REI Co-op is our favorite place to shop for outdoor gear and apparel. From long-lasting camping and backpacking gear to the most comfy, functional outdoor clothing, we always trust that REI is offering the best gear at the best prices. We also love that REI is always working to raise the bar on sustainability and carries products from brands doing the same. Plus, their generous return policy and awesome customer service makes shopping worry-free.
With the REI Co-Op Labor Day Sale taking place from August 27 – September 6, we joined forces with them and handpicked our favorite items and some of the best deals so you can snag them while they are on sale to make your shopping easier.
Make the most of the rest of summer and fall and score up to 30% off with these savings.
Pro-tip: REI members also get an extra 20% off any outlet item (if you’re not already, here are 10 reasons why you should become an REI member).
Here are our top picks for the REI Labor Day Sale in every category.
Best Deals on Women’s Apparel
REI Co-op Rainier Rain Jacket – 25% off
The REI Co-op Rainier Rain Jacket is one of the most versatile lightweight rain jackets out there – it’s waterproof, windproof, and breathable. This is our go-to shell for dicey weather because it’s durable, windproof up to 60 MPH, and has pit zips for ventilation. Plus, it packs down into its own pocket making it compact and easy to throw in your day pack or backpacking pack.
REI Co-op Hyperaxis Fleece Jacket 2.0 – 25% off
This cozy jacket isn’t your traditional fleece – it’s made for movement. Featuring Polartec Power Stretch® Pro™, the REI Co-op Hyperaxis Fleece Jacket is a 4-way stretch jacket. It’s made of quick-dry, moisture-wicking material, making it the perfect fleece for any outdoor activity or casual everyday wear.
PrAna Halle Pants – 25% off
The prAna Halle Pants are a favorite of ours. They’re one of the most flattering pairs of hiking pants we’ve found to date and are cute enough to wear in town too. They’re built tough while still being lightweight and they’ve got just the right amount of stretch to them. We love that they come in short, tall, and plus sizes as well as a variety of colors so there’s the perfect pair for everyone.
REI Co-op Talusphere Rain Pants – 25% off
Stay dry on the trail with the REI Co-op Talusphere Rain Pants – these waterproof and windproof pants are made of a 4-way stretch, 2.5 layer polyester that allows for a full range of motion. The left pocket doubles as a storage pouch so you can pack these pants away easily in your day pack or backpacking pack if there’s rain in the forecast.
Oboz Bridger Hiking Boots – 25% off
If you’re a frequent reader, you know we love Oboz hiking boots, and they’re all 25% off during REI’s Labor Day Sale! The Oboz Bridgers have been Kristen’s favorite hiking boot for years and are the pair she still wears most frequently. They’re waterproof and super sturdy for hiking and backpacking yet comfortable right off the bat with no break-in period needed. Plus, Oboz plants a tree for every pair sold, what’s not to love?
Best Deals on Men’s Apparel
REI Groundbreaker Rain Jacket – 30% off
A lightweight rain shell is a staple for any outdoorsman, and you can’t go wrong with the REI Groundbreaker Rain Jacket. It’s super affordable (especially on sale!), comes in a variety of nice colors, and most importantly, it’ll keep you dry. As an added bonus, it contains bluesign approved materials which conserve resources, protect the health of the environment, workers, and you.
REI Co-op Hyperaxis Fleece Pants – 30% Off
Trade in your spandex leggings for these comfy bottoms instead during the REI Labor Day Sale. The REI Co-op Hyperaxis Fleece Pants are super stretchy and warm for easy climbing, hiking, and hanging out. These pants are made of brushed fleece on the back for softness and their smooth outer face makes these great for layering in chilly weather.
Oboz Sawtooth Low Hiking Shoes – 25% off
If you’re looking for a new pair of hiking shoes, these are a sure bet. The men we know love the Oboz Sawtooth Low Hiking Shoes. They’re waterproof yet breathable, provide great cushioning and support, and they’re comfortable from the first wear.
ExOfficio Give-N-Go 2.0 Boxer Briefs – 25% off
From the trail to travel, the ExOfficio Give-N-Go 2.0 Boxer Briefs are the result of more than 20 years of traveling the globe and perfecting the art of adventure – and underwear. They are lightweight, breathable, and extremely quick-dry. These are the ultimate undies for backpacking, overseas travel, and everyday wear.
Tilley LTM6 Airflo Broad Brim Hat – 30% Off
Blocking 98% of harmful UVA/UVB rays, the Tilley LTM6 Airflo Broad Brim Hat is great for all outdoor adventurers. This wide, stiff-brimmed hat will keep the sun and rain off your face and neck, plus its Hydrofil® band wicks away perspiration and drawstring cord will keep your hat in place in the wind. The classic style of this hat is a step up from a bucket hat and it comes in a variety of sizes so you can find the perfect fit.
Best Deals on Car Camping Gear
REI Co-op Kingdom Insulated Sleep System – 30% off
This one’s on our wish list for car camping trips – doesn’t it look dreamy? The REI Co-op Kingdom Insulated Sleep System is a queen size air mattress paired with a padded cover for extra comfort, an insulated quilt, and a top sheet. The top sheet and quilt fit around the bottom of the mattress to prevent drafts, and reviewers report it to be the most comfortable camp sleeping setup they’ve tried.
Kovea Slim Twin Propane Stove – 23% off
If you’re in the market for a camp stove, the Kovea Slim Twin Stove is a great option. It’s lightweight and compact for a camp stove and as the name implies is only 3.3 inches thick. This stove has great simmer capabilities and all the essentials like a three-sided windscreen, strong steel cooking grate, and an auto-piezo ignition.
Stanley Adventure Base Camp Cookset – 25% Off
If you don’t have an all-in-one camp cookset yet, this is the time to buy one when you can get 25% off. The Stanley Adventure Base Camp Cookset is a 19-piece cookset that provides everything you need for 4 people: a large pot, a pan, 4 plates, 4 bowls, a cutting board, a spatula, and a serving spoon. The best part? The entire set nests into the pot and can be secured with the locking bungee, making it compact and easy to transport and store.
NEMO Stargaze Recliner Luxury Chair – 25% Off
The NEMO Stargaze Recliner Luxury Chair is a bit of a splurge item – but so worth it (especially at 25% off!) Part hammock, part rocking chair, this portable chair combines the best of both worlds and is perfect for sitting by a fire or on the beach. Just like a regular camp chair, this recliner has a cup holder, plus a stash pocket that can fit your keys, a book, or a tablet.
Stanley Classic Vacuum French Press – 25% Off
Start your camp mornings with a hot cup of coffee with the Stanley Classic Vacuum French Press. Holding 48 fl oz, you can become the camp barista, brewing 6 cups of coffee at a time. With its double-walled vacuum insulation and insulated steel lid, this is indestructible compared to your typical glass french press.
Black Diamond ReMoji Lantern – 25% Off
The Black Diamond ReMoji Lantern is perfect for any trip whether you’re car camping, road tripping or traveling and need a hands-free light. This compact, USB rechargeable light can easily be tossed in your bag for those on the go and its collapsible, double-hook hang loop and magnetic backing offers versatile attachment options.
BioLite FirePit – 20% Off
Want to enjoy the warmth of a fire without all the smoke? The Biolite FirePit is the perfect solution. This pit burns wood or charcoal and creates a hyperefficient fire powered for up to 30 hours by a rechargeable battery. The pit includes a grill grate, which means it doubles as a hibachi-style grill so you can cook up kabobs and veggie burgers in a snap.
Best Deals on Hiking + Outdoor Gear
REI Co-op Trail 40 Pack – 30% Off
Snag one of REI’s best-selling day packs for 30% off at the REI Labor Day Sale. The REI Co-op Trail 40 pack comes in both a women’s and men’s version and offers easy access to your gear, tons of organizer pockets, and is made of recycled materials. This pack includes a rain cover that stows in its own zip pocket – a nice added feature. If a 40L bag is too large for you, there is a 25L version available.
REI Co-op Trail 5 Waistpack – 30% Off
From day hikes to overseas travel, the REI Co-op Trail 5 Waistpack is the perfect size for carrying your essentials. The 5L bag can hold all your day hiking essentials and has a secret back compartment for storing any valuables. This fanny pack also includes dual water bottle pockets that are designed to securely hold 1-liter water bottles for hands-free hiking. This is a great option for anyone with back issues or if a backpack simply isn’t your jam.
Leki Legacy Lite Cor-Tec Trekking Poles – 25% Off
A pair of lightweight trekking poles, like the Leki Legacy Trekking Poles, is a must for hiking and backpacking, especially on those trails with lots of uphill and downhill to protect those knees and joints. These particular trekking poles have cork handles for extra comfort and they’re adjustable so you can get the size just right for you.
Darn Tough COOLMAX Micro Crew Cushion Socks – 25% Off
I absolutely love my Darn Tough socks – I’ve tried many brands over the years and Darn Tough is by far my favorite. These socks stay in place all day, with no slipping, bunching, blisters, or hot spots – even on long backpacking trips. The COOLMAX socks (available in both women’s and men’s) are engineered to move moisture away from your skin so your feet stay cool in the heat.
Buff CoolNet UV+ Insect Shield – 25% Off
A buff is one of the most multi-use gear items out there – but it’s so much more than just a simple piece of fabric! The Buff CoolNet UV+ Insect Shield Headwear repels mosquitoes, ants, flies, chiggers, midges, and ticks to help you avoid insect-borne diseases such as Zika, Chikungunya, dengue, and West Nile virus. It offers UFP 50+ sun protection and can be worn 12 different ways, from cap to balaclava, neck gaiter to a hair tie.
Bern Hudson MIPS Bike Helmet – 25% off
The Bern Hudson MIPS Bike Helmet is the perfect everyday helmet for riding around town, with its stylish design that is loaded with features (including a rear light) and offers superior protection. Don’t just take our word for it – the reviews on this helmet are stellar.
Best Deals on Backpacking Gear
Gregory Jade 63 Pack – 25% Off
The Gregory Jade 63 Pack is a lightweight backpacking bag that fits like a glove. It has a fully adjustable torso and the OpenAir ventilated back panel offers a customizable fit and incredible breathability. There are tons of compartments, pockets, and bungees to easily organize and store all of your gear. Looking for a men’s pack? The Gregory Zulu 65 Pack has a similar design.
Mountain Hardwear Bishop Pass 15 Sleeping Bag – 25% Off
You count on the women’s Mountain Hardwear Bishop Pass 15 for an all-around, durable yet lightweight sleeping bag that will keep you nice and toasty when temps cool down. This 650-fill-power down (80% down/20% feathers) is certified to the Responsible Down Standard (RDS) and designed specifically for women with additional insulation to increase warmth. It comes in a men’s version here.
MSR WindBurner Stove System – 25% off
The MSR WindBurner Stove System is great for car campers and backpackers alike. The integrated cookware system efficiently transfers heat to the lock-on pot so you can enjoy a quick meal or hot drink when you wake up, without having to fumble around too much. It takes, on average, 4 minutes 30 seconds to boil 1L of water (but typically much faster if you are boiling less water).
Katadyn Gravity BeFree Water Filtration System – 25% Off
Let gravity do the work with the Katadyn Gravity BeFree Water Filtration System. Perfect for filtering large quantities of water on backpacking trips, this hanging system filters up to 2 liters per minute and removes 99.99% of protozoa and bacteria to EPA standards. Snag yours for 25% off during REI’s Labor Day Sale.
BearVault BV500 Food Container – 25% Off
Bear canisters are required on many overnight backpacking trips in the US. I’ve used the BearVault BV500 Food Container and love its simple design and transparent exterior (which makes it easier to see where your stuff is inside!). The container doubles as a camp stool, and it doesn’t require extra tools to open. Simple, easy, effective. For shorter trips, consider the BearVault BV450.
Black Diamond Cosmo 300 Headlamp – 25% off
This compact Black Diamond Cosmo 300 Headlamp is perfect for hiking, backpacking, biking, travel, and more. It’s water-resistant and rated to operate at least 1.1 meters underwater for 30 minutes—perfect should you be caught in a rainstorm. Score 25% off during REI’s Labor Day sale!
REI Co-op Lightweight Base Layers – 25% off
Quality base layers are key to staying warm in chilly temps. The REI Co-op Lightweight Base Layer Top and matching Lightweight Base Layer Tights are essential for outdoor activities from skiing to backpacking to cold weather camping. Made of a soft polyester blend that wicks sweat and dries fast to keep you warm, snag these for 25% off during REI’s Labor Day Sale. You can also find men’s versions of the Lightweight Base Layer Top and Lightweight Base Layer Bottoms.
Best Deals for Van Life + Travel
GoPro HERO9 Black Camera – $50 off
The REI Labor Day Sale is the perfect chance to treat yourself to the outdoor adventure gear you always wanted, like the GoPro HERO9 Black Camera. Rugged and waterproof down to 33 feet, leave your phone at home and take this Go-Pro hiking, biking, and scuba diving. GoPro rarely goes on sale, so snag $50 off during REI’s Labor Day Sale!
Eagle Creek Packing Cube Set – 25% off
Packing cubes, like this set by Eagle Creek, are the secret to staying organized in the van and really when packing for any trip. Instead of having to constantly dig through your entire bag to find what you need, you can easily find what you’re looking for using packing cubes – one for shirts, one for bottoms, and one for undies and sports bras. My boyfriend Ryan and I use different colored packing cubes to make it even easier to stay organized.
The North Face Base Camp Voyager Duffel Bag – 25% off
A good duffel bag is essential for weekend road trips, as easy carry-on luggage, or to keep all your larger clothing items in one place in your van. The North Face Base Camp Voyager Duffel Bag is lightweight yet durable and converts into a backpack. An external sleeve fits a 15″ laptop while a smaller zip pocket holds your essentials and an adjustable, removable interior divider helps you keep your gear organized.
Nomadix All-Purpose Towel – 25% off
Nomadix All-Purpose Towel is the perfect on-the-go, multi-functional towel for van life, traveling, and camping. The material is sand-resistant, slip-resistant, quick-drying, and absorbent — perfect for hot yoga, a beach day, or even a shower towel. It’s also antimicrobial, which inhibits the growth of odor-causing bacteria on the fabric. Plus it comes in lots of fun designs!
Grayl Ultralight Compact Purifier Bottle – 40% off
This is one of our favorite deals – 40% off the Grayl Ultralight Compact Purifier Bottle. Using Grayl to treat local water (instead of buying bottled water when traveling) not only will save you money but reduce unnecessary waste from single-use plastic water bottles. To use this filter, simply fill up at any stream, lake, sketchy tap, or hotel sink, then press the filter down through the bottle. Voila! In 15 seconds, you’ll have clean drinking water that removes 99.99% of viruses, disease-causing bacteria, and protozoan cysts.
What’s on your wishlist for the REI Labor Day Sale? Leave a note in the comments below!