Black Friday deals and coupons for outdoor gear

Black Friday conjures up images of rabid shoppers breaking down the front doors of retail stores to run full-speed down the aisles as they hunt for the best deals on just about everything from electronics to clothing. Outdoor recreation doesn’t seem to fall into this madness since you don’t really see the masses camped in sub-zero temperatures outside REI to score a cheap fleece jacket

Mountain Khakis Original Mountain Pant review

When winter comes and the snow starts trickling down, the shorts and lightweight pants get tossed into storage boxes and our thick, long legged pants see the light of day once again. Living in a mountain town though, means it can be difficult to find a pair of pants that can withstand winter’s wrath, especially for those who work outdoors. Most khakis are so thin that wearing them in a cold wind is akin to wrapping tissue paper around your legs.

Marker Baron Backcountry Ski Bindings review

After 5 years of backcountry skiing on a pair of old Silveretta bindings, I decided it was time to invest in new ones. After some research, I settled on the Marker Baron bindings. Marker is well known for making quality alpine bindings, and last year they entered the backcountry arena with the Marker Dukes, a burly system that featured a DIN setting that went up to 16. Most skiers don’t require a DIN that high, plus the Dukes are heavy for an average backcountry setup, so this year they introduced a lighter binding called the Barons.