REI’s End of Season Clearance Sale is one of the best times a year to stock up on gear for the upcoming season. This year's sale lasts through March 19, and to help you filter through the deals, we picked out products we've already reviewed—and loved—from the sale list.
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Patagonia Lightweight Black Hole Tote ($26; 50 percent off)
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.”
Arc'teryx Beta SL Hybrid Jacket ($224; 50 percent off)
We consider this jacket to be one of the best lightweight rain jackets on the market.
Patagonia 3-in-1 Snowshot Jacket ($238; 20 percent off)
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.”
Brooks Threshold Pant ($65; 31 percent off)
If you need simple, functional running pants, look no farther than the Threshold, which we featured in our 2018 Winter Buyer’s Guide.
Patagonia Fjord Flannel ($89; 30 percent off)
Our Gear Guy called this "maybe the world’s best flannel."
Keen Terradora Mid WP Hiking Boot ($83; 40 percent off)
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.
Vasque Trailbender Shoe ($65; 50 percent off)
In our 2017 Summer Buyer's Guide, we called the Trailbender a "confident, cushioned shoe that delivers support, not just stack."[/photo]
The North Face Base Camp Duffel ($75; 50 percent off)
The North Face Base Camp duffel has an end-cap zippered compartment that allows you to separate wet clothes, dirty shoes, or extra gear without sacrificing volume.
Marmot Minimalist Rain Jacket ($99; 55 percent off)
Featured in our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide, Marmot’s Minimalist jacket is a pared-down rain shield that hides away in your bag until you need it, and it works brilliantly over a technical layer or office-ready dress shirt.
G3 Alpinist Skin ($95; 50 percent off)
For newbie tourers and experienced mountain guides alike, the Alpinists provide durable and reliable performance in the backcountry. They glide exceptionally well for a nylon skin and the glue is durable—we've had a pair for three seasons and they're nearly as sticky as when we first bought them.
Salomon Speedcross 4 Shoe ($58; 65 percent off)
One of our favorite trail runners in 2016, the Speedcross 4's have a narrow last, rock-solid fit, and big six-millimeter lugs which can quickstep through sketchy rock piles and bank tight switchbacks with confidence.
GoPro Hero4 Black ($286; 40 percent off)
Although the Hero4 is a few years old now, when it was first released we put it through some serious tests and were very impressed with the results. This package includes a waterproof case and mounts for a kayak or surfboard.