The Best Deals From REI's Labor Day Sale - Backpacker

The Best Deals From REI's Labor Day Sale

Upgrade your backpacking kit for chump change through September 3rd.

Summer may be winding down, and that means changing leaves, crisp hiking weather—and great Labor Day deals on gear. If you've been waiting for an upgrade, REI’s Labor Day Sale is a great excuse. Through September 3rd, the retailer is offering up to 40% off on tents, packs, bags, shoes, jackets, and just about every other kind of outdoor equipment. We picked some of the best deals available now.

30% Off Any One Full Price Arc’Teryx Item 

Arc’Teryx Alpha IS Insulated Jacket

Arc'teryx Alpha IS Jacket

Keep the elements out with something fresh from Arc’teryx Alpha IS Jacket, featuring a blend of warmth, durability, and waterproofing. A two-layer Gore-Tex shell made with 40-denier, nylon face fabric provides blizzard-proof protection and bushwhack-proof construction, while 92 grams of synthetic insulation add an ideal layer of warmth­—enough to keep you toasty without swamping out when you work hard. Read the full review, or Shop Now at REI

REI Co-op Quarter Dome 2 Tent - Now $244

REI Co-op Quarter Dome 2 Tent

REI Co-op Quarter Dome 2 Tent

Was $349, Save $105

What’s the Holy Grail of backpacking tents? It’s a shelter that’s spacious, strong, and (relatively) affordable, and that’s the Quarter Dome 2. To achieve it, REI kept the conventional features we loved in the original (freestanding, double wall) and set about to give it more volume. Check out our Hall Of Fame review, or Shop Now

25% Off Black Diamond Climbing Gear, Lighting & Trekking Poles

Black Diamond Storm headlamp gear review

BD Storm

Near, far, and all-around, Black Diamond headlamps have reliably lit our campsites and nighttime adventures for years, and their trekking poles have helped us get there and back again. Check out our one of our favorites, or Shop Now at REI. 

Jetboil Flash Cooking System - $80

Was $100
Enjoy cocoa, coffee or a gourmet freeze-dried meal in a jiffy with the new Jetboil Flash cooking system, which boils water in 100 seconds, allowing you to conserve fuel and dig in faster. Check our Editors Choice review of its little brother, or Buy Now.

25% Off All NEMO Stargaze Recliners

gear guide 2018 nemo camp chair

Nemo Stargaze

Does the world need another camp chair? Turns out, yes. This one is strictly for paddle trips and car camping—it’s too heavy for anything else—but we loved the rocking chair feel and reclining comfort. “It was the most coveted chair on a canoe trip on Utah’s Green River,” says a tester. Read our full review, or Buy Now.

REI Co-op Magma Down Sleeping Bags - $244

Was $349, Now , Save $105
Warm. Light. Comfortable. Every quality you want in a sleeping bag, and the Magma nails them all. And it adds one more you don’t usually find when you get everything else you want: affordable. Read our Editors Choice review, or Buy Now.

REI Magma 850 Sleeping Bag

REI Co-op Magma Down

Didn't find what you're looking for? Peruse the rest of the sale here.


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