Quality gear doesn't have to be expensive. These are our favorite budget-friendly products on sale at REI from May 18 through May 28.
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REI Co-op Multi Towel Lite ($7; 31 percent off)
An essential item for hikers and travelers alike, this synthetic towel features a waffle texture which helps it absorb up to eight times its weight in water yet wring out almost completely dry.
REI Co-op Mesh Stuff Sack ($9; 25 percent off)
These stuff sacks are some of the most underrated travel products. They’re light, can easily be stuffed in a backpack pocket and are great for storing dirty laundry or air drying wet clothes.
Outdoor Research Helios Hat ($28; 25 percent off)
Perfect for days on the river, trail, or in the garden, the Helios has a wide brim that will shade your entire face and neck from the sun and also features a UPF coating.
Saxx Kinetic Boxer Briefs ($26; 25 percent)
Our Gear Guy deemed these boxer briefs some of the best performance underwear he's tried. Featuring Saxx’s patented BallPark construction, they keep everything in place whether you’re at the office or on a run.
REI Co-op Camp X Chair ($28; 30 percent off)
There are lots of fancy camp chairs that fold to the size of your forearm and feature ultra-lightweight carbon fiber frames. But those can’t beat the comfort of a traditional camp chair like the Camp X. Get a few now while they’re cheap.
Salomon Cairn T-Shirt ($27; 30 percent off)
This understated v-neck is perfect for relaxing but technical features like lightweight, moisture-wicking polyester fabric and reflective hits make it great for running, too.
Eagle Creek Original Pack-It Cube Set ($27; 20 percent off)
This three-pouch set is made of washable, odor-resistant polyester with a mesh top so you can see what's inside. The cubes compress either folded or rolled clothing items, while smaller cube can stow electronics cords and accessories.
Pearl Izumi Elite Gel Bike Gloves ($26; 25 percent off)
Gel padding mixed with soft and durable synthetic leather palms make these fingerless gloves a great option for road rides.
Exped Air Pillow ($26; 25 percent off)
Featuring two low-profile valves for inflation and deflation, this pillow easily inflates to a with a few breaths. Soft polyester tricot fabric is comfortable next to skin and one end is taller than the other to accommodate different head positions.
Eagle Creek Silicone Bottle Set ($25; 25 percent off)
Organize your travel toiletries with these four silicone bottles that are soft, squeezable, and translucent. They come in a clear plastic pouch with water-resistant zipper for easy airline security screening.