Bargain hunters should click on the Clearance section to find up to 50 percent off brands like The North Face, Columbia and Marmot- but expect color and size limitations. For example, The North Face's Men's Classic Mountain Jacket, which normally retails for $380, was available for $199.91, but the day I searched, the only color was yellow-gold in sizes small and medium.
Where Planetoutdoors excels is with sizing charts for each manufacturer rather than generic measurements.
Member specials include deals of up to 40 percent off after you pay a one-time $15 fee. And shoppers can easily link to rei-outlet.com for bargains.
Tip Shopping by specific category can limit your selection. For example, on the REI site, the "Men's Insulated Jackets and Vests" section had just five jackets to choose from, ranging in price from $265-$370. But shopping under the more generic "Men's Clothing" led to 13 outerwear choices with prices from $99-$295.