Best Deals From REI Outlet: Save Up to 50 Percent This Weekend

This is a sponsored post brought to you by REI. Save up to 50 percent at REI Outlet through 5/8.

Need to upgrade your backpacking gear without wiping out your zero day pizza budget? REI’s legendary online outlet store has always been a great way to save money on quality gear. Older models and clearance items often find their way to REI Outlet at a significant discount, and from there to loving homes with thrifty backpackers and thru-hikers.

And the news just got even better: right now, you can save up to 50 percent on handpicked deals at REI Outlet through May 8. The list of discounted items is extensive, so we’ve combed through and highlighted some of our favorite offerings. Keep reading to see some of the best deals for backpackers and hikers at REI Outlet this weekend, or head over to REI Outlet yourself to check ’em out.

Save Up to 50% at REI Outlet Through 5/8

53% Off Sierra Designs Nitro 35 Synthetic Sleeping Bag Long

Sale $149.73 (Reg. $319.95)

  • Insulation: 800-fill-power DriDown down
  • Weight: 24 oz

Filled with 10 deliciously floofy ounces of premium 800-fill water-resistant down, this mummy sleeping bag is a great bargain, especially now that it’s on closeout sale from REI Outlet. The bag is rated to keep you cozy down to 37 degrees, adequate for modest three-season conditions.

66% Off Komperdell Carbon Trail UL Vario Trekking Poles

Sale $99.73 (Reg. $299.95)

  • Materials: Carbon shaft, foam grip
  • Weight (Pair): 17.9 oz

Trekking poles are so versatile–you can use them to aid your balance, take pressure off your joints, ward off angry wildlife (perhaps???), and even set up your ultralight tarp tent. This sturdy Z-folding pair from Komperdell has one telescoping section so that you can adjust the length between 45 and 53 inches.

33% Off Men’s Altra Lone Peak 6

Sale $92.73 (Reg. $140)

  • Heel-Toe Drop: 0 mm
  • Weight (Pair): 21 oz

With its wide toebox and minimalist design, the Altra Lone Peak trail runner has been wildly popular among thru-hikers for many years. Now that the Lone Peak 7 is out, last year’s model is in the Outlet. Many of us chew through multiple pairs of trail runners each year on our hiking adventures, so now’s a great time to stock up.


28% Off Men’s Patagonia Nano Puff

Sale $199.73 (Reg. $279)

  • Insulation: 60 g PrimaLoft Gold Eco (100% recycled polyester)
  • Weight: 12.8 oz

The iconic, quilted Nano Puff is the quintessential synthetic backpacking midlayer. It contains just enough insulation to block cold drafts and keep you comfortable in mild to cool trail conditions without being overkill in the warmth or weight departments. And since it’s synthetic, you don’t have to worry about the insulation being ruined by moisture from the air or from your sweat.

27% Off Women’s La Sportiva Bushido II

Sale $104.73 (Reg.$145 )

  • Heel-Toe Drop: 6 mm
  • Weight (Pair): 17.6 oz

The Bushido II is another uber-popular trail running shoe among thru-hikers. It’s grippy and comfortable, and for hikers with narrow feet who aren’t in love with the extra-wide-toebox trend, it just might be the perfect fit.

48% Off Women’s Big Agnes Insulated Q Core Deluxe Long X Wide

Sale $129.73 (Reg. $249.95)

  • R-Value: 4.3
  • Weight: 41 oz

For those who like a luxurious night’s sleep, even on the trail, it doesn’t get better than this inflatable sleeping pad from Big Agnes. With an R-value of 4.3, it’s suitable even for chilly shoulder season conditions, and its generous dimensions mean you’ll probably feel like you’re sleeping in a real live bed rather than on the ground.

52% Off Mountainsmith Apex 55 WSD Women’s Pack

Sale $99.73 (Reg. $209.95)

  • Fits Torso Length: 15 – 18 in
  • Weight: 69 ounces

Fifty-five liters of storage capacity is just the right amount for most backpackers and thru-hikers. With four external pockets and a zipper allowing side access to the main compartment, you’ll have no trouble packing and organizing your gear in this bad boy. The generous cushioning and women’s-specific design should make for a more comfortable carry.

This pack is a great choice for beginners or hikers who anticipate needing to carry heavier loads.

50% Off Women’s Chaco Lowdown Sandals

Sale $41.73 (Reg. $85)

  • Materials: Polyester jacquard webbing upper, Women-specific LUVSEAT EVA midsole, nonmarking ChacoGrip rubber outsole
  • Weight (Pair): 12 oz

Camp shoes are considered a luxury item by many thru-hikers, but being able to change out of your sweaty, gross hiking shoes and let your dogs air out around camp makes life so much more pleasant. And at just 12 ounces per pair, the Chaco Lowdown sandal will keep your feet happy without setting you back that much in the weight department.

45% Off Men’s Marmot Eldridge Shirt (Crushed Mint)

Sale $29.73 (Reg. $55)

  • UPF Rating: 20
  • Weight: 14.1 oz

Ah, the classic button-up. Can’t beat it for hiking. The Marmot Eldridge shirt combines classic hiker-y vibes with modern lightweight, breathable fabrics and UV protection. The fabric is extra soft and joined by flat-felled seams that won’t cause chafing.

21–25% Off Merrell Moab Flight Trail Running Shoe Women’s | Men’s

Sale $89.73–94.73 (Reg. $120)

  • Heel to Toe Drop: 10 mm
  • Weight (Pair): 17 oz women’s | 20 oz men’s

A lightweight, breathable, running-optimized version of the classic Merrell Moab boot, the Moab Flight is ideal for thru-hikers who love the fit of the classic Moab but want to lighten up the load on their feet.

This is but a taste of the many great deals at REI Outlet this weekend. Whether you’re gearing up for backpacking, fitness, snowsports, or cycling, there’s something for you in the Outlet right now. Check out the full catalog of handpicked deals over at REI.

Save Up to 50% at REI Outlet Through 5/8

Featured image via Zack Goldmann.

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