Best Backpacking Equipment Deals from REI’s Anniversary Sale

This is a sponsored post provided by REI. REI’s Anniversary Sale runs from May 20 to May 30.

eThat same year, REI celebrates another ride around the sun with anniversary sale. It’s time, and now until May 30th, hikers and backpackers can score great deals on gear and apparel during Co-op’s biggest sale of the year. Brands including Osprey, NEMO, Garmin, Big Agnes, MSR and Ursack all feature prominently.

Whether you’re looking to update your setup or you’re gearing up for the first time, you might not get a better opportunity all year long. This is not your normal sale, you guys. The sale menu is huge, and it’s absolutely packed with great deals for hikers. Here are our best picks.

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The best deals from REI’s Anniversary Sale

Osprey Levity 60 Backpack (Men) / Lumina 60 (Women) | 25% off
Selling for $202.49 (regular price $270)

  • Weight: 31.2 ounces (height) | 30 ounces (lumena)

Levity and Lumina are the lightest Osprey backpacks ever. Although they feature Osprey’s ventilated trampoline-style suspension system and a removable brain, these two packs weigh less than two pounds. For those with more compact gear and a keen desire to save weight, the 45L Levity and Lumina are also 25% off during sale.

Gregory Maven 55 Backpack (Women) / Paragon 58 (Men) | 25% off
Selling for $187.39 (regular price $249.95)

  • Weight: 54 oz (muffin) | 55 ounces (paragon)

For those who want more cushioning and structure than a lighter pack can provide, Gregory’s Maven and Paragon backpacks are a solid choice. We love that these packs come with rain covers built in, something you don’t see often and that makes the price and weight seem more reasonable.

Cotopaxi Bataan Fanny Pack | 25% off
Discounts $22.49 (Reg. $30)

  • Weight: 4 oz
  • Eligibility: 3 liters

Fanny packs are quickly becoming the ultimate hiking fashion statement – plus they make it super easy to reach for your hiking snacks! All Cotopaxi fanny packs are 25% off during sale, but Bataan has the best weight-to-volume ratio for hikers.

Nemo disco 15 sleeping bag for men/women | 25% off
Selling for $230.49 (regular price $307.34)

  • Weight: 43 oz (men) | 49 oz (women’s)
  • Materials: 650 fill down, 30D ripstop nylon shell, 30D nylon taffeta lining

Featuring NEMO’s signature spoon-shaped cutouts, Thermo Gill eyelets, and a generous pull collar, the Disco offers all the convenience of a mummy bag without the claustrophobia. A great choice for side sleepers. Disco 30 for men and women is 25% off during REI’s anniversary sale.

Big Agnes Torchlight 20 Sleeping Bags | 25% off
Selling $239.89 (regular price $319.95)

  • Weight: 43 oz
  • Materials: 600 fill DownTek water-resistant, ripstop nylon shell

This mummy bag stands out from the crowd thanks to the expandable panels on both sides. Zip it to secure it around you or unzip it to make more room inside – it’s up to you.

ZOLEO Satellite Communicator | 25% off
Discount $149.99 (Reg. $200)

This lightweight satellite calling device provides SOS, location sharing and two-way text messaging over the Iridium satellite network. ZOLEO is remarkably affordable considering all it has to offer, especially right now when it’s on sale for $50 off.

Black Diamond Spot 400 Headlights | 25% off
Selling $33.69 (Reg. $44.95)

  • Weight: 2.7 ounces (with batteries)
  • Lumens: 400 (height) | 200 (medium) | 6 (low)

This headlight can be powered by either three AAA batteries or the Black Diamond’s own rechargeable lithium battery, giving you maximum flexibility in the field. Speaking of flexibility, you can also choose between three different levels of light output, three strobe patterns, red light mode, and light beam or spot patterns.

Men’s / Women’s REI XeroDry GTX Rain Jacket | 30 . discount
Selling for $111.29 (regular price $159)

  • Weight: 12.5 oz (men) | 10.6 oz (women’s)
  • Materials:

These Gore-tex Paclite rain jackets feature a sleek, hinged design complete with waterproof zippers. For a more economical alternative, check out the REI Rainier rain jacket, which is also discounted during the anniversary sale.

REI 650 Down Jacket 2 Men / Women | 30 . discount
Selling for $69.89 (regular price $99.95)

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  • Weight: 11 oz (men) | 10.8 ounces (women’s)
  • Materials: 650ml nylon taffeta, recycled

The high-quality middle class of backpacks doesn’t have to break the bank. REI’s 650 Down Jacket is ridiculously more affordable than ever during the anniversary sale. Never get cold on the trail again with this silky soft quilted bouffant.

Topo Athletic Trailventure Men / Women | 35% off (members only)
$90.99 off (regular price $140)

  • Weight: 26.2 oz (men) | 20.8 ounces (women’s)

For those who desire the light weight, breathability, and affordability of a trail runner combined with the support and stability of a hiking boot, this mid-foot shoe may be the perfect compromise. Featuring a Vibram sole, drainage ports, and a spacious toe box, the Trailventure offers something for everyone. If you’re a Co-op member, you can get these boots for over a third of their MSRP during REI’s Anniversary Sale.

La Sportiva Bushido II for men / women | 25% off
Selling for $97.49 (regular price $130)

  • Weight: 21 oz (men) | 17.6 oz (women’s)
  • Low heel toe: 6 mm

We hikers love runners, but replacement shoes can cost miles away. Save 25% on Bushido II, an ergonomically designed, moderately relaxed trail runner popular with hikers, from now through May 30.

Ken Targhee III Men/Women | 20% off
Selling for $139.89 (regular price $174.95)

  • Weight: 34.8 oz (Men) | 18.4 ounces (women’s)

Keen Targhees are the perfect hiking boot. They feature durable, oiled nubuck leather uppers with a Keen waterproof treatment and a sturdy outsole and grip. These shoes (and the brand in general) are best for hikers with wider feet or who prefer more room in their shoes. If the Targhees don’t float on your boat, never fear: ALL Keen shoes are on sale for 20% off at REI during their anniversary sale.

Zero Shoes Z-Trail EV Men’s / Women’s Sandals | 25% off
Selling for $59.89 (regular price $79.95)

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  • Weight: 10.8 oz (Men) | 8.6 ounces (women’s)

camp shoes Such as A great luxury after a long day in your hiking boots. These ultra-light sandals are surprisingly comfortable and won’t take up much space in your bag so you can join Team Camp Shoes without feeling guilty.

Men’s / Women’s Super Fit Trailblazer Slippers | 25% off
Selling $41.89 (Reg. $54.94)

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These aftermarket slippers are worth their weight in gold. They provide much more structure and support than the flimsy extras that come standard with most shoes and have saved many hikers from failing due to foot pain.

Leki Legacy Lite Trekking Poles | 25% off
Selling $74.89 (Reg. $99.95)

A good pair of trekking poles keep your knees on steep inclines, help you stay upright when your balance fails otherwise (it happens to the best of us), and can even be used to pitch a very light tent. These aluminum poles feature a comfortable cork/rubber hybrid grip and remarkably easy length adjustment.

MSR Windburner stove system | 25% off
Selling for $127.39 (regular price $169.95)

This compact canister stove efficiently transfers heat from the stovetop to the locking pot so water boils faster and fuel lasts longer, even on extremely hot days. Sure, it weighs about a pound, but that’s not actually bad when you consider that this is an all-in-one setup including a convenient built-in pot, stove, can holder, and windshield.

Snow Peak Titanium Trek 700 mg | 20% off
Selling for $39.89 (regular price $49.95)

The 700ml titanium mug is large enough for all your hot food and beverage needs. If you haven’t jumped into titanium cookware yet, now’s the perfect opportunity. it’s a So Much lighter than aluminum and very durable too. The lid has a handy drain hole that can also be used as storage for metal winches and a handy clip to hang the lid on or to secure a fuel canister during the day.

Sea to Summit X-Pot Kettle | 25% off
Selling for $29.89 (Reg. $39.95)

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  • Weight: 6.5 oz
  • Materials: Solid anodized aluminum base, heat resistant silicone walls

The 1.3L X-Pot Kettle is a silicone collapsible pot for cooking and boiling water. It folds down to just over an inch, giving you plenty of room in your bag – plus, no more annoying metal rattling sounds from your cooking pot.

BearVault BV450 | 25% off
Selling for $57.69 (Reg. $76.95)

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Everyone’s favorite hard-sided, bear-resistant lunch box is on sale now through May 30th. For those with larger food storage needs, the BV500 is also 25% off.

Orsak Major | 30 . discount
Selling for $69.89 (regular price $99.95)

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A standard volume of 10 liters will be sufficient for most backpackers. REI says it’ll keep food for five days for one person, so three days is probably fine for a hiker through—either way, more than enough space. Major 15L and 30L versions are also on sale, as well as the larger Ursack Allmitey.

Katadin Be Free 1 Liter | 25% off
Selling $33.69 (Reg. $44.95)

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Hikers through filtration love this water bottle because the flow rate is very fast. Imagine hiking up to a stream crossing, whipping your BeFree, scooping up some water, messing around again, and drinking water at hand, without having to stop and take off your bag. Katadin makes the water stop faster and less complex.

Catadin Stripe Ultra | 25% off
Selling for $89.89 (regular price $119.95)

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If you’re worried that your water sources might need a little extra purification, a USB rechargeable UV purifier is the way to go. Steripen can kill 99.99% of bacteria and protozoa And the Viruses out of a liter of water in just 90 seconds.

Featured image: Graphic design by Jillian Werner (@yourstrulyjillian).

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