20% Off At REI, PLUS Membership Benefits For Runners

Our top picks on premium running gear to spend your 20% off REI member coupon in this year's sale - from 3/15 through 3/25


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REI’s annual member’s sale is a big one! The REI Member Coupon Moment sale, which is live from March 15 through March 25, 2024, is a great opportunity to buy current season running gear with 20% off, as well as picking up a deal on previous season gear from the REI Outlet!

THE DEAL: REI members save 20% on one full-priced item and an extra 20% on one REI Outlet item, by using coupon code MEMBER24 at checkout!

While you can spend your Member coupon on thousands of products at REI sitewide, we’ve handpicked some of our favorite current season running gear that is eligible for the Member Coupon 20% off deal – keep reading to see those recommendations, plus more details what it means to become an REI Member, including other REI member benefits and discounts.

You need to be an REI member to take advantage of the code, but REI membership is only $30 for a lifetime and worth doing for the reasons outlined below.

REI members can follow these simple steps to save 20%:

How To Spend Your 20% REI Member Coupon In This REI Member’s Sale – Our Top Picks

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Altra Lone Peak 8 ($140)

At $140, these trail running shoes are competitively priced, especially considering the level of underfoot traction and protection they offer. For those seeking a shoe that provides ample toe box space, the Lone Peak 8 is a great choice – you’ll enjoy the protection and feel agile on the trails, making your runs enjoyable and fun. Learn more in our Altra Lone Peak 8 review.

Brooks Ghost Max

Brooks Ghost Max ($150 $120)

The Editor’s Choice Award-winning Brooks Ghost Max is eligible for your REI Member coupon – and getting a pair is a no-brainer if you want a a very well crafted and thought out cushioned, and supportive daily trainer that offers comfort without compromise. We’re pretty confident Brooks knows they have something special here too, why else would Brooks attach their famous “Ghost” name to a new shoe line? Learn more about this great shoe in our Brooks Ghost Max review.

On Cloudsurfer Trail running shoes

On Cloudsurfer Trail ($160 $128)

With its responsive cushion, durable grip, and light, airy feel The On Cloudsurfer Trail is ideal for taking on light trails, and extra miles! Learn more in our On Cloudsurfer Trail review.

Nike Kiger 9 Trail Running Shoes In Blue

NikeAir Zoom Terra Kiger 9 ($160 $128)

The Nike Kiger 9 provides plush cushioning, aggressive traction, and a lightweight design, ideal for trail running on varied terrains, as well as hiking if you want a trail running shoe to hike in. Read our Kiger 9 review.

Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z

Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z Poles ($180 $144)

A longtime resident of our best trail running poles roundup, and weighing less than 10 oz. for a pair, the Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z Trekking Poles are the gold standard for lightweight, collapsible trail running poles – a great companion for any mountainous running or fastpacking you have planned this year.

Salomon Active Skin 4 Hydration Vest

Salomon Active Skin 4/8/12 Hydration Vests ($100+ $80+)

The Salomon Active Skin hydration vest, available in three different volumes (4, 8 and 12 liter), features a secure SensiFit™ design with soft, stretchy fabrics for comfort and freedom of movement. It includes two 500 ml soft flasks for hydration, optimized storage with secure pockets for essentials, and is compatible with a 1.5 L hydration reservoir and the Salomon Custom Quiver for pole carrying, making it a versatile choice for all trail runners.

REI Swiftland Running Apparel ($17+)

Offered in a range of understated as well as bright colors, at great value prices and in a wide range of sizes (from XS to 3X in women’s and S to XXL (plus Tall versions) for men), REI’s Swiftland running apparel is sweat wicking, soft, stretchy and comfortable for running in, whatever distance you’re going. Learn more about the REI Swiftland collection.

Brooks Running Dare Crossback Sports Bra Womens Trail Running Gear Trail and Kale

Brooks Crossback 2.0 Sports Bra ($65 $52)

Without a doubt, Brooks makes some of the best sports bras for running, for A through G-cup. The Brooks Dare Crossback Run Bra 2.0 is one of the brand’s most popular styles for runners. It’s a pullover high-impact bra designed for running, that’s available in a range of colors from simple black to brights, with a range of band and cup sizes (up to E).

REI Membership Benefits: Discounts, Exclusive Gear, Dividends

We have been REI members for years, and love that REI is a cooperative that invests in causes that we care so much about.

The benefits of becoming an REI member 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!
  • Free standard US shipping on all online orders
  • 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 Coupon Moment sale in March/April.
  • Influence the future of the company
  • Shop and trade in used gear for REI store credits
  • 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.
  • 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 $30, and with that, your memberships will last for a lifetime.

To understand more about what makes REI such a great organization what makes them different, click this page to learn about REI’s values.

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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