30 Great Deals at REI’s Anniversary Sale 2024

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Adventure seekers rejoice – REI’s Anniversary Sale is here, running May 17th-27th! Score some great deals on our favorite backpacking, hiking, and camping gear. REI members get exclusive discounts, including 20% off one full-price item and 20% off one REI Outlet item using coupon code ANNIV24. We’ve done our homework and put together this list of the deals we’re most excited about. It only comes once a year so be sure to stock up and kit out during our favorite sale of the season!

Photo credit: Casey Handley (CleverHiker.com)

REI Membership

If you’ve been using your parents’ or dog’s membership until now, no worries! You can snag a lifetime membership for $30 at checkout and be eligible for the 20% off coupon – it pays for itself with one big purchase and comes with a boatload of valuable extras for the outdoors enthusiast. Here’s why we love it:

  • Knowledgeable & friendly staff – We always have an awesome experience with the sales and customer service staff. They’re friendly and helpful, and they really know their stuff!
  • Save money – There are so many benefits to membership, but some of our favorites include access to 20% off coupons a few times a year, 10% dividend back on full-price purchases (usually distributed in March of the following year), and discounts on REI Adventures and in-store classes.
  • Get store credit at Re / Supply – Members can trade in lightly used gear for an upgrade and get store credit in exchange. See what your old gear is worth!
  • REI brand products are a great value – The REI brand typically strikes a solid balance between quality and cost. Our list below has quite a few so check ’em out.
  • An excellent return policy – If you make a purchase and it doesn’t quite work out the way you were expecting, you have a full year to return or exchange items.
  • REI carries some niche ultralight brands – The company is now stocking formerly cottage industry brands such as Hyperlite Mountain Gear, as well as upgrading many of their REI brand product lines to focus on fast and light gear.

Tents

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REI Brand Tents, Footprints & Accessories – 30% OFF

Stock image of REI Half Dome SL 3+

REI brand tents are an excellent balance of quality and affordability. The REI Half Dome SL 2+ will do the trick for most people. Its spacious dimensions, generous peak height, and large double doors make this one of the most comfortable 2-person tents out there. It’s also a great value for those who need a dual-purpose option for backpacking and car camping.

The REI Trailmade 2 is another one of our favorites. It’s smaller than the Half Dome but its durable, freestanding design is super easy to set up and take down. The footprint comes included and best of all, it’s an affordable option that will serve you well season after season. Both of these REI tents earn spots on our list of the Best Backpacking Tents.

Big Agnes Tents & Footprints – 30% OFF

Stock image of Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL2

We have to admit, we are pretty pumped about this one. Big Agnes has been setting the standard for quality, lightweight backpacking tents for years now. The Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL2 is one of our absolute favorites. It’s an exceptional, freestanding tent that’s perfect for backpacking. It has two large double doors, plenty of pockets, and vestibules that pitch into awnings with the help of a pair of trekking poles.

The Big Agnes Tiger Wall UL2 Solution-Dye is an ultralight dream. With a packaged weight of 2.5 pounds, for our money, there’s no better lightweight semi-freestanding tent out there. It has a generous brow pole for extra interior space and more storage pockets than most in its class. Both of these Big Agnes models take top spots on our list of the Best Backpacking Tents.

Mountain Hardwear Tents & Footprints – 40% OFF

Stock image of Mountain Hardwear Mineral King 3

The Mountain Hardwear Mineral King 3 is a high-quality and durable camping tent for two. At just over seven pounds, it’s heavier than most folks would want for a backpacking tent, but it’s great for a weekend of car camping. It has plenty of pockets, is easy and intuitive to pitch, and its pre-bent poles create tons of interior space for those who want to catch up on their R&R at the campground. The Mineral King is among our favorites on our Best Camping Tents list.

Sleep Systems

A hiker sitting in an REI Magma 15 sleeping bag looking off at distant sunset and cascading mountain peaks

All REI Brand Sleeping Bags, Sleeping Pads & Accessories – 30% Off

Stock photo of the REI Magma 15 Sleeping Bag with a white background

We love the REI Magma 15. This sleeping bag has an unrivaled combination of weight and warmth at a slightly lower price than comparable options. It comes in a wide range of sizes so almost everyone can find the right fit. If you want one sleeping bag that will work for most of the year, the Magma 15 is an excellent choice. If most of your backpacking trips are during summer or you’re a warm sleeper, the REI Magma 30 is perfect for keeping pack weight to a minimum. The Magma bags make our list of the Best Backpacking Sleeping Bags.

All NEMO Sleeping Bags, Sleeping Pads & Pillows – 25% Off

Stock photo of the NEMO Disco 15 sleeping bag with a white background

There are so many great options to choose from when it comes to NEMO sleep systems but for our money, we’d snag the NEMO Disco 15 Endless Promise bag. It’s extra wide and comfy and has a generous down collar and draft tube to keep cold at bay. It’s made of fully recyclable materials and its pillow pocket and stash pocket are those nice little comfort features we’ve come to expect from NEMO over the years. This bag ranks on our list of the Best Sleeping Bags and we think it’s worth a look.

If you want to upgrade your pad as well, you can’t go wrong with the NEMO Tensor Trail. This ultralight, rectangular pad has above-average comfort and importantly remains surprisingly quiet even if you toss and turn. It’s durable for the weight and inflates and deflates quickly. It’s an award winner on our list of the Best Backpacking Sleeping Pads.

To round out your sleep system, we recommend the NEMO Fillo. This comfy and durable air-foam hybrid pillow will have you sleeping like a baby. It provides excellent head and neck support and is machine washable so you can get it ready for the next go around without too much hassle. It’s one of our picks in our guide to the Best Backpacking & Camping Pillows.

All HEST Sleeping Pads, Pillows & Accessories – 25% Off

Stock image of HEST Foamy - Wide

For a camping mattress that’ll make you feel like royalty, look no further than the Hest Foamy. It’s warm and extremely comfortable. The wide version is also super spacious if you want to lay in luxury. Unlike inflatables, there’s barely any setup time and its top-tier build quality makes it an excellent choice for the car camper who wants to go big on the zzzs. It’s one of our favorites on our list of the Best Camping Mattresses.

Backpacks

A hiker unclipping the top of lid of the Gregory Paragon 58 backpack with a Grand Canyon view in the background

Osprey Atomos AG & Aura AG Packs – 25% Off

Stock image of Osprey Atmos AG 65

The Osprey Atmos AG 65 (men’s) & Aura AG 65 (women’s) packs hold up to 50 pounds and they are our favorites for carrying heavier loads. They have a breathable and well-padded back for cooling comfort, even on hot days, and the sturdy frame transfers weight well to hips. The pocket configuration is excellent and the water bottle holders are super easy to access. Take a look at these packs in our guide to the Best Backpacking Backpacks.

REI Brand Packs – 30% Off

REI has a plethora of comfortable, durable, affordable backpacking packs. However, if we could only choose one, we’d go with the REI Flash 55 (men’s / women’s). This bag is lightweight and has excellent organizational features. It also has a unique modular design that allows you to remove some components to lighten your load even more. It truly is one of the best, not just for its price point, but for any weekend adventure where you can expect to carry 30 pounds or less. Give it a look on our list of the Best Backpacking Backpacks.

All CamelBak Hydration Packs, Reservoirs & Accessories – 25% Off

Stock image of CamelBak Hydrobak Light

CamelBak makes a wide variety of hydration systems and accessories for any outdoor adventure. Our favorite is the ultralight CamelBak Hydrobak Light. It’s a sleek, minimalist hydration pack that’s comfortable and easy to move in. It’s primarily intended to carry water and has very little gear capacity, so it’s best for short outings. The included 1.5-Liter Crux Hydration Reservoir is easy to clean due to its wide-mouth opening, and the large handle makes filling up hassle-free. Read about it on our list of the Best Hydration Backpacks.

Footwear

A torso down view of a hiker hiking on a trail in the Grand Canyon

Salomon X Ultra 4 Hiking Shoes & Boots – 25% Off

Salomon makes some of our favorite hiking footwear, and their X Ultra 4 shoes (men’s / women’s) and boots (men’s / women’s) are among the best in the lineup. They’re comfy, lightweight, and durable, so we highly recommend them for hikers wanting a happy medium between trail runners and boots. The X Ultra line has been near the top of our lists of the Best Hiking Boots for Men / Women and Best Hiking Shoes for Men / Women for years.

Salomon Quest 4 GTX – 25% Off

Black and grey hiking boot

The Salomon Quest 4 GTX (men’s / women’s) offer some of the most robust ankle support of any boot on our Best Hiking Boots for Men / Women lists, making them a great choice for anyone who needs maximum stability. In combination with its supportive design, the durable materials and aggressive traction will keep you moving confidently on the most rugged terrain.

All Saucony Footwear – 30% Off

Stock photo of the Saucony Peregrine 14

Saucony makes solid trail runners. In fact, we’ve hiked thousands of miles in Saucony Peregrines (men’s / women’s), and they’re some of our favorites due to their exceptional traction and lightweight and breathable mesh uppers. Your feet will stay comfortable while covering serious distance on trail and they even come in an REI special edition (men’s / women’s). The Peregrine 14s rank highly on our lists of the Best Hiking Shoes for Men / Women and Best Trail Running Shoes for Men / Women.

All KEEN Footwear – 25% Off

Stock image of KEEN Targhee IV

For us, KEEN is synonymous with quality hiking footwear. If you need a pair with a little extra wiggle room in the toe, the KEEN Targhee IV boots (men’s / women’s) are just what you need. They’re built with a wide toe box and they require very little break-in to achieve a comfy fit. We love the boots for their ankle support and the Targhee IV shoes (men’s / women’s) for less bulk. Check them out on our lists of the Best Hiking Boots for Men / Women and Best Hiking Shoes for Men / Women.

All La Sportiva Footwear – 25% Off

Stock image of La Sportiva Bushido III

La Sportiva makes a plethora of high-quality hiking, running, and climbing shoes. The La Sportiva Bushido III trail running shoes (men’s / women’s) have awesome traction and feel very stable on rough terrain. The Nucleo High II GTX (men’s / women’s) boots are super comfy, and they’re exceptionally lightweight for how rugged they are. This footwear makes our lists of Best Hiking Boots for Men / Women and Best Trail Running Shoes for Men / Women.

All Chaco Z Sandals – 25% Off

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If you need some new footwear for water crossings or are considering becoming a sandals-hiker, the Chaco Z/1 Classic (men’s / women’s) is where you should start your search. They’re adjustable to fit a wide range of foot shapes, super durable, and pleasantly supportive. The Z/2 Classics (men’s / women’s) come with an extra loop around the toe for a more dialed-in fit.

The Chaco Z/Clouds (men’s / women’s) are not far behind in our book. These sandals are great for those who just need a squishier sole. Both the Z/1 Classics and Z/Clouds earn high marks in our guides to the Best Hiking Sandals for Men and Women.

Socks

Photo of a person in a tent with their feet in socks. Socks are framed in the open tent door in front of a beautiful lake/mountain sunset
PHOTO CREDIT: HEATHER ELDRIDGE (CLEVERHIKER.COM)

All Smartwool Socks – 25% Off

Stock image of Smartwool Performance Hike Light Cushion Crew Socks - Men's

If you hike as much as we do, you know how important it is to have quality socks. Smartwool socks are warm, well-made, durable, and have padding in all the right places to keep your feet dry and happy. Though you really can’t go wrong, our favorite model from our Best Hiking Socks Guide is the Performance Hike Light Crew (men’s / women’s).

All REI Hiking Socks – 30% Off

Stock image of REI Merino Lightweight Crew Hiking Socks

Already an REI brand enthusiast? Then you’ll love the Merino Lightweight Crew Hiking Socks. They have a reinforced heel and toe and provide all of the warmth and comfort as their more expensive counterparts. You can find them nestled among other top-notch tootsie covers on our list of the Best Hiking Socks. And if you want something heavier, REI has you covered there too.

Clothing

A hiker scrambling down some rocks in a desert scene
Photo credit: Casey Handley (CleverHiker.com)

All REI Brand Clothing – 30% Off

Stock image of REI Rainier

So much quality clothing, so little time. The REI Rainier (men’s / women’s) is one of our favorite budget rain jackets. It performs well in wet weather, has pit zips to dump heat when you start to feel clammy, and the deep zippered handwarmer pockets are great for stashing valuables that need to stay dry. It’s relatively lightweight and packs up into itself for easy carrying. We love it on our list of the Best Rain Jackets.

For your bottom half, REI’s Sahara Convertibles (men’s / women’s) are one of our top low(ish)-cost pairs of hiking pants. They’re breathable, have many pockets, and are easy to convert to shorts when the temps start to climb. We also love the inclusive sizing. Learn more about them in our guides to the Best Hiking Pants for Men and Women.

All Cotopaxi Clothing – 25% Off

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For clothing as colorful as your personality, look no further than Cotopaxi’s lineup of standout pieces. We love the Cotopaxi Fuego Hooded (men’s / women’s) layerability, quality for the price, and durable water repellent finish. It has practical hem adjustments and has enough fill weight to keep you cozy while still packing down small into its own pocket. It easily makes it into our guide to the Best Down Jackets.

If you need even more wind protection, the Cotopaxi Teca Half-Zip Windbreaker (men’s / women’s) is a great piece to add over the top of your down jacket. It’s lightweight, packable, and easy to slip on over a base layer or a heavier jacket. And its style meets its performance with several vibrant colorways to choose from. See why we love it on our list of the Best Windbreakers.

All Mountain Hardwear Clothing – 25% Off

Mountain Hardwear makes technical, high-performance clothing for the big-time trekker. One of our absolute favorite pieces of all time (yep, that’s right) is the Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer/2 Down Hoodie (men’s / women’s). This incredibly lightweight jacket is also incredibly warm. Its ripstop nylon shell blocks wind better than any fleece we’ve ever tried and it packs down super small so there’s no reason not to bring it everywhere. Learn more about it on our list of the Best Down Jackets.

To complete your layering system, we also love the Mountain Hardwear Stretch Ozonic rain jacket (men’s / women’s). This waterproof outer layer is also stretchy and comfortable. The quieter fabric lets us enjoy the sounds of nature around us and the chest pocket and handwarmer pockets. provide ample storage for the small items that need to be shielded from the elements. Read about why it’s one of our favorites in our Best Rain Jackets guide.

Prana Stretch Zion Pants & Shorts – 25% Off

PrAna makes quality stretch clothing for high-mobility activities. We are especially fans of the PrAna Stretch Zion II pants. The nylon/elastane blend is comfortable and functional and this pair comes with plenty of pockets for storing snacks, keys, and other small items. We appreciate the built-in belt to help dial in the fit and the stitching is sewn to last. For all these reasons and more, they easily earn a spot on our list of the Best Hiking Pants for Men.

Kuhl Deceptr Pants – 30% Off

The KUHL Deceptr hiking pants are a solid deal with this discount. Their high elastane content makes them ultra-stretchy but their slim fit and minimalist aesthetic mean they look good too. These comfortable pants are great for a day on the trail from sun up to sun down. We like them so much that they make it in our guide to the Best Hiking Pants for Men, in part because they work in town too.

All Prana Halle Bottoms (Women’s) – 25% Off

Stock image of PrAna Halle II pants

The PrAna Halle II pants are a durable option with a classic fit. The articulated knees make them easy to move in and they come in a wide range of sizes so there’s a pair for almost everybody. The variety of handwarmer and rear pockets is somewhat of a rarity with women’s pants and the roll-up snaps are at a practical height for getting a little breeze on your lower legs if you start to overheat. Take a look at our list of Hiking Pants for Women to learn more about why they are one of our favorites.

All Outdoor Research Clothing – 25% Off

Stock image of Outdoor Research Helium

Outdoor Research products make it on a lot of our lists. But if we are forced to narrow it down, we really like the ultralight OR Helium rain jacket (men’s / women’s) for its light weight and packability on longer treks. And for a burlier option, the OR Foray II (men’s) and Aspire II (women’s) have unrivaled ventilation paired with quality construction. All of them make our list of the Best Rain Jackets. And if you want your lowers to match, Outdoor Research has you covered with the Helium pants as well.

Other Gear

A hiker drinking from a pink Hydro Flash with the Columbia River Gorge in the background
Photo Credit: Heather Eldridge (CLeverHiker.com)

All Coleman Stoves – 25% Off

Stock image of Coleman Cascade 3-in-1 Camp Stove

Gathering ’round the campsite dinner table with friends and family is one of car camping’s great joys. The Coleman Cascade 3-in-1 is what we take with us when we need a heavy-duty, durable multi-flame setup for a group. It has a higher BTU output than most comparable stoves and its cast iron cooking surfaces create an evenly heated cooking surface for ultimate control. It’s one of our favorites on our list of the Best Camping Stoves.

All Hydro Flask Drinkware – 25% Off

Hydro Flask is known for top-notch insulation, eye-catching color, and excellent accessories. We’ve used a bunch of different Hydro Flask products, and it’s hard to pick a favorite, but we’re particular fans of the 32 oz. Wide Mouth Vacuum Bottle and the Lightweight Wide Mouth Vacuum. Check out our Best Water Bottles list to see more about our favorite Hydro Flask bottles and accessories.

All REI Flexlite Chairs – 30% Off

REI Flexlite Air Backpacking Chair

Backpacking chairs can be great for short casual trips, and of course, we love using camp chairs for frontcountry camping, events, and travel. Weighing in at one pound, the REI Flexlite Air is comfortable, sturdy, and packs down very small, making it an excellent choice for those on the go. We love it so much, it earns a top spot on our Best Backpacking Chairs list.

All Black Diamond Headlamps – 25% Off

All Black Diamond headlamps are on sale, but the Black Diamond Spot 400-R is our favorite and is a top pick from our Best Headlamps list. It’s sleek, comfortable, and stays the brightest for the longest out of any of the headlamps we tested. We highly recommend this rechargeable, feature-rich, high-quality headlamp and we think its price point makes it a solid value since you never have to buy disposable batteries.

All Black Diamond Trekking Poles – 25% Off

Stock image of Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z

Black Diamond makes several of our favorite trekking poles. At only 10 ounces, the Distance Carbon Zs still maintain a durable, comfortable, and convenient build. They have a folding Z-pole design which allows them to break down to a small size for easy storage. If you’re after something sturdier, the Alpine Carbon Corks have comfy cork handles and are exceptionally durable – some members of our team have put almost 10,000 miles on theirs.

Garmin InReach Mini 2 – $100 Off

Garmin InReach Mini 2

If you’ve been saving your lunch money for a personal locator beacon of your own, now’s a great time to buy. The Garmin InReach Mini 2 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. Backcountry safety is so in right now.

Garmin Fenix Series Watches – $200 Off

Garmin Fenix 7 GPS Watch

If you want to score one of Garmin’s top-notch GPS watches at a discount, now is the time. The latest Fenix watches are the crown jewel of their lineup. The base model, the Fenix 7 Multisport 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.

All ENO Hammocks, Stands & Accessories – 25% Off

Stock image of ENO DoubleNest Hammock

ENO makes a variety of hammocks and suspension systems. At the top of this list is the Doublenest Hammock. It’s roomy and tough enough to fit two people comfortably, so it’s awesome for lounging around camp with a pal. It comes in a bunch of fun color combinations for showing off your personal style, and it’s incredibly easy to set up using the included carabiners. If you’re hammocking solo, the SingleNest may be all you need. These hammocks can be found on our Best Hammocks list.

A backpacker relaxing in a red Eno Ultralight Sub6 hammock near a mountain lake in the Enchantments
Photo credit: Dave Collins (CleverHiker.com)

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