The end of August is no time for speculations on the changing of the seasons. It’s easy to declare summer’s end, but given recent trends, it may not be true — chances are the warm weather will continue for another month before fall begins to show its face. Cold weather will come though, and despite reluctance to admit to that, it can’t hurt to think ahead.
That’s especially true now, given Backcountry’s current sale on insulating jackets. The outdoor retailer has been running deep discounts on all types of gear and apparel through August, but for this weekend only, it’s offering an additional 20 percent off insulation in particular.
Given that down jackets — or synthetic down jackets — are the keystones of lightweight winter warmth, and that they’re usually pretty pricey, it’s a smart time to consider the winds and flurries yet to come. The extra discount brings quality pieces like Patagonia’s Nano-Air down from $299 to $144, or Black Diamond’s First Light from $229 to $119.
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