Best Deals From the REI End of Season Clearance Sale

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If you’re on the east coast like me, winter barely even happened this year. Meanwhile, if you’re on the west coast, you’re currently getting twice the usual amount of winter with no end in sight. But whether you’re looking ahead to warmer trails or gearing up for snowy spring adventures, there’s no better time to dial in your pack than right now.

It’s March, and that means REI’s End of Season Clearance is in full swing. You can save up to 50 percent on brands including Arc’teryx, BioLite, and (of course!) REI Co-op by shopping REI’s virtual clearance rack right now—but shop early for the best selection.

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REI End of Season Clearance: Best Deals for Hikers and Campers

19% Off Arc’teryx Atom LT Hoodie Women’sMen’s

  • Weight: 10.9 ounces women’s | 13.2 ounces men’s
  • Insulation: Coreloft Compact 60 synthetic fill

A slew of Arc’teryx gear is on clearance right now for up to 20% off. This is not a drill! Arc’teryx is best known for its phenomenal workmanship but also for its sky-high prices. Saving 20% could make a big difference in your overall gear budget. Featured here, the Arc’teryx Atom is one of our favorite synthetic backpacking midlayers. It’s light and breathable for a synthetic layer. Its superior moisture management and articulated design make it ideal as an active layer on cold hikes.

Other things on sale for about 20% off right now include the Arc’teryx Cerium down puffy (women’s and men’s), the Kyanite fleece (women’s and men’s), and the Aerios 45 backpack (women’s and men’s). Because of Arc’teryx’s platinum reputation, clearance is likely to go quickly, so shop ASAP for the best selection.

50% Off Select Heather’s Choice Freeze-Dried Meals
Sale $6.83–$7.83 (Reg. $14.95–$15.95)

  • Weight: 0.4 ounces
  • Calories per Serving: 520–560

Backpacking food doesn’t have to be boring. Heather’s Choice is known for their unusual recipes and tasty gluten-free options. Heather’s Choice Bison Chili, Spaghetti with Beef and Marinara, and Chicken Mole with Rice are all half-off on clearance.

60% Off Smartwool Intraknit Merino Tech Quarter-Zip Pullover Women’s | Men’s
Sale $67.93 (Reg. $170)

  • Weight: 13.5 ounces women’s | 17.8 ounces men’s
  • Materials: 68% merino wool/26% recycled polyester/3% polyamide/3% elastane

This technical merino garment is one of the best active baselayers on the market, but it’s also normally among the most expensive at a breathtaking $170. End of season clearance markdowns bring the price to under $70, making it among the cheapest. Magical!

Merino is beloved by backpackers thanks to its excellent moisture management properties (stays relatively warm when wet), odor control, and soft next-to-skin feel. Blending in synthetic materials gives the garment some stretch and durability, making it better than pure merino for active wear.

45% Off Biolite HeadLamp 330

  • Weight: 2.4 ounces
  • Batteries: USB-rechargeable

The sleek, low-profile HeadLamp 330 features a comfortable headband with balanced weight distribution thanks to the rear battery pack. The battery can last for up to 40 hours and the light itself can put out up to 330 lumens (hence the 330 in the name). You can choose between flood and spot, red light, and strobe, and the headlamp can be locked during the day so it doesn’t come on accidentally inside your pack.

56% Off OllyDog Rover Dog Pack Bundle
Sale $49.73 (Reg. $115)

  • Weight: 14.4–18 ounces
  • Capacity: 8–10 liters

This cushioned, water-resistant pack/leash combo will help you get your pupperoni pizza out on the trail for longer efforts. This dog pack provides eight to ten liters of ergonomic storage capacity, enough for your dog to carry its own food, toys, etc. The pack is also made with recycled nylon, which is nice. Doggo not included.

Up to 60% Off OR Helium Rain Jacket Women’s | Men’s
Sale: $62.83 (Reg. $159)

  • Weight: 5.6 ounces women’s | 6.3 ounces men’s
  • Materials: 2.5L Pertex Shield

The Helium is one of the lightest, most breathable rain jackets on the market, making it an ideal choice for thru-hikers. Despite weighing less than half a pound, it’s remarkably durable too. Waterproof zippers and a chest pocket that doubles as a stuff sack are thoughtful features on an otherwise minimalist jacket.

50% Off Leki Khumbu FX TA Trekking Poles
Sale $74.93 (Reg. $149.95)

  • Weight: 20.4 ounces
  • Materials: Aluminum, cork, rubber

Quality trekking poles take pressure off your joints and help prevent dangerous falls so you can stay on the trail longer. They can also double as tent poles if you have an ultralight tarp tent. Leki’s Khumbu poles are made with sturdy aluminum and hybrid cork/rubber grips that wick moisture to help prevent blisters on the hands. They telescope to as long as 51 inches and collapse down to just 15 inches when not in use.

25% Off Exped Flex Mat Sleeping Pad
Sale $29.89 (Reg. 39.95)

  • Weight: 12.3 ounces
  • Dimensions: 72 x 20.5 inches

Inflatable sleeping pads are great until they pop. A trusty closed-cell foam pad like the accordion-fold Exped FlexMat costs a fraction of the price and is much more reliable in pokey environments. With an R-value of 1.5, the FlexMat can function as a standalone pad in summertime or be layered beneath an inflatable for more warmth and abrasion resistance on colder nights.

50% Off Women’s REI Trailbreak 60 Pack
Sale $73.93 (Reg. $143)

  • Weight: 59 ounces
  • Fits Torso Lengths: 15–19 inches

So, look, backpacking gear can get pretty dang expensive. Snagging a crucial Big Three item like a backpack for a piddly $74, when many packs retail for three or four times that much, could completely revolutionize your gear budget. The Trailbreak 60 is a great starter pack for new backpackers: it’s got plenty of capacity, organization potential, and cushioning. And the fact that the torso size is flexible means you have some wiggle room if you’re not 100 percent accurate with your torso length measurement (and you can loan it to friends too!).

It’s called clearance for a reason, people. These deals are only valid while supplies last, and many of these items are likely to go quickly given their popularity among hikers. Shop now for the best selection over at REI.

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Comments 3

  • carlzdooms : Mar 5th

    A trusty closed-cell foam pad like the accordion-fold Exped FlexMat costs a fraction of the price and is much more reliable in pokey environments.

  • Todd Dietz : Mar 8th

    Waste of time. None of it is there or out stock


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