You knew it was coming, and now it’s here. That transitional time of year — not fall (it’s still August, people), but that period of time just before, when outdoor retailers, in anticipation of the changing season, clear their shelves of summer gear to make room for cold weather equipment.’s Semi-Annual Sale heralds this period, and the web-based gear seller has a lot of discounted gear to dig through. You could spend an entire afternoon searching its online warehouse — or you could get a head start right here.

Down Sweater Jacket by Patagonia $137

Sling Bag by Topo Designs $97

NeoAir Trekker Sleeping Pad by Therm-a-Rest $79

Hyperlamina Spark Sleeping Bag by Mountain Hardwear $165

Carrier Duffel by Arc’teryx $113