May 21, 2014 at 9:33 am #1317057
@hitmanLocale: West Florida
Where is the best price to get a Western Mountaineering bag or possibly a Montbell bag? I'm needing maybe a 20-30 degree very light bag.May 21, 2014 at 10:10 am #2104716
@stephen-mLocale: Way up North
WM and Montbell normally dont allow sales, but have a google and you might find some.May 21, 2014 at 10:43 am #2104730
@wildtownerLocale: Grand Canyon State
For Montbell, check out their US website under the heading "Outlet" and see what they have on sale.
For Western Mountaineering, I posted a deal a month or two ago, but I'm not sure whether that would still work. A Google search may turn up some good deals, but you'll have to spend some serious effort looking for them (and, annoyingly, some of the prices listed will be incorrect).
On a big item like that, I felt it was worthwhile spending the time, but YMMV.May 21, 2014 at 10:59 am #2104740
@strawmanLocale: God's Country
Montbell is on sale right now at mammothgear.comMay 21, 2014 at 11:06 am #2104743
You could also research which WM bag(s) you are looking for, and post a Want to Buy (WTB) in the Gear Swap. WM bags come up every so often, and a WTB might inspire someone who wants to clean out their gear closet.
And yes, they are expensive and GREAT bags that aren't on sale too often! I have two and love them.May 21, 2014 at 12:34 pm #2104771
@justin_bakerLocale: Santa Rosa, CA
You can find the best deals here on gear swap. I got a lightly used summerlite last year for $200.May 21, 2014 at 12:41 pm #2104775
@awsorensenLocale: South of Forester Pass
Gear Trader may have something that was a return.
Brand new still.May 21, 2014 at 2:06 pm #2104830
I tried to find an Alpinlite on sale and was unsuccessful. Posted here as WTB and had two responses within a day. Got a fair deal on one that had only been used twice. It arrived in great shape and I could not be happier.May 21, 2014 at 8:35 pm #2104991
@richardglyonLocale: Bridger Mountains
WM does sell through retail outlets, such as Whole Earth Provision Co. Not sure how one would find those dealers' discounts though.May 21, 2014 at 8:36 pm #2104993
@kgarrisonLocale: SF Bay Area
+10 on the Gear Swap endorsement. I've purchased 2 WM bags over the past few years from a local shop. I'm reminded of how much I over paid every time I see a WM bag listed on Gear Swap.
With that said, I have a very good reason for paying retail for their equipment. Several years ago, I called WM to ask about the best way to shorten a Highlight bag. My son is a Little Person and just over 4 ft as a teenager. I wanted to take him on a week long backpacking trip to Montana's Beartooth Plateau and I needed to lighten his load.
When I called WM, I asked for Customer Service and my call was forwarded to the owners desk. I told him what I was doing and he told me to order the bag from a local detailer and that he would make a custom Highlight to fit my son at no extra cost. The trip was a huge success and I'm now a WM customer for life.May 22, 2014 at 10:26 am #2105128
@williamlawLocale: SF Bay Area
If you sign up for email there is a 15% coupon. At Memorial Day they have a 20% one item coupon (search mercurynews.com). I'm not sure if those are good on web sales and/or WM bags. But I got 20% off on my Badger in store a couple of years ago. You might find a similar deal at a local WM retailer.
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