The Best Deals for Backpackers at REI’s Gear Up Get Out Sale

The following is a sponsored post brought to you by REI

The holidays are right around the corner, and next year’s crop of thru-hiker hopefuls will be adding to their wish list. This is prime time to stock up on stocking stuffers, big items, and whatever else their trail-hungry hearts desire. Or maybe you’re shopping for yourself. No harm, no foul.

REI’s Gear Up Get Out sale is running from 11/15 until 11/25, and there are thousands of items up to 30% off. We’ve rounded up the best deals for backpackers—including big-ticket items like tents and sleeping bags—and you can find the rest of the goods here.

Members can also save 20% on one full-priced item and an extra 20% on one REI Outlet item, using code GEARUP2019 at checkout.

Here are the best deals for backpackers at REI’s Gear Up Get Out Sale, from today through November 25.


Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket
Originally $199, on sale for $138.99 (Save 30%)

This classic synthetic puffy is a thru-hiker staple. 11.9 ounces and you don’t have to worry about keeping it dry. Women’s here.

Arc’teryx Zeta SL Rain Jacket
Originally $299, on sale for $224.19 (Save 25%)

Waterproof and breathable with a two-layer Gore-Tex membrane.

REI Co-op Merino Wool Heavyweight Crew Socks
Originally $19.95, on sale for $13.89 (Save 30%)

Sweat wicking with a heftier weight for colder weather excursions.

REI Co-op Merino Lightweight Hiking Socks
Originally $12.95, on sale for $8.99 (Save 31%)

Lighter weight for shorter, warmer outings while still being supportive and sweat wicking.

ExOfficio Give-N-Go Sport Mesh Boxer Briefs
Originally $28, on sale for $16.79 (Save 40%)

Say farewell to stink and chafe. This pair has a three-inch inseam; the six-inch inseam is on sale here.

Oboz Sawtooth II Mid Hiking Boots
Originally $150, on sale for $112.49 (Save 25%)

The Oboz proprietary waterproof membrane is here to keep your feet warm and dry during snowy or wet trips.

Outdoor Research Rocky Mountain Low Gaiters
Originally $35, on sale for $26.19 (Save 25%)

Keep the snow and muck out of your shoes this winter while keeping your ankles secure.

Buff Original Multifunctional Headwear
Originally $20, on sale for $14.99 (Save 25%)

What can’t this piece of cloth do? This is the thru-hikers’ do-everything accessory and no one will be sorry they took it on their backpacking trip.

Shelters and Sleep Systems

REI Co-op Quarter Dome SL 2 Tent
Originally $319, on sale for $223.29 (Save 30%)

Already reasonably priced, this two-person tent is a smartly designed steal on sale. Find the one-person model on sale here, and check it out in our Best of 2019 Tents here.

NEMO Dagger 2 Tent
Originally $399.95, on sale for $299.89 (Save 25%)

Durable, wide head and foot area, two entries and vestibules, and 31 square feet of livable space. This two-person tent is practically palatial.

NEMO Hornet Elite 1 Tent
Originally $449.95, on sale for $337.39 (Save 25%)

NEMO’s sleek design and narrow footprint means this tent is easy to pitch even in tight campsites. This tent was also included in our Best of 2019 Tents.

Big Agnes Tiger Wall UL3 Tent
Originally $449.95, on sale for $337.39 (Save 25%)

The Tiger Wall is the latest in Big Agnes’s semi-freestanding backpacking tent lineup. This is the original, not the Carbon.

NEMO Switchback Sleeping Pad
Originally $49.95, on sale for $37.39 (Save 25%)

NEMO’s answer to Therm-a-Rest’s long reign over the closed-cell foam pad. Read our review here.

NEMO Tensor Insulated Sleeping Pad
Originally $174.95, on sale for $131.19 (Save 25%)

Looking for something with more padding and insulation? This lightweight pad weighs less than one pound and is rated to insulate from the ground down to 10 degrees Fahrenheit.

NEMO Fillo Backpacking Pillow
Originally $39.95, on sale for $29.89 (Save 25%)

Is a backpacking pillow a luxury item? Sure. Are the few extra ounces worth it? Absolutely.

REI Co-op Joule 30 Sleeping Bag
Originally $269, on sale for $188.29 (Save 30%)

A 30-degree down bag for under $200? Yes please. Find the 21-degree bag on sale here.


Snow Peak Titanium Spork
Originally $9.95, on sale for $7.39 (Save 26%)

Take a spork, get every last morsel of pasta sides out of that bag.

Petzl Tikkina Headlamp
Originally $19.95, on sale for $14.89 (Save 25%)

This tiny-but-mighty headlamp powers up to 250 lumens. Find the slightly heavier and higher-powered Tikka on sale here.

Snow Peak LiteMax Stove
Originally $59.95, on sale for $44.89 (Save 25%)

Boil a pot of water in under five minutes, and for a weight penalty of TWO OUNCES.

Swiss Army Classic Knife
Originally $15.95, on sale for $11.89 (Save 25%)

99% of the time, this will most likely be used for cutting blocks of cheddar cheese. And there’s nothing wrong with that.

Garmin inReach Mini 2-Way Satellite Communicator
Originally $350, on sale for $274.99 (Save 21%)

Give peace of mind to your friends and family back home. This unit connects to your cell phone and allows for messaging.

Garmin Instinct GPS Watch
Originally $300, on sale for $199.99 (Save 33%)

You know you want to track your steps as you train for your 2,000-mile hike.

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