Your Guide to the 2024 REI Co-Op Anniversary Sale

Posted by
Keith Langston
May 17, 2024

exploring the Colorado mountains
Our managing editor exploring some fall color trails with her pup — and some of her favorite gear.

It’s that time of year again when REI slashes prices on goods, gadgets, clothing, and more in their annual Anniversary Sale.

The REI Anniversary Sale is here! From now until May 27, tons of full-price and discount items are on mega sale. Sure, you can spend a lot of time perusing their entire site (And let’s be real: you probably will). But if you want the highlight reel and our recs on what to snag, here’s the insider scoop.

There are tons of ENTIRE CATEGORIES with slashed prices. For example, here are some of the biggest: 

We also spent a lot of time looking through all of the individual items. If you’re looking for particular items that have been vetted by our team, keep reading. These are our favorite picks from from the 2024 REI Anniversary Sale. 

Altra Hiking Shoes

Altra hiking boots
Altra Lone Peak Hiking boots are zero drop, which may not work for everyone — but we love the roomy toe box.

Altra is known for their zero-drop shoes, and the Lone Peak trail runner is arguably their most popular (and THE most common shoe found on thru hikers tackling the PCT). If you want a high-cut version of this perennial classic, grab it now because Altra shoes are on mega sale.

Dometic CFX3 35 Powered Cooler

Dometic CFX3 cooler
The Dometic CFX3 has changed the car camping game for us. We plug it into our car while driving to our destination and then use the (sold separately) battery to keep everything chilled to perfection at camp.

Keep your meats and veggies fresh during your travels with Dometic’s powered cooler. The 36-liter cooler can both refrigerate and freeze when connected to an external power source, keeping your food fresher longer — and no ice to mess with. With an easy-to-use display panel, the cooler is user-friendly and great for anyone who doesn’t want to spend their trip eating dehydrated camp meals. Bonus: You’re the hit of the campsite when you bust out ice cream sundaes.


REI DRT 1.1 Mountain Bike

REI mountain bike
REI DRT 1.1 bike is a great beginner-friendly option that doesn’t break the bank but will get you where you need to go.

Bikes…are not cheap, and it seems like within the last decade they’ve gotten even more expensive. So if you’re able to find one on sale, you gotta’ jump at the opportunity. Plus, buying a bike from REI gives you tons of benefits, like access to in-store experts around the country, one-year free adjustments, in-store assembly, and 20% off all bike shop services. REI’s DRT1.1 Mountain Bike is a top pick for beginners wanting to dabble on some dirt trails without the pressure of dropping a hunk of cash.


REI Camp Prep Table

Sturdy, foldable, and complete with its own carrying bag, the REI Camp Prep Table is great for camping and RVing trips, but it’s also excellent for backyard barbecues and parties. The tabletop is also heat resistant so you won’t char the living daylights out of it when you put a hot pot on top. 

Added bonus: it’s tailgate height. If you like to push your table up against your truck for a expanded counter space, this will make you quite happy.


Men and Women’s Oboz Footwear 

Oboz Sypes
The Oboz Sypes use Bloom in the insole, an algae-based material that is much better for the planet than the usual synthetic-based foams.

REI’s sale also includes tons of Oboz footwear for both men and women. From lightweight hiking shoes to insulated, waterproof boots, the sale includes tons of Oboz styles. My current hiking shoes, the Oboz Sypes (pictured above) are also included in the sale. I’ve loved these because they blend a hiking shoe with a hiking boot, making them a great three-season hiking shoe that’s lightweight but sturdy. 


Cotopaxi Clothing (We especially love the Cotopaxi Fuego Down Jacket)

The sale is also knocking 25% off on all Cotopaxi clothing. One of our favorites is their Fuego Down Jacket. This lightweight hooded down jacket has a water-repellent finish and is stuffed with water-resistant goose down, ensuring you stay warm even in damp weather. Other popular favorites include Cotopaxi’s UPF 50+ Subo pants for men and their comfy fleece joggers for women


REI Flexlite Air Chair

REI’s famous Flexlite Air Chair is on sale. Weighing just one pound, the chair is perfect for any backpacker who needs to seriously count every ounce they’re carrying. But thanks to its carrying pouch and easy set-up, this lightweight wonder is also great for anyone watching their kid’s soccer game or entertaining friends around the backyard fire pit. Want a little more luxury? The Camp Dreamer Chair comes with a headrest and side pockets, perfect for holding a water bottle. 


Socks and Underwear

A collection of hiking socks
Raise your hand if you have too many socks….but always need more?

We all need socks and underwear anyways, right? So why not get them when they’re on sale? The Anniversary Sale is having great markdowns on tons of socks, including brands like Icebreaker, Smartwool, and REI’s own Co-Op brand. There’s also great deals on underwear too, like Arc’teryx boxer briefs for men and REI Co-Op thongs for women


Black Diamond Trekking Poles

Black Diamond is known for making some of the best trekking poles, so you better snag a pair when they’re on sale. Our writer Patrice La Vigne personally loved their carbon cork trekking poles, saying, “This pole continues to exude diversity for four-season conditions.” But tons of other styles are on sale as well.


REI Drinkware

REI is marking down a lot of its branded drinkware, so if you need to stock up for the campers, kitchen, or office, now’s the time. REI’s branded Nalgene water bottles are BPA and BPS-free, and are made using recycled resin. Their collection of graphic camp mugs is also on sale. REI’s camp mugs are all vacuum-insulated, keeping your drink hot (or cold) for hours. The stainless steel mugs come complete with a BPA-free lid, so these cups are ready for the journey ahead. 


REI Saraha Shade Hoodie

Sahara Shade Hoodie
The Sahara Shade Hoodie is heavier than other sun shirts but much more affordable — especially on sale.

It seems like every year we learn more about how much damage prolonged sun exposure does to our skin. So it’s more important than ever to protect yourself in the outdoors. REI’s Sahara Shade Hoodie is a bestseller and customer favorite (our editorial team wear it often!) thanks to its UPF 50+ protection. On top of that, they’re super soft, super stretchy, and made with Bluesign-approved fabrics. The hoodie comes in both Men’s and Women’s styles. 


HEST Dually Mattress

Some people love camping…but they don’t like sleeping on the ground. And what’s wrong with bringing the comfort of home along for the journey? After all, a long day of exploring the outdoors should be rewarded with a great night’s sleep. The Dually Mattress folds in half, weighs about 25 pounds, and comes with two handles for easy carrying. Sure, it’s pricier than other sleeping pads but we also use it for our guest bed whenever we have visitors at home. Three cheers for double use!

Men’s and Women’s Salomon Footwear 

Hiking boots, hiking shoes, trail running shoes, and more – The Anniversary Sale is taking 25% off selected Salomon styles for both men and women. If you want to check out a new pair of trail running shoes, Salomon is a trusted brand that’s been around for almost 80 years. 

NEMO Riff Sleeping Bag

NEMO riff sleeping bag
NEMO riff sleeping bag

Stay comfy even in cold weather with the NEMO Riff Sleeping Bag. The three-season bag keeps you warm, even if the temps dip below freezing, and its unique spoon-shape design gives you room to move, so you never feel constricted. Plus, this is one of the only fully-circular sleeping bags on the market. When you’re done with it at its end of life, scan the small QR code printed inside the sleeping bag. That will get you the instructions to ship it back to NEMO where they will completely recycle it into a new sleeping bag — and you’ll get a gift card for your troubles.

NEMO has Men’s and Women’s varieties of the bag.


Thule Car Accessories 

From road trips to car camping and more, sometimes you just need a little more space to bring along your gear. Luckily selected Thule roof boxes and cargo baskets are on sale, as well as lots of accessories for you car.  

If you’re a biker, here’s a tip: we love the Thule T2 Pro XTR hitch rack to lug our bikes around town. It’s usually on the affordable side but it’s a screaming deal right now.


RE/SUPPLY Deals for Co-Op Members

Want even more great deals? REI Co-Op members can also get an exclusive 20% off an entire order at REI Re/Supply using the code USEDANV24 until May 27. Co-Op members can also get 20% off selected REI Adventures. 

Re/Supply is REI’s used gear catalog, so it’s all products that have been returned or traded in by other co-op members. It is all hand selected and inspected before going back on sale, so you don’t have to sweat any issues. Plus, buying used gear is one of THE best ways to keep outdoor gear out of the landfill — so you’re doing Mother Nature a huge favor.

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