The 5 Best Labor Day Deals at Backcountry

The Labor Day Sale by Backcountry, which runs now through September 7, offers a lot of value on outdoor gear. Here are the five best deals on camping essentials that we think are worth your money.

Daisy Mae 15 Sleeping Bag (Women’s) by Big Agnes ($217; 25 percent off)

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Among our most popular sleeping bags for the summer, we tested the Daisy Mae 15. “Consider this (and the men’s Anvil Horn 15) a full sleep system, with a polyester-taffeta lining that’s so soft it feels like silk, and an attached sleeve that holds a rectangular pad in place,” one tester wrote. It’s currently 25 percent off.

Tent to fit four people, three seasons ($274; 25 percent off) by Marmot

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This backpacking tent was rated the best by tester Ryan Stuart. It’s a good idea to bring two tents when you’re camping with your partner and a kid, or two, and maybe the dog. However, I believe piling into one tent would be better,” he wrote. Campouts with the family are part of why I enjoy spending time with them. When the bonding stops, you won’t sleep on top of one another. While it does weigh 8.8 pounds when you carry it all, it is one of the lightest tents on the market for its square footage, weighing just over two pounds per person. Currently, it is 25 percent off. Take a look inside:

Sleeping Pad Exped MegaMat Duo 10 ($262; 25 Percent Off)

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Car camping has never been more comfortable than with the Mega Mat Duo 10. Memory foam insulates the air pad that is 10 centimeters thick. Camping with it feels as if we were at home, and it’s as comfortable as a bed at home. The air chamber of this mattress is surrounded by memory foam, making it more comfortable than the Tempurpedic mattress I use at home, wrote Outside columnist Wes Siler. You can get 25 percent off right now.

MicroMo Stove ($109; 25 Percent Off) by Jetboil

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The MicroMo was reviewed by Outside’s Gear Guy, Joe Jackson, back in 2016 – and we’re still relying on it as a hot water option for the backcountry. Compared to Jetboil’s 32-ounce MiniMo, MicroMo boils water more quickly and simmers more smoothly. “Within two minutes, you should be able to make two cups of coffee. It also cooks freeze-dried meals. Right now, there is a 25% discount on it.

Sleeping Bag, Nemo Disco 15 ($225, 25 Percent Off)

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According to our 2017 Summer Buyer’s Guide, we chose the Disco 15 as the best sleeping bag for people who “like to sprawl out while they sleep.” The bag widens at the shoulders and knees so you’ll have plenty of room while you’re lying down. Additionally, we like the chest vents that alleviate overheating during hot nights. The testers left the full zip of the bag open and opened the gills on a 55-degree night for maximum air circulation. There is a 25 percent discount at the moment.

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