There are a few windows throughout the year where travel gear goes on sale bigtime and the kickoff to summer period is one of those. Everyone wants you through their virtual door so you’ll buy multiple items in their shop.

Since I review lots of travel apparel and gadgets at Practical Travel Gear, I belong to the affiliate programs of a lot of gear retailers. I don’t normally put links to them on this blog, but there are a heap of sales going on right now that offer good opportunities to stock up. So I’m passing them on. If you’re getting ready to gear up for extended travel or just an adventurous vacation, one of these could save you a bundle.

Backcountry.com says It’s Go Time. Save Up to 40%

RockCreek.com is running a big Patagonia Sale and Road Trip Sale with up to 50% off on other brands.

There are lots of good discounts now for the REI Anniversary Sale through the 31st.

Columbia Sportswear is giving free Shipping with Promo Code: COL210APFS

Coupon Code “tenoff” gives you 10% off your order at PlanetShoes.com. Plus free Shipping on orders over $49. Great selection!

Teva is discounting select products 50% to 80% for a limited time. Go to Teva.com

ExOfficio has lots of products on sale right now and there’s Free Shipping on Orders Over $75.

This isn’t gear, but it sure helps you pack light. 3 months for the price of 2 on all 3 or 12 month calling subscriptions from Skype until the 1st of June.