The 2013 Big Freeze & Scorcher!

Posted by admin | Posted in Guest Writings | Posted on 11-03-2013

Whether you’re in the market for some discount winter supplies, or getting an early start on your summer, now is an ideal time to use SacTracker! We will help you find all the hottest, and coolest gear for your adventures into the great, and vast nature!

Winter is almost over, and the warmer months are rapidly approaching us. It has been a VERY cold one, but it’s almost time to put the big freeze behind us as we begin to prepare for our most outrageous, and awesome summer excursions into nature, ever!

You have probably enjoyed quite a bit of snow, either on the slopes, ice climbing, or hiking around heavily wooded areas. I know I have, and I will say, it has been a great winter for outdooring, as we challenge the extremes nature seems to gladly throws at us.

This summer promises to be a SCORCHER, as we approach the end of the 11 year solar maximum. It is looking to be as crazy as the brutal winter we have just experienced across much of the northern hemisphere.

If you’re like me, you like to always be prepared with the proper gear before the seasonal prices skyrocket, or after they have dropped. We invite you to get a perfect start to the season, whatever the occasion, by offering you the best deals you will see on outdoor gear!

Our unique system can help you find whatever gear you’re looking for, at just the right price. We use vendors with only the finest quality goods, and customer support staff, to provide you with the best seasonal experience you have ever had. Shop with us today, you’ll find quality products, and save a good amount of money for your voyages into the vast untamed lands! Most importantly, be safe, and have a good time, no matter what extremes you would like to challenge this year!

New Line Just Launched by Under Armour

Posted by admin | Posted in Promotions | Posted on 30-01-2013

Under Armour HeatGear

Under Armour HeatGear

Under Armour just launched a brand new HeatGear Line! Their NEW UA HeatGear Flyweight is the lightest Under Armour ever.

If you’re unfamiliar with the brand, you should know that Under Armour is a leader in performance apparel, footwear and accessories.

Athletes all over the world wear their garments, professional and casual. They have a diverse assortment developed for any season and temperature.

The HeatGear® line in particular is targeted for staying dry and cool in hot weather, but in addition, they have the ColdGear® range for staying warm in the cold, and AllSeasonGear® for in between.

It’s worth noting that Under Armour are also active supporters of causes like breast cancer, green environment and nations wounded service members.

You can look around their whole range of products from the new line here.

Fischer Wins Gold with Their FUSE 9 VACUUM CF Ski Boots

Posted by admin | Posted in Gear Reviews | Posted on 28-01-2013


Fuse 9 Vaccum

Fischer just announced they received a respectful award from the ISPO Munich trade show with their FUSE 9 boots of the VACUUM range.

It must be an exciting news for them, giving them credit for the company’s VACU-PLAST material, which as claimed by themselves enables for the first time a totally anatomical adjustment of the boot with unparalleled quality within 20 minutes.

Actual characteristics of the boot don’t seem to be available to the public just yet, but surely we can expect for it to be soon added on their site’s product range.

The new SAC Tracker is here

Posted by admin | Posted in Promotions | Posted on 26-10-2011

I’m pleased to introduce to you the result of our hard work during the past few months – the new and refreshed

You can see we’re still focused on tracking the live deals at SteepAndCheap, Bonktown, Chainlove and WhiskeyMilitia, as well as the daily deals at a number of gear stores.

The coupon codes are now easier to find and to use, and pretty much all the functionality we had before is still available, although slightly reorganized, refined and more useful.

But now you also have the OUTLET at your disposal!

Since you’re here, I’m sure you don’t like paying retail price for your gear. Duh.. who does?
So, how does this outlet differ from any other of its kind, you ask?

Well, apart from it allowing you to filter down your options by a number of criteria, the best thing about it, is that it unites the outlets of more than 60 of the best online retailers of outdoor clothing and gear.
And that number is growing constantly!

Think of how much time this saves you, searching among hundreds of thousands of products in one place.

And once again – these are only discounted items with at least 10% off.
We’re not interested in retail pricing – we want to get you only the lowest prices there are.

We have a lot more extras coming up soon, so stay tuned.

And as always, any feedback is much appreciated.

Combined Shipping now available at ODAT sites

Posted by admin | Posted in Promotions | Posted on 10-05-2011

If you’re a daily deal fanatic, you must have enjoyed the ability to use combined shipping on,,, and .

Well, here is the good news – now you can use combined shipping for the 4 sites together!

Simply put, this means you can get gear from any or all of the sites, keep them together for up to a week, and then get them delivered in one shipment.

The result is big savings on shipping costs and less burden on the environment due to the lower cardboard usage.

The 10 most important things to look for when buying a ski/snowboard jacket

Posted by Karl | Posted in Expert Advise | Posted on 31-10-2010

  1. Waterproof rating

  2. The first, and most important function of a ski jacket is to keep you comfortable all day long with an adequate protection from winter’s elements – wind, moisture and cold.

    There’s nothing worse than being wet on a cold winter day, thus the thing you should look for first, should be the waterproof index of the jacket.

    The waterproof rating is for the outer shell material and it basically stands for how many mm of water it can withstand for a 24 hour period, before leaking.

    There is one very important moment here though – if the jacket is not fully seam-taped, even the best material won’t do, but there is a good chance that if the manufacturer has made the investment for an expensive membrane, he has taken care of taping the seams as well.

    Now, It depends a lot on the conditions you ski in, but unless you are a weekend skier that spends half the day in the tea house, you shouldn’t seriously consider anything with an index below 10,000mm.

    Some of the best materials out there like Gore-tex and Event reach about 30k.

    Some brands don’t specifically show their waterproof and breathability indexes on the label, so you may find the table at the bottom useful to find out the characteristics of some popular trademarked materials.

  3. Breathability index

  4. Breathability is even more important than the waterproof index, because water attacks from the inside as well from the outside and if your jacket is not able to lead that moisture out quickly and efficiently, you’re doomed.

    Of course, underneath your jacket you need to have something at least as breathable – if the moisture can’t get to the jacket, than you won’t be able to use the potential of it.

    Again, I would recommend looking for an index of at least 10k and especially if you sweat a lot or you ski in warmer times – go for 20k+.

  5. Wind protection

  6. Jackets are generally divided in hard shells and soft shells. As the name suggests, hard shells are the ones providing good wind resistance and if you’re looking for a good all-around jacket, you should look for such.

    Soft shells can come in handy in the warm spring days, but even then, you’ll be better off with a nice breathable hard shell and less layers underneath.

  7. Insulation or not?

  8. Some ski jackets are just a hard shell membrane that protects you from wind and water, but leaves you open for the cold in harsh conditions. These are meant to be used with an additional layer of fleece underneath that you can take off when it’s warmer.

    But sometimes it’s easier to just get a jacket with an insulation, so you can think of one thing less when you head out to the slopes early in the morning.

  9. Powder skirt

  10. The powder skirt is a piece of cloth with elastic on the bottom side that keeps snow from getting in under your jacket. It usually has a snap system to attach it to your pants, so that snow access is sealed off.

    Whether or not you need this, ultimately depends on your skiing preferences. If you will be running through a meter deep fresh powder, then it may prove quite useful, but if you prefer the groomed slopes and an occasional off-piste downhill, the powder skirt will be pretty much useless.

  11. Pockets and their position

  12. You should ask yourself :

    - do I have where to put my MP3 player/cellphone, so it’s easily accessible without the need to unzip my jacket?

    - is there a big pocket, where I can stick my gloves in on a warm spring day?

    - is there a small pocket on the sleeve for the ski pass and is there a place to attach older ski passes that work with bar code readers?

  13. Recco reflector

  14. The Recco reflectors are commonly built-in in jackets, pants, gloves and helmets. They are an inexpensive passive piece of equipment that you’ll probably never need to know it exists.

    But in the rare occasion that you turn out buried alive under an avalanche in one of the 600 resorts using Recco locator equipment, it may save your life.

    For more information about the technology, you can read this posting on the TGR forums:

  15. Length

  16. When considering the jacket length, there are mostly two things to keep in mind: Whether you like it fashion-wise and the fact that you’ll be sitting on chair lifts.

    The aforementioned chair lifts can get quite chilly on colder winter days, and having an additional layer of clothing to sit on could save your ass from freezing.

  17. Fit

  18. Normally, when you are buying a non-insulated jacket, you should always keep in mind that it is meant to be combined with one or more layers below, so better look for a more relaxed fit that could accommodate at least one fleece under it.

  19. The brand

  20. I will not give my preference over one brand or another, because it’s hard to judge a product by the label on it. Of course, relying on a well-known brand name gives you a better chance of getting something of quality, but then again, sometimes you just have to pay extra, only for the label on the jacket and not necessarily the better product.

Brand Fabric Waterproofness

(mm/24 hours)


(g/m2/24 hours)

Columbia Sportswear Omni-Tech® (Adults) 10,000 10,000
Columbia Sportswear Omni-Tech® (Kids) 5,000 5,000
Event Event 30,000 22,000
Gore-Tex® PacLite® 28,000 15,000
Gore-Tex® Pro-Shell 2-Layer 28,000 25,000
Gore-Tex® Pro-Shell 3-Layer 28,000 25,000
Lowe Alpine Triplepoint® 3-Layer 20,000 20,000
Marmot MemBrain® 20,000 25,000
Marmot PreCip® 15,000 12,000
Marmot PreCip Plus® 25,000 15,000
Mountain Hardwear Conduit 20,000 20,000
Sierra Designs Hurricane 8,000 2,000
Sierra Designs Microlight 600 N/A

*Table borrowed from SierraTradingPost

Snowboard Girl

Posted by Tania | Posted in Friday Fun | Posted on 29-10-2010

Girls, who says that board is only for men?

Watch this video and you’ll see that we are born talents ;)

So put on your pink jacket, get your board on flowers and go to a snowy runway to show’em how things are done!

And to make it even more irresistible, here’s two coupons:

  • Extra 10% Off on sale prices of all Vans Outerwear at
    Use coupon code: vans10
  • Save an additional 10% Off Sessions outwear at
    Use code:  sessions10

Trekking poles (a small thing for a big challenge)

Posted by Tania | Posted in Promotions | Posted on 29-10-2010

Sometimes, the often neglected little accessories can help you overcome challenges. And sometimes they can save your live, or just make it easier.

Lets take for example trekking poles. How can they help you?

  • On downhill they decrease the amount of stress on your joints and on uphill – transfer some of your weight to your shoulders, back and arms.
  • They help you for a better balance and establishing a walking rhythm.
  • Make crossing streams, loose rocks and slippery surfaces safer.
  • Push back overhanging vegetation from the trail and probe soggy terrain for boggy sports and holes.

So, for the intrigued, Mountains Plus has  launched a campaign where you purchases a pair of snowshoes you receive a FREE pair of same brand trekking poles.

Sounds of Winter

Posted by Karl | Posted in Friday Fun | Posted on 28-10-2010

Beautiful video from the Salomon FreeskiTV series, featuring some breathtaking shots captured with a high-speed RED camera.
That’s some nice piece of equipment, isn’t it.

Full screen watching in HD quality – highly recommended!

It’s rainy weather (but do you care?)

Posted by Tania | Posted in Promotions | Posted on 28-10-2010

Rain Gear on Sale

Well, if you do, maybe it’s time to get some appropriate gear packed.

Winter is coming, but there’s still some time before rain turns into snow, so it’s good to be prepared and not risk your comfort when it pours outside.

Altrec has it covered for you with some nice offers of up to 50% off and even more as I checked.