Whew. 2022 sure is going by quickly! With September right around the corner, that means it’s one of our favorite times of the year. The 2022 REI Labor Day sale is here, and it’s one you won’t want to miss. Now through September 5th, everyone can save up to 50% off on some of their favorite gear.
If you haven’t signed up to become an REI member yet, you might want to consider becoming one. The one time purchase unlocks special deals and items, along with saving throughout the year. This year, REI Co-op members get up to 75% off items during their Labor Day sale. REI members can save even more online with the discount code LABOR22 to get 20% off one REI Outlet item.
Stock up on gear for the fall and winter months, get ready for next year, or start on your holiday shopping early. This year’s sale is a big one, so be sure to head over to your nearest REI in person, shop online, or keep reading for some of our favorites that made the cut.
La Sportiva Ultra Raptor II Mid GTX Hiking Boots
Originally: $199.00 | Now: $149.19 (25% Off)
We’re stoked to see the La Sportiva Ultra Raptor Boots on the REI Labor Day sale this year. These waterproof boots are perfect for fall and winter hiking with higher ankle protection. The Ultra Raptors are durable, with great traction, yet lightweight and breathable to keep your feet comfortable when you start to sweat. These boots come both in normal and wide sizing, so you can find the right size for your feet and stay out on the trail longer.
See the La Sportiva Men's Ultra Raptor II
See the La Sportiva Women's Ultra Raptor II
Big Agnes Tiger Wall Tent UL-2 person Solution Dyed Tent
Originally: $399.95 | Now: $299.89 (25% Off)
Backpackers rejoice! This year, the REI Labor Day sale includes some hot items, like the Big Agnes Tiger Wall tent series. Feature on this list, is the Tiger Wall UL 2 person. This tent is great for backpacking so you can share the tent with your best buddy with room for Fido. It has two doors and vestibules to create more gear storage and to protect you from storms, keeping you dry all night. We love the single-pole system which makes for easy setup and takedown, especially for those solo missions. At 2lbs 8oz, it’s light enough to be carried by one person without adding on too much extra weight to your pack.
See the Big Agnes Tiger Wall Tent
REI Co-op 650 Down 2.0 Jacket
Originally: $99.95 | Now: $69.89 (30% Off)
With the chilly months coming up, now is a great time to get that puffy you need to stay warm. This compressible 650 down puffy fits into its own pocket and includes zippered hand pockets. Don’t let it’s compressibility fool you though. This jacket will keep you warm while hanging out or walking outside in chilly weather. It’s treated with a DWR finish to provide wind resistance and to shed light rain and snow.
Even better? All the REI Co-op 650 down products are on sale, including kid’s down jackets, so the entire family can be warm this winter for a great price.
See the Men's REI Co-op 650 Down Jacket
See the Women's REI Co-op 650 Down Jacket
Gregory Baltoro | Deva Pack
Originally: $319.95 | Now: $239.89 (25% Off)
Those looking to get into backpacking this year, will be excited to see Gregory packs as a part of the Labor Day sale. The Baltoro (Deva for women) has so many features that we love, so we’ve trimmed it down to the most important. This pack has 3 adjustable torso sizes with overlapping range, to get the right fit. The hipbelt is adjustable, and the lower back panel and shoulder harness will adapt and conform to your body’s shape over time. It is top loading and has a front zipper allowing easy access while on the trail. The Baltoro comes with enough pockets to fit your gear for adventures that range from overnights to week long backpacking trips.
If you aren’t sure of your size, this may be one product to hit the stores to check out before buying. REI employees can measure you and direct you to your perfect fit, making sure you are trail ready.
See the Men's Gregory 65L Baltoro Pack
See the Women's Gregory 60L Deva Pack
Black Diamond Trail Back Trekking Poles
Originally: $89.95 | Now: 67.39 (25% Off)
Save your knees with this deal. This year, the REI Labor Day sale includes Black Diamond Trekking poles like the Trail Back. These poles include EVA foam grips for added comfort in your hands. They’re also fully adjustable, with the height range of 100-140cm covering most people. These poles are clip to lock, so you don’t lose your height setting while using them. They come with tipped ends and trekking baskets for the best grip on the trail. While snow baskets aren’t included, they can easily be swapped in for your snowshoeing adventures.
See the Black Diamond Trail Back Trekking Poles
Darn Tough Light Hiker Micro Crew Socks
Originally $25.00 | Now $18.69 (25% Off)
Darn Tough lives up to its name. The Light Hiker Micro Crew socks have come back with a fresh design. They feature increased breathability with mesh paneling and smooth ribbing to help keep your feet dry and socks in place to avoid those dreaded ‘hot spots’. Darn Tough socks are made with fine merino wool which has antimicrobial properties (no more stink!) and helps to regulate temperature and wick moisture. These socks are perfect for both your winter and your summer hikes.
See the Men's Darn Tough Hiker Micro Crew
See the Women's Darn Tough Hiker Micro Crew
REI Co-op Rainier Rain Jacket
Originally: $99.95 | Now: $69.89 (30% Off)
Another of our favorite of the REI Labor Day sale deals, the Rainier Rain Jacket is great for those rainy days. This 2.5 layer jacket includes a lot of features for its price point. The Rainier Rain Jacket is waterproof, windproof, and breathable, and it includes pit zips for ventilation on hotter, rain days. This jacket includes zippered hand pockets and a stowable, adjustable hood. It also packs into its left pocket for easy carry when it’s not in use.
See the Men's Rainier Rain Jacket
See the Women's Rainier Rain Jacket
Tifosi Crit Interchangeable Sunglasses
Originally: $69.96 | Now: $52.39 (25% Off)
We’re pretty excited to have some sunglasses that made the Labor Day sale list this year. The Tifosi Crit Interchangeable Sunglasses are another one of the pieces of gear that are great for any sport. From hiking to biking to ski touring, these sunglasses come with multiple pairs lenses so you’re prepared for any type of adventure.
Increased airflow is added through the ventilated lenses to combat fogging. The arms are adjustable to provide a perfect fit, and the rubber nose piece allows for grip while maintaining comfort. These glasses even come with a semi-rigid storage case and cleaning cloth to protect your both glasses and lenses when they’re not in use.
See the Tifosi Interchangeable Sunglasses
MEMBER’S ONLY: NEMO 20 Forte Sleeping Bag
Originally: $209.95 | Now: 104.89 (50% Off)
If you’re still looking for a reason to get an REI membership, this is it. This deal is for REI members only, but with 50% off, getting a membership is well worth it for this alone.
If you’re a side sleeper, who hates the classic mummy bag style, the NEMO Forte is for you. Made with side sleepers in mind, the Forte adds room at the elbows and knees to give you the most comfortable night of sleep you’ll have at camp. This synthetic bag is rated to 20 degrees (F), making it a great 3 season sleeping bag for your upcoming fall camping trips. On those warmer nights, has added side zips to allow for airflow without letting in a draft.
See the Men's NEMO Forte 20 Sleeping Bag
See the Women's NEMO Forte 20 Sleeping Bag
MEMBER’S ONLY: OXO Outdoor Campground French Press
Originally: $25.95 | Now: $18.09 (30% off)
Wake up and smell the coffee! If nothing else on the REI Labor Day sale list has made you decide it’s worth getting an REI membership, this may be the product that does it. Okay, hear us out. The OXO Outdoor Campgrounds French Press is available exclusively for REI members. It’s shatterproof and made from 50% recycled contents. This french press really brings a touch of comfort to your mornings while hanging out around the campfire(stove).
See the OXO Outdoor Campgrounds French Press
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