The Best Outdoor Gear Deals In The REI Anniversary Sale [2023]

These are the deals on our highest-rated products over the past year!


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Every year around Memorial Day, REI Co-op has its biggest sale of the year offering discounts of up to 30% OFF outdoor adventure gear.

This year’s REI Anniversary Sale is on between May 19 and May 29, 2023, so if there’s outdoor gear, including large toys such as bikes and kayaks, that you’ve had your eye on then now is the time to do it.

Read on for our handpicked top deals you shouldn’t miss out on in this year’s REI anniversary sale!

Benefits of being an REI Co-op member – Before you buy with REI, consider becoming a member for extra benefits.

In the REI Anniversary sale, REI Co-op members save 20% on one full-price item and an extra 20% on one REI Outlet item. This is reason alone to sign up – you’ll get your lifetime membership fee instantly covered once you spend more than $150 in eligible items covered by this offer – not to mention that REI membership entitles you to other benefits, including:

  • a member dividend of 10% back on what you spend, in spring each year
  • access to exclusive member-only events and sales on new and used gear
  • 20% of in-store services such as bike and snow gear servicing
  • 33% off gear rentals.

To learn more about REI’s values, what they do, and what makes them different, and see the full list of benefits, click the button below for more details (you can also sign up here – it’s worth it we promise!):

How to spend your 20% OFF REI Member coupon

Here are our top recommendations for gear that’s not generally discounted in the REI sale which you can still get 20% off on with your member coupon!

These are all Trail & Kale Editor’s Choice winners that we’ve tested, reviewed and loved here at T&K and you can get 20% off one of them if you use your member coupon during the sale, which you can spend by using the code: ANNIV23 at checkout!

Salomon Ultra Glide 2 Trail Running Shoes

On Cloudmonster Road Running Shoes

Olukai Ohana Sandals

Shop all Coupon-Eligible products and all Coupon-Eligible Outlet products.

REI Anniversary Sale Highlights (up to 30% off deals!)

Garmin Fenix 7 GPS Running Multisport watch Best GPS Running Watches

$200 Off Garmin Epix and Fenix Watches

T&K pick: Garmin Fenix 7S was $700 sale price $499.99

The Garmin Fenix 7 ranks as our best GPS watch for running, and right now it’s also high up on our list of favorite REI Anniversary sale offers as you can get $200 off this and other Garmin Fenix and Epix multisport watches!

This Garmin watch blows the competition out of the water when it comes to navigation features and general useability, so if you’ve been holding off getting one (because they are understandably costly) then this discount may make now a great time for you to pick one up for less.

salomon quest 4d 3 gtx hiking boots 1

25% Off Salomon Running Shoes & Hiking Boots

T&K pick: Salomon Quest 4 GTX boots was $230 sale price $172.49

With 25% off Salomon running shoes and hiking footwear in the REI Anniversary sale, now’s a great time to gear up with some new trail running shoes or hiking boots in preparation for those summer trail adventures!

25% off Salomon hiking boots includes the highly-rated Quest 4 GTX boots (as featured on our hiking boots buyer’s guide) which are ideal for backpacking and support you even when carrying a heavy pack over gnarly terrain.

REI Swiftland Womens Running Shorts REI Running Gear

30% Off REI Swiftland Men’s & Women’s Running Apparel

T&K pick: Swiftland Women’s Run Shorts was $54.95 sale price $38.39

Already a great deal for quality running apparel and accessories, REI Co-op brand Swiftland range is 30% off in the 2023 REI Anniversary Sale.

This includes men’s and women’s running shirts, vests and shorts, as well as accessories including sweat-wicking caps and gaiters for your running shoes.

Don’t miss out on these huge deals on this great running gear. In fact – there’s so much REI Co-op branded gear in this years’ sale with 30% off, head over to this page to check out everything else that’s on offer!

Learn more about REI’s Swiftland running gear and Trailmade hiking gear.

Janji Running Caps and Apparel Discounted in REI Anniversary Sale Trail and Kale

25% Off All Janji Running Gear

T&K pick: AFO Hyperlight Cap was $38 sale price $28.49

All Janji running apparel and accessories has 25% off in this year’s REI Anniversary sale!

As well as they’re great range of men’s and women’s running apparel, if you’re a fan of Janji’s flip-brim running hats like Trail & Kale founder Alastair, you can grab yourself a hat (or two) with 25% off, too!

Garmin Inreach Mini 2 Best Satellite Communicators Messengers Trail and Kale

$50 Off Garmin InReach Mini 2

InReach Mini 2 was $400 sale price $349.99

This compact Garmin satellite communicator features on our satellite messengers buyer’s guide and is widely popular with people who spend time in the backcountry and on adventures such as skiing, hiking and paddling trips.

It’s popular because it’s small, lightweight and known for being reliable as a satellite messenger which you can use when there’s no phone signal and you need to stay in touch with friends and family back home, or communicate with first responders in the case of an emergency.

The Garmin InReach Mini 2 normally costs $400, so $50 off is a huge (and rare) discount and worth taking advantage of if you’ve been thinking of getting one for some time!

Learn more about its features and what it’s like to use in our in-depth Garmin InReach Mini 2 review.

Gregory Paragon 48 Backpack Best Packs for Backpacking Trail and Kale

25% Off Gregory Backpacks

T&K pick: Gregory Paragon 48 (men’s) & Maven 45 (women’s) was $229.95 sale price $172.39

These Gregory packs are a sleek choice for short backpacking trips and overnighters where you need to carry more than a daypack but don’t need all the volume of a 60+ liter pack – or the temptation to fill a larger pack with more weight than you really need.

The Paragon and Maven backpacks (men’s and women’s respectively) are feature-packed, including full-length side-loading access, thoughtful additional features such as a bungee to hold sunglasses, and easy-to-access mesh pockets on the side for stashing a water bottle or other essentials.

Deuter Kid Comfort Active SL Child Carrier Womens Best Gifts For Adventurous Moms

25% Off Deuter Kid Comfort Child Carriers

T&K pick: Kid Comfort Active SL was $275 sale price $206.19

This Deuter backpack child carrier comes in fits for both men and women, is super lightweight, weighs less than 6lb and has tons of thoughtful features, including easily-adjustable torso, shoulder and waist straps, and a cushion, removable stirrups and easy fit adjustments for their precious cargo.

With a weight capacity of 48lb in total, this kid carrier should last many miles of hiking adventures.

REI Co op Cycles E1 1 Electric Bike REI sale

20% Off Co-op Cycles Bikes and e-Bikes

T&K pick: Generation e1.1 Electric Bike was $1499 sale price $1198.99

Rarely discounted, REI is offering members 20% off select e-bikes and nonelectric bicycles in this year’s sale.

The Co-op Cycles Generation e1.1 electric bike, pictured, is included in the sale – that’s $300 off the regular price! This popular e-bike has 5 modes of pedal-assist power (great for getting up those hills) up to 20mph, those ever-popular wide tires and a stable, comfy ride.

KEEN Newport H2 water hiking sandals with toe protection

25% Off All KEEN Footwear

T&K pick: Keen Newport H2 was $129.95 sale price $97.39

A must for summer in and around the water, KEEN’s most popular hiking sandals and water shoes have 25% off in this year’s Anniversary sale, including the Astoria West and Newport H2 styles.

Also, if you’re in the market for a new pair of hiking boots or shoes, there’s 25% off these, too. Our top recommendation for hot summer hikes where breathability is important? KEEN’s Targhee Vent Mid hiking boots.

Biolite Firepit discount in REI sale

25% Off All Biolite Lighting & Camp Cooking Gear

T&K pick: Biolite Firepit+ was $299.95 sale price $224.89

One of our favorite camping and backyard leisure items, you can pick up a portable Biolite Firepit + with 25% off in this year’s sale.

In fact, all Biolite lighting, campstoves and other camp gear have 25% off right now – including their excellent running headlamps like the Biolite Headlamp 425 (regular price $60, sale price $45).

To learn more about why we love this portable firepit, read our Biolite Firepit+ review, which has plenty of photos of it in action, as well as all the key features.

As the founder of Trail & Kale, and seasoned marathoner & ultrarunner, Alastair loves bringing our readers independent running shoe reviews and gear insights to help you run your best. Learn more about Trail & Kale here.


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