Best Hiking and Camping Gear Deals from the REI End of Season Clearance Sale
It’s that time of year again. As the year winds down, outdoor gear retailers look to offload excess merch and clear out their warehouses for new styles in the new year. That means now is your chance to snag closeout deals on hiking and camping gear at the REI End of Season Clearance Sale. Not sure where to start? Here are our top picks.
Best Deals from the REI End of Season Clearance Sale
Altra Lone Peak 4.5 | 25% Off
- SALE: $89.93 (Reg: $120)
- Weight: 21 oz. (pair)
Altra’s distinctive footprint-shaped tread marks the way on America’s long trails. Altra’s iconic Lone Peak trail runner has been a thru-hiker favorite for years, and with good reason. The minimalist shoe’s wide toebox, zero drop, and minimal weight penalty hit the sweet spot of comfort and functionality for many long-distance enthusiasts.
HOKA ONE ONE Challenger ATR 5 | 31% Off
- SALE: $89.93 (Reg. $130)
- Weight: 18.8 oz
If full-on minimalist footwear isn’t for you but you still want to reap the ultralight, breathable benefits of trail runners, the Challengers might be right up your alley. They’re tricked out with 5mm of drop, moderate cushion, and ultra-stable/grippy outsoles, but they still weigh less than 19 ounces. We named the Challenger among the best trail runners of 2020.
Salomon Supercross | 32% Off
- SALE: $74.93 (Reg. $110)
- Weight: 21.8 oz. (pair)
This tricked out trail runner features Salomon’s signature Quicklace system (no more tripping over loose laces) and a generous 10mm heel-to-toe drop. Grippy outsoles provide traction and EVA foam midsoles boast excellent shock absorption.
Xero Shoes Z-Trail Sandals (Men’s) | 25% Off
- SALE: $59.93 (Reg. $80)
- Weight: 11 oz (pair)
To pack camp shoes, or not to pack camp shoes? The weight penalty can be hard to justify, but it’s pretty dang nice to slip into a pair of dry shoes at the end of a long day (or when you have to get up to pee in the night). That’s where Xero Shoes come in. These ultralight sandals weigh just 11 ounces for a pair and promise years of minimalist, durable comfort. They’re ideal camp shoes, and they’re even tough enough that some people hike in them too.
Big Agnes Fly Creek HV Carbon 2 Tent | 25% Off
- SALE: $636.93 (Reg. $849.95)
- Weight: 18 oz
The BA Fly Creek HV Carbon is an ultralight update on a thru-hiking classic. The Fly Creek is beloved among hikers for its steadfast reliability, easy setup, and reasonable weight penalty. By swapping traditional silnylon and aluminum with ultralight Dyneema and carbon fiber, Big Agnes brought the weight of this two-person tent down to a stunning 18 ounces—a remarkable weight for a freestanding tent.
ENO DoubleNest Hammock | 36% Off
- SALE: $44.93 (Reg. $69.95)
- Weight: 19 oz
A hammock for two? That’s right. The DoubleNest is built with durability in mind, featuring tough 70-denier nylon fabric and triple-interlocking stitches that allow the hammock to support up to 400 pounds. It’s perfect as a luxurious campsite seating option for frontcountry use and can be paired with a bug net for front- or backcountry camping.
REI Co-op Flash Carbon Trekking Poles | 50% Off
- SALE: $68.93 (Reg. $139)
- Weight: 14.8 oz (pair)
Trekking poles might look kinda nerdy, but would it even be a real hike if you didn’t click your way down the trail with poles in each hand like some bizarre quadruped? Poles save your joints, give you more power on the uphill, work for self-defense in a pinch, and can be used to set up ultralight shelters. REI’s Flash Carbon poles are competitively lightweight at less than one pound for a pair, and feature comfy foam grips and easy-to-use external lever locks for telescoping height adjustment between 105 and 140 centimeters.
- SALE: $16.93 (Reg. $23)
- Materials: 59% merino wool, 39% nylon, 2% Lycra spandex
Soft, cushy, merino wool socks that are made in the USA? You betcha. Darn Toughs are made in Vermont and come with a lifetime guarantee, but they’re so durable you probably won’t need it. If you take care of them, a pair can last a whole thru-hike without developing holes or wearing thin.
- SALE: $110.93 (Reg. $159)
- Weight: 5.6 oz
If weight savings are your priority, the Helium is the right rain jacket for you. Waterproof zippers and Bluesign-approved 2.5-layer Pertex Shield promises to keep the rain out, and with minimal bells and whistles, this straightforward garment won’t crush your base weight either.
REI Co-op Rainier Rain Jacket (Women’s) | 50% Off
- SALE: $44.93 (Reg. $89.95)
- Weight: 11.4 oz.
This fully-featured rain jacket features pit zips to help regulate heat and sweat buildup and can resist winds up to 60+ mph. An adjustable hood, waistband, and cuffs allow you to fine-tune the fit to your liking.
REI Co-op Xerodry GTX Jacket (Women’s) | 50% Off
- SALE: $78.83 (Reg. $159)
- Weight: 10.6 oz
REI pulled out all the stops with this premium Gore-tex Paclite jacket, which features sleek waterproof zippers, hipbelt-compatible pockets, and adjustable cuffs, hood, and waistband.
- SALE: $124.93 (Reg. $250)
- Weight: 11.7 oz
The Ghost Shadow is the synthetic puffy we’ve all been waiting for. Seventy percent of the jacket’s 80 grams of synthetic PrimaLoft insulation are recycled, and this eminently warm and packable jacket will serve you well in camp and on the trail, even when it’s raining or snowing.
REI Co-op Stratocloud Down Hoodie | 40% Off
- SALE: $112.93 (Reg. $189)
- Weight: 18.2 oz
Wind- and water-resistant Pertex on the outside, silky-smooth nylon taffeta on the inside, and fluffy 600-fill down insulation sandwiched in the middle. The Stratocloud promises to shed light rain and snow and protect against winds up to 60 miles per hour. The shell fabrics are bluesign approved for sustainability, and the down meets the Responsible Down Standard.
REI Co-op 650 Down Jacket | 30% Off
- SALE: $69.93 (Reg. $99.95)
- Weight: 11 oz
This no-frills down puffy is perfect for thru-hikers on a budget. You won’t find many down insulated jackets on the market for less than $100, and this offering from REI is well-made and warm enough for most three-season hikers. It’s competitive in weight and packability and its use of sustainable materials makes it shine.
- SALE: $108.93 (Reg. $219)
- Weight: 11.5 oz
850-fill down? Yes, please. For those who run cold, this generously stuffed puffy can keep you warm without breaking the bank (especially during the REI End of Season Clearance Sale) or ruining your base weight. The premium goose down fill offers plenty of loft and an excellent warmth-to-weight ratio, and even more excitingly, it’s DWR-treated down so you don’t have to stress out so much if you get it wet accidentally.
Smartwool Merino 150 Base Layer Top (Women’s) | Up to 50% Off
- SALE: $36.83 (Reg. $75)
- Materials: 87% merino wool, 13% nylon
This merino wool T-shirt is perfect for warm days on the trail (that’s right, lightweight merino wool is great for temperature regulation in hot weather too). Smartwool designed it with backpacking in mind: the wool fiber provides next-to-skin comfort and moisture wicking, while raglan sleeves feel soft and comfy beneath your pack straps. You can also layer it for added warmth during cold weather. Versatility for the win!
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