Deal of the Week: Cold Weather Climbing Apparel – climbing.com

As the summer winds down and colder weather blows in, it’s time to put some serious work into your project—no more excuses about hot greasy holds or sweaty hands or melting shoe rubber. Sending temps are upon us. Backcountry.com is offering sweet deals on cold weather climbing apparel to keep you warm at the crag between burns.

Mountain Hardwear Kor Strata Climb Hooded Jacket

$101.23 (55% off, was $224.95)

This jacket is designed to be worn while climbing in colder weather. It has durable ripstop fabric to protect it from abrasive rock, harness compatible pockets, a low-profile hood to fit under a helmet, and a drop tail to keep your lower back covered when reaching for your next hold. If the temperature warms up and you need to shed a layer, the Kor Strata weighs just one pound and has highly compressible Primaloft Gold insulation, taking up hardly any space in your pack.

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Outdoor Research Transcendent Down Jacket

$89.53 (55% off, was 198.95)

The Transcendent Down Jacket is the perfect piece of gear to wear between redpoint attempts to stay warm or as you tag the summit on chilly alpine days. The 650-fill down is lightweight and compressible, and is sleek enough to be worn as an insulating layer underneath a shell. The water and wind resistant fabric offers optimal protection from the elements.

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Smartwool Merino 250 Baselayer Crew

$65 (35% off, was $100)

Merino wool is a superb fabric for layering. Merino is softer and lighter than regular wool, so it won’t irritate or itch, but it is just as warm and durable, and will certainly be warmer than any cotton or polyester layer. The Smartwool Merino 250 Baselayer Crew has a slim fit that can be great for layering or worn by itself and the flexible material won’t inhibit motion while you climb.

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Backcountry Merino Baselayer Bottom

59.97 (40% off, was 99.95)

Again, Merino wool is a top tier choice when it comes to layering for cold weather. Warm, lightweight, durable, flexible, and they retain their heat even when wet—it really is everything you could want in a baselayer.

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Mountain Hardwear Women’s Chockstone Pullover Hoodie 

$44.98 (55% off, was 99.95)

The Chockstone Pullover Hoodie is a great piece to don at the crag or on backcountry days, with its weather resistant material guarding you from the elements, and its knit back and neck allowing for fluid motion. It has a pullover hood for added protection, and zippered pockets to keep your belongings secure.

View the Women’s Chockstone Pullover Hoodie at Backcountry.com

Arc’Teryx Gamma MX Hooded Softshell Jacket

$226.85 (35% off, was $349.00)

The Gamma MX finds the balance between protection and breathability. It is highly wind and water resistant, yet is a breathable softshell with brushed lining for extra warmth and softness. It has a helmet compatible hood and adjustable hems to seal out the cold air. The regular fit of the Gamma MX allows for layering, and its gusseted underarms allows for full range of motion.

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Outdoor Research Women’s Ouray Aerogel Ice Glove 

$60.73 (55% off, was $134.95)

The Ouray Aerogel is a women’s-specific, ice climbing glove that is, per Backcountry’s description, built to “combat the screaming barfies.” The Gore-Tex outer deflects water and wind seamlessly, and the Aerogel insulation keeps your hands nice and toasty. They also have a pre-curved fit, designed for gripping ice tools.

View the Women’s Ouray Aerogel Ice Glove at Backcountry.com

Fjallraven Keb Trouser

$168.71 (25% off, was $224.96)

The Fjallraven Keb Trouser is a durable, weather resistant, and flexible pair of climbing pants. You’ll have a hard time tearing the G-1000 Eco fabric over abrasive stone, but the stretch panels in critical areas allow for high-stepping and full range of motion. Zippered leg and thigh openings provide airflow for when you’re working up a sweat.

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