This Week’s Best REI Outlet Deals for Backpackers

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Spring is around the corner and that means thru-hikers are hitting the trail in full force. Whether you’re looking for last-minute items or gearing up for warmer weather, don’t forget to stop in and check the REI March Outlet event from 3/13  to 3/19.  Shoppers can save an additional $20 when they spend $100 or more at REI Outlet.

See all the deals here.

Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL 2 mtnGLO Tent

Originally $499.95, now $399.95 (20% savings)

This popular three-season Copper Spur features double vestibules, LED lights integrated right into the tent body, and is spacious for two people. All while weighing in at 3 pounds.

Julbo Vermont Classic Polarized Glacier Sunglasses

Originally $200, now $149.73 (25% savings)

Not only will these make you look cool, but are very practical if you’re traveling long stretches through snow at high elevations. The Classic offers 100% UV A, B, and C protection and side shields to protect those precious eyes.

MSR Thru-Hiker 70 Wing Shelter

Originally $179.95, now $125.73 (30% savings)

Coming in at just 12 ounces, this minimalist tarp is a steal at the current Outlet price. If you’re looking to save money and simplify your sleep setup, this is a great option.

Platypus Big Zip LP Reservoir – 1.5 Liters

Originally $34.95, now $26.73 (23% savings)

Platypus really nails the sealing system on their reservoirs. If you prefer on-the-go sipping over water bottles, these really stand the test of the long trails.

Salomon Speedcross 5 Trail-Running Shoes

Originally $130, now $97.73 (24% savings)

A thru-hiker favorite with rugged lugs and reliable stability. You can find the women’s here.

La Sportiva Wildcat Trail-Running Shoes

Originally $110, now $82.73 (24% savings)

Mega-breathable and outstanding grip in wet weather, the Wildcats are another solid thru-hiking shoe. You can find the women’s here.

prAna Stretch Zion Convertible Pants

Originally $95, now $66.73 (29% savings)

If you prefer pants to shorts for hiking, the Zion are known for their superior comfort and fit. The Hallena is a comparable women’s option.

Smartwool Merino 150 Long Underwear Bottom

Originally $75, now $52.73 (29% savings)

There’s little debate that wool is the preferred fabric for thru-hiking layers. This is a killer deal on Smartwool long underwear.

ExOfficio Give-N-Go Sport Mesh Boxer Briefs

Originally $34, now $23.73 (30% savings)

There’s a reason these boxers have an average 4.5 star rating among 450 reviewers on REI. They’re mega-breathable, quick drying, comfortable, and they look damn good.  Always stock up when your favorite undies go on sale. Always.

Outdoor Research Helium II Jacket

Originally $159, now $110.73 (30% savings)

Six ounces. That’s it. Perfect for fast-moving hikers who aren’t traveling through particularly wet climates. Find the women’s here.

Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket

Originally $199, now $149.73 (24% savings)

Perhaps THE go-to synthetic puffy for thru-hikers. Environmentally friendly, stellar warmth:weight ratio, and ready for heavy use. Find the women’s here.

Icebreaker Quantum Zip Hoodie

Originally $225, now $157.73 (29% savings)

This fully capable technical mid-layer is one you could live in for weeks. If you’re pushing the shoulder seasons during a thru-hike, the Quantum Hoodie would be a smart addition to your clothing kit. Plus, hoods are clutch.

Smartwool Hike Light Margarita Crew Socks

Orginally $20.95, now $14.73 (29% savings)

Light cushion meets funky stripes. Perfect socks for hiking through the summer months. The men’s are equally cool.

Black Diamond Iota Headlamp

Originally $39.95, now $29.73 (25% savings)

Rechargeable battery and a simple 150-lumens, the Iota is a solid choice for any trail.


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