The Best Gear We’ve Ever Reviewed, Now On Sale

REI’s winter sale features excellent products at rock-bottom prices

These are the products that we’ve reviewed in the past that are currently on sale (Wu Jianxiong/Unsplash)
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REI’s winter sale is one of the best times a year to stock up on gear for the upcoming season. This year's sale lasts from November 10 through November 20. To help you filter through the deals, we picked out products we've already reviewed—and loved—from the sale list. Consider your holiday shopping well on its way. 


Vasque Lost 40 Boot ($135; 25 percent off)

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(Vasque)

Featured in our 2017 Winter Buyer’s Guide, our testers liked the weatherproof soft-shell upper which surrounds seven millimeters of wool and Thinsulate insulation.

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Patagonia Lightweight Black Hole Tote ($37; 25 percent off)

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Patagonia Lightweight Black Hole 28L tote. (Patagonia)

This is what we wrote about the Black Hole tote in our 2017 Summer Buyer’s Guide: “Two words sum up this bag: tough and simple.”

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Arc'teryx Beta SL Hybrid Jacket ($280; 30 percent off)

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(Courtesy Arc'teryx)

We consider this jacket to be one of the best lightweight rain jackets on the market.

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Patagonia 3-in-1 Snowshot Jacket ($279; 30 percent off)

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(Courtesy Patagonia)

When it was first released in 2010, we called the Snowshot, “one of the least expensive jackets in our test but also a tester favorite.”

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Smartwool Propulsion 60 Jacket ($135; 25 percent off)

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When we reviewed the Propulsion for our 2015 Holiday Gift Guide, we were impressed with how well the merino insulation breathed during winter runs.

Men's Women's


Smith Squad XL Goggles ($104; 20 percent off)

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(Courtesy Smith)

A favorite from this year's Buyer’s Guide, we called the Squad XL, perfect for “larger faces and smaller wallets.”

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Patagonia Crosstrek Hoody ($145; 25 percent off)

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(Courtesy Patagonia)

The Crosstrek is our Gear Guy's favorite mid-layer ever. Really. 

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Brooks Threshold Pant ($63; 30 percent off)

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(Courtesy Brooks)

If you need simple, functional running pants, look no farther than the Threshold, which we featured in our 2018 Winter Buyer’s Guide.

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Osprey Ozone 22 Carry On Duffel ($172; 25 percent off)

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The Ozone is one of its lightest, most streamlined bags we’ve ever tested.

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Big Agnes Copper Spur 2 Tent ($450; 25 percent off)

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(Courtesy Big Agnes)

Watch this video to learn why the Copper Spur is one of our favorite ultralight tents.

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Julbo Vermont Classic Sunglasses ($112; 25 percent off)

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(Courtesy Julbo)

An icon of the mountaineering community, Julbo has been making these glasses for over 100 years.

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Smartwool PhD Ultra Light Ski Socks ($17; 25 percent off)

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(Courtesy SmartWool)

Without question, these are one of our favorite ski socks. They're warm, thin, good-looking, and at $17, the price is right. 

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Darn Tough Coolmax Micro Crew Cushion Sock ($15; 25 percent off)

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(Courtesy Darn Tough)

We always recommend thick wool socks for hiking, and Darn Tough's lifetime guarantee makes these an easy choice. 

Men's Women's


Smith Vantage MIPS Helmet ($208; 20 percent off)

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(Smith Optics)

The Vantage was the favorite helmet we tested last year, thanks in part to its low profile design and two-part venting system.

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Pieps Micro Avalanche Beacon ($312; 20 percent off)

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Don’t skimp on an avy beacon. This one made it into our 2017 Winter Buyer’s Guide for its intuitive usability and range. 

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Osprey Kamber 32 Ski Pack ($126; 25 percent off)

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(Osprey)

The Kamber nails details such as carefully positioned pockets that can be opened even when you have a snowboard or skis strapped to its sides.  

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Kelty Revival Sleeping Bag ($67; 25 percent off)

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(Courtesy Kelty)

Features like a full-length zipper and soft cotton lining make the Revival one of our favorite sleeping bags for car camping.

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Patagonia Fjord Flannel ($89; 30 percent off)

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(Patagonia)

Our Gear Guy called this "maybe the world’s best flannel." 

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Farm to Feet Madison Socks ($17; 25 percent off)

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(Farm to Feet)

The Madison—a great fall hiking sock, with its midweight merino body and thinly cushioned bed. 

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Keen Terradora Mid WP Hiking Boot ($105; 25 percent off)

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(Courtesy Keen)

In our 2017 Summer Buyer’s Guide, we recommended the Terradora as the best women’s hiking boot for its stellar fit and high traction. 

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MSR Lightning Ascent Snowshoes ($232; 20 percent)

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(Courtesy MSR)

We consider these the best snowshoes for moving fast through ice conditions. 

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Jetboil Flash Cooking System ($65; 35 percent off)

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(Courtesy JetBoil)

One of our testers considers the Flash to be the best stove for winter camping. 

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Light and Motion Vibe Bike Light ($30; 25 percent off)

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(Courtesy Light and Motion)

This light has an auto-off function, which automatically shuts off the beam when the bike stops. 

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Leatherman Skeletool Knife KBX ($19; 25 percent off)

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(Courtesy Leatherman)

With a 2.6-inch stainless steel blade and lightweight aluminum handle, the Skeletool is a bomber knife that just got even more budget friendly. 

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