Editor’s note: This article was originally published on Switchback Travel.
Winter is coming to a close, making it the perfect time to save on past-season colors and products that will be updated for next year.
To help make room for new arrivals, REI Co-op is hosting an extensive End of Season Clearance event from March 1 until supplies run out! From winter jackets to ski kits, rain shells, and camping gear, it’s a great chance to score big-ticket items at a sizable discount.
Below are some of the deals and information on how to shop both in store and online.Shop the Entire Sale
Sale Runs March 1 Until Supplies Last
REI’s End of Season Clearance event is underway and will continue until supplies last. It’s important to note that this isn’t a standard REI sale — the clearance deals are less defined, and sizing and color options are a little more limited overall. With that in mind, we advise buying early because many products will likely sell out quickly.
The good news is that you can shop either in store or, for best availability, online at REI.com to take advantage of the savings. The sale includes up to 60% off brands like Outdoor Research, Black Diamond, REI Co-op, Arc’teryx, Helly Hansen, and more.
Below, we outline some of the discounted gear, including winter and ski jackets, rain shells, insulation, and more.
REI Co-op: Up to 60% Off
On the ski side, the REI First Chair GTX and Powderbound lineups — which include both jacket and pant/bib styles — are discounted by 30% for men and 40% for women. In deciding between the two, the First Chair is the more performance-focused option with proven GORE-TEX waterproofing in an uninsulated, two-layer construction, while the cheaper Powderbound is packed with 60g and 80g polyester for frigid days inbounds.
And on the general winter gear side, the Stormhenge Down Hybrid Jacket is 40% off for men and 60% off for women. This jacket is a combination of premium 850-fill-power down (with synthetic in moisture-prone areas) with a waterproof shell. It’s also offered in parka length and in women’s plus sizes for 60% off.
Finally, while relatively limited, REI in-house brand does have a couple deals on the camping front, including 50% off of its popular Camp X and Camp Xtra chairs.
Outdoor Research: Up to 60% Off
Seattle-based Outdoor Research knows a thing or two about wet weather, and we’re excited to see some of its leading rain and ski shells discounted significantly.
The Helium Rain Jacket is 60% off (men’s and women’s). And for a more multisport-friendly option, the Foray II and Aspire II are also discounted by 60% and have upgraded GORE-TEX waterproofing and full-length side zippers for dumping heat quickly while on the move.
For the powder hounds among us, OR also offers ski jackets, many of which are included in the clearance event. The Skytour AscentShell Jacket is 40% off (men’s and women’s) and boasts OR’s namesake AscentShell membrane that offers a mix of stretch, breathability, and protection.
For a step up in performance, try Outdoor Research’s Hemispheres II, which is also 40% off (men’s and women’s). It has upgraded GORE-TEX waterproofing, strategically placed stretch panels for mobility, and pit-to-hem venting similar to the previously mentioned Foray II.
Final note: Don’t overlook OR’s discounted gloves and mittens — they’re also on sale.Shop Now
Arc’teryx: Up to 20% Off
Arc’teryx is a leader in technical mountain apparel, but its products rarely — if ever — come cheap. The good news is that some of the brand’s most popular offerings are discounted during REI’s End of Season Clearance event.
The Atom Hoody (men’s and women’s) is 20% off. But if you prefer down insulation for its compressibility and warmth, past-season colors of Arc’teryx’s premium Cerium Down Hoody (men’s and women’s) are also 20% off.
Moving away from insulation, some of Arc’teryx’s ski and multisport shells are also on sale while supplies last. Starting with the former, the brand’s women’s-specific Sentinel collection — which includes the standard jacket and pants as well as an anorak, insulated shell, bibs, and onesie — is 20% off and is an option for those who split their time between the resort and backcountry. For more of an all-around design, past-season colors of the brand’s women’s Beta AR (“all round”) and LT (“lightweight”) hardshells are also on sale.
Helly Hansen: Up to 30% Off
Norway-based Helly Hansen specializes in ski outerwear and mountain-ready shells. One of its most popular designs, the Alpha 3.0 Jacket, is 20% off during this sale. This jacket is equipped with PrimaLoft insulation that takes the sting out of chilly chairlift rides and provides freedom of movement with four-way stretch, according to the brand.
REI doesn’t currently sell the women’s version, but the Alphelia Lifaloft Insulated Jacket is a close alternative.
To complete your kit, past-season colors of Helly Hansen’s Legendary Insulated Pants are also on sale (30% for men and 20% for women) while supplies last.Shop Now
NEMO: Up to 50% Off
NEMO is an irrefutable leader in the camping space, and there are a decent amount of deals from the brand. The Aurora Highrise series of tents offered in four- and six-person capacities are 25% off. Key features of these tents include standing-height interiors, steep sidewalls, massive footprints, and easy setup.
Some of the brand’s top sleeping pads and bags are also on sale, including the luxurious Roamer pad and Jazz sleeping bag — both of which are 25% off and come in both standard and double-wide versions.
Finally, NEMO’s Stargaze and Moonlight chairs are both 50% off.Shop Now
Exped: Up to 25% Off
Exped’s MegaMat has changed the car camping game, with its MegaMat Duo 10 being a popular option for two people (the one-person model is also discounted). Cost is often the biggest obstacle, but 25% off during REI’s clearance event makes the price more approachable.
To complete your kit, the MegaSleep Duo 25/40 Double is essentially two sleeping bags in one, allowing you to connect both pieces for a two-person setup, or separate them on warm nights or when camping solo.
Finally, on the backpacking side, Exped’s Ultra and Dura pads are on sale and come in several variations depending on the levels of warmth and durability you need.
Black Diamond: Up to 50% Off
Black Diamond’s discounts are relatively few compared to most of the other brands here, but there are still some quality deals worth having on your radar. From warm and waterproof Mercury Mittens and Guide Gloves to the backcountry-ready Cirque and Tour gloves, it’s all 30% off.Shop Now
Other Details on the REI Co-op End of Season Sale
There are a few ways to buy during REI’s End of Season Clearance event. If you live near a brick-and-mortar REI, you can shop in store. This is a great way to try on gear and clothing in person and make sure you’re getting the right fit. If an item isn’t in stock at your store, a sales representative can place the order for you online — and you’ll have the option of picking it up in store or having it shipped to your home address.
Alternatively, those who prefer to shop at home can make purchases directly through REI.com. Shipping is free on orders over $50 (members get free shipping regardless of the total), or you can send your order to your local store for free pickup.
Regardless of how you choose to shop, all items are covered by REI’s 100% Satisfaction Guarantee and can be returned either by mail or in store — with a few exceptions — within one year of purchase for members (non-members have a 90-day return window).Shop Now
This article is sponsored by REI. Check out its entire End of Season Clearance sale online.