About Mountain Gear:
Mountain Gear is the place to go for all of your outdoor gear needs, including footwear, climbing gear, camping gear, snow gear, fitness gear and more. Mountain Gear offers a comprehensive web site, catalog and retail store in Spokane, Washington with all the gear you need for:
Climbing & Mountaineering
Backpacking & Camping
Canoeing & Kayaking
Backcountry & Telemark Skiing