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rlstoner2004
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04/05/2023 09:45AM  
Admittedly, I would buy three "OK to Good" items, either used or on sale, than one "Great" Item. This applies differently to different items (I have a "Great" Tent, and should aspire as such for sleeping bags/pads).

But otherwise. I have gotten nearly all of my clothing items from Sierra Trading. Fleece sweaters that are usually $100, I got for $25. Rain jacket for $25 that is usually $100+. Day pack I got for $30 that was usually $80. All brand name.

Camping gear itself (sleeping pads, etc) is slightly discounted but not as much a steal.

Unless you are made of money, I would highly suggest checking it out (I go to Woodbury).
 
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RedLakePaddler
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04/05/2023 12:22PM  
I have done the same. 1/4 zip pull over, $15.00, Columbia fleece jacket, $15.00.
Butane canisters a $1.00 or more cheaper than anyone else. Lot of other thing that I don’t need but are tempting me.
Carl
 
tumblehome
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04/05/2023 01:30PM  
I buy all my Smartwool base layers from Sierra. I always get at least 50% retail. Good prices for sure!
Not too many years ago before they were bought out, you could only buy online and boy could you get some steals!
Tom
 
04/05/2023 01:37PM  
...and MANY years ago, you got a paper catalog that you dug through to get a great deal, then when you called in your order you found that the great deal was sold out!

TZ
 
Bjfinnegan
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04/05/2023 01:45PM  
Always buy Mountain House meals via Sierra for a couple dollars cheaper than the other guys. Easy adds as well since I'm a sucker for their $89 free shipping and always finding myself throwing a few odds and ends in to get it. Can be doubled up with Rakuten % earnings too.

Some highlights I've found are:

Smartwool Socks & Layers
Marmot rain pants
Gerber & SOG knives
Yeti kids water bottle
Peloton heart rate monitor
Carabiners
Collapsible Water Jug
Paracord
Collapsible Water Jug
Kids Bern Helmets
XtraTuf boots
Dynema hammock straps
MSR tent bag (open side style)
ENO tarp
Stuff Sacks
Lodge Cast Iron
Kelty Noah's Tarp
Leatherman Wave+
Dr Slick forceps
Folding Chuck-It (and other dog toys)

Seen but not purchased:
Wetterlings Axes (factory seconds)
Thermarest pads (factory seconds)

 
NEIowapaddler
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04/05/2023 02:14PM  
I've never shopped at Sierra, but I'll have to check it out. I do shop at military surplus stores for that reason. You can find some incredible deals on extremely high quality gear if you know what to look for, and are willing to sift through the chaff a bit. Granted, it won't be name-brand, and you won't look like an Instagram influencer while using it, but that's part of the appeal for me :)
 
04/05/2023 02:48PM  
Have shopped at Sierra for years, and as many have said, they have some killer deals. Latest for me (well, my dogs, actually) have been two XL dog beds. Woof!
 
pswith5
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04/05/2023 05:19PM  
rlstoner2004: "Admittedly, I would buy three "OK to Good" items, either used or on sale, than one "Great" Item. This applies differently to different items (I have a "Great" Tent, and should aspire as such for sleeping bags/pads).

But otherwise. I have gotten nearly all of my clothing items from Sierra Trading. Fleece sweaters that are usually $100, I got for $25. Rain jacket for $25 that is usually $100+. Day pack I got for $30 that was usually $80. All brand name.

Camping gear itself (sleeping pads, etc) is slightly discounted but not as much a steal.

Unless you are made of money, I would highly suggest checking it out (I go to Woodbury). "
I hope it doesn't seem creepy, but I work in maplewood.. love in Cottage Grove. We're practically neighbors. Always looking for someone to meet and greet and talk bwca. Pete
 
04/06/2023 10:13AM  
pswith5: "
rlstoner2004: "Admittedly, I would buy three "OK to Good" items, either used or on sale, than one "Great" Item. This applies differently to different items (I have a "Great" Tent, and should aspire as such for sleeping bags/pads).


But otherwise. I have gotten nearly all of my clothing items from Sierra Trading. Fleece sweaters that are usually $100, I got for $25. Rain jacket for $25 that is usually $100+. Day pack I got for $30 that was usually $80. All brand name.


Camping gear itself (sleeping pads, etc) is slightly discounted but not as much a steal.


Unless you are made of money, I would highly suggest checking it out (I go to Woodbury). "
I hope it doesn't seem creepy, but I work in maplewood.. love in Cottage Grove. We're practically neighbors. Always looking for someone to meet and greet and talk bwca. Pete"


Well, maybe the "love in Cottage Grove" is a little creepy...;-)
 
treehorn
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04/06/2023 10:57AM  
tumblehome: "
Not too many years ago before they were bought out, you could only buy online and boy could you get some steals!"


I used to do this all the time...sort by 'items on clearance' and end up buying a bunch of stuff you didn't even know you needed, but cheap as heck!
 
04/06/2023 01:18PM  
For some reason I was always able to find nice quality quick-dry underwear at Sierra and at a really great price. I need some new stuff so will be searching online soon.
 
andym
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04/07/2023 04:28AM  
Agreed about clothes. When we were setting up to take 6 of our nephews, my wife got them a lot of camping clothing at Sierra. Only physical store we’ve been to was one time to the original one in Reno. Didn’t realize they had spread out so much. I mean we could see the Sierra from the store and drove over it on the way home later that day.
 
04/07/2023 10:16AM  
After winning the debate about water resistant vs waterproof gear I then realized I would have to help outfit a handful of first timers coming into the BW with me. As others have mentioned as well, I found great deals on name brand rain gear as well as other essentials on the cheap. Especially for folks dipping their toes into wilderness and/or canoe camping I'll give the store some credit for making parts of the trip far more affordable for those not ready to take the plunge on high end gear, or even those like me that don't like to stomach normal price tags on some gear. I've found merino wool clothing items that have "minor defects" they've started selling regularly now too.
 
HayRiverDrifter
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04/10/2023 03:13PM  
Frenchy19: "
pswith5: "
rlstoner2004: "Admittedly, I would buy three "OK to Good" items, either used or on sale, than one "Great" Item. This applies differently to different items (I have a "Great" Tent, and should aspire as such for sleeping bags/pads).

But otherwise. I have gotten nearly all of my clothing items from Sierra Trading. Fleece sweaters that are usually $100, I got for $25. Rain jacket for $25 that is usually $100+. Day pack I got for $30 that was usually $80. All brand name.

Camping gear itself (sleeping pads, etc) is slightly discounted but not as much a steal.

Unless you are made of money, I would highly suggest checking it out (I go to Woodbury). "
I hope it doesn't seem creepy, but I work in maplewood.. love in Cottage Grove. We're practically neighbors. Always looking for someone to meet and greet and talk bwca. Pete"


Well, maybe the "love in Cottage Grove" is a little creepy...;-)"


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