The word “clearance” should perk up your gear-loving ears. While buying something full-price will always enable you to get the exact color, size, and variation of your choosing, sometimes it’s just not worth it.
Outdoor gear is generally expensive, and we think clearances are the way to score on what you secretly (or overtly) wanted all year.
REI’s Winter Clearance Sale is renowned for an immense number of heavily discounted products. Typically clothing is more than 50-percent off.
Below we have highlighted 15 of the best discounts for REI’s Winter Clearance sale this year.
Mountain Hardwear SkyLab Insulated Pullover — $65.83 (60% Off)
Mountain Hardwear is a very technical outdoor company that somehow manages to pull off fashionable clothing. The SkyLab Insulated Pullover is a perfect example — it’s a synthetic insulated puffy that works on the crag, in your tent, and around town. And it’ll last longer and weighs way less than your sweatshirt.
There’s a kangaroo pocket in the front to warm your hands, and the shell fabric is treated with DWR for light water resistance.
For 60% off you can’t go wrong.See Mountain Hardwear SkyLab Insulated Pullover
REI Soft-Shell Gloves — $21.73 (51% Off)
REI’s Soft-Shell gloves keep your hands warm in cool, wet weather. The soft shell fabric is stretchy yet sheds water easily, so you can keep snowboarding or hiking as a light rain comes down.
The fingers are touch-screen compatible, and the synthetic leather palms do wonders for gripping. We love gloves like this for backpacking in the Pacific Northwest. Add a liner for increased warmth.See REI Soft-Shell Gloves
SealLine Blocker Zip Sack — $11.73 (52% Off)
A small zippered sack is surprisingly useful. The SealLine Blocker is not fancy, but it comes from a company that’s all about storage. You can conveinetly stash toiletries in the Blocker Zip Sack, but it works great for smartphones, water filters, and headlamps when backpacking. The medium size can even fit a small stove.
All of this helps you stay organized at camp or on the road, and let’s be honest: it’s easy to get messy quick in either of those scenarios.
Take half off the Blocker.See SealLine Blocker Zip Sack
Marmot Tool Box 20 Pack — $48.73 (50% off)
The Marmot Tool Box 20 Pack is a daily commuter with an outdoor flair. It’s the kind of backpack that has a space for your 15-inch laptop, but also has a port for a water bladder for that post-work hike.
With mesh exterior pockets for water bottles and small stash-able items, the Tool Box is excellent for easy day hikes. There’s also internal organization, including fleece-lined zipper pockets, a tablet pocket, and three different compartments for easy organization.See Marmot Tool Box 20 Pack
YETI Rambler Colster — $17.83 (28% Off)
YETI is known for world-class insulation, and typically comes at a world-class price. These products rarely go on sale, and the much-loved Rambler Colster is now more than 25% off.
The Colster is a simple, awesome product. It keeps your beer (or any canned or bottled beverage) crazy cold. You simply unscrew the top, slide in the can or bottle, and screw on the top. A very advanced koozie, basically.
Get them before they’re gone!See YETI Rambler Colster
prAna Halle Pants — $41.83 (50% Off)
The prAna Halle pants are legendary. We consider them to generally be the best women’s hiking pant, mostly because of the Stretch Zion fabric, which is crazy durable, water resistant, yet stretchy. You can climb a crag in these, garden in these, or backpack in these.
There are select colors and sizes for 50% off — we recommend hopping on this quick.See prAna Halle Pants
REI Silk Long Underwear Bottoms — $24.83 (50% Off)
Have you ever worn silk long-john’s to bed? That’s entirely possible, and surprisingly affordable, with REI’s Silk Long Underwear bottoms. While silk isn’t the warmest baselayer material (that would be merino wool), it’s incredibly comfortable, and it does provide solid warmth when layered well.
The REI Silk bottoms are all about a light, easy layer to sleep in, or a baselayer that ups the warmth of any pair of pants, whether they are technical or casual.
These will go fast.See REI Silk Long Underwear Bottoms
Patagonia Bivy Hooded Down Vest — $88.83 (50% Off)
There are a few items our staff covets — the Patagonia Bivy Hooded Down Vest is one of them. It’s a very durable, nylon-canvas puffy made with 600-fill power recycled down. It doesn’t pack down ultra small and light like some other puffies, but makes up for it in warmth and durability.
The hood is insulated, as are the pockets, and the entire thing is bluesign approved. The design is rugged and stylish, making it a perfect camping, overlanding, or brewery vest.
The Bivy Hooded Down Vest will keep you toasty just about anywhere, and serves as an excellent mid-layer in winter, and an outer layer in the shoulder seasons.See Patagonia Bivy Hooded Down Vest
Odlo Essentials Light Seamless Crew T-Shirt — $24.73 (50% Off)
The Odlo Essentials Light Seamless Crew is the only men’s-specific item on this list. Why? Odlo is a stellar clothing company that specializes in baselayers. This essentials shirt — basically a souped up t-shirt — is made with seamless knit technology. This means it is crazy comfortable.
The synthetic material breathes and wicks sweat well, and it has body-mapped areas for maximum ventilation. This is meant as your first layer, especially in summer months when moving fast.
If technical t-shirts are your thing, hop on the Odlo Essentials Light before it’s gone.See Odlo Essentials Light Seamless Crew T-Shirt
Sun Bum SPF 30 Coconut Lip Balm – $1.93 (51% Off)
Lip balm is not a complicated item, nor is it expensive in the big scheme of things. But our staff uses lip balm, and Sun Bum specifically, religiously. While you might think all lip balms are the same, it’s just not true. Each brand has its own formula, and we like Sun Bum for its water resistance and use of aloe.
You’ve got to protect your lips when hiking, and this is a smooth 50% off. Grab a few and be set for the year.See Sun Bum SPF 30 Coconut Lip Balm
Native Eyewear Wells Polarized Sunglasses – $58.73 (50% Off)
Sunglasses are part survival, part fashion statement, and Native Eyewear knows what it’s doing. The Wells model is styled like a typical square-shape with rounded corners, and is polarized. The lenses actually block 40% of infrared light, in addition to the UV protection. The ear stems have non-slip patches on them the frame is built with plant-based resin.
They look good, and they’re on serious discount.See Native Eyewear Wells Polarized Sunglasses
Patagonia Radalie Insulated Jacket — $78.83 (50% Off)
Patagonia’s Radalie Insulated Jacket is a synthetic puffy with a unique stitching pattern. It has different baffle patterns on the sleeves, wrists, and body, all of which help it to retain heat in those areas based on movement. With two zippered hand pockets and an external chest-zip, it’s a go-to for synthetic warmth and versatility.
Patagonia uses a 150-gram Thermogreen polyester fiber to fill the Radalie, which is 92% recycled. The jacket is heavier than the popular Nano Puff series, and much warmer. Select colors are on sale, and you should order up a size or two.See Patagonia Radalie Insulated Jacket
KUHL Spire Roll-Up Pants — $33.83 (60% Off)
We know how hard a good pair of women’s hiking pants is to find. The KUHL Spire series is excellent, as long as you’re not a hardcore climber, because the fabric is not crazy durable.
These pants have a large number of pockets! Hand pockets with zippers, back pockets, zippered thigh pockets — 6 in total, which lets you store as much as you need when you’re traveling. The fit is rather relaxed, so don’t expect a fashion statement, and the fabric is a mix of cotton, nylon, and spandex, which gives you an excellent brathability, comfort, and stretch.
You can roll up the cuffs with a snap, too.
The KUHL Spire series is up and it’s 60% off in a wide range of sizes for this sale.See KUHL Spire Roll-Up Pants
REI Pack-Away 24 Soft Cooler — $34.93 (30% off)
Coolers are a hot topic (get it?!), and REI jumped into the fray with the Pack-Away 24 Soft Cooler. It can hold 24 cans of beer plus ice, and carries like a simple (if boxy) tote bag. The unique feature is its ability to fold completely flat when not in use. For space-conscious outdoor folks — think vanlifers and tinyhousers — this is a much needed feature, cause your cooler is rarely doing what it was made to do.
It keeps things cold for around 32 hours when packed with ice, is seam-sealed with a leakproof liner, and has a padded shoulder strap for easy carrying. While it works great for beach days, it’s also a mean grocery bag for all your cold goods.See REI Pack-Away 24 Soft Cooler
DAKINE 365 21L Pack — $21.73 (51% Off)
The Dakine 365 is an updated take on the basic school pack. It looks simple, is simple, and performs simply yet excellently. There’s room for most 15-inch laps, plenty of space to stuff notebooks, and a zippered compartment for smaller items.
If you need a basic backpack for a great price, the Dakine 365 has you totally covered, and gives you a bit of brand flair.See DAKINE 365 21L Pack
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