like a bear Spring emerges from hibernation, birds migrate, REI introduces its Big Anniversary Deals Every Year Around Memorial Day. This year’s event will run until May 30th.Save up to 30% off many items, but REI Co-Op members can save up to 20% on any full-priced item and additional 20% off any REI Outlet item with code ANNIV22.
We’ve highlighted some of our favorite options here.If you don’t see anything you need, be sure to check it out Our summer guide arrive best action camera, Best Portable Grilland The best reusable water bottles.
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Paddle is an easy form of water sports, but city dwellers often don’t have room in their apartments for kayaks. Oru’s foldable kayaks are easy to store and transport, and they’re not often discounted. This is its smallest kayak and is really only good for flat water. It only weighs 20 pounds and folds up in minutes. You may also need personal flotation equipment and paddles.
Fitness and Apparel Deals
If you’re just starting to run seriously, you don’t need to spend more than $200 on a running watch. Garmin’s Forerunner line features GPS to more accurately track your pace and distance, and Garmin’s software offers features like PacePro to help you fine-tune your training.Check out our Best Garmin Watch Guide for more advice.
All Brooks bras and shorts are 25% off, which is great because I wear my running apparel almost every season. I love the wide waistband and the breathable, loose fit, which is a welcome change from the super skinny and skinny shorts that seem to be on sale elsewhere.
The brand name Camelbak is synonymous with “hydration pack,” just as “Q-Tip” means “cotton swab.” There are several Camelbak bags on sale, but this 2-liter bag is more than enough for your biggest adventures.
Buffs are very useful (and embarrassingly uncool, but I digress) if you spend any time outdoors. I use my headband to keep my bangs out of my eyes and let the sweat on my forehead or neck run out of the outside.
Just like its tents, REI’s rainwear is great value.Rainier is a perennial affordable option in our guide best raincoat.
If you don’t like the fitted or ubiquitous lilac that many other manufacturers use for their women’s clothing, Kari Traa’s women’s-specific sportswear from Norway might be a good choice. I have tested this jacket and it layers well under my shell.Check out our How to layer Guide for more.
Camping and Cooking Deals
I don’t have much to say about this convertible sleeping bag/coat except that you need it. My kids and I have kids of our own and we all wander around the campsite like filthy worms, which annoys my spouse. This is Camp Slankert. you will wear it. all. This. time.
Although Solo Stove Pi (8/10, recommended by Wired) recently replaced Ooni Karu in my affections and it’s still one of those pretty big deals Our Favorite Pizza Oven. This is smaller than the one I tested and doesn’t include the gas attachment, but you can buy it separately with the savings.
MSR makes some of the best backpacking gear around. My own backpacking stove is an older MSR Whisperlite. This all-in-one system easily assembles into itself, and the pan is securely attached to the burner.It’s both a great backpacking stove and an extra boiler set if you two picnic stove The burners are occupied by pancakes and eggs.
i bought this as suggested Wired commentator Scott Gilbertson. Not only do I pack it for our Memorial Day camping trip, but I use it at home multiple times a day.
as we found in our tests best tent, REI’s tents are great value for money. I have been using my REI tent for ten years. It’s hard to find another backpacking tent with these specs at this ridiculous price, which includes rain flies, footprints, human lines, and stuff sack.
I just bought this air mattress because I’m tired of having my kids and dogs push me off the sleeping pad at night when they try to snuggle. But you’ll need a bigger tent to accommodate it.
I seem to have to replace my thermos every year for hot and cold campsite drinks. How do these disappear?We generally like the Hydro Flask bottle, you can check out our best travel mug Guide for more.
Portable power stations aren’t just about making sure you can work “out of the office” at base camp.i have this Our Emergency Preparedness Kit Charge my e-bike battery, phone and laptop.For more (smaller) options, check out our guide best portable charger.
If you’re living a #vanlife this summer, you can use your power station to charge your electric cooler so you don’t need ice to take up half the cooler.Like the Target Zero Yeti, it can be accessed from a socket or from a solar panel.
I have no reason to recommend these chopsticks, it’s just that their weight and balance make them feel good in your hand. If it’s nice and you enjoy holding it, you’ll use your reusable gear more often.Check out our guide Best reusable product More.
Cycling and climbing deals
Given the ongoing supply chain issues, if you can find a bike in stock, go for it. Electra is owned by Trek. The low flat-foot geometry means you can sit comfortably upright while keeping your feet firmly on the ground when you stop – a boon for novice cyclists. Unfortunately, Electric version Not to be sold.
I swear this is the summer my kids will learn how to ride a bike.If you are a member, you can also trade-in Buy a bigger one for your kid’s bike.
If you’re still avoiding indoor gyms due to the ongoing pandemic, you can install a hanging board at one of your doorways to do pull-ups and maintain your finger strength. I have this very simple and reliable.
If you have a world class quad, a lot of money, but not much space, then you absolutely need this compact bike simulator This replicates the exact feel of your bike, ride and shifter.It’s worth mentioning that you can also ride an actual bike on one of these Wahoo’s Trainer.
Your helmet should have MIPS (Multi-directional Impact Protection System) technology, which allows it to rotate slightly around your head and absorb more rotational force in the event of a crash. As a bonus, the Nutcase helmet also makes you look more like a cool skateboarder than like you’re entering Le Tour de Dork.
Speaking of looking like a dork, do padded gloves help reduce discomfort while biking and spinning? Unfortunately, they did. REI is offering 25% off all Pearl Izumi gear during the sale.
Your bike lock can be as personal as your bike; I use this highly rated chain lock because I have a cargo bike and don’t like the u-lock on my bike and standard bike rack.Plenty of kryptonite bike locks for sale; check out best bike lock Guide for more.
I always wear it over my clothes if I run or bike at night. It’s light and adjustable; I forget I’m wearing it, but the car doesn’t.