It is not too soon to begin getting new gear for 2018. Actually, now would be the best time to start figuring out what new gear you need for the trips you want to do next year. The holidays are quickly coming up on us, and so are many great sales on outdoors gear. Below are a couple of tips for getting new gear for 2018.
Watching for big holiday sales is a great way to pick up new gear for the upcoming year. Many of the big outdoors stores will be having end of season sales over the next couple months. This can be a great opportunity to pick up some gear with large discounts. These places want to open up space for winter sports gear, and a lot of the gear from “warm” weather activities will begin to go on sale. Also, as we get closer to the holiday season retailers will begin to discount gear for their holiday sales. This is also the perfect opportunity to pick up new gear with large discounts. All of these discounts will be able to save you a lot of money, or to pick up more gear for you buck.
Along with the holiday sales coming up, we will also be entering the gift giving season. This is an awesome opportunity to share gifts with loved ones who enjoy the outdoors. Not only will they love their gifts, but it will give them the opportunity to save some money. When they open a gift that is something they can use for their favorite outdoor activities they will definitely be excited.
What To Get
There are so many great things to get for the next year that it is very hard to make a comprehensive list. To give you a few tips, I would start by saying not to buy anything that may expire or not be good to use when the time to use it comes. An example would be for younger adventurers who may outgrow an item that they bought the previous fall and winter or were given the item as a gift. As for gifts I would also avoid buying things with very specific fitting requirements unless you are sure that it is the right size and fit for the person you are buying for.
There are some minor things that will always be simple choices to buy. This could include basic gear like a new knife of flashlight. Tents and other similar gear should also be pretty simple items to purchase if you know what activities you or the person you are buying for will be participating in. Many of these items will be very easy to purchase now and have them ready for next year.
Hopefully, this post gives you some ideas for things you can buy and have ready for next year. I know I will be buying some new gear to have stocked up for 2018 and I hope you will take advantage of this opportunity swell. If you have any other questions that I may be able to help you with then please leave them in the comments below. Check out yesterday’s post “Fall 2017”. Have a great fall season and an even better 2018