One of My Favorite Flash Sale Sites for Outdoor Gear: LeftLane Sports

Would you like to get Adidas running apparel for 50% off?  JanSport packs for 60% off?  Vivobarefoot minimalist shoes for 70% off? 

If you’re an outdoor guy or an athlete, these are just some of the discounts you can find when you shop at LeftLane Sports, one of my favorite online flash sale sites for outdoor gear, apparel, and sports equipment.

For example, let’s say you want a Gerber Suspension Multi-Tool.  The regular price is $67.50.  But for a limited time, you can get it from LeftLane Sports for $36.95 (half off).  Or you want a high-quality backpack — one made by Black Diamond.  You discover that you can get a Black Diamond Revelation Backpack, normally $160, for $95.95 at LeftLane. 

LeftLane Sports is one of the best flash sale sites for outdoor gear and action sports equipment for men (and women).

Get equipped for the high country with gear from LeftLane Sports. (photo, Eric Johnson)

Here’s how to do it:  first, become a member, which is free.  You sign up with your name and email.  Then you can shop LeftLane’s ongoing deals on a  wide variety of camping, hiking, and climbing equipment and gear for adventure and outdoor sports.  You buy what you want for a huge discount — anywhere from 40% to 70% off — and they ship it to you, usually within one business day.

That’s it.

Click on the banner below to check out LeftLane Sports and get started saving on outdoor gear:

 

How to Best Take Advantage of the LeftLane Sports Flash Sales

If you haven’t used a flash sale site before, the concept is simple.  The way it works at LeftLane is… the guys sift through a wide variety of gear to find the best stuff they can offer online at a steep discount for a limited time.  At LeftLane, each sale on a particular brand, category, or type of gear lasts for about 5 days, or until inventory is sold out, whichever comes first.  They offer multiple sales each day so you can almost always find something you want.  (Or, even if you don’t need an item personally, you can shop for gifts for cheap.)

The only drawback is that members of LeftLane Sports are very enthusiastic gear shoppers (action sports guys tend to be hyper, you know?), so the most popular products and most common sizes of apparel sell out quickly.  It’s best to get in on the sale as soon as it starts. 

Sales begin each day at 6:30 a.m. Pacific Time (9:30 a.m. Eastern Time).  Get in at the beginning and you’ll find a good selection of the best merchandise.  Wait a couple of days and you might have trouble finding your size, if you’ve got one of those average bodies (for an athlete).

Fortunately, you can choose to receive email alerts from LeftLane Sports about upcoming sales, so you can be ready when something you particularly want is coming down the pike.  They also have apps for your smartphone so you can shop their site virtually anywhere, anytime.  You can follow them on Twitter or Facebook, and they have a blog, too, so there’s plenty of notice about upcoming deals.

Another perk of shopping at LeftLane Sports is that you get free shipping on all orders over $75, which compounds the savings if you shop efficiently.

How LeftLane Sports Got Started

LeftLane Sports was launched by three friends who had two things in common — they knew how to create ecommerce solutions for businesses and they enjoyed outdoor activities and action sports.  They decided to combine their enthusiasm for adventure and fitness with their business expertise and created the first members-only flash sale site catering specifically to the community of outdoor gear users, adventure sports athletes, travelers — virtually anyone with an active lifestyle.  LeftLane Sports took off and is now one of the most successful sites offering great deals on leading outdoor, fitness, and sports brands.

In fact, they became so successful that they acquired another well-known site — 118Boardshop.com — catering to skate, snow, surf, and motocross enthusiasts.  They combined the two businesses and now pretty much cover the gamut of action sports equipment.  If you can do it outside, LeftLane usually offers gear for your activity.

One reason they became so successful is that they treat their customers right.  Customer service?  Yes, they have some.  In fact, it’s good customer service.  You don’t get over 62,000 “Likes” on Facebook if you’re not doing something right.

Click here to check out LeftLane Sports and sign up now.  You won’t find their deals offered anywhere else.

Selection?  Quality?  Will You be Disappointed?

You may be wondering about how limited or extensive the gear selection and discount offerings are at LeftLane Sports, as well as the quality of their products.  Is it worth your time and money?  You decide.  Here is just a partial list of the companies and brands LeftLane Sports works with to offer the best gear for camping, running, climbing, cycling, skiing, snowboarding, triathlon, trekking, cyclocross, skateboarding, fishing, adventure travel, and more…

  • Royal Robbins
  • Brunton
  • Victorinox
  • Merrell
  • Patagonia
  • Orage
  • Fischer
  • Optic Nerve
  • Element
  • Saucony
  • Montane
  • Adidas
  • Black Diamond
  • Scott
  • Endomondo
  • Puma
  • Giant
  • Fjällräven
  • Columbia
  • Salomon
  • SOG
  • Mountain Hardwear
  • Speedo
  • High Sierra
  • Stanley
  • GoLite
  • CamelBak
  • Body Glove
  • Sierra Designs
  • Chaco

I could go on, but hopefully that whets your appetite.  Every one of those brands is famous for high-quality gear.  And they’ll introduce you to new brands from time to time that deserve your attention.

Try shopping just once at LeftLane Sports and I think you’ll see that it’s worth it, not only from the standpoint of saving money on top brands of outdoor and sports equipment, but it’s fun to get in early on a sale and then brag about your killer deal to your friends… 

I mean, when was the last time you got something you really wanted for 60% off ?

Have fun with all your outdoor adventures and fitness pursuits.

 

About Eric Johnson

An enthusiastic explorer of both stuff and ideas, I appreciate technology that works well. Just as important, how you approach whatever project you're undertaking will determine your success. Discovering the right tools for the job and the best ways to do it are what Best Stuff for Men is about. I want to help you find the best stuff to help you succeed, and have some fun.