The Best Deals for Backpackers at REI’s Anniversary Sale
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REI’s annual anniversary sale starts today, and backpackers can save mucho dollars. Plus, members can also take 20% off one full-price item, and an extra 20% off an REI Outlet item (formerly REI Garage). If you’re looking to make a big purchase like a new tent or pack, this is a good time to do it. Use coupon code ANNIV18 at checkout.
There are too many category markdowns to list, but our favorites include 25% off of Altra trail shoes, 25% off Petzel headlamps, 25% off all Smartwool socks, and 20% off all Good to-Go backpacking meals. Don’t forget to check out the REI Outlet for up to 70% off backpacking items.
Here are our favorite items (including several from our 2018 Best-Of lists), all on sale from 5/18 to 5/28.
$89.99 from $120: Save 25%
Men’s version here.
$97.49 from $130: Save 25%
Primed to supplant the Lone Peak as Altra’s go-to thru-hiking trail runner. Women’s version here.
$7.19 from $9: Save 20%
Treat yo self
$334.99 from $449.95: Save 25%
$33.59 from $48: Save 30%
This is the 5-inch inseam, but these come in a few different lengths.
$45.49 from $65: Save 30%
Lightweight, breathable, and made with recycled materials. Women’s here.
$14.89 from $20: Save 25%
One of the most versatile items in a long-distance hiker’s setup. You’ll never regret carrying one of these. Half Buff here.
$1.39 from $2: Save 30%
Clif Bar hit a home run with this update to their classic bars. Blueberry Almond Butter is our top pick.
$1.59 from $2.30: Save 30%
Easy on the stomach and simple to pop in your mouth on the go.
$19.49 from $26: Save 25%
Hiker stink meets its match.
$13.49 from $18: Save 25%
This underwear was made to last a loooong time between washes
$374.99 from $450: Save 16%
For hikers hitting a trail without blazes every 100 feet
$449.99 from $550: Save 18%
Be the most boring person the government has ever stalked by tracking your mileage, elevation, and location at three miles an hour in one direction for six months
$134.89 from $179.95: Save 25%
Gregory has stepped up its game with this pared-down pack. This option has plenty of features without being overly padded or heavy.
$172.39 from $229.95: Save 25%
One of Gregory’s newer options for hikers looking to trim the ounces without losing features.
$33.69 from $44.95: Save 25%
Everything you need for gourmet (?) instant noodles.
$48.89 from $69.95: Save 30%
PCT and CDT hikers will be happy to have these.
$115.89 from $144.95: Save 20%
Ankle support, burly outsoles, and time-tested design.
$95.99 from $120: Save 20%
A longtime hiker fave, these shoes have retained the same look for years without need for improvement. Men’s here.
$59.89 from $79.95: Save 25%
Get the whole setup and don’t waste any grams.
$74.89 from $99.95: Save 25%
For backcountry cooks looking for a little more firepower.
$79.19 from $99: Save 20%
Stylish, durable, and protective. Get the Violet Reflex version on sale for $95.
$216.99 from $290: Save 25 %
All the features you could possibly want. Try being disorganized with this pack… we dare you.
$216.99 from $290: Save 25%
Packed with features, padding, and comfort.
$31.49 from $42: Save 25%
Is this PCT staple fashionable? No. Does it do a stellar job protecting you from the sun? Yes.
$41.19 from $55: Save 25%
Once you’re out of the snow zone, these will be the only hand accessories you’ll need.
$138.99 from $199: Save 30%
A classic for a reason. This hardy, lightweight layer is prime insulating for moderate conditions. Women’s here.
$30.99 from $45: Save 30%
The last short-sleeve tech shirt you’ll ever buy. Men’s here.
$22.39 from $29.95: Save 25%
Simple, durable, 200 lumens, and a red-light setting. What more could a thru-hiker ask for?
$62.89 from $89.95: Save 30%
The “rails” keep you from rolling off the side of the sleeping pad at night.
$159.99 from $229: Save 30%
REI continues to upgrade their selection of tents. Going solo? Grab the Half Dome 1 Plus on sale for $125.29
$52.39 from $69.95: Save 25%
Your knees will thank you, your front teeth will thank you.
$188 from $269: Save 30%
One of our Best Sleeping Bags of 2018.
$209.29 from $299: Save 30%
Also one of our Best Sleeping Bags of 2018, and one of the most popular bags on the AT.
$32.19 from $42.95: Save 25%
This pillow weighs two ounces. It doesn’t even count as a “luxury item.”
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