The Best Deals for Backpackers at REI’s Holiday Clearance

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It’s not too late to grab that holiday gift for your favorite backpacker, especially if your favorite backpacker happens to be yourself. From December 11 to December 16, backpackers can save up to 50% off selected clearance items at REI, including Altra and Salomon shoes, Patagonia apparel, and MSR tents.

REI Co-op NPS Passage Trekking Poles
Originally $74.95, now $36.93

Even better than protecting your knees and front teeth is the fact that buying these limited-edition NPS Passage Trekking Poles means REI gives 5% of the proceeds back to national parks.

MSR Hubba NX Solo 1-Person Tent
Originally $349.95, now $209.93

One of our favorite semi-freestanding tents. This MSR classic is rugged and roomy. Find the two-person here for $239.

Kelty Cosmic Down 20 Sleeping Bag
Originally $149.95, now $111.93

Stuffed with water-resistant DriDown and weighing just under three pounds, this is one of the best budget-friendly sleeping bags for people who don’t want to spring for a $500+ model.

Kelty Sine 20 Sleeping Bag
Originally $279.95, now $209.93

Another budget-friendly option, this 20-degree bag weighs 2 pounds, 9 ounces, and is filled with 800-fill DriDown. Women’s here.

Backpacker’s Pantry Chili with Beef
Originally $9.50, now $5.93

Two servings actually mean one serving for a hungry hiker, but you can’t beat <$6 for this amount of convenient freeze-dried sustenance. The full pack is 740 calories.

Altra Lone Peak 3.0 Polartec Neoshell Trail-Running Shoes
Originally $150, now $59.83

The winterized version of thru-hiker faves. These will stay dry and warm during your winter trail adventures. Men’s here.

Altra Timp Trail Trail-Running Shoes 
Originally $130, now $64.83

You want more cushion and stability? You got it.

Altra Superior 3.5 Trail-Running Shoes 
Originally $110, now $76.83

Slimmer and sleeker than the Timp and Lone Peak, these shoes fit the niche for hikers looking for the Altra zero-drop and wide toe box, but who don’t necessarily want all the cushioning and bulk. Women’s here.

Vasque Inhaler II Mid GTX Hiking Boots
Originally $159.95 now $109.93

Vasque puts together a solid pair of boots. This waterproof, breathable pair provides plenty of rugged outsole and ankle support.

Merrell Siren Sport Q2 Low Hiking Shoes
Originally $100, now $74.93

Built on a women-specific last and dual-density insoles, these shoes offer support and stability made for women’s anatomy and stride.

Salomon X Ultra 3 Low Hiking Shoes
Originally $120, now $90.93

Another thru-hiker fave, these shoes are a great middle ground between heftier boots and more flexible trail runners. Plus, the quick-lace system can’t be beat.

Saucony Peregrine 8 Trail-Running Shoes 
Originally $120, now $71.83

Saucony got back into the trail running game with these lightweight shoes that provide plenty of cushion while still being flexible and requiring pretty much no break-in period.  Men’s here.

Brooks Mazama 2 Trail-Running Shoes
Originally $140, now $69.83

Deep tread, breathable mesh upper, and extremely lightweight, these women-specific trail shoes are for those who travel fast and light over miles of trail.

Merrell Moab 2 Vent Low Hiking Shoes
Originally $100, now $74.93

A hearty classic. They won’t win any fashion awards, but people who hike in Moabs swear by them.

Brooks Cascadia Shorts
Originally $60, now $29.83

A wide, pinch-free waistband and a 7-inch inseam means these shorts will help reduce chafing, and sit comfortably under a hipbelt. They are lightweight, breathable, and comfortable for the long haul.

Patagonia Nine Trails Shirt
Originally $45, now $30.93

Patagonia’s new Nine Trails line looks and feels as soft and comfortable as cotton, but are actually made with polyester jersey fabric and Polygiene odor control, staying dry and stink-free during extended high-energy output.

Mountain Hardwear Trekkin Insulated Mini Skirt
Originally $75, now $51.93

Hiking skirts continue to hover on the fringes of trail wear, and this insulated option is a killer deal in case you want to try out the whole alternative apparel thing without too much commitment.

Nike Dry Tempo Shorts
Originally $30, now $20.93

Looking for a shorter inseam? These lightweight, breathable shorts are a Nike classic. They come wth a Dri-FIT liner and a 3-inch inseam, sitting tall to stay put under a pack.

Icebreaker Tech Trainer Hybrid Tights
Originally $160, now $111.93

These merino/synthetic pants are perfect winter running or training, and they’ll transition seamlessly to the start of an early-season thru-hike.

Fox River AXT Light Hike Socks
Originally $19.95, now $13.93

Snag a two-pack of these mid-height hiking socks for a ridiculously low price.

REI Co-op Stormbolt GTX Jacket
Originally $279, now $166.93

REI’s reasonably priced GoreTex rainwear is now more reasonably priced. Fully sealed zippers, articulated hood, and pit zips round out this 12-ounce rain jacket.

ExOfficio Give-N-Go Sport Mesh Printed Boxer Briefs
Originally $34, now $22.93

The only underwear we feel confident telling you that you can wear for a week straight without washing.

ExOfficio Give-N-Go Sport Mesh Print Hipkini Briefs 
Originally $26, now $17.93

Ditto, but for the ladies. And with this print, these could totally double as swimwear during a hiking break near a lovely pond.


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