15 Great Deals at REI's January Clearance Sale

This weekend is one of the best times to save big on gear

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Presenting all the stuff you should actually buy that also happens to have the deepest markdowns. REI’s Clearance sale goes from January 18 through January 21. You can shop all the deals here

REI Co-op Flexlite Chair ($50; 37 percent off)

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(Courtesy REI Co-op)

Supportive and lightweight, with a deep, comfy seat and a low profile for camping, backpacking, and concerts, the Flexlite packs down to just 15 inches for easy storage. The special print on this model celebrates the 50th anniversary of the National Scenic Trails Act.

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Acorn Women’s Mule Rag Slippers ($22; 51 percent off) 

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(Courtesy Acorn)

A good pair of slippers can be a game changer in cold winter months. These ones have a fleece lining to wick moisture and durable sidewalls made of suede. Skid-resistant outsoles mean you can wear them both inside and outside, and don’t worry about keeping them clean: they’re machine washable.

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REI Co-op Flash 45 Pack ($80; 46 percent off)

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(Courtesy REI Co-op)

The Flash 45 was the best budget pick in our comprehensive women’s backpack review. Testers wrote, “It more than ably supported the test’s 35-pound load, even when I pushed it off-trail and into steep, scrambling terrain.”

Buy Men’s Buy Women’s

REI Co-op Magma 10/17 Sleeping Bag ($276; 25 percent off)

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(Courtesy REI Co-op)

REI gave the Magma 10 and women’s Magma 17 high-quality 850-fill hydrophobic goose-down insulation wrapped in a superlight 15-denier ripstop nylon Pertex Quantum outer shell. The Magma packs down to the size of a small watermelon and weighs just shy of two pounds, stats that would be good for a 20-degree bag but are remarkable for one as warm as this. 

Buy Men’s Buy Women’s

Yakima Skyrise 3 Rooftop Tent ($999; 33 percent off)

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(Courtesy Yakima)

The SkyRise 3 has a wall-to-wall, 2.5-inch thick mattress and uses simple but sturdy plastic clamps, making it the easiest-to-install rooftop tent we’ve tested.

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Cotopaxi Fuego Down Hooded Jacket ($175; 30 percent off)

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(Courtesy Cotopaxi)

If you need a puffy for general around-town or on-the-trail use, the Fuego is a good option. It’s made with responsibly sourced 800-fill water-resistant goose down and breathable Polartec Alpha underarm panels.

Buy Men’s Buy Women’s

Hydro Flask Coffee Flask ($15 and up; 30 percent off)

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(Courtesy Hydro Flask)

The Coffee Flask keeps beverages cold for 16 hours, so you’ll never sip on lukewarm coffee again. The smartly designed flip lid essentially eliminates any spills. 

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Black Diamond Trail Back Trekking Poles ($60; 25 percent off)

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(Courtesy Black Diamond)

Trekking poles help keep you stable on sketchy sections of trail, and when you’re wearing a heavy pack they can transfer some of the load to your arms, relieving your back and shoulders. The Trail Backs have low-profile trekking baskets, non-slip EVA foam grips, and nylon webbing straps with woven lining for increased comfort.

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REI Co-op Fleece Jacket ($25; 50 percent off)

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(Courtesy REI Co-op)

Simply designed with a full-length zipper and two zippered hand pockets, this jacket is a versatile and cozy layer that can be worn hiking, under a ski jacket, or around the house. 

Buy Men’s Buy Women’s

Big Agnes Seedhouse SL2 Tent ($210; 40 percent off)

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(Courtesy Big Agnes)

This is a great price on a do-it-all backpacking tent. The Seedhouse works great for three-season use, its steep sidewalls offer plenty of livable space and ample headroom, and it weighs under three pounds, so it can be carried easily on extended trips.

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Kelty Discovery Cot ($60; 40 percent off)

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(Courtesy Kelty)

For general car camping, cots can make a big difference in your quality of sleep. The Discovery boosts sleepers over two feet off the ground and has a maximum capacity of 300 pounds thanks to the aluminum and steel frame and 600-denier ripstop polyester fabric. It folds up for convenient storage and travel in the included roll-tote bag.

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GSI Outdoors Pinnacle Cookset ($45; 30 percent off)

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(Courtesy GSI Outdoors)

This cooking set has everything needed to easily make a meal for two in the backcountry. The kit includes a hard-anodized 1.8-liter pot with a strainer lid, two insulated mugs with lids, two bowls, two telescoping foons, a welded sink, and a stove bag.

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Sea to Summit Aeros Premium Pillow ($32; 25 percent off)

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(Courtesy Sea to Summit)

If you’re still rolling up your midlayer to use as a pillow on the trail, it’s time to upgrade. You’ll barely notice the Premium in your pack (it weighs just 2.8 ounces) but it inflates to five inches thick in just a few breaths. 

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Outdoor Research Men’s Ascendant Hooded Jacket ($124; 50 percent off)

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(Courtesy Outdoor Research)

Last year we named this one of the best active insulation pieces. Much of its performance chops come from Polartec Alpha Direct insulation, which looks like shag carpet and uses a big, open weave to vent sweat while also holding in just the right amount of body heat.

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Rab Women’s Neutrino Pro Down Jacket ($262; 30 percent off)

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(Courtesy Rab)

An extra-lofty puffy that can handle winters worst, the Neutrino is stuffed with 800-fill hydrophobic goose down that stays in place via large stitched-through baffles. 

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