Best Backpacking Gear Deals from the REI Holiday Warm Up Sale

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REI’s annual Holiday Warm Up Sale is the perfect opportunity to save on backpacking gear and/or snag sweet last-minute gifts for the thru-hiker in your life. You can save on brands including Mountain Hardwear, Buff, Leki, Hillsound, and (of course) REI Co-op through December 20th. Members also get an extra 20% off one REI Outlet item through December 15th with the code OUTLETWARM. Here are our top picks from the sale.

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Leki Cross Trail Carbon Trekking Poles | 25% Off
Sale $142.39 (Reg. $189.95

  • Weight: 14 oz
  • Materials: Carbon fiber shaft, foam grip

Leki is one of the most reliable trekking pole brands in existence. This pair is made of tough, ultralight carbon fiber so you can save weight on this critical piece of equipment without compromising on quality.

Mountain Hardwear Ghost Shadow Hoodie | 40% off
Sale $132 (Reg. $220)

  • Weight: 11.7 oz
  • Materials: Ripstop nylon, synthetic PrimaLoft insulation

Mountain Hardwear’s signature synthetic backpacking puffy is lightweight, warm, and durable enough to hold up to rugged thru-hikes in wet conditions.

Hillsound Trail Crampons | 30% off
Sale $69 (Reg. $48.29 )

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  • Weight: 15.7 oz
  • Materials: Carbon steel spikes / stainless-steel chain / elastomer harness

These spikes are perfect for winter hikes. They’ll add significant traction to your footwear so you can tackle steep, icy inclines without slipping and weigh just a skosh under one pound.

REI Co-op Flash Insulated Hoodie | 30% off
Sale $132.29 (Reg. $159)

  • Weight: 12.7 oz
  • Materials: Synthetic PrimaLoft Silver Eco insulation / recycled ripstop nylon shell and liner

The Flash Insulated Hoodie is toasty warm and light enough for backpacking. The hoodie’s synthetic insulation can stand up to cold and wet conditions without batting a metaphorical eye and will last for years.

Buff Original Multifunctional Headwear | 25% off
Sale $14.99 (Reg. $20)

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Versatility is the name of the game for thru-hikers. Gear that can perform multiple functions is a huge weight and space-saver. You can use your Buff as a headband, neck gaiter, hairband, and moreā€”plus it’s UPF 50 for sun protection and is made with recycled polyester. Other Buffs, including merino wool and winterweight Polar Buffs, are also on sale.

REI Co-op Minimalist GTX Mittens 2.0 | 32% Off
Sale $34.89 (Reg. $49.95)

These waterproof rain mitts are loose-fitting and slip over your regular gloves to keep your hands dry in rainy weather or when filtering cold water. They’re also the perfect layer to add a boost of warmth and wind protection on chilly days. Check out other REI-brand gloves on sale during the Holiday Warm Up Sale.

Odlo Blackcomb Eco Crew Neck Baselayers | 32% off
Sale $62.99 (Reg. $90)

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  • Materials: 66% recycled polyester/24% recycled polyamide/7% recycled elastane/3% polyamide

Stylish, comfy, and perfect for hiking and camp wear, these synthetic base layers are made from 97% recycled materials. Raglan sleeves, anti-stink properties, and excellent moisture management make this shirt comfy and perfect for thru-hikers. Odlo baselayer tops and bottoms are on sale at REI through December 20th.

REI Co-op Hyperaxis Fleece 2.0 | % off
Sale $89.99 (Reg. $129)

  • Weight: 14.2 oz
  • Materials: Polartec Power Stretch Pro polyester fleece

The Hyperaxis fleece is stretchy and breathable thanks to Polartec Power Stretch four-way stretch material, providing lightweight warmth in a sleek, streamlined package.

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