Best Backpacking Gear Deals From the REI Holiday Warm Up Sale
This is a sponsored post brought to you by REI. Head over to REI.com between 12/9/22 and 12/19/22 to take advantage of the annual REI Holiday Warm Up Sale.
Who says you can’t hit the trails just because it’s 20 degrees and snowy out? With the right clothing and equipment, every season is hiking season! Save up to 30% on four-season clothing layers and backpacking gear between December 9 and December 19 during the REI Holiday Warm Up Sale. We sifted through the catalog to find the best deals so you don’t have to. Here are some of our favorites.
Sale $160.99 (Reg. $230)
- Weight: 11.7 oz (men’s) | 10.5 oz (women’s)
The Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer’s synthetic cousin is perfect for weight-conscious hikers who want an insulating layer they can wear while hiking (it won’t be ruined by your sweat the way down would).
25% Off Petzl Actik Core Headlamp
Sale $56.19 (Reg. $74.95)
- Weight: 3.1 oz
The Actik Core regularly makes our list of the Best Headlamps for Thru-Hiking. It’s light and bright, plus it features flexible charging options so that you never lose your light source on a dark night. All Petzl lighting is on sale right now, including the popular Tikka and Tikkina headlamps.
Sale $34.89 (Reg. $49.95)
- Weight: 2 oz (medium)
Try wearing these bad boys when you filter water rather than plunging your hands directly into a half-frozen stream. It’s a game-changer.
Sale $14.89 (Reg. $19.95)
- Weight: 2.3 oz
Stick your straw directly in the stream and slurp away with the unique water-filtering LifeStraw. This super affordable filter just got even more reasonable thanks to the Holiday Warm Up Sale. LifeStraw also makes more traditional squeeze and gravity filtration systems if those are more your speed.
30% Off REI Merino 185 Long-Sleeve Crew Men’s | Women’s
Sale $55.89 (Reg. $79.95)
- Materials: Ultrafine merino wool certified to the Responsible Wool Standard (RWS)
Merino wool is odor-resistant and helps you retain warmth when wet. Many wool and synthetic REI base layer pieces are 30% off during the Holiday Warm Up sale, including:
- Merino 185 Long-Sleeve 1/2 Zip Men’s | Women’s
- Merino 185 Short-Sleeve Crew Men’s | Women’s
- Merino 185 Long Bottoms Men’s | Women’s
- Midweight Long-Sleeve Crew Men’s | Women’s
- Midweight Long-Sleeve 1/2 Zip Men’s | Women’s
- Midweight Tights Men’s | Women’s
35% Off Hillsound Trail Crampons
Sale $48.29 (Reg. $75)
- Weight: 15.7 oz
Keep these flexible traction devices in your back for winter and shoulder-season trips and you’ll never have to worry about slipping on icy trails. They’re lighter than true crampons and work better with flexible trail runners, making them the ideal choice for hiking and backpacking.
Sale $23.99 (Reg. $32.00)
- Materials: 100% recycled polyester and Polartec fleece
Buff’s multifunctional headwear has been part of the official hiker trash uniform for years. Wear it on your forehead to absorb sweat, around your neck to keep the sun off you, or over your ears on cold days. Or however you want, really. Buffs are amazing. All Buff headwear is 25% off during the sale, not just this toasty Polar Buff, so head over to REI to check out the offerings.
Sale $7.79 (Reg. $10.45)
- Weight: 2.32 oz
Because sometimes, you just don’t have the bandwidth to put together a DIY first aid kit. This kit has everything you need for basic backcountry first aid and weighs just 2.32 oz.
30% Off REI Groundbreaker Fleece Men’s | Women’s
Sale $34.89 (Reg. $49.95)
- Material: Polyester
This classic, no-frills fleece will keep you warm on cold days on the trail. Why overcomplicate something so simple?
Don’t see what you’re looking for in the list above? Head over to REI to shop the full sale now through December 19th.
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