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    31 Of The Best Things To Get At REI's Anniversary Sale

    Attention outdoorsy folk: you can now get gear and clothing for up to 30% off.

    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.

    Greetings, nature-enthusiasts and adventurous souls! REI is having their biggest sale of the year where you can get up to 30% off *thousands* of styles, including camping and hiking gear, premium clothing labels (like Patagonia and Arc'teryx), and more!


    👆You, paddling your way to all these amazing deals.

    Other sale categories include active footwear, bicycles, and cycling clothing. There are also select ~peak~ deals in limited quantities that are up to 50% off. Plus, REI members can also save 20% on one eligible full-price item with code ANNV20.

    The sale only lasts through May 25 so make sure to snag everything before then!

    We've picked out some of our favorite deals to help you get started:

    1. A trusty Nalgene water bottle that's durable, easy to clean, and eco-friendly. You'll always remember to stay hydrated whether you're in front of the computer or on the trails.

    The transparent bottle resting on top of a rocky surface

    Promising review: "I have four of these babies and I bring one of them with me everywhere I go. I bought one of them over five years ago and it has traveled with me across the world and is still going strong. These water bottles are durable and are a great size. I get compliments on them and am asked where I got them often. They are easy to clean and easy to drink out of. In the past, every water bottle I bought had a potent chemical smell that I could not wash out — I've bought water bottles from everywhere and found these are the only ones without the smell." —Emjans

    Price: $5.89 (originally $11.95; available in three colors)

    2. A pair of stretch cotton corduroy shorts you'll definitely wear on repeat this summer.


    Promising review: "I love these shorts! I have worn them at least two times a week since I bought them. Enough stretch to be comfy but they still hold their shape." —MNcasual

    Price: $50.99 (originally $68; available in sizes 2–12 and four)

    3. An inflatable solar lantern so you can enjoy all the ambiance of a candle without dealing with an open flame. It's perfect for a patio, yoga studio, camp site, or dinner table.

    The lantern on a bedside table

    There are three modes: candle flicker, low, and high. It charges in eight hours of direct sunlight, and lasts up to 18 hours on a full charge. Comes with a handy strap for carrying or hanging.

    Promising review: "High quality. Perfect for low lighting if you just want to use it as a night light." —Michelle

    Price: $12.73 (originally $17.99)

    4. A pair of supportive, fast-drying bike shorts to make cycling in warm weather a breeze. There's even a zippered pocket for your ID and other small items.

    A model inserting an iPhone into the pocket of the biker shorts

    Promising review: "I bought these on sale and wish I had bought two pairs. They really don't slip on my Brooks saddle. This means I am more comfortable on a long ride because I'm not having to think about staying in the right place on my saddle. They are a nice modest length and don't creep. Best of all, they have a little higher rise and I don't feel like I have to pull them up all the time. The fabric feels a little heavier than my other bike shorts but they don't seem hot." —Lorena

    Price: $82.39 (originally $109.95; available in sizes S–XL)

    5. A Helinox Chair Zero — a light, comfortable, four-legged camp chair that packs down to the width of a standard 32-ounce water bottle and weighs a single pound. It's pretty much magic.

    The unfolded chair

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE this chair and will make room in my pack any day to take it with me. After a long day hiking there's nothing I want to do more than sit back and relax. We all know sitting on rocks and logs sucks! This chair is easy to set up and tear down and weighs very little. Highly recommend!" —Mypib

    Price: $89.89 (originally $119.95; available in three colors)

    6. A Patagonia Nano Puff jacket that's lightweight yet warm. The best part? It's made of 75% recycled materials.

    A model wearing the Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket in blue

    Plus, the jacket compresses like down and disappears into your backpack when stuffed into its own chest pocket.

    Promising review: "I was on the hunt for a lighter synthetic down jacket that would keep me warm in windy San Francisco and that would also be practical for outdoor adventures. After pretty extensive research, I decided on the Nano Puff, and I'm so glad I did. This jacket is lightweight but also does a great job protecting against the SF wind. I can layer a thin, hooded vest underneath to add additional warmth if needed. I could've gone with a medium if I wanted more room. The small isn't too tight and doesn't restrict my movement during outdoor activities." —SFcoloradobuff

    Price: $138.99 (originally $199; available in sizes XS–XXL and eight colors)

    7. A two-burner camp stove big enough to use regular pots and pans on. You won't have to sacrifice your cooking experience while camping.

    The blue burner camp stove with a pot on top of it

    The camp stove features simmer control with precise flame adjustment. The 10,000 BTU burners go from a light simmer to full output. The stainless-steel drip tray offers easy clean up, and the adjustable, nonslip rubber feet ensure that your stove is always level and stays in place.

    Promising review: "Eureka hit a home run with this stove. I love the large size that allows for cooking with normal size pots and pans. We’re a family of five so the tiny camp cookware doesn’t get the job done. It also has adjustable legs and a easily removable grate for cleaning. My favorite feature though is the burner control with built-in igniter. I’ve used a few other brands that work for boiling water but not so much for simmer. This one has a fantastic range of adjustment with two full turns of the knob from off to high. If you’re looking for a amazing camp stove for a family or group look no further." —jdmashburn

    Price: $108.69 (originally $144.95)

    8. An REI Co-op backpacking bundle so you'll have everything you need on hand for a spontaneous camping trip.

    The orange tent, sleeping bag, and sleeping pad on display next to each other

    This bundle comes with a tent, a sleeping bag, and a sleeping pad. Here's a detailed description of each item:

    - The Passage 2 tent is a lightweight, three-season tent for two that features two doors, each with its own vestibule, for easy access and ample storage space

    - The Stratus Insulated Air has an R-value of 2.9, which makes it best for adventures in cool weather; it provides moderate insulation from ground temperature

    - The Trailbreak 30 long sleeping bag has a relaxed mummy shape, and has a polyester synthetic fill to keep you warm down to about 30°F

    Promising review: "I'm writing this from my back porch self-quarantined because I'm a nurse doing testing for the Covid and refuse to bring it home. Originally I bought this set thinking my toddler and I would take it camping this summer and I would get to pass my love of the outdoors to a new generation. The tent is well-designed, easy and quick to set up, has great ventilation, and plenty of room for gear in the vestibules and decent-sized pockets inside. The mattress and bag are very comfortable. It's in the 30's and I am perfectly warm." —Rklos

    Price: $206.19+ (originally $328.90+; available in regular and long)

    9. A chic and comfy Patagonia Fleetwith romper you seriously won't want to take off. It's made of stretchy recycled polyester and spandex that's sweat-wicking and easy to move around in.


    Promising review: "I’ve worn it to brunch, to date night, to clean the house, to run errands, to work, and to kick it around the house. Everyone’s about to be real sick of me wearing this thing, but it’s incredibly versatile. And after all that wear, I only feel I need to wash it by today! I spilled a drink on it and it wiped right off. It doesn’t smell at all even still, but I have deodorant marks on it at this point. It’s got a great little zippered pocket for keys and credit cards. The fit is super flattering as well." —Nicole

    Price: $82.99 (originally $119; available in sizes XS–XL and three colors)

    10. A pair of Smartwool socks (made of merino wool and reinforcement fibers) that are cushy and durable — exactly what you need on a long hike. The ventilating mesh also will also help keep your feet airy, cool, and dry.

    The Smartwool ankle socks in gray with a red logo print across the toes

    Promising review: "These are my go-to socks. My first pair was five years ago and I just threw them away. I went on a 10-day trip and took two pairs of these socks. I have worn these sock up to three days, hiking, with no smell. They keep your feet warm when its cold, and wick away moisture when they sweat. Win win!" —trashpanda

    Price: $14.19 (originally $18.95; available in sizes M–XL and two colors)

    11. A North Face Wawona 6 Tent — a spacious option for the entire family. There's enough headroom to stand up and the large mesh windows ensure it won't get stuffy inside.

    The North Face Wawona 6 Tent set up

    Inside you'll find a tablet pocket plus mesh stash pockets to hold your headlamps and other necessities, as well as internal dry lines, hang loops, and a hook-and-loop lantern hanger.

    Promising review: "Lots of room, extremely well-made. This is a keeper. If your lucky enough to get this tent for $399, tell them please take my money. We would have paid twice that for this tent. Say good by to hotels. This is the only tent I would say buy some land and settle in for the long haul. You can now retire. Compact, well-made, and the best tent you will ever buy." —BarbaraRick

    Price: $279.29 (originally $399)

    12. A Garmin fenix 6X Sapphire Multisport GPS watch to help you keep track of your fitness progress. From mapping to music to heart rate, this gadget has got you covered.

    The watch with a black watch face, gunmetal dial, and silicone rubber band

    This newer model has a larger display and a scratch-resistant sapphire lens. It includes wrist heart rate tracking and Pulse Ox-sensing blood oxygen saturation for sleep monitoring and altitude acclimation. It supports multiple global navigation satellite system (GPS, GLONASS and Galileo) to track in more challenging environments than GPS alone, and comes preloaded with topo maps and ski maps for more than 2,000 worldwide ski resorts. You'll also get music storage with premium streaming service support. The battery lasts up to 21 days in smartwatch mode, up to 15 hours in GPS and music mode, up to 46 days in expedition GPS activity mode, and up to 80 days in battery saver watch mode.

    Promising review: "After extensive research on wearables, I decided to pull the trigger on the fenix 6X and couldn't be more happier. The interface with Spotify, purchases, emails, text, and tracking all my activities (running, hiking, golf, rowing) has been awesome. I am looking forward to see how the Skiing app works in a few months. The battery life is incredible as well as how quickly it recharges. I would recommend this watch to anyone who is active and enjoys the motivation of keeping track of fitness activities and wellness (heart, pulse, and sleep). Definitely well worth the money." —GrueneHorn

    Price: $699.99+ (originally $850; available in two colors)

    13. A Jetboil all-in-one cooking system so you can boil water in 100 seconds, allowing you to conserve fuel and dig in faster. When it comes to food, the quicker it's ready, the better, amirite?!


    Promising review: "I couldn’t ask for a better way to cook in the wilderness. This tool boils water fast...and I mean FAST! It’s durable and fairly light. I always look forward to getting back to my campsite after a long hike to cook with this bad boy." —LittleMicrobe

    Price: $82.39 (originally $109.95; available in four colors)

    14. An Arc'teryx Atom insulated hoodie, if you're looking for an everyday jacket that's water-repellant, breathable, and stylish.

    A model wearing the hoodie

    Promising review: "Athletic but not too trim. Lots of room for movement. Light. Comfy. Found it dried quickly when I sweat and is much warmer than it should be, given the weight. I went running on a blustery 17°F night and was perfectly warm with just a T-shirt beneath. Very impressive." —Hammeron88

    Price: $180.93+ (originally $259; available in sizes S–XXL and seven colors)

    15. A BioLite FirePit that creates a hyper-efficient fire (read: better combustion ad less smoke) with air jets powered by a rechargeable battery. You can burn both wood or charcoal and even cook hibachi-style on it with the removable grill grate.

    Two people enjoying the fire pit by the beach

    It uses 51 air jets to inject the fire with oxygen along key locations; this creates a more uniform temperature and mixing of gases inside the fire to improve combustion and reduce smoke. It can burn up to four standard firewood logs at a time, or fill with charcoal. You can control the size of your flames manually or wirelessly from your smartphone using Bluetooth and the free BioLite Energy app for Android and iOS.

    Promising review: "I have used it multiple times and really enjoy it. When car camping, it has been great as a moveable, raised heat source, as well as a cooking item. The fan is great to help get the wood started, keep the smoke to a minimum, the fire hot, and as a way to burn it out at the end of a session. I have cooked directly on the grill, used a cast iron griddle on it to sear steak, and as a heat source for chilly nights. It is great to watch the fire burn and it can be used in my backyard. It is light enough to carry from the car to a campsite or the beach." —tobyjefe

    Price: $187.39 (originally $249.95)

    16. An REI Co-op Joule three-season mummy bag to give you double protection in wet conditions. It's filled with water-repellent down and covered with waterproof (but breathable) fabric.


    It's filled with 700-fill-power duck down for maximum loft and warmth — and is certified to the Responsible Down Standard (RDS) and bluesign® approved. It features a contoured hood, insulated face muffler, and full-length draft tube all work to keep warmth in.

    Promising review: "I took this bag backpacking in the Sierras and temperature dropped to 37°F at night and I was very warm in the bag! I slept with a beanie and didn't need to zip my sleeping bag all the way since it was already nice and toasty. Compared to my other mummy sleeping bags, this bag had more room for me to move around and was comfortable to sleep in and I didn't feel claustrophobic. Another thing I really appreciate about the bag is the zipper, it's nice and big and makes it easy to zip without snapping on the bag! It's a great bag for the price!" —Alpenglow7

    Price: $159.49+ (originally $319+; available in regular, wide, and long)

    17. A Black Diamond headlamp so you can see the road clearly on an early morning or nighttime run.

    The headlamp shining light in the darkness

    This compact headlamp uses three AAA batteries (included). The settings include full strength in proximity and distance modes, dimming, strobe, red night-vision and lock mode. It's waterproof-tested to operate at least 1.1 m underwater for 30 minutes.

    Promising review: "This was an amazing headlamp for running. It was so comfortable that I hardly noticed it. It stayed put the entire run, unlike other headlamps I have tried in the past, and overall was much more lightweight than I thought. While the lamp itself felt heavy in my hands, once on my head, I didn't notice the weight. I would recommend this product to anyone who struggles to get out in run in winter because it becomes dark so early. I now look forward to being able to run after dark so I can use this lamp." —renna03

    Price: $29.89 (originally $39.95; available in eight colors)

    18. A pair of high-waisted leggings made of stretchy, moisture-wicking compression jersey for yoga or running errands. There's even a hidden key pocket in the waistband.

    A model wearing the prAna Transform High-Waist Leggings

    Promising review: "These leggings are worth the price (which is quite steep I fully acknowledge). Because of their full coverage, I feel comfortable pairing them with only a sports bra for running and yoga. They are a great item to bring to wear at night when camping or backpacking. I have also had them for over a year and use them at least once a week and they are in perfect condition." —Plog

    Price: $52.49 (originally $75; available in sizes XS–XL and three colors)

    19. A pair of Salomon X Ultra 3 Mid GTX hiking boots as comfy as a pair of running shoes. It has a high-traction rubber sole that'll help keep you safe on wet trails.

    A hiker wearing the boots on rocky terrain

    Promising review: "These boots are great! I just wore them for a trip to Zion National Park that covered over 60 miles of hiking, including three days of backpacking with a looooong 23-mile day two and some impromptu trail running (in hiking boots, I know). For only wearing the boots around the city for a few days before putting them to this test, I was super impressed to get zero blisters on the trip. Great looking boot, fun color, comfy on the trail." —khenderson

    Price: $115.49 (originally $165; available in sizes 5–12 and two colors)

    20. A crowd-favorite Patagonia Better Sweater fleece jacket that's not only super cozy but also made of 100% recycled polyester fleece.


    Plus, it's dyed with a low-impact process that significantly reduces the use of dyestuffs, energy, and water compared to conventional dyeing methods.

    Promising review: "I deliberated for a good six months before splurging and I am down right giddy. Function and fit are perfect for getting out in it when there is a chill in the air or a layer is needed for colder conditions. Style easily transitions to the business casual setting of my office as well. Quality is solid, comfort is like butter, and while I feel a little like Mr. Rogers when I put it on, I’m good with that! Very happy with my purchase and zero second guessing on my decision." —JoeMack

    Price: $96.99 (originally $139; available in sizes S–XXL and 11 colors)

    Also available in women's sizes.

    21. A sleeping pad to fit perfectly in large, two-person tents (or a variety of vehicles). It'll provide nearly four inches of cushioning so you can get a good night's rest.

    A person taking the sleeping pad out of the trunk of their car

    This pad has nearly the highest R-value of all the sleeping pads REI sells (the higher the R-value, the better you can expect a pad to insulate you from cold surfaces). The pad self-inflates during setup, and then you can use the included minipump to customize the cushioning to your liking.

    Promising review: "I’m doing a masters program and part of it requires me to live in the desert outside of Santa Fe. I tried three different pads in which all were not robust enough for cactus or whatever else is sharp enough to put a hole in everything I own, but this pad has proven to be a match for the desert as well as the extreme cold I have been living in. I don’t even notice how cold it is anymore." —REI Shopper

    Price: $261.69 (originally $349)

    22. An REI Co-op bike perfect for getting around the city. It has a versatile 3x9 drivetrain, a flat handlebar for comfortable upright riding, and room to add rack/fenders.


    Promising review: "I’m not a hardcore biker by any means, but I love getting out there both on gravel trails and even some single track. I wasn’t looking to spend a fortune but I wanted something that could double as a commuter bike, as well as something I could have fun with in my free time. This bike nailed it:

    Hydraulic Brakes, high-end components, flat bars (this was a must for me), it also has the raised side bars in the handle which I use way more often than I expected.

    What stands out to me most is that this thing is faster with less effort, I feel like I am going 2x the speed with the same effort as my previous bike. All in all I can’t be happier." —JC Marin

    Price: $764.09 (originally $899)

    23. A pair of Hoka One One trail-running shoes so lightweight and breathable, they'll put all your other sneakers to shame.

    A person wearing the running shoes on the grassy ground

    Promising review: "I bought one pair to see how they work with my enlarged, arthritic toe joint and large neuroma. I can do half marathon trail races again with NO shoe-caused pain! I bought another pair and plan on buying more. My ultra-running roommate has the same review of his. They're cool, comfortable, lightweight, come in great color combinations, drain water well after crossings, they're grippy on the granite we often encounter, and they're durable. We live and train in the high desert and the upper weave keeps out most of the sand." —nvtrailrunner

    Price: $99.93 (originally $120; available in sizes 6–11 and two colors)

    24. A light and compact hammock that can pack down to the size of a grapefruit yet is large enough for two once it's set up.

    The hammock in the blue, yellow, and purple colorway

    It weighs just over a pound, so you can keep it in your car, your daypack, or your boat—ready to hang whenever you are.

    Promising review: "I bought this thing back in April and have used it at least 30 times since I received it in the mail. It's perfect for couples since you have to do quite a bit of cuddling to get comfortable in it. Not only can you hang it up between two trees, but you can also hang it from a single branch or pole that stretches out horizontally. The only issue I found is that it doesn't provide any insulation, so bundle up if it's cold out! Also, the weight on it causes it to stretch very tightly and sometimes leaves a sort of dividing section between the two people in it. But if you're in it by yourself, it's absolutely perfect!" —moonshinemily

    Price: $52.39 (originally 69.95; available in 16 colors)

    25. A NEMO Disco 15 sleeping bag designed to let you sleep on your side and packs down to a manageable size despite being ultra warm.

    The sleeping bag, unfurled

    This sleeping bag packs down small while still providing a generous cut at the elbows and knees so side sleepers can shift positions comfortably throughout the night. It has 650-fill-power down insulation and has a temperature rating of 14 degrees.

    Promising review: "I bought this bag in January for camping in Zion and backpacking in the Grand Canyon and wow did it hold up! With snow still on the ground, I was cozy in the 15–30°F range. I even had to shed some layers around 30°F. I’m a side sleeper myself and there was plenty of wiggle room. My favorite part is how small it can be packed. It came in handy on a two day backpacking trip down the Grand Canyon. It clocks in at about 2 1/2 lbs so I wouldn’t say this is ultralight but for the comfort and temp rating, it’s worth it if you need a cold weather bag." —Jack T

    Price: $224.89+ (originally $299.95+; available in regular and long)

    26. All all-purpose towel for hot yoga, the beach, and more. It's sand-resistant, slip-resistant, quick-drying, and absorbent. Bonus: it's made with GRS-certified post-consumer recycled plastic.

    The towel in a colorful Grand Canyon pattern

    It also has an antimicrobial treatment that inhibits growth of odor-causing bacteria on the fabric.

    Promising review: "I really liked this towel. I happen to be heading out on a camping trip the weekend after I received this and it was prefect to throw in my day pack for my hike up to a few alpine lakes in the South Lake Tahoe area. The print was cute, the towel was lightweight, the absorbency was good, and it dried pretty quickly when I laid it out in the sun." —rachelswarthout-19

    Price: $29.89 (originally $39.95; available in four designs)

    27. A pair of hiking poles with ergonomic cork grips so they won't feel slippery when your hands are sweaty.

    The hiking poles, featuring a red shaft, cork grips, rubber grip extensions, and solution straps

    Promising review: "These poles are great. The cork grip is comfortable and easy to hold when hands are wet from sweat or rain and they do not retain heat. The easy-to-access foam grip is convenient when the terrain changes a lot and you don't want to adjust the height of the poles. The clamps on the two section adjustments are difficult to open and close but it does provide a feeling of security; I don't feel like they will break with repeated use. The nylon straps are easy to adjust by pulling on just one side of the loop, it doesn't snag. The colors are sleek and aesthetically pleasing with a little bit of character." —ilcmurfs

    Price: $97.39 (originally $129.95)

    28. A pair of heavy-duty, shock-absorbing insoles as an affordable alternative to costly custom orthotics. They have an all-natural coating that helps to inhibit odor-causing bacterial growth.

    A person inserting the green insoles into their shoes

    Promising review: "I have been using these for six years in all my shoes. I had seen several doctors about the continual pain in my knees, especially after running. After no help, I got referred to a physical therapist who, looking at my knees while standing, told me to try these inserts. Apparently, my feet were turning inward or outward (I don't remember what she said) putting lots of unwanted pressure on my knees. I immediately went to REI, got fitted for the right size inserts, put them in my shoes at the store, and when I walked out, my knees were already feeling 100% better. I no longer have the persistent knee pain that plagued me for years." —Softball Bart

    Price: $37.39 (originally $49.95; available in sizes B-G)

    29. An Osprey Aura AG 65 pack with plenty of compartments to fit all your essentials. It's designed to achieve optimal weight distribution so you'll feel comfortable carrying it all day long.

    A person taking a sleeping bag out of the zippered sleeping bag compartment on the pack's bottom

    Promising review: "The Aura AG is a dream. The technical aspects of the pack make trekking comfortable and accessible. The pockets on the hip belt perfectly fit my iPhone 8+ (which as that's my main source of photos, made it accessible). The other easily fit a days worth of snacks to eat while walking. The compartments are perfect to keep everything organized and again — accessible. I love all the places to adjust the sizing so that it truly can be a perfect fit. The only change is that I wish it could magically be lighter!" —marshgarsh

    Price: $202.49 (originally $270; available in sizes XS–M and three colors)

    30. A Hydro Flask vacuum tumbler (with a lid) for keeping your beverage hot or cold for hours and hours.

    The tumbler in mint

    Promising review: "This is my fifth Hydro Flask and far and away my favorite! I use it mostly for iced water while working, and it keeps the temp so cold, it almost hurts my teeth to drink it. I've left it at the office over the weekend, filled to the top with ice and water. Come in Monday and it's still got ice in it. Definitely better than other vacuum insulated mugs I've used and more convenient, since it fits in my car's cup holder. I feel bad I haven't used any of the other Hydro Flasks since I bought this last summer." —Emma Leigh

    Price: $23.73 (originally $39.95)

    31. An aesthetically pleasing hammock stand so you don't have to be outdoors or rely on perfectly placed trees to use your hammock. It can be set up anywhere — even in your living room.

    A person relaxing indoors on a hammock supported by the curved hammock stand

    Promising review: "Beautiful, well-built design. It immediately replaced both my couch and my bed. Seriously. I'm an avid hammock camper, and I'd haul this beast to the beach or to a field where no trees are to be found to hammock camp without hesitation. It's heavy, but so what! It goes together and comes apart in a snap. The pieces will lay flat in my car trunk no problem. My ENO Double Nest fits perfectly, and I suspect my Hennessy Jungle Hammock will, too. With a little ingenuity, I guarantee I can even string an acceptably taut rainfly on this thing. I'm sleeping in it my living room. Yeah baby!" —Mountain Smasher

    Price: $187.39 (originally $249.95)

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