Maybe we’re being obvious here, but there’s something really special about being outside. Getting into nature has been shown to increase happiness and ease anxiety on the mental health side, and activities like hiking can strengthen bones and improve heart health, and that’s just for starters. For Labor Day weekend, REI (the company for all your outdoor needs) is hosting a huge sale event that includes thousands of items for all your outdoor needs. So if you’ve been meaning to stock up, there’s no better time than the present.
From now until September 5, REI is cutting prices on basically everything you need for fun in the sun. Think: camping gear, bike racks, running shoes, hydration bladders…it all works. In addition, the members of the REI cooperative will enjoy additional price reductions, so if you haven’t signed up for your $30 lifetime membership (yes, lifetime), now is the time, fam. If you like the outdoors, the cooperative membership is well worth it.
Shop our favorite picks below, whether you’re a runner, hiker, or someone who loves relaxing under the stars.
NEMO Disco 30 Sleeping Bag – Woman — $195.00
$195, originally $250
This sleeping bag is rated for temperatures to 30 degrees and features PFC-free down for a comfortable night’s sleep. Of course, it’s important to remember that a 30-degree bag is actually code for a 50-degree bag (camping is confused)so don’t plan on depending on this guy for all four seasons.
Eureka Lowrider Saddle — $45.00
$45, originally $60
When all that walking is said and done, and you’re ready to kick back with some s’mores, you Will you need a cozy chair. This option weighs just five pounds and folds flat so it doesn’t take up too much space in the trunk.
Marmot Tungsten 3P Footprint Tent — $224.00
$224, originally $300
This spacious three person tent is perfect just for you, TBH. That way, you can spread out, relax, and even brush off the rainfly to gaze at the stars. (But yes, it’s technically made for three people, which is perfect for you, your partner or friend, and your dog.)
Exped Ultra 7R Mat — $172.00
$172, originally $230
Enjoy a luxurious sleeping experience with Exped’s 3.5-inch thick pad. Reviewers rave about how comfortable this pad is. However, they do note that you must keep your weight evenly distributed on the surface; otherwise, Will feel the ground
Osprey Eja 58 Pack – Women — $195.00
$195, originally $260
Osprey is famous for making some of the best hiking backpacks money can buy, and the Eja 58 is no exception. Hillary, the five star reviewer, says it all. “Excellent lightweight backpack for weekend warriors or light three or four day trips. The pack is versatile and packs smaller when the full capacity is not required,” she says.
You can choose between a 55 liter or 58 liter option, and this bag is made from 100 percent recyclable materials.
Patagonia Endless Run Shorts – Women — $49.00
$50, originally $70
Look, there are two opinions when it comes to running shorts: you love loose, free-flowing fabrics or tight materials that hug the skin. For those in the latter group (friends!), these shorts are the best there is. With plenty of pockets and stretchy, sweat-wicking material, the Endless Running Shorts are truly designed for those runs that, well, feel endless.
Brooks Dare Racerback Bra — $30.00
$30, originally $60
I’ll go to my grave swearing this is the best running bra on the market. Whether you’re training for a half marathon or a full 26.2, you can be sure this garment will never chafe under your breasts (miracles happen). It’s also measured by band and cup size, allowing for a more snug fit that feels designed for your body.
Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 38 Road-Running Shoes – Women’s — $90.00
$90, originally $120
In my opinion, these are the black tights of running shoes: they are versatile, comfortable and universally loved. I’m currently on my fourth pair of Pegasuses, and their elastic rubber and foam soles have never let me down. The best running shoes are the ones you forget you’re wearing, and I forget these babies over and over (and over).
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