The Best Deals from REI’s 2018 Gear Up Get Out Sale

The following is a Sponsored Post courtesy of REI.  Check out their Gear Up Get Out Sale to save big on some quality backpacking gear.

From Nov. 9 until Nov. 19, there is a lot of backpacking gear on sale at REI. Planning ahead and shopping sales is a budget-friendly move for anyone gearing up for a long-distance hike, and this annual sale is as good a place to start as any.

On top of our highlighted items, there are hundreds more up to 30% off online and in stores, plus REI members get 20% off one full-price item, and 20% off one REI Outlet item (Use code GEARUP2018 at checkout). Keep an eye out for the Peak Deals, where you can score up to 50% off select items.

Here are our picks for the best deals for thru-hikers during this year’s Gear Up Get Out Sale.

MSR Hubba Hubba 2
Originally $399.95, on sale for $278.99 (save 30%)

Rugged and spacious, the Hubba Hubba is easy to set up and break down, and has two large doors and vestibules so you won’t have to climb over your partner to get in and out.

Gregory Baltoro 65
Originally $299.95, on sale for $224.89 (save 25%)

For hikers who value comfort and features over shaving ounces, this award-winning pack will do you no wrong.

Gregory Deva 60
Originally $299.95, on sale for $224.89 (save 25%)

The women’s counterpart to the Baltoro, this pack is made for comfort and organization.

Kahtoola MICROspikes Traction System
Originally $69.95, on sale for $52.39 (save 25%)

Pretty much a necessity for winter hiking. Stay upright on ice and slick snow, plus get the feeling of having tiny claws on your feet.

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

Keep snow and grit out of your shoes with these rugged gaiters. Find the taller version on sale for $37 here.

MSR WhisperLite Universal Stove 
Originally $139.95, on sale for $104.89 (save 25%)

Happiness is a hot bowl of ramen at the end of a long day. Make it happen with this foolproof stove.

Leki Micro Vario Carbon Lady Trekking Poles
Originally $199, on sale for $149.89 (save 25%)

These poles fold down to 15 inches, and Leki’s SpeedLock system means they won’t collapse on you when you really need them. Most people look better with a full set of teeth intact.

Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket
Originally $200, on sale for $139 (save 30%)

This jacket is a versatile insulating layer that works as a hiking or camp layer from the shoulder season through winter. Pair it with a cozy baselayer or windproof shell depending on weather. Made with recycled synthetic insulation and shell materials. Men’s version here.

REI Co-op Lightweight Base Layer Half-Zip Top
Originally $39.50, on sale for $27.59 (save 30%)

This lightweight polyester base layer wicks sweat and dries quickly for high-output activity or an extra layer of core protection for chilly mornings or evenings.

Patagonia R1 Hoodie
Originally $159, on sale for $110.99 (save 30%)

One of the most popular midlayers out there, this gridded, stretchy fleece traps body heat and keeps odors down with Polygeine technology. Women’s here.

REI Co-op Midweight Base Layer Tights
Originally $49.95, on sale for $34.89 (save 30%)

High waistband, chafe-free construction, and just the right amount of warmth to wear at camp or as an active base layer. Men’s here.

Brooks Sherpa Short 5″ Inseam
Originally $48, on sale for $33.49 (save 30%)

Let those quads bust loose with these lightweight, sweat-wicking shorts. Convenient side pocket holds an on-the-go energy bar or gel.

Smartwool PhD Run Light Elite Micro Socks
Originally $17.95, on sale for $12.49 (save 30%)

You can always use more socks. Find the midrise version here, on sale for $13.89.

Smartwool Merino 150 Boxer Briefs
Originally $45, on sale for $31.49 (save 30%)

Let’s be real. You can also always use more odor-resistant merino underwear.

prAna Verana Sports Bra
Originally $55, on sale for $37.99 (save 30%)

An uncomfortable sports bra ruins everything. This one comes with flatlock seam construction, brushed elastic, and a jersey knit for ultimate happiness.

Smartwoolf PhD LT Reversible Beanie
Originally $28, on sale for $19.59 (save 25%)

This classic beanie won’t lose its shape over long periods of use, wicks sweat, and is perfect stashed in an easy-to-grab spot in your pack for chilly hikes.

Outdoor Research Melody Sensor Gloves
Originally $28, on sale for $19.59 (save 25%)

You can grab a photo of that snowcapped peak without freezing your hands off. These slim gloves are touchscreen compatible and the perfect active hand protection.

Outdoor Research Helios Sun Hat
Originally $37, on sale for $27.69 (save 25%)

Don’t hit the desert without this PCT-hiker fave. Style points? Not many. Functionality? Can’t be beat.

Superfeet Trailblazer Comfort Hiking Insoles
Originally $49.95, on sale for $39.89 (save 20%)

These insoles have saved many a long-distance hiker. Aftermarket insoles help minimize fatigue, protect against rock bruising, and disperse impact during steep ascents and descents.

Salomon X Ultra 3 Low Hiking Shoes
Originally $120, on sale for $89.99 (save 25%)

With a breathable upper, supportive midsole, and hefty outsole, these low-rise hiking shoes provide comfort and stability for the long haul. Men’s here.

Oboz Bridger BDry Insulated Winter Boots
Originally $185, on sale for $138.69 (save 25%)

An excellent option for winter hiking, these insulated waterproof boots can stand up to pretty much any snowy peakbagging adventures.

Garmin Fenix 5S GPS Watch
Originally $550, on sale for $399.99 (save 27%)

This is one of the best multisport watch on the market. Track mileage, location, elevation, and pretty much anything you can think of with this low-profile watch.

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Comments 1

  • Michelle Hultquist : Nov 13th

    Plan on doing the PCT from Canada to Mexico right now im just section hiking . Gonna need some gear for the big one


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