Best Deals From the REI 4th of July Sale
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Backpacking. It’s as American as apple pie. What better way to celebrate the birth of our nation than by getting outside and enjoying some of the many trails, parks, and wilderness areas the United States has to offer?
Now through July 4, you can gear up for your next outdoor adventure during the REI 4th of July Sale and clearance event. Save up to 40 percent on tents, backpacks, sleeping bags, stoves, and more.
Check out our favorite deals for hikers and backpackers below, or head straight over to REI.com to shop the full extent of the sale.
Best Deals From the REI 4th of July Sale
40% Off REI Co-op Flash Air 2 Tent (Members Only)
Sale $197.39 (Reg. $399)
- Weight: 2 lb 13.65 oz
- Floor Space: 88 x 52 inches
This ultralight tent sets up with a single tent pole—you could even leave the pole at home and use your trekking pole to set it up for even more weight savings. This compact, minimalist tent is perfect for thru-hikers: split it with a partner for even more weight savings, or go solo for a palatial shelter with a minimal weight penalty.
You have to be a member to take advantage of this staggering 40 percent off discount. Even if you’re not part of the co-op yet, it’s easy to add a membership to your purchase so you can get the discount (and the savings on this one item will cover your $30 lifetime membership fee many times over). Read more about the benefits of membership here.
40% Off REI Co-op Trailmade Backpacking Bundle (Members Only)
Sale $203.39 (Reg. $349)
- Weight (whole set): 11 lb 2.6 oz
- Sleeping Bag Comfort Rating: 31 degrees Fahrenheit
- Sleeping pad R-Value: 5.5
Are you new to backpacking? Starting from square one can be daunting, but REI makes it easy with this Big Three bundle. The Co-op’s Trailmade collection is designed to be beginner-friendly, size- and gender-inclusive, and affordable. With this deal, you can check your three biggest gear items (and, realistically, your three biggest gear expenses) off the list in one fell swoop.
Don’t forget, you have to be a member to get this discount. Membership costs $30 for lifetime membership (that’s a one-time fee), and you’ll save almost $140 on this setup, so the math works out pretty nicely.
Sale $321.89 (Reg. $459.95)
- Weight: 1 lb 3 oz
- Insulation: 900-fill Nikwax hydrophobic down
For those who find a traditional mummy sleeping bag constricting, an open-backed backpacking quilt might be a better option. The Vesper is ultralight and makes it easy to move around in your sleep/ventilate the interior if you find yourself overheating.
25% Off Kelty Cosmic 20 Women’s | Men’s
Sale $123.69 – $161.19 (Reg. $164.95 – $214.95)
- Weight: 3 lb 7 oz (women’s) | 2 lb 7 oz men’s
- Insulation: 550-fill duck down
This budget-friendly mummy bag is one of our favorite options for hikers trying to keep their spending under control: it’s made with affordable materials but doesn’t sacrifice quality in the construction process. It’s more affordable than ever during the REI 4th of July Sale, so don’t wait to try it out!
40% Off REI Magma 15 Women’s | Men’s (Members Only)
Sale $239.39 (Reg. $399)
- Weight: 2 lb 4 oz (women’s) | 1 lb 12.2 oz (men’s)
- Insulation: 850-fill goose down
One of our favorite backpacking mummy bags just got more affordable than ever. Pairing premium insulation with a straightforward design, the Magma 15 is your no-frills key to a good night’s sleep in the backcountry.
Consider joining the Co-op so you can take advantage of this sweet $150-off deal.
25% Off ENO Ember Underquilt
Sale $89.89 (Reg. $119.95)
- Weight: 1 lb 11 oz
- Insulation: Recycled polyester
Hammocking? Don’t fuss around with a sleeping pad when you can hang in comfort with a toasty underquilt to keep your backside warm! The Ember is perfect for wet environments thanks to its recycled synthetic fill. It’s estimated to keep you warm between 40 and 60 degrees Fahrenheit when paired with a topquilt, so this quilt is best for summertime adventures.
25% Off Therm-a-Rest Zlite Sol
Sale $43.39 (Reg. $57.95)
- Weight: 14 oz
- R-Value: 2.0
This iconic accordion-folding CCF pad has graced the outside of many a thru-hiker’s pack. Use it as a standalone pad or a supplement to an inflatable, sit on it during breaks, cut off a panel or two and use them as sit pads… the Z-Lite Sol is infinitely versatile and eminently affordable.
40% Off Exped Ultra 5R Sleeping Mat
Sale $119.89 (Reg. $199.95)
- Weight: 1 lb 4 oz
- R-Value: 4.8
The plush, rectangular, highly insulated Ultra 5R is built with comfort in mind, yet it only ways 20 ounces. This inflatable is a great choice for anyone who wants to keep their base weight under control but still values a good night’s sleep.
25% Off Jetboil Flash Stove
Sale $93.69 (Reg. $124.95)
- Weight: 13.1 oz
- Time To Boil 1L: 3 min 20 sec
The Flash is the quintessential backpacking stove and a great choice for anyone who wants to get to their morning coffee as fast as humanly possible. Fuel efficient and quick to boil, this integrated system is a killer value with an included stove, pot, cozy, and fuel canister support mount.
25% Off MSR PocketRocket 2
Sale $44.89 (Reg. $59.95)
- Weight: 2.6 oz
- Time To Boil 1L: 3 min 30 sec
This minimalist stove is all most thru-hikers will need: ultralight, compact, and easy to use, the PocketRocket 2 is more affordable than ever during the REI 4th of July Sale.
25% Off Soto Amicus Stove Cookset
Sale $33.69 (Reg. $44.95)
- Weight: 11.2 oz
- Weight of just the stove: 2.9 oz
The Soto Amicus cookset is a great value when you consider that it includes both an ultralight backpacking stove (and a highly rated one at that) and a two-piece cookpot. The stove’s concave design helps protect your flame from wind, maximizing fuel efficiency, and the four pot support arms provide maximum stability.
20% Off AeroPress Go Travel Coffee Press
Sale $31.89 (Reg. $39.95)
- Weight: 11.5 oz
Is dedicating 11.5 ounces of base weight to a backcountry coffeemaker excessive? Depends on who you ask. If you’re a coffee lover who’s unwilling to sacrifice the finer things in life when you go backpacking, the Aeropress Go is the answer you’ve been looking for. It’ll brew up several cups of hot, tasty coffee in about two minutes so you can start your morning in style.
25% Off Katadyn BeFree 1L Bottle Filter
Sale $37.39 (Reg. $49.95)
- Weight: 2.3 oz
- Output: 2L per min
Thru-hikers love the BeFree system because it makes purifying your drinking water so fast and easy. With a lightning-fast output rate of around two liters per minute, this ultralight filter is so easy to use you won’t think twice about stopping for water.
25% Off Gregory Jade (Women’s) | Gregory Zulu (Men’s)
Sale $149.89 (Reg. $199.95)
- Weight: 3 lb 8.3 oz (women’s Jade S/M, men’s Zulu S/M)
- Number of exterior pockets: 6 plus main compartment
The Gregory Jade and Zulu are streamlined and chock-full of features. These packs are a great choice for hikers who value extra padding and plenty of organizational options. If you need a little more room, the Jade 63 and Zulu 65 are also 25 percent off.
Sale $230 (Reg. $172.49)
- Weight: 4 lb 4.4 oz (women’s) | 4 lb 9 oz (men’s)
- Number of exterior pockets: 6 plus main compartment
These classic backpacking packs are named for Deuter’s proprietary Aircontact frame, which is designed to maximize breathability at your back even as the frame keeps the load balanced above your hips for easy carry. The main compartment has an expandable collar that can provide an additional 10 liters of storage for trips where you need to bring more gear.
25% Off Osprey Poco Child Carrier
Sale $262.49 (Reg. $350)
- Weight: 7 lb 11.2 oz
- Gear capacity: 20L
Gotta start ’em young. For all you parents trying to figure out how to get your kids out on trail safely, this sturdy child carrier from Osprey might be just the thing. The cockpit is padded, ventilated, and protected by a sunshade so your kiddo can ride in style. And the pack can carry up to 2o pounds of gear in addition to your small human companion, making this workhorse of a backpack eminently functional for day hikes and overnight trips.
25% Off La Sportiva Bushido II Women’s | Men’s
Sale $116.19 (Reg. $155)
- Weight: 1 lb 1.6 oz
- Heel-Toe Drop: 6 mm
This popular trail runner is known for its durability, comfort, and grip. In a world of wide toe boxes, it’s a great choice for hikers with narrow feet.
25% Off Injinji Liner Crew Socks
Sale $8.99 (Reg. $12)
- Materials: 75% COOLMAX EcoMade polyester / 21% nylon / 4% Lycra spandex
These iconic toe socks admittedly weren’t that expensive to begin with, but you know what? A discount is a discount, and you can never have too many socks—especially quality liners that will help wick moisture and keep your feet blister-free like these ones will.
There’s no limit on how much you can buy during the REI 4th of July sale, so you might as well toss these little bad boys in your cart if you’re a frequent hiker who goes through socks like we do.
The REI 4th of July Sale and clearance event starts on June 23 and runs through July 4. Head over to the Co-op to browse all the deals (there’s way more than the highlights we listed above).
And remember, some of the best discounts are reserved for Co-op members. If you’re not a member already, now is a great time to join. At 40 percent off many big-ticket items, the one-time $30 membership fee will pay for itself many times over. Joining is easy—just add a membership to your cart when you go to checkout online.
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