60 Great Deals at REI’s Anniversary Sale

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year for all of us adventure seekers – REI’s Anniversary Sale! May 19th-29th is REI’s biggest sale of the year, and it includes deep discounts on some of our favorite backpacking, camping, and hiking gear.

REI Members have access to some exclusive sale items and they get 20% off one full-price item and one REI Outlet item using coupon code ANNIV23.

We scoured the sale and put together this list of the deals we’re most excited about. Trust us, you won’t want to miss this one!

Four hikers having fun jumping high in the air above a trail with a mountain in the background

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Not a Member yet?

Oh yeah, if you’re not an REI member, don’t fret! You can pick up a lifetime membership for $30 and still get to use the 20% off coupon. So, your lifetime membership will pretty much pay for itself with one big purchase. Here are some of the reasons all of us here at CleverHiker have been REI members for years:

  • Knowledgeable and friendly staff We always have an awesome experience with the sales and customer service staff. They’re friendly and helpful, and they really know their stuff!
  • Save money – There are so many benefits to membership, but some of our favorites are access to 20% off coupons a few times a year, 10% dividend back on full-price purchases, access to the used gear Garage Sale, and discounts on REI Adventures and in-store classes.
  • REI brand products are a great value – We generally find that REI brand products strike a great balance between quality and cost. The Magma line of sleeping bags and the Half Dome line of tents are some of our favorite products from their wide range of offerings.
  • REI has an excellent return policy – Customer service reigns supreme here. REI gives you 365 days to return or exchange items and we love the ability to buy online and return in store.
  • REI is getting into the ultralight game – We’re pretty stoked to see REI jumping into the ultralight arena. They’re now stocking their shelves with UL retailers, such as Hyperlite Mountain Gear, as well as upgrading many of their REI brand product lines to focus on fast and light gear.

Tents

The REI Half Dome SL 2 Plus set up in front of a lake with some mountains in the background

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All NEMO Tents – 25% Off

NEMO Dagger OSMO 2 Tent

We love NEMO tents because the quality construction and dialed-in details make them an excellent value. Two of our favorites from our Best Backpacking Tents guide are the Hornet 2P and the Dagger 2P. Solo hikers looking to go as light as possible will love the Hornet. If you hike with a partner, check out the roomy and lightweight Dagger 2. Families will be comfy in the luxurious Aurora Highrise 4 from our Best Camping Tents list.


REI Half Dome Tents – 30% Off for Members

REI Half Dome 2 Plus Tent

The REI Half Dome series of tents are a good value for those wanting a tent that’s practical for both backpacking and car camping. These tents provide a good balance of durability, interior space, and affordability, and their freestanding design makes them easy to set up. Our favorite size for backpacking is the 2 Plus, and the 3 Plus is more comfortable and spacious for car camping. The Half Dome tents are featured on both our Best Camping Tents and Best Backpacking Tents lists.


REI Wonderland 4 Camping Tent

REI’s Wonderland tents come in a few sizes, but our top pick is the Wonderland 4. This tent is a redesign of the popular Kingdom. It still features the same high ceiling, giant doors, and convenient storage pockets that made the Kingdom so well-loved. This is a can’t-miss deal if you’re in the market for a new camping tent. See how it stacks up against the competition on our Best Camping Tents list.


Eureka Space Camp 4 Camping Tent

Eureka’s Space Camp 4 is a welcoming shelter with nearly vertical walls and a versatile rainfly. There are two generous vestibules to protect your gear when bad weather hits and multiple vents to promote airflow. For taller campers, the Space Camp 6P has a peak height of 6’4” for more headroom. The Space Camp is among the highest-quality budget options on our Best Camping Tents list.


Footwear

A torso down view of a hiker hiking on a trail in the Grand Canyon

Photo Credit: Casey Handley (CLeverHiker.com)

Salomon X Ultra 4 Hiking Boots

Salomon makes some of our favorite hiking footwear, and their X Ultra 4 shoes (men’s / women’s) and boots (men’s / women’s) are among the best in the lineup. They’re comfy, lightweight, and durable, so we highly recommend them for hikers wanting a happy medium between trail runners and boots. The X Ultra line has been near the top of our lists of the Best Hiking Boots for Men / Women and Best Hiking Shoes for Men / Women for years.


Altra Lone Peak 7 Hiking Shoes

Altra Lone Peaks have long been the flagship shoe of lightweight hikers due to their low weight, grippy outsole, and roomy fit. The 7th iteration of the LPs (men’s / women’s) just might be our favorite – they’re more durable, and have a dialed-in fit. The Lone Peaks landed spots on our Best Hiking Shoes for Men / Women and Best Trail Running Shoes for Men / Women lists.


Salomon Quest 4 GTX – 25% Off

Salomon Quest 4 GTX Hiking Boots

The Salomon Quest 4 GTX (men’s / women’s) offer some of the most robust ankle support of any boot on our Best Hiking Boots for Men / Women lists, making them a great choice for those wanting maximum stability. The durable materials and aggressive traction – in combination with that supportive design – will keep you moving confidently on the most rugged terrain.


Saucony Peregrine 13 – 30% Off

Saucony Peregrine 13 Trail Running Shoes

We’ve hiked thousands of miles in Saucony Peregrines (men’s / women’s), and they’re some of our favorites due to their exceptional traction. The mesh upper keeps these shoes lightweight and breathable, so your feet stay comfortable while covering serious distance on trail. The Peregrines rank highly on our Best Hiking Shoes for Men / Women and Best Trail Running Shoes for Men / Women lists.


All KEEN Footwear – 25% Off

KEEN Targhee III Hiking Shoes

If you need hiking footwear with a little extra wiggle room in the toe, Keen Targhees may be just what you need. They’re built with a wide toe box and they require very little break-in to achieve a comfy fit. We recommend the Targhee III Mids (men’s / women’s) for the ankle support and Targhee III Lows (men’s / women’s) for less bulk. Get more info on the Targhees on our Best Hiking Boots for Men / Women and Best Hiking Shoes for Men / Women lists.


Salomon XA Pro 3D hiking Shoes

The Salomon XA Pro 3D V8 (men’s / women’s) excel on trails with tricky terrain thanks to their stable, supportive build and excellent traction. Because they’re lighter than many traditional hiking shoes but burlier than the trail runners on our list of the Best Hiking Shoes for Men and Women, the XA Pros are an ideal balance of durability and all-day comfort. These shoes are a top pick for day hikers


Salomon Sense Ride Trail Running Shoes

If you’re looking for one running shoe that can do it all, the Salomon Sense Ride 5 (men’s / women’s) is a great choice. These shoes have great cushioning for road running when you need the extra shock absorption, and the flexibility and traction make the Sense Rides exceptionally responsive over variable terrain when running on trails. Learn more about these shoes on our lists of the Best Trail Running Shoes for Men and Women.


La Sportiva Nucleo High II

La Sportiva makes a plethora of high quality hiking, running, and climbing shoes. The La Sportiva Bushido trail running shoes (men’s / women’s) have awesome traction and feel very stable on rough terrain. The Nucleo Highs (men’s / women’s) are super comfy, and they’re exceptionally lightweight for how rugged they are. Both models rank pretty high on our Best Hiking Boots for Men / Women and Best Trail Running Shoes for Men / Women.


All Smartwool Socks – 25% Off

Smartwool Hike Light Crew

If you hike as much as we do, you know how important it is to have quality socks. Smartwool socks are warm, well-made, durable, and have padding in all the right places to keep your feet happy. Our favorite model from our Best Hiking Socks Guide is the Performance Hike Light Crew (men’s / women’s).


All REI Hiking Socks – 30% Off for Members

REI makes a whole bunch of socks, y’all. You likely already have your preferences for what type of sock you look for, so we won’t bore you with explanations of the nuanced differences between each type. But what we can tell you is that the Merino Lightweight Crew Hiking Socks are our favorites, and you can find them nestled among other top-notch tootsie covers on our Best Hiking Socks list.


Backpacks

A hiker unclipping the top of lid of the Gregory Paragon 58 backpack with a Grand Canyon view in the background

Photo Credit: Casey Handley (CLeverHiker.com)

Osprey Aether & Ariel Packs – 25% Off

Osprey Aether 65 Backpack

The Osprey Aether 65 (men’s) & Ariel 65 (women’s) packs hold 35-50 pounds much more comfortably than any lightweight backpack, and they’re still lighter than many comparable traditional packs. Hikers who are just starting out or who prefer to carry a few extra luxuries will find that the Atmos and Aura have a generous amount of padding and plenty of pockets to organize your gear. Learn more about these packs on our Best Backpacking Backpacks list.


Deuter Speed Lite 21 – 25% Off

Deuter Speed Lite 21

The Deuter Speed Lite 21 from our list of the Best Daypacks is fairly simple, but the lightweight design is often all we need on short day hikes with light loads. The Speed Lite comes with a basic removable hipbelt to keep your load stable when scrambling, and the mesh back panel provides ample ventilation for when things start to heat up. If you’re looking for more carrying capacity, Deuter makes the Speed Lite in a ton of different sizes.


Gregory Paragon & Maven – 25% Off

Gregory Paragon 58

The Gregory Paragon 58 (men’s sizes) and Maven 55 (women’s sizes) are some of the comfiest midweight packs we’ve used, and they carry weight like a dream. These packs have some pretty unique features, like the zippered side entry pocket and the size-adjustable hipbelt, that make them work really well for different body shapes and hiking styles. Learn more about the Paragon and Maven on Best Backpacking Backpacks list.


Osprey Stratos 24 Daypack

The Osprey Stratos 24 (men’s) and Sirrus 24 (women’s) have some of the most comfortable frames of any daypacks we’ve used. The stretch-mesh back panel feels cushy and seamlessly transitions into the hipbelt for excellent weight transfer. These packs have a solid organization system too, with convenient gear storage pockets, two hipbelt pockets, and easy-to-access water bottle holsters. These packs come in a wide range of sizes and rank highly on our Best Daypacks list.


Camelbak Hydrobak Lite

The ultralight CamelBak HydroBak (men’s / women’s) is a sleek, minimalist hydration pack that’s comfortable and easy to move in. It’s primarily intended to carry water and has very little gear capacity, so it’s best for short outings. The included Crux Hydration Reservoir is easy to clean due to its wide-mouth opening, and the large handle makes filling up hassle-free. Learn more on our Best Hydration Backpacks list.


Osprey Porter 46

If you’re a rugged adventurer who needs an equally tough bag, check out the Osprey Porter 46 from our Best Travel Backpacks list. Whether you’re throwing it under your seat on a plane or sending it with the checked luggage, you can rest assured that your things are protected thanks to the padded sidewalls. The Porter is also available in 30L and 65L capacities.


Sleep System

A hiker sitting in an REI Magma 15 sleeping bag looking off at distant sunset and cascading mountain peaks

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REI Magma Sleeping Bags – 30% Off for Members

REI Magma 15 Sleeping bag

The REI Magma 15 / Magma 30 (women’s Magma 15 / 30) sleeping bags have an unrivaled combination of weight, warmth, and cost. If you want one sleeping bag that will work for most of the year, the Magma 15 is an excellent choice. If most of your backpacking trips are during summer or you’re a warm sleeper, the Magma 30 is perfect for keeping pack weight to a minimum. The Magma 15 and 30 are our top picks on our Best Backpacking Sleeping Bags list.


REI Magma Quilt – 30% Off for Members

REI Magma Quilt

The REI Magma Quilt 30 is one of our go-to sleep sacks for trips where nighttime temperatures stay in the 40s or above. This pared-down design will keep your summer base weight as low as possible, and it compresses down small to leave room in your pack for other luxuries. Its combination of weight, warmth, and cost makes the Magma one of our favorite quilts of all time, and it ranks highly on our Best Sleeping Bags and Best Backpacking Quilts lists.


NEMO Tensor Insulated – 40% Off

NEMO Tensor Insulated Sleeping Pad

The NEMO Tensor Insulated Pad is one of our long-time favorite sleeping pads because it’s quieter than other pads and it’s exceptionally comfortable. The Tensor also comes with one of the best pump sacks on the market, which makes inflation fast and easy. This pad comes in several shape and size options, including mummy, rectangular, and the elusive regular/wide model, and it ranks highly on our Best Sleeping Pads list.


Exped Megamat Duo & Single – 25% Off

The Exped MegaMat Duo / Single are two of the most luxurious camp mattresses we’ve ever tested. They’re four inches thick, so you won’t feel pressure points or bottom-out if you toss and turn. The Megamat self-inflates, so all you have to do is top it off for the perfect pressure. And when your trip is over, the one-way deflation valve and top-loading stuff sack make packing up quick and easy. The Megamat is at the top of our Best Camping Mattresses list.


Exped Megasleep 25/40 – 25% Off

Exped Megasleep 25/40

The Exped MegaSleep 25/40 (single / double) is great for those who want one space-saving sleeping bag that can adapt to different temperatures and conditions. Use the bag with the dark blue side on the top to keep you warm in temperatures down to freezing, or flip it over and have the less insulated light blue side up for warm summer nights. The Megasleep bag is one of our top sleeping bag picks for car camping.


NEMO Disco 15 – 40% Off

NEMO Disco 15 Sleeping bag

NEMO makes some of the most luxurious sleeping bags around. Their signature Thermo Gills make it easy to regulate your temperature, and the spoon shape is ideal for side sleepers. If you’re looking for a comfortable sleeping bag with a lot of space, the NEMO Disco 15 is a great option. NEMO also makes the Disco 30 for those who do most oftheir camping in summer. Both make ourlists of the Best Backpacking Sleeping Bags and Best Camping Sleeping Bags for their roomy comfort.


Clothing

A hiker scrambling down some rocks in a desert scene

Photo Credit: Casey Handley (CLeverHiker.com)

REI 650 Down Jacket – 30% Off for Members

REI 650 Down jacket

The REI 650 Down Jacket 2.0 (men’s / women’s) 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 we’re very happy with its performance for the price. The 650 Down is our favorite budget-friendly ultralight jacket on our Best Down Jackets list.


Prana Stretch Zion Hiking Pants

PrAna makes a lot of great hiking pants with a reputation for comfort and durability, but our favorites are the  Stretch Zions for men and the Halle Pants for women. Both styles strike an excellent balance between trail-worthy performance and body-flattering fit. We’ve rocked the Stretch Zions and Halles for years, and both rank highly on our Best Hiking Pants for Men / Women lists.


REI Rainier Rain Jacket & Rain Pants – 30% Off for Members

REI Rainier Rain Jacket

The REI Rainier Rain Jacket (men’s / women’s) is already a budget-friendly jacket, so it’s quite the steal at the additional 30% off sale price! We love it because it has all the bells and whistles (like pit zips and hem/hood adjustments), it’s lightweight, and it comes in a wide array of nice color choices. Pick up the Full-Zip Rainier Rain Pants (men’s / women’s) to complete the look and to feel like an unstoppable rain defying machine. The Rainier rain gear can be found on our lists of the Best Rain Jackets and Rain Pants.


All REI Brand Hiking Pants, Shorts & Shirts – 30% Off for Members

REI Sahara Shade Sun Hoodie

Need a full hiking wardrobe overhaul? All REI hiking clothing is on sale, including favorites from our lists of the Best Hiking Pants for Men / Women, Best Hiking Shorts for Men / Women, and Best Sun Shirts. Some highlights include the pocket-filled Sahara Convertible Pants for utilitarian hikers, the versatile Sahara Shorts, and the sun protective Sahara Shade Hoodie.


All REI Brand Base Layers – 30% Off for Members

REI Midweight Half Zip Base Layer

Base layers add a ton of warmth to your clothing system without adding much weight. We’ve been using REI Base Layers on trips for years. We’re partial to the Midweight Top (men’s / women’s) and Base Layer Bottoms (men’s / women’s), but REI makes a wide variety of styles to suit your needs. Learn more on our Best Base Layers list.


All Columbia Clothing – 25% Off

Columbia Steens Mountain Fleece jacket

Columbia is known for making quality clothing at a value price. Several Columbia items found their way onto our clothing guides, but some of our absolute favorites are the flattering Saturday Trail Pants from our list of the Best Hiking Pants for Women and the budget friendly Steens Mountain (men’s)/Benton Springs (women’s) jackets from our Best Fleece Jackets list.


Smartwool Merino Classic Base Layer

From gloves, to hats, to base layers, and undies – Smartwool products are high-quality and dependable. Their Merino base layer tops and bottoms are some of our absolute favorites. The Classic All-Season (men’s / women’s) is a versatile layer for shoulder seasons. If you need more warmth, go for the Classic Thermal (men’s / women’s). Learn more about what makes these layers great on our Best Base Layers list.


Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer

The Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer/2 is everything you need for fast and light adventures and nothing you don’t. Its exceptional balance of warmth to weight is its key strength, and its sleek, layer-able design is also a huge plus. We named the Ghost Whisperer best ultralight jacket on our list of the Best Down Jackets.


Mountain Hardwear Dynama 2 Hiking Pants

The Mountain Hardwear Dynama/2 Ankle Pants are some of the lightest and most comfy hiking pants we’ve tested. They’re minimal yet highly functiona. There are no zippers or buttons to deal with at the waist, so they sit nicely under a hipbelt when backpacking. We’ve been wearing the Dynamas for years, and they’re amazingly durable for how lightweight they are. These pants rank highly on our list of the Best Hiking Pants for Women.


Mountain Hardwear Stretch Ozonic Rain jacket

If comfort is a top priority for you in a rain jacket, you’ll love the Mountain Hardwear Stretch Ozonic. The stretch fabric is soft to the touch and gives the jacket a relaxed, unrestricted feel that’s easy to move in. We also love how quiet the material is – you can actually hear with the hood up! The Stretch Ozonic ranks highly on our Best Rain Jackets list.


REI Xerodry GTX Rain Jacket

If you’re looking for a high-quality rain jacket that won’t break the beak, the REI XeroDry GTX is a solid option. The XeroDry is less fitted than some jackets, so it’s more comfortable and flattering for those who prefer a relaxed fit or want a little extra roominess to accommodate insulation layers. We named the XeroDry Best Value on our Best Rain Jackets list.


Outdoor Research Helium Rain Jacket

The Outdoor Research Helium (men’s / women’s) is one of the most affordable ultralight rain jackets on the market. Improvements to the design have given the jacket a more streamlined fit, better waterproofing, and greater durability. The Helium is one of our favorite ultralight options from our list of the Best Rain Jackets.


REI Hyperaxis Fleece Jacket

The top-notch comfort and excellent value of the REI Hyperaxis Fleece Jacket (men’s / women’s) is pretty tough to beat. It’s made with super soft stretch fleece that has an excellent warmth-to-weight ratio. The Hyperaxis Jacket is capable in the backcountry, and we love wearing it in the frontcountry too since the high-pile lining is so cozy. The Hyperaxis ranks highly on our Best Fleece Jackets guide.


Kuhl Renegade Convertible Pants

The Kuhl Renegade Convertible Pants are designed with a zipper on the leg to make it easier to slip the zip-off sections over boots. We often find that convertible pants have a noticeable or uncomfortable seam at the zipper when in shorts mode, but these actually look and feel like normal shorts when converted. Check out how they compare to others on our list of the Best Hiking Pants for Men.


Buff Headwear – 25% Off

Buff Original Headwear

Buffs are highly versatile and can be used as a hat, scarf, headband, sun protection, etc. Buffs come in a wide variety of colors and styles, and we almost always have one with us on our adventures. We like the Lightweight Merino Buff for backpacking in cold weather, the Coolnet UV Buff for hikes with a lot of sun exposure, and the Original Buff for cool nights at camp.


Other Gear

A hiker drinking from a pink Hydro Flash with the Columbia River Gorge in the background

Photo Credit: Heather Eldridge (CLeverHiker.com)

MSR Pocket Rocket 2 – 25% off

MSR Pocket Rocket 2 Backpacking Stove

We’re big fans of MSR stoves, and the Pocket Rocket 2 has been atop pick on our Best Backpacking Stoves list for years. This stove is lightweight, compact, durable, and it has great simmer control. The upgraded Pocket Rocket Deluxe has some extra features, like a push button ignitor and better performance in bad weather. Both are truly excellent backcountry stoves that come in handy kit versions as well.


Nalgene 32 oz Water Bottle

The Nalgene Wide Mouth 32 oz. is pretty much synonymous with the words “water bottle”. We own several of these in different colors and patterns, adorned in stickers from our favorite national parks and breweries. We take them backpacking, to grocery stores, and just about anywhere. The Wide Mouth bottle ranks highly on our Best Water Bottles list.


Hydro Flask Drinkware – 25% Off

Hydro Flask 32 oz Insulated Water Bottle

Hydro Flask is known for top-notch insulation, eye-catching color, and excellent accessories. We’ve used a bunch of different Hydro Flask products, and it’s hard to pick a favorite, but we’re particular fans of the 32 oz. Wide Mouth Insulated Bottle and the Lightweight Series Bottles. Check out our Best Water Bottles list to see more about our favorite Hydro Flask bottles and accessories.


All Petzl Headlamps – 25% Off

Patzl Actik Core Headlamp

Petzl makes a lot of dependable and user-friendly headlamps, and the Actik CORE is our favorite in their lineup. It’s a bright and lightweight 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. Both of these headlamps are featured on our Best Headlamps list.


REI Flexlite Chair – 30% Off for Members

REI Flexlite Air Backpacking Chair

Backpacking chairs can be great for short casual trips, and of course we love using camp chairs for frontcountry camping, events, and travel. The Flexlite Air, which weighs only one pound, is comfortable, sturdy, and packs down very small, making it an excellent choice for those on the go. The Flexlite family of chairs has earned a place on both our Best Backpacking Chairs and our Best Camping Chairs lists.


Black Diamond Spot 400 Headlamp

All Black Diamond headlamps are on sale, but the Black Diamond Spot 400 is our favorite and is a top pick from our Best Headlamps List. It’s sleek, comfortable, and stays the brightest for the longest out of any of the headlamps we tested. We highly recommend this feature-rich, high-quality headlamp and we think its price point makes it an exceptional value buy compared to the competition.


All Rumpl Blankets – 25% Off

Rumpl Original Puffy Blanket

The Rumpl Original Puffy Blanket is like a cozy comforter that’s made for the outdoors. It’s highly resistant to moisture and dirt, so it easily sheds spills, debris, or pet hair with a quick shake. We like this blanket for wrapping up in camp or to use on top of a summer sleeping bag for extra warmth when temperatures dip. The Original Puffy is our top pick on our Best Camping Blankets list.


Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Dry Sack

Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Dry Sacks are our top waterproof choice on our Best Stuff Sacks list due to the color options for coordinated organization, buckle clasps for easy hanging, and reinforced taped seams that keep contents dry. If you’re looking for compression sacks, the eVac Compression Dry Bags are our top picks because the air-permeable fabric lets air escape from inside the sack while it’s closed, so you can make the bag as small as possible.


Nuun Sport Hydration Tablets

Nuun Sport tablets have an excellent concentration of electrolytes at an affordable price per serving. If you’re a big sparkling water fan, you’ll love their effervescent quality on the trail. While the plastic tube is a bit bulkier and heavier than stick packs, we appreciate that it cuts down on microtrash. See how Nuun stacks up against the competition on our Best Hydration Mixes list.


PROBAR Bars & Chews – 25% Off

PROBAR Meal Bar

PROBAR Meal Bars are a go-to for us on big mile days when we need a quick way to get a lot of calories. They’re packed with an average of 380 calories per bar, which can account for an entire meal on its own. For long, hot days in the sun, PROBAR Bolt Chews are a delicious and quick way to replenish electrolytes and get an energy boost. Head over to our Best Energy Bars list to see our favorite PROBAR flavors.


Bearvault BV500 Bear Can

For wilderness areas that require a bear canister, we always pack along our trusty BV500 from BearVault. This thing is super tough and has plenty of space for five or so days of food. Our bear can has traveled over a thousand miles with us from the Sierras to the Smokies. If you’ve got plans to visit the backcountry of any national parks, you’re likely to need one. So this is a great time to snag one at a discount.


Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork Trekking Poles

Black Diamond makes several of our favorite trekking poles. At only 10 oz., the Distance Carbon Zs still maintain a durable, comfortable, and convenient build. They have a folding Z-pole design which allows them to break down to a small size for easy storage. If you’re after something sturdier, the Alpine Carbon Corks have comfy cork handles and are exceptionally durable.


Garmin InReach Mini 2 – $50 Off

Garmin InReach Mini 2

If you’ve been saving your lunch money for a personal locator beacon of your own, now’s a great time to buy. The Garmin InReach Mini 2 is a small and lightweight two-way communicator, GPS device, and emergency locator beacon all in one. We like carrying one for peace of mind and as a backup navigation device on extended trips in the backcountry.


Garmin Fenix 7 Watches – $200 Off

Garmin Fenix 7 GPS Watch

Garmin makes some of the coolest GPS watches on the market, and their latest Fenix watches are the crown jewel of their lineup. The base model, the Fenix 7 from our Best GPS Watches list, is a great choice because of its advanced mapping features and its wide range of functionality. Or you can upgrade to the Solar model for much longer battery life.


Eureka Ignite Stoves – 25% Off

Eureka Ignite Stove

The portable and convenient Eureka Ignite 2-Burner Stove is perfect for cooking some gourmet meals around the campfire. Its push button ignitor makes it easy to use, and the simmer control function allows for precise cooking. If you’ll be cooking for a larger group, you may want to upgrade to the Ignite Plus for the wider burners. Check out the Ignite Plus on our Best Camping Stoves list.


Camelbak Crux Reservoir

The Crux Hydration Reservoir is easy to clean due to its wide-mouth opening, and the large handle makes filling up hassle-free. This reservoir comes in a variety of sizes, but we think the 2L model is usually plenty of water capacity and it fits most daypacks comfortably. Learn more about the Crux on our Best Hydration Packs list.


ENO Singlenest Hammock

The Doublenest Hammock is roomy and tough enough to fit two people comfortably, so it’s awesome for lounging around camp with a pal. It comes in a bunch of fun color combinations for showing off your personal style, and it’s incredibly easy to set up using the included carabiners. If you’re hammocking solo, the SingleNest may be all you need. These hammocks can be found on our Best Hammocks list.


Biolite Headlamps – 25% Off

Biolite 325 Headlamp

The BioLite HeadLamp 325 is one of the most comfortable headlamps on the market thanks to its smooth headband and ergonomic design that sits flush on the forehead. The burn time of this rechargeable headlamp is relatively short, so it’s best suited for evening walks or shorter outings close to home. If you’re looking for more power, BioLite’s 425 is a bit brighter and has a longer burn time with a small battery pack at the back of the head.


Adventure Medical Kits .3 First Aid Kit

You should always bring a small personalized first aid kit on your outdoor excursions, and Adventure Medical Kits are our go-tos for building ours. We typically replenish our kit using the .3 Ultralight Kit or the .5 Ultralight Kit. AMK also makes a great Dog First Aid Kit for keeping your pooch safe on your adventures. These kits make great gifts for hikers! Learn more about our favorite kits on our Best First Aid Kits list.

A hiker with a bear can strapped to their backpack walking down a mountain trail in Yosemite National Park

Photo Credit: Dave Collins (CLeverHiker.com)

How to Use Your 20% Off Member Coupon

In addition to all the great sale items, REI members can also take advantage of two coupons – one for 20% off one full-price item and one for 20% off an Outlet item. Remember to use coupon code ANNIV23 to apply your discount at checkout.

Below are some of our favorite big-ticket items from our CleverHiker Gear Guide that would be great options for using your full-price coupon.

A wide view of a forest campsite with a Copper Spur HV UL3 set up and a hiker looking through their backpack

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