With the holiday buying season right around the corner, REI’s Gear Up Get Out Sale—which runs from Friday, Nov. 11 to Monday, Nov. 21—is a prime opportunity for outdoor enthusiasts to save. From ski jackets and accessories to backpacks, winter gear, hiking footwear, and much more, it’s a great chance to score big-ticket items at a sizable discount. Below we outline the dates and details of REI's annual sale, our favorite discounted items, and how to shop both in-store and online. Given the extensive scope of this year’s sale, we’ve also included a curated list below our picks highlighting more of the biggest and most notable deals.

This article has been sponsored by REI, but the picks and descriptions below were made independently and based on our experiences with and opinions of the products.


Dates and Details: November 11-21, 2022

From Nov. 11 through 21, you can shop in-store or online at REI.com and save up to 50% on products from top brands like The North Face, Smartwool, REI Co-op, Osprey, Smith, and many more. In addition, each member receives two 20%-off coupons: One provides a discount on a full-priced item and the other can be used at the REI Outlet (online only) with the code GEARUP22. Below we outline some of our top picks for on-sale gear, including ski apparel and accessories, insulation, hiking footwear, and even snowshoes and winter traction devices.


Our Favorite Gear Up Get Out Deals

The North Face Men’s ThermoBall and Women’s ThermoBall Triclimate: 25% off

The North Face ThermoBall Eco Snow Triclimate 3-in-1 JacketSki jackets are a pricey bunch, with top-end hardshells from brands like Arc’teryx and Patagonia reaching well into the $600-$700 price range. For resort skiers looking to save, turning to a 3-in-1 jacket is a great compromise: With a single purchase, you get both a waterproof shell and an insulating midlayer that can be zipped in on cold days or left at home in spring conditions (you can also wear the insulated jacket on its own around town). While far from the cheapest option available, The North Face’s ThermoBall Eco Snow Triclimate is our favorite 3-in-1 design this season. The jacket has a nice fit, offers decent exterior storage, and includes upgrades like pit zips and water-resistant zippers. And for insulation, you get the brand’s popular ThermoBall Eco zip-out jacket ($199 on its own), which does a pretty good impression of lofty down and continues to insulate when wet. Added up, that’s two well-built jackets for just $270 during the sale, which is a great all-around value.
See the Men's TNF ThermoBall Tricilmate  See the Women's TNF ThermoBall Triclimate

 

Smith I/O Mag ChromaPop Goggles: 20% off

Smith I/O Mag ChromaPop GogglesSmith dominates the snow goggle market, and their I/O Mag ChromaPop has held the top spot in our ski goggle rankings for years running. Their ChromaPop technology offers HD-like color quality that translates to fantastic on-slope clarity in a wide range of conditions, while the magnetic quick-change system makes it easy to swap between lenses depending on lighting (the I/O Mag comes with two). Rounding out design, you get an expansive field of view, supremely comfortable fit, and excellent ventilation. For an even wider field of vision, Smith’s own 4D Mag (also discounted, from $320 to $256) has a curved lens at the bottom to increase visibility, but it’s a small boost and not worth the price jump for most. Finally, it’s worth noting that Smith’s helmets are also 20% off during the sale, including their Vantage MIPS, which is our favorite ski helmet this season.
See the Smith I/O Mag

 

Cotopaxi Men’s Fuego Down Jacket and Women’s Fuego Down Jacket: 25% off

Cotopaxi Fuego Hooded Down JacketYou can get a lot of use out of a quality down jacket, whether you plan to wear it casually or on dedicated backcountry adventures. And Cotopaxi’s signature Fuego Hooded Down Jacket is a seriously versatile and good-looking option. What immediately stands out is the fun, retro styling with vibrant stripes across the chest, but there’s more to the Fuego than meets the eye: The jacket is well built with premium and lofty 800-fill down, a reasonably tough shell, and good crossover appeal for wearing from trail to town. For an alternate midlayer option with added wet-weather assurance, Cotopaxi’s synthetic Teca Calido is also available for 25% off through Nov. 21 and shares the same vibrant styling as the Fuego collection.
See the Men's Cotopaxi Fuego  See the Women's Cotopaxi Fuego

 

Danner Men’s Trail 2650 and Women’s Trail 2650: 25% off

Danner Trail 2650 Hiking ShoesA quality pair of hiking shoes can make a world of difference in terms of on-trail performance and comfort, and Danner’s Trail 2650 is one of our favorite designs on the market. All told, these shoes are comfortable right out of the box, grippy with a Vibram outsole, and impressively light at 1 pound 8 ounces per pair (for the men’s version). Build quality is top-notch, too: The leather upper is durable and offers a foot-hugging feel, while the mesh liner and textile collar add a nice dose of breathability. Finally, we love how good-looking and everyday-friendly these shoes are, giving them excellent versatility whether you’re bagging peaks or grabbing a post-hike beer in town. Note: We include the non-waterproof, low-top Trail 2650 here, but the waterproof and mid-height boot variations are also 25% off. And if you’re looking for a winter boot, Danner’s Weatherized Mountain 600, Arctic 600, Jag Dry, and Cloud Cap are also discounted.
See the Men's Danner Trail 2650  See the Women's Danner Trail 2650

 

Rumpl Original Puffy Blanket: 25% off

Rumpl Original Puffy Recycled BlanketCar camping is all about maximizing comfort, and a quality camping blanket can go a long way toward keeping you warm and cozy outdoors. Among the growing number of options on the market, Rumpl’s Original Puffy Blanket is a real standout: The blanket is warm enough for three-season use with thick synthetic insulation, features a reasonably hardwearing shell and water-repellent coating to fend off light precipitation, and comes in a wide selection of vibrant patterns and colorways (including a fun new “Artist Series” collection). Camping blankets are inherently a pretty basic bunch, but the Original Puffy’s corner loops and Cape Clip—which allows you to secure the blanket around your torso to go hands-free—are very thoughtful touches. Note: Rumpl’s lighter NanoLoft and Down Puffy models are also discounted during the sale (all three made our list of the best camping blankets this season).
See the Rumpl Original Puffy Blanket

 

Yakima SkyBox 16 Carbonite Roof Box: 20% off

Yakima SkyBox 16 Carbonite Cargo Roof BoxYakima’s SkyBox is one of the most ubiquitous rooftop cargo boxes on the market—we see it on more vehicles than any other carrier. One big reason is the SkyBox’s manageable size, which fits most vehicles but retains ample capacity for skis and bulky camping equipment. It’s also very user-friendly with access points by both the driver and passenger sides and easy, tool-free setup and removal. Finally, the aerodynamic shape that tapers at the rear does a great job at minimizing road noise and the impact on gas mileage, which is a common concern for many first-time buyers. All in all, it’s a rugged and reliable hauler at a good value, and the 20% discount only adds to the widespread appeal.
See the Yakima SkyBox 16 Carbonite

 

GCI Outdoor Freestyle Rocker Chair: 50% off

GCI Outdoor Freestyle Rocker ChairCamping gear has gotten really fun of late, and GCI Outdoor’s Freestyle Rocker is a shining example. As its name suggests, the Freestyle Rocker’s calling card is its rocking functionality, which GCI achieves with a spring-action “tube” at the back that allows the metal frame to move up and down as you push off the ground. All of the components have a high-quality and confidence-inspiring feel, and there’s just enough play in the system for smooth movement without impacting stability. And when you’re ready to pack up, the Freestyle Rocker folds down in one quick motion with its attached carrying handle—no need to stuff it into a tote on the way out. All told, it’s a fun way to spend an afternoon at camp and a remarkable value at just $38 during the sale period (note: The Freestyle Rocker is listed as 6% off at the time of publishing, but adding it to your cart will show the full 50% discount). If you’re looking for a more traditional design, YETI’s top-end Trailhead and REI’s Outward Low Lawn Chair are also 50% off.
See the GCI Outdoor Freestyle Rocker

 

REI Co-op Men’s First Chair GTX and Women’s First Chair GTX Jacket: 30% off

REI Co-op First Chair GTX JacketThe North Face’s ThermoBall Eco Snow Triclimate above is a great option for those who want a waterproof shell and insulating midlayer in one, but many skiers prefer the versatility of separating their jackets and midlayers. For resort skiers looking for a more breathable and streamlined option, REI’s First Chair GTX stands out as one of the most affordable Gore-Tex-equipped designs on the market. For $299 full MSRP and just $210 during the sale, the First Chair offers reliable protection in harsh weather, a soft-touch interior, and valuable features like a powder skirt, pit zips, and seven well-distributed pockets. To complete your kit, the First Chair GTX Bib Snow Pants are also 30% off through Nov. 21. And for those who run cold, REI’s Powderbound Insulated Jacket uses in-house waterproofing rather than Gore-Tex but adds a healthy dose of synthetic insulation (80g around the core and 60g in the sleeves) for just $140 during the sale.
See the Men’s REI First Chair GTX  See the Women’s REI First Chair GTX

 

Osprey Men's Aether 65 and Women’s Ariel 65: 25% off

Osprey Aether 65 PackOsprey has earned a reputation for comfort over the years, and their Aether 65 and women’s Ariel 65 packs carry the torch. Purpose-built for heavy hauling, these packs boast firm but supportive padding, robust fabrics, and good organization with a J-shaped zipper along the front for accessing the main compartment and hipbelt pockets that are large enough to swallow a plus-sized smartphone. Adjustability is another highlight, including a well-executed rip-and-stick Velcro design that allows you to move the shoulder strap and hipbelt padding to where it’s most supportive and comfortable. Minimalist backpackers and ounce counters should look elsewhere (these are decidedly heavy and feature-rich packs), but those shuttling serious weight will appreciate the heavy-hauling capabilities and long-distance comfort.
See the Men's Osprey Aether 65  See the Women’s Osprey Ariel 65

 

Smartwool Men’s Classic Thermal and Women’s Classic Thermal 1/4 Zip: 25% off

Smartwool Classic Thermal Merino Quarter-Zip Base Layer TopSmartwool has been the industry leader in baselayers for years, and merino wool is the most sought-after material for the job. Made with 100% merino (many baselayers are blends or synthetics), the Classic Thermal 1/4 Zip is the whole package: It’s warm, super soft against the skin, resists moisture, and doesn’t hold stink like polyester alternatives. All in all, it’s a great baselayer for skiing and other winter sports, and even has a UPF 50+ rating for use as an outer layer in milder weather. Based on the popularity of the Smartwool Classic Thermal, it’s also offered in a standard crew top and hoody (also 25% off during the sale), but we appreciate the ability to lower the zip and regulate heat when active. And for warmer conditions, their thinner Classic All-Season Long Sleeve is a great match for spring skiing, shoulder-season hiking, and cool summer nights.
See the Men's Smartwool Classic Thermal  See the Women’s Classic Thermal

 

Kelty Journey PerfectFit Elite Child Carrier: 25% off

Kelty Journey PerfectFIT Elite Child CarrierFor hitting the trail with a little one in tow, baby carrier packs make it easy and comfortable to shuttle a child and gear. And Kelty’s Journey PerfectFIT Elite stands out as one of the most well-equipped options on the market in 2022. Also offered in base and mid-range Signature options (both of which are also 25% off through Nov. 21), the Elite model here is Kelty’s top-end design and checks most of the boxes we look for in a premium child carrier. The namesake suspension system allows you to quickly dial in fit by pulling on two straps at the backpanel, and the feature set is well sorted with multiple grab handles and pockets (including a separate compartment for dirty clothes and gear), an integrated sunshade, and a wide seat with adjustable stirrups and removable drool pad. It’s a sizable investment at $340 MSRP, but buying during the sale will save you a significant $85.
See the Kelty Journey PerfectFit Elite

 

Mountain Hardwear Men’s Bishop Pass 15 and Women’s Bishop Pass 15: 25% off

Mountain Hardwear Bishop Pass 15 Sleeping BagBackpacking sleeping bags range from light and expensive designs that use high-fill-power (800+) down to budget-friendly synthetics, but Mountain Hardwear’s Bishop Pass stands out as a quality mid-range option. The 15-degree version here offers good three-season warmth with a 26-degree ISO Comfort rating (the women’s model has a 15-degree Comfort rating), body-hugging mummy shape, soft and cozy interior, and lofty draft collar with an adjustable face gasket to seal in heat. The 650-fill down is on the lower end in terms of quality (higher fill-power down is warmer for the weight and more compressible), but the Bishop Pass is reasonably light at 2 pounds 5.4 ounces for the men’s version and a great all-around value at just $207 through Nov. 21. Mountain Hardwear also offers a cheaper 30-degree variation that’s on sale for $177, as well as 15- and 0-degree models with Gore-Tex Infinium shells for added water resistance and windproofing.
See the Men's Bishop Pass 15  See the Women’s Bishop Pass 15

 

Outdoor Research Prevail Heated Gore-Tex Mitts: 25% off

Outdoor Research Prevail Heated GORE-TEX MittensIf you struggle with persistently cold hands or simply want to maximize warmth, a heated glove or mitten can make a world of difference. Outdoor Research has been a leader in this field for years, and their Prevail Heated GTX Mitts (also available in a glove style) are a top-notch performer. Built around their ALTIHeat system, a button on the gauntlet triggers the battery-powered heating element to deliver a rush of warmth throughout your hand and fingers. You can cycle through three heat settings (low, medium, and high) depending on conditions and personal needs. And in between uses, it’s easy to replenish the OR’s lithium-ion battery with the included wall charger (extra sets are also available for $25). The Prevail Mitts and Gloves are an undeniably steep investment at $329 MSRP, but the $247 sale price makes them much more approachable. For those who don’t need the heated tech, OR’s own Carbide Sensor Mitts are another standout for just $87 during the sale.
See the OR Prevail Heated Gore-Tex Mitts

 

Fjallraven Kiruna Padded Insulated Parka: 25% off

Fjallraven Kiruna Padded Insulated ParkaSweden-based Fjallraven makes good-looking outdoor gear that toes the line between casual and performance (at least casual levels of performance), and their Kiruna Padded Insulated Parka is case in point. Like many of their more technical pieces, the jacket utilizes the brand’s signature G-1000 fabric that’s tough and highly weather-resistant. Along with 80-gram synthetic insulation in the body and 60-gram in the sleeves, the Kiruna provides cozy, winter-ready warmth even in damp conditions. And despite the warm build, the Kiruna is decently light (1 lb. 15 oz.) and streamlined with chic Scandinavian styling, low-profile pockets, and adjustment points at the hood, waist, and sleeves. All in all, it’s a refined, weather-ready winter parka with a high attention to detail. On the men’s side, the Skogso Padded Insulated Jacket uses a similar material mix, including the same G-1000 fabric with more insulation (145g in the body and 125g in the sleeves) for around $274 during the sale.
See the Fjallraven Kiruna Padded Insulated Parka

 

REI Co-op Men’s Rainier and Women’s Rainier Rain Jacket: 30% off

REI Co-op Rainier Rain Jacket REI continues to expand and improve their in-house outerwear collection, and we really like what they came up with in the Rainier. This rain shell earned our top budget pick for 2022 thanks to its good all-around protection (it uses a 2.5L construction with sealed seams), functional features like pit zips and a three-piece hood with dual adjustments, and a clean look that wears well on the trail or around town. A final advantage is the healthy selection of colorways and available sizes, which should make it easy for most to find a great fit (note: Sizing does run fairly big). For a more performance-focused option with premium Gore-Tex waterproofing, REI’s XeroDry GTX is another great value and 30% off through Nov. 21.
See the Men's REI Rainier Jacket  See the Women’s REI Rainier Jacket

 

Atlas Helium Trail Snowshoes: 20% off

Atlas Helium Trail SnowshoesWith a long platform for floatation and added traction underfoot, snowshoes open up your favorite terrain for all kinds of winter fun. Options range from recreational models for moderate trails to more powder-ready backcountry designs for tackling steeper and more challenging terrain. Atlas’ Helium Trail falls into the former category, offering well-rounded performance for most recreational users. With a healthy number of “gills” in the frame, the Helium checks in lighter than many competitors (3 lbs. 7 oz. for the 26-in. version) while offering reliable traction and even a heel lift for big ascents. Atlas also improved the bindings during a recent update with a new Wrapp Stretch design that’s flexible, easy to adjust, and does a good job locking the foot in place. If you’re looking for something a little different, all snowshoes from Atlas, Tubbs, Crescent Moon, and Yukon Charlie’s are 20% off through Nov. 21, meaning most folks should be able to find a good match.
See the Atlas Helium Trail Snowshoes

 

Black Diamond Storm 500-R Headlamp: 25% off

Black Diamond Storm 500-R HeadlampBlack Diamond offers a headlamp for nearly every type of activity and budget, from the affordable and basic Astro 300 to the powerful and mountain-ready Icon 700. The Storm 500-R here sits at the upper end of the lineup, offering great brightness and battery life in a relatively light and streamlined package. At max output, the 500-lumen beam stretches almost 400 feet for excellent visibility on dark trails, and the top button makes it quick and easy to adjust brightness and switch between modes (settings include multiple proximity and distance modes, dimming and strobe functions, and red, green, and blue night vision). Black Diamond also tacked on a powerful 2400 mAh lithium-ion battery in the latest update, which lasts up to 350 hours on low (7 hours on high) and is easy to recharge via the micro-USB port at the side. Note: All BD lighting is 25% off during the Gear Up Get Out sale, including their popular Moji camping lantern collection that we love.
See the Black Diamond Storm 500-R

 

Bogs Men’s Classic High and Women’s Classic Tall Boots: 25% off

Bogs Classic High Rain BootsDanner’s Trail 2650 above is one of our favorite hiking boots this season, but for getting out in the heart of winter, we turn to insulated designs. Bogs is a longtime leader in the insulated boot market, and their Classic High and women’s Classic Tall take the signature look of a rain boot and add a healthy dollop of warmth and protection for cold-weather use. The thick 7-millimeter neoprene construction is both well insulated and waterproof, and the stretchy inner bootie offers additional isolation from the elements. The Bogs’ low profile also makes them well suited for daily wear—as does the flexible neoprene upper material—and it’s a classic choice everywhere from coastal cities to frigid rural areas in the Midwest (the rain boot-like aesthetic isn’t out of place in the shoulder seasons, either). The heavy build and lack of fit customization are clear downsides for hiking, but it’s a durable and trustworthy choice for muddy commutes and working outdoors in the winter.
See the Men's Bogs Classic High  See the Women’s Bogs Classic Tall

 

Kahtoola MICROspikes: 20% off

Kahtoola MICROspikes traction deviceWinter traction devices—also known as microspikes, ice cleats, and snow grips (among other designations)—stretch across the sole of your shoe or boot and are designed to provide added grip on slick winter surfaces like ice or snow. Designs range from budget-friendly models for around-town use to aggressive options for hiking over steep and icy terrain, with Kahtoola’s MICROspikes hitting a real sweet spot for avid winter hikers. The 12 stainless steel spikes are moderately deep, burly enough to withstand regular use and abuse, and offer standout traction on steep and icy terrain. And despite a fairly middling weight of just under 12 ounces per pair, the MICROspikes pack away quite small and easily disappear into a daypack. The crampon-like build is overkill for daily wear (Kahtoola’s own EXOspikes are less aggressive and also 20% off), but the MICROspikes are hard to beat for frequent trail use.
See the Kahtoola MICROspikes

 

Garmin inReach Mini 2: $50 off

Garmin inReach Mini 2For reliably staying in touch on far-off adventures in the mountains or across the world, we turn to satellite messenger devices, with Garmin’s inReach Mini 2 leading the pack. Don’t be fooled by the diminutive size: This device packs a serious punch with texting capabilities, weather forecasting, navigation and tracking functionality, an impressively long battery life (up to 14 days), and a last-resort SOS feature to coordinate a rescue in the event of an emergency. We bring along our inReach pretty much any time we’re going to be out of cell service—whether we’re going on a multi-day backpacking expedition or car camping in a national forest. These devices don’t come cheap and require an active subscription for use, but it’s hard to put a price on having a dependable safety net.
See the Garmin inReach Mini 2


Additional Gear Up Get Out Sale Highlights

There are a surprising number of excellent deals at this year’s REI Gear Up Get Out Sale, and the products and deals mentioned above are just a small snapshot. Several other notable discounts are worth having on your radar, and below we highlight some of the additional standout savings on clothing, hiking footwear, winter gear, backpacking accessories, and more. Note: The $100 bonus card for Dometic’s CFX3 electric coolers requires a lifetime membership to the co-op, which currently costs $30.

  • 50% off all Nalgene water bottles
  • 50% off all REI Co-op Flash hiking boots
  • 50% off all Exped DeepSleep sleeping mats
  • 30% off all REI Co-op clothing, Big Haul duffels, and gear (excluding bikes)
  • 30% off Kari Traa baselayers
  • 25% off all REI Co-op soft-sided coolers
  • 25% off all LEKI trekking poles
  • 25% off all Outdoor Research hats, gloves, gaiters, and Foray/Aspire II jackets
  • 25% off all MSR liquid fuel stoves and accessories
  • 25% off all Camp USA and Edelrid climbing gear
  • 25% off all Columbia snow outerwear
  • 25% off all Smartwool socks
  • 25% off all Icebreaker apparel and accessories
  • 20% off all Yakima and Thule car racks, roof boxes, and accessories
  • $100 off Garmin fenix 7 and Epix GPS watches; $50 off Instinct 2 watches
  • $100 bonus card with purchase of Dometic CFX3 electric cooler (members only)


Other Details on the REI Co-op Gear Up Get Out Sale

There are a few ways to buy during REI’s Gear Up Get Out Sale. If you live near a brick-and-mortar REI, you can shop in store. This is a great way to try on gear and clothing in person and make sure you’re getting the right fit. If an item is not in stock at your store, a sales representative can place the order for you online—you’ll have the option of picking it up in store or having it shipped to your home address. Alternatively, you can go online and make your purchases either on REI.com or through the REI Outlet (remember, members get one 20%-off coupon to use online at the Outlet and another for a full-priced item). Shipping is free on orders over $50 (members get free shipping regardless of the total), and you also have the option of sending your order to your local store for free pickup. Regardless of how you choose to shop, all items are covered by REI’s 100% Satisfaction Guarantee and can be returned either by mail or in store within one year of purchase for members (non-members have a 90-day return window).
Shop the 2022 REI Co-op Gear Up Gear Out Sale

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