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Spring won’t officially start for another two weeks, but with days getting longer and temperatures in the northern hemisphere starting to rise, there’s no harm in getting an early start. If you’re looking for the right gear for your spring adventures, REI is the place to look right now: Right now, the store is giving customers an extra 25% off on hundreds of clearance items, including apparel, tents, sleeping bags, and more. We picked six of our favorite deals to help you get started.
Mountain Hardwear Super/DS StretchDown Hooded Jacket — $144 (50% off)
In tough terrain, the Super/DS StretchDown Hooded Jacket shined, shrugging off abuse that would have left lesser puffies in tatters. “An updated DWR-repellant 20-denier nylon/elastane shell—the previous iteration was 100% knit polyester—upped the ante on the jacket’s durability, as proven when our tester jammed his forearms into crags scrambling around the canyons of Morocco,” our reviewer said. Buy Mountain Hardwear Men’s Super/DS StretchDown Hooded Jacket now for $144 (48% off) / Buy Mountain Hardwear Women’s Super/DS StretchDown Hooded Jacket now for $144 (48% off)
Big Agnes Pluton UL 40 Sleeping Bag
This gossamer 8-ounce bag packs down to the size of a water bottle, but its 850-fill down fill kept us warm down to the temperature rating on shoulder-season and summer trips. Despite its light weight, it has features like a hood and a full-length, two-way zip. Buy Big Agnes Pluton UL 40 Sleeping Bag now for $197 (44% off)
Big Agnes Q-Core SLX Sleeping Pad
A warm night’s sleep starts with a warm pad and the Q-Core SLX fits the bill. At 4.25 inches thick and filled with short-staple insulation, this mat kept us warm down to 15°F at night, even when sleeping directly on the snow. Buy Big Agnes Q-Core SLX Sleeping Pad now for $90 (54% off)
Brooks Caldera 3 Trail-Running Shoes
Sitting comfortably between minimalist trail runners and midcut boots, these maximalist trail runners soak up impact from rooty, rocky trail. Bonus: The thick midsole is made of BioMoGo DNA, a foam that degrades 50 times faster than EVA. Buy Brooks Men’s Caldera 3 Trail-Running Shoes now for $83 (40% off) / Buy Brooks Women’s Caldera 3 Trail-Running Shoes now for $83 (40% off)
Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL 2 Tent
We’ve long sung the praises of this versatile tent, which at 2 pounds, 12 ounces, is light enough, tough enough, and cheap enough for almost any backpacking trip. The 2019 edition is on sale now. Buy Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL 2 Tent now for $253 (44% off)
The North Face Prophet 85 Pack
This load-hauler carries like a much smaller pack, thanks to lightweight materials and smart suspension features like auto-equalizing load lifters. A hydration sleeve has room for a bladder, while a side zipper makes accessing the main compartment a snap. Buy The North Face Prophet 85 Pack now for $228 (40% off)