The REI Spring Clearance Sale: Nearly Half Off Everything

REI just put an unseemly amount of gear on sale. We combed through over 33,000 models to pick 15 that are too good to pass up. You can find those below.

Know that all of these items have a listed price, and then REI takes an additional 25% off once the item is in your cart. Don’t ask us why.

We’ve listed the total discount and price for items on this page, and you’re not reading them wrong. Everything is nearly 50% off (or more)!

It only lasts until March 9, 2020 — and only until stock runs out. Get ‘em before they’re gone.

1. REI Co-op 650 Down Jacket 2.0 – $52.45 (48% Off)

REI Co-op 650 Down Jacket 2.0

The REI Down Jacket 2.0 is a straightforward puffy that weighs around 11 ounces, is made of responsibly-sourced 650-fill down, and will keep you warm in the front- or backcountry.

The big sustainability update for REI means this versatile jacket is now made with a recycled nylon shell fabric that’s bluesign approved. It also stuffs into its left-hand pocket, has a casually athletic fit, and is already quite affordable.

With this serious sale, the REI 650 Down Jacket 2 is super discounted, and very worth the price (in both warmth and weight!).

See the Men’s REI Co-op 650 Down Jacket 2.0 See the Women’s REI Co-op 650 Down Jacket 2.0

2. MSR Ceramic Two-Pot Set – $29.20 (63%)

MSR Ceramic Two-Pot Set - 1.5 : 2.5 Liters

MSR makes some of the best cooking gear on the planet. The Ceramic Two-Pot set is a classic that allows you to practice your gourmet meals in the backcountry, and at the current discount it’s a no-brainer if you need a pot set.

The Ceramic Two-Pot set comes with a 1.5-liter pot, which is enough to boil water for groups, and a 2.5-liter pot, which is enough for a large group or an impressive single-pot pasta dinner. The pots are made with a nonstick ceramic coating, which is perfect for cooking real food. They come with one lid that has a strainer built in, and a locking, removable handle.

They are also crazy cheap for what they are.

See the MSR Ceramic Two-Pot Set

3. Smartwool Merino 250 Base Layer Pattern Quarter-Zip Top – $59.95 (48% Off)Smartwool Merino 250 Base Layer Pattern Quarter-Zip Top

If there was a single, go-to merino wool baselayer we could recommend, it would be the Smartwool Merino 250 line. It’s a classic because it performs well for technical or casual environments, is made of Smartwool’s impressive merino wool, has a fit that works for most people, and manages to hit the perfect mark between resting warmth and active breathability.

The Quarter-Zip version gives a bit more breathability for hiking in cool climates, and the pattern makes it even more city-friendly. That said, it’s a fully featured backcountry piece. Fine midweight merino wool, a 10-inch front zipper, and UPF 50+ is all built in.

See the Men’s Smartwool Merino 250 Base Layer Pattern Quarter-Zip See the Women’s Smartwool Merino 250 Base Layer Pattern Quarter-Zip

4. Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL 2 Tent – $252.70 (44% Off)

Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL 2 Tent

The Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL 2 is an impressive backpacking tent. We have awarded it for years due to its 3 pound weight and ingenious design features like interior pockets, full doors, and lofted headroom.

It’s still a small two-person tent, but will fit two 20-inch pads side by side, and take up very little space in your pack. The random ripstop material is surprisingly durable despite feeling paper-thin, and the DAC Featherlite NFL and NSL pole hub will withstand a lot of pressure from wind.

This is an expensive tent, and it’s rarely discounted beyond 20-percent off. Get it before it’s gone. (It’s also the 2019 version.)

See the Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL 2 Tent

5. Rumpl Original Puffy Recycled Blanket – $55.45 (44% Off)

Rumpl Original Puffy Recycled Blanket

Rumpl is a lifestyle and outdoor brand that made its name on the Original Puffy blanket – a synthetic throw blanket that can be used on picnics, in the back of trucks, or around a campfire for that extra touch of warmth and comfort.

This is the Original Puffy made with 100% post-consumer recycled materials, greatly reducing the environmental impact of the product. The exterior material is a strong, rip-resistant 30D polyester, and the insulation is synthetic.

If you’ve always wanted an easily packable, comfortable camp blanket, this deal and version is the one.

See the Rumpl Original Puffy Recycled Blanket

6. MYSTERY RANCH Urban Assault Backpack – $69.70 (44% Off)

MYSTERY RANCH Urban Assault Backpack

Mystery Ranch is known for big, burly backpacking packs that can carry more weight, more comfortably, than almost anything else on the market. The Urban Assault 21 pack is the company’s version of a casual day pack for city-dwellers.

It’s made with Mystery Ranch’s attention to unique design and serious materials. The Urban Assault features a 3-zip design that allows you to open either side of the top, the whole top, or fully open the bag like a duffel. The back padding is also serious, and it holds weight for a 21-liter backpack very well. It has a laptop compartment, an external zippered small-items pocket, and two internal mesh pockets.

See the MYSTERY RANCH Urban Assault Backpack

7. NEMO Losi 2 Tent – $185.20 (44% Off)

NEMO Losi 2 TentThe NEMO Losi 2-person tent is an all-around outstanding backpacking tent. It’s not ultralight, coming in at around five-and-a-half pounds, but it has over 30 square feet of space with an impressive 46-inch peak height. The tent has two large doors, a privacy panel covering the bottom half, and a full mesh top if you want to stargaze.

NEMO is known for design, and the pole configuration stands out for the Losi, providing more even (and high) headroom than many comparable tents.

We rarely see NEMO go on sale this much – grab it while you can.

See the NEMO Losi 2 Tent

8. REI Co-op Radiant 19 Sleeping Bag – $122.95 (44% Off)
REI Co-op Radiant 19 Sleeping Bag

The REI Radiant 19 is a down sleeping bag that has been around for years. The women’s version is called the Serrana — and both bags utilize a mummy design with quality features for impressive warmth, a small pack size, and relatively minimal weight.

The Radiant uses 600-fill water-repellent down that has been certified by the Responsible Down Standard. This means a warm, lofty bag. It also has a durable ripstop nylon shell, a face muffler and full-length draft tube for warmth, and a stash pocket under the collar.

The Radiant and Serrana have a more casual fit than some mummy bags, which will give you plenty of room to move around, and the whole thing compresses to just over six liters and weighs 2.5 pounds.

See the Men’s REI Co-op Radiant 19 Sleeping Bag See the Women’s REI Co-op Serrana 19 Sleeping Bag

9. The North Face Denali 2 Fleece Hoodie – $89.12 (55% Off)

The North Face Denali 2 Fleece Hoodie

The North Face Denali 2 was an update to the classic Denali fleece — and each feature continues to make it the go-to premium in heavyweight, casual fleece. We reviewed and awarded this product.

The North Face uses a heavyweight, recycled fleece for most of the jacket, which is both cozy to the touch and very warm. The chest area and part of the sleeves are reinforced with a wind-blocking polyester, providing extra durability. There are four large zippered pockets for storage, and adjustable points at the hem to lock in warmth.

If you’ve dreamed of the large, kind of bulky, ultra-warm fleece, the Denali 2 is it. And it’s seriously discounted.

See the Men’s The North Face Denali 2 Fleece Hoodie See the Women’s The North Face Denali 2 Fleece Jacket

10. TENTSILE Flite+ Tree Tent – $196.45 (44% Off)

TENTSILE Flite+ Tree Tent

If you’ve always wanted to sleep above ground, but in a real tent — welcome to TENTSILE. The Flite+ is a two-person tree tent that allows you to sleep suspended well above the ground.

We find this to be excellent for areas with creepy crawlers, or locations that don’t have much in the way of flat surfaces. Or, of course, for those of you who prefer to do things a little differently. The Flite+ has two large doors, an insect mesh top, and a removable rainfly like a regular tent. There’s a 55 square-foot porch area, which is actually just under the tent, which now doubles as rain protection.

The tent is seven pounds, so not quite comparable to ultralight backpacking tents, but still pretty dang light for the technology. Also, TENTSILE plants 18 trees for every tent sold.

See the TENTSILE Flite+ Tree Tent

11. Arc’teryx Beta SL Hybrid Jacket – $222.70 (48% Off)

Arc'teryx Beta SL Hybrid Jacket

The Arc’teryx Beta SL Hybrid is a high-end rain jacket that utilizes both 2.5-layer and 3-layer membrane technology to get the best in breathability, mobility, and waterproofing where it matters. We reviewed and awarded this rain jacket, and find it to be excellent for any hiker or backpacker on the move.

The Beta SL Hybrid uses Gore-Tex Paclite Plus throughout most of the jacket (then a 3-layer Gore-Tex in key areas), and has WaterTight zippers throughout. There are two zippered hand pockets, an adjustable hem drawcord and helmet-compatible StormHood, and it all weighs around 12 ounces.

Arc’teryx fit and construction is legendary, and this rain jacket will keep you dry while on the move. And it’s seriously discounted.

See the Men’s Arc'teryx Beta SL Hybrid Jacket See the Women’s Arc'teryx Beta SL Hybrid Jacket

12. Kelty Trailogic TN4 Tent – $149.95 (61% Off)

Kelty Trailogic TN4 Tent

Kelty’s Trailogic tent system combines smart design with an affordable price, and the TN4 version is large enough to backpack or camp in with the whole family. The head room on these tents is impressive due to the overlapping pole structure.

The biggest feature of the Trailogic TN4 Tent is the stargazing-compatible rain fly, which allows you to roll it back to expose the fully-mesh tent for counting stars. There are two extra-large doors and vestibules, and the whole tent weighs just under 7 pounds. For four people, that’s a fantastic weight at the price.

See the Kelty Trailogic TN4 Tent

13. REI Co-op XeroDry GTX Jacket – $83.20 (48% Off)

REI Co-op XeroDry GTX Jacket

The REI XeroDry GTX is a high-quality, lightweight, fully protective rain jacket. It uses Gore-Tex’s 2.5-layer Paclite technology, weighs just under 12 ounces, and is bluesign approved.

The XeroDry GTX has two high zippered hand pockets that sit well above a hip belt, and act as core vents when open. There’s an external zippered chest pocket (on men’s and women’s models!) to store basic items, and the hood has two points of adjustment.

It’s offered in a wide range of sizes (including plus sizes), and is on serious sale here.

See the Women’s REI Co-op XeroDry GTX Jacket See the Men’s REI Co-op XeroDry GTX Jacket

14. Mountain Hardwear Phantom Down Hoodie – $183.70 (48% Off)

Mountain Hardwear Phantom Down Hoodie

A high-end down jacket is a lovely thing. Premium feathers, materials, fit, and features all come in the ultralight package of the Mountain Hardwear Phantom Down Hoodie. It weighs just under 10 ounces, which is impressive.

The 800-fill RDS down is Nikwax-treated to resist water, and the Pertex 20-denier ripstop nylon exterior is strong for how light it feels. The baffles are box quilted, which increases warmth and down distribution, and the whole coat is ready for climbing due to the helmet-compatible hood and trim fit.

A high-end down jacket for a much-reduced cost.

See the Men’s Mountain Hardwear Phantom Down Hoodie See the Women’s Mountain Hardwear Phantom Down Hoodie

15. Outdoor Research Skyward II Jacket – $183.70 (48% Off)

Outdoor Research Skyward II Jacket

The Outdoor Research Skyward II Jacket is the only snow-and-ski specific item we have on this list. (If you want more of this, REI has a ton of others on sale). We picked it because it’s a breathable, lightweight downhill ski jacket, and gives you the versatility in the world of portable snowy protection.

The Skyward II uses Outdoor Research’s AscentShell waterproof breathable laminate, which keeps you from gushing sweat while moving quickly, but fends off rain and snow with ease. It has a durable 50-denier polyester knit backer, which feels good against the skin and will last. There are thumbholes, pit zips, YKK AquaGuard zippers, a two-way center front zipper, and a fully articulated, functional hood with a wire brim.

The Skyward II also utilizes Outdoor Research’s TorsoFlo heat dumping, which allows you to zip open the sides of the jacket. This, plus four full pockets and a one-pound, 10-ounce weight, make it one of the most versatile coats in the category.

And it’s heavily discounted.

See the Men’s Outdoor Research Skyward II Jacket See the Women’s Outdoor Research Skyward II Jacket

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Daniel Zweier

Daniel Zweier is Editor-in-Chief of Backpackers.com. Beyond orchestrating the daily flow of Backpackers.com, Daniel writes surrealistic short fiction and novels, adventures into the backcountry and abroad, surfs, reads, drinks tea, and obsesses over gear. A lot of gear. Visit his website if you want to learn more about his authorial pursuits.

2 responses to “The REI Spring Clearance Sale: Nearly Half Off Everything

  1. The NEMO Losi 2 is not 44% off as described in this article. All Losi model tents are coming up at 25% off currently as of March 8th, 2020. Maybe they were deeper discounted earlier in the sale. Or maybe there are some affiliate perks for Backpackers.com to be sending customers to a retailer site that incentivize overindulged reporting of deals.

    1. Hi there,

      Thanks for reading our Gear Deals article! As we stated at the top of the article, these products have to be put in your REI cart to see the full discount. Our team just checked the NEMO Losi 2 and when we put it in the cart the price is $185.19. Today is the last day of the sale, good luck!

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