REI’s Annual Memorial Day Sale is a Great Time to Save Big on Outdoor Gear

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The Best Outdoor Gear From REI’s Memorial Day SalePopular Mechanics; Altra, Black Diamond, Biolite, MSR, Goal Zero, NEMO

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The weather is warming up and summer is right around the corner, which means there’s no better time to stock up on camping and hiking essentials, including outdoor gear and apparel. REI’s 85th anniversary sale runs from May 19 to 29, and the brand is offering sales on all kinds of new products. Whether you’re looking for a new hiking pack, hiking shoes, a portable power station, or general apparel, there’s a good chance you’ll find what you’re looking for.

More Deals for REI Members

REI Co-op members can score one full-price item with a 20-percent discount from both and REI Outlet with the coupon code ANNIV23, though some items may be excluded. Co-op members can also save up to $300 off select REI adventure trips to certain locations when booked within the sale window. Anyone can join the REI Co-op with a one-time fee of $30 for a lifetime membership.

Some Standout Deals at a Glance:

How We Selected These REI Memorial Day Deals

There are lots of great deals available, so we asked some Popular Mechanics editors to help with some product recommendations. This team has decades of collective experience testing and using many of these products. They know what they love, what works great, and what they can’t live without.

These are their favorite products on sale at and REI Outlet.

Adrienne Donica's Picks

The Expert: I've tested hiking, camping, and other adventure gear as Popular Mechanics' outdoors editor, before going on to edit gear reviews for Popular Mechanics, Runner's World, and Bicycling as Expert Reviews editor.

Kevin Cortez's Picks

The Expert: I've been testing products for three years, including a lot of gear and outdoorsy items that I bring along on my weekend hiking club meets. Based on my hands-on tinkering, I swear by these practical outdoor products.

Will Egensteiner's Picks

The Expert: I've been reviewing outdoor products for almost a decade now, first as Outside magazine's gear editor and now as director of product content for Popular Mechanics, Runner's World, Bicycling, and Best Products. I dig into my prodigious gear stash whenever I head out rock or ice climbing, car camping, hiking, or running.

Zoë Hannah's Picks

The Expert: I'm a lifelong camping and hiking obsessive with the gear to show for it. I prefer to get as much use as I can out of my gear before moving on to something new. I'm still using my first REI Co-Op hiking pack, despite its broken buckles and well-worn hip belt. I always look for new gear that’ll last as long as possible, and only add truly crucial, multifunctional items to my kit.

Danny Perez's Picks

The Expert: I grew up taking trips to west Texas for hiking and camping trips and have always been obsessed with figuring out what makes a product good. Now I test gear for Popular Mechanics, Runner's World, and Bicycling.

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