REI’s January Clearance Sale runs from January 9 through 21 and is a great time to stock up on all the things you wanted but didn’t get over the holidays. Here are ten men’s-specific products that our editors think are worth buying. You can check out our women's picks here.
REI Co-op Stratocloud Hoodie ($94; 50 percent off)
Quality insulation doesn’t have to be expensive. The Stratocloud packs into its own pocket when you don’t need it. It’s a perfect midlayer for cold-weather pursuits, thanks to the 600-fill down insulation, and it’s lightweight enough to be a good stand-alone piece in milder weather.
Oboz Sawtooth Low Hiking Shoes ($80; 27 percent off)
The Sawtooth’s aggressively lugged outsole, anatomic EVA footbed, heavily cushioned EVA midsole, and nylon shank all combine to offer a comfortable, supportive ride for long days on the trail.
The North Face Texture Cap Rock Half-Zip Fleece ($40; 33 percent off)
A lightweight cobble-pattern microfleece, reverse-coil zipper that lets you vent excess warmth, and a standard fit make the Cap Rock an easy-wearing layer that every guy should own.
Danner Weatherized Mountain 600 Boots ($170; 22 percent off)
Even on sale, this boot is expensive. But it’ll easily last your lifetime. Plus, it looks stylish enough to pair with slacks but has real performance qualities, like a full-grain leather upper, 200-gram PrimaLoft insulation, and a Vibram outsole.
REI Co-op Vaporush Windstopper Jacket ($79; 53 percent off)
The Vaporush is fully windproof and highly breathable, courtesy of the Gore Windstopper shell, which is also water repellent enough to keep you dry in anything but a prolonged downpour. Stretchy soft-shell panels at the underarms, sides, and shoulders provide excellent freedom of movement.
Cabiniste Down Booties ($27; 51 percent off)
Toss these puffy slippers on after a long day on the slopes or to keep warm in your tent at night. They’re lined with fleece, and the nylon soles are covered in non-slip polyester beads to provide traction indoors.
Good and Well Supply Co. Beard Balm ($16; 33 percent off)
Keep your facial hair silky, smooth, and healthy with the help of Good and Well Supply Co.’s beard balm. Its solid botanical formula—a mix of shea butter, beeswax, jojoba oil, argan oil, vitamin E, and pure essential oils–is soothing and provides convenient on-the-go maintenance.
The North Face Campshire Fleece ($70; 20 percent off)
A fleece might be the most versatile layer in your closet. The dashing Campshire is made from polyester sherpa fleece for soft comfort and heat retention.
Arc’teryx Archaeopteryx Pullover Hoodie ($90; 28 percent off)
Everyone needs a hoody for kicking back after a long day of outdoor activities. The French terry knit, with a soft cotton face and a technical polyester back for moisture management, makes the Archaeopteryx a great option.
Khul Invoke Shirt ($55; 53 percent off)
No one likes a clingy shirt. The Invoke keeps you cool and comfortable with superfine mesh paneling under the arms and a special 3-D microfiber technology designed to lift the fabric off your skin.