REI Anniversary Sale: 29 Best Summer Outdoor Deals for 2019


Still waffling on that new pair of climbing shoes? REI’s Anniversary Sale is continuing through May 27, so you still have time to take advantage of its great prices on outdoor gear. Whether you’ve been eyeing a big-ticket item like a paddleboard, need another knife, or want to replace a popped sleeping pad, it’s the best time of year to pick up outdoor equipment at a huge discount. Members can also get 20 percent off one full-price item through May 27 with the code ANNV19.

We don’t highlight individual store sales all that often, but we really like REI. Recreational Equipment Inc. was founded in 1938 and is one of the biggest customer cooperatives in the country. For many outdoor enthusiasts, REI is where they get their first piece of gear, along with expert advice and top-quality rental service. We also like their policies on sustainability and environmental stewardship. We’ve updated last week’s post with some of our favorite items that are still on sale.

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GoSun Sport Solar Cooker is 25 Percent Off


We saw this solar cooker at CES 2019 and it is wonderful, if perhaps a little ridiculous-looking. It uses parabolic reflectors to convert 80 percent of available sunlight into usable heat that can be used to roast, bake, steam, or pan-fry food in as little as 20 minutes. It’s versatile, durable, low-maintenance, and you don’t need to carry fuel.

Buy the GoSun Sport Solar Cooker for $187 ($63 Off)

Camping Deals

Solo Stove

Apparel and Footwear Deals


Bags and Travel Accessories Deals


  • Osprey Aether 85 AG Pack for $247 ($83 off): Osprey and Gregory have lots of men’s and women’s backpacks on sale. Osprey is known for their excellent frames and weight distribution, and this pack has an enormous capacity for the weight. It also has a heat-molded hip belt, and you can take the top off if you want to reduce weight.

  • Yakima 3-Bike Bike Rack for $199 ($50 off): This is a great time to pick up bike racks, roof boxes, or other transportation accessories if you don’t have them. Yakima’s rack has cushy, anti-sway cradles for bikes that weigh up to 35 pounds.

  • Eagle Creek Tarmac Carry-On Luggage for $217 ($38 off): Eagle Creek’s luggage might not be the most stylish, but they’re durable and come packed with features. This carry-on has padded laptop and tablet sleeves, add-a-bag straps, and oversized, treaded, heavy-duty wheels.

  • Patagonia Black Hole Duffel 45L for $89 ($30 off): This is the most useful bag I own. Backpack straps and a durable DWR finish mean that it can go with me on both work trips and two-week-long backpacking trips in Southeast Asia. It has been tossed into canoes and tied on to the backs of motorcycles. When I wipe it off, it looks as good as new.

  • Timbuk2 Classic Messenger Bag for $67 ($22 off): Timbuk2’s beloved classic messengers are also on sale. They have weatherproofing features like a waterproof thermoplastic urethane liner, lots of internal storage pockets, and a removable cross-body strap.

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