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22 Things Reviewers Love At REI That — Lucky For You — Are Now On Sale

Gear, shoes, and comfortable clothing for indoors and out.

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A Patagonia Better Sweater that’s a certified winner for adventures and running errands alike. Knit wool exterior + fleece lining = best of both worlds.


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Promising review: “Important to understand that I am the guy who does way too much analysis before I buy gear over $100. In the case of the Better Sweater, I deliberated for a good six months before splurging and I am down right giddy. Function and fit are perfect for getting out in it when there is a chill in the air or a layer is needed for colder conditions. Style easily transitions to the business casual setting of my office as well and it has become my go-to for travel. Quality is solid, Comfort is like butter, and while I feel a little like Mr. Rogers when I put it on, I’m good with that! Very happy with my purchase and zero second guessing on my decision.” —JoeMack

Price: $97.29 (originally $139, available in sizes S–XXL and 11 colors)

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A basic T-shirt made of moisture-wicking fabric so you can stay dry during workouts both indoors and out.


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Promising review: “I have three of these shirts, and absolutely love them for work/casual wear layered under button-downs or sweaters, and also for working out/hiking. They are so comfortable, wash well, and most importantly, are very flattering for curvy shapes/larger bust sizes. The material is soft, and the colors are neutral so they go with everything! Highly recommend.” —pnwrocks

Price: $18.69 (originally $24.95, available in sizes XS–XL and 2X–3X and seven colors)

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A North Face Borealis pack perfect for day hikes or just everyday life. A multitasker if I’ve ever seen one.


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This backpack also has a laptop sleeve!

Promising review: “This pack is super. Lightweight yet lots of room and pockets. Perfect. Very happy with purchase.” —James

Price: $66.69 (originally $89, available in four colors)

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A moisture-wicking bralette to keep you as comfy as possible whether you’re on the trail or lounging around the house.


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Promising review: “This thing feels so great that I forgot I was wearing it. I wore this bralette while hiking. It did a very nice job of absorbing my sweat and didn’t feel wet/cold afterward like some of my other sports bras do. I was wearing a backpack the entire time and never felt any discomfort from the straps or the adjusters. Would definitely buy this in other colors. Only thing left to test is how it holds up in the wash.” —lilsys3

Price: $26.19 (originally $34.95, available in sizes XS–XL and six colors)

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A pair of Keen sandals for giving your tootsies some air. Your little piggies deserve some breathing room *and* protection, and these sandals deliver.


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Promising review:This is literally my favorite shoe of all time. I choose this sandal over any of the other popular Chacos because it covers my toes, so I can wear this while bicycling. I have been wearing this shoe literally every day there isn’t snow on the ground for the last two years. They are starting to wear out on the bottom, and I’ve had to replace the laces, but other than that these shoes are SO durable. I biked across America in these, have hiked up and down mountains, and the Appalachian trail in them, and wore them every day for two semesters abroad in Guatemala. Absolutely no regret in these shoes.” —Davidshinabarger

Price: $89.89 (originally $119.95, available in sizes 8–14)

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A Hydroflask tumbler to ensure every sip from your vat of coffee is just as hot as the last.


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Promising review: “Love this tumbler. I drink excessive amounts of tea during all hours of the day and my hydroflask allows me to do that easily. Its large size holds large capacities and keeps my liquids hot for hours. The grippy coating on the outside makes it easy to hold a full (heavy) mug without having to worry about dropping it. The lid is fairly difficult to get off, however I can feel it loosening a little with time and use without sacrificing the seal. Even when the mug tips over the hole in the lid isn’t big enough to let lots of liquid out at a time.” —gilclimbs

Price: $23.73 (originally $39.95, available in two colors)

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A Patagonia romper, because you deserve to own the most comfortable and versatile piece of clothing in the game.


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Promising review: “I got suckered into buying this from all the good reviews, planning on returning it if it wasn’t all that — BUT IT IS! In the last few days I’ve worn it to brunch, to date night, to clean the house, to run errands, to work, and to kick it around the house. Everyone’s about to be real sick of me wearing this thing, but it’s incredibly versatile. And after all that wear, I only feel I need to wash it by today! I spilled a drink on it and it wiped right off. It doesn’t smell at all even still, but I have deodorant marks on it at this point. It’s got a great little zippered pocket for keys and credit cards. The fit is super flattering as well. I plan to live, breathe, and die in this thing.” —Nicole

Price: $83.29 (originally $119, available in sizes XS–XL and three colors)


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Promising review: “Absolutely love this bag. I use it on flights as my carry on and never have issues getting it through security or into the overhead bins despite its size being slightly larger than the carry on size. Love the sturdy zippers and hook loops. I was skeptical at first about the backpack straps as I normally prefer an over the shoulder strap, but they’re quite comfortable. Cleans super easily and is great for all terrain travel.” —Erik E

Price: $97.29 (originally $139, available in nine colors)

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A cozy flannel button-up to keep you cozy and cute wherever you may roam. In my opinion, it’s always flannel season.


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Promising review: “This shirt is soft and cozy, fits true to size and is a perfect staple for winter. The flannel feels expensive and durable. I wish it came in more solids as I would buy it in more colors…I got the blue one. I’m not a fan of the plaid colors on this one but if it’s your think you won’t regret it.” —tmarie55

Price: $29.83 (originally $59.95, available in sizes XS–XL and 2X–3X, and seven colors)

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A Rumpl puffer blanket for snuggling up and getting warm just about anywhere. It folds up small and even comes with a handy bag so it’s easy to bring along.


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The blanket is machine-washable and repels water, dirt, and debris, so feel free to spread it out on the ground!

Promising review: “I have had this blanket now for about nine months and it has gotten me through the dark cold months of winter. The material is high quality ripstop and is also very soft. I have not really had a big issue with down coming out of the seams, there have only been a couple here and there. The warmth factor cannot be denied — it is highly insulative but is also a very light blanket. However, I’ve not tried out in really cold temperatures. But for anything above 40 degrees Fahrenheit this should suffice just fine. It really is a high quality blanket. I was apprehensive paying that much for it but after nine months of use I see that I got what I paid for.” —marcusb

Price: $118.93 (originally $159, available in two colors)

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A pair of Salomon trail-running shoes to keep your feet feeling amazing on your runs through the woods. Oop, watch out for that root!


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Promising review: “A well-built shoe that makes hiking, walking, running/ jogging on or off trail very comfortable. My feet stay cool and dry. Also, the ease of loosing or tightening laces and hiding the ends while on the move is a nice feature. Takes only a second or two to accomplish.” —Sari

Price: $64.83 (originally $130, available in sizes 6–11)

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A cozy sleeping bag that’s a perfect starter bag at an amazing price. If you’re looking to dip your toe into the camping world, this mummy bag is absolutely calling your name.


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The bag is water-resistant and rated to 55 degrees.

Promising review: “I’ve used this sleeping bag extensively in the past three months, from summer camp to a backpacking trip in the Smokies. This sleeping bag was amazing! It kept me warm and comfortable on the chilly nights, but not too hot when it was warm. It also packs down small and is lightweight.” —alynn

Price: $44.93+ (originally $59.95+, available in two lengths)

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A gluten-free oat bar so you always have a delicious lil’ boost of energy at your disposal.


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Promising review: “Finding yummy gluten-free options hasn’t been easy in the world of camping/hiking, but these bars are delicious! They’re soft and have a lot of flavor. Definitely my new favorite!” —VictoriaC

Price: $2.89 (originally $3.50)

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A North Face two-person tent so you and your +1 are always prepared to sleep out under the stars whenever you hear the call of the wild.


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The tent has two doors and vestibules, as well as a rain fly.

Promising review: “This tent is AMAZING! Easy to set up, roomy enough for two people to have their boots/clothes near their feet. The best feature, by far, was having a vestibule (zippered entry/exit) on BOTH sides of the tent. I shared with a friend and we didn’t have to climb all over each other to get in and out during the night. I love this tent! Very lightweight and easy to set up and take down. I didn’t have to stake the rain fly out, just tossed it over the tent to keep warmth in.” —MrsEdwards

Price: $119.19 (originally $159)

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A Patagonia Nano Puff jacket that’s the perfect combination of warm and breathable — if anyone could nail it, it’s the geniuses at Patagonia!


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Promising review: “I have this jacket in three colors. It is my go-to jacket. I can wear a T-shirt, a sweater, or vest underneath without it being bulky or to hot. It is great for dog walking in light rain or mall walking or an early morning football game for my son. The back comes down low enough that if you bend over it does not have the peek-a-boo between your jeans and jacket. Not puffy at all and looks great with work clothes and jeans!” —Shello46

Price: $98.83+ (originally $199, available in sizes XS–XXL and nine colors)

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A khaki and maroon ENO hammock so you can literally ~hang out~ among the trees whenever you need a perfect little outdoor nap.


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I recommended getting the Atlas straps with this for easy set-up!

Promising review: “I use this product after bike rides or on any beautiful afternoon. I recently pulled it out after a hike to the top of a mountain and there was no better way to enjoy the vista. While bicycling across the country last year, I would pull this out every chance I got. I even slept in it ten of the 65 nights. It is spacious for two, but I probably wouldn’t sleep all night with someone else in it. The fabric dries quickly and folds up small.” —Jason rides a bicycle

Price: $41.89 (originally $69.95)

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An inflatable camp pillow so when you lay your head down to rest after a long day in the woods, your cheek isn’t mushed against the ground. Worth it, in my opinion.


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Promising review: “My husband and I both used these pillows on a recent backpacking trip. They worked perfectly! They are very lightweight and inflate easily. Like other reviewers, we did not inflate them all the way. I am a side sleeper and I slept great!” —Karen

Price: $27.99+ (originally $42.95+, available in three sizes and three colors)

18.

A long-line sports bra that honestly is also a cool crop top. Whether you’re taking a yoga class or looking for something to pair with high-waisted jeans, this fits the bill.


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Promising review: “I try tops like this all the time and never wear them because they aren’t as flattering as I want them to be, but let me tell you, I LOVE THIS TOP. There isn’t much support — this is more of a yoga studio top as compared to a running top, but I pair this top with the matching leggings on the regular. Stays put and doesn’t ride up. The space between most leggings and this top is about 1–1.5 inches. The perfect little peek.” —Ellen

Price: $33.69 (originally $44.95, available in sizes XS–XL and four colors)

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A handy multi-towel with a carrying case, because you never know when you’re going to need to clean up a spill, have a clean little spot to sit, or wipe one dramatic bead of sweat from your brow.


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Promising review: “I travel full-time for work, regionally and internationally. This towel is the first thing I always pack. It’s a great towel, but I use it for just about everything: spills, sweat, sun protection, creating shade, covering items in my car, meditation blanket, pillow on trains, the list goes on. It’s super easy to clean, and it dries quickly. It’s light and compact. It’s not fancy but it gets the job done in a big way. I’ve been using it for about four years and it’s still in fantastic condition. Would 100% recommend.” —birons03

Price: $14.73 (originally $19.95)

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A Yeti Rambler vacuum sealed bottle to keep ice water and other cold beverages cool as can be no matter how hot is is outside.


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The bottle won’t get condensation and is leak-proof.

Promising review: “This literally will keep drinks cool for two days. It keeps drinks hot just as long. If I had a complaint, which I don’t, it would be this, don’t fill it up with ice and only a small amount of water. The ice takes so long to melt that you’ll drink all your water and only have ice left. Fill this mostly with water and a small amount of ice. it’s the very best thermos built in my opinion. I have three of them.”—JRodriguez

Price: $36.93 (originally $50, available in four colors)

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A North Face wheeled duffel for conveniently rolling your things to and fro instead of carrying them. Who has the energy?


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Promising review: “This bag was great. Just returned from two weeks in Peru, and I dragged this bag to the Amazon and all over Peru and it held up great. It was the perfect size for airplane carry on and it is very sturdy. It was expensive but I think it is worth the money.” —dstewa

Price: $201.69 (originally $269, available in three colors)

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A long-sleeved shirt for anyone who describes their style as “woodsy business casual.” It’s lightweight fabric makes it dynamite for outdoor activity, but it’s an anytime shirt for sure.


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Promising review: “I love this shirt, it’s the right weight, wears well, washes wrinkle free mostly. It’s just awesome. It’s definitely the best thing I’ve got going that’s hanging in the closet right now.” —JayBee317

Price: $44.89+ (originally $59.95, available in sizes S–XXXL and seven colors)

Enjoy your new goodies, outdoorsy friends!


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The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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