REI’s annual Gear Up Get Out sale is here and we’ve handpicked the best hiking, backpacking, camping and snowsports gear deals for Trail and Kale readers. With discounts of up to 30% (and 40% for members!), you won’t want to miss checking out this list of discounted gear.
If you’ve been waiting for the right time to buy new outdoor adventure and winter sports gear that we have written about, now is a good time as there’s no such thing as an REI Black Friday sale because they choose to encourage their OptOutside ethos to encourage people to get outside. Many of the items we’ve reviewed or picked out in our buying guides over the last year are discounted in this REI November sale until the 22nd, and we expect popular items with the bigger discounts to sell out quickly. Jump to the gear list, or keep reading to learn about the benefits of becoming an REI Member.
Also, it’s worth noting that if you can’t find something already included in the REI sale, you can still save 20% on one full-priced item and an extra 20% on one outlet item, by using REI member coupon code GEARUP2021 at checkout! Also, for 2022, they are offering discounts of up to 40% on certain products – just for members, and we’ve handpicked our favorites from those deals, too. You must be an REI member to take advantage of the code and these additional discounted items, but REI membership is only $20 for a lifetime and so worth doing for the reasons outlined below. This Gear Up Get Out Sale Guide is sponsored by REI.
- Benefits of Being an REI Member
- REI Gear Up Get Out Discounts – our top picks in this REI sale
- REI Sale Gift Ideas – discounted gear under $75
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-operative that invests in causes that we care so much about.
If you’re not familiar with REI, signing up for a membership, which only costs $20 for a lifetime, provides you with a member dividend of 10% back on what you spend. You’ll see these returns in spring each year, as well as access to exclusive member-only events and sales, including exclusive REI member coupon codes like this November’s GEARUP2021. To learn more about REI’s values, what they do and what makes them different, click HERE.
REI Gear Up Get Out Discounts – Our Top Picks
1. All Garmin Fenix 6 GPS Watches [$200 OFF]
A fantastic deal and #1 on our list of favorite REI Gear Up Get Out offers is that you can get $200 off all Garmin Fenix 6 Series running GPS watches. The Fenix 6 Pro made it to the top of our list of the best GPS watches for running, including ultramarathon and fastpacking adventures – and in this year’s REI November sale it’s discounted to less than $500!
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 very expensive) then you can find it at REI with $200 off this week – check their inventory via the button below.
2. All Men’s and Women’s Cotopaxi Jackets, Fleeces and Vests [30% OFF]
Some of the biggest deals in this year’s REI GUGO sale for Thanksgiving week are on Cotopaxi warm layers – all of their men’s and women’s jackets, fleeces and vests have 30% off this year.
We’re loving the range of colors available for both the men’s and women’s styles, and the flattering fit of the Fuego jacket style (men’s version is pictured), which is filled with quality and very warm 800-fill power goose down.
These insulated jackets make great Christmas gifts, and are a great investment especially if you’re planning to spend time in ski resorts or being active in cold weather this winter.
3. All Women’s and Men’s REI Co-op Branded Down & Synthetic Insulated Jackets [30% OFF]
For more discounted puffy jackets (perfect for Fall/Winter and cold Spring weather), REI is also discounting their own REI Co-op branded jackets by 30%, which includes both responsibly-certified down and more cost-effective synthetic fill jackets made with recycled nylon.
As REI’s own brand outdoor apparel is already such great value, this means you can pick up some great quality warm insulated jackets for great prices.
As an example, the women’s insulated jacket, pictured (the ‘650 Down Jacket 2.0‘), normally costs $99.99 but with 30% off it costs around $70.
4. Solo Stove Bonfire Fire Pit & Stand
$350 $262.49 [25% OFF]
These Solo Stove Bonfires are awesome – smokeless and mesmerizing, and designed in such a way that you can even use them on heat-sensitive surfaces such as a wood deck.
Solo Stove Bonfires are wood-burning firepits that (when used with the included stand), collect their own ash and provide efficient heat, perfect for winter evenings at home or when camping.
With $87.50 off, this firepit & stand bundle is heavily discounted in this year’s REI Gear Up Get Out sale and one of the best deals around right now.
5. Garmin InReach Mini
$350 $300 [$50 OFF]
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 normally costs in the region of $350, so $50 off is a huge (and rare) discount and worth taking advantage of if you’ve been looking into investing in your own personal satellite tracker and communicator.
6. Smith Snow Helmets & Snow Goggles [20% OFF]
Whether you’re already a skier or snowboarder, or are looking to start either sport for the first time, then a good pair of goggles is one of the must-haves to take up the mountain. Pair that with a helmet, which in our opinion is also a must-have as an important piece of safety gear for snowsports (as well as helping to keep your head warm), and at least your head is ready to hit the slopes (scroll down for more skiing gear offers to help kit out the rest of you).
When you consider that Smith is one of the best in the market when it comes to snow helmets and goggles, and these items can be expensive at full retail price, now is a great opportunity to save a ton of cash with REI’s 20% off deal for Thanksgiving week.
7. All REI Co-op Brand Snowsports Jackets, Pants & Bibs [30% OFF]
While we’re on the subject of gearing up for skiing and snowboarding this winter, REI is offering a huge 30% off all REI Co-op Brand snowsports jackets, pants & bibs for women, men and kids. So if you need some new snow pants or a skiing jacket, or need to gear your kids up, this REI sale is a good time – especially as we’re just at the beginning of snow season, rather than having to wait until Spring to find discounted snow gear.
We’re loving the men’s and women’s Stormhenge insulated jackets, which are a two-in-one waterproof shell layer, with down insulated puffy jacket inside. These jackets are made using recycled materials and RDS-certified sustainable down, in a Fair Trade certified factory.
8. REI Flash Carbon Trekking Poles
$139 $97.29 [30% OFF]
REI’s own-branded trekking poles are all discounted by 30%, including the excellent Flash Carbon Trekking poles, which are normally $139 but are currently less than $100.
These lightweight, collapsible hiking poles are featured on our buyer’s guide to poles for trail and ultra running, and are a great option if you’re planning some mountain or very hilly trail running.
They’re also a great buy if you already enjoy trail or ultra running and want the additional support of a pair of lightweight carbon poles to help you safely cover all those miles!
9. Outdoor Research Hats, Gloves, Mittens & Gaiters [25% OFF]
All Outdoor Research hats, gloves, mittens and gaiters are in the REI GUGO sale this year, which is especially great if you’re looking for some winter sports accessories such as mittens or gloves to take to the mountains for snowsports, or, quite simply, clearing ice off your vehicle or home during winter when it’s freezing cold.
These Carbide Sensor Mittens, for example, are currently $86.25 (normally $115). These snow gloves are waterproof, windproof and breathable, with a leather palm, easily cinchable gauntlets and even a soft patch to wipe your nose with(!). They can be kept on while you operate a device such as your smartphone as the material on the forefingers and thumbs are touch-screen compatible.
REI Sale Gift Ideas For Under $75
I don’t know about you but we love giving warm layers and outdoor gear as Christmas and birthday gifts around this time of year – what better way to encourage someone outdoors than to make sure they’re staying warm and comfortable (and looking good) while doing it? Here are our top picks when it comes to festive Christmas-time gifts from REI’s GUGO sale.
10. Smartwool Clothing & Accessories for Women, Men & Kids [25% OFF]
The REI GUGO sale offers 25% off all Smartwool clothing and accessories! Smartwool are especially well known for their merino socks and baselayers, which can be worn layered under other winter or snowsports apparel, as well as on their own as a single, warm, sweat-wicking layer for active days.
Some of our favorite picks from the Smartwool gear available on sale at REI this week include this quarter-zip merino baselayer (pictured), and these traditional snowflake pattern socks, which would make a great Christmas gift!
11. Kahtoola Traction & Gaiters
$70 $55.89 [20% OFF]
The Kahtoola MICROspikes Traction System delivers unrivaled traction on snowy/icy winter trails with its twelve 3/8 in. hardened stainless-steel spikes per foot. They’re easy to use with almost any shoes and tough enough to handle any adventure you dare to take them on.
There are some mountain trail running races that require traction systems like these and due to their small size, I wouldn’t feel like I’m carrying deadweight with them in my race vest/hydration pack.
Also check out their Nanospikes system, which is more minimal and great for flat terrain, including walking on slippery surfaces in towns and cities during winter weather conditions.
12. MPOWERD Luci Solar Lantern + Power Bank
$54.95 $41.19 [25% OFF]
*REI Members deal*
These Luci solar lanterns have a built-in rechargeable lithium battery, and can last up to 50 hours on a single charge. These inflatable lanterns can be charged using their integrated solar panel, as well as using a USB cable, and are great to take anywhere!
Because they get their shape from being inflatable, you can collapse the lantern down to less than 1 inch thick when you need to stash it in a backpack, or for storage. They also feature straps, so you can hang them easily, and a two-way USB port that allows you to use the stored battery power to charge some mobile phones and other small devices.
13. REI Co-op Active Pursuits Full-Zip Hoodie for Men
$70 $48 [40% OFF]
*REI Members deal*
This men’s hoodie features two-way stretch, and a fleece lining that is warm but breathable, as well as cosy features such as thumb holes and a scuba neck. It also has zip up hand pockets and reflective details – useful for dark mornings and days outdoors.
With 40% off in this REI sale, this hoodie costs less than $50 and is a great deal as a gift or for yourself if you’re looking for some new warm layers this winter.
14. Smartwool PhD Run Ultra Light Socks
$16.95 $12.69 [25% OFF]
Who doesn’t love receiving brand-new quality sweat-wicking running socks for Christmas?
Smartwool makes these excellent warm men’s and women’s wool socks, designed for active pursuits such as running, hiking and backpacking. While they’re designed for being active outdoors, these socks are so comfortable to wear that it’s a treat to wear them for everyday activities, too.
15. ENO Doublenest and Singlenest Hammocks
$70 $52.39 [25% OFF]
Not just for camping, these ultra light, ultra packable single and double (two-person) hammocks from ENO make great gifts and are just as fun in a backyard or on a balcony as in the woods or at the beach.
This is one of the most popular two person hammocks out there, and comes in a range of great color options. To learn more about hammocks, have a read of our camping hammocks buyer’s guide next.