The 50 Best Deals at REI’s Gear Up Get Out Sale 2023

PHOTO CREDIT: DAVE COLLINS (CLEVERHIKER.COM)

REI shuts its doors every year on Black Friday and encourages members and employees to #optoutside. Whether that means heading out for a family camping trip, hitting the trail for a day hike, or tackling that trail run you’ve been thinking about, REI will help you get outdoors and do what you love with their Gear Up Get Out Sale from Nov. 10-20.

And with the holiday season just around the corner, this is also a great time to get a head start on holiday shopping. With deep discounts on hundreds of items, you’re sure to find something for everyone on your list.

On top of all the great deals, REI Members get 20% off one full-price item and one REI Outlet item using coupon code GEARUP23. Oh yeah, if you’re not an REI member, don’t fret! You can pick up a lifetime membership for $30 and still get to use the 20% off coupon.

We scoured the sale and put together this list of the deals we’re most excited about. Trust us, you won’t want to miss this one!

Footwear

SALOMON X ULTRA 4 SHOES (MEN’S / WOMEN’S) – PHOTO CREDIT: CASEY HANDLEY (CLEVERHIKER.COM)

Salomon X Ultra 4 Shoes & Boots – 25% Off

Blue and grey hiking boot

Salomon makes some of our favorite hiking footwear, and their popular X Ultra 4 shoes (men’s / women’s) and boots (men’s / women’s) are among the best in the lineup. They’re lightweight, comfy, and exceptionally durable without the need to go through a long break-in period. The X Ultra line has ranked highly on our lists of the Best Hiking Boots for Men / Women and Best Hiking Shoes for Men / Women for years.

Salomon Quest 4 GTX Hiking Boots – 25% Off

The Salomon Quest 4 GTX boots (men’s / women’s) are one of the best options from our list of the Best Hiking Boots for Men / Women for hikers wanting burly ankle support. The durable materials, aggressive traction, and supportive design will keep you moving confidently on the most rugged terrain. And though these boots are on the heavier side, they feel more nimble than many other heavy-duty boots thanks to their comfortable design.

Salomon XA Pro Hiking Shoes – 25% Off

The Salomon XA Pro 3D V9s (men’s / women’s) excel on trails with tricky terrain thanks to their stable, supportive build and excellent traction. Because they’re lighter than many traditional hiking shoes but burlier than the trail runners on our lists of the Best Hiking Shoes for Men / Women, the XA Pros are an ideal balance of durability and all-day comfort. These shoes are a top pick for day hikers wanting a good value option that will last for multiple seasons.

Salomon Sense Ride GTX Runners – 25% Off

If you’re looking for one running shoe that can do it all, the Salomon Sense Ride 5 (men’s / women’s) is a great choice. These shoes have excellent cushioning for road running when you need the extra shock absorption, and their flexibility and traction make them exceptionally responsive over variable terrain when running on trails. Learn more about these shoes on our lists of the Best Trail Running Shoes for Men / Women.

Salomon Speedcross Runners – 25% Off

If you’re the type that frequently tackles tricky terrain with lots of mud or sand, the Salomon Speedcross 6 (men’s / women’s) may be your new best friend. This shoe has deep lugs that provide awesome traction in mud, sand, snow, and other soft surfaces. The tall stack height and aggressive build can be overkill for groomed trails and uneven mountain terrain, but you can’t go wrong with the Speedcross if you’re looking for a specialist shoe for soft terrain. Get more details on our lists of the Best Trail Running Shoes for Men / Women.

Kahtoola Traction Devices – 20% Off

Winter is coming! Whether you need traction devices for hiking, commuting, or for just taking the trash can down the driveway, Kahtoola has you covered. Their MICROspikes are our favorite lightweight solution for hikes in the mountains, the EXOspikes are our top pick for trail running, and the NANOspikes are perfect for icy days around town. Learn more about each of these on our list of the Best Traction Devices.


Tents

SEA TO SUMMIT TELOS TR2PHOTO CREDIT: CASEY HANDLEY (CLEVERHIKER.COM)

REI Half Dome Tent – 30% Off

The REI Half Dome series of tents is a good value for those wanting something that’s practical for both backpacking and car camping. This line provides a good balance of durability, interior space, and affordability, and the freestanding design makes these tents easy to set up. Our favorite size for backpacking is the 2 Plus while the 3 Plus is more comfortable and spacious for car camping. The Half Dome tents are featured on our Best Camping Tents and Best Backpacking Tents lists.

REI Skyward Tent – 30% Off

Blue and white tent

The REI Skyward 4 is constructed with high-quality tent poles/fabrics, it has a spacious interior, and it’s easy to set up. It has near-vertical walls and a 6.5-foot peak height, so you can stand and move around freely. The Skyward is a well-rounded tent with a sweet balance of simplicity and spaciousness which makes it the number one pick on our Best Camping Tents list.

REI Wonderland Tent & Accessories – 30% Off

Green and tan tent

REI’s Wonderland Tent comes in a few sizes, but our top pick is the Wonderland 4. This tent is a redesign of the popular Kingdom. It still features the same high ceiling, giant doors, and convenient storage pockets that made its predecessor so well-loved. This is a can’t-miss deal if you’re in the market for a new camping tent. See how it stacks up against the competition on our Best Camping Tents list.

REI Trail Hut 2 & Trailmade 2 – 30% Off

REI Trail Hut 2. Small grey and white backpacking tent.

The affordable REI Trail Hut 2 is an excellent option for hikers on a tight budget looking for one tent that works for camping and backpacking. It’s quick and easy to pitch, made with durable materials, and the weight/bulk isn’t too bad when split between two hikers. If you’re looking to go as affordable as possible, the REI Trailmade 2 costs less and is a bit lighter. Learn more about these tents on our list of the Best Backpacking Tents.

Sea to Summit Telos TR2 – 20% Off

The Sea to Summit Telos TR2 is an innovative tent with a lot of unique features to love. It has more headroom than any 2-person backpacking tent in its weight class, which makes it feel a lot more livable than many others. Creature comforts, like the light-dispersing Lightbar and adaptable ventilation, provide luxurious and practically condensation-free nights in the backcountry. See all the things we love about the Telos on our Best Backpacking Tents list.


Sleep System

S2S Ultralight & Etherlight Pads – 30% off

The Sea to Summit UltraLight Insulated pad is one of the most comfortable pads we’ve ever tested and has been a mainstay on our Best Sleeping Pads List. Its “air sprung cells” do a surprisingly good job of mimicking the feel of a normal mattress. It’s also relatively affordable, has a good valve system, inflates/deflates quickly, and is more durable than other air pads. If you really want to step up the comfort, go for Sea to Summit’s Etherlight Insulated XT pad. It’s 2 inches thicker and is a bit warmer.

S2S Spark & Flame Sleeping Bags – 30% Off

Full-length zippers with draft tubes, a down collar on the hood and neck, and box baffles eliminate cold spots to make Sea to Summit’s Spark 18 and Flame 15 exceptionally warm for the weight. These sleeping bags are among the most expensive on our list of the Best Backpacking Sleeping Bags due to their premium 850+ fill goose down, but that’s also what makes them so light and packable. If you’re in the market for an ultralight sleeping bag, this is a deal you won’t want to pass on.

REI Siesta 20 – 30% Off

The REI Siesta 20 (single / double) is one of our go-to sleeping bags for car camping because it’s roomy for sprawling, durable, and comes in at a great value price. The rectangular hood adds extra warmth on chilly nights and holds a full-size bed pillow securely in place. Other small features, like a built-in stash pocket to keep your small items close and a wraparound zipper that allows you to use the bag like a blanket, make it even more user-friendly. The Siesta earned the number one spot on our Best Camping Sleeping Bags list.

REI Camp Dreamer Bed – 30% Off

REI’s Camp Dreamer Bed (single / double) is so thick and plush, it may make you forget that you’re not on your memory foam mattress back home. The Camp Dreamer is one of the most efficient self-inflating pads we tested for our list of the Best Camping Mattresses. Once you open the valve, the mattress fills with air on its own, and all you have to do is top it off with a couple breaths. This mattress will go quickly, so act fast if you want to snag one of these beauties.

Therm-a-rest Compressible Pillow – 25% Off

The Therm-a-Rest Compressible Pillow feels almost like the pillows we use at home, but it’s smaller and much more portable. It comes in several sizes: small, medium, large, and extra large – we prefer the small size to keep weight and bulk to a minimum for our backpacking trips. The Therm-a-Rest Compressible is our top choice on our Best Backpacking & Camping Pillows list.

HEST Camp Pillow – 25% Off

Light blue backpacking pillow

If you’re looking for a way to bring more relaxation and comfort to your camping or travel endeavors, check out the HEST Camp Pillow. It’s like having the comfort of home in a compact package that’s easy to transport and keep clean. It’s nearly full-size and the shredded memory foam fill provides excellent support that doesn’t flatten out. The regular size is plenty big for our needs, but an even larger Standard Pillow is also available. Get all the details on our Best Camping Pillows list.

NEMO Fillo & Fillo Elite Pillow – 25% Off

Dark teal foam backpacking pillow with a foam topper

The Nemo Fillo has been one of the most popular camping pillows on the market for many years because its plush foam topper provides excellent support. It’s a little heavy for backpacking trips, but we love it for camping and travel. The Fillo Elite is the better choice for overnight trips in the backcountry since it’s far lighter and packs down smaller. Both the Fillo and Fillo Elite earned spots on our Best Pillows list.

Sea to Summit Aeros Pillows – 25% Off

The Aeros Premium Pillow is our favorite in Sea to Summit’s Aeros lineup because it has a great balance of comfort and low weight. It offers great support for side sleepers and has a high-flow valve that makes it easy to purge air quickly. For those willing to spend a bit more for a bump up in comfort and warmth, the Aeros Down Pillow is a great choice. Both pillows weigh less than 3 oz. and earned a spot on our list of the Best Backpacking Pillows.


Backpacks & Duffels

REI TRAIL 40 (MEN’S / WOMEN’S) – PHOTO CREDIT: HEATHER ELDRIDGE (CLEVERHIKER.COM)

REI Flash 55 – 30% Off

The REI Flash 55 (men’s / women’s) backpack is an affordable option for hikers looking to keep their pack weight down. It has a comfy hip belt, a supportive foam back panel, and a removable top lid. One of our favorite features of the Flash backpacking packs is what REI refers to as Packmod – the straps and pockets can be reconfigured into a whole bunch of combinations to suit your needs. The Flash 55 is a top pick on our list of the Best Backpacking Backpacks.

REI Trail Pack – 30% Off

The REI Trail Packs – offered in 40L (men’s / women’s) and 25L (men’s / women’s) versions – are affordable and compact daypack options. The 25L model is designed with a great amount of pockets and is a good fit for day hiking and commuting. The Trail 40 also has a lot of organizational features and the main zipper opens the whole front of the pack making it ideal for light travel. The Trail 40 is featured on our Best Daypacks list.

REI Roadtripper & Big Haul Duffels – 30% Off

The rugged and well-designed Big Haul Duffels from REI are great for multi-day trips, transporting your gear, or throwing over your shoulder on your next flight. With a variety of carrying options – cross body straps, duffel handles, or backpack straps – the Big Haul duffels are convenient and versatile. The Roadtripper Duffels from our list of the Best Duffel Bags have a lot of similar features to the Big Haul line, but they’re lighter and more compact.


Cooking Gear

MSR POCKETROCKET 2PHOTO CREDIT: HEATHER ELDRIDGE (CLEVERHIKER.COM)

MSR PocketRocket 2 – 25% Off

The MSR PocketRocket 2 has been the top pick on our Best Backpacking Stoves list for years because it’s lightweight, compact, and durable. During testing, the PocketRocket consistently outperformed more expensive stoves with its great simmer control and fast boil times. The upgraded PocketRocket Deluxe has some extra features, like a push button ignitor and better performance in windy weather. Both are truly excellent backcountry stoves that come in handy kit versions as well.

All REI Brand Coolers – 30% Off

REI has a large line of soft coolers that range from flat-packs to backpacks. We own Pack Away Coolers in multiple sizes, and we love them because they take up virtually no space when not in use and they have a convertible design that turns them into a lunchbox. The Pack-Away is featured on our Best Coolers list. If you want a convenient way to haul your cold stuff a little farther, the Cool Trail Split Pack is a unique backpack-style cooler that can carry everything you need for a day out.

MSR Windburner Stove – 25% Off

We love canister stove systems because they’re easy to use, great in windy conditions, and the cookpot is included. This stove type works best for folks who typically only need to heat water for coffee and backpacking meals, but you’ll have some control over the strength of the flame for cooking with the Windburner. Learn more about why we love the Windburner on our Best Backpacking Stoves list.

Sea to Summit Cooking Gear – 25% Off

As winter approaches, it’s time to start getting your kit ready for cold-weather camping. Liquid fuel performs much better below freezing than isobutane-propane because it doesn’t run into the loss of pressure issues that isobutane canisters do in cold weather. The MSR WhisperLite is one of the most popular stoves for winter camping because it’s among the lightest, smallest, quietest, and least expensive liquid-fuel stoves on the market. Learn more about the Whisperlite on our Best Backpacking Stoves list.


Clothing

COTOPAXI FUEGO HOODY (MEN’S / WOMEN’S) – PHOTO CREDIT: CASEY HANDLEY (CLEVERHIKER.COM)

Cotopaxi Fuego Hooded Down Jacket – 25% Off

No doubt you’ve seen the colorful Cotopaxi Fuego Hoody (men’s / women’s) at your favorite trailhead, brewery, or climbing spot. This stylish jacket is more affordable than similarly warm options on our list of the Best Down Jackets, but the quality is on par with many of the high-end hoodies we recommend. It’s a bit heavy for backpacking, but the Fuego is our top pick for everyday wear..

All REI Brand Down Jackets – 30% Off

Cold weather is here! And a good down jacket is a must for staying toasty and comfy outside. Several REI brand jackets earned spots on our Best Down Jackets list, and they’re all a whopping 30% off! The Magma 850 Hoodie is a great choice for backpackers looking for the best warmth-to-weight ratio, the 650 Down Jacket is for lightweight adventurers on a budget, and the Stormhenge Jacket is a versatile option for warmth and rain protection in one convenient package.

All REI Brand Rain Jackets & Pants – 30% Off

REI makes some of our favorite budget-friendly rain gear, and right now all REI brand rain jackets and pants are on sale. Our favorites for backpacking are the Rainier Jacket and Pants because they have an unbeatable blend of weight and protection at a reasonable price. If you’re looking for something a bit more durable, check out the XeroDry GTX Jacket (men’s / women’s). Take a look at our Best Rain Jackets and Best Rain Pants lists to learn more about our favorite REI clothing.

All REI Hiking Pants, Shorts & Shirts – 30% Off

Need a full hiking wardrobe overhaul? All REI hiking clothing is on sale, including favorites from our lists of the Best Hiking Pants for Men / Women, Best Hiking Shorts for Men / Women, and Best Sun Shirts. Some highlights include the Sahara Convertible Pants for hikers who love pockets, the lightweight/breathable Sahara Shorts, and the sun-protective Sahara Shade Hoodie.

OR Helium Rain Jacket – 25% Off

The Outdoor Research Helium (men’s / women’s) is already one of the more affordable rain jackets on the market, and it’s an absolute steal at this sale price. Though it’s a bit basic compared to others on our list of the Best Rain Jackets, the Helium is perfect for ultralight backpackers who prioritize low weight and small packed size over extra features.

REI Hyperaxis Fleece Jacket – 30% Off

The exceptional comfort and affordable price of the REI Hyperaxis Fleece Jacket (men’s / women’s) are pretty tough to beat. This jacket is made with super soft stretch fleece that has an excellent warmth-to-weight ratio. The Hyperaxis Jacket is well-suited to both the backcountry, and the frontcountry since it’s so warm, easy to move in, and breathable. The Hyperaxis ranks highly on our Best Fleece Jackets guide.

Kuhl Interceptr Fleece – 30% Off

The Kuhl Interceptr Fleece is a great casual option for those who want to dress comfortably and look good at the same time. This jacket comes in a full-zip or quarter-zip option. You really can’t go wrong with either version, but our preference is the full-zip since it’s a bit more versatile and is priced lower than many other full-zip fleeces. See how the Interceptr compares to other jackets on our Best Fleece Jackets list.

Smartwool Tops & Bottoms – 25% Off

Smartwool is well known for their top-quality base layer tops and bottoms, and several of their models earned high marks on our list of the Best Base Layers. The Classic All-Season (men’s / women’s) is a versatile layer for shoulder seasons. It wicks moisture well and it’s odor resistant. If you need more warmth, go for the Classic Thermal (men’s / women’s). This beefed-up layer is perfect for winter when you really need a blend of insulation and breathability.

All REI Brand Base Layers – 30% Off

We’ve been using REI Base Layers on backpacking trips for years. We’re partial to the Midweight Top (men’s / women’s) and Base Layer Bottoms (men’s / women’s) for their balance of warmth and weight, but REI makes a wide variety of styles to suit your needs. For more info on creating an effective backpacking clothing system, visit our Best Base Layers and Hiking Clothing 101 posts.

All Smartwool Socks – 25% Off

If you hike as much as we do, you know how important it is to have quality socks. Smartwool socks are well-made, durable, and come in a huge variety of weights and heights to suit your warmth and cushioning needs. Our favorite Smartwool sock from our Best Hiking Socks Guide is the Performance Hike Light Crew (men’s / women’s). These socks are a great option for warm weather because they’re lighter and more breathable than similar models.

All REI Brand Hiking Socks – 30% Off

REI makes a whole bunch of socks, y’all. You likely already have your preferences for what type of sock you look for, so we won’t bore you with explanations of the nuanced differences between each type. But what we can tell you is that the Merino Lightweight Crew Hiking Socks are our favorites, and you can find them nestled among other top-notch tootsie covers on our Best Hiking Socks list.

All REI Brand Gloves – 30% Off

REI’s Fleece Gloves (men’s / women’s) are a great practical option for everyday wear in fall and winter. They’re warm, breathable, and they work well with touchscreens. We also love the ultralight Minimalist GTX Mittens which you can wear over gloves to add extra warmth and waterproofing in chilly weather, or use them by themselves as rain mitts in warmer months. Get more info on our list of the Best Winter Gloves.

Smartwool Ridgeway Gloves – 25% Off

With soft, yet durable leather and a warm merino wool lining, the Smartwool Ridgeway Gloves are a great match for everything from outdoor chores and everyday wear to snowsports in mild conditions. They fit snugly and stretch in all the right places for top-notch comfort and plenty of dexterity for the task at hand. The Ridgeways are a favorite from our Best Winter Gloves list since they’re so versatile.

Cotopaxi Teca Windbreaker – 25% Off

The Cotopaxi Teca Windbreaker (men’s / women’s) is a real standout on our list of the Best Windbreakers because of its fun and unique colorways. This jacket is comfortable, super stylish, and it’s one of the few windbreakers on the market that’s designed with pockets. It’s a great lightweight jacket for days when all you need is a little protection from chilly breezes.


Other Gear

COTOPAXI FUEGO HOODY (MEN’S / WOMEN’S) – PHOTO CREDIT: CASEY HANDLEY (CLEVERHIKER.COM)

REI Brand Nalgene Water Bottles – 50% Off

Nalgenes are pretty much synonymous with the words “water bottle”. We own several of these in different colors and patterns, adorned with stickers from our favorite national parks and breweries. We take them backpacking, to grocery stores, and just about anywhere. The Wide Mouth bottle ranks highly on our Best Water Bottles list.

All Petzl Headlamps – 25% Off

Petzl makes a lot of dependable and user-friendly headlamps, and the Actik CORE is our favorite in their lineup. It’s bright and lightweight, and it comes with a rechargeable battery. If you’re looking for a more budget-friendly option, the Petzl Tikkina is a simple, long-lasting headlamp for an unbeatable price. Both of these headlamps rank highly on our Best Headlamps list.

All REI Brand Camp Furniture – 30% Off

You can find several REI brand items on our lists of the Best Camping Chairs, Best Camping Tables, and Best Backpacking Chairs, and they’re all on sale. The Skyward Camp Chair is a simple, affordable option for sitting around a campfire in your favorite car camping spot. The Camp Prep Table is our top table pick because it has a large prep surface, and the legs can be individually adjusted to compensate for uneven terrain. For backpacking, we love the ultralight and comfortable Flexlite Air.

All REI Brand Trekking Poles – 30% off

A good set of trekking poles can set you back a pretty penny, but REI’s poles strike an excellent balance between affordability and durability. Hikers looking to keep weight to a minimum will love the ultralight Flash Carbon Poles, and those who prioritize saving money should look into the budget-friendly Traverse Poles. Both sets of poles are featured on our Best Trekking Poles list.

Garmin InReach Mini 2 – $100 Off

Personal locator beacons don’t come cheap, but they’re worth every penny if you find yourself needing one during an emergency in the backcountry. The Garmin InReach Mini is a small and lightweight two-way communicator, GPS device, and emergency locator beacon all in one. We like carrying one for peace of mind and as a backup navigation device on extended trips in the backcountry. If you’ve been thinking about picking one up, now is the time.

Garmin fēnix 7 Watches – $200 Off

Garmin makes some of the coolest GPS watches on the planet, and their latest fēnix watches are the crown jewel of their lineup. The base model, the fēnix 7 from our Best GPS Watches list, is a great choice because of its advanced mapping features and its wide range of functionality. Or you can upgrade to the Solar model for much longer battery life.

MSR Trail Shot – 25% Off

The MSR Trail Shot is a lightweight water filter that allows you to pump from shallow streams and puddles, so no more having to figure out a way to scoop from sources that are less than ideal. Though pump filters aren’t our favorite, the Trail Shot is quite a bit more user-friendly than other pumps we’ve tested. Learn more about the Trail Shot on our list of the Best Water Filters.

MSR Guardian – 25% Off

The MSR Guardian is a top of the line pump purifier built for the harshest conditions. It filters out viruses in addition to bacteria and protozoa making it particularly useful for truly terrible water sources – especially in international destinations. The Guardian is also “self-cleaning,” meaning it automatically backflushes with about 10% of every stroke. You can find more info about the Guardian on our Best Water Filters list.


20% Off Member Coupon

HYPERLITE MOUNTAIN GEAR SOUTHWEST 3400PHOTO CREDIT: DAVE COLLINS (CLEVERHIKER.COM)

In addition to all the great sale items, REI members can also take advantage of two coupons – one for 20% off one full-price item and one for 20% off an Outlet item. Remember to use coupon code GEARUP23 to apply your discount at checkout.

Below are some of our favorite big-ticket items from our CleverHiker Gear Guide that would be great options for using your full-price coupon.

THERM-A-REST UBERLITEPHOTO CREDIT: DAVE COLLINS (CLEVERHIKER.COM)

More Information

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