If you’re a shopper, and you enjoy shopping online from the comfort of your office — I mean, home — then you’ve probably already discovered the multitude of membership-only sales websites that offer designer clothes and home goods at super steep discounts. You know, I’m talking about Gilt, HauteLook, OneKingsLane, and so on. You can get high-end stuff for mid-range prices, but things are available in limited quantities, so you’ve got to jump on a sale when one comes up.
It’s super fun.
I’ve already talked a little on this blog about the importance (and fun) of putting on your “costume” for outdoorsy activities, and the excitement (and fun) of shopping for gear. The downside of the glee that comes from gear-shopping, of course, is the expense. Performance gear and wear are Pricey. Sure, you can find deals, but it adds up, and in at least some cases, you get what you pay for.
Well, have no further fear, because someone has come up with the totally-obvious-why-didn’t-I-think-of-it idea of having one of these membership-only steep discount limited quantity sales sites for outdoor gear.
Yes, that’s right. Catch your breath. I’ll give you a moment.
It’s called The Clymb. I’m not sure why they couldn’t spell “climb” properly. There’s probably a reference I’m not getting, but I’m choosing to ignore my usually deal-breaking pet peeve of intentionally mispelled names of stores in this special case. A friend of mine sent me an invite, and ladies (and gentlemen), it looks really good. There are good brands on there. This past week, I spotted Mountain Hard Wear backpacks at 50% off. Yes, that does come to a savings of $150 in some cases. These are serious deals.
Now, I haven’t bought anything yet, so I can’t speak to service. But I’m going to give them a try soon and thought I’d share. If you want an invite, email hermountain at gmail dot com with your email address and I’ll hook you up.
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