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REI’s Gear Up Get Out Sale 2019: Top 20 Deals For Trail Runners & Hikers

This Gear Up Get Out Sale Guide is sponsored by REI

REI’s yearly Gear Up Get Out sale is here and we’ve handpicked the best trail running, fastpacking, hiking, backpacking, and camping gear deals just for you. With discounts of up to 30%, you won’t want to miss checking out this list of discounted gear. So, if you’ve been waiting for the right time to buy new trail 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 November 25th. Jump to the gear list, or keep reading to learn about the benefits of becoming an REI Member.

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 GEARUP2019 at checkout! You must be an REI member to take advantage of the code, but REI membership is only $20 for a lilfetime and so worth doing for the reasons outlined below.

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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. To learn more about REI’s values, what they do and what makes them different, click HERE.

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REI’s Gear Up Get Out Sale 2019: The 20 Best Deals For Adventure Lovers

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Trail Running & Fastpacking Gear Deals

1. Salomon Speedcross 5 GTX (20% OFF)

salomon speedcross 5 GTX best fastpacing gear guide trail and kale

The Salomon Speedcross 5 GTX is the latest waterproof edition to an extremely popular shoe amongst runners who love to get dirty on the trails. It’s a lightweight trail running shoe and offers a very aggressive grip on technical, soft trails. Your feet will stay dry as you run through puddles and snowfields, while the shoe’s internal temperature is well-regulated thanks to the breathable construction of the upper. This shoe offers lots of ankle and heel support too, which makes it a popular choice for hikers who don’t want the bulk of a traditional hiking boot. And finally, there’s Salomon’s brilliant Quicklace adjustment system that I love as it’s so fast and easy to do up and won’t ever come loose. Key details: Weight: 12.9 oz (365g) / Drop: 10mm / Cushion (0=responsive, 5=plush): 3/5 / Support: Neutral.


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The women’s version are also discounted by 20%:

Salomon Speedcross 5 GTX Women’s at REI.com

And… if you’ve been waiting to snap up the non-waterproof version at the end of year sales, it’s also available in REI’s Gear Up Get Out sale with a huge 25% discount: Salomon Speedcross 5 at REI.com


2. Salomon XA Pro 3D CS WP (25% OFF)

Salomon XA Pro 3D CS WP trail and kale

The Salomon XA PRO 3D CS WP trail running shoes have excellent durability, grip, fit and waterproof protection. Salomon’s impressive ClimaShield waterproof liners provide full-bootie waterproof protection, while the 3D Advanced Chassis delivers stability on the trails

The synthetic mesh uppers have some degree of breathable and comfortably wrap your insteps for lateral stability. Like the Speedcross 5 above, these shoes also feature Salomon’s Kevlar® Quicklace system which ensures a secure and customized fit—just pull, lock the toggle and tuck the excess laces into the pockets on the tongues. So effective and efficient!

NON-WATERPROOF VERSION: Salomon XA Pro 3D at REI (25% OFF)

Looking at the outsole, the XA Pro 3D CS WP uses Contagrip® which is made of a unique combination of rubber types for ideal grip on both wet and dry surfaces. And finally, the toe cap guards against bumps and abrasion on the trails.

Key details: Weight: 13.6 oz (385g) / Drop: 11mm / Cushion (0=responsive, 5=plush): 3/5.


3. Garmin Fenix 5X Plus Sapphire GPS Watch (20% OFF)

Garmin Fenix 5X Plus Sapphire GPS Watch trail and kale

The Garmin Fenix 5X Plus has a battery life of up to 32 hours during GPS mode, and up to 70 hours in UltraTrac™ mode, enough for most large ultramarathons, and many multi-day races. It also has a wrist-based Pulse Ox sensor that monitors blood oxygen saturation levels to support advanced sleep monitoring and altitude acclimation). There’s also an on-wrist heart rate monitor which is very accurate and more comfortable than a chest strap

The internal barometer provides accurate altitude/elevation tracking and weather tracking. When following a programmed course, you can set a real-time ‘ghost’ competitor which shows a marker on the watch to motivate you to keep up with it, this can even be your fastest time running that route, very cool. When navigating a course you can also see the route profile with elevation gained and elevation remaining. I love this for being able to quickly visualize how much climbing I have left to crank out.

The navigation features are excellent, and in my opinion, the best in class. High resolution, color TOPO maps featuring trend line popularity routing to help you find and follow the best paths. This is a fantastic feature that blows the competition away in terms of navigation. I love how easy it is to set up a course/route and then send it to the watch, ready for following during your run. Then when the route is displayed back to you on the watch, the detail is so incredible. I love to explore new routes/trails, so being able to see the trails lines on the watch map that you shouldn’t take, makes it so much easier to see the ones you should, hence reducing the chances of getting lost.

FEATURED IN: Best GPS Watches for Ultrarunning & Trail Running


4. Suunto 9 Baro GPS Watch (30% OFF)

Suunto 9 Baro GPS Watch Trail and kale

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.

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5. Garmin Forerunner 945 GPS Watch (17% OFF)

Garmin Forerunner 945

The Garmin Forerunner® 945 features an incredible battery life of up to 60 hours in UltraTrac™ mode which any ultrarunner will find impressive. Garmin also includes new incident detection (during select activities) and assistance which sends your real-time location to emergency contacts if necessary, this safety feature will be a huge selling point for many runners who worry about safety while out running.

The Forerunner 945 has an on-wrist heart rate monitor and more performance monitoring features including VO2 max and training status with adjustments for heat, altitude acclimation status, training load focus, recovery time, and aerobic and anaerobic training effects.

The navigation features are excellent, featuring high resolution, color TOPO maps featuring trend line popularity routing to help you find and follow the best paths. Garmin clearly dominates when it comes to navigation features. It’s so easy to set up a course/route and then send it to the watch, ready for following during your run. Then when the route is displayed back to you on the watch, the detail is incredible. I love to explore new routes/trails, so being able to see the trails lines on the watch map that you shouldn’t take, makes it so much easier to see the ones you should, hence reducing the chances of getting lost.

Other features include:

  • Barometric Altimeter for accurate altitude/elevation tracking and weather tracking.
  • Water-resistant to 50m (5 ATM)
  • Swim, Bike, Triathlon Features
  • Music
  • Garmin Connect software is very informative when displaying back your data, and it’s easy to use.

FEATURED IN: Best GPS Watches for Ultrarunning & Trail Running


6. Petzl NAO+ Headlamp (25% OFF)

Petzl NAO Headlamp best headlamp for trail running trail and kale

The Petzl NAO+ is a rechargeable headlamp that puts out a whopping 750 lumens, has multiple beam options, Bluetooth capabilities and automatic adjustment of the light intensity based on your needs.

Petzl NAO Headlamp battery best headlamp for trail running trail and kaleOnce set up with the free MyPetzl Light app, this headlamp is an excellent hands-off approach to sustainable lighting that’s effective and will last longer than most of the other options on the market (with respect to brightness output), 12 hours at 120 lumens, to be exact. If you need longer for a multi-day event, then I suggest buying an extra rechargeable battery which you can easily swap out when needed or look towards the Petzl Swift RL. The battery pack pictured above (to the right on desktop) attaches to the back of the headlamp which distributes the overall weight so that it’s not all towards the front, reducing the risk of ‘bounce’ and increasing the level of comfort. The battery pack also has a red flashing light on it for extra safety. Some mountain races require you to wear a red light so that you can be seen from behind, so having this feature built-in is great.

The MyPetzl Light app will also allow you to adjust beam patterns, burn time and brightness without ever needing to take the headlamp off your head. The app also shows the remaining burn time.

All these extra features though do come at the cost of a little extra weight, but the adjustable headband is comfortable and has an additional top strap for technical activities that will keep it steady and feeling comfortable during long runs. This is my top pick and the best headlamp for trail running.


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  • Weight with batteries: 6.5 oz.
  • Battery Life: High=1.5 / low=12 hours
  • Max Light Output: 750 lumens
  • Beam distance: High=140 / low=65 meters
  • Beam Type: Adjustable
  • Water-Resistance Rating: IPX4 (Is resistant to water splashes from any direction)

FEATURED IN: 5 Best Headlamps for Trail Running & Ultrarunning


7. Petzl Actik Core Headlamp (25% OFF)

Petzl Actik Core Headlamp best headlamp for trail running 2 trail and kale

The rechargeable Petzl Actik Core headlamp offers 350 lumens light output and mixed beam options. It’s ideal for running as well as other outdoor activities such as backpacking and mountaineering. It’s a great entry level headlamp that will perform for shorter runs. If you need an all-night solution, look toward the Petzl NAO+.

This headlamp comes equipped with a Core battery that is rechargeable via USB port but it’s also compatible with 3 standard AAA batteries (sold separately) without the need for an adapter. I also like that it offers wide and mixed beams with several lighting modes to meet the need for high-performance lighting for everything from cooking in camp to running at night. As well as these mixed beams, there’s red lighting too which preserves night vision and prevents blinding other members of your group.

It’s also very cleverly equipped with an emergency whistle for rescue situations, and the Actik Core can also withstand rain showers.

  • Weight with batteries: 2.9 oz.
  • Battery Life: High=2 hours / standard=7 hours
  • Max Light Output: 350 lumens
  • Beam distance: 95 meters
  • Beam Type: Adjustable / Flood
  • Water-Resistance Rating: IPX4 (Is resistant to water splashes from any direction)

FEATURED IN: 5 Best Headlamps for Trail Running & Ultrarunning


8. Leki Micro Vario Carbon Trekking Poles – Pair (25% OFF)

LEKI Micro Vario Carbon trekking Poles best trail running poles trail and kale

The LEKI Micro Vario Carbon Trekking Poles are made with an ultralight carbon construction and feature a collapsible folding design. They adjust within an 8-inch range, and also feature an extended grip that helps you take on steep pitches. Having a wider range of height adjustment does, however, mean a little extra weight if the size you require sits at the lower end because you’ll have extra hidden tubing that’s effectively deadweight.

RELATED POST: Trail Running With Poles: Benefits, Disadvantages And Advice

The handgrip features a comfortable foam material and secure strap to ensure a steady grip on the trail, while their carbide flex tips provide a reliable hold on the varying trail surfaces you’ll encounter as you run through the mountains. Weight: 16 oz. (pair).

FEATURED IN: 5 Best Trail Running Poles: For Ultrarunning & Hiking too!


9. Kahtoola MICROspikes Traction System (20% OFF)

kahtoola microspikes traction system trail and kaleThe 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 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.


10. Smartwool Liner Tech-Compatible Gloves (30% OFF)

 

Smartwool Liner Tech Compatible Gloves trail and kaleThe Smartwool Liner Gloves‘ touchscreen-friendly thumb and forefingers fly under the radar due to a special fabric that has been subtly woven. They are a very versatile glove that can be worn casually as well as while running/hiking. They are also thin enough to be worn as a liner inside a much hardier glove if you plan to be in extremely cold weather for very long periods of time, like ski-touring for example.

NOTE: These gloves are not intended for stand-alone use in extremely cold weather. If you intend to be running in extremely cold conditions then take a look at the Outdoor Research PL400 Sensor Gloves instead.

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Hiking & Backpacking Gear Deals

11. Adventure Medical Kits Ultralight/Watertight .7 Medical Kit (25% OFF)

Adventure Medical Kits Ultralight Watertight .7 Medical Kit trail and kalePared down to a weight-saving bare minimum, this Adventure Medical Ultralight/Watertight .7 medical kit comes with the most essential supplies for your trail adventures. Designed for life in the bottom of your pack in the hope that it will never be used, but with the reassurance that it’s always to hand if need be, the zippered ripstop silnylon outer bag has 2 inner DryFlex™ watertight pouches to ensure contents are kept clean and dry.


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Medical Kit contains:

  • Wound care items: 3 butterfly closure strips, 2 triple antibiotic ointments, 3 antiseptic wipes and 1 pair of nitrile gloves
  • Bandages: 8 sterile dressings, 2 non-adherent sterile dressings, 2 conforming gauze bandages, 5 adhesive bandages and 3 knuckle bandages, 10 yards adhesive tape, 1 elastic bandage, 11 precut and shaped moleskin pieces and 3 alcohol swabs
  • Medications: 6 ibuprofen, 2 aspirin, 2 antihistamine and 2 AfterBite® sting-relief wipes
  • Other equipment: splinter picker forceps, 3 safety pins and a 26 x 2 in. roll of duct tape

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Oh and if you hit the trails with your adventure dog as we do with Kepler, then you may want to have a medical kit for your furry friend too. The Adventure Medical Kits ADS Trail Dog First Aid Kit is discounted to 25% OFF right now. This kit includes an assortment of dressings, bandages, and tools like the splinter picker/tick remover to remove ticks, thorns, or those pesky fox tails from your dog’s paws and body.

NOTE: Safely administer first aid to your dog by first muzzling them with the included triangular bandage.

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12. Deuter Aircontact Lite 45 + 10 SL Pack – Women’s (25% OFF)

Deuter Aircontact Lite 45 10 SL Pack Womens trail and kale

Deuter’s lightweight and ventilated women’s Aircontact Lite 45 + 10 SL pack will have you tackling the trails in total comfort. It’s built tough to accompany you on a lifetime of adventures and has the capability of expanding from being a 45 liter pack to a 55 liter pack with its expandable collar on the main compartment.

The 3D Air Mesh on the back panel helps airflow in the region which reduces the chances of overheating and sweating. There are also shoulder straps and a hip belt. The top lid and lid straps are removable and there are two extra pockets on the hip belt. The back length can be adjusted too for full customization and a guaranteed comfortable fit. There are too many great features to list here so hop on over to the REI product page to learn more.


13. Osprey Exos 58 Pack – Men’s (25% OFF)

Osprey Exos 58 Pack Mens trail and kaleThe Osprey Exos 58 pack is light on the scale and super comfortable. This ultralight pack offers a ventilated suspension system that evenly distributes weight and provides a supportive fit for logging lots of miles on the trails. It comes in three different sizes S, M, and L, each of which offers a different storage capacity of 55, 58, and 61 liters respectively.

Like the women’s Deuter pack above you can remove the top lid, sleeping pad straps, and compression straps to further reduce the overall weight of the pack to only 2lbs 5.3oz. Osprey’s AirSpeed™ Suspension system helps to keep the weight off your back and also increase ventilation with a 4mm alloy frame and a shaped, tensioned breathable mesh back panel. This pack also has a trekking pole attachment so you can quickly stow your poles whenever you need your hands free.

This ultralight backpack has many more features, see the REI product page to learn more about it.


14. Salomon Quest 4D 3 GTX Hiking Boots – Men’s (25% OFF)

Salomon Quest 4D 3 GTX Hiking Boots trail and kale

The Quest 4D 3 GTX hiking boots utilize Salomon’s running shoe adapted technology, making them very comfortable for long backpacking treks. Their breathable seam-sealed Gore-Tex membranes provide excellent protection from water while at the same time allowing vapor to escape, helping to keep feet dry and cool. The Quest 4D 3 hiking boots also have much-improved stability and cushioning that their predecessors.

Salomon Quest 4D 3 GTX's new lug design
Salomon Quest 4D 3 GTX’s new lug design

The outsole has been given an overhaul with its new lug design for better traction across all terrains. One of the standout features though is the new 4D Advanced Chassis design which gives more forefoot flex for a much smoother ride while reducing strain on your feet.

The durable split suede leather and nylon mesh uppers offer great flexibility, breathability, and comfort. It’s not the lightest hiking boot on this list, but it certainly has everything else. Key details: Weight (pair): 45 oz. (1276g) / Upper Construction: Nubuck leather/textile / Fit: True to size.

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15. Merrell Ontario Mid Waterproof Hiking Boots – Men’s (20% OFF)

Merrell Ontario Mid Waterproof best waterproof hiking boots trail and kale

The Merrell Ontario Mid Waterproof is a hiking boot with modern tech and a traditional look. They are super comfortable and provide excellent traction with their sticky Vibram® outsoles, stable midsoles and waterproof leather upper. I often wear these boots because they look great for casual use but they also perform very well while hiking on serious trails.

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Merrell’s Select™ Dry membranes in the upper ensure a waterproof exterior and breathable performance by wicking sweat away from your feet to keep them cool. The Ontario Mid Waterproof boots use an antibacterial agent to reduce shoe odor for longer-lasting freshness, this is important if you’re going to be wearing them for long periods of time.

Key details: Weight (pair): 34 oz. (964g) / Outsole: Merrell is using Vibram® Megagrip™ which has 3mm lugs offering really good traction on the trails / Upper Construction: Full-grain leather / Fit: True to size.

FEATURED IN: 5 Best Waterproof Hiking Boots for Fall/Winter 2019/20


16. Patagonia Micro Puff Insulated Hoodie – Men’s (20% OFF)

Patagonia Micro Puff Insulated Hoodie Mens trail and kaleThe Patagonia Micro Puff insulated hoodie is packed with featherweight PlumaFill fibers that insulate even when damp. This is made for those who love the effectiveness of down but prefer the much more humane approach of using synthetic insulation instead. Another benefit of PlumaFill fibers over traditional down is that it works in damp climates too.

The Micro Puff uses a Pertex Quantum shell outer layer which is windproof and water repellent to deflect light rain and snow. It also only weighs 9.3 ounces and packs down tiny which makes it great for traveling with. This jacket is a favorite among many, for good reason!


17. Patagonia Micro Puff Insulated Hoodie – Women’s (20% OFF)

Patagonia Micro Puff Insulated Hoodie Womens trail and kale

For all the same reasons as the Men’s version of this jacket, the women’s Patagonia Micro Puff Insulated Hoodie is an REI Gear Up Get Out deal you can’t miss.


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18. 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 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!? ?

FEATURED IN: 5 Best Ultralight Backpacking Tents (2 Person) in 2019


19. Big Agnes Tiger Wall UL2 Tent (25% OFF)

Big Agnes Tiger Wall Platinum 2 ultralight backpacking tent 2 persons trail and kale

WeightSeasonsFloor Area
2.4 lbs. (1 kg)3-Season28 sq. ft.

At a packed weight of around 2lb 4oz / 1.02kg the Big Agnes Tiger Wall Platinum 2 tent is another great choice for fastpacking, it comes at a great price point too considering all the features. With ultralight materials and simple architecture, the Tiger Wall Platinum 2 tent is an ultralight overnight companion that’s quick and easy to set up in the dark, in a storm or by yourself.

This tent takes two-door tent life to a crazy light new level. Two doors, two vestibules, free-standing and with many extras found on most full-featured tents from Big Agnes – including pre-cut guylines, color-coded webbing, buckles and storage pockets. For weight-conscious backcountry thru-hikers (great for fastpacking too), this is a great overnight companion.

FEATURED IN: 5 Best Ultralight Backpacking Tents (2 Person) in 2019


20. REI Co-op Quarter Dome 2 Tent (30% OFF)

REI Co op Quarter Dome 2 Tent ultralight backpacking tent 2 persons trail and kale

WeightSeasonsFloor Area
3.12 lbs. (1.4kg)3-Season28.7 sq. ft.

The REI Co-op Quarter Dome 2 Tent has been completely redesigned with new architecture and lightweight, rugged materials. This very reasonably priced 2-person tent is a lightweight backpacking tent that’s sturdy enough for 3 seasons.

REI Co op Quarter Dome 2 Tent vestibule ultralight backpacking tent 2 persons trail and kaleI really like how there’s plenty of room in the fly vestibule to shelter all your gear from the bad weather while vertical sidewalls create spacious elbow room and provide a no-drip entryway too.
The fly itself is made from 15-denier ripstop nylon which minimizes weight while retaining strength; bear in mind that while this is the heaviest tent on this list, it’s an affordable option that’s still very lightweight relative to other tents.

Extra minimalism tip: A fly/footprint minimalist pitch option lets you leave the tent at home and use the fly, poles, and footprint (sold separately) as a lightweight shelter if you wish.

FEATURED IN: 5 Best Ultralight Backpacking Tents (2 Person) in 2019


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