Backcountry Is Offering Up to 60 Percent Off Winter Jackets, Hiking Pants, and More

If you need warmer winter clothes, now is the time to pick some up at Backcountry
If you need warmer winter clothes, now is the time to pick some up at Backcountry

The days are starting to get longer and the temperatures are starting to creep up, which can only mean one thing: it’s time for big sales on winter wear for next year. From now until March 15, Backcountry is offering up to 60 percent off cold-weather essentials. Check out some of our favorite deals on Patagonia, The North Face, and much more.

Winter Jackets

Backcountry is offering huge savings on winter coats. Backcountry

- Men's The North Face Gotham Hooded Down Jacket III $179 (Save $150)
- Women’s The North Face Gotham II Hooded Down Jacket $138 (Save $92)
- Men’s Patagonia Down Sweater Hooded Jacket $210 (Save $69)
- Women’s Backcountry Cottonwoods Gore-Tex Jacket $280 (Save $120)
- Women’s The North Face Downtown Parka $180 (Save $120)
- Women's Burton Lynx Reversible Jacket $80 (Save $70)

Hiking Boots

- Columbia Crestwood Mid-Waterproof Hiking Boot $57 (Save $23)
- KEEN Winterhaven Waterproof Boot $65 (Save $85)
- The North Face Back-to-Berkeley Redux Leather Boot $78 (Save $52)
- Mammut Ayako High GTX Backpacking Boot $115 (Save $64)
- Adidas Outdoor Terrex GTZ Hiking Boot $103 (Save $37)


If you're planning on hiking this season then good socks are essential. Backcountry

- Smartwool Running Micro-Socks $14 (Save $3)
- Stance Wooly Sock $14 (Save $4)
- Two-Pack of Smartwool CHUP II Socks $36 (Save $24)

Thermals and Long Underwear

- Women's Monrow Brushed Thermal Sweatpants $75 (Save $49)
- Women's Monrow Brushed Thermal Crew Sweatshirt $75 (Save $37)
- Men's Merino Norrona Equaliser Long Underwear $55 (Save $14)
- Men's Backcountry Thermal Crew $30 (Save $30)


You can still get plenty of use out of a new flannel before temperatures heat up.Backcountry

- Men’s Stoic Usal Flannel $24 (Save $16)
- Men’s Stoic Tenon Flannel Shirt $22 (Save $23)
- Women’s Patagonia Heywood Flannel $40 (Save $39)
- Women’s KUHL Kamila Flannel $45 (Save $24)

Hiking Pants

- Women’s Backcountry Cotton Joggers $45 (Save $15)
- Women’s Backcountry On-the-Go Pants $60 (Save $20)
- Men’s Marmot Refuge Pants $160 (Save $40)
- Men’s The North Face Paramount Trail Convertible $42 (Save $39)

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10 Harry Potter LEGO Sets to Get Fans This Holiday Season

Harry Potter/LEGO/Target
Harry Potter/LEGO/Target

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The magic of Harry Potter continues to amaze children all over the globe, especially when the cherished series is combined with the LEGO brand. And if you have a builder on your list who's obsessed with the series, we've compiled a list of 10 great sets you can pick up for the holidays.

1. Diagon Alley; $400

Harry Potter/LEGO

This set includes more than 5000 pieces to use to build storefronts, props, and the interiors of Diagon Alley. From Flourish and Blotts to Fred and George Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes, you’ll be able to go shopping here every day.

Buy it: LEGO

2. Attack on the Burrows; $100

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Many fans will remember when the Death Eaters attacked the Weasley home in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009). This set helps fans build their topsy-turvy house just before Bellatrix arrives to destroy it all.

Buy it: Target

3. Hogwarts Astronomy Tower; $100

Harry Potter/LEGO

The Hogwarts Astronomy Tower is a truly iconic location. Just below the top of the tower, fans can build the Ravenclaw dormitories and common room. Below is Professor Slughorn’s potions office, where he keeps many secrets.

Buy it: LEGO

4. Quidditch Match; $40

Harry Potter/LEGO

Throughout Harry’s time at Hogwarts, not only has he managed to save the school every year, but he also carved out plenty of time to play Quidditch. This set lets fans build the pitch, complete with viewing stands for each house; three goal posts; and all the tools needed to play the game, like a Quaffle, a Bludger, and, of course, a Golden Snitch.

Buy it: LEGO

5. LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar; $40

Harry Potter/LEGO

As we start to inch closer to Christmas day, many like to celebrate with Advent calendars. This Advent calendar made by LEGO features elements from the Potter films, including minifigures and props.

Buy it: LEGO

6. Hogwarts Castle; $400

Harry Potter/LEGO

For the ultimate LEGO Harry Potter experience, building the Hogwarts Castle is a must. With over 6000 pieces, fans can build each area the castle has to offer, from the Great Hall to the Chamber of Secrets deep below.

Buy it: Amazon

7. Hogwarts Express; $64

Harry Potter/LEGO

So many great memories have happened at Platform 9¾, and now, fans can make the journey themselves with this 801-piece set, complete with platform, train, and a wall to go through. There might even be an enemy aboard, but you’ll have to find them.

Buy it: Amazon

8. Hagrid's Hut: Buckbeak's Rescue; $60

Harry Potter/LEGO

Hagrid is the honorary fourth member of the gang, and by proxy so is Buckbeak, his Hippogriff. The pivotal moment when Hermione and Harry go back in time to save Buckbeak has now been transformed into a set for fans to build.

Buy it: LEGO

9. Hogwarts Clock Tower; $90

Harry Potter/LEGO

This 922-piece set shows fans everything that goes on inside the clock tower, from the Prefects' bathroom to Dumbledore’s office to the Hospital Wing. Reenact the Yule Ball with all the icy decorations and minifigures of Madame Maxime, Fleur Delacour, and Viktor Krum.

Buy it: Amazon

10. Beauxbatons' Carriage: Arrival at Hogwarts; $50

Harry Potter/LEGO

If you are going to build the Hogwarts Express, it seems fitting to also build another iconic mode of transportation: the Beauxbatons' carriage. In the Goblet of Fire, the all-girls French wizarding school decided to arrive at Hogwarts in style with this flying carriage. The carriage even has some secret compartments that will make the journey even more fun.

Buy it: LEGO

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