The Best Deals for Backpackers at REI’s 2020 Anniversary Sale

REI’s Anniversary Sale is one of their biggest sale events of the year, and this year is no exception. Deals include Patagonia jackets, NEMO tents and sleeping bags, Osprey packs, and more.  From May 15 to May 25, there are a boatload of items up to 30% off- and members can get 20% off any full-price item and an additional 20% off any REI Outlet Item by using code “ANNV20”.

This is your chance to grab that pack, tent, or other big-ticket item you’ve had your eye on. If you still have some dividend left over? Even better. Check for your dividend total here.

Here are the best gear deals for backpackers at REI’s Anniversary Sale, and the entire haul of sale items can be found here.

Arc’teryx Atom LT Insulated Hoodie
25% off

Good to wear as an outer layer or a mid layer, this is an active-ready jacket with air-permeable side panels. Women’s here.

NEMO Hornet 1
25% off

With a trail weight of 1 pound, 10 ounces and a fast setup, this is a solid contender for solo thru-hikers who want an easy pitch and the full protection of a semi-freestanding tent.

NEMO Hornet Elite 2
25% off

Whether you’re using this for two people or just want a little extra room to sprawl, this thru-hiker favorite weighs a mere 1 lb. 11 oz. and features over 27 square feet of interior space and two doors / vestibules.

NEMO Tensor Sleeping Pad
25% off

A quality, inflatable sleeping pad with the regular length model weighing less than one pound.

Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket
30% off

The Nano Puff is a classic backpacker favorite, filled with recycled synthetic insulation and weighs under 12 ounces.

Patagonia Houdini 
30% off

One of the best layers you can throw in your pack and forget about, until the wind kicks in and you’re glad you have it. This layer weighs just a few ounces and packs into its own pocket.

Katadyn BeFree Water Filter
25% off

A new BeFree’s flow rate is second to none in the squeeze filter category.

Garmin inReach Explorer
Save $100

For the serious off-trail explorer.

Merrell MQM Flex 2 Low Hiking Shoes
20% off

This shoe combines the sturdiness of a hiking shoe with the flexibility of a trail runner, complete with a rock plate for maximum protection on rugged trails

La Sportiva Spire GTX Hiking Shoes
25% off

Waterproof protection in a beefy trail shoe that’s more like a hiking boot than a true trail runner.

Salomon Speedcross 5
30% off

One of Salomon’s lighter trail shoes. Looking for something more rugged? The entire Salomon line is on sale.

REI Merino Hiking Socks
30% off

Wicking sweat and tall enough to prevent debris from falling into your shoes.

Smartwool PhD Light Socks
25% off

Lightweight blister prevention in a classic package.

Xero Z-Trail Sandals
25% off

Whether you’re looking to make the next leap in the UL footwear game or are want some comfy camp shoes, you’ll love the Xero Z-Trails.

NEMO Disco 15 Sleeping Bag – Women’s
25% off

A 15-degree sleeping bag with a clever design perfect for sprawling sleepers who still want the protection of a zippered mummy bag. Men’s here

Osprey Ariel AG 55 Pack
25% off

For a fully featured, super comfortable ride, look no further than this supportive pack stuffed to the gills with organizational options.

Jetboil Flash Cooking System
25% off

Your all-in-one cooking system that boils two cups of water in just over 1.5 minutes.

Black Diamond Trail Ergo Trekking Poles
25% off

Trekking poles increase efficiency over long distances, and take some pressure off your quads during steep ascents.

SunCloud Polarized Sunglasses
25% off

Protect your eyeballs on exposed hikes.

Garmin Fenix 6 Sapphire Watch
Save $150

Track location, distance, elevation gain, heart rate and more. This is one of the pinnacles of GPS-enabled watches.

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