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Labor Day Gift Ideas 2019: Best Deals for Trail Runners & Fastpackers

Labor Day Weekend is here and we have handpicked REI’s best trail running and fastpacking gear deals for you. With discounts of up to 30%, you won’t want to miss checking out this list of discounted trail running and fastpacking gear. So, if you’ve been waiting for the right time to buy new gear that we have written about, now is your chance, but be fast because as these bargains won’t be around for long (and the sale ends September 2nd!).

Benefits Of Being An REI Member

Before you buy with REI, consider becoming a member for extra benefits. We have been REI members since moving to the USA, and love that REI is a co-op and invests in causes that we care about. If you’re not familiar with REI, signing up for membership (only $20 for a lifetime) provides you with a member dividend of 10% back on what you spend, in spring each year, as well as access to exclusive member-only events and sales. To learn more about REI’s values, what they do and what makes them different, click HERE.

Become an REI Co-op Member

Also, if you’re planning an adventure or want to learn a new outdoor skill, local REI stores host a diverse range of training events, local and international trips, which is an awesome way to meet like-minded people in your area and skill-up for future adventures!

In no particular order, here are our favorite Labor Day Weekend trail running deals from REI.

GoPro HERO7 Black Camera (18% OFF)

gopro hero 7 black

The GoPro HERO7 Black is a fantastic camera for video and also photos. It’s very small which means you can take it everywhere with you and it’s rugged and waterproof so you won’t need to worry about breaking it while out running. It shoots in 4K at 60fps, nice for getting those high-quality slow-motion running videos and I love that you can send video live to your Facebook page too, how cool is that!! There’s also a built-in stabilizer, which does a fantastic job of creating smooth (non-jerky) footage while running. We use a GoPro for all the running films on our YouTube Channel.

Suunto 9 Baro GPS Watch (30% OFF)

suunto 9 baro

With up to 120 hours of continuous tracking, the Suunto 9 Baro GPS watch is built to last, so if you’re an ultra runner who is constantly looking for the next BIG adventure, this is the watch for you. It’s been tested to withstand extreme conditions, so you can boldly pursue your goals.

The Suunto 9 Baro features in our Best GPS Watches for Ultrarunning & Trail Running Gear Guide.

La Sportiva Bushido II Trail Running Shoes (25% OFF)

la sportiva bushido 2 review trail and mountain running trail and kale

The La Sportiva Bushido 2 is for those looking for a high performing trail shoe with the combination of responsiveness, stability, and comfort with excellent protection and impressive traction.

They provide enhanced cushioning while also providing a stable, lightweight, sticky and aggressive outsole. The performance and protection on technical terrain, is impressive, to say the least. This fantastic shoe also happens to sit at #2 on our Best Trail Running Shoes in 2019 (So far) Ultimate Buyers Guide.

Drop: 6mm / Weight: 10.5oz (298g) / Support Type: Neutral.

Full Review: La Sportiva Bushido 2 Review

La Sportiva Bushido II Trail Running Shoes (Women’s)

Biolite HeadLamp 330 (25% OFF)

Biolite Headlamp 330 best headlamp for trail running trail and kale

The BioLite Headlamp 330, as featured in our 5 Best Headlamps for Trail Running Guide has a really slim fit construction with a 9mm front profile and is hyper-lightweight at 2.43 oz., providing a bounce-free fit and experience while running or hiking.

Biolite Headlamp 330 best headlamp for trail running 2 trail and kaleThis really is an excellent headlamp but due to its shorter battery life of 3.5-hours at 330 lumens, I wouldn’t suggest taking it on an all-night ultramarathon but its perfect for night runs that don’t last longer than that.

The BioLite Headlamp 330 has multiple light modes too including dimmable spot, flood, spot+flood, red night vision, and strobe. It also uses a rechargeable battery that can be charged via micro USB for convenience.

  • Weight with batteries: 2.43 oz.
  • Battery Life: High=3.5 hrs / low=40 hrs
  • Max Light Output: 330 lumens
  • Beam distance: High=75 meters / low=16 meters
  • Beam Type: Flood / Spot
  • Water-Resistance Rating: IPX4 (Is resistant to water splashes from any direction)

Full Review: Biolite HeadLamp 330 Review

NEMO Hornet Elite 2 Tent (25% OFF)

NEMO Hornet Elite 2 Tent ultralight backpacking tent 2 persons trail and kale

WeightSeasonsFloor Area
2.3 lbs. (1 kg)3-Season27.3 sq. ft.

The NEMO Hornet Elite 2 tent, as featured in our 5 Best Ultralight Backpacking Tents Gear Guide, offers 3 seasons of ultralight shelter for 2 people and weighs in at 2 lbs. 3 ounces. The Hornet Elite 2 includes stakes, guyout cord, repair kit and Divvy™ stuff sack, which keeps tent components organized while making it easy to divide the load with a friend. NEMO is using their patent-pending Flybar™ pole clip to provide some extra space overhead for a more roomy feel, don’t expect a tardis though, it’s still a close-fitting two-person tent. There’s a smart Light Pocket™ overhead sleeve built-in which is made with light-diffusing fabric that turns your headlamp into a tent lantern, casting an even glow throughout the tent interior, a really nice touch! And finally, there’s a no-see-um mesh canopy that provides breathability and also a great view of the stars when the tent is pitched without the rainfly, how fun is that!? 🙂

REI Co-op Flash Carbon Running/Trekking Poles (30% OFF)

REI Co Op Flash Carbon trekking Poles best trail running poles trail and kale

The REI Co-op Flash Carbon trekking poles, as featured in our 5 Best Trail Running Poles Guide are ideal for quick-moving trips along troublesome trails. They are lightweight, easily adjustable in length and have versatile grips that fit a variety of hand positions.

Constructed with a 3-section design that offers just enough sturdiness, these poles collapse down rather than fold which means they don’t go as short in length when collapsed, check your hydration pack can carry these before purchasing. The handle grips are nice and light and are made from breathable EVA foam, while the adjustable wrist-straps help you control your poles. The REI Co-Op Flash Carbon is a great entry-level running pole.

Weight: 14.8 oz. (pair)

Jetboil MiniMo Cooking System (a huge 31% OFF)

Jetboil MiniMo Cooking System Labor Day Gift Ideas for Trail running and fastpacking

The Jetboil MiniMo Cooking System is an award-winning product which provides excellent simmer control and usability for making meals or hot drinks on fastpacking trips. It is lightweight, weighing in at 14 oz and packs down to 5 x 6 inches, so you can get away with having one in your pack when fastpacking, for the little luxury of a warm meal and morning tea/coffee. Other features include auto-ignition, and an integrated cooking pot, as with other Jetboil stoves.

Therm-a-Rest Hyperion 32 Down Sleeping Bag (23% OFF)

Therm a Rest Hyperion 32 Down Sleeping Bag Labor Day Gift Ideas for trail running and fastpacking
The Therm-a-Rest Hyperion 32 is a high-performance sleeping back that is lightweight and packs down small, ideal for fastpacking and other lightweight adventures. This Therm-a-Rest sleeping bag is temperature-rated down to 32 degrees F, so it’s perfect for any adventures where the temperature may go down to just above freezing at night. If you can handle packing one more item for a good night’s sleep, Therm-a-Rest’s NeoAir Uberlight sleeping pad is 2.5 inches thick, keeps you insulated and elevated from the ground, and weights only 8.8oz (or 6oz if you can get away with the ‘small’ size) – and it’s currently on sale at REI with a 25% discount.

Grayl Ultralight Water Purifier Bottle (25% OFF)

Grayl Ultralight Water Purifier Bottle

A method of storing and purifying water, the Grayl Ultralight Water Purifying Bottle is an accessory that’s so handy to have with you and is engineered to stand up to the harsh demands of international travel, outdoor adventure (backpacking, hiking, camping, fishing) and emergency situations.


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