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Our Vendor "Database"

Here you will find a list of vendors and notes on those vendors - none of this info is guaranteed to be accurate.  If you gain additional insight please email "pro_deals@cal-esar.org" with your updated info and we will try to keep this list fresh.

Patagonia - Will only offer program discounts to Mountain Rescue Association (MRA) certified units - that isn't us :(
Cascade Designs - https://www.cascadedesigns.com/pro - MSR, Therma Rest, Platypus, Seal Line, Case, PackTowel


If your Brand of choice is not above...

Pick out the manufacturer you are interested in and google for the pro deal.  For example if you want to purchase gear/clothing from Outdoor Research then google "outdoor research pro deal" - most likely you will see something like:

https://vip.outdoorresearch.com/welcome

Within the top results.   Go to that page and complete the application, some will reply within 24 hours, some may take 10 business days or more.   They will provide you with logon credentials to access their pro-deals web pages.

Some of the programs have specific guidelines for SAR unit volunteers - some have applications that you can apply to, but the application verbiage assume you are an "employee" and can submit pay stubs, letter from employer etc. etc. - Submitting a scan of your unit ID (both sides and needs to be current) and something like this narrative...

"I am an active member of Cal-ESAR, California Explorer Search and Rescue, a SAR unit that operates at the direction of the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services.  Our mission is suburban and wilderness Search and Rescue in Northern California.  More information can be found at http://www.cal-esar.org"

Aggregator Websites

There are websites that serve as portals for many pro deals.  Examples are:

While you will be able to access much larger selections of goods from many manufacturers also be aware that stock availability is usually limited, shipping costs can mount up, especially with small orders, and shipping times can often be extended.


Look for "Sign in" box on mail page with red "Join Now". Use that to sign up. 

Once you're in the sign up process you'll be asked to join a group..pick "Fire and Rescue'. This will give you access to the largest selection of brands. To be accepted you need to submit a scan of your unit ID (both sides of ID and needs to be current date).




Welcome to Outdoor Prolink
You now qualify for a free membership to Outdoor Prolink because of your affiliation with the California Explorer Search & Rescue team.  You now have access to discounts ranging from 30-50% off from 90 different top outdoor brands.  
Please read carefully and follow the steps below to get signed up automatically.

2. In the upper right hand corner, click “Sign Up” to start your application.
3. Fill out Page 1 and 2 with your personal and professional information.
4. On Page 2, enter “CESAR2172” into the box labeled “Application Code” in the bottom right-hand corner.  This is            very important, as this is what helps approve your application in a timely manner.
5. On Page 3 of the application, click "Complete Registration" to finish your application.  You do not need to upload             any documents because you are on a roster. 
You should receive an email notifying you that you have been approved.  If you do not receive the email, please email apply@outdoorprolink.com and we will look into your application.

Before ordering, please read our ordering guidelines below:
  • The code provided is designed for your company’s qualified employees only.
  • Your pro account is for you. Please do not purchase gifts or buy gear for others. 
  • Because pro orders are filled after retail orders, please allow 7-14 business days for your order to process, ship, and arrive at your door.  
  • We can’t take returns or exchanges on pro-orders, sorry! All sales are final, so please buy carefully.
  • For any order specific questions, please contact info@outdoorprolink.com.

If you have any issues at all with your application, feel free to email us at apply@outdoorprolink.com.  Thanks and have fun shopping!