Best Deals for Campers and Hikers From the REI Member Coupon Moment

This is a sponsored post brought to you by Co-op Members save 20% on one full-price item and an extra 20% on one Outlet item March 17 – 27 during the REI Member Coupon Moment.

Hey. Hey, you. Are you a member of REI Co-op? If not, you really should join before gearing up for any big adventure. The 10-percent-back member reward is a good enough reason to join all on its own, but there are many other benefits, including exclusive events and sales only available to members.

Case in point: REI is offering members insane discounts (up to 50 percent off!) on select gear from today (March 17th) through March 27th. You can also save 20 percent on one full-price item and an extra 20% on one Outlet item during the REI Member Coupon Moment. Remember to use the code MEMBER23 at checkout to apply the discount.

If you’re not part of the Co-op yet, you can add a membership to your cart at checkout so you can still take advantage of this sale as you embark on your REI journey. Head on over to REI to browse the deals or become a member today. Not sure where to start? Here are a few of our favorite deals from the sale.

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50% Off REI Half Dome 2 SL Tent With Footprint

Sale $164.49 (Reg. $329)

  • Minimum Trail Weight: 3 lb, 15 oz
  • Floor Area: 33.75 ft²

The Half Dome is a great starter tent for new backpackers or anyone who’s tough on their gear. It’s roomier and more durable than most ultralight backpacking tents, making it easier to get used to sleeping outside. The quick, intuitive setup and palatial dimensions make it versatile enough to use for car camping and backpacking alike.

Co-op members can snag the Half Dome for a whopping 50 percent off during the REI Member Coupon Moment. At that price, why wouldn’t you want this shelter in your arsenal?

50% Off REI Helix Air Insulated Sleeping Pad

Sale $79.49 (Reg. $159)

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  • Weight: 21 oz
  • R-value: 4.9

If you need a sleeping pad, don’t sleep on this amazing deal (heh). This unique backpacking sleeping pad has a distinctive baffle system designed to improve comfort and durability. At 21 ounces and a generous R-value of 4.9 (adequate warmth for chilly shoulder season conditions), the Helix is right up there with some of the best backpacking sleeping pads for thru-hikers. And even at full price ($159), it’s one of the most affordable inflatable pads around for its warmth and weight. At half off, it’s a staggering deal.

50% Off REI Arete ASL 2 Tent

Sale $224.49 (Reg. $449)

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  • Minimum Trail Weight: 5 lb, 10 oz
  • Floor Area: 32.9 ft²

For those whose adventures take them a bit further afield, the Arete 2 strikes a perfect balance between weight savings and steadfast reliability. This is a true four-season tent, designed to withstand high winds, snow, rain—you get the picture. When you’re heading into the exposed, unpredictable alpine zone in winter, you need a tent you can trust to keep you safe and warm in challenging conditions.

The ’22-’23 2inter is winding down, but the Arete 2 will last for many seasons. Why not snag this trusty four-season tent while it’s half off? That’s a savings of over $200. The tent footprint is sold separately and is also half off for members right now.

50% Off REI Zephyr 25 Recycled Polyester Sleeping Bag Men’s | Women’s

Sale $79.49 (Reg. $159)

  • Weight: 2 lb, 11 oz Men’s | 3 lb, 8 oz Women’s
  • Fill: 100% Recycled Polyester Fibers

Synthetic bags are ideal in damp conditions since polyester insulation manages moisture better than natural down. Others choose synthetic because of the affordability or because they avoid using animal-derived products. Whatever your reason for going synthetic, why not opt for a bag with 100 percent recycled insulation like the Zephyr?

The weight and warmth of this bag are competitive with other bags in its class, and you won’t get a better deal on a backpacking sleeping bag than right now during the REI Member Coupon Moment.

30% Off Artilect Boulder 125 Base Layer Crew Men’s | Women’s

Sale $76.99 (Reg. $110)

  • Materials: Nuyarn merino fabric (85% merino wool, 15% nylon)

Merino wool is ultra-soft, stays warm when wet, and resists BO like a champ. Artilect’s merino-blend baselayers are designed with backpacking in mind, with gusseted underarms for better mobility, flatlock seams to reduce chafing, and a droptail hem so the shirt won’t ride up in back (especially if wearing it with your pack on).

20% Off One Full-Price Item and an Extra 20% Off One REI Outlet Item

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If none of the above strikes your fancy, don’t forget members can still get 20% off one full-price and one Outlet item right now. Visit for details.

It’s also worth noting that the above list is far from complete—REI is offering deep discounts on many other items, from camping gear and apparel to cycling and watersports equipment. Head over to to check out everything that’s on offer during the REI Member Coupon Moment March 17 – March 27.

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