Ultralight Backpackers Guide to REI Labor Day Sale 2020
Here’s how to get the best deals at the REI Sale. I’ve been an REI member for over 40 years and I still get excited about an REI Sale. To prep for this sale, in addition to our knowledge of REI’s lightweight and ultralight gear inventory, we did a bunch of research online to find even more hiking and backpacking gear on sale. And now that it is limited, in-store shopping we actually paid a visit to our local REI store for hands-on research and bought a few items we’d been meaning to check out.
Take a Break from Cabin Fever
Especially this year, it’s important to have the right gear and clothing to get the most out of your outside time and get a break from cabin fever — our outdoor trips this year have been some of our most cherished times.
Your Sale Strategy
- EVENT 2020 REI Labor Day Sale: Dates 8/28-9/7 | Save up to 40% off on select items
- PLUS Members Get 20% off one REI OUTLET Item Use CODE: LABORDAY20
Below, I share with you my strategy to get the best out of the REI sale. Here is the sequence I follow:
- Hit the REI OUTLET to use your 20% off any one OUTLET items like Osprey Packs or Big Agnes Tents. Stuff goes fast and sizes/colors are limited to begin with.
- Hit the Regular REI Sale Items See our Regular Sale picks below. There’s a section below that has Regular Sale Items I thought were good. The best items on sale will go quickly.
Short on time? Here are some key picks for great gear deals that should appeal to most lightweight hikers and backpackers. The best items on sale will go quickly. So if you wait too long, you may not get your choice of size, model, or color, or it might just sell out. And we’ll be adding more items to this guide during the sale, so be sure to check back from time to time for new deals as we add them.
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