Best Backpacking Gear Deals From the REI Winter Clearance Sale
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The seasons are changing, and warmer weather is (theoretically) around the corner. It’s time for outfitters like REI to clear out old inventory and hikers like you and me to start gearing up for spring adventures. Head over to REI to shop Winter Clearance deals of up to 50% off on hiking gear and more (we highlighted our favorite deals for backpackers below to save you some time).
It’s a clearance sale: the point is literally to get rid of stuff, so hurry up because these deals are only good while supplies last.
25% Off Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite
Weight: 12 ounces
This iconic lemon-yellow pad is one of the most popular sleeping pads among thru-hikers thanks to its incredible warmth-to-weight ratio. For less than the weight of a piddly foam pad, you can get 2.5 inches of cushioning and insulation in the NeoAir XLite. The four-season NeoAir XTherm is also on clearance. Named the most popular sleeping pad in our AT thru-hiker survey.
45% Off BioLite HeadLamp 330
Sale: $32.93 (Reg. $59.95)
Weight: 2.43 ounces (with batteries)
The sleek and balanced BioLite HeadLamp 330 has five unique light modes (dimmable spot, flood, spot+flood, red, and strobe) and a USB-rechargeable battery (so you never have to worry about keeping track of AAAs in the field again).
39% Off Patagonia R1 Air Full-Zip Hoodie – Women’s
Sale: $101.93 (Reg. $169.00)
Weight: 10.9 ounces
Fabric: Recycled polyester fleece
Patagonia’s R1 Hoodie is a backpacker favorite mid-layer piece. Extremely versatile, comfortable, and stylish to boot.
40% Off Altra Lone Peak 6 Women’s
Sale: $83.93 (Reg. $140)
Weight (Pair): 17.4 ounces
Heel-Toe Drop: 0mm
The Lone Peak is still the dominant footwear on the Appalachian Trail, according to our surveys. Its minimalist design, gaiter compatibility, and comfy wide toebox have made it wildly popular among thru-hikers for many years running. The Lone Peak 7 just dropped, so now’s a great time to stock up on last season’s model at a bargain price.
25% Off Kelty Cosmic 0 Down Sleeping Bag
Sale: $224.93–$239.93 (Reg. $299.95–319.95)
Weight: 73–77 ounces
Fill: 55-fill duck down
Now’s your chance to score a great deal on a cozy four-season sleeping bag. And it’s only February—still plenty of time to get a few uses out of it this season before it warms up.
29% Off Patagonia Houdini Jacket – Men’s
Sale: $69.73 (Reg. $99)
Weight: 3.7 oz
Fabric: 100% recycled ripstop nylon
A wind jacket is a must for any trail lover. For less than 4 ounces, you can have the peace of mind of staying comfortable on exposed ridgelines, when temps drop below what you were expecting, or simply to let your own body heat do the work to keep you warm.
25% Off Gregory Deva / Baltoro 65
Sale: $224.73–244.73 (Reg. $299.95–$329.95)
Weight: 74 ounces (Deva) / 79 ounces (Baltoro)
Number of exterior pockets: 9
This workhorse pack is great for hikers who crave a little more organization in their lives. It boasts nine—nine!–external pockets, as well as an interior sleeping bag compartment and side zipper access to the main compartment. The Deva is the women’s version and the Baltoro is the men’s version, FYI.
26% Off REI Trail Print 2 Waist Pack
Sale: $21.93 (Reg. $29.95)
Weight: 3.6 ounces
Volume: 2 liters
For less than a quarter pound of additional weight, the Waist Pack gives you a full two liters of additional, easy-access storage. Fanny packs are all the rage these days, and this slim, sleek offering from REI is a great option for thru-hikers.
Up to 50% Off Patagonia Baggies | Men’s – Women’s
Sale: $31.83 – 34.93 (Reg. $65-59)
Weight: 5 ounces
Inseam: 5 inches
Patagonia’s iconic funky shorts are popular among thru-hikers because they’re so dad-burn comfortable, and also, the flamboyant patterns are the epitome of hiker trash fashion. Several prints are on clearance right now.
50% Off ENO Ignitor Hammock Top Quilt
Sale: $149.93 (Reg. $299.95)
Weight: 26 ounces
Fill: 750-fill Downtek down
The Ignitor features differential-cut baffles to reduce down compression when your elbows/knees/whatever put tension on the fabric, water-resistant insulation that will still retain partial loft even when wet, and bluesign-approved nylon shell and liner material. ENO recommends it for use in temperatures as low as 30–40 degrees Fahrenheit.
40% Off Men’s Saucony Peregrine 2
Sale: $77.83 (Reg. $130)
Weight (Pair): 19.4 ounces
Heel-Toe Drop: 4mm
The Peregrines are great for hikers and trail runners who prefer a narrower fit and plenty of grip. They’re suitable for rugged trails, and we love that the upper and interior lining are both made from recycled polyester.
26% Off Petzl Tikkina
Sale: $14.73 (Reg. $19.95)
Weight: 2.9 ounces
The budget-friendly Petzl Tikkina is more affordable than ever on clearance. This do-everything headlamp is compatible with both AAAs and Petzl’s rechargeable CORE battery, so you can decide which charging method you prefer.
Don’t forget—these deals are only good as long as supplies last! The list above highlights some of our favorite discounts, but a huge amount of backpacking gear and apparel will be on sale beyond what we’ve included here, so head over to REI to check out the full catalog.
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