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    May 18, 2020

    27 Things Under $50 You'll Probably Want To Buy At REI's Anniversary Sale

    Some reasonably priced essentials from REI's biggest sale of the year.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    There's no "I" in "team," but there is one in "REI." Which is to say: You should definitely go ahead and treat yourself to something from the outdoor recreation site's massive Anniversary Sale starting today and running through May 25. We're talking up to 30% off savings on gear and clothing — plus free shipping on orders of $50 or more.

    1. An Arc'teryx cap that'll give you sun protection and moisture management while you exercise outdoors.

    REI

    Promising review: "This is one of those Arc'teryx pieces that works so well you forget you have it on. It vents heat like a chimney. I’ve only used it in colder weather so far, but it’s the hat I wear after my Arc'teryx wool cap gets too warm. It’s the only cap I can wear cross country skiing that doesn’t make me feel too cold or too hot, and I have had a lot of caps over the years. And as the ruler of Omicron Persei 8, I appreciate that the Large/Extra large size actually fits my rather large alien noggin." —Joe56

    Price: $26.19 (originally $35; available in sizes S/M and L/XL and in three colors)

    2. A pair of Teva Hurricane XLT Infinity sandals for an excellent cushioned fit.

    Side view of sandal with pink straps and gray base
    REI

    Price: $48.73 (originally $70; available in women's size 6)

    3. A Patagonia striped pocket tee made of hemp and cotton to keep cool in the scorching heat.

    Pastel striped short sleeve tee front view
    REI

    Price: $43.93 (originally $59; available in men's sizes S-XXL and in two colorways)

    4. A Columbia packable windbreaker for some protection from rain, winds, and UV rays.

    REI

    Price: $37.49 (originally $50; available in men's sizes S-XXL)

    5. An REI Co-op Nalgene that'll bring you some inner-peace, or at least try to.

    Yellow-tinted Nalgene with illustration of sun and peace sign fingers
    REI

    Price: $8.19 (originally $10.95)

    6. A pair of active pants you'll want to wear on the trails, on the tread, or even just for lounging around the home.

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    Promising review: "I bought them in the store because I loved the feel of the fabric — soft but tough, lightweight. Turns out they're all that and more! They are really water resistant (droplets that you can shake off if you spill something), and they're SO comfortable. I wear them swimming for outdoor hike/oasis adventures, and they dry off so quickly, are modest, comfortable, and have great pockets (fit my iPhone plus). I will definitely be buying a second pair. LOVE THEM!" —maya123

    Price: $34.83 (originally $69.95; available in women's sizes XS-XL and in black and green)

    7. A Nike Dri-FIT fitness bra for a nice compression fit while staying active.

    Black sport bra with Nike swoosh logo across
    REI

    Promising review: "So I’m a 36A, 130lbs, 5’-6”. I wear a large sports bra to accommodate my v-back (my shirt size is a small...a real quandary). Finding a sports bra that’s comfortable and supportive without compressing me into a pancake and making me feel like I’m suffocating is a real chore. Nike seems to get it done. This one in particular makes me feel supported and comfortable, while running and afterward. I forget I have it on. As far as revealing...I’m usually conscientious about this, but this bra is perfect without the padding...for me." —WEC1

    Price: $21.93 (originally $30; available in women's size XS)

    8. A super-soft Rhone tee you'll want to throw on for your yoga workouts.

    Teal short sleeve tee paired with gray active pants
    REi

    Promising review: "This purchase makes my third Rhone shirt and they are absolutely the best that I own for hiking as well as daily wear. They stay cool, wick moisture away from the body, are super comfortable, don't hold odor...and they keep me in style." —cpleblow

    Price: $47.93 (originally $64; available in men's sizes S-XL and in three colors)

    9. A performance mobility kit to provide targeted pressure relief on your minor aches and pains.

    Orange textured foam roller with yellow massage ball next to it
    REI

    Includes: foam roller and massage ball

    Promising review: "I have been in physical therapy many times, and this kit has all of the essentials to target the spots that my therapist says I need to work on every day to make sure that I get better. So far it has made such a difference! It's small enough that it packs down for a week long trip in carry on." —Aliloop

    Price: $37.39 (originally $49.95; available in one size)

    10. A waterproof fleece-lined Columbia jacket made for optimal outdoor performance.

    A seafoam green zip up jacket from frontview
    REI

    Promising review: "This has been my go-to coat for my daughter for when we go outside, currently just to our yard. The fleece lining inside is nice and adds warmth when needed but my daughter says she doesn't get too hot. It's long enough in the back for added coverage. Great jacket overall!" —jibaau

    Price: $44.99 (originally $60; available in kid's sizes XXS-XL and in three colors)

    11. A pair of mid-rise leggings for just about any physical activity — bonus for its moisture-wicking properties!

    REI

    Promising review: "My husband bought me a pair of these & I instantly fell in love! They are super soft & fit amazing! Great for working out in & go out and about in. I’m a Mom-on-the-go so comfort is a must with running around with my little ones. I’m 5’ 1” & 108 lbs. muscular/athletic build. I wear XS in these & they fit perfect! I plan on buying more for sure." —SnowSeal

    Price: $46.93 (originally $79; available in women's sizes XS-XL)

    12. A long-sleeve Under Armour shirt you'll want to cop for its magical, rapid-speed drying.

    Long-sleeve textured blue shirt paired with gray performance pants
    REI

    Promising review: "Great fit, feel, and looks. Lightweight, provides a little protection from wind, but you don’t overheat." —Zadie

    Price: $26.83 (originally $50; available in men's sizes S-XL and in five colors)

    13. An easy-drape tee in a vintage wash to go about your fitness in style.

    Muted pink tee paired with blue leggings
    REI

    Promising review: "Ultra soft polyester blend with a loose fit. I wear size US 2 in tops, purchased XS-S. It looks like a slightly oversized boxy t-shirt on me, which is lovely." —LaFrench

    Price: $38.93 (originally $65; available in women's sizes XS/S-XL and in three colors)

    14. A Brooks Maia sports bra for some "snug-but-comfortable" support as you get that body moving.

    product shot of gray sports bra with full coverage and wide straps
    REI

    Promising review: "I originally thought I would dislike how high the fabric came. However, once I started wearing it I noticed that it looked like a nice camisole underneath my clothing and doesn't give you the dreaded uniboob! I have since bought another one. Incredibly comfortable, very supportive, and flattering underneath work clothing as well — all pretty high praise for a sports bra! My size is 34DD, which is also a pretty difficult size to get. In the past I've always had to double-layer sports bras while running, but this one keeps everything in place." —Meaghan the Biologist

    Price: $28.93+ (originally $58; available in 32DD-40DD and in five colors)

    15. A set of reusable Snow Peak chopsticks that'll collapse for on-the-go use.

    Red carry case with Snow Peak logo and chop sticks next to them
    REI

    Includes carrying case.

    Promising review: "I have eaten more meals on the trail and from a seakayak with my chopsticks than I can count. Saltwater, sand, snow, and ice haven't damaged these little sticks. they also are awesome in flipping bacon. They are my go to expedition item." —JeffreyStillwater

    Price: $31.89 (originally $39.95)

    16. A zip-up fleece jacket for some breathable warmth on an overcast spring evening.

    Gray zip-up fleece paired with black yoga pants
    REI

    Price: $31.83 (originally $79.95; available in woman's sizes XS and XL and in two colors)

    17. A pair of Columbia trail pants that'll resist stains and water.

    Navy trail pants paired with light blue sneakers and a washed pink top
    REI

    Promising review: "I have the hardest time finding pants that fit me because my hips are fairly curvy compared to the rest of my body. Not only do these fit me perfectly, but they are stretchy, breathable, moisture-wicking, and everything else you wish for in an outdoor pant. I wear them hiking and gardening, and any dirt or similar stains I get on them washes right off." —Teejo

    Price: $44.99 (originally $60)

    18. An Arc'teryx crew-neck tee that's so soft you'll probably just never take it off.

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    Price: $26.19 (originally $35; available in men's sizes S-XXL)

    19. A pair of Patagonia board shorts with quick-drying and stretchy 100% recycled polyester that'll remove the word "chafe" from your life.

    Navy board shorts with tropical floral pattern from the front view
    REI

    Price: $33.83 (originally $69; available in women's sizes 0-18 and two colorways)

    20. A Norseland V-neck sweater for that perfect relaxed fit in a soft lambswool jersey.

    A grey V-neck sweater paired with blue jeans
    REI

    Price: $44.83 (originally $89.95; available in women's sizes XS-XL and in two colors)

    21. A pair of North Face slides with EVA foam soles to give those feet a break already.

    Khaki green slides with North Face logo on cover
    REI

    Price: $25.93 (originally $35; available in men's sizes 8-13 and in four colors)

    22. A long-sleeved Columbia tee in high-performance fabric if you simply demand that your workout garments include a soft heathering effect.

    REI

    Price: $29.99 (originally $40; available in men's sizes S-XXL)

    23. A merino wool jersey bra you'll want to wear for low-impact support in both sports and casual use.

    REI

    Price: $37.49 (originally $50; available in women's sizes XS-XL and in four colors)

    24. A pair of Arc'teryx Rho glove liners that'll give you a "next-to-skin fit" — which means that, yes, you can still use your smart phone while you're on the move.

    Black glove liners with Arc'teryx logo upright next to each other
    REI

    Price: $29.19 (originally $39; available in sizes XS-XL)

    25. A titanium Snow Peak French press that'll make the perfect camping solution (but also will function just the same around the home).

    Hand using titanium coffee pot next to plunger
    REI

    Price: $44.69 (originally $55.95)

    26. A pair of soft and drapey yoga pants for some exceptional comfort and moisture wicking.

    REI

    Price: $43.83 (originally $88; available in women's sizes XS-XL and in two colors)

    27. And and Arc'teryx sun hat that'll surprisingly fit in your back pocket.

    Blue sun hat from front with black string
    REI

    Price: $41.19 (originally $55; available in sizes S/M and L/XL and in two colors)

    You better get shopping before May 25 — or really, before supplies disappear (so, much sooner). Check out the full collection of on-sale items here.

    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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