REI’s yearly Co-op Sale is here and we’ve handpicked the best trail running, hiking, fastpacking, backpacking, and camping gear deals just for you. So, if you’ve been waiting for the right time to buy some new trail gear, now is your chance, but be fast because Member Rewards Sales like the REI Co-op sale ends soon and product stock may not last until the end of the sale. In a nutshell, the REI Member Moment sale will get you 20% off eligible gear at the REI store (not just REI branded gear) and an extra 20% off one REI Outlet item. Keep reading to learn all about the REI Membership benefits and what it means to become an REI Member, including access to the REI Co-op Sale.
If you can’t find something already included in the sale, you can still save 20% on one full-priced item and an extra 20% on one REI Outlet item, by using coupon code MEMBER21 at checkout! You must be an REI member to take advantage of the code, but REI membership is only $20 for a lifetime and worth doing for the reasons outlined below.
REI members can follow these simple steps to save 20%:
- Step 1 – Put an eligible full-price item and/or one REI Outlet item in your cart. Exclusions apply. See terms & conditions here.
- Step 2 – Enter coupon code MEMBER21 in the Review and Pay section of checkout to get your discount through the end of the sale.
- Step 3 – Enjoy your new gear!
REI Membership Benefits: Discounts, Exclusive Gear, Dividends
We have been REI members since moving to the USA, and love that REI is a co-operative that invests in causes that we care so much about. The benefits of becoming an REI member for only $20 include:
- Every year you’ll receive a member dividend of 10% back on what you spend – You’ll see these returns in spring every year. This is effectively an extra 10% off every purchase.
- Gain access to member’s only exclusive gear – Every now and then you’ll see exclusive gear pop up that’s only available for purchase by REI members.
- Gain access to exclusive member-only events and sales – like the Member Moment sale in March/April.
- Influence the future of the company
- Play, learn and travel for less – When you become an REI member you’ll get special pricing on REI Outdoor School classes and events, rentals, bike and ski shop services, and REI Adventures trips. Please note that during the coronavirus outbreak ALL REI‘s physical stores are closed, and events, classes, and adventures are all canceled until further notice.
- Be part of a welcoming community – If you’re just getting into the outdoor scene then you’re lucky because newbies and hardcore adventurers alike belong to the REI co-op. Within the REI community, you can advance your skills, make friends, gear up and get outdoors.
- Support causes you care about – Each year, the REI co-op invests in the work of nonprofit partners who help hundreds of organizations improve outdoor access for all.
REI Membership Cost
Becoming an REI member only costs $20, and with that, your memberships will last for a lifetime.
To learn more about REI’s values, what they do and what makes them different, click HERE.
REI Co-op Sale: The Best Deals For Outdoor Enthusiasts
Trail Running & Fastpacking Deals at REI
Nike Pegasus Trail 2 –
$130 $104 (20% Off)
Grab the Nike Pegasus Trail 2 now with a 20% discount! Versatile enough for everyday training, the Nike Pegasus Trail 2 trail-running shoes deliver durability and responsiveness to runners, trail athletes and outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds.
REVIEWED HERE: Nike Trail 2 Review
On Cloudultra –
$180 $144 (20% Off)
Nail long runs, descents, and every other stretch of the trail with the On Cloudultra trail running shoes. They provide plentiful cushioning and protection while remaining pretty lightweight, keeping you nimble and comfortable for miles and miles. This is our favorite trail running shoe in the On Running range right now.
Nike Wildhorse 7 –
$130 $104 (20% Off)
Designed for days when you’re leaping over logs and splashing through puddles, the Nike Wildhorse 7 trail-running shoes help you move speedily and steadily on the trails.
La Sportiva Bushido II –
$130 $104 (20% Off)
Looking for that perfect combination of responsiveness, stability and comfort merged with durable protection and superb traction? La Sportiva’s Bushido II trail running shoes excel on technical terrain and it’s still one of our favorite trail running shoes.
REVIEWED HERE: La Sportiva Bushido II Review
BioLite HeadLamp 750 & 330 (Both 20% Off)
The BioLite HeadLamp 750 is our top pick right now on our best running headlamps buyer’s guide, and for good reason. The new burst mode button gives you an astonishingly bright 750 lumens at the tap of a button. The option to use pass-through charging gives hours of extra runtime – potentially days based on your power bank that you’re carrying.
The HeadLamp 750 is also very secure and very comfortable fit for running long distances. Its highly customizable beam modes and brightness settings are awesome too as they allow you to adjust the light perfectly for your current situation and as a result give yourself extended battery life. You’ll get 7 hour battery life in high-beam 500 lumens mode out of this headlamp, that’s impressive! It’s IPX4 Water resistant, easy to use with one button, even while wearing gloves in the winter and has a sweat-wicking headband. This headlamp is great value for money at even at $99.95, so he price of $79.96 at REI right now is an absolute bargain!
Read my reviews below for more details on what these headlamps are like for running with.
Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z Trail Running Poles –
$169.95 $135.96 (20% Off)
Engineered for those who like to travel fast, the Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z trekking poles help you cover ground more efficiently with their ultralight, collapsible, rapid-locking design. These top the charts of our Best Trail Running Poles Buyer’s Guide (link below).
RELATED READING: Best Trail Running Poles for Trail and Ultrarunners
REI Swiftland Hydro Hydration Vest –
$89.95 $71.96 (20% Off)
REI’s own-brand running hydration packs are already a great value way to carry water and other essentials on trail runs, and with 20% they are a downright bargain! The men’s and women’s-specific Swiftland Hydro packs are 5 litres in volume (plenty of space for all you need on long runs and lightweight day hikes) and come with a hydration bladder included.
Salomon Bonatti Waterproof Jacket –
$170 $136 (20% Off)
Made to handle the tough and gnarly, the men’s Salomon Bonatti waterproof jacket fends off the rain and follows your every move as you tackle mountainous terrain. Now is the best time to pick up this great jacket with a 20% discount.
Hiking & Backpacking Deals at REI
Salomon Quest 4D 3 GTX Hiking Boots –
$230 $184 (20% Off)
Get to your next campsite with dry, happy feet in the Salomon Quest 4D 3 GTX hiking boots. With technology designed to help reduce fatigue, they lend excellent support for your backpacking treks. They also ranked number 1 in our Best Waterproof Hiking Boots Buyer’s Guide (link below).
Weight (pair): 45 oz. (1276g)
Upper Construction: Nubuck leather/textile
Fit: True to size
RELATED READING: Best Waterproof Hiking Boots
REI Co-op Flash 22 Pack –
$54.95 $43.96 (20% Off)
This lightweight 22 liter, unisex day pack is perfect for a day hike or everyday use. It features breathable padded shoulder straps, a mesh back and side stash pockets for a water bottle and other quick-access essentials, and loops for strapping additional items to the outside, or you can use them to add compression to the backpack when partially-full.
Darn Tough Micro Crew Cushion Hiking Socks (save 10%)
Darn Tough uses a custom-count, shrink-treated merino wool that enhances comfort and durability for outdoor activities. Merino wool wicks away moisture and breathes to regulate temperature for outstanding comfort in a variety of conditions.
Darn Tough Hiker Micro Crew socks provide miles of comfort and durability—trail-tested on the Vermont Long Trail, these socks provide a high level of cushioned performance, reinforced heels and toes and elastic support around the arch, and hidden seams, which enhances comfort.
SAVE 10% WHEN YOU BUY 3 OR MORE PAIRS OF FULL‑PRICE SOCKS (Discount will be applied when you check out. Offer not valid for sale-price items ending in $._3 or $._9. )
Camping Deals at REI
REI Co-Op Flexlite Camping Chair –
$59.95 $47.96 (20% Off)
One of REI’s best sellers, this lightweight, folding camping chair has an aluminium frame and is made of water-repellant, abrasion-resistant bluesign-approved materials.
REI Co-Op Flash Air 2 Tent –
$299 $239.20 (20% Off)
The REI Co-op Flash Air 2 tent is REI’s lightest 2-person tent. You can pitch it with its own poles—or use your trekking poles—and at under 2 lbs., you barely know it’s in your pack.
Solo Stove Bonfire Fire Pit –
$300 $240 (20% Off)
This attractive portable fire pit delivers a hot, efficient fire in a clean, stainless steel package. The Solo Stove Bonfire minimizes on smoke and is designed to keep the fire centered and even. It has an ash pan to collect loose ash and shield heat from the ground.
Jetboil Flash Cooking System –
$109.95 $87.96 (20% Off)
We love the Jetboil stove series, and the Flash is a top-seller. This portable cooking stove boils water in 100 seconds, and you can use it for anything from boiling water to disinfect it, melting snow, or making morning coffee.
I hope this list helped you pick out the best products that you needed for your next trail adventure. These products are all gear that we love to use ourselves, and with these discounts I think this list shows how awesome REI Membership benefits can be.