The 15 Best Deals at REI’s Labor Day Sale

Upgrade your outdoor kit on the cheap

the best deals at REI's Labor Day sale

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Summer is winding down and with the changing seasons comes great deals on outdoor gear. REI’s Labor Day Sale, which runs from August 28th to September 7th, is the perfect time to get your hands on the gear you’ve been eyeing. In addition to deep discounts, REI members also receive an extra 20% off one outlet item with coupon code: LABORDAY20.

I scoured the sale to find 15 of the best deal.

25% Off Arc’teryx Products

We all know that Arc’teryx makes some of the best outdoor apparel, but it’s also some of the most expensive. Now is a great chance to score some full-priced Arc’teryx for 25% off. I particularly recommend the Zeta SL Rain Jacket, the Cerium LT Down Hoodie and the Atom LT Insulated Hoodie.

25% Off All Salomon Footwear

Salomon makes great running and hiking footwear and it’s all on sale at REI. My highlight products are the Salomon Sense Ride trail runner, a great everyday trail shoe that’s a little wider than most of Salomon’s products.

20% Off Merrell Moab Hiking Boots & Shoes

While I don’t wear them much anymore, I’ve always been a big fan of Merrell’s shoes and boots. I’m particularly a fan of the Moab 2 Mid WP and Low WP because they’re comfortable, durable and a great value for the money. 

30% Off REI Co-op Quarter Dome SL Tents

The REI Quarter Dome SL 1P and SL 2P have been best sellers for years. They’re also the tents I recommend most for beginner backpackers because they’re affordable, fairly lightweight and reliable.

25% Off REI Co-op Kingdom 6 and 8 Tents

REI Kingdom tents are great for car camping when you want a ton of space, durability, and weather protection. Only the 6-person and 8-person models are on sale this time, but they’re some of the best car camping tents you can buy.

25% Big Agnes Tiger Wall Tents

Big Agnes’ Tiger Wall UL2 & UL3 tents deliver a lot of interior space in an ultralight package. They’re an upgrade in every way to the REI Quarter Dome, but pricier too.

30% Off REI Co-op Sleeping Pads

REI offers many good budget options for sleeping pads. Their Camp Dreamer XL and Camp Dreamer Double are excellent for car camping while the Flash line features solid backpacking pads.

30% Off REI Co-op Camp Furniture

The Flexlite chair, which weighs less than two pounds and packs down very small, is one of the most venerated camp chairs of the past decade. The REI Camp Roll Table is also a great addition to your car camping setup.

40% Off All REI Co-op Rain Jackets

Rain gear is an absolute must for comfort and warmth, and all REI brand Rain Jackets and Pants are on deep discount right now.

30% Off REI 650 Down Jackets and Vests

The REI 650 Down Jacket 2.0 is a great option for lightweight adventurers on a budget. It’s made with lower-fill-power down, which means it’s not quite as technical and efficient as more expensive jackets, but for the price, we’re pretty happy with its performance.

20% Off All Snow Peak Products

Japanese brand Snow Peak is known for its refined design and minimalist style. Their cookware also happens to be top-notch and ve ultralight. If weight is your number one concern, I can’t recommend the Titanium Mini Solo Cookset and the Litemax Stove enough.

25% Off MSR Windburner Stove Systems

Canister stove systems are easy to use, great in windy conditions, and efficient. This stove type works best for folks who typically only need to heat water for coffee and backpacking meals (not actually cooking big meals).

25% Off All Water Filters & Purifiers

Water purifiers take all the bad stuff out of water, including viruses, but they take more time to use than a filter. Filters get most of the bad stuff out of water and work quickly, but they don’t remove viruses. Currently the Katadyn Ultra UV purifier, MSR Guardian purifier Sawyer Squeeze filter, Katadyn BeFree filter, and Platypus Gravityworks filter are all on sale.

25% Off All Petzl Headlamps

There are lots of great headlamps, but Petzl has long led the charge in lighting innovation. I’m a huge fan of the Petzl Actik CORE, which is about as high-tech a headlamp you can buy. The Petzl Tikkina, which is cheaper and simpler, is also a great option for casual use.

25% Off All Klean Kanteen Bottles

Klean Kanteen makes some of the best double-walled, insulated water bottles and coffee mugs out there. All of them are now 25% off.

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