REI Labor Day Sale 2017 Picks

REI Labor Day Sale 2017

REI is back with yet another summer sale – this time, their Labor Day Sale & Clearance is gearing up with up to 40% off in-season items. The sale begins on August 25, 2017 and runs through September 4, 2017. Like their anniversary sale and 4th of July sale, there are a ton of solid picks at great prices. Read on for a few of my favorite picks this round.

Top 10 Picks from the REI Labor Day Sale

Keep in mind – the sale doesn’t start until the 25th, so prices in the links below won’t reflect sale prices until then.

1. REI Half Dome 2 Tent$199 $139 30% off
Starting off with a repeat from the 4th of July sale – a great intro tent for those starting to backpack. While it’s not as light as some other (pricier) options, the Half Dome 2 tent provides a nice middle ground and isn’t bad at all if split between two people. The tent and footprint are both 30% off.

2. MSR Hubba Hubba NX 2P Tent$399.95 $298.99 25% off
If you’re looking for something a step up from the Half Dome tent, the MSR Hubba Hubba is a highly rated backpacking tent that clocks in at only 3.5 lbs and comes with a nifty stuff sack. I saw these going for $240 used at the garage sale – $298 isn’t bad at all for a brand new one.

3. Sea to Summit eVent Compression Dry Sack$29.95 – $49.95 $22.46 – $37.46 25% off
Technically, all Sea to Summit dry sacks, stuff sacks and dry bags are on sale for 25% off. The eVent Compression Dry Sack is great for keeping critical items like down sleeping bags safe and dry from the elements.

4. NEMO Rave 15 & Rave 30 Down Sleeping Bags$259.95 – $319.95 $195 – $240 25% off
For those who don’t love the constricting fit of a mummy sleeping bag, NEMO sleeping bags are built for you. Their patented Spoon™ shape sleeping bags allow side sleepers to more comfortable get a full night’s rest – without compromising too much on warmth and weight.

5. MSR Pocket Rocket 2 Pocket Stove$45 $33.75 25% off
I purchased the this handy little stove earlier this year, and love it! It packs down small and is easy to use – what more can you ask for?

6. La Sportiva Bushido Trail Running Shoe$130 $104 20% off
I recently purchased these trail runners as an alternative to my Lowa Renegade Boots. As much as I love my boots, they’re simply too hot / heavy for dry summer hiking in the Bay Area. I have narrow feet, and was pleasantly surprised by the La Sportiva Bushidos. They fit very well without any extra space in the toe box area, which typically causes my feet to slide around and get blisters. The traction is super grippy, and while it lacks a rock plate, I haven’t run into any issues with feeling the ground too much. All La Sportiva shoes are on sale – so if you’re also looking for a pair of climbing shoes, now may be the time to check those out as well!

7. ALL SmartWool Socks25% off
If you’re looking to stock up on hiking socks, skiing socks, running socks… now’s the time to do so with 25% off all Smartwool socks. I’ve owned some of my hiking socks for 7+ years now, and they’re still going strong. They last forever, won’t cause blisters, and are much less smelly than cotton / poly counterparts 🙂

8. Marmot PreCip Rain Jacket$99.95 $59.95 40% off 
Classic no-frills rain jacket that is pretty similar to the North Face Venture II Jacket I reviewed earlier this year.

9. prAna Brenna Pants$89 $64.95 40% off
I love that these active pants look stylish both on and off the trail. You could easily wear these to a casual workplace or even out at night with some ankle boots and a silk tank.

10. Yakima & Thule Car Racks & Storage Units20% off
I’ve been stalling on buying a bike / snowboard rack for my car. Now that these are included in the sale, I’ll finally get off my butt and buy one!

Hope you found this list helpful – would love to hear about your favorite buys from the REI Labor Day Sale!

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