Travel News Tech & Gear Shop REI's Biggest Sale of the Year: The Anniversary Sale Snag great discounts on hiking, camping, traveling, and other outdoor gear By Amelia Arvesen Amelia Arvesen Amelia Arvesen is a writer specializing in recreation, travel, and lifestyle. TripSavvy's editorial guidelines Updated on 05/24/22 Fact checked by Nathan Allen Fact checked by Nathan Allen University of Missouri-Columbia Lindenwood University Nathan Allen is the Outdoor Gear Editor for TripSavvy. Nathan loves many outdoor activities but makes it a priority to run or bike on singletrack every day. TripSavvy's fact-checking Share Pin Email We independently research, test, review, and recommend the best products—learn more about our process. If you buy something through our links, we may earn a commission. REI's 2022 Anniversary Sale runs from May 20 to May 30, 2022. We'll update this post during that time, but some items below may no longer be available. REI Co-op is an outdoor adventurer’s playground. Whether you’re preparing for a months-long thru-hike or gearing up for a weekend of adventuring, this is the place to go—and right now, you can save up to 30 percent off during the Anniversary Sale. REI hosts a sitewide sale to celebrate and reward its millions of members. It’s the best time to snag discounts on hiking, backpacking, running, climbing, traveling, and other outdoor gear. What is the REI Anniversary Sale? It’s REI’s biggest sale of the year to celebrate its growing member base and its founding in 1938. Members and non-members can shop sales between 15 and 30 percent both in stores and online. The other annual sales happen during Labor Day, right before Thanksgiving, and in March. “One of REI’s sayings is a life spent outdoors is a life well-lived,” says Tyler Phillips, a Denver-based outdoor guide and a former employee of the REI outdoor school. “I see the Anniversary Sale as the co-op’s attempt to lower the barrier of entry so that people from diverse backgrounds can get a taste of that idea.” When is the REI Anniversary Sale 2022? This year's sale starts May 20 and runs through May 30, 2022. This sale usually happens annually around the end of spring. In 2020, the sale lasted 10 days, starting Friday, May 15, ending Monday, May 25, and in 2021, it ran between May 21 and May 31. Do You Need to Be an REI Member to Shop the Sale? You don't have to be an REI member to take advantage of the Anniversary sale deals, but you do get added discounts as a member. REI memberships are the gifts that keep on giving. We recommend getting one before the REI Anniversary Sale. Memberships cost a one-time fee of $20, but they pay themselves off over time, thanks to the numerous perks. You receive 10 percent back toward your Member Dividend with every purchase, which you can redeem every year for more gear. They also unlock members-only Garage Sales, coupons and discounts, and special pricing. A member for nearly 15 years, Phillips shops there so often that he’s now memorized his member number. During one of the Anniversary Sales, his best purchase was an REI brand two-person backpacking tent. “That tent has taken me to some incredible places like Zion, Mt. Rainier, and Ecuador. I haven’t even patched it; it’s in great condition.” What's on Sale During the REI Anniversary Sale? Last year the deals were as steep as 50 percent off select items, and this year's promises to be just as significant. Discounted categories in 2022 included apparel, bikes, hammocks, camp furniture, and tents. Here are the best sales you can still shop right now. REI Co-op Sahara Hiking Shirt TripSavvy / Nathan Allen. Buy on REI Normally $30, Off 30 percent REI's Co-op Sahara T-Shirt is one of the best hiking shirts we've tested. And since it comes in five different colors for women and seven for men, we say take advantage of the 30 percent off all REI Co-op apparel and stock up. The Sahara's polyester and spandex blend is incredibly soft and comfortable. It's excellent at wicking moisture and has a UPF 30 rating. Bonus: It looks good enough to have multiple off-trail applications. IceMule Pro Cooler Nathan Allen / TripSavvy. Buy on REI Normally $130, Now $97.50 IceMule's Pro was one of our favorite coolers we tested earlier this year. Its 1,000-denier outer shell paired with superior insulation created a rugged and practical backpack cooler that'll keep your items cool and can be tossed around with little concern of damage. The 23-liter version can hold up to 18 cans with ice. It floats, is waterproof, and can compress, making it an ideal river and road-tripping cooler. The 12 Best Backpack Coolers of 2022 Nemo Aurora Highrise 6P Tent REI photo. Buy on REI Normally $500, Now $375 Nemo's Aurora series is a classic and solid car camping line of tents. We tested the two-person version thoroughly last year and recommend the six-person version for family camping. Steep walls help maximize the tent's volume, and some extra durable polyester make this two-season tent solid enough to hold up well against the normal wear and tears of family camping. The upshot: We don't think you'll find a better quality family tent for this sale price. Tested: The 8 Best Family Camping Tents of 2022 Eureka Ignite 2-Burner Camp Stove REI photo. Buy on REI Normally $115, Now $86 Eureka's Ignite 2-Burner Camp Stove is a classic car camping stove. The two burners can be controlled separately, and three-sided wind blocks help keep the flame and heat high. It was one of our favorite camp stoves tested. Sea to Summit X-Brew Coffee Dripper TripSavvy / Nick Kova. Buy on REI Normally $20, Now $15 During our recent camp coffee maker lab test, Sea to Summit's X-Brew Coffee Dripper earned top marks. Our testers loved everything about the X-Brew, from its collapsible and compact build to its durability to its coffee quality. Do yourself a favor and buy a couple of X-Brews for your next campout. The 12 Best Camping Coffee Makers of 2022, Tested by TripSavvy Gregory Quadro Pro Hardcase Roller Courtesy of Backcountry Buy on REI Normally $230, Now $172 Many know Gregory makes excellent backpacking backpacks. But it also makes solid luggage. And the Quadro Pro Hardcase carry-on suitcase is one of our favorites. It's got 90 liters of capacity and a rugged polycarbonate and polyester outer and lining. The Best Carry-On Luggage of 2022, Tested and Reviewed REI Co-op Roadtripper 60 Duffel REI photo. Buy on REI Normally $55, Now $33 A duffel for less than $50? We're down. Seriously, if you're looking for a duffel for road tripping, camping, or flying, we can't think of a better one for the price. Bonus: It's a planet-friendly product made with rugged 600-denier recycled polyester and is bluesign certified. Tested: The 9 Best Duffel Bags of 2022 REI Co-op Cycles DRT 1.1 Bike REI photo. Buy on REI Normally $599, Now $509 This is your beginner hardtail mountain bike. For anyone interested in the sport of mountain biking—or just looking to get a solid bike with off-road capability for a low cost, this is a reliable option. The DRT 1.1 comes with the baseline features like hydraulic disc brakes, 21 gears on a 3 x 7 drivetrain, 27.5-inch wheels, and 100-millimeters of travel. Bonus: Any REI Co-op bike can be serviced at any REI across the country. Black Diamond Wiz Kids Headlamp TripSavvy / Lauren Breedlove. Buy on REI Normally $30, Now $22 Black Diamond's Wiz headlamp was our favorite for kids while testing headlamps earlier this year. The kids-focused headlamp has a light output of 30 lumens and beam distance of 20 meters. It's got a run time of about 120 hours. Plus, it has some cool kids-focused colorways. All Black Diamond lighting is 25 percent off during the sale and can be found here. Topo Athletic Trailventure Hiking Boots TripSavvy / Nathan Allen. Buy on REI Normally $160, Now $104 Topo Athletic is a Boston-based running shoe brand with a couple of hiking boot lines. The flagship model is the Trailventure, and it's a solid boot, especially for anyone looking for a wider toe box. The boots come in waterproof and non-waterproof versions and take a lot of top tech from Topo Athletic's leading trail running shoes like Vibram outsoles, rock plates, and proprietary midsoles to create a smooth, comfortable, and stable hiker. Big Agnes Sidewinder SL 20 Sleeping Bag TripSavvy / Nathan Allen. Buy on REI Normally $300, Now $225 We've been testing the Big Agnes Sidewinder SL 20 for almost a year now, and there's quite a bit to love. For one, it's designed for side-sleepers. So while it's a mummy shape, it's not as restrictive as a traditional mummy and has boosted padding at typical side sleeping pressure points like the hips and feet. It also has 650-fill-power of responsibly sourced down and durable ripstop nylon. We also love that it's constructed with recycled materials. If the Sidewinder isn't for you, consider one of the other Big Agnes sleeping bags as they're all 25 percent off during the sale. MSR Windburner Stove System Courtesy of Amazon.com Buy on REI Normally $170, Now $128 If you're on the market for a new backcountry or camp stove system, consider a classic. We've used the MSR Windburner Stove System for years. Despite new products continually coming to market, we often reached for the Windburner while packing for camping and backpacking because it's just that good. The 1-liter version has an average boil time of just over four minutes, and it packs down to weigh less than a pound. If you're interested in another Windburner system or want to add or replace Windburner accessories like a coffee press or pot, all Windburner items are 25 percent off during the sale. Katadyn Gravity BeFree Water Filtration System Amazon Buy on REI Normally $75, Now $56 Katadyn's gravity systems have been a go-to for our backcountry water filtration needs for years now. They're super light, can collapse into a minimal area within your pack, and offer top-notch filtration. If you prefer other forms of backcountry water filtration, all Katadyn products are 25 percent off during the sale. We Tested 20 Inflatable Stand-Up Paddleboards and These Are the Best Exped Ultra 3R Sleeping Pad REI photo. Buy on REI Normally $150, Now $113 We've been so impressed by the Exped air mattresses and pads we've been testing. And that goes for the Ultra 3R Sleeping Pad, which has 3-inches of loft and weighs less than a pound. It's constructed with 20-denier recycled polyester and has 60 grams of bluesign-certified insulation, making it a solid pad that could be stretched into three seasons of backpacking and camping. Tested: The 9 Best Air Mattresses for Camping in 2022 Cotopaxi Fuego Down Jacket REI photo. Buy on REI Normally $275, Now $206 One of the highest-rated down jackets on REI's site is Cotopaxi's Fuego Down Jacket. The 800-fill goose-down jacket weighs less than a pound and is constructed with a 20-denier ripstop nylon shell with a durable water repellent finish. And because it's Cotopaxi, you know it comes in many bright and cheery colorways. The 10 Best Down Jackets to Keep You Warm This Winter ENO DoubleNest Hammock Courtesy of Amazon. Buy on REI Normally $75, Now $56 I mean, what is there to say? Eno's DoubleNest Hammock is a delight and, in our opinion, a necessary item for any traveler, adventurer, or city dweller. It weighs just over a pound, packs down into the ball the size of two adult fists, and is super durable. Keep it in your car. Throw it in your daypack. Or pack it in your carry-on. Bonus: Eno plants two trees for every hammock purchased. We Tested 26 Beach Chairs—These Are the Best of 2022 Hydro Flask Wide Mouth Vacuum Water Bottle Buy on REI Normally $45, Now $34 Save 25 percent off all Hydro Flask bottles. We particularly like the 32-ounce wide-mouth bottle that'll work just as well on the trail as it does at your desk. Sip in Style With the Best Insulated Tumblers Rumpl Puffy Blanket Courtesy of Rumpl Buy on REI Normally $99, Now $75 If you haven't already experienced a Rumpl puffy blanket, it's the camping splurge you didn't realize you needed. Are camping blankets necessary? No. Are they super comfy and a lot of fun? Absolutely. Rumpl has lots of styles and patterns so peruse around to find the best for you. Garmin Forerunner 945 GPS Watch Courtesy of REI Buy on REI Normally $600, Now $400 Track every run, paddle, bike, and swim with this fully capable watch from Garmin. Monitor the altitude and atmospheric pressure, and evaluate your performance with this data-packed device. REI Co-op Trail Hut 2 Tent REI photo. Buy on REI Normally $199, Now $139 The top-rated Trail Hut 2 is one of REI Co-op's two-person backpacking tents. The Trail Hut 2 weighs about five pounds and features two large doors and vestibules for bonus gear storage, which is usually necessary with a two-person backpacking tent. The 13 Best Two-Person Tents, Tested by Experts Looking for more sales? We've pulled together all our top deals stories below: The Best Travel Memorial Day Deals The Best Luggage Deals Was this page helpful? Thanks for letting us know! Share Pin Email Tell us why! 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