Just like a bear emerging from hibernation and migratory birds in spring, REI introduces Great annual anniversary discounts around Memorial Day. This year’s event runs from May 20 to May 30. Many items are up to 30% off, but REI Co-op members save up to 20% off any full-price item that’s available. their choice and get an extra 20% off any REI Store items with code ANNIV22.
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Boating is an easy water sport to get into, but city dwellers often don’t have room for kayaks in their apartments. Oru’s foldable kayaks are easy to store and transport, and they don’t go on sale very often. This is its smallest kayak, only really suitable for flat water. It weighs just 20 pounds and can be folded within minutes. You may also need a personal flotation device (PFD) and a paddle.
Apparel and fitness deals
If you’re just starting to run seriously, you don’t need to spend more than $200 on a running watch. Garmin’s Forerunner series is GPS-enabled to more accurately track your speed and distance, and Garmin’s software offers features like PacePro to help you tailor your workouts. Our test Guide to the Best Garmin Watches for more recommendations.
The brand name “Camelbak” is synonymous with “hydration pack” in the way “Q-Tip” means “cotton swab”. Several packs of Camelbak are on sale, but this 2-liter is muscular enough for your biggest adventures.
If you spend any time outdoors, Buff is very helpful (and it’s a shame, but I find it off topic). I use my headband as a headband to keep my bangs from my eyes and sweat on my forehead or neck, as a half-mask to keep dust out while mountain biking, or as an object. keep my head warm under my bike helmet when it’s raining or cold. outside.
Like its tent, REI’s rain jacket offers incredible value for money. Rainier is a perennially affordable option in our guide to The best raincoat.
Kari Traa’s exclusive Norwegian women’s sportswear can be a good choice if you don’t like the tight-fitting or popular pastel purple that many other manufacturers use for their women’s wear. I tried this jacket on, and it layered well under my outer shell. Our test How to place classes? instructions for more information.
If you’re a REI member, you get access to more deals than just the aforementioned discounts on full-priced items. Several of us own this little daylight pack in various colors. This one is made from Bluesign-approved eco-friendly materials and is solution dyed in a process that reduces water consumption. Our 101 . Hiking Guide There are other package options as well.
Camping and cooking deals
I have nothing more to say about this convertible sleeping bag/jacket except that you definitely need it. My kids and I each have our own, and we all hang around the campsite like worms, much to my dismay. It’s Slanket Camp. You will wear it. All of. The. Time.
As we found in our testing for The best tent, REI’s offers incredible value for money. I have been using my REI tent for a decade. It’s really hard to find another backpacking tent with these specs at this ridiculous price, including a dragonfly, footprints, lines, and bag.
MSR makes some of the best backpacking gear; My own backpack kitchen is a much older MSR Whisperlite. This all-in-one system conveniently encapsulates itself and the pot screws securely fasten to the burner. It’s both a great backpack stove and an additional boiler set if the two of you camp kitchen Burns are occupied with pancakes and eggs.
I seem to have to change my insulation damper for both hot and cold campsite drinks every year. How do these just disappear? We usually like the bottles of Hydro Flask and you can check it out The Best Travel Mugs Guide for more.
Mobile generating stations aren’t just about making sure you can work “out of office” at the base camp. I have this in our emergency preparedness kit to charge my ebike, phone and laptop. For more (smaller) options, check out our guide to The best portable charger.
If you’re living that #vanlife this summer, you can use the power station to recharge your electric cooler, so you don’t have to take up half of your ice cooler’s real estate. Like the Goal Zero Yeti, it can be powered from an outlet or from a a solar panel.
I have no reason to recommend these chopsticks except that Snow Peak is weighted and balanced so it feels good to hold in your hand. You’ll use your reusable device more often if it’s nice and you enjoy holding it. Check out our guide to The best reusable product for more.
Biking and climbing deals
With what’s going on supply chain problems, if you can find a bike in stock, buy it. Electra is owned by Trek. The low flat foot shape means you can sit comfortably upright while keeping both feet firmly on the ground when you stop — a boon for new cyclists. Unfortunately electric version no discount.
I swear this is the summer my kids will learn to ride a bike. If you are a member, you can also purchase your kid’s bike for a bigger one.
If you’re still avoiding indoor gyms due to the ongoing pandemic, you can attach a hanger on one of your doorways to perform pull-ups and maintain finger strength. I own this very simple, reliable one.
If you’re a serious cyclist who’s been riding for hours, a wrist-worn device probably isn’t right for you anymore. Edge helps you navigate; features two-way messaging when you are out of network; and it is compatible with other Garmin devices, such as chest strap heart rate monitors or Varia radar sensors help detect passing cars (sort of).
If you have world-beating quads, lots of money and not much space, then you absolutely need this Compact bike simulator that can reproduce your precise pedaling, cycling and gearshift feeling. It is worth mentioning that you can also ride your actual bike on one of the Wahoo’s Coach.
Your helmet should have MIPS (Multi-Directional Impact Protection System) technology, which allows it to rotate slightly around your head in the event of a crash and absorb more rotational force. In addition, the Nutcase helmet also makes you look like a stylish skater rather than like you are walking into Le Tour de Dork.
Speaking of looking like a dork, would the padded gloves help ease the discomfort of cycling and turning? Unfortunately, they have. REI is offering 25% off all Pearl Izumi devices for the duration of the sale.
Your bike lock can be as personal as your bike; I use this highly rated chain lock because I have a cargo bike and don’t want to waste my time searching for a U-lock for both my bike and my standard bike rack. Lots of Kryptonite bike locks are on sale; Payment procedures Guide to the Best Bicycle Locks for more.
If I’m running or cycling at night, I always throw this on my clothes. It is lightweight and adjustable; I forgot I was wearing it, but the car wasn’t.