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.
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
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
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
A quality, inflatable sleeping pad with the regular length model weighing less than one pound.
Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket
The Nano Puff is a classic backpacker favorite, filled with recycled synthetic insulation and weighs under 12 ounces.
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
A new BeFree’s flow rate is second to none in the squeeze filter category.
Garmin inReach Explorer
For the serious off-trail explorer.
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
Waterproof protection in a beefy trail shoe that’s more like a hiking boot than a true trail runner.
Salomon Speedcross 5
One of Salomon’s lighter trail shoes. Looking for something more rugged? The entire Salomon line is on sale.
REI Merino Hiking Socks
Wicking sweat and tall enough to prevent debris from falling into your shoes.
Smartwool PhD Light Socks
Lightweight blister prevention in a classic package.
Xero Z-Trail Sandals
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.
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
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
Your all-in-one cooking system that boils two cups of water in just over 1.5 minutes.
Trekking poles increase efficiency over long distances, and take some pressure off your quads during steep ascents.
SunCloud Polarized Sunglasses
Protect your eyeballs on exposed hikes.
Garmin Fenix 6 Sapphire Watch
Track location, distance, elevation gain, heart rate and more. This is one of the pinnacles of GPS-enabled watches.
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