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Best Hiking and Backpacking Deals at the REI Labor Day Sale

REI XeroDry GTX Rain Jacket (30% Off)

The REI XeroDry GTX is an excellent rain jacket and hardshell for autumn and winter hiking because it’s thicker and warmer than a thin ultralight rain jacket. It’s made with Gore-tex Paclite and comes with an adjustable hood, buried hood controls, mesh-lined pockets that double as core vents, and velcro wrist cuffs which are all features you want in cooler weather. On sale for 30% Off.

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REI Flash 55 Backpack (30% Off)

The REI Flash 55 is a lightweight roll-top backpack with an optional top lid, adjustable torso length, and easy-to-reach water bottle pockets. With a minimum weight of 2 lbs 5.6 oz, is available in men’s and women’s sizes. On sale for just $139!

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All Big Agnes Tents (25% Off)

All Big Agnes tents are on sale for 25% Off, including our favorite the freestanding Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL 2 which has two doors and numerous luxury features at a reasonable trail weight of 2 lbs 11 oz.

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REI Magma 15 Sleeping Bag – 30% Off

Weighing just 1 lb 12.2 oz, the REI Magma 15 is an exceptional sleeping bag that’s perfect for fall-weather camping and backpacking. It’s available in men’s and women’s models.

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All La Sportiva Trail Runners, Hiking and Mountaineering Boots (25% Off)

La Sportiva Trail Runners, Hiking Boots, and Mountaineering boots are on sale including our fall and spring favorite, the La Sportiva Ultra Raptor II GTX Mid, for both men and women. It’s perfect for splashing through mud puddles and will keep your feet warm and dry as the seasons change.

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All Jetboil Stoves (25% Off)

All Jetboil Stoves are on sale for 25% Off, including our favorite the unique 7.1 oz Jetboil Stash Canister Stove which packs up in its own cookpot.

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REI Activator 3.0 Softshell Pants (30% Off)

The REI Activator 3.0 is a lightweight softshell pant that excels in cooler autumn and moderate winter weather. It has zip hand pockets, a zip thigh pocket, back pockets, and a drawcord adjustment at the cuffs. I’ve been using mine for years and still think they’re the best cool-weather softshell pants available today and definitely the most affordable!

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NEMO Tensor Ultralight Insulated Sleeping Pad (50% Off)

Sleep isn’t a luxury; it’s a necessity. The 15 oz NEMO Tensor Ultralight Insulated pad offers the comfort you need to rest well and get the most from your experience outdoors. A full 3″ thick, this insulated pad has an R-Value of 4.2.

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Arc’teryx Atom LT Insulated Hoodie – Men’s (30% Off)

As versatile as your adventures are varied, the men’s Arc’teryx Atom LT Synthetic Insulated hoodie is a multi-purpose garment that’s warm and breathable enough for active use or in camp, giving you 2 functions in one garment. Note: Only the green model is on sale for 30% off. 

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HydraPak Seeker 3 L Soft Bottle + Filter Cap (25% Off)

The HydraPak Seeker 3L + Filter Cap combines a 3L soft bottle with a high-volume water filter that has a locking cap so you can leave it attached and it won’t leak all over your stuff. I’ve been using one since this spring and really like the extra water capacity, graduated volume markings, and fast filtration times! The combined filter and cap have a dry weight of 4.5 oz.

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Kammok Mantis Ultralight All-in-One Hammock Tent (25% off)

The Kammok Mantis UL is a complete ultralight hammock gear system that ranks right up there with cottage company hammocks in terms of weight, quality, and flexibility. With a minimum trail weight of 1 lb 2.7 oz, it includes a mosquito hammock w/insect netting, an excellent suspension system, and tarp. If you’ve wanted to try hammock camping, it’s an excellent hammock system to cut your teeth on.

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REI Flash Jacket Windbreaker – Men’s (50% Off)

The REI Flash Jacket is a hooded windbreaker that protects you from chilling breezes while trapping the warmth of your midlayer. Weighing just 4.3 oz, it’s an easy clothing layer to pack and you’ll be amazed by its versatility for autumn and winter hiking. It’s quite comparable to the famous Patagonia Houdini Windbreaker, but much less expensive! Note: Only the green “crater teal” model is in stock and on sale for 50% off

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Check back often as I’ll be updating this list as the sale continues!

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  1. I’d suggest adding the REI Co-op Xerodry GTX rain jacket and pants. $200 for a Gore-Tex rain suit that weighs about a pound and a half and, for me, has worked as well as or better than anything else I’ve tried is one of the better deals I ran across last year, and now it’s on sale again. (They also have the pants in short lengths, which is a real help for those of us with short stubby little legs.)

  2. At the risk of sounding like I’m shilling for REI, I’d also suggest the REI Magma 30 quilt. Phillip rated it a “great value” at $329 in his January, 2023, review, so I’d suggest it’s an even better value at the $229 sale price. I own one of these and am very pleased with. You do need to be aware that in my experience, 30 is a lower limit; the comfort limit is closer to 40.

  3. Appreciate the suggestions…btw the Atom LT in red is 29% off if preferred.

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