The REI Outlet is one of the best places to look for deals on outdoor gear. Right now it has a great selection of hiking and camping gear marked down as much as 50 percent.
Osprey Atmos AG 50 Pack ($171; 25 percent off)
The “AG” stands for Anti-Gravity, Osprey’s term for the Atmos’s swath of torso-conforming mesh that allows airflow while providing balance and support. “It fits more like a jacket than a pack,” said one tester. The unique design creates contact with your entire back (read: no pressure points), which, combined with tons of adjustability in the torso and hipbelt and four compression straps, allows you to stabilize loads both large and small.
Kelty Monarch 2 Tent ($113; 40 percent off)
This three-season, two-person tent weighs five pounds 11 ounces and comes with a color-coded rain fly for easy attachment. For an affordable car-camping tent it’s a solid option, and while it’s heavy for backpacking, it could work in a pinch. The four-person version is also on sale.
Oakley Stringer Sunglasses ($55; 60 percent off)
With rounded lenses for a classic look, the Stringer sunglasses got their name from the smooth center line that runs down a surfboard. Silicone accents on the nosepiece and arms keep the shades in place when sweat starts to build up.
Therm-a-Rest Treo Chair ($80; 20 percent off)
The Treo Chair makes big claims: the comfort of a big camp chair in a package the size of a bread loaf. This folding chair fits into its aluminum frame for quick transportation and easy storage. Although it only boosts you 13 inches off the ground, the seat supports 250 pounds.
Klean Kanteen Classic Water Bottle ($20; 31 percent off)
This water bottle holds 40 fluid ounces but doesn’t take up as much space as its double-walled vacuum-sealed competitors. The stainless-steel interior won’t retain flavors and is dishwasher safe.
Outdoor Research Helium II Rain Jacket ($110; 30 percent off)
The rainjacket of choice for through-hikers and lightweight backpackers, the Helium II offers a no-frills design that keeps water out thanks to water-resistant zippers, seam tape, and an internal front-zip storm flap.
Gregory Deva 60 Pack ($224; 25 percent off)
For multi-day backpacking trips, the Deva 60 is a great choice. For comfort, it has a pre-curved EVA foam harness that’s interchangeable, a vented and formed back panel with plush foam, and a women-specific suspension design. The detachable lid serves as a daypack for day hikes or summit bids.
Eno Sub7 Hammock ($35; 50 percent off)
Weighing just 6.5 ounces, the Sub7 is one of the lightest hammocks on the market but will hold 300 pounds.