To state the obvious, hiking, camping, and simply being out in nature has a slew of health benefits, including decreasing stress and combatting brain fog. And this winter, REI—the retailer for all outdoor apparel, gear, and footwear—wants to help you get outdoors more often with its Gear Up and Get Out sale—one of its biggest events of the year, ahead of Black Friday.
From now until November 21, you can save up to 40 percent off on clothing, warm accessories, dreamy footwear, and camping and hiking gear. After combing through the deals, we've found some noteworthy sales, including 40 percent off on shock-absorbing hiking boots, 25 percent off on an adorable teddy vest, discounts on editor- and podiatrist-favorite Hokas (a couple of 'em, in fact!), and so much more.
Since there are literally thousands of deals, we scoured the online aisles to bring you the very best ones. From trekking poles to cushioned running socks, these are the best deals from the sale that'll be sure to spur your sense of adventure. You can also shop the rest of the sale here.
Check out the rest of our favorite Black Friday sales here for deals in beauty, kitchen, fitness, home, style, and more.
The best of REI's Gear Up and Get Out sale
Originally $145, now $87
Take your hikes to new heights with Merrell Moab 2. Constructed out of performance suede, a cushioned heel, and a rigid sole, the Moab 2s are comfortable, absorb shock, and enhance stability no matter the terrain.
Sizes available: 5-10 (including wide fits)
Originally $99, now $74
When wintry weather strikes, all we want to do is snuggle up in a fleece blanket, but with Patagonia’s Los Gatos fleece vest, you can take the comfort with you. This one is constructed out of plush polyester and has a repellent layer to shed water and stains. Plus, it’s just plain adorbs.
Sizes available: XS-L
Originally $220, now $165
REI’s sale doesn’t just have ready-to-wear pieces—It’s filled with a myriad of hiking gear, and we’ve got our eyes set on these Leki Trekking Poles. The back grips are rubberized for maximum grip during downhill descents and extended foam grips for climbs. Not only is it easy to assemble, you can release pole tension with a click of a button (how neat).
Originally $200, now $140
With winter incoming, you’ll want to grab your layers, stat. REI’s Norseland Insulated Parka is lightweight, insulated with 650-fill duck down, and is water-repellent, making it an ideal coat for rain, snow, or storms.
Sizes available: XS-XL
Originally $21, now $16
Put in the miles with Smartwool’s Performance Run Cushion socks. Made of a blend of merino wool, nylon, and recycled nylon, these socks keep your feet dry and toasty no matter how sweaty the run. The seamless construction reduces friction on your feet, so you can keep blisters away for good.
Sizes available: S-L
Originally $130, now $105
The Hoka Mach 4s are a customer favorite. The shoe features a soft and bouncy foam top and an extended heel to absorb impact every time you hit the pavement, making it a great choice for joint health (podiatrists love Hoka for this reason). Click here for women’s sizes and colors.
Originally $160, now $125
Hoka’s Clifton Edge has a cloud-like cushion that absorbs shock on impact and a lightweight upper for smooth jogs, sprints, or hikes. Click here for women’s sizes and colors.
Sizes available: 8-14 (running low)
Originally $100, now $75
These Chelsea boots are 100 percent waterproof, which means that your feet will stay nice and dry when it pours. Infused with Durafresh, a natural probiotic, these boots keep funky odors at bay. Bonus: The slip-resistant outers prevent you from sliding.
Sizes available: 6-11
Originally $110, now $83
Cotopaxi is the go-to place for all things colorful outdoor gear, and this full-zip fleece is hard to pass on. Featuring three panels of fun colors and made of repurposed micro-fleece polyester, this fleece balances warmth and style.
Sizes available: XS-XXL
Originally $120, now $90
These snow pants perform in cold weather. Constructed out of waterproof and breathable nylon, the Bugaboo pants trap heat and seal out water and snow, so you can enjoy wintry days. Plus, it features two pockets for essentials.
Sizing available: XS-XL
Originally $229, now $161
Save 30 percent off on REI’s Traverse 60 Pack. It features a padded harness and hip belt for ultimate comfort, side pockets for storing awkward-sized essentials, and trekking pole storage, making it ideal for all kinds of activities, including camping, hiking, or back-packing across Europe.
Originally $180, now $140
Featuring carbon fiber plates, the Carbon X 2s were specifically designed for road running and endurance races. This pair is responsive to your foot’s movement and propels you quickly into your next step (your personal best is in sight).
Sizes available: 5-11
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