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As we transition from winter to spring it means two things: You can find massive discounts on winter gear and find sales on spring styles. But this clearance sale that’s happening at REI right now has price drops on both, so it’s definitely worth snooping through.
From now until Monday, March 9, REI is offering an extra 25% off their clearance items that are already discounted up to 50% off, including brands like Patagonia, The North Face, Brooks, and more. Seriously, these are some of the steepest discounts we’ve ever seen from the outdoor retailer and is this perfect chance to save on items for next season and hiking gear for the upcoming warm weather.
To help you shop through the store’s extensive listings, we rounded up the 16 best deals you can get right now. You better hurry, though, because these things will sell out.
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1. A lightweight jacket that’s ideal for spring
When it comes to The North Face jackets, the Denali 2 might be the most iconic of them all. This lightweight fleece is both casual, goes with everything, and it will give you just enough warmth as you transition out of your heavy winter coat. Right now, you can get it for under $100, which is pretty much unheard of and an amazing price.
2. This water bottle with a cult following
Hydro Flasks are kind of a big deal in within the water bottle community. They come in fun colors and literally keeps your water cold for hours, which is essential whether you’re on a long hike or just walking to class. In fact, Hydro Flask makes one of the best water bottles we’ve ever tested and we loved that it aced all of our tests while still having a lifetime guarantee. Right now, you can get one with a stylish REI Co-op logo for the lowest price we’ve ever seen.
Get the REI Co-op Hydro Flask Wide-Mouth Water Bottle, 32 fl. oz. for $22.44 (Save $17.51)
3. These popular Brooks running shoes
Spring is my favorite time to run. You’re not bogged down by winter layers and you’re not struggling to breathe through humidity, and the cool, spring air is frankly wonderful. With 500 reviews and a 4.25-star rating on REI, these Brooks sneakers are quite popular and people love that they’re stylish and supportive. These kicks are also at a great price right now, so it’s a great time to scoop them up to hit the pavement come spring.
4. The iconic Patagonia Better Sweater
Name a piece of clothing that’s more iconic than the Patagonia Better Sweater. I’ll wait. The thick, “outdoorsy” pullover is oh-so-cozy, yet is always in fashion. Seriously, you just throw it on and you look put together. Right now, you can get this lightweight one (a.k.a. perfect for spring) for just over $60, which is one of the better prices we’ve seen for this fleece.
Get the Women’s Patagonia Lightweight Better Sweater Marsupial Pullover for $62.19 (Save $56.81)
5. Bright raincoats for spring showers
The springtime also means some chilly, spring showers, which can be miserable if you don’t have the right gear. Thankfully, this rain jacket from The North Face will protect you from inclement weather, and you can pack it into a pouch for easy travel. You can get a great price on select styles and sizes of this durable, water-resistant jacket right now. Believe me, it looks just as good on the sidelines of a kids’ sporting event as it does on the hiking trails.
6. A popular hammock for lounging around
When I picture a generic college campus, students hanging around on the grass and in hammocks comes to mind. ENO hammocks are perfect for lounging around whether you’re in the quad, your backyard, or the wilderness. They’re easy to hang up, and are just as easy to pack away, in case you doze off and are short on time for your next adventure. Thanks to this sale you can get the DoubleNest size on sale in a striking orange color.
Get the ENO DoubleNest Hammock with Insect Shield for $44.94 (Save $45.01)
7. A super supportive sports bra
Whether you’re running, doing yoga, or trying out a hit workout, you’re going to want a sports bra that keeps the girls in place. This one from Brooks is highly rated for being more supportive for larger cup sizes as well as being comfortable. Right now, you can get it for an amazing price, so you might as well grab a few.
Get the Brooks Juno Sports Bra for $33.69 (Save $31.31)
8. A duffle that can be worn as a pack
They call this bag the Black Hole Duffle for a reason: at 55 liters, it literally fits so much stuff. Not only is there a large main compartment to stuff your clothes, toiletries, and more in, but there’s a side pocket that can be accessed interiorly or exteriorly and a smaller mesh pocket for smaller items. Plus, it can be carried as a duffle or pack for easy travel. My college-aged brother uses this bag when he travels home for the holidays and it can hold enough for weeks worth of travel.
Get the Patagonia Black Hole Duffel, 55L for $72.69 (Save $66.31)
9. A blanket for camping and beyond
For extra comfort on the hard campground floors or during a picnic, you’re going to want the Rumpl blanket. This thing is essentially an insulated down jacket in blanket form, meaning it’s both comfortable and warm. It has 600-fill-power duck down and can be packed away in a convenient carry case for easy travel. Plus, it’s both water-resistant and machine washable, which is ideal if you’re using it outdoors. Right now, it’s on sale in the cool geo fractal pattern as well as a few other colors.
10. A lightweight, yet warm Patagonia jacket
This jacket might actually be magic. Despite only weighing 10 ounces, the Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket manages to keep you nice and toasty thanks to its incredible insulation. It can also be packed into a bag and is made of 55% recycled content, so you can feel good about your purchase from an environmental standpoint. While we’re nearing the end of winter, this coat is on super sale, so you might as well nab it for next season.
11. A headlamp to light the way
When it’s dark out this spring, you’re going to want something to light the way when you’re hiking or camping. This popular headlamp is a hands-free way to cast light on whatever you’re doing instead of a flashlight. Plus, it has practical uses aside from the outdoors. You can use it to illuminate your grill when cooking after dark, to go for a jog when it’s dark out, or to search around the dark corners of your basement while keeping your hands free to clear away cobwebs before they hit your face.
Get the Petzl Tikkina Headlamp for $11.19 (Save $8.76)
12. A great base layer for winter sports
When you need an extra layer of warmth for skiing, snowboarding, or just commuting to work, just toss on this base layer from Smartwool. It’s highly rated for being durable, slimming, and comfortable, and is under $50 right now. While you might not need it too much at the end of the season, it’ll be nice to have for next year, especially at this price.
13. An inflatable sleeping bag for camping and slumber parties
If you don’t like the feeling of the cold, hard ground, then you’re going to want a sleeping pad when camping. This one from Big Agnes is insulated to keep you nice and toasty throughout the night, plus at just one pound it’s easy to pack up and go to the next campsite. It’s ideal for even the coldest camping night—and is comfortable enough for your child’s next slumber party.
Get the Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Ultra Sleeping Pad for $56.19 (Save $43.76)
14. An insulated tumbler for coffee and more
Hydro Flask doesn’t just make great water bottles, they also have tumblers that have garnered a cult following as well. They’ll keep your cold brew ice cold throughout the day, and right now you can get it on sale in cobalt, olive, and white.
Get the Hydro Flask Tumbler, 32 fl. oz. for $22.44 (Save $17.51)
15. The perfect pack for kids
Whether your kid needs a new pack for school or something to throw their supplies in before the next family hike or scout camping trip, this one from REI is a winner. It’s quite popular on the site because it’s super durable (a must for kids) and fits a ton. It’s super cheap right now, which is good for something they’ll grow out of in a few years.
Get the Kids’ REI Co-op Tarn 18 Pack for $22.44 (Save $17.51)
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