REI's Anniversary Sale is happening from May 18 to May 28 and features tons of deals on great water sports gear. These are some of our favorite deals.
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Aqua-Bound Sting Ray Fiberglass Paddle ($88; 20 percent off)
This paddle is made from fiberglass to cut weight and provide a little flex when paddling. The middle section disconnects for easy transportation and storage.
Aquaglide Cascade Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board ($680; 15 percent off)
Don't let your small apartment stop you from owning your own craft this summer. This 12-foot board packs down to the size of a large duffel bag when you don't need it and inflates in just three minutes with the included pump.
Astral BlueJacket PFD ($169; 25 percent off)
The BlueJacket is one of our favorite PFD's on the market because of its features like a front clamshell pocket, side storage pockets, and a hydration sleeve.
Bending Branches Java 11 Canoe Paddle ($120; 20 percent off)
Class up your canoe game with an all-wood paddle like the Java 11. The 11-degree bend in the shaft allows you to get more power with every stroke.
Kokatat Gore-Tex Paclite Paddling Jacket ($150; 25 percent off)
Headed into stormy seas? Keep yourself dry with this paddling jacket. The Gore-Tex shell breathes well when it gets warm and articulated seams don't bunch up during fast paddling.
Kokopelli Rogue-Lite Packraft ($700; 15 percent off)
For river mission deep in the backcountry, a packraft is a great option. The Rogue-Lite weighs just under five pounds, packs down small enough to fit in a backpack, and has a Kevlar reinforced floor for added durability.
MTI Youth Livery PFD ($30; 25 percent off)
Perfect for kids 50-90 pounds, the Youth Livery PFD is designed to keep your youngster safe. The simple, three buckle system lets you dial in a perfect fit and an oversized handle on the back lets you scoop them out of the water if the waves pick up.
NRS Ninja PFD ($97; 25 percent off)
True to its name, you'll barely notice the Ninja in the water. The low-profile of the foam keeps the PFD out of the way during more vigorous activity and the front kangaroo pocket is fleece-lined so you have a place to warm your hands on chilly paddles.
NRS Havoc Livery Whitewater Helmet ($30; 25 percent off)
Arguably the most important piece of gear when paddling in whitewater, the Havoc helmet adjusts to fit nearly any size head and if you do go overboard, the helmet has 10 drainage and ventilation holes.
NRS Deluxe Boat Sponge ($10; 25 percent off)
Leave your boat clean after every use with the deluxe boat sponge. It even lifts sand from your boat which most other sponges leave behind.
NRS Kayak Tow Line ($45; 25 percent off)
In the case that you get carried away in the current, this kayak tow line just might save your life. 50 feet of rope bundle up into a small package that easily stows away when not needed.
Old Town Penobscot 164 Canoe ($1020; 15 percent off)
Ready for your next day trip or canoe expedition, the Penobscot 164 has webbed seats for extra comfort. The center yoke thwart is perfectly balanced for one-person portages.
Perception Prodigy 10.0 Kayak ($466; 15 percent off)
Perfect for recreational users, the 10-foot Prodigy has an extra padded seat for prolonged comfort on the water and a waterproof stern hatch which provides dry cargo storage.
Sea to Summit Big River Dry Bag ($37; 25 percent off)
Keep all of your personal items dry in a Big River dry bag. The sides have four lash points so you can tie it down to your boat while the top rolls down to reduce the bag in size.
Wilderness Systems Pungo 120 Kayak ($790; 15 percent off)
The Pungo 120 has plenty of storage to hold all the gear you need for a day trip or a couple days on the water. The large open cockpit doesn't make you struggle to get in—or out of the boat.