Hike in style for less: 5 must-have items for outdoors fun

Save money on wide brim hats, hiking boots, and more with camping and outdoors deals at stores now.

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    Lynn Cameron of Mount Crawford, Va., looks out at the view while hiking the Mines Run Trail on Shenandoah Mountain, Va., in 2010. Enjoy the outdoors without breaking the bank. Carlozo lists the five best deals for outdoors enthusiasts right now.
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This year, our National Parks will receive about 280 million visitors, with summer being a peak season. But are you ready? Do you have your boonie hats? Your hiking boots? Your all purpose tool? Well, grab your gear, or pick up some new supplies with our roundup of camping and outdoors deals.

1. Totes-Isotoner Outdoors Boonie Hat 2-Pack

Store: Tanga
 Price: $10.99 with free shipping
 Lowest By: $5

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Is It Worth It?: Exploring the high desert with your fearless (and stylish) accomplice? This pair of hats feature UPF 50, a 3" wide brim, and 3.5" high crown. And scoring this deal surely means you're surely using your noggin.

2. Mens' Zach Hiking Boots

Store: Walmart
 Price: $17 with 97-cent s&h
 Lowest By: $13

Is It Worth It?: The next time someone tells you to take a hike, smile and show 'em the footwear you nabbed at the lowest total price we've seen for any men's hiking boots. They're available in most sizes 7 to 13, come in Taupe, and feature a PVC/mesh upper, mesh lining, and a padded tongue and footbed.

3. Gerber Bear Grylls Pocket Tool

Store: Walmart
 Price: $10 with in-store pickup
 Lowest By: $1

Is It Worth It?: Every outdoorsman and outdoorswoman needs a handy multi-tool. This one from Bear Grylls features a rubberized handle with access to a fine-edged blade, bottle opener, Phillips head screwdriver and more. A bonus survival priority guide is also included, just in case. Walmart also features price lows on several additional Gerber knives, if this one doesn't fit your needs.

4. The Sharper Image 12 LED Lantern with Dimmer

Store: All4Cellular
 Price: $8.46 via coupon code "CAMP15" with $2 s&h
 Lowest By: $1
 Expires: July 31

Is It Worth It?: Your lantern is your best friend come camping time, especially to ward off werewolves, Bigfoot, and whatever else might be lurking in the deep piney woods. This one comes in a plastic housing and features metal carry handles, a compass, and an adjustable dimmer; 3 AA batteries are required.

It's part of a sale where All4Cellular cuts up to 90% off a selection of camping gear and accessories. (Discount is reflected on the product page.) Plus, that coupon code "CAMP15" knocks an extra 15% off. Shipping adds $2, or get free shipping on orders of five items or more. (Select items also qualify for free shipping.)

5. Massey's Professional Outfitters Summer Clearance Event

Discount: Up to 50% off
 Shipping: From $6.46 s&h or free shipping on orders over $75

Is It Worth It?: Almost all packed for your adventure? Double check your pack and pick up any missing items from Massey's Professional Outfitters during the the first sale we've seen from them. Prices on items from The North Face, Patagonia, Marmot, Camelbak, and more start at just $3.05. Some exclusions apply and stock may be limited.

Lou Carlozo is a contributor at, where this article first appeared. Original article:

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