Best Hiking Gear Deals from the REI Gear Up Get Out Sale
This is a sponsored post brought to you by REI. The Gear Up Get Out Sale runs November 12-22.
The leaves are falling and the weather’s getting chilly as we head into winter, but next year’s hiking season will be here before you know it. Now is the time to gear up for 2022 adventures. For the next 10 days, you can save up to 30% on backpacking gear at the REI Gear Up Get Out Sale, including apparel, gadgets, and essential winter camping gear.
In addition to all the sweet deals mentioned below, members can take 20% off one full-price item and an extra 20% off one REI Outlet item during the Gear Up Get Out sale. Members also save up to 50% off select items in the sale (more on that below).
Keep reading to see our favorite backpacking, camping, and hiking gear deals from the sale.
- Merino 250 Tights Men’s | Women’s: Reg. $100 | Sale $74.99
- Merino 250 Quarter-zip Men’s | Women’s: Reg. $105 | Sale $78.69
- Classic Hike Full Cushion Socks Men’s | Women’s: Reg. $21 | Sale $15.69
Soft, warm merino wool is the ultimate backpacking fiber. It’s comfortable, all-natural, temperature-regulating (can keep you warm in winter OR cool in summer), moisture-wicking, warm when wet, anti-stink, flame-retardant, and the list goes on.
Smartwool is an American company and is the industry standard for high-quality merino backpacking garments, from cushy wool socks, hats, and gloves to full base layers.
- Microspikes: Reg. $69.95 | Sale $55.89
- KTS Crampons: Reg. $169.95 | Sale $135.89
- INSTAgaiter Mid Gaiters: Reg. $49.95 | Sale $39.89
Being cooped up inside all winter is the bane of every hiker’s existence, but Kahtoola traction devices and gaiters can change that. A good pair of crampons or microspikes over your boots, plus a set of gaiters to keep the snow from getting into your shoes, can render icy trails safe and accessible.
- Reg. $500 | Sale $449.99
Rugged and waterproof, the GoPro Hero10 is the quintessential backcountry camera. Clip it to your backpack straps so you can snap high-quality photos or record video at a moment’s notice. It weighs just 4.5 ounces and has a USB-rechargeable battery, making it perfect for hiking.
- Reg. $99.95 | Sale $69.89
650-fill duck down makes this insulated jacket warm, plush, and not too heavy for backpacking. This sturdy classic has kept many a thru-hiker warm on cold backcountry nights, and it’s versatile/economical enough to wear around town as well.
- Reg. $219 | Sale $131.39
Silky shell fabric and plush, 850-fill goose down insulation make this puffy feel like a jacket-shaped hug. The high-quality fill gives the Magma Jacket a superb warmth-to-weight ratio. Despite the premium materials, this hoodie is more affordable than ever during the Gear Up Get Out Sale, where Co-op members can take 40% off the list price.
- Trailblazer Comfort Insoles: Reg. $49.95 | Sale $37.39
Long-distance hiking is tough on the tootsies! Sometimes, when your feet are aching and no pair of shoes seems to fit them right, all you need is a sturdy and supportive pair of insoles to make everything better. Even a high-quality pair of hiking shoes can be improved by aftermarket insoles, and Superfeet is the brand most thru-hikers prefer. All Superfeet are 25% off during the sale, but Trailblazer Comfort insoles are best for backpacking.
- fenix 6 Multisport GPS Watch: Reg. $550 | Sale $349.99
- fenix 6 Pro Solar Multisport GPS Watch: Reg. $800 | Sale $549.99
Durable, multifunctional gear is the name of the game for backpackers and thru-hikers. The Garmin 6 GPS watch series delivers on both fronts. For less than three ounces, you get a smartwatch, altimeter/barometer/compass array, heart rate monitor, pedometer, and GPS navigation device.
- Reg. $99.95 | Sale $69.89
From saving your knees on steep downhills to saving your entire face when you stumble over roots and rocks on the trail, trekking poles are worth their weight in gold. Fortunately, you can snag a pair for significantly less than their weight in gold during the Gear Up Get Out Sale. (Ba-dum-tsss, we’re here all night, folks!)
- Reg. $350 | Sale $299.99
The Garmin inReach Mini offers two-way text messaging, location tracking, and even allows you to download the local weather forecast. Most importantly, it has an SOS button you can press in an emergency. And because the device is tied into the Iridium satellite network, you can do all of this from remote backcountry locations with no cell service. Lightweight, energy-efficient, and highly functional, this is the best GPS device for backpackers and thru-hikers.
- Vigor Heavyweight Sensor Gloves Men’s | Women’s: Reg. $40 | Sale $29.99
- Swift Cap: Reg. $28 | Sale $20.99
- Ferrosi Hybrid Gaiters: Reg. $35 | Sale $26.19
A decent hat and a pair of gloves are a necessity on any backcountry trip. Outdoor Research is our go-to brand for lightweight, warm, functional accessories.
- Reg. $89.95 | Sale $66.69
One of the most popular styles in the women’s hiking pants market. They’re durable, breathable, and just stretchy enough to give you a full and comfortable range of motion.
- Reg. $200 | Sale $149.99
An affordable, user-friendly satellite communicator that interfaces with your phone for seamless navigation and two-way texting. The ZOLEO has over 200 hours of battery life and all the trappings of a more expensive backcountry GPS device.
Reminder: REI Members can take 20% off one full-price item, and an extra 20% off one REI Outlet item during the Gear Up Get Out 2020 sale!
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