18 of the Best Deals from the REI Gear Up Get Out Sale
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The annual REI Gear Up Get Out sale is back in a big way. Whether you’re buying backpacking gear for the first time or restocking after a summer of fun, now’s the time to snag what you need without breaking the bank. The sale is massive and includes deals on all kinds of camping, climbing, cycling, skiing, and other gear. But forget all that stuff. We’re a backpacking website so here are our favorite deals for backpackers and thru-hikers.
Members save 20% on one full-priced item and 20% on one REI Outlet item.
If you don’t see something you need in our selection, remember that this isn’t an exhaustive list — these are just a few of our favorite items for backpackers and thru-hikers, but there are lots of other goodies on sale. Head over to REI now through November 20 to check it out.
Additionally, if you’re an REI member (and you really should be), you can take 20% off any one full-price piece of gear at REI AND an extra 20% off one outlet item. Use the code GEARUP23 at checkout. That means 20% off Altra Olympus, Big Agnes Tiger Wall Tents, Hoka Speedgoats, Hyperlite Mountain Gear Packs…you name it.
18 of Our Favorite Deals from the REI Gear Up Get Out Sale
Sale $139 (Reg. $199)
- Weight: 43 oz women’s | 45 oz men’s
The REI Flash 55 is a dark horse in the thru-hiking world. Not only is it the perfect size to handle most gear lists and long food hauls, but it also nicely balances weight with comfort and features. No, this isn’t the lightest pack around, but it sure is comfortable and doesn’t get the credit that it deserves.
Sale $174 (Reg. $249)
- Weight: 10.6 oz women’s | 12.3 oz men’s
It’s always nice to snag a top-notch puffy on sale, and this is one of the best. 850-fill premium goose down has a phenomenal warmth-to-weight ratio, and there’s plenty of it in the Magma Hoodie, making this insulated jacket a perfect choice for most trips to the backcountry.
Sale $449-$899 (Reg. $650-$1,100)
Garmin’s GPS watches come equipped with fitness features like heart rate monitoring, as well as navigation features like topo maps, GPS tracking, altimeter, barometer, and compass. Not only is the base models of these capable watches on sale, but so are the many different variations, which feature a mishmash of upgrades including larger displays, longer battery life, solar recharging, and more durable screens:
- Garmin epix Sapphire
- Garmin epix Pro
- Garmin epix Pro Sapphire
- Garmin fenix 7
- Garmin fenix 7 Solar
- Garmin fenix 7 Sapphire Solar
- Garmin fenix 7 Pro Sapphire Solar
- Garmin fenix 7s
- Garmin fenix 7X Pro Sapphire Solar
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Sale $35 (Reg. $50)
- Sun protection: UPF 50
Here at The Trek, we love a good sun hoodie. They are the perfect garment no matter the activity, whether it’s crunching across the sun-scorched desert or scrambling through a cloud in the Whites. The Sahara Shade Hoodie’s long sleeves and deep hood cut the chill on cold mornings and cut the need to slather up with sunscreen.
Sale $86 (Reg. $115)
- Material: 100% merino wool
Merino wool is odor-resistant and helps you retain warmth when wet. It’s a great next-to-skin layer that has uses year-round. And if you’re looking for different versions of this versatile piece, all Smartwool base layers are 25% off during the Gear Up Get Out sale, including the matching merino base layer bottoms (Women’s | Men’s)
$100 off the Garmin inReach Mini 2 Satellite Communicator
Sale $300 (Reg. $400)
- Weight: 3.5 oz
With two-way satellite messaging, waypoint tracking, local weather forecasts, and SOS capabilities (among other features), the aptly named inReach Mini 2 packs a lot of peace of mind into a sub-four-ounce package.
Sale $105 (Reg. $140)
- Heel-toe drop: 10mm
If you’re looking for a pair of trail runners that can handle rugged trail, then the Salomon Speedcross might just be exactly what you’re looking for. A precise fit and deep lugs make these shoes a champion of technical and messy terrain. However, as with all footwear, personal fit is important and Salomon’s tend to fit narrow feet best.
Sale $125 (Reg. $180)
- Weight: 10.9 oz women’s | 12.7 oz men’s
The Xerodry is the top high-performance REI rain jacket. It’s eminently functional with sleek waterproof zippers and breathable Gore-Tex without blowing up the scale.
Sale $111-$125 (Reg. $159-$179)
- R-value: 3.5 women’s | 3.1 men’s
Don’t forget a warm and comfortable sleeping pad to complement your favorite sleeping bag or quilt. If you want to have fun outdoors during the cooler temps of spring and fall, then the insulation in this sleeping pad will help protect you from the cold ground. Weight isn’t everything, and this pad strikes a nice balance. Also, take 30% off all Sea to Summit sleeping bags and pads during the Gear Up Get Out Sale.
Sale $135 (Reg. $180)
- Weight: 6.3 oz
The OR Helium has been one of the most popular rain jackets among thru-hikers for as long as anyone can remember. While it’s a little light on features like hand pockets and pit zips, it is consistently one of the lightest rain jackets available. For something that you hope to keep in your pack most of the time, reducing weight and bulk is usually a top priority. The Helium doesn’t disappoint.
Sale $112 (Reg. $150)
- Heel-toe drop: 6mm
Designed to go the distance, the Salomon Ultra Glide 2 are maximally cushioned trail runners that keep your stride smooth with a minimal heel-toe drop and rocker. Our reviewer loved the glide of these shoes and thought that the durability was top-notch. These are ready for a thru-hike.
Sale $60 (Reg. $75)
- Weight: 11 oz
These minimalist traction devices are the spikes of choice for most thru-hikers. They’re grippy enough to keep you safe on icy early-season trails, light enough to not fill your heart with regret when you stuff them in your pack, and flexible enough to not immediately punch holes in the sides of your trail runners.
This sale also covers 20% off all Kahtoola traction devices including the more capable, boot-compatible K 10 Hiking Crampons. For hikers looking for early-season traction across big miles, these will be more secure and capable.
Sale $224 (Reg. $299)
- Weight: 15.4 oz
Outdoor Research has been making quality gear for mountain adventures for a long time indeed. The Helium Down Hoodie adopts the same ethos as the ubiquitous rain jacket of the same name, focusing on the essentials while cutting weight. The result is a super warm for the weight down jacket that will go wherever you need it to.
Sale $111 (Reg. $159)
- Weight: 13.6 oz (pair)
There’s no better time to lighten your sticks than right now. REI’s lightest telescoping poles make use of lightweight carbon fiber to reduce arm fatigue over long days on the trail without sacrificing versatility. These will still work for your trekking pole shelter and are easy to adjust when the trail switches from up to down and back again. And if carbon fiber isn’t your jam, take 30% off all REI brand trekking poles.
25% off Petzl Actik Core Headlamp
Sale $60 (Reg. $80)
- Weight: 3.1 oz
The Petzl Actik is not just a super bright, well-featured headlamp, but the rechargeable Core battery makes it easy to keep this thing charged during long stretches between resupplies. The Actik is also compatible with 3 AAA batteries, so carrying a backup is easy too.
Sale $37 (Reg. $50)
- Weight: 3.7 oz
No one wants to carry gloves if they don’t need them, which is why the Sureshot Softshell Gloves are so great. They’re lightweight and provide just enough warmth for typical three-season backcountry forays. Never get caught with numb digits again. Toss these in your pack and forget about them. If you’re looking for something lighter or heavier, then take a look at the other Outdoor Research gloves. They’re all 25% off until 11/20.
25% off MSR PocketRocket Deluxe Stove
Sale $64 (Reg. $85)
- Weight: 2.9 oz
If you like hot food and drink, then don’t expect to build a campfire every night on trail. Instead, bring this tiny stove, which is light and efficient. An integrated regulator helps the PocketRocket Deluxe perform in cold temperatures and near the bottom of the fuel canister.
Sale $230 (Reg. $329)
- Minimum trail weight: 3 lbs 15 oz
This isn’t the lightest tent by any means, but the REI Half Dome is a classic. If you’re willing to shoulder the weight, this tent is a roomy, fully-capable shelter that will give you a lot of use. There’s a reason rental shops are filled with these things. The Half Dome is an affordable workhorse. Save that fancy DCF tent for another day.
Members save 20% on one full-priced item and 20% on one REI Outlet item.
Don’t see something you like in the list above? Well, first of all, remember that this isn’t an exhaustive list — these are just a few of our favorite items for backpackers and thru-hikers, but there are lots of other goodies on sale, so head over to REI now through November 20 to check it out.
But secondly, if you’re an REI member (and you really should be), you can take 20% off any one full-price piece of gear at REI AND an extra 20% off one outlet item. Use the code GEARUP23 at checkout.
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