The REI Labor Day Sale is here 🎉, and we’ve hand-picked our favorite deals for campers, backpackers, and hikers!
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While we’ll miss the long lazy days of summer, the change in seasons brings its own perks—mild weather, fewer crowds, and some great end-of-season deals on outdoor gear.
The REI Labor Day Sale is one of REI’s largest sales of the year and it runs from 8/26-9-/5. In addition to discounts up to 50%, REI Members get to take 20% off one full price item and an additional 20% off one outlet item.
Use coupon code “LABOR22” to redeem!
The Best Deals of the 2022 REI Labor Day Sale
Best Women’s Clothing Deals
50% off REI Co-op Take Your Time 7/8 Leggings
These are one of my (Megan) favorite pair of leggings! They are great for yoga, hiking, or daily wear and offer a high, wide waistband, have nice compression, and don’t ride up or down throughout the day. I have worn these several times per week for over a year and they still look great and have not started to sag or stretch out anywhere.
30% Off All REI Co-op Brand 650 Down 2.0 Jackets
Good, responsibly sourced down insulated jackets can be very pricey, but we think that REI’s 650 Down Jacket is the best bang for your buck (even when it’s not on sale!). It’s lightweight enough to be carried on backpacking trips, and we love that the shell fabric is made from recycled materials. I personally owned this jacket and it’s held up to many outdoor adventures.
25% off Mountain Hardwear Dynama 2 Ankle Pant
These ankle pants are a great trail-to-town pair of hiking pants. They don’t look like hiking pants but they have a lot of great features—UPF 50 sun protection, have a nice wide, stretchy waistband that will sit flat under your hip belt, and are quick drying, moisture wicking, and have a light DWR finish to help shed water.
25% Off Mountain Hardwear Crater Lake Hoodie
This has been my go-to sun protective hiking shirt for the past year. It’s super light and doesn’t restrict any motion. The drawstring along the hem is a cute detail, and I love the hood and thumbholes. Most importantly, it provides UPF 50 sun protection so I don’t have to worry about applying and reapplying sunscreen all day.
30% Off All KUHL Freeflex Roll-Up Pants for Women
These convertible capri-to-pants are made with moisture wicking & quick drying materials, offer UPF 50 sun protection, and are made with 50% recycled polyester—not to mention we’ve always found our KUHL pants to be durable & long lasting.
25% Off Cotopaxi Fuego Hooded Down Jacket
Packed with 800 fill power of goose down, the Fuego is a stylish insulated down jacket that will keep you warm on the trail and around town. I love the color blocking on this jacket, which gives it less of that Michelin Man puffy jacket look.
Best Men’s Clothing Deals
30% Off REI Co-Op Groundbreaker Fleece 2.0
Fall is the perfect time to pick up a new fleece! Great for brisk mornings and cool afternoons, the newly redesigned REI Co-Op Groundbreaker Fleece 2.0 can be worn either as an outer layer or base layer.
30% Off REI Co-Op Teton Fleece Pants
These fleece pants are great as a base layer under shell pants or worn on their own around camp. Embrace cold weather cozy this year with a pair of new fleece pants!
25% Off Cotopaxi Mero Flannel
A new year, a new flannel! These flannels from Cotopaxi really nail the color blocking. They have a really bold, classic look. One of these would definitely be a welcomed addition to the flannel line up!
30% Off REI Co-Op Base layers
Whether you’re layering up for a fall hike or stocking up for ski season later this year, you’ll definitely want to take advantage of REI’s 30% discount on their Base Layer series.
25 % Off Darn Tough Socks
Goodbye summer flip-flops, and hello autumn boots! Fall is a great time to replenish your wool sock supply.
30% Off XeroDry Gtx Jacket
Whether you use it for fall rains or winter ski trips, a waterproof shell jacket like the XeroDry GTX Jacket will allow you to enjoy your outdoor experience—no matter what the weather is doing!
Best Car Camping Deals
40% off Camp Chef Teton Stove
The Camp Chef Teton is a great 2 burner camp stove, has good BTU output, and nice simmer control. If you’re looking for a good family camp stove, snagging this at 40% off is an amazing deal!
25% Off All NEMO Stargaze Recliner
The NEMO Stargaze Recliner is an ultra-comfortable camp chair that smoothly moves between upright and reclined positions or can be used as a rocking chair. It packs down so it’s easy to store and comes with a few great features like drink holders and a cushioned headrest.
20% Off All Yakima & Thule Roof Boxes, Racks & Rack Accessories
The best way to convert your daily driver into a full fledged “adventuremobile” is to put a roof cargo box on it! Right now REI has discounts on both Yakima and Thule boxes, racks, and accessories. These can be big ticket items, so that 20% off can really make a difference.
25% Off BioLite Lanterns
The BioLite AlpenGlow lanterns provide a 360º light that is perfect for hanging out at the campsite after dark. These lanterns are USB rechargeable—and they can also be used as a power source to charge small items like your phone.
50% Off GCI Outdoor Freestyle Rocker Chair
While not the lightest or most compact camp chair out there, this comfy camp rocking chair is deeply discounted right now!
Best Backpacking Deals
25% off Jetboil
From the Flash to the MiniMo, all Jetboil stoves are 25% off right now. So if you’re looking to upgrade your backcountry cook system, this is a great time! The Stash is the lightest integrated stove that Jetboil makes (7.1 oz), while the Flash or MiniMo is great for couples (we carry the MiniMo on most of our trips since it offers simmer control, meaning we can use it to cook—in addition to boiling water fast).
25% Off NEMO Sleeping Bags
NEMO has a great line of sleeping bags, many of which are designed specifically for side sleepers! If weight is more important than price, check out the Riff sleeping bags; otherwise check out the Disco bags. Either way, with a 25% sale discount, these sleeping bags are definitely worth taking a look at.
25% off Big Agnes Tiger Wall Tents
The Tiger Wall line of tents are great if you’re looking to cut weight from your pack without having to deal with UL sacrifices that tarp-style, single wall UL tents require. The Tiger Walls are all semi-freestanding, double walled, and have a single pole setup so they are pretty simple to pitch. Lightweight backpacking gear will always be on the pricey side, so saving 25% is a great deal!
25% Off All NEMO Tensor Sleeping Pads
In our opinion, the Tensor Insulated pad is the best lightweight, comfortable, and non-crinkly, backpacking sleep mat on the market. With 3″ of padding and an R-value of 4.2, it packs a lot of comfort into just under 1 pound. We both have one.
30% Off All REI Co-op Quarter Dome SL Tents & Tarps (Members Only!)
REI’s Quarter Dome SL tents are a good balance between price and weight, so if you’re looking to pick up a solid backpacking tent, you can’t go wrong with this Members Only discount of 30%
25% Off All MSR Stoves, Systems & Stove Kits
One of our favorite backpacking stoves is the MSR Pocket Rocket Deluxe. It’s a next generation backpacking stove that has some significant improvements over earlier models (integrated lighter, concave burner design, wide pot support). Definitely worth a look!
Best Hiking Gear Deals
25% off Black Diamond Trekking Poles
Trekking poles are a great item to have for hiking and backpacking. They ease the pressure on your joints, help your muscles work more efficiently, and can also help stabilize you on the trail. I (Megan) have a pair of Black Diamond poles that have lasted for nearly 15 years of use—and they are still going strong!
30% Off All REI Co-op Brand Trail Packs (Members Only!)
REI’s Trail Packs are great for day hiking! The 25L is plenty of room for an extra layer or two, snacks, and your 10 essentials. If you’re hiking in colder weather that requires more layers and gear, or if you’re hiking as a family and need to carry clothes and gear for your little one(s), the 40L will provide ample space.
25% Off All Injinji Socks
If you find yourself having blister issues when hiking, consider trying out Injinji toe socks. We switched over to them for more of our summer hikes and our feet have been much happier! We’d recommend the midweight socks as they tend to hold up better than the lightweight version.
25% Off All Gregory Nano H2O Hydration Packs
These Gregory hydration packs hold 3L of water in their included reservoir and have space for a few extras, so they are a great option for warm weather day hikes.
25% Off All CamelBak Hydration Reservoirs & Accessories
If you need to replace your hydration reservoir, mouth piece, or tube, now’s the time to do it with 25% off CamelBak water bladders & accessories.
25% Off All Darn Tough Socks
Particularly as the weather starts to cool, it’s always a good idea to invest in good socks! Darn Tough makes our favorite hiking socks—they are breathable, moisture wicking, and super comfy. And thanks to anti-microbial properties of wool, they stay smelling fresh!
30% Off All REI Co-op Sahara Clothing
The REI Sahara collection is a huge product line that contains many different styles with one common feature: UPF sun protection. Convertible pants, flannels, long-sleeves, and hats. If you’re looking for some sun protection, this a great product line to check out.
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