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Best deals in the REI Labor Day sale: cheap hiking, camping, and running gear

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The REI Labor Day 2022 sale is continuing throughout the weekend until September 5, and we're rounding up all the best deals right here so you don't have to spend time browsing through the site for the biggest savings.

There are special prices for everyone, but members will get the best offers, so if you've not already joined it's well worth signing up now (opens in new tab). Membership is a one-off payment of $30, and gives you access to offers like an extra 20% off gear in the REI outlet, and up to 75% off selected camping gear for Labor Day.

The deals run until September 5, but the best offers might sell out before then, so it's a good idea to move swiftly to avoid disappointment.

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Camping deals

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REI Co-op Backpacking Bundle: $349 $243.93 at REI (opens in new tab)
Save 30% This set includes all the basics you need for backpacking, with a two-person REI Passage 2 tent, Stratus Insulated Air sleeping pad, and Trailbreak 30 sleeping bag, all for under $250.

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Marmot Tungsten 4P Tent: $399 $299.19 at REI (opens in new tab)
Save 25% This is one of the best-rated tents at REI, and sleeps four people comfortably. It has two doors so you can easily escape without climbing over someone, and is seam-taped with a full coverage fly for rain protection.

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Therm-a-Rest Vesper Down Quilt: $379.95 $284.89 at REI (opens in new tab)
Save 25% We're huge fans of this cozy, comfortable camping quilt at Advnture, and when we tested it we were particularly impressed by just how lightweight and packable it is (perfect for backpacking). It also works we;; for just about any sleeping position.

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Kelty Cosmic 20 Sleeping Bag: $209.95 $157.39 at REI (opens in new tab)
Save 25% There's a quarter off this award-winning three-season sleeping bag in REI's Labor Day sale. Its shell is soft and durable, it has an anti-snag zipper that won't jam, and its hood and draft collar will keep you snug by preventing warm air escaping.

Hiking deals

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Osprey Kyte 46 Pack: $200 $149.99 at REI (opens in new tab)
Save 25% Osprey makes some of the best hiking backpacks around, and this women's model is a great example. It features a sturdy mesh backpanel to keep you cool and comfortable, masses of pockets, space for a hydration bladder, and a rain cover.

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Komperdell Compact Trekking Poles: $129.95 $70.73 at REI (opens in new tab)
Save 45% A pair of trekking poles will make your life so much easier on steep climbs and ascents, and your knees will thank you later. These compact down small enough to fit in your pack, with an external locking system to keep them at the right length.

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Darn Tough Hiker Cushion Socks: $25 $18.69 at REI (opens in new tab)
Save 25% Darn Tough socks are made to last, so these are a great investment in the REI Labor Day sale. They're made from shrink-treated merino wool that wicks away sweat, mid-level cushioning underfoot, and hidden seams for comfort.

Running deals

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Garmin Forerunner 945: $600 $419.93 at REI (opens in new tab)
Save 30% We've seen a lot of discounts on the Forerunner 945 since the 955 launched earlier this year, but this is one of the best to date. This top-end sports watch offers excellent battery life and great GPS accuracy, and is now competitively priced too.

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Garmin Forerunner 245 Music: $350 $244.93 at REI (opens in new tab)
Save 30% The Forerunner 255 is a high-end running watch, and although it's now been superseded by the Forerunner 255, it's still a great training tool. This version has internal storage and Bluetooth connectivity so you can load it up with your favorite tunes for phone-free listening via wireless headphones.

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Nathan VaporAir 2.0 Hydration Vest: $150 $104.99 at REI (opens in new tab)
Save 30% If you're heading out for more than a few miles, a hydration vest is a game-changer, allowing you to sip without stopping so you never get dehydrated. This model from Nathan also has plenty of room for energy gels or your snack of choice.

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Hoka Carbon X 2: $180 $125.83 at REI (opens in new tab)
Save 30% With Hoka's signature Metarocker, masses of soft foam cushioning, and a stiff carbon plate, this is a seriously fun road running shoe. You'll find yourself running faster without thinking about it, and enjoying every step.

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Altra Rivera: $130 $99.73 at REI (opens in new tab)
Save 23% Altra is known for its quality barefoot-style running shoes, and the Rivera are no exception. A neutral road shoe with an engineered mesh upper and wide toebox, it's built to accomodate your natural foot shape. This is the men's version, but the women's model is also in the sale.

Cat Ellis
Editor

Cat is the editor of Advnture, She’s been a journalist for 13 years, and was fitness and wellbeing editor on TechRadar before joining the Advnture team in 2022. She’s a UK Athletics qualified run leader, and in her spare time enjoys nothing more than lacing up her shoes and hitting the roads and trails (the muddier, the better).