Did you know that hiking is the fourth-most popular outdoor activity in the US? Almost 45 million people hit the trails in 2017, which is up over 10 million since 2006.
Preceding hiking, you’ll find running, fishing, and biking—all fun-packed activities we Americans love to participate in.
It’s safe to say that being outdoors is gaining in popularity, and there are several reasons why. Not only is it healthy for us—mentally, physically, emotionally—but it’s exciting. You never know what you’ll find around the next bend, or what wildlife you may encounter.
Having proper outdoor adventure gear is a must for staying safe while enjoying yourself in Mother Nature. But sometimes, especially if you’re buying for the whole family, the cost can feel overwhelming.
Here, we outline how to find great deals online so that you can spend less time shopping and more time adventuring. Let’s go!
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Have you ever gone to a website for the first time and noticed a pop-up advertising a discount?
Businesses often have deals, discounts, and specials running, but you may not know about them if you don’t visit their site regularly. By subscribing to a company’s newsletter, you’ll be the first to hear about these deals. They’ll send notices straight to your inbox, inviting you to shop at special rates.
Shop During Out-Of-Season Times
When the weather outside is lovely, everyone’s going to be encouraged to spend time outdoors. Everyone and their mother will be online, shopping for the latest outdoor adventure gear.
This is perhaps the least affordable time to consider adding to your outdoor inventory. Instead of shopping during peak times, try to buy during the off-season and hang on to your gear.
For example, if you want to go hiking during the warmer spring and summer months, buy your gear the winter beforehand when everyone’s purchasing down jackets and snowboards. If you’re going skiing this winter, start shopping when it’s warm and everyone’s focused on bathing suits and tank tops.
You get the idea!
For Families, Buy Bulk Items During Big Sales
All this advice means one thing if you’re an individual, but if you’re buying for the whole family, you’ll want to play it even smarter.
Say everyone needs an entire snowsuit, snowshoes, and snowboarding gear. Those costs will quickly add up.
Keep your eyes peeled for deals like “20% off your entire purchase” and buy all your gear in bulk, so you’re getting the most substantial possible discount. This is the perfect time to buy everything you need—the more you spend now, the more you save in the long run.
Get Your Outdoor Adventure Gear and Go Exploring
There you have it!
Using these tips, you should be able to find all the high-quality outdoor adventure gear you need without breaking the bank. Save more money and use it to go on fun tours, fly to new places, or maybe even buy a little extra!
Speaking of tours—we at Explore! know just how to make your gear work for you. We offer both ATV and snowmobile tours that are exciting for groups or individuals.
Contact us today to check out our availability or ask us any questions. We look forward to getting out into nature with you!