REI’s Biggest Sale of the Year Starts Today

In REI stores and online, today kicks off several days of deals unrivaled almost anywhere in the gear world.

REI Half Dome plus a sale

REI turns 80 years old (amazingly!) this year. In honor of the anniversary, the co-op has created a sale that offers huge discounts on apparel, bikes, and gear. Go here to see the list of products on discount, from Suunto watches to backpacking tents.

The sale has regular items up to 50 percent off, and you’ll see major discounts of at least 70 percent off gear from the REI Outlet.

I have shopped the aisles of REI as long as I can remember, and much of my camping and climbing equipment as a burgeoning teenage gear junkie came from the co-op. These kinds of sales were crucial for me. I simply couldn’t afford the ropes, packs, shell jackets, and other items needed for adventure without discounts and hand-me-downs.

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But you don’t need to be a dirtbag to seek good deals. Check out the full list on, or head into a store to touch, feel, try on, and see gear from many of our favorite brands. Monitor GearJunkie over the coming days, because we’ll be posting articles on the best equipment on sale for a variety of outdoor activities.

Save money and get the best gear in the outdoors industry? You should be stoked for the Anniversary Sale.

Looking for more REI gear deals? We did the hard work for you! Check out all of our REI Anniversary Sale gear deals here.

Stephen Regenold

Stephen Regenold is Founder of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of five, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.