At its heart, backpacking is a simple pursuit: walk into the woods, sleep on the ground, walk out. You can do that without expensive gear. But you still need stuff, and not cheap stuff that will end up in the landfill after a season or two—that’s no way to save money. Put together a kit that will last with these low-priced picks.
Our 11 Favorite Deals From REI's Gear Up Get Out Sale
From a breathable jacket to one of our all-time favorite tents, some of our favorite gear is on sale right now.