The Best Deals for Backpackers at REI’s Winter Clearance

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Despite the weather outside, the shelves are being cleared for spring items, which means a lot of good gear is going on sale, right in time for thru-hikers to stock up. From 2/5 to 2/17, backpackers can save big at REI’s Winter Clearance event. A huge selection of items are available at up to 50% off, plus hikers can save more than that on piles of reduced-price gear (reduced 60% or more) at the REI Outlet. 

The rest of the deals can be found here, so shop away.

Jetboil MicroMo Cooking System
Originally $139.95, now $97.93. Save 30%

This all-in-one cooking system is perfect for the lightweight backpacker looking to boil water and getting cooking in a hurry.

REI Co-op Traverse Power Lock Cork Trekking Poles
Originally $99.95, now $69.93. Save 30%

Trekking poles relieve strain on your joints and help power you up the toughest inclines. This is a killer deal for a segmented locking set.

REI Co-op Merino Midweight Base Layer Top
Originally $79.50, now $58.93. Save 26%

Perfect for both camp and hiking in during chilly shoulder seasons.

Arc’teryx Rho LT Zip Neck Base Layer Top
Originally $125, now $86.93. Save 30%

This long-hemmed base layer is sweat wicking, has a sleek silhouette, and a gusseted cut for freedom of movement.

Smartwool Merino 250 Half-Zip Hoodie
Originally $135, now $93.93. Save 30%

One of the biggest names in natural fibers with a classic mid-weight model for cold hikes and camping trips.

Salomon Speedcross 4 Trail-Running Shoes
Originally $130, now $64.83. Save 50%

Lightweight and flexible, these shoes are perfect for traveling fast and light down the trails.

Salomon XA Pro 3D Trail-Running Shoes
Originally $130, now $64.83. Save 50%

Right in the middle of the Salomon trail shoe lineup the XA Pro have a beefier outsole and midsole for increased protection and traction on rocky trails.

La Sportiva Wildcat Trail-Running Shoes
Originally $110, now $79.93. Save 27%

A fan favorite for La Sportiva-wearing thru-hikers, the Wildcat trail runners are wider in the toe box and ultra breathable.

La Sportiva Lycan Trail-Running Shoes
Originally $115, now $56.83. Save 51%

Rock guard, cushy midsole, and a nominal 6cm drop puts these at the crossroads between trail and road shoes, ideal for buff terrain.

Patagonia Nano Puff Insulated Hoodie
Originally $249, now $123.83. Save 50%

This synthetic jacket packs down into its own pocket and is stuffed with eco-friendly 60-g PrimaLoft Gold Eco synthetic fill.

Arc’teryx Cerium LT Down Hoodie
Originally $379, now $264.93. Save 30%

Stay extra warm at camp in 850-fill down, in a jacket that weighs less than 11 ounces.

119 Patagonia Micro Puff Insulated Hoodie
Originally $299, now $148.83. Save 50%

The Micro Puff weighs just over 9 ounces and is packed with synthetic PlumaFill that stays lofted and retains warmth even when it gets wet.

Patagonia Nine Trails Shorts
Originally $65, now $31.93. Save 51%

Fun patterns and a wide, comfortable waistband in a stink-free fabric durable enough to wear on a full thru-hike.

Garmin Fenix 5X Sapphire GPS Watch
Originally $600, now $479.93. Save 20%

For the hikers not afraid to splurge on wearable technology, this watch tracks mileage, elevation, sleep, heart rate, and location.

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Comments 1

  • James Stiely : Feb 7th

    Great information!
    I am thru hiking the CDT this summer with a friend who is bringing his dog, Anna Lee! Whom we have been backpacking with for the last year, she is a perfect dog for the trail and i am sure will enhance our experience in ways no human could.
    Also, your survey information on the CDT is INVALUABLE source of information!
    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!


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