It’s not always easy to discern what constitutes value for money.
In regards to backpacking gear, it comes down to a balance between the long term effectiveness of your purchase and what you paid for it.
In regards to the latter, there are a handful of reputable sites on the internet that regularly offer sizeable discounts on a wide variety of quality hiking gear. Listed below are ten sites that I personally use and recommend:
- Running Warehouse
- Sierra Trading Post
- Ultralight Outdoor Gear