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My Favorite Gear from the REI Memorial Day Sale 2021

Camping & hiking season is here and so are the sales! REI has its annual sale from May 21-31 and I’ve put together a guide of some of my favorite gear that’s on sale now. I’ve been hiking/ backpacking/ camping for 6-7 years and only recommend the gear I personally use and love!

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  • 25% off Exped Megamat 10 sleeping pad – for the luxury campers, it feels like you’re literally sleeping on a mattress at home. It’s excessive for the ultralight hiker, but if you’re a car camper that values comfort first… this is for you!!
  • Overnight Backpacking Pack: this was the very first one I started with and I still love it – it’s very comfortable and breathable on the back. If you don’t opt for the ultralight backpacking route, this is the pack I’d recommend!
  • Water Reservoir/ Bladder – these are convenient sometimes and I’m not a fan of the common Camelbak ones, I like these much better by Osprey for the ease of opening/ closing
  • Water bottle: Nalgene – I used to be very anti-Nalgene on hikes and would only use them at home, work, or during my road trips… but I have a newfound appreciation for these in colder camping seasons. 50% off all Nalgenes!
  • Satellite/ SOS: Garmin inReach Mini – $50 off!!! Get this if you hike/ backcountry camp often and don’t have one!! Too many accidents happen and this little thing can save your life.
  • GPS Watch – I have the Fenix 5s Pro but linking the updated model which has some cooler features such as measuring altitude acclimation and some has solar charging capabilities

Looking for gear that’s not part of the sale? No surprise there.

I have a lot of favorite gear that is NOT on sale or may not even be sold at REI, but REI members get 20% off a full-price item and an extra 20% off an outlet item (with code ANNIV21) so here are some other gear I’d highly recommend, as well as some of my gear guides so you can shop my general pack list 🙂

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