Now is a great time to make affordable upgrades to your gear kit. From February 9 to February 19, REI is offering a winter clearance sale with deals up to 50 percent off products from major brands. Here are some of our favorite deals under $50.
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Burton Work Horse Leather Mittens ($27; 30 percent off)
Whether you’re shredding the resort, tackling steep backcountry lines, or out for a winter hike, these leather outer, polyester fleece-lined mitts will keep your hands toasty and dry. Plus, with a durable cow-hide exterior, they're sure to stand up to years of use and abuse. Removable wrist straps add security when you want it.
Petzl Luna Women’s Harness ($36; 50 percent off)
The Luna harness has a padded, contoured waist belt that is thicker around the hips for optimal weight distribution. The adjustable leg loops expand and synch depending on how many layers you’re wearing. Bonus: the rear gear loops are flexible, so they flatten down under a pack.
Patagonia Black Hole Cube ($28; 24 percent off)
Keep organized with this zippered storage cube made from the same material as Patagonia’s famed Black Hole duffels. Camping, commuting, traveling, storing your smelly pre-work running clothes—it’s hard to think of a situation when the Black Hole Cube wouldn’t come in handy.
GSI Outdoors Bugaboo Backpacker Cookset ($36; 50 percent off)
With a pot, strainer lid, and frying pan, plus two bowls and two insulated cups, this cook set is everything you need to get your camp kitchen started. A removable “pot gripper” clips on to both the pot and the frying pan, which are coated with non-stick Teflon. The whole kit nests together for easy packing.
Timbuk 2 Especial Spoke Sling Bag ($39; 50 percent off)
With a 14-liter capacity, a dedicated shoe compartment, lightweight rip-stop nylon exterior, and padded air-mesh backing, the Especial Spoke sling bag is durable enough to stand up to whatever hazards your daily commute can dish out.
KUHL Renegade Pants ($41; 30 percent off)
The Renegade pants are made of a tough, breathable, two-way-stretch cotton fabric and treated with a durable water-repellent finish which means they’re as comfortable as they are functional. Wear them on a hike and then out to town for happy-hour beers—no one will know you came straight from the trailhead.
Co-Op Cycles Soft-Shell Pants ($44; 50 percent off)
Just because it’s raining doesn't mean your bike has to stay in the garage. These nylon-spandex pants are wind and water resistant to keep you dry when the weather turns south. But don’t worry about overheating: panels of lighter-weight jersey fabric behind the knees and around the waist allows your body to dump excess heat. Designed specifically with bikers in mind, the pants are also reinforced on the right cuff, to protect against snags and chain grease.
Smartwool NTS 250 Pattern Crew Long Underwear Top ($52; 50 percent off)
A good base layer can be the difference between a great day in the backcountry and a cold, miserable one. Enter the NT 250 crew top which has a mid-weight wool knit thick enough to add some warmth to your kit, and wicks moisture to keep you dry. Wool's natural deodorizing qualities mean you won’t have to worry about stinking up the aprés party.
Brooks LSD Jacket ($46; 50 percent off)
The LSD jacket is wind-proof and water-resistant and, best of all, it packs into its own back pocket. Stuff it into the bottom of your day pack and you won’t even know it’s there. Or use the wrist strap and carry it in-hand if you’re in and out of patchy storms all day.
Manduka Homme Redux Shorts ($36; 30 percent off)
These are the ultimate do-everything shorts: stretchy and fast-drying with a clean, classy look that transitions seamlessly from beach to workout to town.
The North Face Better Than Naked Shirt ($25; 30 percent off)
You’ll probably forget that you’re wearing this shirt. The Flash Dry fabric dries almost instantly keeping you comfortable mile after mile while the tapered cut, welded seams, and keyhole back make for an easy, airy fit that lies flat without bunching or rubbing.
Smartwool Striped Liner Tech-Compatible Liner Gloves ($18; 33 percent off)
There’s nothing worse than removing your gloves to take a photo and then having to spend several minutes shaking blood back into your numb fingers. These tech-compatible liner gloves from Smartwool allow you to navigate your touch screen without risking frostbite. Wear them inside your regular ski mitts.
Acorn Moc Ragg Slippers ($22; 51 percent off)
Featuring a cushioned midsole, plush fleece lining, and cozy knit upper, you may never want to take these slippers off. A rubber outsole, which can be worn both indoors and outdoors, means you won’t have to.
Tentree Springs Sweater ($50; 28 percent off)
Eco-apparel company Tentree plants ten trees for every sale. All their products—including this crew-neck sweater—are made from environmentally sustainable materials, like organic cotton, hemp, and cork.
Native Eyewear Itso Polarized Sunglasses ($38; 50 percent off)
These sunglasses come with two sets of lenses: one polarized lenses and one specifically designed for low-light conditions. Rubber grips on the nose and temples keep the glasses from sliding down your face, while strategic vents in the frame prevent fogging.