Gear | November 12, 2021 11:38 am

REI’s “Gear Up Get Out Sale” Is One You Don’t Want To Miss

The Co-op's annual sales deliver some of the biggest discounts on outdoor gear. This one is no exception.

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Now through November 22, REI Co-op is kicking off the holiday season with its Gear Up Get Out Sale, which takes up to 40% off gear and apparel from boots to jackets and beyond. It stands as one of the Co-op’s biggest annual sales unveiled just in time if you’re grabbing gifts or simply looking to round out your gear closet without paying top dollar. In fact, some of the best deals we could find also appear in our Outdoor Gift Guide published earlier this week, which means there’s more to this sale than leftover odds and ends.

The best discounts are technically reserved for Co-op members, so if you aren’t one yet, consider signing up for a lifetime membership that costs only $20 and provides access to exclusive deals, garage sales and annual dividends. And if Co-op commitment isn’t your thing, never fear — we scoured the entire sale to find impressive discounts on best-selling gear that’s worthy of your hard-earned dollars. Below, our five favorite deals from the sale.

Cotopaxi Fuego Hooded Down Jacket
Cotopaxi Fuego Hooded Down Jacket

Cotopaxi offers the Fuego Jacket in five different eye-catching colors, all of which add a little pop to your cold-weather ensemble. Even though we’re partial to this one’s blend of indigo and mezcal hues, every jacket is filled with 800-fill-power down that offers plenty of warmth when you need it most. Cotopaxi finishes the ripstop nylon shell with a DWR treatment to shed moisture, thus protecting the down underneath, and a similar layer of nylon lines the inside to move easily over other layers.

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Garmin Forerunner 245
Garmin Forerunner 245

While it’s true that the Forerunner 245 leaves out a few features found in its more advanced siblings, this capable smartwatch stands as the best model you can buy for the money. It still packs the best of Garmin’s sensors, training applications and health metrics in a form factor that’s comfortable enough to wear 24/7, and the Forerunner 245 Music stores up to 500 songs for those in need of on-demand tunes. It’s value only increases now that it’s 33% off.

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Smartwool Merino 250 Base Layer Bottoms
Smartwool Merino 250 Base Layer Bottoms

Merino wool bottoms may sound like a dull buy among REI’s assortment of deals, but trust us: your life will change when you adopt a pair of winter-proof long johns. Whether you wear these around the house or under a pair of pants on your way to the office, the super soft Merino wool captures body heat without bunching or trapping moisture. Smartwool added an elastic waistband that lays flat and flatlock seams to maximize comfort through extended wear.

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Grayl Ultralight Compact Purifier Bottle
Grayl Ultralight Compact Purifier Bottle

There is no substitute for clean drinking water on the trail, but water purification systems are often cumbersome, confusing and fragile. That’s where Grayl’s all-in-one bottle purifier comes in handy with its compact, rugged design that allows you to add water to the bottle and filter it by forcing water through the purifier, removing 99% of viruses and bacteria. The carbon filter eliminates bad flavors and odors as well and it’s easily replaceable after 300 uses, or 40 gallons.

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Solo Stove Bonfire Fire Pit
Solo Stove Bonfire Fire Pit

Maybe you don’t own a Solo Stove yet, but there’s a good chance you’ve seen one in the wild. These portable, smokeless fire pits took backyards by storm during the pandemic thanks to their compact design and efficient burn that eliminates smoke through a patented circulation system. We recommend picking up this one, the Bonfire, because it weighs only 20 pounds, giving you the opportunity to use it in the backyard, at the campsite and beyond.

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