Shopping season seems to start earlier and earlier each year – and lasts longer and longer. On TV this morning, a shopping analyst (can you imagine having that job?) said there is an actual term to describe this phenomenon – “Christmas Creep”. Sounds like a really bad B horror movie.
It may be annoying, but there is no denying that this is the time of year to get some killer deals.
And Christmas Creep…Black Friday, Cyber Monday… whatever the hell you want to call what is going on… is not just for Walmart groupies and home electronic dorks anymore. Outdoor retailers have been getting in on the action, and if you look in the right places you can grab some really solid deals.
Here are some general sales that are looking good:
And here are three specific deals that caught my eye – the first two I am going to take advantage of as soon as I am done typing this up, the third I wish I took advantage of:
Patagonia Down Sweater Hoody – Men’s
This isn’t a huge discount, but these are really popular right now and I don’t often see them on sale.
Garmont Momentum Snow GTX Winter Boots
The best blend of comfort, warmth, and weight in a winter boot I have ever found. If you are looking to ditch your big bulky cold weather hikers, or just want something to keep you warm while clearing the sidewalk this winter… it will hard to find a better boot for the price.