Adventure Travel Gear
Adventure travel spans from the tarmac to the trail and everywhere in between. It isn't an all-inclusive style of travel, so having the right gear makes a world of difference. Here's our list of gear to get you there and keep you going no matter where you're headed.
Patagonia Black Hole 55L Duffel (sponsored)
This one-stop-shop duffel is the only travel bag you'll need for your next adventure. The combination of 100-percent recycled polyester ripstop fabric, a highly weather-resistant TPU-laminate film, and a DWR finish make sure your items stay safe and dry. Feeling weighed down? Padded, removable shoulder straps help transform this duffel into a backpack for easy carry.Buy Now
Outdoor Research Men's Echo Hoodie
UPF sun protection, Airvent polyester moisture management, ActiveFresh odor control technology, and an anti-chafing flat-seam design make the Echo Hoodie a smart way to tackle the heat. Plus, it does double duty as a layer to keep you warm in the cooler hours of the day.Buy Now
Patagonia Ultralight Black Hole 20L Pack (sponsored)
Traveling light? The Black Hole Pack from Patagonia is the perfect companion. The lightweight, 100-percent recycled nylon ripstop is both highly weather-resistant and packable. An easy-to-access main compartment and a zippered stash pocket make this a travel-ready pack.Buy Now
Darn Tough Hiker Boot Cushion Socks — Men's & Women's
This performance fit sock is a must for any excursion. It's comfortable, wicks moisture, and is naturally antimicrobial, meaning you can wear them for longer in between washes. Seamless construction feels smooth and also means fewer weak points for potential tears.Buy Now
Best Deals from REI's Used Gear Section
Reduce, Reuse, Adventure. That's the premise of REI's latest program — used gear and clothing. REI Used Gear is giving new life to returned gear! This keeps good gear out of the landfill and offers affordable gear options for everyone. As a bonus, this great gear is discounted so it's as good for your wallet as it is for the planet. Quantities, sizes, and colors are limited so act fast. This page is updated weekly. Check out all the used gear and learn more here.
Merrell All Out Terra Ice Waterproof Women's Shoes - 60% Off
$180 $73Used - Excellent Condition & Lightly Worn
Patagonia Nano Puff Jackets - 65% Off
$199 $70Used - Excellent Condition, Lightly Worn & Moderately Worn
Native Eyewear Sightcaster Polarized Sunglasses - 37% Off
$129 $73Used - Excellent Condition & Lightly Worn
REI Co-Op Flash Insulated Air Sleeping Pad - 37% Off
$119 $63Used - Excellent Condition & Lightly Worn
SOLD OUT - REI Co-Op Quarter Dome Air HammockREI Co-Op Quarter Dome Air Hammock - 30% Off
$200Sold Out; Check Back Soon
SOLD OUT - United By Blue 22oz. Stainless Steel Water Bottle - 35% Off
$32 $21Sold Out; Check Back Soon
Smokey Bear 75th Birthday Gear Collection
Smokey is blazing through his 75th birthday and we've assembled the best gear to show off your Smokey pride and love for our forests. Filson and Chaco went all-in to create gear to celebrate. Click the links above to see even more prints and gear.
REI Co-op Backpack Sale
Whether hiking big miles in the backcountry, commuting across town, or toting books around campus, you need a reliable backpack. Shop now and enjoy up to 50 percent off your favorite REI-brand packs.
Great Knives on Sale Now
Happy Feet: Socks on Sale
A pair of new socks is one of the simple joys in life. Scoring a deal on nice socks is even better. We found killer discounts on Smartwool socks at Backcountry and REI this week, plus a few other sock deals from around the Web. Shop early to get your favorite style and size. Treat your feet!
Best-Selling Gear of 2019
Want to know what your fellow GearJunkies are using? Here is our list of the top-selling outdoor gear this year. A mix of practicality, great design, durability, and price has made these fan favorites.
Best Camping Tents
From car camping to ultralight backpacking, these are the best camping tents of 2019. Read a detailed review of each tent here.
Best Overall Tent: Cotopaxi Inti 2
The Inti 2 is a versatile two-person tent. At 4 pounds 9 ounces, it’s a light car camping tent that will easily stretch into modest backpacking use. Inside, the Inti 2 is spacious enough for two people. The 88 x 52-inch floor gives even very tall campers plenty of room to stretch out. And the 45.3-inch peak height is enough for most people to sit up comfortably. Big vestibules provide plenty of room to store packs and other gear and will give your four-legged friend a place to sleep at night, too.Buy Now
Best Backpacking Tent: NEMO Hornet Elite 2 Tent
Our team has dozens of nights backpacking with the NEMO Hornet under our collective belts, and the consensus is clear: We love this tent! Mostly, we love how much this tent saves both weight and pack space. It’s a marvel of engineering, really. The NEMO Hornet Elite weighs a scant 2 pounds 1 ounce. Ditch some stakes and the stuff sack for a minimum trail weight of 1 pound 11 ounces. For gram-counters, that makes it a contender on weight alone. But this tent is more than light. It’s also a very legit abode in bad weather.Buy Now
Best Budget Camping Tent: Kelty Late Start 2-Person Tent
If price is your primary concern when buying a tent, but you still want good quality, the Kelty Late Start 2 is the best place to look. The Late Start 2 packs down to 16 x 7 x 7 inches. While certainly not tiny, it will work in a backpack. Similarly, at a minimum weight of 4 pounds, it could work for short backpacking excursions. It sets up super fast with a simple two-pole design. And two small pockets offer space to stash a couple of important items.Buy Now
Best Family Camping Tent: REI Co-op Kingdom 4 Tent
The REI Kingdom 4 is a palace of a camping tent. REI designed it to sleep four adults, and boy, will it ever! And while it does cost a significant chunk of cash ($399), we think it’s a great value at that price. With nearly vertical walls, a rectangular floor, and 75 inches of peak height, the interior living space on the Kingdom 4 is massive. There’s space to hang out with your family, sit in chairs, lay cots, or whatever a group of four would desire. The interior space is wonderfully livable. It’s the spot you’d want to weather a 2-day rainstorm.Buy Now
Best Premium 4-Season Tent: Hilleberg Allak 3
If there was one tent that really stood out in the test it was the Allak 3 from Hilleberg. It is beautiful and will work year-round in good-to-horrible weather. It’s incredibly durable and well-designed. The Allak 3 will sleep three people in snug comfort. And for two people, it’s basically palatial. Two large vestibules shade two nice doors with rain gutters (a remarkable touch). Zip open the tough Kerlon 1200 outer tent fabric and revel in an interior space that will both protect from stinging winter winds and vent well on hot summer nights. This is one of the few true four-season tents we’ve used. Most winter tents are just too warm for summer, but the Allak should do both with ease.Buy Now
Best for Thru-Hiking: Black Diamond Distance Tent with Adapter
Black Diamond created a unique system with the Distance Tent. It uses a specific type of trekking pole for support (or you can add the proper handles to any brand’s trekking pole if you don’t want to buy new ones). The integrated design attaches the poles to a single crossbar at the top of the tent for sturdy setup. It’s a dialed system that creates a strong, useful shelter for one person. As a minimal shelter for solo hikers, this is a great, very light option at 1 pound 9 ounces.Buy Now
Tent with Lights: Big Agnes Manzanares HV SL 2 mtnGLO Tent
This lightweight tent brings a little something extra with built-in interior lights. We originally thought this might be just a pointless gimmick, but the lights quickly became a favorite feature. Give your headlamp a break and enjoy some backcountry mood lighting. With a minimum trail weight of 3 pounds 11 ounces, it’s not the lightest backpacking tent on the market. But it offers enough features to be worth the extra ounces. The double doors allow for easy in-and-out, without tripping over your tentmate. And the color-coded poles make for easy setup.Buy Now
Best Sleeping Pads of 2019
From ultralight sleeping pads to ultracomfortable air beds, we tested and found the best camping and backpacking sleeping pads to fit every adventure and budget. Read a detailed review of each sleeping pad here.
Best Camping Chairs of 2019
From camping trips to ultralight backpacking excursions, we’ve tested and found the best camping chairs for every adventure. Read a detailed review of each camping and backpacking chair here.
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