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 as well as special deal up to 75% off for members only, so if you’re not already a member, it’s time to sign up!
Best Hiking & Backpacking Deals from the REI Labor Day Sale
REI Co-op Trail 40 Pack
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.
SOL Emergency Bivvy XL
SOL makes great gear that takes care of the 10 Essential emergency needs you’ll need to bring on every hike and backpacking trip. I have this bivvy sack and it’s super lightweight, so there’s no excuse to not bring it along!
Counter Assault Bear Spray
If you’re backpacking, trail running, or hiking in bear or cougar country, you’ll need to carry bear spray with you at all times. You’ll hope to never have to use it, but if and when the case arises, you’ll be glad that you had bear spray on you!
MSR WindBurner Stove System
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
REI Coop Camp X Chair
If you’re in need of a new camping chair, this is a STEAL at $25. I bought the REI Camp X Chair a couple years ago and it’s great. It’s comfortable, can accommodate a variety of vessels and hold my phone in a cinchable pocket.
Exped MegaMat 10 Sleeping Pad
I’ve been car camping a lot more than I’ve been backpacking in recent years, so I’ve been seriously considering getting a more cushy set up for my tent when I am able to take up more space with my gear. I’ve heard great things about the Exped MegaMat, so I’ve got my eye on this!
NEMO Forte 20 Women’s Sleeping Bag
I had had my eye on the NEMO Forte 20 for YEARS before finally biting the bullet eariler this year. I’m so in love with this bag! It’s super roomy and can accommodate me sleeping on my side without feeling claustrophobic like more narrow sleeping bags. If you want something for something for warmer nights, check out the NEMO Forte 35.
MPOWERED Luci Solar String Lights and Charger
Now whose tent or campsite can’t use a little twinkle? I love putting up these MPOWERED Luci String Lights in my tent so I can see all of my tent when I’m in bed, rather than just whatever the beam of my headlamp illuminates. Works great for reading, too!
Eureka Ignite 2-Burner Camp Stove
I’ve somehow managed to get by with my backpacking stove for all of my camping trips, but when I boiled water on my stove versus my friend’s Eureka Stove, I was sold. (If you’re wondering, it took about 15 minutes to boil on my stove and 5 on hers.)
If you’re looking for just a single burner, check out the Eureka SPRK!.
Thule Force XT Sport Roof Box
After a road trip to Colorado last fall left me playing outdoor gear Tetris every night, I finally splurged on a Thule Sport Roof Box. The Force XT holds quite a lot of gear and it’s super easy to put on and access once it’s on top of the car.
Trail Running Deals at the REI Labor Day Sale
Nathan Pinnacle 12L Hydration Vest
The award-winning Pinnacle hydration vest is on sale this year, which is very exciting! This is a great option for races and longer trail runs, due to its capacity. The vest includes a 1.6-liter bladder as well as abundant pockets to store food, clothes, and safety gear.
Janjji Groundwork Pace Shorts
I scored a pair of these Janji Groundwork Pace Shorts at the Labor Day 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!
I’ve been battling some pretty gnarly plantar fasciitis this summer, so I’ve switched to wearing Injinji socks. Lucky for me, most Injini socks are on sale right now! I know the toe thing may seem a little strange at first, but I’m not sure I’ll ever go back to regular socks, at least for running. These eliminate blisters and give my toes the space they need to splay.
REI Swiftland 7/8″ Running Tights
If you wanted running tights with all the pockets, these are them! The REI Swiftland Running tights are awesome. They’re super soft and come in a great color selection. Have I mentioned the pockets??!
Apparel and Accessory Deals at the REI Labor Day Sale
REI Co-op XeroDry GTX Jacket
Last winter, I left my beloved rain jacket from KUHL behind at a hotel during a trip to Bend, and although the hotel kindly mailed it back to me, it never arrived. So I’ve somehow managed a PNW winter without a proper rain jacket and I’m taking the opportunity to snag the highly rated REI-Coop XeroDry Jacket so I’m prepared this year!
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.
Darn Tough Socks
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.
REI Co-op Hyperaxis Fleece Jacket
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.
Sherpani Cabo Convertible Tote
This bag. This Sherpani Cabo Convertible 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?
A bunch of other Sherpani items are also on sale!
REI Co-op XeroDry GTX Jacket – 30%-50% off
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.
Electronics Deals at the REI Labor Day Sale
Goal Zero Yeti 1500X Portable Power Station
If you’ve had your eye on a Goal Zero Yeti Power Station, now is the time to get one! The 1500X is $500 off during the REI Labor Day Sale. It’s great for several days of camping off grid or if you travel in a van or trailer for long periods of time. This powerful model can charge small electronics all the way up to refrigerators, which comes in handy if the power goes out!
If you don’t need something quite so fanciful and powerful, check out the Yeti 500X, also on sale.
Garmin Forerunner 945
A favorite watch among runners, the Garmin Forerunner 945 is on a significant discount during the Labor Day Sale. The watch can store up to 1000 songs, shares your VO2 Max, Garmin Pay, and
SPOT X with Bluetooth
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.
Cycling Deals at the REI Labor Day Sale
Burley Tail Wagon
I was so excited to see that the Burley Tail Wagon is on sale! It’s the trailer that took Sora across Europe for nearly 8 months and was still going strong. It’s my top pick for dog bike trailers. You can’t go wrong with the Tail Wagon!
Burley Design Bark Ranger
The newest addition to the Burley Design dog trailer line up, the Bark Ranger has some really exciting features, including an adjustable handlebar and stroller kit included. It’s like an upgraded version of the Tail Wagon!
If you want something with suspension that can handle off road adventures, the D’Lite (my second pick for dog bike trailers) is also on sale.