Summer may be coming to an end, but it’s not all bad! With the changing seasons comes great deals on outdoor gear, cooler temperatures, less bugs, and less crowds. There’s still plenty of time left to get some adventures in before snow hits. And REI’s Labor Day Sale, which runs from August 28th to September 7th, is the perfect time to get your hands on the gear you’ve been eyeing. In addition to deep discounts, REI members also receive an extra 20% off one outlet item with coupon code: LABORDAY20.
We scoured the sale and narrowed this list down to the gear we’re most stoked about. Enjoy!
All Full-Price Arc’teryx Brand Items – 25% Off
Arc’teryx is known for their unmatched quality in outdoor gear, but also for their high prices. Well, this is your chance to score any full-priced Arc’teryx item for 25% off. We’ve tried a lot of their jackets over the years, and we’re big fans of the Zeta SL Rain Jacket and Pants and the Cerium LT Down Hoodie, which both make our Best Rain Jackets and our Best Down Jackets lists respectively. We also really love the Atom LT Insulated Hoodie and the Kyanite Hoodie for around town.
All Salomon Footwear – 25% Off
Salomon makes a lot of great kicks for running and hiking and every single pair is on sale at REI. The Salomon X Ultra 3 Mid GTX boots (view women’s here) and Salomon X Ultra 3 Low GTX shoes (view women’s here) are some of our favorites in the lineup because they feel great right out of the box, they have super cushy soles, and they’re lightweight. Check out some of our other favorite Salomon shoes on our lists of theBest Hiking Boots for Men & Women, Best Hiking Shoes for Men & Women, and Best Trail Running Shoes for Men & Women.
All Merrell Moab Hiking Boots & Shoes – 20% Off
We love a lot of Merrell’s shoes, and you can find many of them on our lists of theBest Hiking Boots for Men & Women, Best Hiking Shoes for Men & Women, and Best Trail Running Shoes for Men & Women. We’re particular fans of the Moab 2 Mid WP (view women’s here) and Low WP (view women’s here) because they’re comfortable, durable, and a great value for the money.
KEEN Targhee Hiking Shoes & Boots – 25% Off
If you’ve been searching for hiking footwear with a little extra wiggle room in the toe, the Keen Targhees may be just what you need. The Targhees are built with a wider toe box, and they require very little break-in to achieve a comfy-all-day fit. We recommend the Targhee III Mid WP (view women’s here) if you need ankle support and the Targhee III Low WP (view women’s here) if you’re looking for something a little lighter.
The REI Quarter Dome SL 1P and SL 2P are affordable and reliable lightweight backpacking tents that have been bestsellers at REI for years. These tents save weight with a semi-freestanding design and they cost a bit less than similar tents from other brands. The Quarter Dome series tents are a solid choice and they made our list of the Best Lightweight Backpacking Tents.
REI Co-op Kingdom 6 & 8 Tents – 25% Off
REI Kingdom tents are great for car camping when you want a ton of space, durability, and weather protection. Only the 6P and 8P models are on sale this time, and they’re sure to make your camping neighbors jealous. Check out all things we like about the Kingdom tents on our Best Camping Tents list.
Big Agnes Tiger Wall Tents – 25% Off
Big Agnes’ Tiger Wall UL2 & UL3 tents deliver a lot of interior space in an ultralight package. The Tiger Wall has a shape that’s similar to the Copper Spur, but much lighter, and a pole structure that’s similar to the Fly Creek, but with more interior space. Its semi-freestanding design requires you to stake out the foot of the tent for a full pitch. The Tiger Wall has a lot to love for ultralight backpackers and is on our Best Backpacking Tents list.
Gregory Deva & Baltoro Backpacks – 25% Off
Looking for a roomy pack that can comfortably carry a heavy load? The Deva (women’s) and Baltoro (men’s) packs from Gregory offer a whole lot of capacity and convenience for larger hauls. The suspension system is designed to bring the support with every movement you make, and the hydration sleeve converts into a daypack.
Osprey Kestrel & Kyte – 25% Off
The Kestrel & Kyte are a bit heavier than the backpacks we normally tend to hike with, but a couple of our friends really love their fit. If you’re in the market for a fairly lightweight backpack, but you want a bit more comfort, these backpacks just might be your jam.
REI Co-op Igneo and Joule Sleeping Bags – 40% Off
REI offers solid value in their Men’s Igneo and Women’s Joule sleeping bags. These three-season, down bags are great for those who want a budget friendly, yet high quality bag to accompany them on almost any trip. Both models come in two different temperature ratings to fit your needs. Check out our Best Sleeping Bags list for more info.
REI Co-op Brand Sleeping Pads – 30% Off
REI offers many good budget options for sleeping pads. From their Camp Dreamer XL and Camp Dreamer Double for car camping, to their Flash 3-Season & Flash Thermal pads for backpacking, there’s something to fit all kinds of outdoor adventures. Head over to our Best Sleeping Pads list to see more about our favorite pads from REI
REI Co-op Brand Camp Furniture – 30% Off
A good chair can really take your camping game to the next level. The Flexlite Camp Chair weighs less than 2 pounds and packs down very small, making it an excellent choice for both the front country and the backcountry. The Flexlite family of chairs can be found on our Best Backpacking Chairs and Best Camping Chairs lists. The REI Camp Roll Table is also a great addition to your car camping setup.
All REI Co-op Brand Rain Jackets & Pants – 40% Off
Rain gear is an absolute must for comfort and warmth, and all REI brand Rain Jackets and Pants are on deep discount right now. Our favorites for backpacking are the Rainier Jacket and Pants (view women’s Rainier Jacket and Pants here) and the Drypoint GTX Jacket. If you’re looking for an around-town jacket, we recommend checking out the XeroDry GTX Jacket (view women’s here). Outdoor clothing can be pretty tough to pick. Take a look at our Best Rain Jackets and Best Rain Pants lists to help get the perfect rain gear for you.
REI 650 Down Jackets & Vests – 30% Off
The REI 650 Down Jacket 2.0 (view women’s here) is a great option for lightweight adventurers on a budget. It’s made with lower-fill-power down, which means it’s not quite as technical and efficient as more expensive jackets, but for the price, we’re pretty happy with its performance. The 650 Down is our favorite budget-friendly ultralight jacket on our Best Down Jackets list.
All Snow Peak Products – 20% Off
Snow Peak cookware has helped us make many culinary masterpieces in the backcountry. If your goal is to keep pack weight to a minimum, our camp kitchen must-haves include the Titanium Mini Solo Cookset and the Litemax Stove. Learn more about our favorite backpacking stoves from Snow Peak on our Best Backpacking Stoves list.
MSR Windburner Stove Systems – 25% Off
We love canister stove systems because they’re easy to use, great in windy conditions, and efficient. This stove type works best for folks who typically only need to heat water for coffee and backpacking meals, but you do still have some control over the strength of the flame for cooking with the Windburner. You can find more info about the Windburner on our Best Backpacking Stoves list.
All Water Filters & Purifiers – 25% Off
We don’t need to tell you why a water filter or purifier is an essential piece of gear, but we can take some of the mystery out of it! Purifiers take all the bad stuff out of water (including viruses), but they take more time to use than a filter. Our favorite purifiers are the Katadyn Ultra UV Purifier, Chlorine Dioxide drops and pills, and the MSR Guardian. Filters get MOST of the bad stuff out of water and work quickly, but they don’t remove viruses. Our favorite water filters are the Sawyer Squeeze, Katadyn BeFree, and Platypus Gravityworks. For a more in-depth comparison, give our Best Backpacking Water Filters list a read.
All Petzl Headlamps – 25% Off
We trust Petzl since lighting is their forte, and one of our favorite headlamps is the Petzl Actik CORE. It’s a user-friendly, hard-working headlamp with an included rechargeable battery. If you’re looking for a more budget-friendly option, the Petzl Tikkina is a simple, long-lasting headlamp for an unbeatable price. If you just need a headlamp to meet basic needs, this is your guy. Both of these headlamps are featured on our Best Headlamps list.
All Klean Kanteen Products – 25% Off
The time has come to take your hydration to the next level with a bottle that really shows your personal style! Klean Kanteen Water Bottles are offered in about a million shapes, sizes, colors, and lid options, so there’s a combo out there for everyone! Our go-to is the TKWide 32 oz. paired with the Cafe Cap 3.0. To see our favorite Klean Kanteen in action and learn more, check out our Best Water Bottles list.
The season of fall gear releases is upon us which means last season’s colors and designs are going on clearance. If you don’t mind being a little behind on the latest fashion trends and gear updates, this is the perfect time to grab some big ticket items (like tents and sleeping bags) at a deep discount.
More Great Deals
REI Co-op Trail Hut 2 Tent – 30% Off
Big Agnes Torchlight Sleeping Bags – 25% Off
NEMO Forte Sleeping Bags – 25% Off
Osprey Ozone Travel Bags – 25% Off
GoPro HERO8 Black Camera – $100 Off
GSI Selkirk 2-Burner Camp Stove – 25% Off
MPOWERD Luci Lights – 30% Off
Darn Tough Socks – 25% Off
REI Co-op Sahara Pants – 40% Off
REI Co-op Merino Base Layers – 30% Off
All First Aid Kits – 25% Off
All Sunscreen – 25% Off
We hope this guide helps you find the perfect gear for your needs. If you have more questions or a suggestion, we’d love to hear from you! Sign up for our newsletter to stay updated on our latest posts then visit our Facebook page and Instagram to join the community conversation.
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