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The Best Memorial Day Sales on Outdoor Gear

Gear up for summer adventures with these killer deals

Whether you're shopping for others or yourself, these sales are the best opportunities to save on summer gear. (Photo: Greg Rosenke/Unsplash)
Whether you're shopping for others or yourself, these sales are the best opportunities to save on summer gear.

Spring is an awesome opportunity to stock up on warm-weather essentials—not to mention a good time to snag discounted winter gear. To streamline the shopping process for you, we’ve put together a list of bomber deals and promotions from brands in the outdoor world. We’ve tested gear from all of these brands, and we’ve added our product recommendations below, too. Bookmark this page and check back frequently through Memorial Day for more deals—we’ll be updating it with the latest promotions that are worth your time. 

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Promotion: Amazon is offering steep deals on a lot of products during various spring sales. 
Dates: Ongoing
Our Pick: The Apple AirPods, currently 20 percent off. Columnist Jakob Schiller reviewed them when they got an upgrade in 2019


Promotion: Backcountry will be offering up to 50 percent off gear and apparel during its Memorial Day sale
Dates: May 21 through May 31
Our Pick: We love the Altra Provision 4.0 road-running shoe, which is 20 percent off right now. It won the Gear of the Year award in our 2020 Summer Buyer’s Guide.


Promotion: BioLite will be offering 25 percent off sitewide
Dates: May 21 through May 31
Our Pick: The FirePit. We called it “the best portable grill ever” in 2017, and remains one of our favorite pieces of tailgating gear.

Black Diamond

Promotion: Black Diamond is offering 25 percent off select equipment.
Dates: May 21 through May 31
Our Pick: The Distance 8 pack. In our long-term test of the best hydration vests, we picked the Distance 8 as the best for multisport adventures.

Club Ride

Promotion: Club Ride will be offering up to 30 percent off sitewide, plus up to 40 percent off daily deals.
Dates: May 28 through May 31
Our Pick: The Men’s Rambler Poly-Wool henley. It was one of our favorite pieces of cycling apparel in our 2020 Summer Buyer’s Guide

Darn Tough

Promotion: Darn Tough is currently offering free shipping on orders of $50 or more. Also, if you sign up for the brand’s newsletter, you’ll get a free nail care kit with your first purchase.
Dates: Ongoing
Our Pick: The Hiker Micro Crew Cushion sock. It won our Gear Guy’s test of the best hiking socks

Eastern Mountain Sports

Promotion: Eastern Mountain Sports is currently offering up to 75 percent off all clothing during its spring sale.
Dates: Now through May 31
Our Pick: The Thunderhead rain jacket. At $50, it’s one of our Gear Guy’s favorite deals.


Promotion: Forsake is offering 25 percent off sitewide.
Dates: May 22 through May 31
Our Pick: The Patch boot. We featured it in our roundup of the best women’s adventure travel shoes.

Howler Brothers

Promotion: We found some trusty shirts in Howler’s Last Call
Dates: Ongoing
Our Pick: The H Bar B SnapshirtOur gear editor recommended it because it let him be “more comfortable at the office without looking like a schlub who just rolled out of bed.”


Promotion: There are some gems in Huckberry’s clearance section right now. The brand will also be offering up to 35 percent off gear during its Memorial Day Weekend sale.
Dates: May 25 through May 31
Our Pick: The Flint and Tinder Waxed Trucker jacket is a classic. “You’ll have this jacket for years to come and will wear it so often that the price tag will start to sound like a bargain,” wrote our columnist. The unlined version is currently 30 percent off.  

Hydro Flask

Promotion: Hydro Flask is currently offering 25 percent off sitewide
Dates: Now through May 31
Our Pick: The 32-Ounce Trail Series bottle, one of our Gear Guy’s favorites.


Promotion: Janji is offering up to 30 percent off clothing and apparel
Dates: The brand’s Memorial Day sale starts on May 24
Our Pick: Keep an eye out for the Women’s AFO Middle Shorts. We reviewed them in our most recent Summer Buyer’s Guide roundup of running gear.


Promotion: Keen is offering up to 30 percent off select products. 
Dates: May 16 through through May 31
Our Pick: The Terradora II Strappy, one of the best water shoes of 2021


Promotion: Kelty is offering 25 percent off sitewide.
Dates: May 21 through June 1
Our Pick: Keep an eye out for a restock of the Low Loveseat. It’s one of the most coveted pieces of gear we’ve reviewed. 

Maho Shades

Promotion: Use the code STRIPES20 for 20 percent off sitewide.
Dates: May 24 through May 31
Our Pick: The Charleston 2 sunglasses. We reviewed them in the travel page of our Winter Buyer’s Guide.


Promotion: Some of our favorite Osprey daypacks are on sale
Dates: Ongoing
Our Pick: The Archeon pack. The 70-liter version was the best travel bag our 2020 Summer Buyer’s Guide. 

Po Campo

Promotion: Po Campo is offering 20 percent off panniers with code B2WW-Panniers.
Dates: Now through May 21


Promotion: REI’s biggest sale of the year.
Dates: Now through May 31
Our Pick: Here are our favorite deals on camping and hiking gear. We also love the Hoka One One Challenger ATR 5 trail-running shoes. Our Gear Guy loves them because they’re easy on his knees.


Promotion: Stio is offering free shipping on orders of $99 or more, and we’re already eyeing some steep deals on winter clothing.
Dates: The brand’s Memorial Day sale will start on May 27 and last through May 31. Stio will feature up to 60 percent off past-season styles.
Our Pick: The 650-fill Colter Down jacket—it’s currently half off.


Promotion: Yeti is offering free text and monogram customization when you purchase any drinkware.
Dates: May 27 through June 1
Our Pick: The Rambler 26-Ounce Vacuum Bottle with Chug Cap. Our gear-obsessed columnist Jakob Schiller loves this bottle for everyday use.

Top Deals We’re Eyeing

Danner Men’s Trail 2650 Hiking Shoe ($112; 25 Percent Off)

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The Trail 2650 won our Gear Guy’s test of the best men’s light hikers. “This pair was so comfortable and capable during both the hike and scree-slide tests that I wore them on a bonus hike,” he wrote. “Credit the cushy midsole, coupled with an OrthoLite insole, the latter of which hugged the bottom of my feet like an old friend.”

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Garmin InReach Explorer+ Satellite Communicator ($350; 22 Percent Off)

(Photo: Courtesy Garmin)

Though Outside columnist Andrew Skurka loves the Garmin InReach Mini, the device’s bigger and older brother, the Explorer+, offers a few nice features at the cost of size and weight: a bigger color screen, more efficient button layout, better virtual keyboard, and longer-lasting battery.

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Arc'teryx Beta AR Jacket (Men’s) ($299; 50 Percent Off)

(Photo: Courtesy Arc'teryx)

“The Beta weighs a hair over a pound, but it’s built from bombproof Gore-Tex Pro (the stuff many high-end ski jackets are made from),” wrote our Gear Guy in his guide to spring rain shells. “[It’s] packed with nice features, like a helmet-compatible hood, and has a roomy fit to facilitate lots of layering.”

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Zoleo Satellite Communicator ($149; 25 Percent Off)

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Contributor Andrew Skurka tested Zoleo’s Satellite Communicator last year, and liked how it measured up to the competition: “It’s priced, constructed, and engineered well, and it provides a significantly improved messaging experience for both the user and their contacts,” he wrote.

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Altra Provision 4.0 Running Shoe ($104; 20 Percent Off)

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This shoe won a Gear of the Year award in our 2020 Summer Buyer’s Guide. Its “engage-as-needed support system makes for an exceptionally comfortable ride,” wrote our testers. “It’s a great choice for neutral runners whose feet collapse inward when they’re tired and for chronic pronators who’ve had their fill of bulky shoes.”

Buy Now (Women’s) Buy Now (Men’s)

Smith Lowdown Slim 2 ChromaPop Sunglasses ($82; 45 Percent Off)

(Photo: Courtesy Smith)

The Lowdown Slims are senior gear editor Ariella Gintzler’s go-to shades. “A smaller, skinnier version of Smith’s classic Lowdown frame, the Lowdown Slim has the same sporty yet stylish androgynous shape that fits in equally well on a snowfield, singletrack, or sidewalk,” she wrote.

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The North Face Flight Futurelight Jacket (Men’s) ($168; 40 Percent Off)

(Photo: Courtesy The North Face)

The Flight Futurelight is one of our favorite shells for trail runs in any type of weather. “The Futurelight membrane acts like a nano-sieve: it’s permeable to air but not water, so it’s fully weather­­proof and remarkably breathable,” wrote tester Martin Fritz Huber in our 2020 Summer Buyer’s Guide.

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