Save up to 50% on some of the best outdoor gear at this year’s REI Anniversary Sale! Get all the details and the best deals of the sale below.
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There are no two ways around it: Quality outdoor gear can be pretty pricey. There are many ways to save money by purchasing discounted camping gear, but one of our tried and true methods is simply by being REI Co-op Members.
Becoming an REI Member can save you a ton of money on outdoor gear. They have an extensive used gear section, offer a 10% annual member reward, and our favorite perk: their annual Anniversary Sale. Seriously, this sale is like Christmas morning for campers.
To start, members get a 20% coupon for one full-priced item and another 20% off coupon for one item in the REI Outlet section (yep, that’s 20% off the already discounted price!) just by using code ANNIV23 from 5/19-5/29.
But on top of that, REI has additionally marked down many of its most popular products—both in-store and online. So if ever there was the time to make a gear purchase, this is it!
There are a lot of items on sale and we know it can be a bit overwhelming sorting through everything, so we put together what we think is the best of the best! Below is what we’re excited about during this year’s Anniversary Sale!
The Best Of This Year’s REI Anniversary Sale
Best Camping Gear Deals
Ignik Gas Growler Deluxe — 25% off
Kick your addiction to those green disposable propane bottles and get yourself set up with a reusable propane tank. Not only will you help cut down on waste, but the cost of propane is so much less when purchased in bulk. Propane fills are available at most gas stations or U-haul locations.
REI 650 Down Jacket 2.0 — 30% off
Good, responsibly sourced down insulated jackets can be very pricey, but we think that REI’s 650 Down Jacket is the best bang for your buck (even when it’s not on sale!). It’s packable and lightweight enough to be carried on backpacking trips, and we love that the shell fabric is made from recycled materials.
Eureka Ignite+ Stove — 25% off
The Eureka Ignite+ is an excellent 2-burner camp stove that is highly reviewed, has good BTU output, and has good simmer control. If you’re looking for a good family camp stove, snagging this at 25% off is a great deal!
Black Diamond Moji Lanterns — 25% off
A small lantern is super useful to have for hanging around camp after dark. The Black Diamond Moji+ lantern can be hung overhead or placed on your picnic table.
ExPed Deep Sleep Mattresses — 25% off
If you’re looking for a little more comfort at the campground, the Exped DeepSleep mat is your ticket. These sleeping pads come in a single or double width, are 3 inches thick, and offer an insulation R-value of 9 meaning it will keep you warm and protected from the cold ground in any season.
REI Wonderland Tents, Footprints & Furniture — 30% off for REI Co-op Members
If you’re in the market for a new car camping tent this summer, then you should definitely check out the Wonderland series by REI. This collection offers a 4-person and 6-person tent, as well as mud room extenders, footprints, and even a matching camp chair! Tents can get expensive, which is why this is such a great deal!
Coleman Cascade Stoves — 25% off
Coleman’s updated stoves are perfect for small families or couples. With sturdy construction and user-friendly features, the Cascade stoves are easy to set up and use. They offer powerful burners that provide consistent heat, allowing you to cook all kinds of great camping meals. The adjustable flame control gives you precise heat management, whether you’re simmering a sauce or boiling water for coffee. The compact and portable design makes them convenient to transport and store, while the durable materials ensure long-lasting performance. The Cascade Classic is one of our favorite camp stoves, and it’s only $75 during this year’s Anniversary Sale!
REI Packaway Bins & Cubes — 30% off
We are big fans of REI’s Co-op Pack-Away Cubes! These are perfect for packing clothes and gear for camping trips, making it easy to keep everything organized. Available in 10L, 15L, 25L, and a 25L adjustable cube.
Eureka Copper Canyon LX Tents — 25% off
Featuring near-vertical sidewalls and an over 6-foot tall ceiling, the Eureka Copper Canyon line of tents has tons of space. It’s basically like setting up a mini-cabin. Not only does this “bigger is better” design makes it easier to get up, move around, and change clothing, but if poor weather happens to roll in, it can be really nice to have an enclosed space to hang out in.
REI Co-op Camp Bed — 30% off
This is a great, budget-friendly camping sleeping pad that boasts an R-value of 7.6 so it’s a great pad to use in the shoulder seasons like spring and fall. It’s 2.5 inches thick so it provides good cushion from the ground, and easily inflates and deflates. Did we mention it has a sub-$100 sale price?!
Kelty Camp Kitchen Organizers — 25% off
These hangable utensil and tool organizers by Ketly make it easy to keep your camp kitchen organized and tidy. The Chef Roll Bag features 4 zippered pockets, and the Camp Galley Deluxe Bag acts like a complete camping cupboard. Hang these organizers off a nearby tree or from the side of your vehicle.
Best Hiking Gear Deals
Altra Lone Peak Shoes & Boots — 25% off
Altra Lone Peak shoes and boots are a thru-hiker favorite. Lightweight and very comfortable, they offer a roomy toe box that allows your toes to spread naturally. The zero-drop platform adds to their natural feel. The breathable mesh upper helps keep your feet cool, and a grippy outsole provides great traction on all kinds of terrain. We’ve both been using these (Megan wears the boots, Michael the shoes) for a few years and love them!
Deuter Speed Lite Packs — 25% off
Deuter’s Speedlite series of backpacks is a collection of streamlined and lightweight packs that are ideal for day hikes. Available in a range of sizes and styles, these packs are designed for comfort and functionality.
Mountain Hardwear Dynama 2 Ankle Pants — 25% off
These ankle pants are a great trail-to-town pair of hiking pants. They don’t look like hiking pants but they have a lot of great features—UPF 50 sun protection, a nice wide, stretchy waistband that will sit flat under your hip belt, and are quick drying, moisture wicking, and have a light DWR finish to help shed water.
REI Co-Op Sahara Shade Hoodie — 30% off
Last summer, I got the most ridiculous looking farmer’s tan and it really got me thinking about trying to reduce my skin’s sun exposure. So this year, I’m going with this lightweight, ultra-breathable, Sahara Shade Hoodie. It is UPF 50, super breathable, and moisture-wicking. Perfect for staying cool while keeping out of the sun.
REI Active Pursuits ¼ Zip — 30% off
I love this shirt. While I typically go for wool-based clothes, this is hands down one of the best synthetics I have ever worn. Runs, hikes, camping, anything where you want some sun protection. The fabric is incredibly soft and lightweight, with an almost cotton feel. And unlike other many synthetic shirts, it doesn’t start to smell the second a drop of sweat hits it. This shirt is worth the money even when it’s full price, so right now – at 30% off – it feels like a no-brainer.
Sunski Sunglasses — 25% off
I can’t say enough good things about Sunski sunglasses. Great products, a real deal lifetime warranty, and are very reasonably priced. Plus polarized lenses and full UV protection.
Crater Lake LS Hoody — 25% off
The Crater Lake LS Hoody is a versatile shirt that combines comfort and protection from the sun. Perfect for long hikes or backpacking trips, this hoody offers a UPF 50+ rating to shield you from the sun’s harmful rays and a feather-light construction to keep you feeling cool. Featuring a soft and breathable fabric, a convenient hoodie design, and a practical kangaroo pocket, this hoody offers both functionality and casual style.
REI Co-op Swiftland Hybrid Running Pants — 30% off
The REI Co-op Swiftland Hybrid Running Pants have been one of my active wardrobe staples for the past year. With a combination of breathable and stretchy fabrics, these pants offer excellent mobility and ventilation. The versatile design also includes zippered pockets for convenient storage of small essentials, making them a great choice for both city runs and outdoor adventures.
Smartwool Socks — 25% off
Lightweight Smartwool socks are our go-to hiking socks! They’re breathable, moisture-wicking, and super comfy. And thanks to the anti-microbial properties of wool, they stay smelling fresh. It’s the start of the new summer hiking season, you deserve a few fresh pairs of socks!
Smartwool Classic All Season Base Layers — 25% off
Smartwool Classic All-Season base layers are unbelievably versatile and have been our go-to baselayer for the past few years. Lightweight, breathable, and anti-microbial, we can’t say enough good things about wool base layers.
Deuter Kid Comfort Child Carriers — 25% off
Start them early! The Kid Comfort Child Carrier by Deuter is a great way to get your little ones out on the trail this summer. Ergonomically designed, these child carriers are absolutely loaded with thoughtful features to improve the experience of both wearer and rider. High quality also means a relatively high price, which is why you should take advantage of the limited-time 25% off discount!
Black Diamond Trekking Poles — 25% off
If you’ve been meaning to pick up a set of trekking poles for this summer’s hiking season, now is your chance! It took us a little bit to come around to using trekking poles, but now we can’t imagine hiking without them. During this sale, all styles of Black Diamond trekking poles are 25% off.
Nalgene Water Bottles — 50% off
Nalgene water bottles are ubiquitous in the outdoor world, known for their bomb-proof durability. They are BPA-free and feature leak-proof lids and have wide-mouth openings, making them easy to fill, clean, and drink from. At 50% off during this year’s sale, they are an absolute steal!
Superfeet & SOLE Insoles — 25% off
Superfeet and SOLE insoles are designed to enhance the comfort and support of your shoes. Whether you’re looking to alleviate foot pain, support your arches, or simply improve the overall comfort of your shoes, these insoles can be a real game-changer. Treat your feet to the support they deserve!
Salomon Hiking Boots & Shoes — 25% off
From lightweight trail runners to traditional hiking boots, Salomon makes some of the best active footwear on the market. These high-quality shoes often come with a high price tag as well, but during this sale, you can take 25% off!
Best Backpacking Gear Deals
$50 Off Garmin inReach Mini 2
The Garmin inReach Mini 2 is our go-to communication device for backcountry adventures, allowing us to stay connected no matter where we roam. With satellite technology, the inReach can send and receive messages, track location, and even trigger an SOS signal in emergencies, all without relying on cell coverage. Pair it with a smartphone for access to maps, weather forecasts, and trip sharing. This device helps give us and our loved ones peace of mind when we’re out in the mountains.
NEMO Disco Sleeping Bags — 40% off
The NEMO Disco Sleeping Bags are amazing when it comes to comfort and versatility. You won’t believe how spacious and cozy they are while remaining lightweight and compressible enough for backpacking! The spoon-shaped design gives side sleepers like us that extra wiggle room we need for a comfortable night’s sleep. The “Thermo Gills” feature lets us adjust the temperature without even unzipping the bag if things start getting too toasty.
NEMO Tensor Insulated Air Pad — 40% off
This lightweight and ultra-comfortable pad has been one of our favorite sleeping pads for years. It provides exceptional insulation and support, ensuring a restful night’s sleep on cooler nights. The V-shaped baffles and body-mapped design offer comfort and stability, and the materials used are slightly more durable and quieter than other popular pads on the market. It is compact and lightweight, so it’s perfect for backpackers looking to reduce their pack weight.
PocketRocket 2 & PocketRocket Deluxe — 25% off
When it comes to backpacking stoves, few are as iconic as the PocketRocket series from MSR. We’ve personally used both their newly revamped PocketRocket 2 and PocketRocket Deluxe and think they are both fantastic stoves for the backcountry. If you’re thinking of upgrading your backpacking stove, either would be a great option.
MSR Ceramic 2.5L Pot — 25% off
We’ve cooked in all sorts of backpacking pots over the years (anodized aluminum, titanium, even stainless steel), but this MSR ceramic-coated aluminum pot is still our favorite. It’s lightweight and has a true non-stick surface, so you don’t risk scorching food at the bottom of the pot.
BioLite HeadLamp 325 — 25% off
When it comes to hands-free illumination, the Biolite Headlamp 325 is our go-to. So comfortable we’ve on occasion forgotten that we’re wearing it, this rechargeable headlamp offers incredibly bright illumination, excellent fit, versatile light modes, and USB rechargeability. And you can never have too many headlamps.
Osprey Aether & Ariel Packs — 25% off
Osprey makes some of the best wilderness backpacks on the market. In fact, we both hiked the John Muir Trail using Osprey packs! Now during this sale, their hugely popular Aether and Ariel backpacks are 25% off. So if you were thinking about upgrading your backpack before the summer hiking season kicks off, now is your chance!
MSR Windburner Stoves — 25% off
The MSR Windburner is a great integrated canister stove. It functions similarly to a JetBoil, but where it really shines is in windy conditions. You could be getting blown sideways in a gale and it wouldn’t dent this stove’s performance. It’s unreal how windproof this stove is.
Bearvault bear canisters — 25% off
If you backpack in bear country, you’re probably already familiar with this bear canister! It’s our top pick for the best bear canisters to own. BearVault canisters are tough as nails and will help prevent bears from gaining access to your food. They also make for halfway decent camp stools!
REI Co-op Downtime Sleeping Bags — 30% off
REI’s Downtime sleeping bag is a solid, budget-friendly backpacking sleeping bag that will keep you warm down to 25F. The men’s version is 2.5 pounds and the women’s is a touch over 3 pounds, so while they aren’t ultralight they are certainly light enough for a backcountry trip! We think it does a great job balancing weight, warmth, and price.
Black Diamond Spot 400 Headlamp — 25% off
Don’t let the long summer days get you caught out on the trail after dark. A headlamp is one of the 10 hiking essentials you should bring with you on every hike. We really like this Black Diamond Spot Headlamp because it gives you the option to run off either rechargeable or disposable batteries.
Buff CoolNet UV+ Insect Shield — 25% off
A Buff is already a super versatile piece of backpacking clothing—and this one offers even more features like 50+ UPF sun protection, cooling technology, and it helps repels insects.
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