Backcountry cuts up to 50% off a selection of clearance winter apparel, shoes, and gear. That's the best clearance sale we've seen on winter items from Backcountry since last summer, when we saw up to 96% off, and it yields several price lows. Shipping starts at $5.95, but orders of $50 or more qualify for free shipping. Note that available sizes may be limited. Some best bets, each with free shipping:
Icebreaker Women's Insulator Full-Zip Jacket in Black for $153.99
The North Face Men's Seaworth Down Jacket in Blue (pictured) for $227.97
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