Go easy on the planet — and your wallet! — with pre-loved gear. REI’s Used Gear online shop makes it easier than ever to reduce, reuse, and get outside.
In an effort to keep good gear out of the landfill and help more people afford the gear to get outside, REI Used Gear is giving new life to returned gear.
Not only is this good for the planet, but it’s also good for your wallet. There are some major savings to be had, and we’re here to help you find the best deals. Below, you’ll find a selection of our favorite Used Gear savings (article updated on 8/7/19 with more used gear), followed by a helpful guide explaining the REI Used Gear program.
REI Used Gear: Save Big Now
Here, we’ve highlighted some of our favorite Used Gear deals, but remember, the selection is always changing. If you don’t see the color or size you’re looking for, be sure to check back. If you see something you like, snap it up because it won’t last long.
Ghost Whisperer Down Jacket — Women’s: $146 (53% Off)
This packable and warm jacket will keep you cozy all winter long. The 800-fill down resists moisture and retains loft even when wet. At less than 8 ounces, it won’t weigh you down and is very packable. It’s great for travel, cold nights on the trail, or running errands around town. Get it now for over half off in Bright Island Blue.
Outdoor Research Ferrosi Hoodie — Men’s: $61 (53% Off)
This do-all jacket is equally at home at the local crag as it as at your favorite coffee shop. The water- and wind-resistant fabric will keep you comfortable no matter what Mother Nature throws your way. The nylon-spandex blend has just enough stretch for full mobility, and the drop-tail hem provides a bit of extra coverage.
Granite Gear Crown VC 60 Ki Pack: $108 (46% Off)
The Crown VC 60 has been a very popular pack with backpackers and thru-hikers over the years. The removable frame suspension offers solid support with minimal weight for ultralight treks, and the roll-top opening lets you grab gear in a flash. Plus, it uses a burly CORDURA fabric to resist the wear and tear of the trail.
Vuori Asymmetric Block Leggings — Women’s: $39 (52% Off)
These are among our favorite leggings. They have a slightly higher and wider waistband, making them both flattering and very comfortable. The fabric is soft, stretchy, and quick-drying, making it a perfect legging for yoga, hiking, or travel.
Hestra Ergo Grip Active Gloves: $55 (50% Off)
These gloves keep hands warm while allowing for full dexterity. The Gore Windstopper outer keeps biting-cold wind at bay, and the goat leather palm makes them extra durable. The Hestra Ergo Grip gloves are flexible, comfortable, and warm.
KÜHL Shattered Shirt — Men’s: $24 (68% Off)
Everyone needs a good button-up shirt. And at just 24 bucks, this is a steal. The inner fabric is extra soft for next-to-skin comfort, and the outer layer is extra durable. This shirt comes complete with adjustable cuffs, two chest pockets, and an interior security pocket.
REI Co-op AirRail 1.5 Self-Inflating Sleeping Pad: $48 (56% Off)
Never roll off your sleeping pad again with the AirRail. The side bumpers help keep you centered while snoozing, and the tapered mummy shape reduces weight. An insulated foam center provides extra comfort and insulation while the inflation allows for customization.
Patagonia Nine Trails Shirt — Women’s: $21 (53% Off)
Whether hitting the trail, biking around town, or grabbing a cup of coffee, this shirt provides all-day comfort. The raglan sleeve construction makes for a chafe-free fit, and the Polygiene odor control keeps things stink-free. Plus, it wicks moisture and dries quickly.
Giro Ella Snow Goggles: $77 (57% Off)
Enjoy an unobstructed view so you can focus on the mountain. The plush foam makes for a comfortable fit from sunup to sundown. And the quick-change lens system means you’ll be ready for every mountain condition.
Therm-a-Rest Compressible Pillow: $16 (40% Off)
Who says camping means roughing it? Take a pillow on your next car camping adventure and sleep soundly all night long. This pillow packs down for travel and expands for sleeping. And you can feel good knowing it’s made using the leftover a bits of sleeping pads, which keeps more materials out of the landfill.
REI Rainwall Rain Jacket — Kids’: $30 (53% Off)
Lightweight and packable, this jacket will keep kids protected from storms and wind. Adjustable cuffs keep rain out, and the drop-tail hem provides extra coverage.
Big Agnes Upper Slide SL 20: $95 (53% Off)
The Upper Slide sleeping bag takes synthetic insulation to the next level. It’s compressible, packable, light, and warm. The vaulted footbox provides extra loft and warmth. And the layered, offset quilting prevents cold spots. Plus, you can sleep happy knowing 80 percent of the fill is recycled.
Stanley Steel Growler Pack: $38 (53% Off)
Keep the party going with a travel-size growler. The double-walled, vacuum-insulated growler keeps beverages fresh and cold for 24 hours. The set also includes four stainless steel cups so you can share with friends. You’ll be the most popular person around the campfire.
Want more used gear deals? We’ll spend the next few weeks highlighting the best products and deals from REI’s Used Gear program in the new GearJunkie Store.
REI Used Gear: How It Works
Customers anywhere can shop online for returned, inspected, and approved gear at a fraction of retail. Products are up to half off (or sometimes even more) the retail price.
Where Does the Gear Come From?
Every year, thousands of items are returned to REI. Many of them are barely used and in great condition. And while the much-loved REI Garage Sale offers up some of this returned gear, the brand was looking for something more.
As opposed to the members-only Garage Sale, the Used Gear store is open to anyone, anywhere. You can easily shop from the comfort of your home all year long.
In What Condition Is the Gear?
Each returned item goes through a strict screening process, and only the best items are chosen for the Used Gear store. Per the Condition Guide, every item is marked as Excellent, Lightly Worn, Moderately Worn, or Well Worn. Most items are in Excellent or Lightly Worn condition, and everything sold has plenty of life left in it.
Do the Products Have a Warranty?
Items sold through the Used Gear store are offered as-is and without the usual 1-year warranty offered on new items at REI. However, there is a 30-day satisfaction guarantee. If you’re not satisfied with your purchase, you can return it within 30 days of purchase through the REI Used Gear Returns Portal.
Why Buy Used Gear?
Not only does buying used cost less, it’s great for the planet, too. It keeps good, usable gear out of the landfill. Plus, if less new items are needed, less raw materials will be consumed. Buying used is a great way to get the gear you need to get outside while lessening the impact on this Earth we love exploring.
This article is sponsored by REI. Visit the REI Used Gear store to learn more or shop for more great deals.