REI's clearance sale—which starts today and runs through Monday and discounts clearance products by an extra 25 percent—is a great excuse to stock up on some inexpensive, often-overlooked essentials. Here are our picks, with sale prices listed.
Primus Essential Stove Kit Lite 2.3L ($47)
This 1.3-pound camp stove, which comes with an integrated windscreen, is designed to cook backcountry meals fast and evenly. Proof: it boils water in four and a half minutes. In short, it's the only cook system you need for weekend trips in the backcountry.
PackTowl Personal Towel ($7)
A camp towel that absorbs four-times its weight? That's not a luxury—it's a lightweight essential, whether you're drying dishes or toweling off after a skinny-dip.
Mammut Lemah Hoodie ($48)
It'd be hard to find a better outer layer for less. The Lemah’s four-way-stretch fabric allows for maximum range of movement, while also blocking wind and light precipitation.
Timbuk2 Rapid Pack ($49)
Weighing less than a pound, with 14 liters of carrying capacity and 100-denier ripstop nylon, the Rapid pack is the bike commuter's dream.
Chaco Dog Leash ($9.93)
Have a dog? Pick up a leash to match your Chacos.
REI Co-op Sahara Tech Long-Sleeve Shirt ($39.93)
This shirt provides ample ventilation under the arms, and we love that you can easily roll up and cinch down the sleeves when the sun comes out. Plus, the lightweight nylon wicks moisture and keeps you covered with UPF 50+ protection.