PlanetGear is another limited time, deep discount (up to 70% off), shopping site for outdoor folks. They operate on the membership model where you must be a member to join, but you can relax, membership simply means that you have created a free account with them.

According to their site they offer “gear, apparel, and travel destinations at prices up to 70% off on most leading outdoor brands. Sale events start daily at 8:00am PST and last up to 72 hours.”

I heard about PlanetGear because Tawnee Madlen and Veronique Markewitz (founder) emailed me. I checked their site out and noted that they seemed to have a female centric offering (at the time it was all female apparel/gear being featured). Now they have stuff for men, women and kids up.

I emailed them back and asked them when they had started since I hadn’t seen them around before, “We started on April 2nd [2011], because we didn’t want to be a joke and start on the 1st.”

I also learned their first sales were “Mountain hardware and Ski Utah (it was a backcountry expedition tour)” which supports their claim to offer travel as well as gear deals.

PlanetGear is also a member of 1% for the Planet and is working with IMBA (International Mountain Biking Association) to raise money to preserve trails and IOWC. All good stuff in my book.

Lastly, the ladies also wanted to extend a prize to the Rockgrrl community, a $30 credit to use as you wish!

How to Enter:

Comment on what your favorite item is from any of PlanetGear’s currently offered sales.

Winner will be chosen by a random drawing.

You can comment on this post or on the Rockgrrl Facebook FanPage.

If you do both you’ll get two chances at winning.

You must comment by midnight, PST, Tuesday, May 17th. Winner will be notified on Wednesday, May 18th via email or Facebook messaging system so please be sure you fill that in on your commenting profile here.

You will need to have a free account to see the PlanetGear stuff.

You can use my invite link here. Disclosure: If you use my invite link you’ll get a $10 credit when you place your first order and I’ll also get a $10 credit at the same time.

You can also just sign up without an invite from their homepage.

Right now PlanetGear is featuring Kelty and Rossignol, but next week I hear they’ll have Sierra Designs and K-Swiss so I’m sure you’ll still be able to spend your credit on good gear if you win.

PlanetGear is also on Twitter and Facebook.

Now, go ahead and show me the gear you’d like to get and maybe you’ll get some credit to buy it!