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    REI Is Having A Major Sale So Grab Your Hiking Boots

    Up to 50% off sale items *plus* an added 25% off select items.

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    If you're anything like me, you go nuts over the chance to spend some sweet, sweet time in the great outdoors. Hiking, climbing, paddling, or running — it doesn't matter. Fresh air is the best air.


    Which is why I'm ~thrilled~ to announce that REI is having a major sale! I'm talking up to 50% off sale items PLUS an added 25% off select clearance items. Wowwie.


    GRAB your wallet, it's adventure time! And by adventure time I mean it's time to shop this sale so you can then actually go on a v exciting outdoor adventure.

    Here are some of the things you'll probably need on your next outing:

    1. A lightweight and warm puffer for those transition months where it's not hot enough to go without a jacket, yet not cold enough for something super heavy. It's water-repellant, wind-resistant, and perfect for an afternoon hike that may extend into sundown.


    Promising review: "I bought this jacket because I was looking for a light, yet warm jacket that would be easy to travel with. I also walk my dogs at night before I go to sleep. I am really happy with the Revelcloud II. It is really light and surprisingly warm. It also does a great job of blocking wind. I have worn it in temperatures ranging from high 40s to high 50s while walking my dogs. I think I could wear it into the low 40s. I specifically went with synthetic insulation because I wanted something that could perform even if it got wet." —russelb

    Price: $37.37 (originally $149; available in three colors and men's sizes S–XL)

    2. A CamelBak hydration pack so you're never caught without a drink of water on your next day spent outdoors. You'll also have enough room to fit you lunch, gear, keys, and wallet. The water reservoir has an easy on/off lever and an ergonomic handle that makes refilling simple and efficient.


    Promising review: "I absolutely love this hydration pack. It’s perfect for everyday hiking. Comfortable, easy to reach pockets, breathable and plenty of pockets to stash keys, phone, extra jacket layer, dog treats and much more. The water reservoir is easy to open, fill and close. This pack is not too bulky or heavy." —Jyackel

    Price: $56.19 (originally $100)

    3. Cork trekking poles that'll keep you steady as you roam across snow, rock, or mud. The handles are designed to accomodate a variety of hand sizes, while the wrist straps are adjustable and will increase control.


    Promising review: "I've now had these for a while and find them to be great. The basket size makes these versatile without changing baskets. It is about half the size of a regular ski basket. I've used these on the trail and on lots of different snow with good success. The snow would have to be very light and powdery before the basket would be too small. The cork handles are much much easier on your hands but they are also very sturdy and can take the abuse. I also like that the bottom pole has a standard setting for length and you only adjust the upper pole, which has a scale, for overall length." —Jpkfek

    Price: $52.44 (originally $99.95)

    4. A hammock made from nylon, because the last thing you should be worrying about is ripping or tearing while lounging. It also features bug-stopping mesh, interior pockets, and a removable rainfly.


    Promising review: "I swear REI must have had someone in the bushes listening to my gripes about hammock camping. The straps to hold your sleeping pad in place in particular save a lot of frustration. I fit comfortably with my long Co-op sleeping pad. The bug net and rain fly are two additional upgrades over my previous setup. The pockets built into the netting above your head are handy. Not to mention this hammock is easy to set up and tear down. This is a great hammock! I’m happy with my purchase." —Anonymous

    Price: $94.44

    5. And a sleeping bag if you prefer to snooze on solid ground. It can unzip into a quilt, fit inside another sleeping bag as an extra layer, or can do the job on its own to keep you cozy and warm.


    Promising review: "This sleeping bag is extremely comfortable and because it is a mummy style bag, it keeps you on your sleeping pad. Great purchase, I definitely recommend this product." —Mmacd

    Price: $100.44

    6. A Patagonia vest so you can layer comfortably. With the hood and insulation, you'll stay warm on chillier evenings.


    Promising review: "This vest is water resistant, machine washable, and incredibly warm. I wore it in winter time on the Oregon coast. It’s cute, I love the retro design, hood, inner lining, and an inside pocket! True to size, too," —PearcyG

    Price: $66.62 (originally $179; available in four colors and women's sizes XS–XL)

    7. A Smartwool quarter-zip perfect for morning runs when the sun has yet to rise and it's a bit colder than expected. The itch-free wool will wick moisture away, resist odors, and retain warmth.


    Promising review: "My wife and I just returned from Patagonia where we went on several of the famous, long hikes. I bought three of these so I could rotate through them since laundry was not going to be easily available. The performance was fantastic. On several steep hikes, I was sweating profusely; but I was never cold even in the cold, very windy conditions in Patagonia. Also, as I rotated through these shirts without washing them, they never had any offensive odor. Plus, they were really, really comfortable. A GREAT hiking base layer." —PhotoTreker

    Price: $59.94 (originally $115; available in two colors and men's sizes S–XXL)

    8. North Face leggings so you can stay comfortable after hours of skiing or climbing. The brushed-back texture provides warmth, while the high-rise waistband provides coverage.


    Promising review: "These tights are very comfortable and allow me to move easily while skiing." —Anna Banana

    Price: $44.19 (originally $85; available in two colors and women's sizes XS–XXL)

    9. And a Smartwool long-sleeve shirt that'll act as the perfect base for your outdoor outfit. It can regulate temp, while also keeping you dry.


    Promising review: "I bought this to hike the Swiss Alps for two weeks and it was my favorite piece of clothing on the trip. Washes in the sink easily, lightweight, easy to throw on over a t-shirt when it was chilly, very breathable to hike in, and (bonus) it looks cute with everything." —mindyanne

    Price: $41.94 (originally $80; available in two colors and women's sizes XS–XL)

    10. Insulated winter boots to keep the elements out and your feet nice and dry. The winterized rubber soles are infused with silica to improve your grip on icy surfaces so you don't go slipping and sliding the moment you step outside.


    Promising review: "I highly recommend for people who have high arches that collapse when walking. There is built in support for arches (if you prefer very flat shoes, these probably won't work for you). There is incredible heel support as well so you can trek through snow. I wore these for a full day to break them in and my feet did not hurt at all. I walked up a snowy/icy driveway and felt very stable as well. The shoe fits very true to size in my opinion." —Shopaholic789

    Price: $103.44 (originally $185; available in women's sizes 6–11)

    11. A Kelty tent with a large D-shaped door for easy entrance/exit, fiberglass poles, and fully taped seams to provide coverage, no matter the weather.


    Promising review: "Recently took this tent out in the back woods and thoroughly enjoyed every bit of it! Although heavier then what I would want for extended back packing trips, it outperformed my expectations. It was easy to set up, can fit more than three average-sized adults, and kept out condensation throughout the cold night. I fully recommend this tent to anyone looking for one." —Grey Riser

    Price: $89.94 (originally $160)

    12. A down parka so you can be outdoors for hours on end and not be absolutely miserable. The drop-tail hem and elastic cuffs provide coverage and warmth in all the right places.


    Promising review: "It's finally cold enough to wear this where I live, and I keep reaching for this jacket. It's super soft and cozy, and will be perfect to wear on those frigid winter days. My favorite feature has to be the two large internal storage pockets. You can even fit a sandwich in there for long outings. This is the first long coat that I've owned, and it keeps me super warm while still being breathable. Packing it down is fairly easy and the coat itself weighs almost nothing, making it great for travel." —AS12

    Price: $44.12 (originally $149; available in three colors and women's sizes XS–M)

    13. Altra running shoes to keep you light on your feet as you step outside for your routine run. The shoe is fully balanced, with full low-impact landings and max comfort. Plus, the toe box is wide enough to keep your foot in a natural position as you climb over rock and other debris.


    Promising review: "I have went through more pairs than I can count. I don’t even want to leave a great review because I don’t want them to run out of my size. I’ve seriously went through around ten pairs. I have completed a Sky Marathon in these and this is the shoe I completed the Pacific Crest Trail in. I have never had a blister." —Hazard1980

    Price: $67.37 (originally $130; available in men's sizes 8–14)

    14. Dakine insulated gloves that'll keep your fingers intact as you climb in elevation or ski down a mountain. The inside fleece liners are touch-screen compatible and removable for washing. Not to mention they feature little pockets for hand warmers!


    Promising review: "After a rare high-elevation winter storm passed through in SoCal and the weather window was good, I decided to hike Cucamonga Peak. I was the first one up in beautiful, but very cold winter weather. These gloves performed flawlessly. I love that the outer shell has wrist cords, which makes it easy to simply slide off without having to fuss with storage. The inner liner gloves provided good protection." —GTinLA

    Price: $38.94 (originally $70; available in three colors and men's sizes S–XL)

    15. A sleek shell jacket, because bulky jackets when you're active outside can get super sweaty and uncomfortable. This lighter option is perfect for travel and can be worn in a more formal setting, too.


    Promising review: "I was looking for a light jacket that would work well with a hooded sweatshirt underneath when it got extra chilly, and it is perfect for that look. I don't get very cold, so this light jacket will probably be my 'go to' as it is very light and not cumbersome at all. The color is a dark gold and in certain light might have the green/gold look. I used the sizing chart to determine my size and it fit as expected." —Gold Jacket

    Price: $55.37 (originally $185; available in two colors and women's sizes XS–XL)

    16. A Smartwool basic t-shirt to act as a year-round shirt for outdoor activities or just basic errands around town. It'll act as your only layer during warmer months, but your bottom layer during colder ones.


    Promising review: "I have worked as a hiking leader for decades. These merino wool base layer shirts are the best! Not only have they become my preferred base layer for hiking, but they have also become my preferred comfort shirt for wearing around the house or running errands around town." —Anonymous

    Price: $38.94 (originally $75; available in three colors and men's sizes S–XXL)

    17. Gel bike gloves so you can ensure a tight grip while biking. The gel pads increase comfort, while the hook-and-loop closures allow for a very tight fit.


    Promising review: "Purchased these for my husband. He has a long work commute and often travels by bike across the SF bay. He goes through many different weather elements on his daily commute with these gloves and I've watched them wear. A while back he left them at home cause they badly need to be washed and I examined them. After two years with no major accidents, they were still nicely sewn and the pads were intact. He now has two pairs he alternates from and I have got the same version in women's for myself. They rule." —Melbert408

    Price: $17.94 (originally $35; available in three colors and men's sizes S–XL)

    18. Cycling tights made from nylon and spandex to keep you feeling loose and comfy as you ride. They're extremely breathable, so you'll never feel restricted *and* they feature reflective trim for low-light situations.


    Promising review: "I love these pants! I bike commute 15 miles a day year-round in rainy Seattle. I used to have a problem with overheating about halfway into my commute. These pants have solved that problem. They're sufficiently water repellent and breathe nicely. They're comfortable. I like the high waist, the zippers at the ankles, the deep pockets for phone and ID/bus pass. A great find!" —Seattle hiker

    Price: $47.19 (originally $89.95; available in women's sizes XS–L)

    19. Snow pants that'll shed rain and snow to keep you dry during your next skiing or snowboarding trip. They also feature scuff guards to protect the inside of your legs and the bottom hems. With mesh-lined vents on the inner thighs, you won't have to worry about overheating.


    Promising review: "Just got back from a short ski trip up in chilly Vermont and my legs stayed warm and dry all throughout! I also went to Mammoth, CA, earlier in the season with the same layers and I stayed comfortable. If I got too hot, I just opened up the zips on the inner thighs to cool off! I definitely think they are perfect ski pants and definitely worth the price." —Helaina

    Price: $104.19 (originally $199; available in four colors and women's sizes XS–XL)

    20. A Big Agnes sleeping pad, because sometimes you need a bit of extra cushion at night. This pad provides that without the extra bulk. It's also anti-microbial!


    Promising review: "It is COMFY! I’m a light sleeper even in perfect conditions, so having an oversized sleeping mat was fine to me so I could have room to move around on it. I don’t know how long it took to warm up, but it was fairly quickly even though I’m small.No issues with it deflating overnight. The material is quiet. It is not self-inflating, though." —Hannah

    Price: $78.64 (originally $139.95; available in four sizes)

    21. A North Face three-in-one jacket for ultimate versatility when it comes to the outdoors. The liner jacket and hood are removable so when you're taking runs down the mountain, you're not sweating profusely.


    Promising review: "I owned a North Face jacket before this one and that was the deciding factor when I was looking for a new jacket. As it implies the three-in-one jacket is very versatile and is good for a wide variety of weather conditions. My other jacket lasted 10+ years and I have no doubt this one will be just as good, if not better." —mtnman

    Price: $146.94 (originally $280; available in men's sizes S–XXL)

    22. Climbing shoes to help beginner climbers develop precise footwork and foot strength. The outsole are super sticky for grip, while the midsoles allow for increased feeling and sensitivity.


    Price: $44.94 (originally $100; available in men's sizes 2–12)

    23. A Mammut slide harness with adjustable leg loops so you can climb at the gym or on an alpine peak. The webbing construction means you'll stay comfortable, no matter what.


    Promising review: "I bought this harness after having to return another one due to the malfunction of it. I was a little apprehensive because I wanted a the same type of harness I had, but I ended up with this one because I needed a harness that night and I ended up loving it. Great fit, lightweight, very comfortable." —CJHD

    Price: $35.94 (originally $64.95; available in women's sizes XS–L)

    24. A Brooks sports bra you can adjust in both the back and front! The cups are molded, the band provides more than enough stretch, and the straps are adjustable as well.


    Promising review: "I bought one of these a few years ago and loved it. I wear it for nearly all my running, biking, hiking. I have trouble finding comfortable bras with good support. This one was wonderful! I just bought a new one because I loved my old one so much. They have changed the sweat band around the bottom but I actually think it's more comfortable now." —Army doc

    Price: $26.19 (originally $50; available in three colors and B–E sizes)

    25. A piece of rolling luggage that can act as your carry-on piece *and* handle whatever the elements throw at it. The oversized wheels can handle concrete or cobblestone, while the internal compression straps will hold all your belongings in place.


    Promising review: "Overall, a solid, well-built carry on suitcase! The interior is spacious, with ample pockets for smaller knickknacks. I like the large pocket on the inside of the flap — perfect for two or three pairs of shoes. I like the outer pocket — very handy for stashing a jacket or scarf while in transit. The wheels are large and sturdy — I did some test runs with curbs (I'm not gentle with my luggage at all!), and the two back panel stripes took the brunt of the damage. I was worried about the fabric wearing out on the back, but it looks fine thanks to that design. Lastly, I like the fact that this doesn't look too 'rugged' - it'll fit in just as easily on the backroads of Cuzco and en route to a business meeting." —meristem

    Price: $114.69 (originally $219; available in two colors)

    So what are you waiting for?! Pack your backpack, fill up your water bottle, and go shop the REI sale. Your next adventure awaits.

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