The end of summer is one of the best times to hit the trails and campsites, and this year that is more true than ever. Labor Day weekend is the generally-agreed upon time to get out there during summer, and the outdoor gear world has a heap of discounts to make that experience easier.
Moosejaw — the retailer whose wittiness almost matches its discounts — has an epic Labor Day Sale. It’s offering up to 30% off premium brands, like Marmot, Fjallraven, Smartwool, Arc’teryx, Black Diamond, and Columbia.
Or you can go the simple route and snag 20% off a full price item — just type in the code FALL2020 in the checkout cart. We highlight some of our favorite products that are 20% below.
NEMO Cosmo 3D Insulated Sleeping Pad – 20% Off
If your idea of a pleasant Labor Day involves getting solid sleep outdoors, the NEMO Cosmo 3D is an air pad that will surprise you. It uses body-mapped ridges that are slightly curved to help cradle you as you sleep — like a baby — inducing some of the best sleep you’ll find on 3.5 inches of air.
You can blow the pad up with your mouth, but the integrated foot pump is much easier. Simply repeatedly press down on it until the pad is fully inflated. The Cosmo 3D also has a flat-valve for firmness micro-adjustments. Finally, It uses heavy-duty 75D PU polyester for impressive durability.
Use the NEMO Cosmo 3D for your Labor Day camping or backpacking trips.
NEMO Tempo 35 Sleeping Bag – 20% Off
For those who want a super affordable bag to accompany that pad, we think the NEMO Tempo 35 (for men and women) is ideal. It utilizes NEMO’s Relaxed Spoon shape, which is much wider in the hips and legs than your typical mummy bag, giving you plenty of room to roll over, sleep on your side, and spread out.
The Tempo 35 is NEMO’s most affordable sleeping bag, weighs just under three pounds, and has a blanket fold for extra comfort on chilly nights. It uses synthetic insulation for excellent water resistance, and will not break your bank, yet will last for years of use.
Marmot Minimalist Rain Jacket – 25% Off
The Marmot Minimalist rain jacket is a classic for a reason — it’s lightweight at just under a pound, uses Gore-Tex PacLite waterproofing, has pit zips, three exterior pockets, and is now made of 100% recycled polyester. The fit is superb, and the three zippered pockets allow you to carry items in the rain with ease.
If you’re in a thunderstorm prone area, make sure you’re prepared for rain this Labor Day.
NEMO Fillo Pillow – 20% Off
The NEMO Fillo pillow rounds out our sleep recommendation for your Labor Day. It’s a 9 ounce backpacking-specific pillow that uses a combination of air and luxury foam to give your noggin’ the comfort and rest it needs for a full night’s sleep.
NEMO uses baffled air cells to make the Fillo comfortable for side sleeping (most air pillows are not), and it packs down incredibly small with the attached stuff sack. The cover is removable and washable, too.
Half of getting outside is sleeping under the stars — make sure you do it comfortably.
Osprey Levity 60 / Lumina 60 – 20% Off
For those who are jonesing for an ultralight Labor Day, the Osprey Levity and Lumina are serious backpacking backpacks with a serious lack of weight. At two pounds six ounces, the Levity and Lumina are nearly the lightest aluminum-framed backpacks on the market.
Despite the low weight, they still have a heap of Osprey features, like a large front stretch mesh pocket, side water bottles, adjustable hip belt and pockets, a top lid, and compression straps.
The frame can only handle 30 pounds — and really sings at 20 pounds — but for ultralight backpackers this should be no problem. Get a great deal on one of the lightest, fully-featured backpacks on the market.
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