As I’ve written before, the problem with specialized pursuits (like climbing) is that it is expensive. You can get away with a good amount of stuff in shorts and a t-shirt and Nikes, but at some point you’re going to need specialized stuff. There are lots of ways to buy it…new, used, online, from a store, eBay, etc. Today I found (or was shown) a new method that is in the least, intriguing.
Enter, CLYMB. This site runs daily deals on certain brands and gear specific to outdoors adventures, and even more specifically geared to climbing and hiking. The deals seem to be random assortments of stuff, and the discount looks to be in the 40% to 60% off MSRP range. At least generally, that’s a pretty good deal on anything.
The trick is that each day has a different set of deals on a different set of stuff. Most of the deals last a day, some for two days. But the inventory is limited, so the color or size of choice might be gone quickly.
It’s an interesting and obviously successful concept- Gilt and RueLaLa are two other sites with the same setup, just with a focus on fashion apparel, home furnishings, and other assorted things. The nice thing about CLYMB is that it’s focused, so I don’t have to sift through other crab to find something I would be interested in.
Maybe this will be a good way to get new gear?