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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
6.A Patagonia vest so you can layer comfortably. With the hood and insulation, you'll stay warm on chillier evenings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
So what are you waiting for?! Pack your backpack, fill up your water bottle, and go shop the REI sale. Your next adventure awaits.