The Best Winter Gear Deals for Under $30

Stocking stuffers, anyone? REI's winter sale can help with everything from gloves and goggles to knives and boot heaters.

The REI Winter Sale has some good deals—these are the best. (Volker Schnabele/Unsplash)
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Quality gear doesn't have to be expensive. These are our favorite budget-friendly products now on sale at REI through November 19.

Looking for more sale coverage? Check out our favorite overall deals, the best fitness gear deals, and the gear our editors are most excited to purchase from the sale.

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Smith Cascade Classic Goggle ($24; 20 percent off)

(Courtesy Smith)

For the snow enthusiast on a budget. These goggles have the classic Smith fit and look, with just slightly lower-quality lenses. But hey, for less than $25, they're a killer value. 

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Platypus Big Zip LP 2-Liter Reservoir ($26; 25 percent off)

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If your current bladder is starting to look a little sketchy, now is a good time to get a new one for cheap. We think Platypus makes a great one and particularly like the leak-proof nozzle.

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Smartwool Cozy Glove ($22; 30 percent off)

(Courtesy SmartWool)

Keep your digits warm as the days shorten in these weatherproof gloves

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GSI Outdoors Enamelware Percolator ($21; 25 percent off)

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Kiln-fired twice, this durable percolator is good for the kitchen or camp.

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Smartwool 250 Neck Gaiter ($21; 30 percent off)

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The merino wool in this neck gaiter keeps you warm and dry, without getting stinky as fast as a synthetic. 

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The North Face Apex+ Etip Glove ($41; 25 percent off)

(Courtesy The North Face)

These versatile, lightly insulated soft-shell gloves block wind and moisture and are touchscreen compatible.

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Shimano M530 SPD Bike Pedal ($30; 25 percent off)

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A time-tested pedal that works for both mountain and road biking.

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DryGuy Travel Dry Ski Boot Dryer ($22; 25 percent off)

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Designed dry your ski boots from the inside out, these travel-size heaters plug into any standard wall charger.

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Cusa Tea Premium Instant Tea ($2; 27 percent off)

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An instant classic (pun intended), this tea contains no sugar, additives, fillers, or preservatives, and you can’t over-steep it. Simply boil water, dump the tea granules into your mug, pour the hot water in, and watch them dissolve in three seconds.

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Adventure Medical Kits Ultralight Watertight .3 Medical Kit ($7; 25 percent off)

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We think you should always leave your first aid to the professionals and pack a pre-made first-aid kit. We recommend Adventure Medical Kits above all others.

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LifeStraw Water Filter ($15; 25 percent off)

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The LifeStraw, which filters out 99.99 percent of bacteria and protazoa, is one of the simplest filters on the market—simply dip it into your water source and drink. We like it so much that we included a version of the filter in our 2018 roundup of the best men’s thru-hiking gear.

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Leatherman Micra Multi-tool ($24; 20 percent off)


The Micra has five tools, including a knife, tweezers, nail file, bottle opener, and ruler. 

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