Once a year, REI’s Labor Day sale happens with huge discounts on high-quality gear. Snag these deals from August 24 to September 3.
REI Co-op Quarter Dome 2 Tent: $244 (30% Off)
A solid shelter that’s lightweight and reasonably priced? Check out the Quarter Dome 2. REI’s two-person backpacking tent, the QD 2, was redesigned for 2017 to make it roomier (26 percent more headroom) and more user friendly. The Quarter Dome 2 has color-coded poles, plenty of stash pockets, and a full overhead bug screen for viewing the stars on clear nights.
Buff Original Multifunctional Headwear: $10 (50% Off)
The Buff is one of the outdoors world’s best inventions. You can use it as a neck gaiter, hat, face-protector when skiing, and more. We’ve raved about Buffs for years, having put them through torturous abuse in adventure races, alpine pursuits, and mountaineering. And they hold up, adventure after adventure.
Therm-a-Rest ProLite Plus Sleeping Pad: $74 (26% Off)
Unroll the ProLite Plus Sleeping Pad from Therm-a-Rest and watch it inflate. This self-inflating option weighs only 1 pound 4 ounces, so you’ll barely notice it in your pack. And it’s marketed for all-season use with an R-value of 3.4. Grab this pad while it’s on sale. It’s highly rated—4.3 stars based on 228 reviews!
Yakima OffGrid Cargo Basket: $319 (20% Off)
Throw duffels, coolers, kayaks, wood, and pretty much anything else on the Yakima OffGrid Cargo Basket. This rooftop basket offers extra packing space for road trips and backcountry excursions. Plus, you can mount ski racks, bike racks, and other roof racks on top of this, for even more hauling prowess.
REI Co-Op Haul Rolling Duffle 30″: $188 (30% Off)
Rugged wheels and a beefy fabric are the callouts for the REI Co-op Big Haul 30-inch rolling duffel. This 87-liter duffel is designed to roll on paved surfaces and off, has four grab handles for multiple carry styles, and features 915-denier polyester that resists tearing.
One full-price Arc’teryx item is 30 percent off for the REI Labor Day sale. Check out the Atom LT Insulated Hoodie, a warm jacket built for high-output activities. It’s insulated, so it’ll keep you warm in the mornings and night. But when you start to move, like on an uphill ski track, the air-permeable side panels and breathable fabric dump heat.
Helinox Chair Zero: $90 (25% Off)
Your backpacking and hiking adventures are about to get more comfortable. The Chair Zero from Helinox weighs just 1 pound. That makes it extremely capable of hauling gear into the backcountry, the campground, or your backyard. With a weight capacity of 265 pounds, it doesn’t skimp out on protection either. When not in use, the Chair Zero folds down to roughly 14 x 4 x 4 inches.
Mountainsmith Cooloir 24: $48 (66% Off)
Keep your beverages cold in the Mountainsmith Cooloir 24. For less than $50, this cooler touts cold storage for up to 72 hours! The 24 has a 17-liter capacity and can fit 24 cans and ice. Mountainsmith seam-sealed the double-wall construction on the Cooloir and placed heavy-duty closed-cell EVA foam insulation inside, so it should hold up to lots of use.
Black Diamond Camalot C4 Cam: $49 (25% Off)
Cam sale! Black Diamond C4 Cams are trad climbing staples for good reason. They are reliable, durable, and have tremendous holding power. Place one of these cams on your next crack climb and feel confident. With the hefty price of trad gear, this sale places numerous cams at the sub-$50 mark. Take advantage of the Labor Day sale while you can.
Yakima SkyRise 3 Rooftop Tent: $1,124 (25% Off)
Sleep elevated in the SkyRise 3 Rooftop Tent. With an included wall-to-wall foam mattress, the SkyRise will surely provide a comfortable sleep. It sets up in a flash, offers wide-open views with roll-up windows, and lets you camp where ground tents can’t manage. It’s great for excessively rocky or uneven ground. A rooftop tent may be a large investment, but we think it’s worth it. Car-top tents changed how one of our editors goes camping.