Labor Day marks the end of summer, and we can’t think of a better way to use the holiday than a classic backpacking trip. REI’s annual Labor Day sale is always a good one, and this year they have solid discount on some of our favorite products.
See our hand-picked deals below, and be sure to shop the full REI Labor Day Sale if you’re looking for something specific.
MPOWERD LUCI Outdoor 2.0 – $17.39 (30% OFF)
The MPOWERD Luci Outdoor 2.0 is an impressive solar lantern that floats. It has 75 lumens of light, which is enough for playing cards in the tent at night or reading, an adjustable strap for hanging, and a 24 hour charge on low. There’s a battery indicator, it has a waterproof construction (IP67 rating), and is best when charged up during your trek during the day, then used around camp at night. And it weighs 4.4 ounces, about the same as a headlamp.
If you need something simple and easy to light up your group or tent, the MPOWERD LUCI Outdoor 2.0 is an excellent choice.
REI Camp X Chair – $27.59 (30% Off)
REI’s Camp X Chair is what most people consider to be the classic car camping chair. With a cup holder, plenty of height off the ground, and a small storage pocket, the Camp X Chair provides simple comfort around a fire, on the beach, or in your backyard. The mesh nylon back lets airflow on hot days, and the whole thing packs into a long bundle that weighs just above seven pounds.
If you need a simple, affordable camping chair, this is it.
Platypus GravityWorks Water Filter – $74.89 (25% OFF)
You want to make sure the water you drink in the backcountry is safe, and the Platypus GravityWorks is the best option for small groups. Highly packable, the GravityWorks lets you store two liters of water in the clean bag while having another two liters on tap in the dirty bag.
The best part, though, is the gravity. Simple hang the GravityWorks from a tree branch (or place it on a high rock) and let gravity pull the dirty water through the filter. No pumping required. The system works extremely well int he backcountry, so much so that it won an award from us.
If you’ve been looking for that one-and-done water filter solution, this is it.
REI IGNEO 25 – $167.39 (40% OFF)
The REI Igneo sleeping bags are some of the warmest, most well-made premium sleeping bags at a reasonable cost. And at 40% off they’re a real steal.
These use 700-fill duck down that has been RDS certified, a 20D ripstop nylon that is bluesign approved, and are built in a Fair Trade Certified Factory. The bags weigh under two pounds and can be used for three seasons in sub-freezing conditions. The face muffler, full-length draft tube, and tapered shape create maximum warmth and comfort.
We awarded the Igneo, and think it’s an excellent mummy bag.
Osprey Atmos / Aura AG 65 – $202.49(25% OFF)
The Osprey Atmos and Aura are premium backpacking packs. They come stuffed with features Osprey made famous, like a large mesh pocket on the back for easy-access items, oversized hip belt pockets, an adjustable hip belt, an adjustable torso, and a removable top lid.
The Anti Gravity suspension system is excellent, and provides impressive, close-fit support along with tons of breathability. These packs have won our awards and are in our guide to Best Backpacking Packs.
Get them on sale before they’re gone.
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