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25 Deals and Steals from the REI Labor Day Sale

It’s here, it’s here! It’s the REI Labor Day sale with all the fun items for your future outdoor needs.

I am definitely all about scoring a good deal and will often wait for REI sales to stock up on items I need for camping, backpacking, and trail running.

Whether you’re looking to replace long loved items like socks with too many holes or you’re finally ready to get a bigger ticket item, now is the time to do so.

Hurry! Because products go fast, thanks to the incredible deals.

REI Co-op members get an extra 20% off one REI Outlet item, so if you’re not already a member, it’s time to sign up!

Best Hiking & Backpacking Deals from the REI Labor Day Sale

Get the REI Co-op Trail 40 Pack for 30% off at the REI Labor Day Sale

REI Co-op Trail 40 Pack – 30% off

For years, I overstuffed my small 24-liter backpack before finally caving in to buy a larger pack. It felt a little silly to get a 40-liter pack for day hiking, but since I carry so much gear, like my camera, dog accessories, the 10 Essentials, and food, it is worth it. The REI Co-op Trail 40 Pack is a roomy pack that holds everything I need for a day hike.

Playtpus Big Zip EVO 3-Liter Reservoir from the REI Labor Day Sale

Platypus Big Zip EVO Reservoir – 25% off

I don’t know about you, but I find that wrangling my water bottle from the side mesh pockets of my backpack generates some serious sweat!

After many years of struggling, I finally broke down and bought myself a water reservoir. It’s made such a difference in the amount of water I drink during hikes! The Platypus Big Zip EVO Reservoir holds 3 liters of water, which is plenty for both you and your dog on most hikes.

Get the SPOT X for a steal at the REI Labor Day Sale

SPOT X with Bluetooth – 20% off

After years of letting friends and family worry about me during my daylong trail runs, backpacking trips, and hikes, I finally got myself a SPOT X device for their peace of mind and mine. Yes, it’s larger than its Garmin competitor, but I think it offers a lot of nifty features that you can read about in my SPOT X review.

Get a BearVault on discount from the REI Labor Day Sale

BearVault BV450 Food Container – 25% off

If you’re planning a backpacking trip, chances are that you’ll need a BearVault Food Canister. Even if you’re not going to bear country, they’re a good idea to prevent critters from getting to your food and they avoid you having to hand your food from a tree. Plus, they keep your food nicely organized!

The MSR WindBurner system boils water efficiently for all of your backpacking meals.

MSR WindBurner Stove System – 25% off

Every bit of space matters when you’re backpacking! The WindBurner from MSR is a great space-saver, yet still boils the water you need for your backpacking meals efficiently.

Best Camping Deals from the REI Labor Day Sale

Klean Kanteen TKWide Insulated Water Bottle from the REI Labor Day Sale

Klean Kanteen TKWide Insulated Water Bottle – 50% off

I love my Klean Kanteen water bottles! The Klean Kanteen TKWide Insulated model is going to be discontinued, so get it before it’s gone! I have a couple of them and love them for camping because they hold 32 oz and keep my liquids from getting toasty in the warm sun.

It's time to treat yo' self and sleep well with the Cocoon HyperLight Pillow from the REI Labor Day Sale.

Cocoon HyperLight Air-Core Pillow – 25% off

I don’t know about you, but a good pillow is one of my camping luxury items. Sleep is super important, especially if you’ve spent a long day on the trail. The Cocoon HyperLight Air-Core Pillow is compact, yet oh-so-comfortable.

Get ready for a camp dance party with the JBL Clip 3 from the REI Labor Day sale.

JBL Clip 3 Portable Speaker – 29% off

I recently purchased a JBL speaker for my home and I freaking LOVE it. The sound quality is superb and it connects easily with my devices. For something portable for camp, the JBL Clip 3 will do just the trick. The item is discontinued, so hurry and get it quickly!

Add a little extra warmth and keep your sleeping bag clean with a sleeping bag liner.

Cocoon COOLMAX Mummy Liner – 25% off

To keep your sleeping bag clean and lasting longer, I use a Cocoon COOLMAX Mummy Liner. As a bonus, it adds a few degrees of warmth for cooler nights. On really warm nights, I’ll sometimes just use my liner and forego the sleeping bag altogether.

Save the planet and some space with these reusable beeswax food wraps.

Bee’s Wrap Forest Floor Print Wraps – 25% off

Keep the bees away, food fresher, and save the planet with these beeswax Forest Floor Print Wraps. Instead of bringing space hogging Tupperware or wasteful plastic wrap, these reusable wraps work just as well and create less trash. Winning.

Apparel and Accessory Deals at the REI Labor Day Sale

Darn Tough socks are 25% off at the REI Labor Day Sale.

Darn Tough Socks – 25% off

My very favorite socks are 25% off. Darn Tough makes the best, longest-lasting, cutest, and most comfortable socks for hiking, trail running, and everyday use. You can’t go wrong with any of them. And, the best part is that they have a lifetime guarantee.

Get cozy at camp with the REI Hyperaxis Fleece, on sale at the REI Labor Day Sale.

REI Co-op Hyperaxis Fleece Jacket – 30% off

Everyone needs a super cozy, hooded fleece with thumb holes for chilly nights at camp. The REI Co-op Hyperaxis Fleece Jacket is a great price during the sale and is super soft.

I love my Sherpani Sojourn Tote, and it's on sale at the REI Labor Day Sale.

Sherpani Sojourn Tote – 25% off

This bag. This Sherpani Sojourn Tote goes everywhere with me. It’s designed for travel and can double as a hiking pack if you do an impromptu hike. It fits my computer, a jacket, water bottle, wallet, and so much more. It’s super secure with tons of anti-theft features and I just love it. Can you tell?

These packing cubes from Eagle Creek have been a game changer for my travel organization.

Eagle Creek Pack-It Isolate Cube Set – 25% off

These packing cubes from Eagle Creek are one of those items I didn’t know I need until I had them. I purchased some on a whim from a warehouse sale and I’m so glad I did. They keep my clothes organized, whether I’m traveling or backpacking.

Stay dry and warm with the REI co-op XeroDry GTX jacket from the REI Labor Day Sale.

REI Co-op XeroDry GTX Jacket – 30%-50% off

No matter where you live, but especially if you live in the PNW, a good rain jacket is an essential piece of gear if you want to get outdoors all year long. REI makes quality rain gear (they are a Seattle company, after all) and the XeroDry Jacket will keep you dry and warm in wet conditions.

Trail Running Deals at the REI Labor Day Sale

For great quality trail running photos without the weight, there's no other option besides the GoPro HERO9.

GoPro HERO9 – 12% off

If you want quality trail running photos without the weight, the best camera for the job is the GoPro HERO9. I’ve been carrying HERO cameras with me on trail runs for years and they fit into the pocket of my trail running vest for easy access.

Get the Suunto GPS running watch from the REI Labor Day Sale

Suunto 5 GPS Watch – 20% off

I’ve been running with a GPS watch for as long as I remember and Suunto is my go-to brand. I recently upgraded my old Suunto Ambit 3 Peak to the Suunto 5 and am super happy with my purchase. The battery lasts forever, it includes just about any activity I could hope for in the selection, and I love that I can set it up to a variety of different preferences.

The Katadyn BeFree Collapsible Water Bottle is a game changer for trail running.

Katadyn BeFree Collapsible Water Filter Bottle – 25% off

On long trail runs, I like to carry a Katadyn BeFree Collapsible Water Bottle so I can easily filter water along the way for both Sitka and me. It prevents me from having to carry a traditional filter and from lugging around extra weight in water.

Ultimate Direction is my go to brand for trail running gear.

Ultimate Direction FastpackHer Pack – 40% off

I’ve long wanted to go for a fastpacking adventure, but have yet to find someone to take me. When I do finally head out for that trip, I know that I’ll take an Ultimate Direction FastpackHer. I’ve used UD products for years and their trail running vest is part of my essential trail running gear items.

Finally! A pair of compression shorts that stay down! Get these Janji race shorts at the REI Labor Day Sale.

Janjji 4″ Race Shorts – 26% off

I scored a pair of these Janji Race Shorts at the REI Anniversary Sale and they immediately became my go-to pair of shorts. They fit my phone, double as compression shorts to save tired muscles after a long, hard run, and, most importantly, THEY STAY DOWN. No constant pulling of these babies, a silicone liner keeps them in place!

Jen Sotolongo

Hello! I'm Jen. I'm a writer, photographer, dog mom, and outdoor enthusiast. When I'm not writing about awesome ways to get outside with your dog, I'm probably out for a long trail run. I also fancy myself a pretty decent vegan cook, and am always happy to whip up a batch of cookies for friends. I am based in the Pacific Northwest and I never leave home without my dogs.

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