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40 Great Deals at REI's Labor Day Sale 2023

Summer is nearing an end, but that doesn’t mean the adventures have to stop. Fall is one of our team’s favorite seasons to explore in since it means cooler weather, fewer crowds, and less bugs on the trail.

On top of that, one of REI’s best sales of the year - the Labor Day Sale - is happening from August 25-September 4th and includes some of our favorite backpacking, hiking, and camping gear. In addition to deep discounts, REI members have access to some exclusive sale items, and they’ll receive an extra 20% off one outlet item with coupon code: LABORDAY23.

We scoured the sale to find the hottest deals on top ranking items from our Gear Guides. Here's what we're most stoked on in this year's sale.

Further explore the REI deals written by Dave & Annie here.


September 27, 2023

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We're Dave and Annie, the gear nerds behind Dave is a thru-hiker, Eagle Scout, and nature nut who's trekked every continent on the planet. Annie is a "retired" teacher who swapped out the classroom for wilderness adventures. We built to help share our backpacking knowledge, inspire people to get outdoors, and help conserve our wild spaces.

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