Here’s how to get the best deals at REI’s Labor Day Sale. I’ve been an REI member since the mid 70’s. Still, when a REI sale comes around, I get overwhelmed trying to find the best lightweight gear among the vast inventory. To prep for the sale I usually do a 1 to 2 hour visit to my local REI Store, and then some extensive research online to find even more great lightweight hiking and backpacking gear. The result is my 2018 Lightweight Hiker’s Guide to the REI Sale:
- EVENT: 2018 REI Labor Day Sale. Save up to 40% off at REI.
- PLUS: Get 30% off one full price Arc’teryx item
- And 20% off one REI OUTLET Item (online only) Coupon Code: EXTRA20
- Dates for the sale are Aug 24 to Sept 3, so get there early and look around to get the best selection.
Below, I share with you my strategy to get the best out of the REI sale. This is in the following sequence
- First: Hit my top 12 Pics for the REI Sale Items below. The best items on sale will go quickly.
- Second: hit the REI OUTLET to use your 20% off any one OUTLET item. Stuff goes fast and sizes/colors are limited to begin with. And do some searching. If you’re a small or very large person, you can totally score here. I’ve only put in items that had several good sizes. Keep in mind that something labeled “men” might be good for women, and vice versa. Note: there seem to be fewer choices for lightweight backpackers this year, BUT I’ve noted just a few OUTLET items that I found to be good deals here — be flexible since sizes and colors can go quickly.
- Third take a look at the 30% off one full price Arc’teryx item (discount applied in cart)
Finally, this Sale Guide equally include links to Men’s and Women’s items whenever possible. This makes sense since my wife, Alison is my favorite backpacking, climbing and adventuring partner and she and other women deserve the best! Happy trails to all of you. -alan
Lightweight Hiker’s Guide to the REI Sale
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