Association of National Park Rangers Members Get New Discounts on Outdoor Recreation Gear

January 24, 2020 18:13

For the first time ever, Association of National Park Rangers (ANPR) members are eligible for exclusive discounts on outdoor gear through Outdoor Prolink. ANPR members qualify for 30-50 percent discounts on technical outdoor products from brands like Black Diamond, Osprey, La Sportiva, and more. Offering access to pro-deals helps restore access to a service many members value.

“The ANPR Board works hard to identify and provide services that our members value,” ANPR President Paul Anderson said. “Providing access to pro-deals builds on the work we did last year to get ANPR members discounted professional liability insurance.”

ANPR partnered with Outdoor Prolink because NPS employees are no longer allowed to take advantage of discounts in their capacity as federal employees. NPS Policy Memorandum 18-01 states “The use of pro-deals creates the appearance of an endorsement for a product, which is not allowed” and revokes older policy that allowed NPS employees to use them. ANPR members who are NPS employees will not violate agency policy if they use this new service.

According to the US Department of the Interior’s Ethics Office, exceptions to the gift prohibition include “commercial discounts offered to members of a group or class in which membership is unrelated to Government employment.” (Exceptions to the Gift Prohibition - 5 C.F.R. § 2635.204) Since membership in ANPR is open to anyone who supports the organization’s mission, NPS employees who take advantage of the discounts in their capacity as ANPR members will not violate Policy Memorandum 18-01.

If you are a member, ANPR will email instructions that explain how you can use this service. The email will have:

-Sign-up instructions
-An application code to input on the Outdoor Prolink website.

The code gives you access to Pro-Deal discounts for one year. We will share new codes next year when you renew your membership.

If you are not a member, join today! All ANPR members can use this service.

About Outdoor Prolink
Outdoor Prolink is a one-stop shop for professionals in the outdoor industry. These “pros” have first-hand knowledge and experience, which creates an influencing power sought after by top outdoor gear brands. Because of Outdoor Prolink, more than 100,000 pros are connected with deep discounts on over 90 outdoor brands as a way of saying “thanks for repping our gear!” For more information, visit www.outdoor prolink.com.

Reghan Tank, rtank@anpr.org