Above photo credit: Bryon Dorr
Spring is just 2 weeks away! And to us, that means it’s time to dust off the camping gear and dream about long nights under the stars. REI’s end-of-season sale is a great time to fill in holes in your camping kit.
Sleeping bag, check! Tent, check! Sleeping pad … hmmm? Didn’t that spring a leak last fall? Now’s the time to check your kit and score a deal. We found a few awesome camping pieces on deep discount at REI’s current sale.
REI Co-op Camp Dome 2 Tent – National Scenic Trails: $45 (40% Off + 25% at Checkout)
OK, this just might be the best deal we’ve ever seen on a tent. The Camp Dome 2 is a solid value at the retail price of $100. Then cut it by 40 percent, then another 25 percent at checkout. If you’re on a budget and need a tent, this will do just about anything you need — even modest backpacking as it has a reasonable 4-pound 8-ounce trail weight. Or get one for your kid’s backyard sleepouts. It’s a score.
Kelty TraiLogic TN2 Tent: $112 (39% Off + 25% at Checkout)
A reduction in weight from the REI tent, the Ketly TraiLogic TN2 Tent is also a heck of a deal at $112. It weighs 4 pounds 4 ounces and has two doors and vestibules. This one will serve backpackers and car campers well, although it’s still on the heavier side of backpacking tents. For this price, this well-rated tent is a great deal.
Big Agnes Lost Ranger 15 Sleeping Bag: $152 (25% Off + 25% at Checkout)
If there’s one thing that will improve your camping experience, it’s a good-quality sleeping bag. But the problem is, a good down bag is expensive. Unless you grab it now! The Lost Ranger 15 is rated down to 15 degrees F. That makes it super versatile, as it’ll even keep you warm on many winter trips. On wamer days, just zip it open. Only the long size was left at the time of writing. I have one of these and love it. Get it if you’re on the taller side and need a bag!
Sea to Summit Comfort Light Insulated Sleeping Pad: $95-113 (25% Off + 25% at Checkout)
REI has several sleeping pads at 25-50 percent off. We love the Sea to Summit design, and the Comfort Light is a nice compromise between weight, comfort, and warmth. With an R-value of 4.2, it can stretch into cold weather. But it weighs just 1 pound 8 ounces for a regular-length pad.
Jetboil Flash Cooking System: $75 (25% Off)
Boil water in just 2 minutes to rehydrate your hiking meal. The Jetboil Flash Cooking System is straight-up fast and reliable. The included pot can hold up to 1 liter of fluid. It’s a great system for one to two hikers and weighs just 15¼ ounces including a cooking cup, lid, self-lighting stove, and fuel canister tripod.